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Allen Township shows plan for Kopper Penny intersection

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Ilene Eckhart, Allen Township manager, put on an elaborate display May 24 to detail the extent of the changes projected for the intersection near the Kopper Penny where Route 329 intersects with Howertown Road and Weaversville Road and stretches to Savage Road.

There are seven stages to the project. With all the planning and coordination issues, completion is scheduled for November.

“It is an ambitious schedule, but we are confident that we can make this happen,” Eckhart said.

Stage 1 includes preparation for stormwater and infrastructure improvements.

East Allen officials hear Jaindl plans

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Proposal changed to adjust Seemsville Road, Route 329 intersection

David Jaindl got his slot on East Allen Township’s agenda May 9 to explain his proposed development along Seemsville Road. Although there was some concern that Jaindl’s planning team moved without consulting East Allen Township, Jaindl pointed out a preliminary meeting, which East Allen officials attended, was held early on in the project.

Jaindl worked with Allen Township because the bulk of the project is within its borders. Ann- Marie Vigilante, engineer on the project, said the preliminary plan presented is markedly different from the original plan.

New manager discusses job

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Green: Roads, traffic are East Allen’s focus

East Allen Township’s newly appointed manager, Brent Green, took time from his busy schedule to meet with The Press.

Green and his wife, Allison, live in Lower Towamensing Township, where he is one of the three township supervisors.

“East Allen is bigger than Lower Towamen- sing, but the two townships have similar demographics and a strong desire to maintain their rural character,” he said.

Green has been a township supervisor since 2012 and was the youngest supervisor in the state when he was elected.

Allen supervisors discuss state’s truck traffic bill

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

New legislation is interpreted to remove all restrictions on Pa. roadways

With the area’s concern about truck traffic, Allen Township resident Rick Novak asked supervisors for clarification on a recent state bill at the board meeting April 24. Chairman Larry Oberly gave the latest interpretation.

“The bill will probably pass because there is virtually no opposition,” he said.

Two projects in East Allen get supervisors’ review

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Attorney requests rezoning for property currently used for mini-golf

At the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting April 26, two road projects, Debra Court and Monocacy Drive, were reviewed.

During previous meetings, the Monocacy Drive project was determined to need a complete rebuild. There are not enough funds for a complete project in 2018, so the task is divided into two phases.

“We need to get the stormwater systems in on the lower half of the road first,” township Engineer James Milot said.

Variance for warehouse height is upheld

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Judge rules in favor of East Allen Twp. Zoning Hearing Board decision

At East Allen Township’s meeting April 11, Solicitor Joseph Piperato announced that the local judge has ruled against the township in its effort to force compliance with an existing zoning regulation.

For the approved warehouse at the corner of Airport Road and Route 329, the developer argued before the zoning hearing board that the generally accepted height for modern warehouse operations is 48 feet. The zoning hearing board agreed with the developer and issued a variance.

Foundation honors high school alumni

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Six graduates are recognized during inaugural celebration

On April 13, Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation held a banquet to honor distinguished Northampton High School alumni at Woodstone Country Club and Lodge, Danielsville. Claudia Shulman, a member of the board of directors, was the emcee for the event.

“The [foundation] was founded in 2009 to raise funds to promote and enhance the education experience by providing extended learning opportunities,” she said.

Business owner requests assistance

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Silver Crest work caused stormwater issues, he says

Blaine Phillips, who owns the pet supply outlet on the corner of Silver Crest Road and Route 512, asked township officials for some assistance during the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting March 14.

The three issues that were at the top of the list included stormwater, sewer extension and easements.

Board gets update on Rte. 329 project

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Improvements to intersection, replacement of bridge could begin in June

Chairman Larry Oberly opened the March 27 Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting by reiterating the township’s policy to have public participation before and after the meeting.

“We do need to get the township’s business done,” he said. “We want to minimize interruptions during the meeting.”

E. Allen transfers duties to new township manager

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

With a series of resolutions at its March 22 meeting, the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors passed responsibilities to the new township manager, Brent Green. Longtime Manager Deborah Seiple will officially retire at the end of the month.

Included as part of the change, the township established two separate classes of employees. Township personnel elected to be represented by a union.