Northwestern Press

Monday, March 18, 2019

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.

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.