Northwestern Press

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

LCA invited to attend Lynn board meeting

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Supervisor Steve Feinour again shared his displeasure over the Lehigh County Authority regarding the sewer plant.

LCA representatives are invited to the April meeting to explain the status of equivalent dwelling units available at the plant and how they will find room for any additional EDUs to hook up to the sewer system.

The plan for Madison Village Mobile Home development is being affected by the uncertain EDU situation.

Weisenberg adds to Ag District

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Weisenberg Township supervisors incorporated two properties into the Ag Security District by resolution at their March 11 meeting.

The Stettler/Fritz land of 43.58 acres near New Smithville, and 23 acres owned by Scott and Susan Kinney on Sweitzer Road, were added to the compact.

Jan Sutermeister, representing those advocating for a swimming pool in the Northwestern Lehigh four-township area, told supervisors her group is now incorporated as a nonprofit organization.

Advertisement will be made for the paving project envisioned on Kecks and New Smithville roads.

Lynn board gives conditional approval to Madison Village mobile home plan

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

The Madison Village mobile home plan was presented to Lynn Township supervisors for review during their Feb. 14 meeting.

The developer was seeking conditional final plan approval.

Supervisor Steve Feinour was again worried about the sewer situation.

Madison Village has 24 Equivalent Dwelling Units and there are another 24 available.

A total of 66 would be needed for the project.

Feinour stated Madison Village might not be able to acquire all the 24 available because other developers need some.

Hope Community Church hosts annual Sportsmen’s Banquet

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

During the recent Hope Community Church Sportsmen’s Banquet members of the congregation showed a great deal of respect toward each other, and courtesy, civility and helpfulness to each other and to the dinner guests.

This yearly event brings the community together and is a good distraction from the winter cold, snow and ice.

The Sportsmen’s Banquet is a time to greet old friends and make some new ones.

After the introduction by Bill Vanartsdalen and the invocation by Pastor Ken Kalisz, dinner was served.

SangriaFest coming to Upper Macungie

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

If all goes well, ArtsQuest SangriaFest will be coming to Upper Macungie Township’s Grange Park in addition to the yearly event at SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

ArtsQuest Chief Operating Officer Curt Mosel attended the Upper Macungie supervisors’ Feb. 7 meeting to give them an overview of the project.

Board members had a lengthy discussion on his request.

The vote was 2-1 in favor of allowing ArtsQuest to set up at the park. Supervisor Jim Brunell was the lone “no” vote.

Golden Key to get new turn lane

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

At the board’s Feb. 11 meeting, Peter Terry of Benchmark Engineering, Allentown, presented plans to Weisenberg Township supervisors for road widening at the interchange of Golden Key Road and I-78.

A right-turn-only lane will be added to the southbound side of Golden Key Road for easier entrance onto I-78.

A camera will be installed at the intersection on the northwest corner of I-78 to monitor traffic.

PennDOT will assume responsibility for the camera.

Weisenberg board readies for new year

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

All across Pennsylvania the first Monday in January is when townships of the second class reorganize.

Weisenberg Township was no exception.

Linda Gorgas was installed as chairwoman of the board of supervisors with Anthony Werley named vice chairman.

He was also appointed roadmaster with James Werley to serve as assistant roadmaster.

Brian Carl was appointed as the board secretary along with being zoning officer, township administrator and alternate sewage enforcement officer.

Sewage enforcement will be provided by Keystone Consulting Engineers.

Lynn deals with several issues

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Fire Chief Peter Christ reported to Lynn Township supervisors Dec. 13 firefighters responded to 180 calls as of the board’s meeting.

A sign is needed on the new building and some minor items need to be dealt with.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel and equipment should be in by Jan. 1, 2019.

In other matters, the Gerhard plan was shown to the board by Scott Dietrich.

The subdivision is in Weisenberg Township but the entire tract straddles municipal boundaries.

Supervisors deferred the plan to Weisenberg Township for review.

UGI presents plans to board

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Several representatives from UGI were present at the Weisenberg supervisors’ Dec. 10 meeting to discuss a proposed gas line in the township.

Jeremy Horning, Thomas Milcetich and David Amory told the board where the line would be installed.

Heffner Road was listed as one road where the line would be located.

Supervisor Vice Chairman Tony Werley had certain qualms about using that road as it only has a 33-foot right of way.