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.
At the Jan. 21 Lower Macungie TownshipBoard of Commissioners meeting, a special presentation was made to Commissioner Brian Higgins for his role as president after the resignation of Ryan Conrad.
Lower Macungie Fire Chief Dave Nosal gave a presentation about the Lower Macungie Township Fire Department for 2015. Total calls were 425, up from 398 in 2014. There were 350 in the township and 75 in surrounding communities. Included in this figure are 149 false alarms.
The first Lower Macungie Township planning commission meeting of the year was held Jan. 12 with the Trexler Business Center development being the main topic.
David Jaindl’s proposed movie theater, retail and restaurant complex was discussed. The proposed development will be bordered by Walmart, Bastian Carpet One and Hamilton Animal Care. The entrance will be between Bastian Carpet and Hamilton Animal Care.
The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners discussed the truck traffic issue at Schoeneck Road Aug. 6.
Truck traffic has become a major topic as there was yet another accident at this location last week. The commissioners said this is a complex issue due to the fact it involves the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the township.
The commissioners want to restrict truck traffic at Schoeneck and Quarry roads. It was also suggested to consider truck traffic restrictions on Creamery Road.
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.