Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Five candidates for three open seats seats on Emmaus Borough Council could mean voters will be looking at a similar lineup in November.
With five candidates battling for three open seats, it was known going into Tuesday’s primary race that all five candidates for Emmaus Borough Council could be on the ballot in November—provided the candidate got at least one vote this time around. Here are the unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary race for Emmaus Borough Council: Emmaus Borough Council members serve a four-year term. But some council candidates in Tuesday's primary are also running for other offices, which leaves questions about who will actually end up on the ballot for council seats in November. Emmaus Borough Councilman Wesley Barrett, a Democrat, also ran for Lehigh County Commissioner in District 5 in Tuesday's primary and won his party's nod in that race. In an …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
East Penn School Board member Julian Stolz is also running for Emmaus mayor and Emmaus Borough Council, but he won't be allowed to serve on all three bodies if he wins.
Controversial East Penn School Board member Julian Stolz will be on Tuesday's primary ballot running for both Emmaus mayor and Emmaus Borough Council. But which seat does he really want? He is prohibited by law from holding all of them at once. Stolz declined this week to answer questions from Patch about his commitment to the school board and his interest in borough council. Stolz did announce that he has decided to support Mayor Winfield Iobst for re-election and will withdraw from the mayor's race as soon as he "can legally do so." Stolz said he decided to run against the incumbent when he thought Iobst was part of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Stolz says that Iobst is no longer part of that coalition and says he believes the mayor now …
Five candidates -- including two incumbents -- are running for Emmaus Borough Council in the May 21 primary.
Five candidates -- two Republicans and three Democrats -- are running for three open Emmaus Borough Council seats in the May 21 primary election. That means all five candidates will be on the ballot for the November general election. Emmaus Borough Council seats are held for a four-year term. 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. Republican Brent Labenberg (Incumbent) – Did not respond Julian Stolz – Did not respond Democrat Roy Anders Wesley Barrett (Incumbent) Trevor Schneck
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Emmaus Borough Council voted unanimously Monday night to support a benefit run being organized by the Emmaus Main Street Partners in support of the survivors of the fatal St. Patrick's Day fire in Emmaus.
After a little bit of discussion about the route the runners would be taking, Emmaus Borough Council ultimately voted 7-0 to support a May 11 benefit run being organized by the Emmaus Main Street Partners to help the survivors the fatal March 17 apartment fire in the borough. Councilmen Brent Labenberg and Mike Waddell initially questioned the route, which would start the runners at The Emmaus Run Inn on Main Street and ultimately take them through town to the new trail head and down by the Borough Recycling Center. Both councilmen expressed concern for the safety of the runners, since no street closures were being requested. Labenberg also questioned what motorists would do as the group of runners was crossing the street en masse at …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Emmaus Borough Council has approved the use of bicycles in the borough's parks.
Emmaus Borough Council agreed to allow bicycles in borough parks at its meeting Monday night. Acting on the recommendation of the Parks and Recreation Committee, council unanimously agreed to lift the ban on bikes in Emmaus parks, enabling park visitors to ride on trails and other suitable areas. The use of bicycles remains prohibited in Triangle Park and in park pavilions.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
At Monday's Emmaus Borough Council meeting, Borough Manager Shane Pepe thanked borough emergency personnel for everything they have done in battling and investigating Sunday's fatal apartment fire.
Emmaus Borough Manager Shane Pepe ended Monday night's Borough Council meeting by thanking all of the borough's emergency personnel for their heroic efforts in fighting the fatal apartment fire Sunday. Pepe also asked residents to keep in mind that police, fire and ambulance crews who responded to the tragedy also are struggling with the loss of life. "They are having a difficult time with this as well," Pepe said. "If you see a firefighter, have a child come up to them and ask them how they are doing and give them a hug. "This brings to light that being a firefighter is not about the glory of riding a fire truck. Let them know that we appreciate everything they do for us because they have to deal with the hard stuff, too," Pepe said. …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Five candidates -- two Republicans and three Democrats -- are running for Emmaus Borough Council in the May 21 primary, according to an unofficial voter registration list.
A total of five candidates -- two Republicans and three Democrats -- have thrown their hat into the ring in the race for Emmaus Borough Council in the May 21 primary, according to an unofficial voter registration list. In the Republican race, seated East Penn School Board Member Julian Stolz and incumbent Councilman Brent Labenberg are attempting to earn their party's nod in the May 21 primary. In the Democratic primary, incumbent Councilman Wesley Barrett is on the ballot along with two other Democrats, according to the unofficial list. Here are the candidates: Republican Brent Labenberg Julian Stolz Democrat Roy Anders Wesley Barrett Trevor Schneck
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Fourteen candidates are running for Lehigh County commissioner seats in the May 21 primary, according to an unofficial voter registration list.
Two seated Emmaus Borough Councilmen are running for a Lehigh County Commissioner seat from District 5, according to an unofficial voter registration list. It is the most competitive field in the county commissioner district races. Nathan Brown and three other Republicans are running for one District 5 seat in the primary, and Wesley Barrett and another Democrat are running for one District 5 seat in its party's primary, according to the unofficial list. Here are the candidates: DISTRICT 5 (Emmaus, Macungie, Upper Milford, Lower Milford, Coopersburg, Upper Saucon and parts of Allentown) Republican Nathan Brown, of Emmaus Norma A Cusick, of Salisbury Township Kevin P. Ryan, of Upper Milford Incumbent Michael P. Schware, of Allentown …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Roy Anders, an active borough volunteer, will run for Emmaus Borough Council.
Roy Anders, 42, recently threw his hat into the ring for the Democratic nomination in the race for Emmaus Borough Council. Anders works as a Retail Unit Manager with Acosta Sales and Marketing. Acosta is described on the company's website as the "leading outsourced sales and marketing agency serving consumer packaged goods companies and retailers across the United States and Canada." Anders is an active member of the community, volunteering with the Emmaus Youth Association as a Board Member, boys basketball coordinator, girls intramural softball coordinator, and webmaster. He also is a volunteer on the Emmaus Borough Parks and Recreation Commission and regularly attends Emmaus Borough Council meetings. "When you love where you live, it's …
Local business owner Trevor Schneck is running for a seat on Emmaus Borough Council.
Local businessman, Trevor Schneck, 33, has announced his candidacy in the race for Emmaus Borough Council. A lifelong resident of Emmaus, Schneck is co-owner of Bar None Weddings & Entertainment. He is a 1998 graduate of Emmaus High School. “I’m running for council because Emmaus is my hometown," Schneck explained in a prepared statement announcing his candidacy. "It’s where I grew up and where I’ve chosen to maintain my roots and raise my family, I’m deeply invested in our community.” Schneck said, in the press release, that he hopes to lean on his business experience if elected to council. “I’ve been a small business owner for three years. I’m proud of the fact my partners and I started our growing business with no loans or government…