East Penn Press

Thursday, January 23, 2020

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Local News

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Lehigh County

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate Older American’s Month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recognizes Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1:30 p.m. May 20.

To request a nomination form, contact Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services at 610-782-3034.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Police present annual report

Editor’s Note: This is a correction version of the article in the Jan. 22 issue of The Press.

On Jan. 20 Macungie Borough Council met to discuss some borough issues and ongoing projects.

The Macungie Police Department gave council the 2019 department report.

The police department consists of four full-time officers, one 30-hour officer and several part-time officers. The department personnel represents over 100 years of combined law enforcement experience.

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by MAKENZIE CHRISTMAN in Local News

Council hears personal appeals, requests and reports

Emmaus Borough Council dove straight into their Jan. 20 meeting consisting of personal appeals, requests and reports.

Anne Zayaitz, board member of East Penn Neighbors Helping Neighbors, attended the meeting to thank council for their support. Zayaitz also invited council on behalf of the East Penn Neighbors Helping Neighbor’s board to their second spaghetti dinner.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate Older American’s Month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recognizes Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1:30 p.m. May 20.

To request a nomination form, contact Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services at 610-782-3034.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by MAKENZIE CHRISTMAN in Local News

Council reappoints borough positions and talks payments, safety concerns and contracts

At the Jan. 6 Alburtis Borough Council meeting, members appointed and designated numerous borough positions, in addition to discussing reports and payments.

First, Mayor Kathleen Palmer swore in council members Vanessa Taggart, Stephen Kaufman, John Aleszczyk and council President Ron DeIaco.

Next, council carried a motion to approve Resolution No. 2020-1 which appointed the officers of borough council and Steven Mehl, chair of the vacancy board. Borough officers remained the same with Steven Hill appointed vice president and Kathleen Raines serving as second vice president.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Jaindl Commercial Park North, Shepherds Corner discussed

The Jan. 14 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission began with reorganization. Tom Biel was elected chairperson and John Hammer was elected vice chairperson. Tim Pickle was chosen as secretary. Wesley Barrett also joined the planning commission after serving on the Emmaus Borough Council for 13 years.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Newly elected commissioners take the oath of office

Friends and family filled the hearing room as Democrats took official control of the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners Jan 6 in a swearing-in ceremony officiated by Judge Edward D. Reibman, president judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County.

“It’s a wonderful occasion tonight,” Reibman said.

“I’d like to call up Bob Elbich,” Reibman said as he designated the first commissioner, he would induct that evening. “Just so you know, Bob came up with a book, and the book is the Constitution of the United States.”