Parkland Press

Monday, June 18, 2018

North Whitehall supervisors review plans

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

North Whitehall supervisors had two plans to review at their June 4 meeting.

The first was the Dollar General land development plan for Oakwood Lane.

Applicants were seeking preliminary/final approval and were requesting waivers on certain items in the ordinance.

Peter Spisszak, Christopher Sheaffer and Ted Donald discussed the plan with the board at length.

Oakwood Lane will be widened to two, 12-foot lanes with a 6-foot shoulder on one side.

A traffic study showed a left turn lane was not warranted.

Upper Macungie board remembers Dan Olpere

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Upper Macungie Township supervisors’ Chairman Jim Brunell requested a moment of silence to start the May monthly meeting. Former township Manager Dan Olpere passed away recently. He was the first township manager for Upper Macungie serving from Sept. 15, 2014 until Sept. 30, 2017.

Township Manager Bob Ibach announced the stormwater permit application is ready to be sent to the Department of Environmental Protection.

North Whitehall Twp welcomes new public works director

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

During the North Whitehall Township supervisors’ May meeting, Richard Deemer was introduced to the audience as the new public works director.

In other matters, Jarett Zuber’s one lot subdivision was one of two development items on the North Whitehall agenda.

The Zuber plan was reviewed and the request for waivers was discussed.

The planning commission has given the plan an unfavorable review as there were issues outstanding.

Upper Macungie board deals with a variety of issues

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Upper Macungie supervisors have authorized signing an agreement with PennDOT for a stormwater easement on the right of way for the culvert on Werley Road.

The board also gave the go ahead to Keystone Consulting engineers to complete a tapping fee study and to bid for the 2018 sanitary sewer manhole rehabilitation and pipe lining.

Along with this, preparation and advertisement of the sewer ordinance changes were authorized.

Update given on Ridings at Parkland

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Township Secretary Brenda Norder notified North Whitehall supervisors April 2 that a conditional use hearing would be held 7:30 p.m. April 26.

The hearing will concern a proposal to construct a stand alone Dollar General store.

In other matters, as the 180-day waiting period for the inclusion of the Hoffman tract, 88.597 acres along Scheidys Road, into the Ag Security District has expired, the board voted to add the property to the plan.

Joe Piperato and Phil Malitsch addressed the board on the Ridings at Parkland subdivision.

Rep. Day hosts gun law presentation by sheriff

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, teamed up with Berks County Sheriff Eric J. Weaknecht to give a presentation on Pennsylvania’s gun laws and how they affect gun owners.

Some 100 area resided attended the March 22 meeting at the Kutztown Grange.

Some common misconceptions concerning guns were discussed.

One does not need to own a handgun to apply for and be given a license to carry concealed firearms.

Another misconception is that someone with a concelaed carry license can only “carry” their own hand gun.

Board deals with various issues at meeting

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

North Whitehall Township supervisors recently adopted a resolution supporting the effort underway against gerrymandering of election districts.

In other matters at their March meeting, Township Manager Jeff Bartlett complimented the public works department on its handling of the early March snow-storm.

A resident has requested the township take over a streetlight that was installed and paid for privately.

The owner is now deceased and the street light affects eight properties.

Board adopts burning ordinance

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

A court stenographer was present at the North Whitehall Township supervisors meeting to transcribe minutes of the public hearing for the proposed amendment to the burning ordinance.

The purpose of the amendments is to clarify certain language in the ordinance so as to make it more enforceable.

Types of fires, size of fires, location and unattended fires were addressed.

Upper Macungie Twp board makes various appointments

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Upper Macungie supervisors have accepted the planning module for the new Parkland elementary school, Hidden Meadows Phase 1C, Parkland Fields street-lights and the township manager’s salary via resolutions.

In other business, Duane Dellecker was appointed flood plain administrator and Hartco Environmental LLC was awarded the contract to install a flow monitoring system at a cost of $16,503.84.

The change in the name of Abigail Lane to Krocks Road will move forward with approximately a dozen properties affected.

Upper Macungie board honors Pavkovic

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Upper Macungie supervisors opened their recent monthly meeting by honoring Kenneth Pavkovic, vice chairman of the township planning commission, for his many years of service to the township.

Christopher Walls will be replacing Pavkovic on the commission. Pavkovic has served the township for approximately 20 years.

In other matters, representatives of the Parkland School District addressed the board about a tree problem.