“Please know that I am so very humbled that the voters trusted me to manage our county over the next four years,” Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong said, addressing a crowd of county officials, politicians or their representatives and other guests Feb. 22 during his State of Lehigh County address.
Armstrong, speaking at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, introduced his remarks by assuring the attendees he and his administration are interested in putting progress over politics.
The 10th Street Culvert Replacement Project was awarded to Doli Construction Corporation, of Chalfont, with a low bid of $279,032 at the March 5 Emmaus Borough Council meeting.
Borough Manager Shane Pepe said nine bids were received for this project.
Attending the Alburtis Borough Council meeting Feb. 28 with concerns and complaints about Sand Alley were Hal Rittenhouse and Snip Reinbold and his wife. They are residents of Sand Alley.
PPL line workers returning to their Lehigh Valley homes in late February said it was tough being away from their families for a month after laboring to help rebuild electric infrastructure and restore power to areas in Puerto Rico ravaged by last year’s Hurricane Maria, but they said they would “do it again,” reflecting the positive experience they felt being able to help the people of the island 1,600 miles from home.
Upper Milford Township supervisors approved a number of items impacting public works and land development during a brief meeting March 1.
Veterans assistance hours at the office of state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, Lower Macungie Township administration building, 3402 Brookside Road, Macungie, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone interested in speaking with the department service officer should call 610-965-9933.
The 2018 Regional Housing Summit: “A Home for Everyone” was held at the DeSales University Center Feb. 8, convening employees from organizations across the Lehigh Valley. Presented by Lehigh County and New Bethany Ministries, the summit addressed issues of affordable housing, homelessness, the economy and the interrelatedness of these issues.
At the March 1 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, an update on the progress of the community center and library addition was presented. Behind the scenes of development and the beginnings of construction are many activities not necessarily noticed by the public. The most recent step in this progress is the approval of the design. Presently, the timeline for completion is Dec. 15 for the library and Feb. 15, 2019 for the community center.
The sewer plan for the upgrade at the community center was approved.