Emmaus Borough Council gave high praise to the public works department for efforts during the blizzard Jan. 23.
Councilman Roy Anders rode with some of the men while they cleaned up the roads.
“The crew does a phenomenal job of working in these tight spaces,” Anders said in regard to plowing through alleyways.
Anders said he wanted to make sure it was noted the hard work the department did for the borough. He especially gave praise to John Dychala, who is head of the public works department.
The topic of the new speed limit signs were brought up at the Emmaus Borough Council meeting Jan. 18.
New speed limit signs were installed last week along the Main Street and Chestnut Street passage in Emmaus. The speed limit was lowered from 35 mph to 25 mph.
The concern of lowering the speed limit came after 11-year-old Abbie Zukowski was hit and killed while crossing Chestnut Street last year.
Councilman Wesley Barrett said you can definitely feel the adjustment when you lower your speed to 25 mph.
Amy Huber spoke before the Emmaus Borough Council regarding speed limits and child safety on Chestnut Street during the council meeting Aug. 17.
"I would like to bring to your attention the three demands your community wants to happen to keep our town of Emmaus as one of the best places to live in the Lehigh Valley," Huber said.
Emmaus Borough Council approved the authorization of a loan for the Rodale building with a 5-1 vote during the committee meeting July 27.
Council will be entering into a loan with ESSA Bank & Trust. It will be a seven year loan with a fixed percentage of 2.12 percent, and is pre-payable at anytime. The loan size is $5,796,000.
"The hope is that we'll be able to sell properties, move into the new building and be far along in this process seven years from now," acting Council President Brian Holtzhafer said.
Teri Sorg-McManamon was presented the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award at the June 15 Emmaus Council Borough meeting.
"The volunteers of our community give their time, their money and their talents and we want to recognize the people that are important to us," Councilman Nathan Brown said.
Dr. Michael Waddell, who presented the award to Sorg-McManamon said, "Little did we realize the reign of volunteerism we had released on this community," when they first hired McManamon to be on the Emmaus Arts Commission back in 2007.
Bernadette Goetz was presented with the Emmaus Arts Commission Student Art Award at the Emmaus Borough Council meeting May 18.
This is the first year the award has been presented and is given to a graduating student of Emmaus High School who will pursue a career in the visual arts or arts related field.
There were 10 graduating seniors who qualified for this award.
Members of the budget and finance committee met with the borough financial consultant Gary Pulcini and a solicitor last week to discuss finance regarding the purchase of the former Rodale building as reported at the Emmaus Borough Council May 4 .
Acting Council President for the night Brian Holtzhafer said the meeting went extremely well and a lot of useful information was received.
At the Emmaus Borough Council meeting April 20, it was announced the Health, Sanitation and Codes committee had a meeting with J.P. Mascaro and Sons to discuss the current trash pick-up.
Councilman Jeff Shubzda said Mascaro's representative was very cooperative and either had an answer for any questions the committee had or would look into issues the borough was encountering.
John Hayes, representative of the East Penn Chamber of Commerce, attended the Emmaus Borough Council April 6 regarding four proposed welcome signs in different locations throughout the borough.
The four signs would be located in front of the old fire company number three, the southeast corner of Emmaus High School on the intersection of Pine Street and Cedar Crest Boulevard, by Pickles Grill and Bar in Upper Milford Township and the First Niagara branch in front of State Avenue and Harrison Street.
Tom Campione, director of legislative affairs for an organization called Pennsylvanians for Self Protections, spoke in front of borough council March 16 regarding unlawful firearms ordinances.
Campione, who spoke before council two months ago, said a letter was sent to council back Dec. 13, 2014 by the group's attorney regarding unlawful firearms ordinances. He said council told him it was dealt with recently, and it was left at that. Campione said he proceeded to get an updated copy of the current ordinance and noticed the matter was last addressed three years ago.