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Thursday, October 5, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Fields at Jasper Ridge gets preliminary plan approval; Supervisors criticize Kay Builders’ procedures

Upper Milford supervisors, at a special meeting Sept. 28, granted preliminary plan approval to Kay Builders for the Fields at Jasper Ridge, a subdivision of 123 twin homes and townhomes on the 29-acre Kohler tract, but laced their discussion of the plan with criticism of the way Kay Builders operates.

Some 30 residents, many of them from neighboring Mink Estates, were on hand to voice their concerns about the development, which focused mainly on stormwater drainage and traffic.


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Council appoints arbitrator in police negotiations

The Oct. 2 meeting of Macungie Borough Council involved the discussion of an arbitrator for police association negotiations and the borough streetscape project.

Council received a list of issues and disputes from the police union. It was explained the police did not want to negotiate with council and the borough has to get an arbitrator. Council argued a negotiation is a give and take and the police association was coming in demanding everything they wanted.


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Borough considers caller ID

The Sept. 27 meeting of the Alburtis Borough Council began with a discussion of implementing caller ID in the borough hall.

Council officials received a quote from Diefenderfer Electrical Contractors in Allentown. The price to implement caller ID would be $1,244 plus the hourly rate of $121.65 per hour. There was discussion about the option of replacing the phones instead.