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Monday, December 10, 2018

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.

Goodwill seeks new fire truck

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

Germansville Assistant Fire Chief Randy Metzger reported at the Lowhill supervisors’ June 7 meeting the fire department is looking to replace its 1991 Darley, which has a 1,500 gpm pumper, with a new KME aerial cap single-axle fire truck with a ladder on top and a pump.

Firefighters are looking for a more diverse truck as they cover bigger structures throughout Lowhill, Germansville and New Tripoli.

The new truck will cost around $737,000.

The board asked if they could look at a used truck,

Parkland Garden Club celebrates Arbor Day

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Members of Parkland Garden Club continued their annual plantings of trees in memory of or in honor of loved ones Arbor Day at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville.

Since 1980, the club has made 327 plantings around the local area.

This year, the 13 plantings made at the zoo were all made in memory of a loved one.

Scott Fenstermaker, groundskeeper for the zoo, planted this year’s trees and has provided 35 years of help to the club.

Parkland Garden Club celebrates Arbor Day

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Members of Parkland Garden Club continued their annual plantings of trees in memory of or in honor of loved ones Arbor Day at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville.

Since 1980, the club has made 327 plantings around the local area.

This year, the 13 plantings made at the zoo were all made in memory of a loved one.

Scott Fenstermaker, groundskeeper for the zoo, planted this year’s trees and has provided 35 years of help to the club.

Board change at Weisenberg meeting

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Weisenberg Township has a new face on the board of supervisors — Richard Bleiler.

Bleiler was the chairperson of the planning commission and served on the commission for 40 years.

During the board’s May 14 meeting, an important item of discussion was approving the retirement of Supervisor Tom Wehr.

Vice Chairman Anthony Werley and Chairwoman Linda Gorgas discussed Wehr’s retirement request.