East Penn Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Weiner land purchased by township for farmland preservation

At a well-attended Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting May 3, commissioners approved the purchase of the Weiner tract of land at 5131 Sauerkraut Lane, 3135 Brookside Road and 3150 Macungie Road. The unanimous vote led to a round of applause.

There is a budget item for capital funds which is where $4 million will come from. An additional $2 million will come from the township reserves.

The land will be preserved for farm use only. Any building will be farm usable like a barn or a farmhouse.

This farm is the number one farm in the county.

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Plan Southwest Lehigh will not include Emmaus

The Plan Southwest Lehigh is a drafted, multi-municipality agreement between Lower Macungie Township, Lower Milford Township, Upper Milford Township, Alburtis Borough, Macungie Borough and Emmaus Borough. This plan would allow municipalities to “enter into an agreement with the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission to assist with the development of an updated multi-municipality comprehensive plan.”

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

New member welcomed; commercial districts discussed

The May 1 workshop meeting of the Lower Macungie Planning Commission began with the introduction of Nathan Jones as the assistant planning director. The position will take effect later this month. Jones previously worked as the planning director in Bethlehem Township and is originally from Bucks County.