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Board discusses camp programs

Thursday, February 11, 2016 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Township Secretary Brenda Norder reorted at the supervisors’ Feb. meeting, the North Whitehall Township offices would be closed Feb. 15 for Presidents Day.

Also, the joint meeting between supervisors and the planning commission will be 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23.

She also noted tires will not be accepted at the recycling center until April 1.

A short discussion was held concerning the summer camps the township sponsors each year.

Bartlett said there was a continuous decline in enrollment since 2010.

Upper Macungie Twp readies for 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Under the Pennsylvania Second Class Township Code, all townships are required to reorganize on the first Monday of the new year.

As was the case with other townships, Upper Macungie supervisors met to comply with the mandate.

Jim Brunell was selected as chairman with Sean Gill as vice chairman and Kathy Rader as secretary.

Other appointments made included Andrew V. Schantz Esq. and Davison and McCarthy P.C. as legal counsel for the board of supervisors, planning commission and township authority.

North Whitehall Township prepares for new year

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

At the recent reorganization meeting of the North Whitehall supervisors, Ronald J. Heintzelman was appointed as chairman of the board with Supervisor Steve Pany selected as vice chairman.

Township Secretary/Treasurer Brenda Norder was re-appointed to the board for the new year as was Jeff Bartlett, who was re-appointed as township manager.

Attorney Lisa Young was re-appointed as solicitor to the board of supervisors and to the township planning commission.

Vehicle break-ins of concern

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

North Whitehall Township resident Matt Gleason voiced safety concerns to supervisors at their August meeting regarding several recent vehicle break-ins.

He asked the board if there was anything the township could do.

Gleason said he was concerned with the response time of state police.

He suggested place something on the township website.

According to Gleason, a suspicious car was seen at several places and people should be aware of this.

PennDOT unveils plans for Route 222 and Schantz

Thursday, July 30, 2015 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Upper Macungie Township hosted show-and-tell time July 21 at Independent Park so PennDOT could unveil plans for improvement of the Route 222, Schantz Road and Route 863 intersections.

The project involves reconstruction of a portion of Route 222 in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, with the major portion of construction in Lehigh County.

The plans include construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Route 222 and Independent/Farmington Roads.

A one-mile section of Route 222 will be widened to two lanes in both directions with a center, left turn lane.

Mark Hills returns to N. Whitehall board

Thursday, July 16, 2015 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

There were no Democrat candidates on the May 19 primary ticket for the open seat on the North Whitehall Board of Supervisors.

Republicans Mark Hills, a former supervisor, and incumbent Richard Celmer were vying for their party's nomination for the 6-year term, starting in 2016.

Hills was appointed supervisor in 2012 to fill the vacancy left by Jerry Joseph.

Celmer unseated Hills in the May 2013 primary and beat Democrat Sam Neas in the November 2013 election for a two-year seat on the board.

Upper Mac Police Chief Colón attends security seminar

Thursday, July 9, 2015 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Less than a dozen people attended Upper Macungie supervisors' July 2 meeting, two days before the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

During the meeting, township Administrator Dan Olpere praised Police Chief Edgardo Colón on his attendance at the Army War College in Carlisle.

One of only 163 candidates selected out of the entire country for this training concerning national security, Colón was nominated by U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey to attend the seminar.

U. Macungie declares June 4 Samir Ashmar Day

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

With his emotions showing, Chairman Jim Brunell read a proclamation to the audience and to the family of the late Samir Ashmar declaring June 4 Samir Ashmar Day.

Ashmar was eulogized for his untiring work in the township and for his service as supervisor.

The former vice chairman of the board of commissioners died unexpectedly Nov. 20, 2014, at age 51.

Ashmar served on the township planning commission and the authority since 2006.

Chief Stewart updates board

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Neffs Fire Company Chief Jim Stewart, also president of the North Whitehall Emergency Services Organization, gave North Whitehall supervisors an update of the organization's services.

The group has purchased a Utility Task Vehicle, known as a UTV, for firefighting and rescue operations in remote areas in the township.

The vehicle, on a trailer, is housed at the Schnecksville Fire Company.

Total cost for this piece of equipment was $48,000.

Stewart told the board reflective address sign sales are making progress. They are sold to the public at slightly over cost.

Work, water level at Leaser Lake are progressing

Thursday, June 4, 2015 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

The countdown has begun.

Only two more feet to add until the water flows over the spillway of Leaser Lake in Lynn Township.

Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation Chairman George White, reported at the group's May 28 meeting, held in the parking lot on the west side of the lake, when the handicapped fishing pier and the kayak launch are completed, the remaining logs will be placed to complete filling of the lake.

The water level was held at this point so the piers could be constructed.

The thought is that both of these projects can be completed within two weeks.