Northwestern Press

Monday, December 10, 2018

Lynn board reviews three plans

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

Three plans were on the agenda at the Lynn Township Nov. 8 meeting.

First was the Follweiler lot line adjustment on Gun Club Road.

Scott Dietrich of JHA Beitler Company represented the subdivider.

Second was the Bausch lot line adjustment on Bausch Road. This plan was represented by Art Swallow.

Lastly, Brandon Kistler’s plan for property along Allemaengel Road was shown by Larry Turoscy.

This involved the flood plain demarcation on the property.

Feinour asks for location of streetlight money

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

During the Oct. 11 board meeting, Lynn Township Supervisor Steve Feinour mentioned the subject of streetlights in the Heintzelman subdivision.

Evidently, the lights were paid for five years ago and were not installed.

Solicitor Marc Fisher will send a letter to the developer to ascertain the situation.

He was also dissatisfied with the Lehigh County Authority and the promised expansion of the sewage treatment plant.

Feinour suggested pressure be applied to the LCA or to the Department of Environmental Protection or any entity that could influence the project.

Board to rebid tree work

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Weisenberg Township supervisors have agreed to rebid tree trimming along New Smithville Road. A previous request for bids went unanswered.

In addition, services of a CPA to audit the township’s books for the year will be advertised.

Joe Rocco and Joe Kolarik, representing Hunt Meadows subdivision, were at the board’s Oct. 8 meeting to request a reduction in their escrow fund.

The board agreed to release $43,994.40 to the developer.

Weisenberg Township, PennDOT switch roads

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Weisenberg supervisors, at their August meeting, approved a resolution making the swap of Old Route 22 for Kecks Road complete.

PennDOT will have Old Route 22 in its road system while Weisenberg Township gains Kecks Road.

The Morgan Hills subdivision was on the agenda for planning module approval and discussion of the driveway agreement for 8996 Wertman Road.

A condition of approval noted the driveway is not to be blocked while the construction of Yorkshire Circle progressed.

Attorney Rob Lewis showed the board a revised plan for 2501 Golden Key Road.

Board discusses trails

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Speeding traffic along Apple Road was discussed at the Weisenberg Township supervisors June meeting.

Adding a stop sign at the intersection with Red Haven Road was contemplated by the board. However, according to township engineer Stan Wojciechowski, multiple stop signs at intersections should not be used to control speed according to the PennDOT manual.

Striping of the roads to control the width would be a better option, according to Wojciechowski.

Lynn Twp finishes treatment facility issue

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

During the Lynn Township supervisors’ June meeting, resident Brian Mohr asked Zoning Officer Chris Noll about the progress, if any, on his complaints about White Deer Run.

Mohr asked whether White Deer Run was doing more than what was allowed by the zoning hearing board decision.

Noll reported he was told by the manager only alcoholics were being treated at the site and the requested improvements were done at the facility.

Supervisors Chairman Justin Smith said the board was now finished with this item.

Fire company seeks decision

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Fire Chief Jay Scheffler and Randy Metzger of the Germansville Fire Company attended the July meeting of Lynn supervisors to ask whether the board had made any decision on Germansville’s plan to buy a new ladder truck.

At a previous meeting, they were seeking a commitment on funding for the apparatus.

They would like a pledge of $8,000 per year for several years.

Supervisor Steve Feinour said the board could only do so much due to budget constraints.

Nestle Waters donates to Ontelaunee Park

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Eric Andreus, representing Nestle Waters, attended the May Lynn Township supervisors’ meeting to give the water report.

He discussed monitoring data and the work that has been done in the township.

He also presented a donation of $15,000 to be used for work at Ontelaunee Park.

Over the years, approximately $275,000 has been given to the township by Nestle Waters.

Donald Christ noted that Eagle Scout Nolan Hernandez wants to donate time for a project in the park.

Weisenberg Township polling place to remain at Hope Community Church

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

As Supervisor Tom Wehr was absent, Linda Gorgas took over to direct the Weisenberg supervisors’ April 9 meeting.

Of note is the change back to the original polling place for township voters.

The polling location will remain at Hope Community Church, contrary to what was stated at the board’s March meeting, as it was decided Weisenberg Fire Company would not have adequate parking available.

In other matters, Tony Werley noted New Enterprise was awarded the bids for road materials.

Weisenberg polling place to remain at Hope Church

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

As Supervisor Tom Wehr was absent, Linda Gorgas took over to direct the Weisenberg supervisors’ April 9 meeting.

Of note is the change back to the original polling place for township voters.

The polling location will remain at Hope Community Church, contrary to what was stated at the board’s March meeting, as it was decided Weisenberg Fire Company would not have adequate parking available.

In other matters, Tony Werley noted New Enterprise was awarded the bids for road materials.