East Penn Press

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EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT Donches defends proposed budget cuts; date changes approved for EHS plan

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

In a statement at the end of the East Penn Board of School Directors meeting July 8, Lynn Donches defended her proposed budget cuts from the last meeting and credited her lack of information to her fellow board members voting to deny her requests.

Donches believes she is not receiving sufficient information on expenditures to fulfill her responsibility as a board member.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT Sparks fly as board members approve final budget

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

The East Penn Board of School Directors passed their final zero-increase budget June 24 for the 2013-214 fiscal year after several hours of debate.

Superintendent Thomas Seidenberger began his presentation with thanks for the many faculty involved in the budget development, saying, "Changes are not made in isolation. It is a collaborative team process. Each person charged with developing the budget does his or her own budget based on the future, not the past."

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL Traffic study for Church and Main inconclusive

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

A traffic study done at the intersection of Church and Main streets has shown less dramatic results than expected for Macungie Borough. According to borough engineer Ryan Kern of Barry Isett & Associates, the results of the traffic study may warrant submittal to PennDOT but it is likely a traffic light would be rejected.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL Easement enforcement by Borough Authority discussed

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Macungie residents living along Village Walk Drive received a notice from the Borough Authority that the easement along their properties will now be enforced, after years of receiving permits and even reissued permits from Borough Council, says Joel Cope who stood before council with his grievance June 3.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Tax Increment Financing plan for proposed Hamilton Crossings gets green light

As of Monday May 13, the East Penn School District will participate in the much-debated Tax Increment Financing plan for the proposed Hamilton Crossings shopping center. Only moments after voting this in the board of directors approved a final proposed budget whose star feature is a zero-percent tax increase.

PRIMARY ELECTION 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Citizens of East Penn School District packed the Macungie Institute April 30 to meet the candidates for the board of school directors.

Six of the eight candidates appeared to answer questions gathered from the community by East Penn Invested Citizens and the East Penn Chamber of Commerce. Questions were drawn from a jar; the first asked the opinion of the candidates on the district's strengths, and how each would maintain and maximize those strengths.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL Safety and security of police officers may have been compromised by computer virus

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Although Macungie Borough Council cannot and does not comment on litigation developments regarding the GPS units in police vehicles, there was some discussion at the May 6 meeting on a virus that could be compromising police security.