East Penn Press

Sunday, June 25, 2017

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Proclamation for Craig and Ann Bartholomew for preservation of LMT’s historical events

At the June 15 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, a proclamation was issued by the commissioners honoring Craig and Ann Bartholomew for their work in preserving the history of the township. Their work has been formulated into a book. A new museum has been formed in their name at Camp Olympic. The new museum will be called Bartholomew Center for the Preservation of Lower Macungie Township History.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in School

Emmaus High School holds commencement ceremony June 11

Emmaus High School held its graduation ceremony June 11 at Stabler Arena at Lehigh University with 654 students graduating.

The Class of 1967 was honored for graduating from Emmaus High School 50 years ago.

Principal David Piperato introduced the school board directors and Emmaus High School teachers were recognized. Class advisors and class officers were also recognized and parents were recognized for their love and support of the graduates. Members of the military were also acknowledged.

lower macungie township

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Richard Ward takes oath

Richard Ward became the newest member of Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners during the June 1 meeting.

Prior to the appointment, Ward resigned from the zoning hearing board. Ward’s appointment to replace Commissioner Ben Galiardo, who resigned from his position, made sense to the commissioners as Ward recently won the Republican Primary election for commissioner.

Ward was sworn in by the Honorable Michael J. Faulkner. He remains in office until Jan. 2, 2018 when Galiardo’s term was to expire.

L. MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Commissioner Ben Galiardo resigns

At the May 18 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Ben Galiardo submitted his resignation effective May 18. He and his wife are relocating to the South New Jersey area. With regret, the commissioners accepted his resignation.

Fire Chief David Nosal spoke of Galiardo’s 37 years of service with the fire department. “You’re a part of the reason the Lower Macungie Township Fire Department has done so well.”

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Lehigh County Authority discusses water monitoring of streams and certain wells

During the May 4 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Lehigh County Authority made a presentation about monitoring systems along the streams and also underground monitoring of certain wells. Stream monitors will be attached to area bridges; well monitors will utilize the well walls.

LMT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, April 13, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

‘Enough is enough’

During the April 6 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Brian Higgins requested a change in zoning for warehouse usage in two zoning districts. Higgins said, “Enough is enough. We have enough.” The commissioners voted unanimously to only allow warehouses in the already established area of Spring Creek Estates.

Macungie Ambulance Corps Operations Manager Christopher Greb gave a report on the ambulance corps. There were 3,689 calls in 2016 which is up by 206 from 2015.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Truck headaches continue to plague area residents

In a continuing effort to curtail truck traffic within the township, residents on Mertztown Road presented a petition with concerns on Mertztown Road over truck traffic at the March 16 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.

This petition adds to the growing list of places residents are concerned about trucks traveling in their neighborhoods. Lower Macungie Township has requested signs be installed along Willow Lane to remind trucks they do not belong on this road.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Truck headaches continue to plague area residents

In a continuing effort to curtail truck traffic within the township, residents on Mertztown Road presented a petition with concerns on Mertztown Road over truck traffic at the March 16 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting. This petition adds to the growing list of places residents are concerned about trucks traveling in their neighborhoods. Lower Macungie Township has requested signs be installed along Willow Lane to remind trucks they do not belong on this road.

LMTBOC

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Preliminary land development approved

During the March 2 board of commissioners meeting, the commissioners approved the revised application for the Ciocca Audi dealership.

The land is located at 4725 Hamilton Boulevard, behind Dunkin’ Donuts and Gold Credit Union.

There will be two levels of lighting brightness at the dealership. The lighting level will be reduced after 10 p.m. Car carriers will use Kressler Road to Hamilton Boulevard to unload new automobiles.

L. MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Planners and board hold joint meeting

The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners and the planning commission met Feb. 21 for a joint workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to open up lines of communication and openly discuss issues facing the township, particularly over development.

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission was also present with a representative who spoke about the LVPC’s role on these issues. There is a plan being developed for the southwestern Lehigh area.