Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Two candidates—one incumbent and one challenger—are vying for the Republican nomination in the May 21 primary election.
Tuesday, May 14
Two candidates, one incumbent and one challenger, are on the ballot for the May 21 Republican primary for an open six-year term on the Upper Macungie Board of Supervisors. The winner will face the lone Democratic candidate Chris Casey in the November general election. Patch sent a questionnaire to each candidate and is posting the replies in their entirety. Click on the name of the candidate to read his information. Incumbent Challenger
Monday, May 13, 2013
A final plan for the proposed Weis Gas-N-Go fuel station is scheduled to go before the Upper Macungie Planning Commission.
Monday, May 13
Plans for a Weis Gas-N-Go fuel station, which would be at the Weis shopping center at 7801 Glenlivet Drive in Fogelsvile, will go before the Upper Macungie Planning Commission Wednesday night. Weis Markets took the first step in its quest to build the fuel station in March at the Fogelsville location, when it received a use variance for the property last Wednesday night from the Upper Macungie Zoning Hearing Board. This Wednesday's hearing will focus on the preliminary/final building plan for the fuel station site. Ultimately, township supervisors will have the last word on the project once planners give their recommendation. That could happen as early as June's supervisors meeting, if the planning commission gives it approval to the …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Upper Macungie Supervisors vote unanimously Thursday night to take ownership of the Russet Road park that was automatically deeded to the township when the Kay Brook Green Hills Association dissolved.
Upper Macungie Supervisors voted unanimously Thursday night to take ownership of Green Hills Park from the Kay Brook Green Hills Association after months of prickly meetings and talks. The issue drew a packed crowd concerned about the park's fate. The Kay Brook Green Hills Association, former owners of the park, dissolved as of Jan. 1, and ownership of the Russet Road park is in the final legal process of being transferred from the association to the township, as per the terms of its deed. Supervisors, after voting affimatively, immediately authorized the Public Works Department to move a swing set from Grange Road Park to Green Hills Park for safety reasons. Green Hills' current playground equipment is more than 40 years old and deemed as…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Upper Macungie Board of Supervisors' Thursday night meeting agenda has not been released, but the board is likely to again discuss who takes over the park.
Upper Macungie Supervisors hold their monthly agenda meeting Thursday night at 7 at the township building and, although the agenda has not been released, the board is likely to again spend time mulling the fate of Green Hills Kay Brook Park. In April, supervisors postponed making a decision until members of the adjoining Kay Brook Green Hills Swim Club provided answers to some of the questions about their intentions for the 2.7-acre park. The Kay Brook Green Hills Association, the owner of the park, dissolved as of Jan. 1, and ownership of the Russett Road park is now in the legal process of being transferred from the association to the township. The swim club, which is a separate entity from the park association, is asking the township …
Patch has sent questionnaire to Upper Macungie Supervisor candidates Edward Earley and Jim Brunell.
A single seat is open on the Upper Macungie Board of Supervisors in November's general election. The Republican primary election is set for May 21. The Republican candidates are incumbent supervisor chairman Edward Earley and Upper Macungie resident Jim Brunell. Patch contacted the candidates and sent them each a questionnaire so voters can get to know them better. A copy of the exact questionnaire is listed below. The candidates were given instructions to return their answers by May 10, and we will post them, in their entirety, soon after. The questions are: Age: Family: Political party affiliation: Tell us about your educational background: Tell us about your professional/business background: Why are you running for supervisor? What …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Upper Macungie Supervisors ask township traffic engineers to address the concern on Weilers Road, near Jaindl Elementary School.
Monday, April 8
Upper Macungie Supervisors asked Keystone Consulting Engineers traffic engineer Scott Stenroos to investigate how a problem concerning parked tractor trailers on Weilers Road near Jaindl Elementary School can be addressed. "It's dangerous to school buses and parents," said supervisor Sam Ashmar. "It's the same two trucks there. They're frequent fliers. If you allow one, they'll be a second, third and fourth. They're using Weilers Road as a parking lot." A similar problem is currently taking place on Mosser Road, supervisors said. Stenroos will examine the parking regulations at both locations to determine a solution.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Upper Macungie Supervisors request more information from Kay Brook Green Hills Park Swim Club before it makes a final decision about taking over Green Hills Park.
The fate of Green Hills Park remains in limbo as Upper Macungie Township Supervisors did not make a decision on the park's status Thursday night. Instead, supervisors postponed making a decision until members of the adjoining Kay Brook Green Hills Swim Club provided answers to some of the questions about their intentions for the 2.7-acre park. The Kay Brook Green Hills Association, the owners of the park, dissolved as of Jan. 1, and ownership of the Russett Road park is now in the legal process of being transferred from the association to the township. However, the president of the Kay Brook Green Hills Swim Club told supervisors Thursday night that the organization, located next to the park, would agree to replace 40-year-old playground …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The township must decide what course it will take with the property that is coming from the Kay Brook Green Hills Association.
Tuesday, March 12
Upper Macungie Supervisors will hopefully come to a resolution with the Kay Brook Green Hills Association concerning the transfer of Green Hills Park at its April meeting. The association dissolved as of Jan. 1, and ownership of the park on Russett Road is now in the legal process of being transferred from the association to the township. What do you think should happen to the property once it is acquired by the township? Should it be added to the township's park system with the associated costs of operating it? Or should it be sold off? Take the poll below and tell us what you think in the comments.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Upper Macungie Supervisors will again take up the prickly matter of Green Hills Park at its April meeting, in hopes of a final resolution.
The Kay Brook Green Hills Community Association and Upper Macungie Township Supervisors did not come to a resolution concerning the transfer of Green Hills Park during Monday night's agenda meeting. The association dissolved as of Jan. 1, and ownership of the park on Russett Road is now in the legal process of being transferred from the association to the township. Solicitor Andrew Shantz explained that he'd received legal documents stating once the community association dissolved, ownership of the park would revert to the township. However, Sally Scott, a Kay Brook Green Hills board member, said the Zator Law Firm is being retained for the official handover to Upper Macungie Township. "This is a never-ending story," said supervisor …
The Upper Macungie Board of Supervisors will meet tonight at 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 7
The Upper Macungie Supervisors will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the township municipal building at 8330 Schantz Road in Breinigsville. One of the more interesting topics on the agenda is the status of the Kay Brook Green Hills Community Association. The association is planning to dissolve and the status of the park it owns on Russett Road in Trexlertown is unclear. Old business includes: New business includes: Ordinance 2013-1 - Zoning Amendments Ordinance 2013-2 – Oak Lane Roadway vacation Resolution for Upper Macungie Township Employees’ Pension Plan Resolution for adoption of new fees for zoning, land development and plan reviews grant applications Tonight's full agenda appears here.