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.
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."
Sixteen Lehigh County collection points gave valley citizens an opportunity to get rid of old, unused and outdated prescription drugs in a safe manner under the auspices of county law enforcement and health department officials.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.
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.
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.
Press photos by Jim Marsh
DevonHouse General Manager Vickie Snyder presents gifts to area organizations.
Vice President of Macungie Borough Council Greg Hutchison did not resign his position at council's meeting Oct. 1; however, it didn't prevent some present from asking him to.
In a heated moment at the last meeting, Hutchison tossed his nameplate on the table and said, "I resign as vice president." Hutchison withdrew his statement at the following meeting after asking council if they wanted him to remain.
Lincoln Elementary School will hold a PTO meeting update 9 to 9:30 a.m. in the principal's conference room.
Jefferson Elementary School will hold an Eagle Assembly 10 to 11 a.m. at the school.
Emmaus High School 11th grade students will have hearing tests in the EHS auditorium during the school day.
The Emmaus High School World Language Honor Society will hold an induction ceremony 7 to 9 p.m. in the EHS auditorium.