Lower Macungie Township commissioners announced at the Oct. 2 meeting the Weather Emergency Ordinance will be advertised and will cover all roads in the township.
This will mean there will be no parking on township roads when a weather emergency is declared.
A weather emergency includes snow, flooding and other events. The weather ordinance adds seven roads to the already existing snow emergency routes.
The township is working on methods of notification of snow emergencies including reverse 911. A brief discussion followed.
Mayor Kathleen Palmer spoke about House Bill No. 2011 which was introduced in the state legislature at the Sept. 24 Alburtis Borough meeting. It is a bill about limiting firearms and ammunition. She also spoke about pension reform but it was agreed with Solicitor David Knerr teachers' issues should be settled first.
Alburtis is requesting a multimodal transportation fund grant in the amount of $41,500 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The grant is to be used for curbs and sidewalks on the north side of Third Street in the borough.
James Lynch, from D'Huy Engineering, gave a presentation Sept. 18 to the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners about plans for redesigned fields at Quarry Park.
The plan calls for synthetic fields at a cost of $2.7 million, which can withstand 35 events in a month compared to the current amount of 35 per year. This will allow the township to consolidate activities which are presently scheduled away from the area.
Ordinances involving the Spring Creek Property development were approved regarding vacating a portion of Ruth Road, Ruth Lane and Smith Lane at the Sept. 4 meeting.
A resident in this area expressed concern for flooding of his property as well as plowing of snow. When there is heavy rain, he has a problem with flooding. For plowing of snow, the plows must plow uphill. The resident also expressed concern for garbage and recycling and emergency vehicles.
Lutron representatives made their annual donation Aug. 21 to Lower Macungie Township Emergency Services.
Andy Hines, director of facilities and Ron Morris, local plant manager, presented Alburtis and Lower Macungie fire departments and Macungie Ambulance Corps with checks for $1,000 each.
Township Manager Bruce Fosselman said this is the sixth year Lutron has made this contribution.
In other business, the Alburtis Crossings Industrial Park revised plan was approved by the commissioners. The site for the development is 2949 and 3041Schoeneck Road and 3100 Alburtis Road.
Tree trimming will resume by PPL on Hamilton Boulevard between Lower Macungie and Mill Creek roads. The township has been assured this trimming will not destroy the aesthetics of the "canopy."
The Sewer Planning Module Resolutions were approved for both Spring Creek Properties and Lehigh Valley South Industrial Park, lot 21, off of Schoeneck Road.
Spring Creek Properties was discussed at the July 17 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners.
Resolution 2014-20 covers the development of lots four, five, six and 15 for the Spring Creek Properties. Discussion revolved around water drainage, sewer lines and road improvements. Also berm development was discussed to shield neighboring properties from warehouse views, affecting residents on Mertztown Road and Smith Lane.
Adam Banko, of Troop 439, became an Eagle Scout May 4 at Camp Olympic.
Msgr. John Murphy was Banko's sponsor and is the pastor of St. Thomas More Church, Flexer Avenue.
Banko is one of the youngest scouts to achieve this level in Scouting. He is 14 and in the eighth grade at St. Thomas More School.
Camp Olympic was chosen for the ceremony because the site is where Banko's Eagle project was built.
Banko created a walking path in the woods to an overlook area where he placed a bench for walkers to sit and observe the Little Lehigh and the surrounding area.
There was a plan approval for preliminary land development at Trexlertown Shopping Center at the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting June 19.
The plan will allow a three store development including a restaurant and bank. There is a possibility for relocation of People First Credit Union as the bank is seeking to add a drive- through.
In a vote June 5, the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners voted to approve the Hamilton Crossings land development, tax increment financing, ordinances and resolutions
Commissioners Ron Beitler and Doug Brown voted against the actual ordinances to create and participate in the TIF.
Brown said he is "not opposed to the project, but against the TIF, as the public seems to be against the TIF. "I was elected by the people to represent the people."