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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Brewing the 'spirits' may need separate ordinance

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.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Financing for the Rodale building purchase discussed

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.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Garbage issues addressed with J.P. Mascaro & Sons

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.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

East Penn Chamber of Commerce proposes welcome signs

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.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Council under fire for firearms ordinance

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.

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL Council proposes door-to-door salesmen ordinance

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Ordinance 1123 had its first reading and passed with a 6-0 vote at the Emmaus Borough Council meeting March 2.

As stated by the borough the ordinance will be "regulating the activities of transient merchants; defining relevant words and phrases; establishing a licensing program; providing the exempt persons and activities and providing for penalties for violation thereof."

According to Emmaus Borough Manager Shane Pepe, this ordinance deals with "door-to-door salesmen." Pepe said there have been a number of increasing complaints by borough staff, police and residents.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Borough working on graffiti ordinance

Ordinance 1121 had its first reading at the Emmaus Borough Council meeting Feb. 17. This ordinance came out of the public safety committee in partnership with the public safety team regarding graffiti vandalism.

According to Councilman Nathan Brown, this ordinance "gives us the ability to help the resident clean the graffiti off, and whoever does it, have some teeth to press charges or have the district magistrate."

Councilman Brent Labenberg expressed his disapproval with this ordinance.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Borough in need of police officers

At the Jan. 5 Emmaus Borough Council meeting, Ordinance 1120 had its first reading. This ordinance involves removing a residential handicap parking sign located in the front of 811 Chestnut St., as well as establishing a prohibited parking sign on Railroad Street.

"We had an issue brought to our attention that a portion of Railroad Street is not posted No Parking," Council President Lee Ann Glibert said. "We actually had individuals parking in the intersection of Fifth and Railroad Street."

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL Budget adopted; councilworking to pay off debt

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Emmaus Borough Council voted to adopt the 2015 budget at the Dec. 15 council meeting.

"I think borough council achieved something that in the nine years I've been here we haven't done, but we're collectively decreasing the amount residents pay for taxes, between $19 and $21," Councilman Wesley Barrett said. In addition, in-home business taxes have been reduced by $87.