Vote for one - 4-year term
Democrat Phillips Armstrong, 11,479 votes
Republican Glenn Eckhart, 4,940 votes; Brad Osborne, 6,326 votes
Macungie Borough Council’s May 22 meeting brought many answers – and many questions – to issues surrounding the Macungie Fire Department.
Council President Chris Becker acknowledged a special committee consisting of several current and former area firemen has met several times over the last two months in order to give a thorough review of the fire department’s assets. The committee was formed after the fire department wished to increase its $40,000 annual budget and is still currently reviewing the department.
Democrat Kathleen Palmer, 74 votes
Vote for not more than three - 4-year term
Democrats Kathleen Raines, 84 votes; Hector Vazquez, 69 votes. Republicans John J. Aleszczyk, 60 votes; Steven R. Hill, 69 votes
Democrat Vanessa Taggart, 89 votes for a 2-year term
Democrat Samantha Trexler, 94 votes
Democrat Joyce K. Moore, 241 votes
Republican Gail S. Lichetenwalner, 359 votes
Vote for one - 6-year term in each ward
Magisterial District 31-2-03 (Emmaus Borough, Macungie Borough and Lower Macungie Township Districts 3, 8 and 9)
Donna R. Butler, 1,654 votes
Magisterial District 31-3-02 (Alburtis Borough, Lower Macungie Township Districts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 and Upper Macungie Townships)
Michael Faulkner, 2,530 votes
Magisterial District 31-1-08 (Allentown Ward 16 and Salisbury Township)
Kyle B. Miller, 676 votes; Michael J. Pochron, 1,214 votes
Alburtis, Emmaus and Macungie boroughs and Lower Macungie and Upper Milford townships
Vote for not more than four - 4-year term
On the Democratic ballot are Alisa Bowman, 1,574 votes; Alan Earnshaw, 870 votes; Sherrine M. Eid, 926 votes; Ellen Zimmer Lewis, 1,221 votes; Z. W. Munson, 1,006 votes; Adam Smith, 958 votes and Wally R. Vinovskis, 605 votes
On the Republican ballot are Alisa Bowman, 1,275 votes; Alan Earnshaw, 1,406 votes, Sherrine M. Eid, 739 votes, Z. W. Munson, 1,275 votes, Adam Smith, 1,482 votes and Wally R. Vinovskis, 1,182 votes
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.”
The East Penn School District Board of School Directors unanimously approved the appointment of Katherine Kieres as Emmaus High School principal at the May 22 meeting. The former assistant principal at EHS from 2006 to 2011, and more recently, the assistant superintendent at Palisades School District, will replace David Piperato at the end of the school year. Piperato had resigned from the position to become the superintendent of Pleasant Valley School District.
Commissioner (4th Ward)
Republican Rodney C. Conn, 134 votes
Commisioner (2nd Ward)
Democrats Chad Gleissl, 42 votes; James Seagreaves, 118 votes
Democrat Linda J. Minger, 659 votes