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Thursday, June 25, 2020 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Business operation noise ordinance established

A business operation noise ordinance was established during the June 4 Lower Macungie Board of Commissioners virtual meeting.

The ordinance received unanimous approval.

The ordinance was defined as any noise that “disrupts or injures the comfort, repose, health, hearing, peace or safety of persons.”

According to the ordinance, noise is considered that which disturbs people with reasonable sensitivities or causes endangerment or injury or endangers personal or realm property.


Thursday, June 25, 2020 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Roger Hudak a booster for South

Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez gives Roger Hudak a lot of credit.

“Roger’s motivation, energy and commitment of his personal time has been invaluable to the City of Bethlehem, especially the South Side,” Donchez said of Hudak.

Hudak acknowledges the South Side has for decades had to overcome negative attitudes about where to live.

Immigrants coming to this country to work at Bethlehem Steel in the mid-20th century settled on the South Side to be near where they worked.


Thursday, June 25, 2020 by MAKENZIE CHRISTMAN in Local News

Police officers to receive protective equipment

Alburtis Mayor Kathleen Palmer requested six helmets and shields for the police officers at the June 10 Alburtis Borough Council meeting.

Palmer said the equipment will cost approximately $1,740.

Council carried a motion to make the purchase.

Council also approved the May 27 borough meeting minutes.

Following talk of finances, council member John Aleszczyk brought up concerns about the costs and timing of the project on Front Street.

Council member Hector Vasquez agreed.

“They need to speed it up,” Vasquez said.


Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Willow Lane subdivision and SALDO updates discussed

The June 9 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission was held at the township building with all participants wearing masks and following social distancing procedures.

The only development project discussed during the meeting was a property at 1935 Willow Lane. The plan involved subdividing the lot into two properties. The first property would include a residential building. The second property would include a two story barn and the historic Willows Family Restaurant.


Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Phase III brick installation addressed

The controversy surrounding the brick installation during the Streetscape project still remains unresolved. At the June 15 Macungie Borough Council meeting, discussion revolved around the Phase III brick installation not completed properly, noting gaps in places especially where the sidewalk curves. Allegedly, the contractor said the project was completed as instructed and it will cost additional money to change the configuration. Council agreed to fix the faulty work with payment leftover from the grant.