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Borough to distribute recycling totes

Thursday, December 8, 2016 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The Nov. 30 meeting of the Alburtis Borough Council began with the order to sell the borough’s 2010 Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser.

There were two people who bid on the car; Merideth Lemke and Jeff Briglia. Lemke bid $800 for the car, while Briglia bid $2,500. Borough Council decided unanimously to accept the highest bidder’s offer and sell Briglia the car.

Preliminary budget discussions include new police hires

Thursday, December 1, 2016 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The Nov. 21 meeting of the Macungie Borough Council began with a discussion about the borough’s insurance policy. Community member Tom Bailey of Bailey Insurance provided a proposal for Selective Insurance which would save council $5,000 compared to its current insurance.

Selective Insurance would cover property, auto, liability and umbrella insurance for the borough council.

Council discusses logos on borough sign

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The Oct. 26 meeting of the Alburtis Borough Council began with an appeal from Council President Ronald DeIaco for residents to vote not solely based on party affiliations but with their conscience during the upcoming presidential election.

William Papp, of Boy Scout Troop 86 in Alburtis, spoke at the meeting about his recently completed Eagle Scout project. For his project, Papp renovated a hockey court off Second Street in Alburtis. Papp said if he could do the project over again he would want to be more of an outgoing leader

Mosque planned for 7386 and 7368 Alburtis Road

Thursday, October 20, 2016 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission discussed multiple development projects in the township at its Oct. 11 meeting.

The first land development project discussed was on 7386 and 7368 Alburtis Road. The land consisted of two properties which would be combined to form a Mosque and house for the clergy to stay in. Nearby churches in the area offered overflow parking for special events.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Alburtis Borough Council discussed a new thermal imaging camera for the Alburtis Police Department at the Oct. 12 meeting.

Council voted to approve the purchase with two main options considered. The standard version of the camera cost $4,995, while there was an upgrade that cost an additional $1,312 for a total of $6,307. The upgrade offered an increased resolution, but council decided to purchase the standard version.

Council appoints new member

Thursday, October 6, 2016 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The first business discussed at the Sept. 28 meeting of the Alburtis Borough Council was the appointment of a new councilperson to replace Councilwoman Peg McCormack who retired and attended her last meeting Aug.31.

There were four candidates present at the meeting but only two were nominated. Council President Ronald DeIaco said all four of the candidates would be able to perform the duties of the position.

“This is the most qualified group of people I’ve seen in a long time,” DeIaco said.

Scout updates council

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The Sept. 14 Alburtis Borough Council meeting featured a presentation by William Papp, of Boy Scout Troop 86 from Alburtis, regarding his work renovating a local hockey court.

The renovation of the court, located off Second Street in Alburtis, is Papp’s Eagle Scout project. Papp said he started the project early in August. He explained he and his volunteers did not get far on the first day and had to split into groups to work more effectively. Papp and his volunteers have made a lot of progress so far in September.

Waivers for land development plan discussed

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission meeting Sept. 13 had three land development projects on the agenda, but the meeting was shortened when representatives from two of the three projects did not speak as planned.

First to speak were Tim Siegfried and Brian Spray, who were representing Signature Personal Care and Memory Care, a senior living center planned to be built in Lower Macungie Township on part of the former Lower Macungie Middle School property.

Conditional Use Application approved following hearing Aug. 31

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The Alburtis Borough Council meeting Aug. 31 primarily focused on the Conditional Use Application of Liberty Property Limited Partnership.

Council approved the Conditional Use Application and the only objection from Councilman John Aleszczyk was in regard to increased truck traffic in the surrounding area.

“I am not in favor of all the plans for the truck volume. Our roads can’t handle the traffic,” Aleszczyk said following the meeting.