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Resident’s code decisions delayed

Thursday, March 3, 2016 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

East Allen chairman says ‘wide-ranging’ complaints will be investigated

At the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting Feb. 25, a larger-than-normal turnout was disappointed in action taken by the township to delay addressing complaints by a local resident, Debra Seigle, in her efforts to rehab an abandoned bungalow at 5558 Old Carriage Road.

“The complaints were wide ranging, and we want to investigate,” Chairman Roger Unangst said.

Unangst was not present at the Feb. 10 board of supervisors meeting.

Township Solicitor Joseph Piperato indicated the tape of the meeting was being transcribed.

Woman alleges unfair treatment in E. Allen Twp. Old Carriage Road bungalow

Thursday, February 18, 2016 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

has code, inspection issues

East Allen Township Board of Supervisors had an abbreviated agenda for its meeting Feb. 10. After the board addressed a few routine measures, Debra Seigle, of 5558 Old Carriage Road, took center stage to address her woes in working with the township and Codemasters, the township’s building code enforcement agency.

Seigle, who says she lives on a limited budget, is working to restore a dilapidated 1950s bungalow perched on a riverbank, a car’s width from Old Carriage Road. The house has two bedrooms and an outhouse. All the limited plumbing and wiring were vandalized.

Farmhouse Mews plan scrapped

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Developer proposes personal care facility in E. Allen

David Harte, vice president of Business Development for Pennsylvania Venture Capital, surprised East Allen Township Board of Supervisors at the end of the Jan. 28 meeting, stating, “We did not have enough interest in Farmhouse Mews; it was too expensive.

“We propose to build a personal care facility. It is something we know and understand how to do well,” Harte said.

The developer’s vision for the project includes the personal care facility and a future medical office building.

Officials talk truck traffic

Thursday, January 21, 2016 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

E. Allen engineer forms

At East Allen Township Board of Supervisors’ regular meeting Jan. 13, the board made a change to its zoning ordinance requiring that any warehousing applications in the township require an appearance before the board. Supervisors are concerned with the amount of truck traffic in the township and the impact from the FedEx hub in neighboring Allen Township.

International shipping giant FedEx has approvals from Allen Township to build a one-million-square-foot warehouse along Willowbrook Road for its ground operations.

E. Allen reviewing Valley View expansion

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Scott Muller and Sean Policelli from Gilmore and Associates, Inc., an engineering and consulting firm, asked East Allen Township to review a proposal that would allow the expansion of Valley View subdivision along Hanoverville Road.

Most of the expansion would be in East Allen with a portion of the project in Hanover Township, Northampton County.

East Allen changes its ambulance corps

Thursday, July 30, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Matthew Morrow and Gregory Kuhn presented East Allen Township Board of Supervisors details on changes made to the township's ambulance corps.

The notable change is the corps will have paid per diem staff during the workday hours rather than an all-volunteer crew, which it has been for 30-some years.

Based on the statistics Morrow presented, the 24-hour response rate has deteriorated in that missed calls exceeded taken calls.

Record breaker

Thursday, July 23, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Raminator makes debut in Bath

A monster truck named Raminator drew crowds to Bath July 18 and set a Guinness world record with a speed of 99.1 mph.

Kevin Rodgers, commercial truck manager at Brown-Daub's newest location on Route 512, which hosted the monster truck performance, said the center prides itself on a quick turn-around for workhorse trucks.

"The Bath location is only our second pure commercial truck location in the nation. The other is out west," said Rodgers. "We have the people here that can maintain commercial trucks."

East Allen approves Farmhouse Mews

Thursday, July 16, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Rezoning also approved for animal hospital

After weeks of reviews and discussions, East Allen Township Board of Supervisors approved a proposal by PA Ventures Capital Inc. to build townhouses on vacant land along Airport Road at Hanoverville Road.

The property is governed by East Allen and Hanover townships, Northampton County.

The proposal includes constructing a strip mall geared toward neighborhood services along Airport Road. The 88-unit townhouse development will be served with a main entrance off Jacksonville Road.

Wildlands comes to East Allen

Thursday, July 9, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Campers get up close and personal with animals

Part of the schedule for East Allen Township's day camp at Bicentennial Park is a visit from the Wildlands Conservancy, Emmaus.

"We have two events scheduled where they bring the animals here and then we have an outing where we go to their place," said Chuck Frantz, who coordinates the camp for the township.

On June 30, Sarah Weigel, a naturalist with Wildlands Conservancy, brought her favorite animals to show the campers.

E. Allen set to vote on Farmhouse Mews

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the East Allen Township workshop session on June 25, township Engineer James Milot reported that the details of the numerous meetings on housing development Farmhouse Mews were summarized and presented to Solicitor Joseph Piperato. At the regular meeting of the board of supervisors, set for July 8, there will be a formal vote on the conditions required by the developer to move the project forward. The developer could exercise the option to proceed through the land development and planning process.