Borough Engineer Stan Wojciechowski talked about several ongoing projects at the March 16 Macungie Borough Council meeting.
The project for South Church Street Americans with Disabilities Act ramps was advertised for bids. The project must be awarded by April 15.
Phase 2 improvements for Stone Hill Meadows have been completed including storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water lines. Several roads have been paved. Phase 3 is also beginning. All lots have been rough graded with curbing and paving to be installed.
During the March 5 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, a new solicitor was chosen – David Brooman from Gordon & Rees, LLP/High Swartz, LLP. This solicitor provided the highest bid.
Commissioners said this was a difficult decision to make. Workshops were conducted and five bids received were narrowed down to three.
During the Feb. 20 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, approval was noted for six volunteers approved for the volunteer service earned income program. Those applicants are: William Henry, Donald Hoffman II, Scott Lichtenwalner, Gabriel McNabb, Scott Nigro and Nicholas Wassa.
During the March 2 Macungie Borough Council meeting, Borough Engineer Stan Wojciechowski spoke about Phase 4 of the Streetscape Improvement Plan. Phase 4 will continue with the placement of streetlights and planting of street trees from the Macungie Pub and continue to Mountain Creek. This phase is being set up for bidding.
Issues with prior work were mentioned. Sloppy brick work is among the issues. There is a list of problems the last contractor must remedy before complete payment is made.
During the Feb. 18, Macungie Borough Council meeting a vehicle situation was discussed.
There are two unregistered, uninspected cars sitting near Flower Park in the parking lot. It is not clear whether the cars are on the borough’s portion of the parking lot.
Macungie Borough Manager Robert Glisson is looking into this problem. Included in this is how to deal with them if they are on borough property as there does not appear to be an ordinance that deals with this situation.
At the Feb. 6 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, the commissioners presented a proclamation to Larry Lichtenwalner, a 50-year member of the Lower Macungie Fire Department. Lichtenwalner was issued a proclamation for his outstanding years of service.
During the Feb. 3 Macungie Borough Council meeting, ACELA Engineering presented a pollution reduction plan.
Macungie presently uses rain gardens such as the Glenwood Basin and Mountain Creek.
There is a proposal to create a rain garden around Cotton Street.
During the Jan. 16 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, the proposed Jaindl Commercial Park North was discussed. A proposed office building with a restaurant was suggested. A conditional use hearing was held to discuss stamped crosswalks at intersections and across driveways. Also included was Americans with Disabilities Act access and a discussion of the architecture of the building.
Editor’s Note: This is a correction version of the article in the Jan. 22 issue of The Press.
On Jan. 20 Macungie Borough Council met to discuss some borough issues and ongoing projects.
The Macungie Police Department gave council the 2019 department report.
The police department consists of four full-time officers, one 30-hour officer and several part-time officers. The department personnel represents over 100 years of combined law enforcement experience.
Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners President Ron Beitler began the Jan. 6 meeting with a remembrance of Brent McNabb, a member of the Lower Macungie Fire Department as well as many other township responsibilities. McNabb served the township in various forms for 43 years. Ron Beitler requested 43 seconds of silence in remembrance of him.
“McNabb would run to a emergency rather than run from it,” Ron Beitler said.