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Lynn organizes zoning, SALDO

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

A special meeting was called Sept. 5 by Lynn supervisors to review the zoning and subdivision and land development ordinances, which are being codified, and to make needed changes and corrections .

Industrial performance standards have to be updated. Township Manager Kevin Deppe told the board he never used the noise section of the ordinance. A baseline measurement is necessary and the township does not have the equipment to measure decibels.

Supervisor Brian Dietrich said the issue could wait until it becomes an issue.

Hamburg serves up tasty burgers at fest

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The American House Hotel is on the corner of the area in which streets were blocked for the ninth annual Taste of Hamburg-er Festival in downtown Hamburg, Berks County.

Christopher Madarn was outside the hotel making a number of different hamburgers at the Sept. 1 celebration.

The favorite among festival-goers was Madarn's chipotle bacon burger.

The burger fest featured 30 hamburger stands, children's activities, musical entertainment and even a chili cook-off.

Hermany reports on Night in the Country success

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

In her Aug. 29 report on Night in the Country to the Northwestern Recreation Commission board, Kathy Hermany said vendor payments are coming in and there are still some outstanding bills.

"I want to thank the road crews for their efforts," Hermany said.

Northwestern Recreation Commission President Don Link said the annual Night in the Country celebration could not happen without the township help.

He also thanked Hermany for all she has done. Link said Celebration Fireworks has new equipment and that contributed to the high quality of the fireworks show.

Washington Township supervisors give conditional approval to Antioch Church

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Washngton Township supervisors have given conditional final approval to the Antioch Church plan for the old White Christmas Tree Farm on High Hill Road.

There were complaints from residents saying they had not received notices of zoning hearings.

Supervisors were asked if the township would enforce deed restrictions. Engineer Roy Stewart, of Keystone Consulting Engineers, Wescosville, said it does not.

Solicitor John Ashley said the township will enforce zoning hearing board restrictions.

To get a deed restriction changed requires a zoning hearing.

Lynn Twp. discusses taping meetings

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lynn Township Supervisor Justin Smith mentioned at the board's meeting on Aug. 9 a return to taping meetings due to a concern of transparency.

Unlike the minutes requiring board approval, a tape becomes public property and release is required immediately.

Solicitor Marc Fisher said supervisors would need to decide how long they want to keep the tapes.

Secretary Tammy White said the minutes are a very compressed version of what would be on a tape.

Township Administrator Kevin Deppe pointed out anyone can tape the meetings for himself.

A beautiful night for fireworks

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Stormy sky clears for Night in the Country

Many who came early to Night in the Country while there was full daylight were telling each other to check out the view.

A motorized parasail was circling above the Aug. 18 celebration.

At 6:30 p.m. the first bang could be heard as Celebration Fireworks continued preparing for the extravaganza that would end the annual event at 10 p.m.

Patrick Duncan added his 1967 Volkswagen dune buggy to the field of antique and classic cars.

He owns a couple Mustangs but the buggy was ready after two years of work and he wanted to show it off.

NWL school board denies charter school application

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Circle of Seasons vows to return

Phil Arnold of Circle of Seasons Charter School addressed the board during the public comment period of the Aug. 15 meeting of Northwestern Lehigh School directors.

The resolution to approve or deny the charter was on the evening's agenda.

"One of the things we hold sacred is free thinking and entrepreneurship," Arnold said. "A 1997 state law provided for choice in school systems. When there is a niche, it is to be filled."

In 1919, the only school in Germany was the Waldorf, the method of teaching proposed by the charter school, he explained.

Board discusses park's purpose

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Following an executive session for litigation matters, Lynn Township supervisors heard Stan Kelson's request for practice fields at Ontelaunee Park for lacrosse.

On Aug. 9 he told supervisors at their meeting, the team has to travel 30 miles to get a place to play.

He said there are two areas that could be turned into a lacrosse field with little excavating: the parking lot at the end of the old pavilion and the area along Route 143 where the old swimming pool was located.

Parents of lacrosse players would help with the work creating a playing field, he said.

...Board discusses Circle of Seasons

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Circle of Seasons Charter School application was expected to be on the Northwestern Lehigh School agenda for Aug. 15.

School directors were invited to give their opinions on the proposed charter school at the board's Aug. 8 meeting.

Director Todd Hernandez said he did not see support in the community for the school and the curriculum does not meet Northwestern standards.

Board member Greg Sanders said the timeline the charter school is proposing is a problem because transportation would have to be provided beyond the NWL school year.