At the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors workshop meeting July 10, Solicitor Joseph Piperato addressed the agenda item for the Rock-Lehigh Valley LLC hearing scheduled for July 29.
The hearing is a legal challenge by Rockefeller Development to change the board of supervisors’ ruling on a zoning change. Rock-Lehigh Valley is a subsidiary of Rockefeller.
At Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors meeting July 9, supervisors reviewed the final plan proposal for JW Development’s warehouse project off Seemsville Road. The township’s planning commission recommended acceptance.
The project will have five warehouses in the first phase and a sixth in the second phase. The last warehouse is coordinated with the construction of a related project dubbed Liberty Commerce Center in Northampton Industrial Park. The complex is being developed by Liberty Property Trust.
At the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors regular meeting June 27, township Engineer James Milot reported he reviewed Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s traffic analysis for the intersection at Jade Lane and Dogwood Road along Airport Road. Supervisors asked for a review after a fatal accident earlier this year.
According to Milot, there was only one reportable accident over the past three years. The incident involved a motorcycle collision with a deer.
(This is the second and final part of this feature on Joe Young and his Youngiefest event.)
When Joe Young put together his first Youngiefest celebration, it was a gathering of his former students who had gone on to become successful businessmen.
“When I talked to these men and realized what they have accomplished, it keyed something in my mind,” Young said. “Some students in schools today are bored with traditional school classroom instruction, just like some of the people in my classes.”
This year’s Youngiefest was held May 18 at Victor C. Talotta Park, Cementon.
At its meeting June 27, East Allen Township Board of Supervisors discussed pending legal action against the community by Rock-Lehigh Valley LLC.
The group is a subsidiary of Rockefeller Group.
The basis for the suit stems from the township’s decision to keep agricultural zoning in place for a land parcel owned by the airport on Willowbrook Road. Rockefeller wanted to see another warehouse on the property. The people of East Allen Township, through their elected representatives, decided to keep the existing zoning and not allow a warehouse on the property.
Solicitor Lincoln Treadwell told Allen Township Board of Supervisors, at its June 25 meeting, that he believes modifications can be made to the state laws regarding fireworks.
Supervisors wanted the new restrictions to be in place by Independence Day. Treadwell modified the nuisance ordinance to include hours that fireworks can be discharged. Fireworks discharges are banned from 10 p.m. to noon during the week. On weekends, the time is extended until 11 p.m.
Fireworks cannot be discharged if there is a fire ban.
Joe Young continues to celebrate his dedication to craftsmanship.
Young gathered his former students May 18 at Victor Talotta Park, 5185 Dewey St., Cementon, for Youngiefest, a reunion of sorts.
Young was orphaned at age 7 and went on to graduate from Tamaqua High School in 1959. He graduated from Stevens Trade School for Fatherless Boys in 1964. He went on to establish his supremacy in trades. After a stint with M&M Candies, he began teaching at Upper Bucks County Technical School.
At the June 17 Allen Township Planning Commission meeting, members unanimously made the recommendation to Allen Township Board of Supervisors to move the warehouse plan along Seemsville Road to the next step. Supervisors will review the plan as part of the approval process.
There are technical issues that remain to be ironed out, but those would not change the fundamentals of the project.
Rachel Frackenthall greeted a host of day campers at East Allen Township’s Bicentennial Park June 17.
“We had a couple of sign-ups today, so we are up to 130 kids at camp,” she said.
It’s a great bargain for parents. The kids are well taken care of until 1 p.m.
“We have plenty of activities to keep them busy. We have a lot of counselors who come back to the program because they enjoy it so much,” she said.
The kids had an overwhelming response to what they liked best about camp — “having fun,” they said.
Joe Renco, a property owner along Weaversville Road, asked East Allen Township Board of Supervisors at its meeting June 12 to investigate a property he says was improperly used to dump trash.
According to Renco, the property at 6125 Weaversville Road was used as a goat farm for at least a decade.
“It was an older lady who owned it, and the use was grandfathered in,” he said.
According to Renco, manure from the farming operation eventually decomposed into the aquifer, causing contamination to his well.