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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

Emmaus passes budget at special Christmas Eve meeting

Emmaus Borough Council passed their 2013 budget at a special meeting 8:30 a.m. Dec. 24, 2012.

The budget will increase the 2013 tax rate to 4.325 mills. Councilman Brian Holtzhafer said this will amount to an increase of $20 for the average household in the borough.

The budget passed 4-3 with Lee Ann Gilbert, Jeff Shubzda, Brian Holtzhafer and Mike Waddell voting for it and Nathan Brown, Brent Labenberg and Wesley Barrett in opposition..

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Budget approved with no increase in taxes

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

On Dec. 26, Alburtis Borough Council approved the borough budget for 2013 and adopted Ordinance 508 setting the real estate tax at 3.08 mills for 2013 with no increase in per capita tax, earned income tax, local services tax, realty transfer tax, sewer, water or garbage fees for 2013.

To set a three percent raise and benefits for maintenance and other employees, council adopted Ordinance No. 509.

Council adopted Resolution No. 2012-8 to appoint France, Anderson and Basile, P. C. the independent auditor for the borough for fiscal year 2013.

Emmaus Women's Club selects officers

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Local News


The Emmaus Women's Club officers, selected recently, include President Jeanette Lehman, First Vice President Debbie Kahler, Second Vice President Mae Kemmerer, Assistant Vice President 'Peep' Kehm, Recording Secretary Peg Young, Corresponding Secretary Judy Wisser, Treasurer Karen Sevacek and Financial Secretary Doris Heim.

EMMAUS FIRE DEPARTMENT Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. grant provides equipment

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

"This donation is being used to provide much-needed equipment that will enable the Emmaus Fire Department to enhance the safety of our firefighters as we provide our services to the community," EFD Chief James Reiss told representatives from the Bethlehem office of the Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. at a symbolic check presentation last week.

The donation of more than $12,000 from the insurance company's Heritage program was used to purchase a variety of equipment that would not have been able to be obtained with the fire department's limited operating funds.