East Penn Press

Saturday, August 19, 2017

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOC

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Permit Coordinator Sharon Colson retires after 32 years

During the Aug. 3 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Sharon Colson was awarded a proclamation for her years of service as a permit coordinator. After 32 years of service, Colson has decided to retire. The commissioners said Colson was a valuable asset and would be missed.

“She is a treasure,” Commissioner Brian Higgins said.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Resolution for lot-line adjustment for Fields at Indian Creek tabled

At the July 20 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, a resolution was proposed for the Fields at Indian Creek to allow for 23 more units which would be built outside of Lower Macungie Township. The concern for this adjustment and additional buildings revolves around traffic concerns with Indian Creek Road having the only entrance and exit to this development.

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.