East Penn Press

Saturday, January 19, 2019

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

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.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

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.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

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.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNcil

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.

COLD NOSE LODGE LUXURY DOG CENTER

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.

COLD NOSE LODGE LUXURY DOG CENTER

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.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, November 8, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Maintenance requests reviewed

Members of the Alburtis Borough Council met Oct. 29 where Mayor Kathleen Palmer reported receiving an email from resident Lori Miller questioning the accuracy of the garbage rate of $47.09 reported in the Oct. 17 edition of The East Penn Press.

“We are still under contract. What was stated in the paper was correct,” Council President Ron DeIaco said.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Members discuss network of the future

President Ron DeIaco talked about the importance of voting at the Oct. 10 Alburtis Borough Council meeting.

In other business, DeIaco gave an update on the storm pipe installation.

“The final piece of storm pipe was laid at Walnut Street yesterday. The PennDOT [Pennsylvania Department of Transportation] inspector said it was the finest job he had ever seen,” DeIaco said. This was followed by a round of applause.