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Renew LV

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Public meetings scheduled

Renew Lehigh Valley will hold a series of public meetings to engage the residents of the Lehigh Valley in a regional planning project called Envision Lehigh Valley. The public meetings will garner residents' views and input on the overall quality of life in their neighborhood and the greater Lehigh Valley and engage the residents of the Lehigh Valley in an integral planning process for the future of the community.

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL First step taken to prohibit parking on Apple Street

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

Emmaus Borough Council passed the first reading of an ordinance prohibiting parking on Apple Street near the Williams Street playground at the Oct. 1 meeting.

The ordinance would put up a sign prohibiting visitors of the park from parking on the grassy part of Apple Street to the right of the parking lot. Council President Lee Ann Gilbert said neighbors have complained about the cars blocking the entrances to their homes. One neighbor was told to place no parking signs on the gates outside of his house, but Gilbert said the sign did not fix the problem.

LEHIGH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Red Cross receives appreciation for their service to the LV

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The PRess in Local News

September is National Preparedness Month and the board of commissioners passed a resolution at their Sept. 26 meeting to honor the American Red Cross for their service to Lehigh County.

"Part of the Red Cross' mission is to help people prepare for emergencies," Commissioner Brad Osborne said. "On average the American Red Cross of Greater Lehigh Valley responds to an emergency every three days, the majority of which are residential fires."

Drug take back program held at 16 locations

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Sixteen Lehigh County collection points gave valley citizens an opportunity to get rid of old, unused and outdated prescription drugs in a safe manner under the auspices of county law enforcement and health department officials.

The event was held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 to allow residents to safely dispose of pills, liquids and pet medications without discarding them into trash or sewer outlets, and ultimately, the environment.

LOWER MACUNGIE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Bond refinancing to save township money

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

Financial Consultant Gary Pulcini spoke to the commissioners at their Sept. 20 meeting about refinancing bonds within Lower Macungie. The refinancing of $3.2 million in bonds would cost about $75,000 and would pay down the debt 10 years earlier. Another $2 million would be taken out of the fund balance and paid directly to the debt. This action would save the township $235,000. For more detailed information, visit lowermac.org.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Vaccination clinic Oct. 20

Forgotten Felines and Fidos will hold a shot clinic for dogs and cats from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 at 9645 Hamilton Blvd, Breinigsville.

There will be a cost for rabies and distemper vaccinations.

Dogs must be on leash and cats must be in carriers.

For more information, call 610-841-1736.