Friday, January 18, 2013
Upper Milford Board of Supervisor Robert Sentner expressed his concern with what supervisors see as out-of-control development going on in Lower Macungie Township during Thursday night's Board of Supervisors meeting.
There’s a feud a-brewin’ in the southwestern corner of Lehigh County that could ultimately rival that of the Hatfields and McCoys. The source of the dispute? What the Upper Milford Board of Supervisors feels to be the uncontrolled and ill-conceived land development in Lower Macungie Township. It was that development and what, if anything, Upper Milford Township can do about it, that became the focus of a spirited discussion between the supervisors and the Upper Milford residents in attendance at last night’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Some might say that what happens in Lower Macungie is none of Upper Milford’s business. But that’s not exactly the case as a result of a document known as the Southwestern Lehigh County Comprehensive Plan…
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Upper Milford Township Supervisor George DeVault reports, at the Board of Supervisor's Sept. 20 meeting, that he received his first sewer bill since hooking his home up to the Vera Cruz Sewer Project.
When it came time for the supervisors to deliver their individual reports at the Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors' Sept. 20 meeting, George DeVault began with a personal digression of sorts. "We got our first sewer bill today, and it looks like it's going to be $34 per month," DeVault shared with those assembled. "But, that's my problem and I guess we will just have to work around that." There are fewer that 30 properties of the original 250-plus homes and commercial properties in the Vera Cruz Sewer project that have yet to connect.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors last week agreed to install a “School Bus Ahead” sign on Churchview Road.
The Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors last week agreed to install a “School Bus Ahead” sign on Churchview Road in response to a request by Churchview residents Len and Judy Hoch. The Supervisors then denied the Hoch’s request for a “Hidden Driveway” sign near their property. Interest in both signs was prompted by an incident in which a driver disregarded the stop arm of the school bus when the Hoch’s children were getting off the bus. Supervisors Robert Sentner said that he didn’t think a Hidden Driveway sign on Churchview would have any effect. “I just don’t think anybody is going to slow down there because of a ‘Hidden Driveway’ sign,” he said. “The School Bus sign is more of a deterrent than the Hidden Driveway sign,” he said…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Office of Public Safety Radio Service will pay $2,000 per year if Upper Milford Township allows it to build a new radio tower on township property.
Upper Milford Township Supervisor Robert Sentner recently proved that if you really want something, it doesn’t hurt to ask for it. Sentner, during discussions about the radio tower that the Office of Public Safety Radio Service wants to build on township property, said he thought the township should get “rent” money for the land on which the tower would sit. At the Feb. 2 Supervisors meeting, Township Manager Daniel DeLong reported to the board that the Office is willing to pay the township $2,000 per year if Upper Milford allows it to build the tower on township property. The Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the township building. There is a workshop meeting at 7 p.m.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Supervisors approve purchase by 2-1 vote at Thursday night's Board of Supervisors meeting.
The Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors Thursday night approved by a 2-1 vote the purchase of a new street sweeper for Upper Milford Township. The sweeper, which will replace the township’s current 10-year-old sweeper, will be bought under a State Co-Start contract for $186,500. Township Supervisor George DeVault voted against buying the new piece of equipment. “Maybe it’s because I am new to all of this,” DeVault said, “but I think we need to do a little more research before we run out and spend so much money on a big ticket item.” The street sweeper purchase was on last night’s agendas for both the Board of Supervisors workshop and regular meetings, and the topic triggered a lot of discussion during the public comment portion of …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Unexpectedly high bids and a desire to lessen 2012 budget shortfall might cause Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors to delay much-talked about bridge project.
It seems that the Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors may adopt a philosophy of “if it ain’t broke enough, don’t fix it,” at least as far as a highly anticipated deck repair project on Yeakels Mill Bridge is concerned. Board of Supervisors Chairman Steven Ackerman said at last night’s Supervisor’s meeting that the township received four bids on the deck replacement project and that all four bids were more than double the township’s originally estimated cost of $72,000. The bids were all very consistent, Ackerman added, with a low bid of about $153,000 and a high bid of about $176,000. Supervisor Robert Sentner asked Township Manager Dan DeLong for his thoughts on why the bids had come in so much higher than anticipated. DeLong said…
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Residents attend Oct. 20 Upper Milford Township Supervisors meeting to voice concerns about losing library access.
The house was surprisingly packed at last Thursday’s Upper Milford Board of Supervisors meeting. It was supposed to be a light night -- there really wasn’t a whole lot on the Oct. 20 meeting agenda. After the meeting Supervisor Daniel J. Mohr said he kept looking at the agenda and looking at the crowd of residents in the audience and trying to figure out why they were there. The reason: Whisperings about Upper Milford Township residents possibly losing access to the Emmaus Public Library due to budget cuts. There are flyers at the checkout counter at the library urging Upper Milford residents who value the library to get in touch with Board of Supervisors and ask them to include library funding in the 2012 township budget. Library usage by…
Monday, August 22, 2011
Fogelsville Station Commander tells Upper Milford Board of Supervisors residents need to be sure to lock doors and cars.
Upper Milford Township residents can do one simple thing to protect themselves from crime, according to state police – lock their doors and vehicles. Lt. Edgardo A. Colon, station commander of the Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville Station delivered a crime statistics report to the Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors at the board’s Aug. 18 meeting. From the period of July 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011, he said, there were 25 reported burglaries in the township, 21 residential and 4 commercial. A good number of those incidents, he said, have been cleared by arrest and many remain open investigations in which a suspect has been identified. There are no patterns or trends among them, he said, with one exception: no forced entry. “I can …
Friday, August 5, 2011
Township employees will determine if there are other Upper Milford streets lacking speed limit signs.
The Upper Milford Board of Supervisors support posting speed limit signs on Allen Street, as requested by a resident. But first, they decided during their Aug. 4 meeting, they will ask township employees to determine if there are any other streets in the township that also lack speed limit signs. Resident George DeVault brought the Allen Street situation to the supervisors’ attention last month. In a letter to the township, DeVault said he was directing traffic for the Citizens Fire Co. following an automobile accident on Allen Street. DeVault said several residents complained to him at that time about the fact that there is no speed limit sign on Allen Street. Township Manager Dan DeLong subsequently told the supervisors in a July 26 memo…