During the May 5 Lower Macungie Board of Commissioners meeting, Julie McDonnell was presented with a plaque from the commissioners for 22 years of service with the parks and recreation board. The commissioners expressed their gratitude for her outstanding years of service.
A letter was read from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation regarding brake retarder usage on Route 100 at the April 21 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting. The request for brake retarder prohibition had been made before. It is now official that brake retarders are not to be used along Route 100 in Lower Macungie Township. Signs will be posted as soon as possible. Atty. Richard Somach, solicitor, will prepare an ordinance.
Emergency Management Coordinator Dale Frizzell has resigned and Barb Ferri was appointed to the position.
The Hamilton Crossings project is moving along and its progress was reported at the April 7 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners.
Target is expected to open by the end of July. The shopping center is at 96 percent occupancy. The goal was to attract leading retailers.
Eyer Middle School hosted a showcase of performances by dance teams from area studios, academies and schools recently.
At the March 17 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Mack Trucks presented redesign and renovation plans of theMacungie facility.
Mack has proposed more parking along Alburtis Road, additional loading docks and more office space. The proposed plan will make for segregated parking. There will be a parking lot for employees and one for trucks.
Lehigh Valley Planning Commission representatives made a presentation about therole and responsibilities of the commission in the community including housing, industry and transportation.
At the March 8 planning commission meeting, William Simonds presented his subdivision plan for a lot at 3612 Orchid Place. The area is zoned low-density residential but is a 100-year flood plain and has more than a 25 percent slope. The area is intended for a single family detached development with one to three homes per acre. The plan is to work with the natural land features, particularly the slope.
Phase One of the Stone Hill Meadows project was approved at the March 3 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.
This project allows for 24 single family lots off Gehman Road. The roadways will be private and there will be a walking trail which will connect with the township trail. The development will also have 70 percent open space which will be surrounding the creek running through the area.
Lower Macungie Township Library held its annual Cherries, Chocolate and Jazz event Feb. 20 at the Lower Macungie Township Library.
It was a night of soft lights, live music throughout the library, wine and a wide assortment of food delicacies provided by the Friends of the Lower Macungie Library and the library board of trustees.
Gratitude was expressed for support of the Library Board of Trustees, Friends of the Lower Macungie Library, the staff, teen volunteers and those attending.
Eagle Scout Tucker Bogac was honored at the Feb. 18 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.
Bogac, a member of Troop 352, was responsible for planning and installing distance markers at Wild Cherry Park.
On Feb. 4, the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners met for their scheduled meeting discussing a conditional use hearing for the Ciocca Properties at 330 Schantz Road. It is proposed to be an off-site auto repair and detailing facility which is presently at the Subaru dealership. They have several neighbors, one of whom is a church.