The Oct. 17 Lower Milford Township Supervisors meeting began with the approval of last month’s minutes and a quick recap of the fall festival by Chairperson Donna Wright.
Wright reported 65 vendors and 2,500 people attended the Lower Milford Fall Festival. The festival was highly praised, with smiles and nodding heads around the room. Wright described the day as very impressive. She attended to help at her sister’s alpaca booth.
The East Penn Board of School Directors sat through a Student Intern Teacher presentation and two other curriculum updates at the 3-hour-plus board meeting Oct. 14. An enthusiastic team of educational department chairs, teachers and administrators provided the board with a bold new vision of how they would like to deliver knowledge to the students in their charge.
Lehigh County Commissioners moved the proposed 2020 budget closer to the finish line Oct. 10 when two Republican commissioners voted with the Democrat minority to pass County Executive Phillips Armstrong’s budget.
The 5 to 3 vote brought praise from Armstrong who praised commissioners Nathan Brown and Marc Grammes, the Republicans who voted with the Democrat minority, as being “statesmen” not “partisan politicians.”
At the Oct. 9 Alburtis Borough Council meeting, council members evaluated expenses and a request for sidewalk installation on West Second Street.
Members analyzed garbage contract bids, energy provider offers and grants among the borough finances.
Preceeding public comments, the borough discussed the current garbage bids in comparison to their current contract. The borough has the option of extending their current contract or accepting a new contract with J.P. Mascaro & Sons.
By 5 p.m. Oct. 13, groups of Mack Truck union workers were still standing on the side of Route 100, identifiable by their bright red T-shirts and waving signs.
Scattered around the Mack Truck plant in Lower Macungie Township, workers went on strike for the first time since 1984.
The Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission discussed the Indian Creek Village development and the ABE Doors redevelopment at its Oct. 8 meeting.
Spring Creek Properties Settlement Subdivision was to appear at the meeting but was removed from the schedule at the applicant’s request.
Indian Creek Village was the first development reviewed during the meeting.