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Board OKs self-storage final plan

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

According to information provided by Secretary Jill Seymour, Lowhill Township supervisors reviewed the East Penn Self-Storage land development plan during their Feb. 7 meeting.

The final plan for 3176 Route 100 was dated May 5, 2017, but it was revised on Oct. 29, 2018.

Board Chairman Richard Hughes made a motion to review the final plan. Vice Chairman Buddy Wessner seconded the motion.

During the review, Ryan Christman of Keystone Consulting Engineers, told the board the applicant had addressed all the outstanding issues for the land development plan.

Lowhill organizes for 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

During 2019, Lowhill Township employees will receive 3 percent more in pay than they received last year.

Board of Supervisors Chairman Richard Hughes will continue in that role as will Treasurer Robb Werley and Vice Chairman Buddy Wessner .

Jill Seymour will continue as secretary and Joe Kalusky again serves as road foreman.

Jeff Hontz will serve as assistant road foreman and Jeff Hontz, Tim Wessner and Mike Hontz are the road crew members.

Glen Grim is a part-time road crew member.

Bridge repair updates provided

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Lowhill supervisors were relieved hear at their Jan. 7 meeting that repairs are completed and satisfactorily done to Valley Road Bridge.

Solicitor Keith Strohl reported that for 2019 there has been an inflation adjustment for any public bid requirements.

For anything that is at least $11,600, the township can do an abbreviated bid process, but for anything that is $20,600 or greater, a full bid process needs to be done.

This is approximately a $200 increase from last year.

NWL pool discussed at Lowhill

Friday, November 23, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Main items on the Lowhill Township supervisors’ Nov. 1 meeting agenda were a correction about an ordinance hearing from the October meeting and a representative was in attendance to speak about the possibility of a community swimming pool.

According to township Secretary Jill Seymour, the meeting began with Supervisor Chairman Richard Hughes announcing there was an error with the time advertised for ordinance 2018-2 for vacating Winchester Road.

The time was originally said to be 6:45 p.m. but the hearing and the adoption were tabled until 7:25 p.m. Nov. 6.

Kutztown University unveils SMASH room for students

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Kutztown University recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony as the Department of Communication Studies officially opened the Social Media Analytics Strategic Hub in Rickenbach Learning Center.

KU President Kenneth S. Hawkinson, Provost Anne Zayaitz, Dr. Keith Massie, SMS area coordinator and Assistant Professor in Communication Studies and Dr. Robert “Moe” Folk, English professor and SMS program co-architect cut the ribbon.

This room will assist in student learning for the new Social Media Theory and Strategy major, one of the first created of this type in the United States

Lowhill board discusses bridge repairs

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Lowhill Township supervisors discussed necessary bridge repairs for Valley Road and Bear bridges during their Oct. 4 meeting.

Supervisors started the meeting by notifying everyone a budget workshop meeting took place earlier that evening and they will have another one on Nov. 1.

Solicitor Charles Waters said the board should have an ordinance prepared to vacate Winchester Road in November.

The road needs to be vacated temporarily so the township can push back the barriers and allow access to the Game Commission parking lot.

Issues from rain in Lowhill

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Lowhill supervisors discussed several ongoing and new issues at their Sept. 6 board meeting.

Topics included repairs to Valley Road bridge, and repairs needed due to severe rain and storms throughout August.

The board reviewed the minor subdivision preliminary plan for Dean and Diane Schaller at 3716 Pine Tree Road.

Chairman Richard Hughes made a motion to accept the preliminary plan for review. Supervisor Robb Werley seconded it.

Hughes mentioned the planning commission said the Schallers must apply for a family, shared driveway waiver.

Lowhill to update July board minutes

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Lowhill Township Supervisors’ Chairman Richard Hughes began the board’s Aug. 2 meeting asking for a motion to approve the minutes from July.

Treasurer Robb Werley said it should be included in the minutes that he abstained from voting for approval of the land development final plan for a proposed office at 6768 Kernsville Road on behalf of him and his wife, Brenda.

When that correction is made, Vice Chairman Buddy Wessner motioned to approve the minutes. Werley seconded it.

Werley said he will again abstain from voting.

Weisenberg, PennDOT switch roads

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

During the Weisenberg Township June meeting Administrator Brian Carl stated as of June 4 Old 22 was no longer a Weisenberg Township road.

PennDOT now owns Old 22 and the township took ownership of Kecks, between Seipstown and Old 22. The township is satisfied with this swap, mainly because of all the detours that occur on Old 22.

Carl also explained a certain number of trees and plants were required by the state Department of Environmental Protection as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for construction of the park.