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Schucker discusses wood ducks

Monday, December 30, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Approximately 100 people attended the Albany Township Environmental Advisory Council’s presentation by Jeffrey Schucker relating his experiences with wood duck banding and environmental improvement.

President of Bailey Wood Products, Schucker told those gathered inside the Kempton Fire Company social hall that he started on his mission in 1990 and has been happily involved every year since then. Wood ducks range from Canada to the Caribbean.

Will it stay or will it go?

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Recycling center’s future up in the air

Many in the audience at the Lynn Township supervisors December meeting were interested in the future of the recycling center — whether or not it would be closed in the near future.

In the absence of supervisors’ Chairman Justin Smith, Supervisor Steve Feinour took the reins of the meeting and addressed the subject.

He stated he township, at this time, does not intend to close the doors of the recycling center.

However, if the costs keep rising, there will be some serious discussion about closing the site.

Weisenberg board deals with road rules

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Weisenberg supervisors adopted an ordinance limiting the size of trucks allowed on Helffrich Road during the board’s Dec. 9 meeting.

No trucks over 40 feet in length or weighing more than 30 tons will be allowed on this road except for local deliveries.

A traffic study was done on George Road and the result was that a 30 mph speed limit is justified.

The speed limit will include the entire length of the road from the Lowhill Township line to Carpet Road.

Only one bid was received to audit the township’s books.

Lynn board meeting quick and to the point

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

Lynn Township supervisors’ meeting in October was a quick one.

The board attended to business and quickly adjourned.

Lynnport Fire Company lauded the success of its 75th anniversary event.

The fire company received a $95,000 grant to repair the station roof and another $15,000 grant for renovating the bathrooms.

New Tripoli Fire Chief Peter Christ reported firefighters responded to 113 fire calls this year so far.

Their guns and cash fundraiser was a big success, he said.

Several members are enrolled in various courses pertaining to firefighting.

Supervisors, fire company to meet on Nov. 21

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

The 2020 budget was reviewed by Weisenberg supervisors during their Nov. 11 meeting.

Fire company support was discussed as it related to the budget.

Money budgeted for the township fire company sometimes does not meet the expenses.

Initiation of a fire tax was discussed and will be heard at a proposed joint meeting with the fire company 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21.

Long-term funding of the fire company will be on the agenda.

Supervisor Linda Gorgas commented.

“There is a difference between what we need and what we want,” Gorgas said.

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.