At the May 2 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners, it was announced the property along Sauerkraut Lane, Brookside Road and Wild Cherry Lane, known as the Weiner tract is being subdivided into eight parcels. Two parcels are part of the 500-year flood plain and will be added to the township’s Greenway system. Five parcels will remain farmland and one parcel could be developed as it is heavily wooded which does not allow for farming.
The plan was approved by the commissioners.
At the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting April 18, the commissioners approved a land development plan for Air Products and Chemicals’ new facility at Mill Creek Road.
A 10-story structure with a research and development building and a 6-story parking structure will be constructed with only a small part of this in Lower Macungie Township. A compromise was made with the entrance to the area using the Hamilton Boulevard traffic light at the Movie Tavern.
At the April 4 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Boy Scout Lino Sanchez presented a proposal for a GaGa ball court in Wild Cherry Park. The game is similar to dodgeball.
The plans include installing a corral with sustainable materials in the most suitable place in the park. This includes a request for a marker of some sort to say who constructed the GaGa ball court. Sanchez is from Boy Scout Troop 131. Sanchez expects the project to be competed by the end of summer.
At the April 15 Macungie Borough Council meeting, Macungie police expressed their concern for speeding within the borough – South Chestnut Street was mentioned specifically. It was suggested to add speed boards and increase enforcement in the area.
Lehigh County Emergency Services will hold annual meetings regarding the Lehigh Valley Hazard Mitigation updates. The next meeting will be Aug. 15.
During the Macungie Borough Council meeting April 1, the rental building inspector was interviewed.
Todd Heffner has been an Allentown firefighter and feels he is very aware of safety issues. He can fit this into his schedule as he maintains his employment with the fire department. Council approved his appointment.
During the Board of Commissioners meeting March 21, the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners approved Resolutions 2019-10 and 11.
These resolutions authorize execution of documents to convey agricultural conservation easements on the Weiner Tract to Lehigh County and the State of Pennsylvania. This will ensure permanent protection.
The oath of office was administered to special fire police members John Bergstresser, Michael Christ, James Doherty, Dale Frizzell, Donald Hoffman, James Honer, Bryan Miller and Joseph Thompson.
Debra Cope was selected to fill the vacancy on Macungie Borough Council during the March 18 borough council meeting.
Her term will end Dec. 31. Three other candidates were interviewed during the meeting.
In other business, Christopher Greb, NRP, operations manager of the Macungie Ambulance Corps, presented a report on the Macungie Ambulance Corps. There were 3,727 calls for assistance in 2018. There were 28 special operation incidents and 571 people were provided CPR/AED and first aid certification training. Corps personnel also were involved in various community events.
The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners approved Ordinance 2019-03 which added the right-of-way on the Weiner Tract to the agricultural security area at its March 7 meeting. This further seals the land preservation of this property.
The sewer module for the Depot Properties project was approved. This project is for the truck staging area by Orchard and Alburtis roads.
The 5G Wireless Antenna Ordinance was tabled. The commissioners need to further investigate this project after feedback from the advertising of this ordinance.
Macungie Borough Council members met March 4 and discussed 5G wireless reception. Discussion involved the location of a tower and the height to be considered. Nothing definite was proposed as this is still under review.
Letters are being accepted through March 13 to fill a vacancy on council. Interviews will be held at the 6:30 p.m. March 18 meeting.
Leaf collection bids are being considered as the contract with emi landscape expired.
At the Feb. 21 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, the Commissioners approved a resolution for a lot line adjustment for the land development for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and another resolution for land development for the construction of the company’s new world headquarters.
The lot consolidation is for four lots along Mill Creek Road. It is for a 526,000 square foot office building and 123,000 square foot industrial building. There will be a 10 story office building and a six story parking garage between Mill Creek and Grange roads.