Parkland Press

Saturday, December 15, 2018

No tax increase in Upper Macungie Twp

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

The name of Abigail Lane in Parkland Fields subdivision is expected be changed in Upper Macungie Township.

Deliveries of mail and packages have been confusing as there is another Abigail Lane nearby.

Supervisors will take the matter under advisement.

The budget for 2018 was adopted with no increase in taxes during the board’s Dec. 7 meeting.

Supervisors approved the Blue Barn Meadows preliminary/final plan along with the Park 100 warehouse final plan.

The 2018 reorganization meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 2, 2018, with the regularly scheduled meeting immediately following.

EMS responses for November were: 78 for Priority 1; 55 for Priority 2 and 90 for Priority 3. One mutual aid was required.

Emergency responses were: Station 8 at 38; Station 25 at 39; and Station 56 at 33. Station 8 acquired one new member while Station 56 added two new members but lost four. Station 25 gained five members and lost five.

In November, 20 commercial permits were issued along with 51 residential and 13 zoning permits.

Four plumbing licenses, eight electric licenses and one septic pumper license were issued.

There were 10 single family detached permits issued and one office building permit.

The zoning hearing board listened to the appeal of Parkland School District for variances on the sign statutes and the buffer yard requirements. The variances were granted. The zoning board is still looking for an alternate member.

Police Chief Edgardo Chief Colon gave the police report.

He said 804 calls for service were responded to in November.

Traffic citations totaled 411 with 64 warnings issued. Most reported crime was theft with 14 while DUI offenses followed with 10.

Colon noted police officers raised $3,000 for their No Shave November fundraiser to fight pediatric cancer.