Alburtis Area 55+ Seniors meet noon at Alburtis Rod and Gun Club. Hot dogs will be provided; bring covered dish. Bingo will be played. Many day trips are offered throughout the year. Call 610-966-4996 for more information.
Emmaus Borough Council unanimously approved a five-year lease renewal with the Seven Generations Charter School at its June 19 meeting.
This lease agreement allows the school to use a section of the borough owned building on 33 E. Minor Street. The lease starts July 1 with an annual rent of $155,428, which will have a 1.5 percent increase annually until the end of the contract, which will have the rent up to $220,156 by 2021.
Macungie Borough Council’s June 19 meeting focused on the fire department and the budget for the Macungie Institute.
Council discussed a fire department certification form during the meeting. Questions had been raised about whether the form was signed by Council President Chris Becker.
It was revealed during the meeting Becker did sign the form during the Nov. 23, 2015, borough council meeting. The form was brought to the meeting by the fire chief and Becker was told the form had to be signed that night.
Emmaus residents and friends celebrated Flag Day with music, poetry, essays and special recognitions June 14 at Emmaus Community Park. Thanks to the efforts of the Emmaus Woman’s Club of Emmaus Flag Day Committee co-chairs Pat Stasko and Pat Waller, attendees were unified in an appreciation of the history and values embodied by the American flag.
The program opened with an invocation by Monsignor Edward Coyle, pastor of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, Emmaus.
Participants recited the Pledge of Allegiance and Christine Castiello sang “The Star Spangled Banner.”
A handful of township residents at the June 15 supervisors meeting urged the board to go on record in support of the Paris Climate Accord. Numerous municipalities throughout the country have taken such action in the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the accord.
A revised plan for the development of the Kohler property in Upper Milford does not meet the township’s expectations, supervisors agreed at the June 15 meeting.
Solicitor Marc Fisher said the pre-development agreement which supervisors accepted in January showed 2.7 acres of recreation land in the residential development, plus 19 parking spaces for that land. The new plan, he said, has “whittled away the area of the park” to 2.1 acres.
At the June 15 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, a proclamation was issued by the commissioners honoring Craig and Ann Bartholomew for their work in preserving the history of the township. Their work has been formulated into a book. A new museum has been formed in their name at Camp Olympic. The new museum will be called Bartholomew Center for the Preservation of Lower Macungie Township History.