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Lee Lichtenwalner commended for 29 years of service

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

At the Sept. 15 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Lee Lichtenwalner received a proclamation from the commissioners for his years of service.

Lichtenwalner, special project coordinator and a member of the pension committee and the wastewater advisory committee, has been involved with the township for 29 years.

Commissioner Brian Higgins said, “Lichtenwalner can do anything. Lichtenwalner is a treasure.”

Commissioner Ben Galiardo said, “Anything I needed to know, I went to Lee.”

Emmaus fire chief resigns to take job in Whitehall

Thursday, September 15, 2016 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

At the Sept. 6 Emmaus Borough Council meeting, a letter was read from Emmaus Fire Chief David Nelson announcing his resignation effective Sept. 16.

Nelson, a military veteran with over 27 years of experience in fire and ambulance operations, oversees over 30 volunteer firefighting professionals, comprised of duty crews, standby drivers and crews available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Ban of portable basketball hoops in right-of-way proposed

Thursday, September 15, 2016 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

At the Sept. 1 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, several residents requested an ordinance banning portable basketball hoops in the right-of-way. Residents expressed their concern for the safety of the children playing at these hoops. It was noted at Heather Court, vehicles drive very fast in the area and when basketballs hit the hoop, the children run across the road without watching for cars.

Residents suggested the Church Lane Park is within minutes of the area and is much safer for children to play.

Coloring For Kids event benefits the Lehigh Valley Zoo

Thursday, August 25, 2016 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Milly Xu, the founder of the Live Wright Society, was born in China and moved to the United States after living through years of torture and hard labor.

Xu moved with two suitcases, $10 and her 3-year-old daughter. Xu worked her way up from being a housekeeper and caregiver to working at a large law firm in Washington, D.C.

When she turned 60, Xu founded the Live Wright Society with her daughter which was initially a mother-daughter effort sharing stories, wisdom and ideas with others.

Study conducted on athletic fields in the township

Thursday, August 25, 2016 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

The Lower Macungie Youth Association gave a presentation to the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners Aug. 18 about a study conducted by an independent firm through the youth association on the athletic fields in the township.

The purpose of the study is to enable the youth association to provide instructional, intramural and competitive team sports to encourage sportsmanship, team leadership skills and healthy lifestyles.

Veterinarian surgical center approved

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting Aug. 4 included a conditional use hearing for the Salvador Galindo Veterinarian Hospital, 6594 Hamilton Blvd.

This hospital will only perform outpatient surgery with brief boarding if necessary. There will be no large animals, no outdoor activity and no evening or weekend hours. Building changes will need to be made to the property. This was approved.

Alan Fornwalt and Keystone Engineering to continue with Lower Mac

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Alan Fornwalt, township engineer from Keystone Engineering, will remain as the engineer for Lower Macungie Township until Dec. 31 2017.

Fornwalt was approved by a vote of 3-2 at the July 21 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.

Commissioner Brian Higgins voted no due to unresolved billing issues and Ron R. Beitler abstained due to not being able to make any comparisons.

Commissioner Ben Galiardo said he has heard many very positive comments.

Other engineering firms were considered but Keystone was considered the best for the township.