Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Polls closed at 8 p.m.; check here for results from Emmaus, Upper Milford and East Penn School Board races.
*All vote counts are unofficial until certified by the county. Emmaus Borough Council Four candidates will be elected. (With all 6 Emmaus Districts Reporting) Upper Milford Board of Supervisors One candidate will be elected. (With both Upper Milford Districts Reporting) CANDIDATE East Penn School Board Five candidates will be elected. (With 100 percent of East Penn Districts Reporting) CANDIDATE
Friday, October 7, 2011
Township manager reports to Upper Milford Supervisors that Yeakels Mill Road Bridge project is stalled pending DEP permit approval.
Township manager Dan DeLong told the Upper Milford Board of Supervisors last night that the deck replacement project on Yeakels Mill Road Bridge is likely on hold until November 2012. Timing on the project, originally slated for spring 2011, was bumped up to November 2011 at the request of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in order to protect the bog turtles who make their home in the area of the the bridge, which crosses Perkiomen Creek. The DEP asked the township to run the project between November 2011 and March 2012 – the bog turtles’ dormant period – so as not to interfere with the bog turtles’ breeding season. But, DeLong told the supervisors last night, it’s not likely that the project will start any time soon, since …
Monday, September 19, 2011
Supervisors are satisfied with state police coverage of township and want to avoid extra expense of a regional force.
The three members of the Upper Milford supervisors quickly decided during a special Monday morning meeting that the township is not interested in participating in a discussion about the feasibility of forming a regional police department. Upper Milford received a letter on Sept. 9 from Macungie Borough Manager Chris Boehm, inviting the township to a meeting on Oct. 10 at Macungie Institute. Also included in the invitation were the following nearby communities: Emmaus, Lower Macungie, Upper Macungie, Alburtis and Lower Milford. Currently, state police at Fogelsville cover Upper Milford. Supervisor Robert Sentner said he doesn’t see the point in participating in a regional department. “We have the best department we could ask for, state …
Friday, May 6, 2011
Frances Larash responds to a resident's request, prompted by Upper Milford budget deliberations this past winter.
Emmaus Public Library Director Frances Larash attended the Upper Milford supervisors meeting on May 5 to report on overall library usage in 2010. At the close of Larash’s report, Phil Casey of Main Road East asked Larash if she could report back to the supervisors prior to the next year’s budget decisions regarding the number of Upper Milford residents who use the Emmaus Public Library. Larash agreed to research the information for the supervisors. During a supervisor's meeting this winter, Upper Milford’s annual donation in the township budget for the public library caused considerable debate. In addition to funding from the state, the library gets funding from three municipalities: Emmaus and Macungie boroughs, and Upper Milford. …