Northwestern Press

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Board discusses various issues

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

During the Lynn Township supervisors’ Aug. 8 meeting, Roadmaster Bruce Raber reported his crew was busy as usual.

Along with working at Ontelaunee Park, the crew was mowing, cutting trees on mountain roads, replacing signs, cleaning culverts, working on the dirt roads and will be working at the Night in the Country.

Lynnport Fire Company will have its 75th anniversary celebration beginning with a parade 2-8 p.m. Sept. 7.

They responded to 34 calls so far this year.

Trash talk again at meeting

Thursday, August 22, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Resident Marty Rakaczewski brought a partially filled bag of trash to show supervisors at their Aug. 12 meeting.

He again pleaded with the board to do something about the problem.

Rakaczewski said the trash he brought along was collected just before coming to the meeting.

He accused supervisors of being indifferent and not doing anything to alleviate the situation and suggested they hire someone to patrol the area once a week to pick up garbage.

Rakaczewski said Tuesday and Saturday were the worst days for trash along the roads.

LCA reps attend Lynn meeting

Monday, August 5, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Charles Volk and Liesel Gross, of the Lehigh County Authority, brought some hope to Lynn Township supervisors.

They outlined the steps being taken to free up more EDU’s for houses waiting to be hooked up to the sewer system.

They will have another meeting at the township building sometime in the future.

Fire Chief Peter Christ noted that the fire company did not have a key for a dry hydrant in the town house development.

Firefighters would not be able to use the hydrant.

Gross said she would look into the matter and forward a key to the fire company.

Boy Scout honored by Weisenberg Township board

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Boy Scout Tom Broadhurst was recognized by Weisenberg supervisors June 10 with a commendation for his project with the township.

He was responsible for planting shade trees at the soccer fields.

Another Boy Scout, Alex Sprosell, presented an overview of the project he would like to do for the township.

He is proposing a flagpole, with flag, be installed at the ball fields in Weisenberg Park.

Flowers would be planted around the perimeter and a small paved section would surround the pole.

The board gave him the go-ahead by approving expenditures up to $1,000.

Nestle donates to park

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Eric Andreus, natural resource manager for Nestle Waters, was in attendance at the Lynn Township supervisors’ May 9 meeting to extol the virtues of Nestle’s partnership with the township.

It has been 25 years since the company started taking water from the site and Supervisor Steve Feinour and Justin Smith noted Nestle has contributed quite a bit to the township over the years via donations and sponsorship of events.

In line with this, Andreus presented a check for $15,000 to the board toward development of Ontelaunee Park.

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.