At their April 9 meeting, Lehigh Township supervisors announced the township will participate in National Take Back Day April 27.
From 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. that day, police will collect old or otherwise unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs at the Lehigh Township fire hall in Cherryville.
Supervisors also announced a household hazardous waste drop-off event will take place 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem Township.
The theme for the 2013 Patriot's Pen contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars was "What would I tell America's Founding Fathers?"
Eight of the 127 entrants from Northampton Area Middle School went on to the district contest with one, Katherine Hartzell, placing second.
Karen Bandzi, president of the Ladies Auxiliary to R.W. Fritzinger VFW Post 7215, Walnutport, welcomed winners and families to the awards ceremony and dinner March 24.
David Schneck's baseball career began with a 5-year-old boy hitting stones with a stick and ended with the Mets Major League ball team.
Schneck, of Lehigh Township spoke about his career Feb. 25 to members of the Lehigh Township Historical Society during a program at Hope Lutheran Church.
Shirley Eckhart introduced him by saying he was walking around during one of the society's mum sales and she thought, "Why not have him speak?"
Rod Christman, president of the Lehigh Township Athletic Association, asked for support for a community center that has been 13 years in the planning.
Mike Druckenmiller gave a presentation about the engineering involved for a proposed LTAA building at 1200 Delps Road. The reason for the center is "to establish a community center home for young athletes, their families and communities for life lessons and community development," he said.
Five members of Pack 242 attended the Feb. 12 meeting of the Lehigh Township supervisors as part of their work toward earning the Citizenship Merit Badge.
Scoutmaster Brett Reichelderfer accompanied the Scouts and their parents.
The Pack is chartered by Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville.
Lehigh Township has launched a Shop with a Cop program. Police officers from the township accompany youth for some shopping at Kmart in Walnutport.
"We got a good response from the community. Businesses donated," said Det. Matt Enstrom.
Dave Coppola, Kmart manager, said he expects to see it grow in future years.
Representatives of Buchart Horn Inc. came to the Jan. 22 meeting of the Lehigh Township supervisors to provide a presentation about the Master Concept plan which is in its final draft.
It is expected to cover current needs and provide a site plan to fit the needs of the township for many years to come, said W. Scott Loercher. People in each department were interviewed to determine what was needed. Public works was considered to have an immediate need but with space to grow, with administration and police coming second.
Lehigh Township Engineer Phil Malitsch presented the supervisors with a report on the stormwater management plan at the Dec. 11 meeting.
A question was raised last month as to why the plan was based on lots of 10,000 square feet and how it should be handled in smaller subdivisions.
Act 167 gives counties the authority to develop either countywide or watershed specific regulations. Lehigh County has a combination of the two. In the late 1980s, the county conducted a study looking for 1 cubic foot/second of increase of water from impervious surfaces.
ALEX PUTS THE PERIOD BEFORE JR INSTEAD OF AFTER Students have the opportunity to Shop with a Cop at Kmart
Matt Enstrom, a detective with the Lehigh Township police department, said, "We got a good response from the community. Businesses donated." The Shop with a Cop project is in its first year and Dave Coppola, Kmart manager, said he expects to see it grow in future years.
The 2013 budget was approved at the Dec. 11 meeting of the Lehigh Township supervisors.
Supervisor Sandy Hopkins asked if the budget could be reopened for a discussion of personnel and major equipment purchases in three months.
Solicitor David Backenstoe said it is a matter of semantics. The budget will not be reopened but can be reviewed with transfers made of unencumbered funds. He said funds can't be reallocated if they are intended for specific debt.