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Tuesday, March 19, 2019


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Walnut St. parking concerns discussed

At the Feb. 27 Alburtis Borough Council meeting, Mayor Kathleen Palmer reported she received a phone call from retired police officer Jay Ruff asking why parking was allowed on both sides of Walnut Street as he feared a child would run out from between parked cars and get killed.

Although it is difficult to pull out of a driveway, care should be taken, suggested Councilperson Vanessa Taggart and Police Chief Robert Palmer agreed adding parking is needed there and should not be taken away. Council decided no action should be taken.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Warehouse on Spring Creek Road approved

There will be another warehouse on Spring Creek Road – a decision made at the Feb. 13 Alburtis Borough Council meeting.

Greg David and Jared Vasquez, of Liberty Property Trust and Christopher Williams, of Barry Isett & Associates, attended to discuss the preliminary/final review of Spring Creek Properties lots 9 and 10, a proposed warehouse facility lot consolidation and land development.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Council tables decision on police consortium

Alburtis Borough Council met Jan. 30 with all members present and Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong and Emmaus Main Street Partners Manager Ashley Lorah visiting.

Lorah said she wants to have better communication about the borough’s businesses, events and happenings. She met with Borough Manager Sharon Trexler and they will be communicating with each other about events.

Restaurant week is March 3-9 in Emmaus.

Council asked Armstrong if there were any plans for the buildings to be repaired at Lock Ridge Park. He said he did not know but would check into it.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Residents seek council’s assistance

Alburtis Borough Council met Jan. 9 and held a hearing about water usage at the home of Stephen Roth in the 500 block of Thomas Street.

During the third quarter of 2018 (July, Aug. and Sept.) Roth’s water meter registered 153,000 gallons of water used, which was excessively higher than the usual amount. When excessive use registers on a meter, it is red-flagged and noticing Roth’s was 4,000 gallons higher than usual in two days, Borough Manager Sharon Trexler asked Gary Hartman in the maintenance department to visit the residence to investigate.


Thursday, January 3, 2019 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Budget approved; no tax increase for 2019

Alburtis Borough Council approved the final 2019 budget totaling $2,027,995 at its Dec. 26, 2018, meeting with no tax increase. The budget is balanced. The water and sewer rates will not increase.

Councilperson Stephen Kaufman remarked Alburtis was in better shape than some other boroughs who had to raise taxes.

Agreeing with Kaufman, Council President Ron DeIaco said passing this budget was a result of 30 or so years of responsible management because the board has been frugal but has always taken care of all the needs of the residents.


Friday, December 21, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

No tax increase for 2019

Alburtis Borough Council unanimously approved the 2019 budget with no tax increase for 2019, showing cash receipts totaling $2,027,995 and expenditures totaling $1,847,966.

The water and sewer rates will not be increased.

The borough budget and a list of council meeting dates, committees and other scheduled meeting dates will be posted in borough hall for public review.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

New police officer welcomed

Alburtis Borough Council Vice-President Steven Hill chaired the Nov. 14 Alburtis Borough Council meeting due to the absence of President Ron DeIaco. Also absent was Councilperson Stephen Kaufman.

Mayor Kathleen Palmer swore in new full-time police officer Broc Termini, who has been working for the borough part time since December 2017.


Thursday, November 15, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Paws applause to celebrate 10 years

The Cold Nose Lodge luxury dog center hosted a 10th anniversary party at the center, 235 West Penn Ave., Alburtis, recently.

The event featured musical performances by “The Circuit Breakers,” of Emmaus, free refreshments, an anniversary cake and a chance to spin the prize wheel.

Vendors included Canine Acres Bakery and Deli, Bechtelsville, offering homemade doggy treats for sale. SOS Beagle Rescue collected toys for puppies, small puppy collars, dog treats and monetary donations.