East Penn Press

Saturday, May 30, 2020

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, July 18, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Borough Manager Chris Boehm resigns

Borough Manager Chris Boehm announced her retirement during the July 1 council meeting. Her retirement date is Jan. 31, 2020 with her last day in the office Dec. 31. Boehm has been the borough manager for 20 years.

“It has been a privilege and a pleasure to serve this community,” Boehm said. She also said she leaves a dedicated and qualified staff of which she has had the pleasure and privilege to work with for over 20 years. “I couldn’t have asked for a better team,” Boehm said.

LOWER MACUNGIE township BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Final approval granted to Depot Properties

On June 20, the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners met to finalize plans for Depot Properties at 7284 Orchard Road.

This development which is 36 1/2 acres will be a 28,500 square foot truck staging facility which will include a building and fueling station as well as an access driveway, parking areas, utilities and related stormwater management which is significant since the creek runs through the property.

lower macungie township board of commissioners

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Resolution 2019-21 approved for land development and lot line adjustment for Greentree Industrial Park

During the June 6 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, a land development project in Lower Macungie Township which includes a parcel in Alburtis Borough was discussed. This project already has a standing building but additional parking was needed which is where the parcel in Alburtis is being considered.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Pedestrian bridge receives comments

During the June 17 meeting, there was additional input about the pedestrian bridge on Cotton Street. The idea of this bridge was considered for developing connectivity and walkability which is the purpose of the bridge. It has been a long-term goal.

Residents complained about the proposed construction; others suggested the bridge should be constructed for safety reasons. It is still an issue over lack of funds. A grant was received but it does not pay for the bridge in full.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Emmaus High School holds 129th commencement ceremony

Emmaus High School’s 129th commencement ceremony June 9 had a change of venue this year. The PPL Center, in Allentown, was the site of this year’s graduation with 696 students graduating and over 120 of those students graduating with honors.

The event began with “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by the EHS orchestra under the direction of Connie Arnold, followed by “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The alma mater was performed by the EHS Chorale under the direction of Rita Cortez. The chorale also performed “Imagine” arranged by Ben Bram.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Emmaus High School holds 129th commencement ceremony

Emmaus High School’s 129th commencement ceremony June 9 had a change of venue this year. The PPL Center, in Allentown, was the site of this year’s graduation with 696 students graduating and over 120 of those students graduating with honors.

The event began with “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by the EHS orchestra under the direction of Connie Arnold, followed by “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The alma mater was performed by the EHS Chorale under the direction of Rita Cortez. The chorale also performed “Imagine” arranged by Ben Bram.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Potential agreement of sale

During the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting May 16, the commissioners announced the potential agreement of sale for the Lichtenwalner Farm along Macungie and Indian Creek roads for farmland preservation.

The Lichtenwalner Farm is 133 acres and has the best soil in the county, according to Lower Macungie Township Commissioner President Ronald W. Beitler. The farm is the second highest ranked farm in Lehigh County below the Weiner tract, according to Beitler.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Possibility of police chief approved

Macungie Police Department Sgt. Travis Kocher attended the May 20 Macungie Borough Council meeting, providing a report on police activity during the months of March and April.

Kocher said crimes are classified as Part I and Part II. Part I includes homicide, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, theft and arson. Part II includes all other offenses. There were no Part I offenses.

Kocher said there were 229 incidents dispatched in March and 214 dispatched in April. Year-to-date dispatches are 788.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Memorial Day activities planned

Jeffrey and Steffany Hartman, along with their attorney, requested a sidewalk waiver at the May 6 Macungie Borough Council meeting. They have lived at their residence since 1996 and requested the waiver due to the sloping of the property and the growth of trees. It is suggested cutting into the tree roots could kill the 80-year-old trees.

There was a waiver filed and approved in 2001; however, it was noted this was not permanent.