The Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission’s Feb. 19 workshop meeting centered on revising a draft of the township’s zoning ordinance.
The meeting began with a discussion of the open space neighborhood concept. Open space neighborhoods would have a special focus on active and passive recreation. It was questioned what would be permitted in the open space.
Upper Milford Township Supervisor Robert Sentner announced Feb. 21 that the Miller-Keystone Blood Drive Feb. 11 was successful.
Supervisor Joyce Moore, in a later interview, said the drive netted 11 pints. This successful event has encouraged the township to repeat the event, hoping to have the bloodmobile return on an eight-week cycle beginning in April, but an exact date has not been set.
“We had a good turnout,” Moore said.
Elementary STEM C & I Supervisor Michele James provided an opportunity for the East Penn Board of School Directors to review the district’s efforts to upgrade how elementary school report cards are processed at the Feb. 25 regular meeting. A committee of teachers, administrators and parents have been working for the past 18 months on a comprehensive reporting system for student progress.
Macungie Borough Council met Feb. 19 and announced receiving a written resignation from council member Marvin Moyer, who is leaving council effective immediately due to health reasons. His resignation was unanimously accepted.
Emmaus Historical Society meeting 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church parish hall, 501 Chestnut Street, Emmaus. This program is the kickoff of the 2019 program and exhibit theme, “Celebrate the Celebrations.” The program is titled “The 1909 Golden Jubilee, Celebrating 50 Years of the Incorporation of Emaus” and presented by Andrew Kerstetter. It is open to the public.
Lehigh County Commissioners approved 9-0 a revision to the 2019 county budget thus providing the money to pay a new director of the Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center at the Feb. 13 meeting. The action clears the way to hiring a new director to replace Good Shepherd who has terminated its management contract.
Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania took a step forward after the Pennsylvania Senate’s Game & Fisheries Committee Feb. 5 approved Senate Bill 147, which seeks to allow hunting on Sundays in the state.
The bill will go to the full Senate for consideration.
Sen. Dan Laughlin, R-49th, of Millcreek, is chairman of the committee and a prime sponsor of the bill.
The legislation would allow the state’s Game Commission to decide which game could be hunted on Sundays and which Sundays would be open for hunting.