At the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors regular meeting June 27, township Engineer James Milot reported he reviewed Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s traffic analysis for the intersection at Jade Lane and Dogwood Road along Airport Road. Supervisors asked for a review after a fatal accident earlier this year.
According to Milot, there was only one reportable accident over the past three years. The incident involved a motorcycle collision with a deer.
State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, recently announced 28 fire departments and emergency medical services providers in her district in both Lehigh and Northampton counties will be awarded $366,603 through the 2018-19 Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grants, which is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
(This is the second and final part of this feature on Joe Young and his Youngiefest event.)
When Joe Young put together his first Youngiefest celebration, it was a gathering of his former students who had gone on to become successful businessmen.
“When I talked to these men and realized what they have accomplished, it keyed something in my mind,” Young said. “Some students in schools today are bored with traditional school classroom instruction, just like some of the people in my classes.”
This year’s Youngiefest was held May 18 at Victor C. Talotta Park, Cementon.
At its meeting June 27, East Allen Township Board of Supervisors discussed pending legal action against the community by Rock-Lehigh Valley LLC.
The group is a subsidiary of Rockefeller Group.
The basis for the suit stems from the township’s decision to keep agricultural zoning in place for a land parcel owned by the airport on Willowbrook Road. Rockefeller wanted to see another warehouse on the property. The people of East Allen Township, through their elected representatives, decided to keep the existing zoning and not allow a warehouse on the property.
Solicitor Lincoln Treadwell told Allen Township Board of Supervisors, at its June 25 meeting, that he believes modifications can be made to the state laws regarding fireworks.
Supervisors wanted the new restrictions to be in place by Independence Day. Treadwell modified the nuisance ordinance to include hours that fireworks can be discharged. Fireworks discharges are banned from 10 p.m. to noon during the week. On weekends, the time is extended until 11 p.m.
Fireworks cannot be discharged if there is a fire ban.
Northampton Area school board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.
Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.
Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.