Emmaus High School held its graduation ceremony June 11 at Stabler Arena at Lehigh University with 654 students graduating.
The Class of 1967 was honored for graduating from Emmaus High School 50 years ago.
Principal David Piperato introduced the school board directors and Emmaus High School teachers were recognized. Class advisors and class officers were also recognized and parents were recognized for their love and support of the graduates. Members of the military were also acknowledged.
Richard Ward became the newest member of Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners during the June 1 meeting.
Prior to the appointment, Ward resigned from the zoning hearing board. Ward’s appointment to replace Commissioner Ben Galiardo, who resigned from his position, made sense to the commissioners as Ward recently won the Republican Primary election for commissioner.
Ward was sworn in by the Honorable Michael J. Faulkner. He remains in office until Jan. 2, 2018 when Galiardo’s term was to expire.
At the May 18 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Ben Galiardo submitted his resignation effective May 18. He and his wife are relocating to the South New Jersey area. With regret, the commissioners accepted his resignation.
Fire Chief David Nosal spoke of Galiardo’s 37 years of service with the fire department. “You’re a part of the reason the Lower Macungie Township Fire Department has done so well.”
During the May 4 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Lehigh County Authority made a presentation about monitoring systems along the streams and also underground monitoring of certain wells. Stream monitors will be attached to area bridges; well monitors will utilize the well walls.
During the April 6 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Brian Higgins requested a change in zoning for warehouse usage in two zoning districts. Higgins said, “Enough is enough. We have enough.” The commissioners voted unanimously to only allow warehouses in the already established area of Spring Creek Estates.
Macungie Ambulance Corps Operations Manager Christopher Greb gave a report on the ambulance corps. There were 3,689 calls in 2016 which is up by 206 from 2015.
In a continuing effort to curtail truck traffic within the township, residents on Mertztown Road presented a petition with concerns on Mertztown Road over truck traffic at the March 16 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.
This petition adds to the growing list of places residents are concerned about trucks traveling in their neighborhoods. Lower Macungie Township has requested signs be installed along Willow Lane to remind trucks they do not belong on this road.
Truck headaches continue to plague area residents
In a continuing effort to curtail truck traffic within the township, residents on Mertztown Road presented a petition with concerns on Mertztown Road over truck traffic at the March 16 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting. This petition adds to the growing list of places residents are concerned about trucks traveling in their neighborhoods. Lower Macungie Township has requested signs be installed along Willow Lane to remind trucks they do not belong on this road.
During the March 2 board of commissioners meeting, the commissioners approved the revised application for the Ciocca Audi dealership.
The land is located at 4725 Hamilton Boulevard, behind Dunkin’ Donuts and Gold Credit Union.
There will be two levels of lighting brightness at the dealership. The lighting level will be reduced after 10 p.m. Car carriers will use Kressler Road to Hamilton Boulevard to unload new automobiles.
The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners and the planning commission met Feb. 21 for a joint workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to open up lines of communication and openly discuss issues facing the township, particularly over development.
The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission was also present with a representative who spoke about the LVPC’s role on these issues. There is a plan being developed for the southwestern Lehigh area.
There was a discussion of a Seem Road property at the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners Feb. 16 meeting.
The property on Seem Road, currently owned by an elderly woman, will be purchased by Lower Macungie Township. The family wants the township to purchase the property which includes a house not in good condition. It was said the property is a good purchase for the township as it will allow for connection of the walking trail in this area. The purchase price will be about $65,000 with proper survey and deed. The purchase was approved.