Murat Guzel, who heads the Lehigh Valley Democratic Progressive Coalition (LVDPC), held a political rally, billed as Harmony Fest, at the American Club of Coplay pavilion Aug. 9.
“This is a local organization. Every local Democrat Party organization and all the Democratic elected officials joined us and are a part of this group,” he said.
Guzel had a two-page list of everyone who supports his organization. Celeste Dee is the executive director of LVDPC and set up the event. She has an extensive resume of working for Democratic Party executives.
Township Manager Ilene Eckhart introduced Allen Township’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan to the board of supervisors at its regular meeting Sept. 25.
The plan, dubbed Creating Connections, covers the next decade of quality-of-life development. Although the plan is not binding, it does outline where future development is contemplated. The open space plan will be incorporated into the township’s recently released comprehensive plan. The plan has been in development for more than two years under Eckhart’s direction.
Chuck Frantz brought his top campers to the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting Sept. 12.
Frantz runs the township’s summer day camp. This year, the camp filled up early with 150 campers.
“Every year, we collect money from the campers and their parents and present it to the Lehigh Valley Zoo. We helped build the giraffe exhibit, and last year, we dedicated a bench in front of the giraffe exhibit. When we went to the zoo this year, we got a chance to sit on our bench. Our donations this year are going to improving the otter habitat,” Frantz said.
At the Allen Township Board of Supervisors regular meeting Aug. 28, the board noted the volunteer fire department had planned to send its annual fundraising letters to residents during the first week of September.
A copy of the letter is on the website as well. Residents are cautioned to be aware of fraudulent mailings that have the name of the local fire company with an out-of-state address. The township’s website adds a caution that the volunteer fire department does not solicit funds via phone calls.
Toll Brothers’ senior living project, dubbed Regency at the Creekside, appeared on the agenda for the Aug. 23 East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting. The project had already received approvals from all the various entities but has not started.
Toll Brothers representatives asked the supervisors to allow them to get the project started while plans were worked out.
According to township Engineer James Milot, the township is waiting for corrections on details and confirmations from various other agencies.
On Aug. 20, the long-awaited and weather-delayed beams traveled to Coplay to be installed on the Coplay side of the Coplay-Northampton Bridge.
A daily run of beams last week was expected. Two beams were scheduled each day, with four making the journey last Thursday.
This week had a similarly intense schedule.
The Aug. 20 meeting of the Allen Township Planning Commission had a review of the Jaindl warehouse plan on the agenda, highlighted as the JW Development Partners revised submission to the Aug. 6 development plan. According to Chairman Eugene Clater, however, the applicant asked that the plan be pulled from the agenda.
After the July 20 beam delivery for the Coplay-Northampton Bridge tied up traffic and fascinated onlookers, all kinds of questions are coming to the fore. Here are a few answers.
Is the project on schedule? The work is currently ahead of schedule, but it is far too early in the project to make a prediction.
There are thousands of open tasks lining the walls of the manager’s Gantt chart. The next major task is to get more beams over to the Coplay side of the bridge.
Edward John Deichmeister, owner of S&D Land Development LLC, presented a sketch plan of his proposed residential development to the Allen Township Planning Commission at its meeting July 16. The plan is for a revised development called Tranquil Meadows. An earlier plan for the property was called Quarry Hill Estates.
Christine Troxell of Barry Isett Engineers opened Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors meeting July 10 with a briefing on the township’s proposed MS4 plan.