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Maintenance building on Lehigh agenda

Thursday, June 19, 2014 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lehigh Township Supervisor Keith Hantz recently inquired on the status of the maintenance building. At the May 27 meeting he said Roadmaster Frank Zamadics should know the status of the building.

Township Administrator Alice Rehrig said she is in the process of working with a local contractor on a 100-foot by 200-foot or 80-foot by 120-foot steel pole building. The 100-foot width pole would only need doors on the ends.

Hopkins asked if they can afford the pole, which costs $1 million.

Supervisors discuss drainage proposal

Thursday, June 5, 2014 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lehigh Township Engineer Phil Malitsch told township supervisors at the May 13 meeting that he met with township administrator Alice Rehrig and PennDOT at Walnut and Steeple roads.

A plan submitted to PennDOT to resolve a drainage problem would cost $50,000. Malitsch will work out a proposal to determine if the township or state pays and what amount.

One possibility is to have PennDOT supply the materials and the township do the work.

"The water is coming from a development approved 34 years ago and PennDOT doesn't want to take the responsibility," Malitsch said.

Photography show at Lehigh Gap Nature Center a success

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Nature in Photographs, the first annual photography show at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington, held an opening reception March 23.

There was a good turnout of guests who enjoyed the variety of photographs. Both the subjects and the photographers were from a wide area as well as locally.

From the approximately 150 entries, 50 were chosen to be entered in the show in three categories: wildlife, scenic and macro.

Lehigh Twp. hears insurance presentations

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Three companies dispatched representatives to the Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors April 22 meeting to give presentations on various insurance programs.

This year is the first year the township has been able to shop for insurance due to previous claims.

Present were B.J. Giangilio of H.A. Thompson, Tim Schantz of Weiss-Schantz and Paul Pugelli of Brown and Brown.

Thompson represented the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Risk Management Association and has been the township's insurer since 1974.

VFW Patriot's Pen essay contest includes senior high

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Prizes for the Patriot's Pen essay contest sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary to the R. W. Fritzinger Post 7215 Veterans of Foreign Wars were presented on March 22 at the Walnutport VFW post home.

Karen Bandzi welcomed guests and parents of the students receiving the awards. Of the 137 entries, the top 10 received a citation, a Kmart gift card and Patriot's Pen backpacks. All students were from the Northampton Area School District.

The theme for the essays was "What Patriotism Means to Me."

Dual purpose meeting held in Lehigh Township

Thursday, April 17, 2014 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

A meeting was held April 2 at the Lehigh Township Fire Company for two purposes: to determine ways to help the fire company financially and to tell the public about the company.

"On behalf of the Lehigh Township Fire Company I'm glad you came out. The purpose is the financial needs of the fire company," said Darryl Snover, chairman of the Lehigh Township supervisors.

Maintenance building discussed in Lehigh Twp.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lehigh Township Administrator Alice Rehrig received cost estimates for a new maintenance building from Kistler Pole Building.

She told LehighTownship supervisors at the March 25 meeting that the cost would run roughly $100 per square foot.

The buildings that have been discussed would range from 16,000 to 22,000 square feet. Supervisor Keith Hantz said the township should begin drawing up plans.

Supervisor Sandra Hopkins said discussions have taken place. She said a portion could be completed and additions would not be very difficult.

Marc Grammes announces bid for 183rd District seat in house

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Opinion

Marc Grammes of Washington Township kicked off his campaign for state representative in the 183rd Legislative District during a press conference March 22 at the Slatington Trailhead.

The district covers Slatington Borough and parts of Whitehall, Washington and South Whitehall townships in Lehigh County.

In Northampton County, the 183rd includes North Catasauqua, Walnutport, Northampton, Lehigh Township, Allen Township and parts of Moore Township.

Julie Harhart, a Republican, is the incumbent in the district.

Reviewing recreation resolution to become annual practice

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Keith Hantz provided an update on the township recreation resolution at the March 25 Lehigh Township supervisors meeting.

He said he has spoken to members of the Lehigh Township Athletic Association and the recreation commission regarding use of lights.

Hantz said he believes the billing cycle should run from April to July and $65 should be charged to the team.

He said the recreation commission asked if the township was attempting to stop teams from using the lights.

Supervisor Darryl Snover said the purpose is to ensure the teams playing pay the cost.