East Penn Press

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LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Two Boy Scouts honored at May 9 meeting

Lehigh County administration requested Commissioner Amanda Holt withdraw a proposed amendment to the professional services agreement with Computer Aid, Inc. for information technology management services May 9. No reason was given. The same amendment had been delayed at the last meeting at the request of Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne who wanted time to study the effect of the amendment on other issues.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Chris Donatelli resigns from school board

With President Alan Earnshaw absent and Vice President Ken Bacher at the helm, the East Penn Board of School Directors graciously accepted the resignation of fellow director Chris Donatelli at the end of the May 14 meeting. Donatelli recently purchased a residence in Pennsburg to be closer to his place of employment. He is a plant manager at Performance Filtration Products.

Lower MACUNGIE twp. PLANNING COMMISSION

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Schoeneck Road conditional use plan denied

The May 8 meeting of the Lower Macungie Planning Commission focused on the Schoeneck Road development.

The warehouse on the property was scaled down from 30 dock doors to 24 and from 200,000 square feet to 180,000 square feet. There were concerns about the short driveway on the property and the possibility of trucks getting backed up onto Schoeneck Road. It was questioned whether a warehouse is suitable for this property.

SOUTH MOUNTAIN MEMORY CARE

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by CARLA JONES in Local News

Care center hosts a ribbon cutting ceremony

South Mountain Memory Care celebrated its official opening with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony May 1.

Approximately 50 people attended the event.

The newly constructed facility is on 201 S. 7th Street in Emmaus and opened its doors Feb. 9. The facility features 20 spacious private rooms and four spacious semi-private rooms with natural light and a private bathroom.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

School board introduces candidate for superintendent’s job

The East Penn Board of School Directors introduced Dr. Joyce Mundy as the first of two final candidates they are considering to fill the shoes of departing school Superintendent Dr. Michael Schilder.

The “Meet and Greet” event May 9 was chaired by Board President Alan Earnshaw who encouraged those in the audience to ask the candidate questions.

“As a teacher at Castle Rock School District for 13 years, I worked in the middle level as a language arts teacher,” Mundy said as she listed her experiences from the beginning of her 25 year career as an educator in Pennsylvania.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Council accepts truck bid

At the Alburtis Borough Council meeting May 9, Solicitor David Knerr opened and read 11 bids received to purchase the borough’s 2004 truck.

The three lowest bids were for $1,040, $2,790 and $3,253. Three additional bids were in the $4,000 range and three were in the $5,000 range. One bid was in the $8,000 range and the winning bid was $10,200. Borough council members passed a motion awarding the winning bid of $10,200 to Daniel Hendricks.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

School board introduces candidate for superintendent’s job

The East Penn Board of School Directors introduced Assistant Superintendent Kristen Campbell as the second of two final candidates they are considering to fill the shoes of departing school Superintendent Dr. Michael Schilder.

The event was chaired by Board President Alan Earnshaw who encouraged members of the public and media to ask the candidate questions.