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lower macungie township board of commissioners

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Resolution 2019-21 approved for land development and lot line adjustment for Greentree Industrial Park

During the June 6 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, a land development project in Lower Macungie Township which includes a parcel in Alburtis Borough was discussed. This project already has a standing building but additional parking was needed which is where the parcel in Alburtis is being considered.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Pedestrian bridge receives comments

During the June 17 meeting, there was additional input about the pedestrian bridge on Cotton Street. The idea of this bridge was considered for developing connectivity and walkability which is the purpose of the bridge. It has been a long-term goal.

Residents complained about the proposed construction; others suggested the bridge should be constructed for safety reasons. It is still an issue over lack of funds. A grant was received but it does not pay for the bridge in full.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Five development projects reviewed June 11

The June 11 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission involved five development projects. Two applications, Indian Creek Village and Mountain View Estates, were removed from the agenda at the applicant’s request.

The first applicant was Elk Investments. The property is five acres in the highway industrial zone. The planning commission was pleased the buildings are to the front of the property and the parking is in the side and rear in the plan.

UPPER MILFORD TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Truck crashes into garage; resident asks for new stop sign

A new stop sign at the intersection of Macungie Mountain Road and Sweetwood Drive is needed to reduce accidents according to resident Jennifer MacDonald, at the June 6 meeting of the Upper Milford Township Supervisors meeting.

“Would the township entertain a third stop sign?” MacDonald asked. She said she would like it to be a three-way stop.

“Someone was driving too fast and went into my neighbor’s garage,” MacDonald said.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Emmaus High School holds 129th commencement ceremony

Emmaus High School’s 129th commencement ceremony June 9 had a change of venue this year. The PPL Center, in Allentown, was the site of this year’s graduation with 696 students graduating and over 120 of those students graduating with honors.

The event began with “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by the EHS orchestra under the direction of Connie Arnold, followed by “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The alma mater was performed by the EHS Chorale under the direction of Rita Cortez. The chorale also performed “Imagine” arranged by Ben Bram.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Emmaus High School holds 129th commencement ceremony

Emmaus High School’s 129th commencement ceremony June 9 had a change of venue this year. The PPL Center, in Allentown, was the site of this year’s graduation with 696 students graduating and over 120 of those students graduating with honors.

The event began with “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by the EHS orchestra under the direction of Connie Arnold, followed by “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The alma mater was performed by the EHS Chorale under the direction of Rita Cortez. The chorale also performed “Imagine” arranged by Ben Bram.