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E. Allen discusses insurance

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Any changes would affect new members

At the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting March 23, Supervisor Peggy Moser asked the board to reconsider compensating board members for health insurance costs. The fee for individual coverage purchased by the township approaches $13,000.

Presently, none of the existing members exercise the health coverage option, as they are covered under other programs.

Class reunion

Monday, March 27, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

98-year-old teacher reminisces with former Bath school students

Howard Fogel had an idea a few years back to have a class reunion.

“We picked the fifth grade at Wolf School (now the site of Bath Borough’s municipal building) because that was the last year everybody was from Bath. After that, kids came in from all over,” he said.

Moore Township was considered a foreign land back then. Fogel’s class was the 1947-48 school year.

“We started a reunion in 2010 and thought it would be good to ask some of the teachers to join us. We found Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gehring, our music teacher,” he said.

E. Allen names new board member

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Supervisors vote to suspend health care provided to them by township

During its March 9 meeting, East Allen Township Board of Supervisors filled a vacant position on the board by appointing Robert Mills to assume the remaining term of former board member Christopher Colitis.

Colitis left the board because he moved out of the township.

“We were looking for someone who understands the township’s issues, has attended meetings and can be elected if he chooses to run,” Chairman Roger Unangst said.

Supervisor Peggy Moser was impressed with another candidate, although she did not nominate her choice.

Vehicle crashes through neighbor’s garage in E. Allen

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Police Log

On March 13, Mary Greenberg was having a relaxing morning recovering from a recent bout in the hospital when she heard a crash. “At first, I thought someone was trying to break in to the house,” she said. “I called my husband (Richard), who got here quickly.”

Greenberg’s neighbor, Michael Kolessar, had been backing out of his driveway and, according to his wife, Irene, he blacked out. His vehicle went through Greenberg’s garage door and collapsed the back wall of the garage. The driveways of the two neighbors are perfectly aligned across Valley View Road.

Colitas resigns as East Allen supervisor

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

East Allen Township Supervisor Christopher Colitas submitted his resignation from the board, effective Feb. 14. According to township Manager Deborah Seiple, Colitas has moved out of the township and is no longer eligible to serve.

Supervisors reluctantly accepted the long-serving board member’s resignation.

“We are sorry to see him go. He has served the township well, and we will miss his many contributions to this township,” Chairman Roger Unangst said.

Colitas resigns as East Allen supervisor

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

East Allen Township Supervisor Christopher Colitas submitted his resignation from the board, effective Feb. 14. According to township Manager Deborah Seiple, Colitas has moved out of the township and is no longer eligible to serve.

Supervisors reluctantly accepted the long-serving board member’s resignation.

“We are sorry to see him go. He has served the township well, and we will miss his many contributions to this township,” Chairman Roger Unangst said.

E. Allen board discusses medical marijuana zoning

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Rte. 329 bank closed after 1986 deadly robbery could be dispensary site

East Allen Township Board of Supervisors is in the process of preparing zoning ordinances for growing and distributing medical marijuana in the township. Solicitor Joseph Piperato prepared the ordinance in accordance with guidelines from Lehigh Valley Planning Commission. The board did want to review the proposed language in the ordinance.

Piperato stated there is at least one inquiry to set up a dispensary.

E. Allen board discusses medical marijuana zoning

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Rte. 329 bank closed after 1986 deadly robbery could be dispensary site

East Allen Township Board of Supervisors is in the process of preparing zoning ordinances for growing and distributing medical marijuana in the township. Solicitor Joseph Piperato prepared the ordinance in accordance with guidelines from Lehigh Valley Planning Commission. The board did want to review the proposed language in the ordinance.

Piperato stated there is at least one inquiry to set up a dispensary.

Rockefeller Group cancels spot on township agenda

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Rock Lehigh Valley LLC, an entity created by Rockefeller Group for a warehouse project along Weaversville Road, had the top spot on the agenda for Feb. 23, but the developer canceled at the last minute.

“This is the third time they canceled. I apologize to those of you who showed up to comment on the project. The delays also affect the township because we could have put other things on the agenda if we had known,” Chairman Roger Unangst said.

East Allen Township supervisors set compensation levels

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the regular meeting Feb. 8, East Allen Township Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance setting compensation for elected supervisors and other elected officials.

“We need to be clear here that the actual compensation is set by the state. It increases based on population,” Supervisor Mark Schwartz said. “This is not giving us a raise.”

Supervisors are compensated with an annual stipend of $1,800. The compensation increases when a census shows the population exceeds 5,000. At the 2010 census, East Allen’s population was 4,900.