During the July 13 workshop session, township Engineer James Milot briefed the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors on available grants for improvements at Frank’s Corner, the intersection of Routes 329 and 987.
“The Frank’s Corner intersection is our most congested area, and we have a developer willing to work with the township to improve the intersection,” he said.
So far, the township has a commitment from the developer for $75,000 and a $67,000 grant from Automatic Red Light Enforcement (ARLE).
At East Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors meeting June 23, the board addressed several grant opportunities it agreed to pursue.
Township Engineer James Milot identified grant funding under the state’s multimodal transportation program.
“We can use this grant along with the ARLE grant to improve the intersection at Franks Corner,” he said.
Chuck Frantz opened the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting June 8 by introducing the township’s camp counselors for the 2016 session.
Lizzie Mentzell will return as head counselor. It will be her eighth year.
“This will be Lizzie’s last year in the program. She is getting married and will move out of the area,” Frantz said in wishing her well.
Camp starts June 20.
“We have added a couple of new events. The Bethlehem Mounted Police will be here, and we are trying to arrange the MedEvac chopper for a visit,” he said.
On May 26, James Birdsall, the township’s engineering consultant, brought his final copy of East Allen Township’s comprehensive plan to the board of supervisors for final approval. The comprehensive planning process is incorporated by municipalities to get a vision of projects and plans 10 years out.
“The plan is not mandatory and can be changed, but it represents a collective view of how the township will organize its resources,” Birdsall said.
Police Chief Douglas Kish presented Catasauqua Borough Police Officers Donald Stratton and Scott Rothrock with the Combat Cross, a merit award for action taken Feb. 23, 2015, against an armed suspect. The presentation was made at the April 4 meeting of Catasauqua Borough Council.
At the supervisors meeting April 28, East Allen Township Manager Deborah Seiple indicated the township was not aware of any proposals for airport-owned property in the township. A local resident asked supervisors to confirm rumors Rockefeller Group had acquired 156 acres of land in the township.
“At this point, you have more information than we do. There have been no proposals presented, and we have not been in contact with anyone from the developer,” Seiple said.
At the April 14 East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting, supervisors heard updates from account managers who handle the township’s pension and health accounts.
Township Manager Deborah Seiple set up the sessions.
“We need to look at where we are and what options we have as we get ready to set up next year’s budget,” Seiple said.
At the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting March 24, Chairman Roger Unangst asked the township’s engineer to develop a plan to restrict trucks on major roadways. He specifically cited Bullshead Road as a top priority.
The action is taken in response to an agreement reached between Allen Township and Rockefeller Group to develop a one-million-square-foot warehouse on Willowbrook Road. The prime tenant for the warehouse is FedEx Ground Services.
At its workshop session March 9, East Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors discussed the way complaints are handled within the township. Chairman Roger Unangst intimated his concern that instances are not properly addressed, alluding to a resident’s complaint presented last month.
“I think these things can be handled better if we have a way to review complaints,” he said.
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.