Antique tractor auction at RM Sotheby’s annual Hershey auction at Hershey Lodge to benefit The Hillside School based in Lower Macungie. A seldom seen, 1929 Worthington Model A Pennsylvania-built tractor and rare find for collectors will be on the auction block. For further information, visit www.rmsothebys.com.
Emmaus Borough Council unanimously approved the collective bargaining agreement created with the Emmaus Police Officers Association at the council meeting Oct. 2.
“It’s been a very good negotiation, it’s been very cordial,” Borough Manager Shane Pepe said. “We bent, they bent farther.”
Upper Milford supervisors, at a special meeting Sept. 28, granted preliminary plan approval to Kay Builders for the Fields at Jasper Ridge, a subdivision of 123 twin homes and townhomes on the 29-acre Kohler tract, but laced their discussion of the plan with criticism of the way Kay Builders operates.
Some 30 residents, many of them from neighboring Mink Estates, were on hand to voice their concerns about the development, which focused mainly on stormwater drainage and traffic.
The Oct. 2 meeting of Macungie Borough Council involved the discussion of an arbitrator for police association negotiations and the borough streetscape project.
Council received a list of issues and disputes from the police union. It was explained the police did not want to negotiate with council and the borough has to get an arbitrator. Council argued a negotiation is a give and take and the police association was coming in demanding everything they wanted.
The Sept. 27 meeting of the Alburtis Borough Council began with a discussion of implementing caller ID in the borough hall.
Council officials received a quote from Diefenderfer Electrical Contractors in Allentown. The price to implement caller ID would be $1,244 plus the hourly rate of $121.65 per hour. There was discussion about the option of replacing the phones instead.
As a follow-up to previous presentations on the benefits of full-day kindergarten, assistant superintendent Kristen Campbell provided a PowerPoint overview of the first year costs to implement full-day kindergarten to the East Penn Board at its Sept. 25 meeting.
Campbell and her team estimated the price tag for the project would be $1,056,592. This was based on a projected enrollment of 460 students and replacing 20 half-day sections with 10. An additional four sections may be needed to accommodate students transferring from private or parochial schools.