Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Lower Mac commissioners agreed in a contentious split vote to help fund the extension of its infrastructure that some said should have been done years ago.
Lower Macungie commissioners voted Sept. 6 in favor of making a financial investment to extend water lines in the vicinity of Brookside and Indian Creek roads. However, the vote was contentious as Commissioner Doug Brown challenged the wisdom of laying out about $55,000 for the project. Supporters of the project questioned the safety of the hundreds of children who visit the facility every day because there currently are no fire hydrants serving the community center building that also houses the library. The safety concern extends to township workers as well since there are no fire hydrants that protect the Lower Macungie Township Building either. Dale Dries, owner of Dries Do-It Center, approached the Board of Commissioners Thursday to …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Drivers will soon see a lower speed limit on curvy Mill Creek Road in Lower Macungie.
Prepare to slow down if you're driving on curvy Mill Creek Road. Township commissioners on Thursday lowered the speed limit on the extremely winding portion of Mill Creek Road between Spring Creek Road and Sauerkraut Lane. Commissioners voted unanimously to lower the speed limit to 25 mph from its current 35 mph. Months ago residents of that stretch of Mill Creek Road petitioned the commissioners with their concerns. Some said dangerous conditions were created when drivers tried to navigate the road's curves at high speeds. Some said they were even afraid to try to collect their mail from roadside mailboxes.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Lower Macungie Township Manager Bruce Fosselman met with East Penn Superintendent Thomas Seidenberger to discuss students' safety.
Lower Macungie Township Manager Bruce Fosselman met recently with East Penn School District Superintendent Thomas Seidenberger to discuss the safety of students who will be arriving at Willow Lane Elementary School without a bus for the first time this fall. Fosselman told the township board of commissioners at its meeting Thursday that both he and Seidenberger realize time is of the essence when it comes to preparing the area -- particularly the intersection at Willow and Sauerkraut lanes -- so that students walking from as far as 1.5 miles away will be safe. Fosselman mentioned the possible use of crossing guards, but "nothing concrete," It was but one of a variety of elements the township and the district are considering, he said. The …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Kristine Lynn Perrin, 42, remains at Lehigh Valley Hospital -- Cedar Crest.