George Caldarelli was honored for his years with Lower Macungie Township at the July 16 Lower Macungie Board of Commissioners meeting. He served the township as a building inspector and fire marshall.
In other business, a resolution was passed for a liquor license transfer for the Whole Foods store being constructed at Hamilton Crossings. In-house restaurants serving alcohol have become a regular trend of grocery stores.
The Heim's, 7871 Mountain Road, proposed and was approved for an agricultural security area for their land at this location.
The Trexler Business Center, another Jaindl land development project, was approved at the June 18 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.
The owners of Hamilton Animal Care shared their concern for the proposed round-about for the impact on their business. The commissioners and David Jaindl assured the owners this will be taken into consideration.
A special proclamation was presented to Eagle Scout James R. Phelan for constructing a wooden crib at Quarry Park at the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting June 4.
The three-sided structure is designed to protect the infield mix of clay and sand. Phelan thanked everyone including Lee Lichtenwalner, township project manager.
The proposed Trexler Business Center to be located on Hamilton Boulevard near Texas Roadhouse is a topic of discussion between the board and David Jaindl.
As Pomp and Circumstance played by the Emmaus High School Orchestra, the 579 Emmaus High School Class of 2015 students entered Stabler Arena for the graduation ceremony June 7.
The national anthem was played by the orchestra led by Conductor Connie Arnold and the Emmaus High School Alma Mater was sung by the high school chorale, led by Director Rita Cortez.
The Class of 1965 was introduced by Principal David Piperato.
A pizza shop and a restaurant are among several new businesses expected to find homes in Lower Macungie Township.
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza was approved for occupancy in the new Hamilton Crossings at the May 21 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners. The liquor license transfer for the business was approved.
Poblano Med-Mex Grill was approved for the building in Trexlertown located next to Sleepy's near Marshall's department store. Presently there will be no outdoor seating.
The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners received a letter from a resident objecting to oil and chipping the roads at the May 7 meeting. Township Manager Bruce Fosselman said this procedure is necessary to keep roads in good repair. The commissioners said the procedure has improved over the years and is not as messy as it used to be.
Commissioners received the annual report on the Macungie Ambulance Corps at the meeting.
Operations Manager Christopher Greb said there were 3,312 calls for the year which is a record for the corps.
Veteran Bertram S. Winzer was presented with several proclamations at the April 16 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners.
Winzer was drafted into the Army in 1942 and later received advanced training with the First Special Service Force. Winzer fought in several battles including the Battle of Anzio where his unit became known as "The Devil's Brigade."
The Penn Sheet Metal building expansion was approved at the April 2 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners.
The property is located at 421 Schantz Road.
The plan was approved with adequate parking for employees and proper lighting and also includes some tree planting. It was recommended to not encourage biking as the road is not conducive to bike traffic.
Macungie Borough held a presentation about rain barrels recently.
The rain barrel is a rainwater collection system used to store roof runoff for irrigating gardens and lawns as well as car and pet washing.
It is also a method for water conservation and a source of savings for the consumer.
Stormwater runoff is one of the major sources of pollution. Another problem is with the sewer system. Rain water overwhelms the system and adds to the overload of the system.
Macungie officials were hoping for 20 attendees but more than 60 residents attended.
Several resolutions were approved for the Fields at Indian Creek at the March 19 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting. This project is shared with the Borough of Emmaus and Upper Milford Township. It will be a 218-unit active adult community and is in the area around the turnpike. Some modifications may occur with the widening of the turnpike and replacement of the bridge.
The resolutions include lot consolidation, land development for the project and the sewer planning module.