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Hughes explains board’s actions

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by WENDY WRIGHT in Local News

During the Lowhill Township supervisors’ Dec. 7 meeting, Chairman Richard Hughes cleared up some information from the November 2017, meeting.

Hughes explained that halfway through a paving project on Horseshoe Road the closest and second closest asphalt plants closed.

This made it necessary for the township road crew to drive to the third closest asphalt plant in Leesport, Berks County.

The township needed additional trucks to haul the product.

The township made phone calls to find available trucks but was unsuccessful.

Lowhill deals with several issues

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by WENDY WRIGHT in Local News

Engineer Chris Noll reported during the Lowhill supervisors Nov. 2 meeting “no news is good news” regarding the MS4 stormwater plan.

“If we don’t hear anything, then the plan is moving forward as desired,” Noll said.

Administrator Brian Carl reported there was not much of an update on the multimunicipal plan.

He received a general quote for the plan, which he mentioned seemed a little high for the entire plan, but Lowhill Township has the smallest chunk of it. The estimate for Lowhill is about $4,300.

Carl gives report on plan

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by WENDY WRIGHT in Local News

During Lowhill supervisors’ Oct. 5 meeting, township Administrator Brian Carl reported on the multi-municipal plan.

“The township is still trying to get a meeting set up with all the municipalities involved,” Carl explained. “The goal is to have all six municipalities represented.

“They will be trying to get some grant money to help with the plan.”

Carl also reported a hearing concerning the Windy Road concrete driveway has not been scheduled yet.

Chairman Richard Hughes commented on the situation.

Lauretta Ruch becomes a centenarian

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by WENDY WRIGHT in Local News

Lauretta Ruch, who was raised on a farm in Seipstown, turned 100 years old on Sept. 30.

One of six children of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Fiste, she married Edgar Ruch in 1939, and moved to their home in Fogelsville.

The couple had three children Betty, David and Peggy.

Edgar, a veteran of World War II, died at the young age of 57 leaving Lauretta a widow for many years.

Lauretta lived in the home she made with Edgar until she moved to Cedarbrook Nursing Home at the end of this summer.

Hughes misses meeting

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by WENDY WRIGHT in Local News

Lowhill Township supervisors’ Vice Chairman George Wessner Jr. sat in for Chairman Richard Hughes who was unavailable due to an accident in Syracuse, N.Y.

Wessner reported Hughes is all right.

Plans for a lot line adjustment for Michael Ciccone and Martin Nothstein were accepted for final review and approved by the board.

The preliminary plan for Elizabeth Roma Stables was accepted contingent on the board receiving two necessary letters.

The final plan will be submitted at next month’s meeting.