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Thursday, May 25, 2017

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Seem Road property to be sold to twp.

There was a discussion of a Seem Road property at the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners Feb. 16 meeting.

The property on Seem Road, currently owned by an elderly woman, will be purchased by Lower Macungie Township. The family wants the township to purchase the property which includes a house not in good condition. It was said the property is a good purchase for the township as it will allow for connection of the walking trail in this area. The purchase price will be about $65,000 with proper survey and deed. The purchase was approved.

Residents thanked for 450 pairs of pajamas

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

At the Feb. 2 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Township Manager Bruce Fosselman shared a letter received from Children and Youth Services. The agency wrote a letter of thanks for the donation of 450 pajamas and books for children in need. The kind donations will allow 450 children cuddling time in their new, warm pajamas.

Several residents of Meadowyck Condominiums are asking the township to construct a fence along the township trail line. This is because people using the trail are littering and causing damage to the property.

Dennis Timmer honored with re-naming of Harvest Fields Trail

Thursday, January 26, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

During the Jan. 19 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, the Timmer family was given a proclamation for Dennis Timmer’s years of service in the Lower Macungie Township Parks and Recreation Board. The Harvest Field/ Hamilton Boulevard path will be renamed to the “Dennis Timmer Memorial Trail.” This is in memory and honor of Timmer’s involvement in the parks and recreation system. Timmer spent a lot of time with the Harvest Fields trail.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Shepherd Hills Golf Course saved from development

In a standing room only meeting room, the first Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting for the year was held Jan. 5 with the Shepherd Hills Golf Course being the major topic of the night.

This was one of the best attended meetings. The overflow crowd filled both meeting rooms, with many standing in the entranceway and in both rooms.