East Penn Press

Saturday, August 24, 2019

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Planning Director Sara Pandl announces her retirement

Sara Pandl, the planning director for Lower Macungie Township, announced her retirement at the Aug. 1 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Paindl served the township for 10 years and was the first professional director for the township. This meeting was her last for the township.

President Ronald Beitler said “she filled the role well.”

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Borough manager search continues

Macungie Borough Council met Aug. 5 to discuss outstanding items and normal borough business.

An update was provided on the borough manager search. The committee is reaching out to different areas to increase the candidate possibilities.

Borough Manager Chris Boehm has requested retirement medical benefits and accumulated sick and vacation pay. Council is asking for the request to be clarified in writing.

In other business, the borough website was discussed including providing details on issues considered at council meetings. This is being reviewed by council.

Celebrating the history of Emmaus

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Residents and history buffs gathered July 27 at Emmaus Moravian Church for a Founders Day event.

The Emmaus Moravian Church has celebrated the 1747 founding of the original Moravian congregation for 272 years and included the borough of Emmaus in its celebration.

At 5:55 p.m., all in attendance could hear the church bells ringing in the bell tower at the Emmaus Moravian Church.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Proposed Jaindl office building not approved

A new land development project for Lower Macungie Township by landowner David Jaindl was presented at the July 18 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.

The project is a 4-story office and retail space located near the new Air Products headquarters under construction. This office building would house a major employer which would bring over 200 jobs to the area. It would also benefit the East Penn School District. It is not a warehouse or a retail shopping center.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, July 18, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Borough manager search begins

The borough manager job search has begun to replace current manager Chris Boehm who announced her retirement at the July 1 meeting.

An advertisement was created which is basically the job description.

There was discussion over requirements including years of experience, education, location of residency due to the need to be available and start date which includes time to be with the Boehm. Salary was discussed with comparisons made to neighboring communities.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, July 18, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Borough Manager Chris Boehm resigns

Borough Manager Chris Boehm announced her retirement during the July 1 council meeting. Her retirement date is Jan. 31, 2020 with her last day in the office Dec. 31. Boehm has been the borough manager for 20 years.

“It has been a privilege and a pleasure to serve this community,” Boehm said. She also said she leaves a dedicated and qualified staff of which she has had the pleasure and privilege to work with for over 20 years. “I couldn’t have asked for a better team,” Boehm said.

LOWER MACUNGIE township BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Final approval granted to Depot Properties

On June 20, the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners met to finalize plans for Depot Properties at 7284 Orchard Road.

This development which is 36 1/2 acres will be a 28,500 square foot truck staging facility which will include a building and fueling station as well as an access driveway, parking areas, utilities and related stormwater management which is significant since the creek runs through the property.

lower macungie township board of commissioners

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Resolution 2019-21 approved for land development and lot line adjustment for Greentree Industrial Park

During the June 6 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, a land development project in Lower Macungie Township which includes a parcel in Alburtis Borough was discussed. This project already has a standing building but additional parking was needed which is where the parcel in Alburtis is being considered.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Pedestrian bridge receives comments

During the June 17 meeting, there was additional input about the pedestrian bridge on Cotton Street. The idea of this bridge was considered for developing connectivity and walkability which is the purpose of the bridge. It has been a long-term goal.

Residents complained about the proposed construction; others suggested the bridge should be constructed for safety reasons. It is still an issue over lack of funds. A grant was received but it does not pay for the bridge in full.