Emmaus Borough Council approved Resolution 2019-8 approving the preliminary/final subdivision and preliminary/final land development plans of Cedar Crest Chestnut Development, L.P. for the proposed Wawa at its Feb. 4 meeting.
The convenience store will be located at 150 N. 10th St., Emmaus, on a 2.29 acre tract of land owned by H.P. Altman Colonial Crest, L.P. The remaining 29.25 acre tract will continue to be used as an apartment complex except as provided in the plans.
Alburtis Borough Council met Jan. 30 with all members present and Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong and Emmaus Main Street Partners Manager Ashley Lorah visiting.
Lorah said she wants to have better communication about the borough’s businesses, events and happenings. She met with Borough Manager Sharon Trexler and they will be communicating with each other about events.
Restaurant week is March 3-9 in Emmaus.
Council asked Armstrong if there were any plans for the buildings to be repaired at Lock Ridge Park. He said he did not know but would check into it.
The Jan. 22 workshop meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission focused on the definitions and commercial zones in a draft of the township’s new zoning ordinance.
Township Director of Planning Sara Pandl talked about how the zoning ordinance had to protect the township’s natural resources, such as the Little Lehigh and Swabia creeks and South Mountain.
During the Jan. 17 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, several proclamations were issued to several long-term volunteers.
Ann and Craig Bartholomew were honored for their 10 years of service on the historical commission. This service led to Craig Bartholomew writing a book about the history of the township. Their service also led to the creation of the Ann and Craig Bartholomew Museum at Camp Olympic.
The commissioners expressed gratitude for their services and presented the couple with a proclamation.
Emmaus Arts Commission’s 13th annual SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival, noon to 7 p.m. in Emmaus. Activities will take place at Triangle Park, Emmaus Public Library and various venues throughout town. Free parking is available along Main Street, upper and lower lots along Railroad Street and Jubilee Street. For more information, visit www.emmausarts.org.
At the Jan. 17 meeting, Upper Milford Township Supervisors approved an open space program contribution of $24,131.40 toward 21.74 acres owned by Charles and Jennifer Peters; the property is adjacent to the Upper Milford municipal building. Township Planning Coordinator Brian Miller said the township contributes $6,000 per acre for property designated as “open space” meaning that the property cannot be developed and will remain farmland.
The East Penn Board of School Directors took a detailed look at a portion of the administration’s proposed 2019-2020 budget at their Jan. 28 meeting.
Superintendent Kristen Campbell brought a list of elementary school personnel she and Business Administrator Robert Saul recommended be hired as part of their 2019-2020 proposed $1,720,000 preliminary budget. These include an additional guidance counselor, school psychologist and a staff assistant to work with students from kindergarten through grade five. These would be recurring costs.
Many soldiers serving our country in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq had something to smile about in December 2018 as a result of the generosity of Blue Ridge Communications and Pencor offices and their customers who embraced the Keystone Military Families’ Stockings for Soldiers project.