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Thursday, February 27, 2020 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Uninspected vehicles in Flower Park lot discussed

During the Feb. 18, Macungie Borough Council meeting a vehicle situation was discussed.

There are two unregistered, uninspected cars sitting near Flower Park in the parking lot. It is not clear whether the cars are on the borough’s portion of the parking lot.

Macungie Borough Manager Robert Glisson is looking into this problem. Included in this is how to deal with them if they are on borough property as there does not appear to be an ordinance that deals with this situation.

Lower Macungie Township board of commissioners

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Jaindl Commercial Park discussed

During the Jan. 16 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, the proposed Jaindl Commercial Park North was discussed. A proposed office building with a restaurant was suggested. A conditional use hearing was held to discuss stamped crosswalks at intersections and across driveways. Also included was Americans with Disabilities Act access and a discussion of the architecture of the building.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Police present annual report

Editor’s Note: This is a correction version of the article in the Jan. 22 issue of The Press.

On Jan. 20 Macungie Borough Council met to discuss some borough issues and ongoing projects.

The Macungie Police Department gave council the 2019 department report.

The police department consists of four full-time officers, one 30-hour officer and several part-time officers. The department personnel represents over 100 years of combined law enforcement experience.


Thursday, January 16, 2020 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

New commissioners welcomed; elections held

Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners President Ron Beitler began the Jan. 6 meeting with a remembrance of Brent McNabb, a member of the Lower Macungie Fire Department as well as many other township responsibilities. McNabb served the township in various forms for 43 years. Ron Beitler requested 43 seconds of silence in remembrance of him.

“McNabb would run to a emergency rather than run from it,” Ron Beitler said.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Newly elected council members sworn in

During the Jan. 6 Macungie Borough Council meeting, the newly elected council members were sworn by Judge Douglas G. Reichley of Lehigh County Common Pleas Court.

Ryan Hanosek, Todd Rutledge and Angela Ashbrook took the oath of office to serve on Macungie Borough Council.

Council also nominated and elected a president, vice-president and president pro tempore. John Yerman is the new president, Roseann Schleicher will return as vice president and Todd Rutledge is the president pro tempore.

There was an executive session regarding personnel issues.


Thursday, January 2, 2020 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Township tax collector retires

During the Dec. 19, 2019 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, commissioners recognized retiring Township Tax Collector Patricia Vassilaros’ 20 years of service. Commissioners accepted her resignation and then appointed Lora Walmer to replace her.

Walmer will take over as tax collector until Dec. 31, 2021.

Renea Flexer was recognized for her years of service. She has given the township 10 years of service which presently includes her time as the assistant township manager.


Thursday, January 2, 2020 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

CKS Engineers granted contract as new township engineer

The Lower Macungie Board of Commissioners replaced the engineer at its Dec. 5, 2019 meeting. Keystone has been replaced by CKS Engineers.

President Ronald Beitler said the idea of them not working for developers was appealing.

Beitler said Keystone has served the township well for over 40 years.

Commissioner Brian Higgins voted against the change and requested additional improvements.


Friday, December 20, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

2020 budget approved with no tax increase

For the Dec. 16 Macungie Borough Council meeting, the final council meeting of the year, Vice President Roseann Schleicher prepared a goodbye to Borough Manager Chris Boehm and council members. Greg Hutchinson, Debra Cope and Chris Becker.

Schleicher praised Boehm for her 20 years of hard work and dedication “which has helped the wonderful Borough of Macungie remain so and become more.” Schleicher said Boehm’s door was always open for questions and answers. Schleicher advised Boehm to not let people know she’s not working because people will find things for her to do.