Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced June 19 Lehigh and Northampton counties will move into the green phase June 26, along with 10 other counties that were moved to the yellow phase earlier this month.
While in the yellow phase, counties are monitored on four criteria, all of which must be met before moving to the green phase.
Alburtis Mayor Kathleen Palmer requested six helmets and shields for the police officers at the June 10 Alburtis Borough Council meeting.
Palmer said the equipment will cost approximately $1,740.
Council carried a motion to make the purchase.
Council also approved the May 27 borough meeting minutes.
Following talk of finances, council member John Aleszczyk brought up concerns about the costs and timing of the project on Front Street.
Council member Hector Vasquez agreed.
“They need to speed it up,” Vasquez said.
Diane Drabinsky is a volunteer planting flowers at Macungie Flower Park. Her name was left out of the photo in the June 10 edition of The Press. We apologize for the error.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
What would have normally been a cut and dried business meeting for the Lehigh County Commissioners turned into a 4 1/2 hour meeting largely devoted to comments commissioner Amy Zanelli posted May 1 on Facebook which had some citizens demanding her resignation or censure.
The June 9 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission was held at the township building with all participants wearing masks and following social distancing procedures.
The only development project discussed during the meeting was a property at 1935 Willow Lane. The plan involved subdividing the lot into two properties. The first property would include a residential building. The second property would include a two story barn and the historic Willows Family Restaurant.
The controversy surrounding the brick installation during the Streetscape project still remains unresolved. At the June 15 Macungie Borough Council meeting, discussion revolved around the Phase III brick installation not completed properly, noting gaps in places especially where the sidewalk curves. Allegedly, the contractor said the project was completed as instructed and it will cost additional money to change the configuration. Council agreed to fix the faulty work with payment leftover from the grant.
The Lower Milford Township Supervisors met May 21 via Zoom where Supervisor Chair Donna Wright began by reading the minutes and reports for approval. Supervisor John Quigley abstained from all votes until he could compare to previous minutes and reports prepared by former Township Manager Zachary Cooperman.
After seeking approval for the treasurer’s report, Quigley abstained saying, “I’m not confident in the current treasurer’s ability to calculate these numbers based on my experience.”