Discussion of the service provided by garbage hauler J.P. Mascaro dominated the Nov. 20 Emmaus Borough Council meeting.
Emmaus Borough Manager Shane Pepe said Mascaro has not only missed pickups but also has not picked up garbage well into Wednesdays.
The current contract with Mascaro calls for garbage to be put curbside Tuesday evenings with pickup by 4 a.m. Wednesday mornings. Pepe said the problem started in August as soon as the borough approved Mascaro’s contract.
The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs wants to help pay tribute to all of the men and women from Pennsylvania who died as a result of the Vietnam War.
For the past two years, the DMVA has partnered with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. to find a photo of every Pennsylvanian whose name appears on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – commonly referred to as The Wall.
State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, has announced over $100,000 has been awarded to districts in the Pennsylvania Department of Education safe school grants.
East Penn School District has been awarded the Year 2 allocation of their 2016-2017 Safe Schools School Police/Resource Officer Grant in the amount of $30,000 and Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit has been awarded the Year 2 allocation of their 2016-2017 Safe Schools School Police/Resource Officer Grant in the amount of $20,000.
Upper Milford Township Supervisors approved a resolution Nov. 16 to ask the Upper Milford Township Planning Commission to review traffic concerns that might come with the new Wawa convenience store planned for Emmaus.
While decisions on the project are all being made by Emmaus, Upper Milford Supervisor Robert Sentner is concerned more traffic on busy Chestnut Street will be a problem felt in Upper Milford.
“There’s going to be a lot of traffic,” Sentner said.
Concordia Lutheran Church, 2623 Brookside Road, Macungie, will host a Thanksgiving service with a hymn sing 7 p.m. A pie fest will follow the service. All are welcome. For information, call 610 965-3265.
The Women’s Club of Emmaus will hold its monthly meeting 1 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fifth and Chestnut streets, Emmaus. The program will be presented by Kathy Long on “Stories from the Heart.” Candy orders are due.