Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Three incumbents and two challengers are seeking the Republican nomination for three Lower Macungie commissioner seats. The primary is Tuesday.
Three incumbents and two challengers are seeking the Republican nomination for three four-year terms on the Lower Macungie Board of Commissioners. The primary is Tuesday. Incumbents Ryan T. Conrad, Roger C. Reis and Ronald Eichenberg are seeking re-election. Challenging them for two of the seats are Ron Beitler and Brian Higgins. Patch sent a questionnaire to the five Republican candidates and is posting the replies of those who responded in their entirety. Click on the name of the candidate to read his information, including educational and family background as well as each candidate's vision for the township, qualifications and priorities. Roger C. Reis Ronald Eichenberg (Declined to Participate) Ron Beitler Brian Higgins Ryan T. Conrad …
Friday, January 18, 2013
State Rep. endorses Ron Eichenberg's bid for re-election.
Friday, January 18
Lower Macungie Township Commissioner President Ron Eichenberg, who announced Wednesday that he will seek re-election in November has been endorsed by State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie. "Ron has a keen awareness of the issues and a sincere desire to work on behalf of all residents in Lower Macungie," Mackenzie said as part of the announcement of Eichenberg's intention to run. "I am pleased to support and endorse him for re-election to the Board of Commissioners," Mackenzie said. So far, Eichenberg and two other candidates have announced interest in running for the township board of commissioners: Ron Beitler and Brian Higgins. The Primary Election is scheduled for May 21.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Primary election to be held May 21
Thursday, January 17
Republican Ron Eichenberg, 67, president of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners, announced Wednesday in a written release that he will seek re-election to the BOC. Eichenberg is a realtor and a 29-year resident of Lower Macungie Township. He also is vice-president of the board of the Emmaus Main Street Partners, and served nine years on the board of the Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties, most recently as past president. He also served on the board of the Western Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, and Emmaus Rotary Club. "Macungie has and will continue to experience significant growth historically followed by economic growth sustaining and enhancing the quality of life of residents. As Lower Macungie strives to achieve the best…
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Ron Beitler deserves to be appointed to the Lower Macungie Township Board of Parks & Recreation, she says.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
To the Editor: It’s a sad day when pettiness denies a committed citizen an appointment to a Lower Macungie Township volunteer service committee. Ron Beitler has excellent leadership skills and would be a fine addition to any township committee. It seems the big egos of the majority of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners are easily pricked. They exhibit disdain for anyone who disagrees with their actions. Actions that have been consistently questionable. President Ron Eichenberg is suspect of the most self-serving actions of all. As a realtor, Eichenberg has listed two township properties that are being sought by developers. These properties are the subject of discussion between the developers and the Board of Commissioners. …
Friday, September 21, 2012
A local business owner, the township native is active in environmental and community causes.
Ron Beitler, owner of Bar None Weddings & Entertainment in Macungie and a lifelong resident of Lower Macungie Township was rejected by the Lower Macungie Board of Commissioners as a volunteer member of the Parks & Recreation Board. Beitler, a lifelong township resident, applied for the position and was interviewed by some of the commissioners. His appointment to the board was a party of Thursday's agend at the BOC meeting. Commissioner James Lanscek made a motion to approve Beitler's appointment. But Commissioner President Ron Eichenberg had concerns. "[Beitler] is instrumental in an organization that brought suit against the Board of Commissioners, and he has a lot of negativity," Eichenberg said. Eichenberg went on to say that for those …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Lower Macungie Board of Commissioners will talk again about the plan to subdivide almost 600 acres of farmland at its April 5 meeting.
The Lower Macungie Board of Commissioners took no action toward approving the Spring Creek subdivision plan presented in its revised form at the March 15 meeting. Township officials presented the plan in its latest iteration to commissioners before turning over the plan for public comment, which included several tense moments. First to speak, Township Planner Sara Pandl described the breakdown of the 14 lots which totals just under 600 acres: Township Engineer William Erdman spoke mostly about the traffic studies to which the property has been and will be subject. During the public comment, Scott Bieber, an Upper Milford Township resident and member of the grassroots Friends for the Protection of Lower Macungie Township, exceeded his 3-…
Friday, March 2, 2012
Going forward, Ron Eichenberg will remain silent on matters regarding the Remington/Allen Organ property for which he is real estate broker of record.
Lower Macungie Township Commisioners listened to several residents during the public comment portion of the March 1 meeting as they accused Commissioner President Ron Eichenberg of unethical and illegal behavior at the Feb. 16 meeting. Two weeks ago, the board of commissioners voted to refer a rezoning request for the property surrounding the Allen Organ headquarters to the township planning commission. Eichenberg, a broker for the Frederick Group, is the agent of record for the property. He was accused of making comments that contributed to the "formation and framing" of the motion. He denies this, saying he only called for the vote as he is supposed to do in his role as president of the board. Eichenberg also "afforded no opportunity …