Monday, May 13, 2013
Patch has sent questionnaire to Upper Milford Supervisor candidates Dan Mohr and Jim Krippe.
A single seat is open on the Upper Milford Board of Supervisors in November's general election. The Republican primary election is set for May 21. The Republican candidates are incumbent supervisor chairman Daniel J. Mohr and Upper Milford resident James R. Krippe. Patch recently contacted the candidates and sent them each a questionnaire by email 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 15, and Patch 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 …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Three candidates—two Republicans and one Democrat—are running for the Upper Milford Board of Supervisors in the May 21 primary, according to an unofficial voter registration list.
A total of three candidates—two Republicans and one Democrat—have added their names to the ballot in the race for Upper Milford supervisor in the May 21 primary, according to an unofficial voter registration list. In the Republican race, incumbent Daniel Mohr, currently the board chairman, is running against James R. Krippe. In the Democratic primary, Joyce Moore is running unopposed, according to the unofficial list. Here are the candidates: Republican Daniel Mohr James R. Krippe Democrat Joyce Moore
Monday, March 4, 2013
James R. Krippe, a longtime resident of Upper Milford Township, will run for the Upper Milford Board of Supervisors.
Republican James R. Krippe, a resident of Upper Milford Township for 22 years, recently threw his hat into the ring in the race for Upper Milford Township supervisor. In a prepared statement announcing his candidacy, Krippe said that he has been interested in running for the Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors for many years and that his recent retirement from a 40-year career in the construction industry made possible his current bid for the office. Recently, Krippe was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to the Upper Milford Township Emergency Management Operations Committee. The purpose of this committee is to draft step-by-step plans for the many types of emergencies that can happen throughout the township. Krippe has earned …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Zionsville resident Joyce Moore will run on the Democratic ticket for Upper Milford Township supervisor in November.
Joyce Moore, longtime Zionsville resident, announced her bid for Upper Milford Township supervisor Tuesday at the township building. The owner of Joyce Moore Financial Services, Moore, 57, is a Chartered Financial Consultant with more than 20 years of experience in the field. She also is an active member of the Lehigh County Democrats, having served as Emmaus Neighborhood Coordinator during the 2012 Obama campaign. In fact, Moore was called upon to introduce Second Lady Jill Biden during an October campaign stop in Wescosville. Moore attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has served as a board member of the Spring Garden Children’s School and The League of Women Voters. She is an active member of the Sierra Club …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Township supervisors voted to move employee pension funds to a plan with a higher rate of return, some more risk.
Here's the dilemma: Should a municipality leave its employee pension money in the most conservative fixed-rate fund with no risk but low return? Or should it go with a balanced fund that is half fixed investments and half stocks, with a higher rate of return but more risk? Upper Milford supervisors chose the second option at the board's Dec. 27 meeting after finding out the fixed rate fund had a 3.84 percent return that could end up underfunding the pensions. Currently, the township has a total pension fund of less than $600,000, Township Manager Dan DeLong said. Upper Milford has 13 employees. At that time, Township Supervisor Robert Sentner said he was concerned that if Congress and President Obama don't make a budget deal to avoid the …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Township Manager Dan DeLong tells Upper Milford Supervisors that Buckeye Road will probably remain closed for a while following Sunday night's fatal accident, fuel spill.
Township Manager Dan DeLong told the Upper Milford Board of Supervisors at Monday night’s meeting that Buckeye Road likely will remain closed through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The road has been shut down since a Sunday night collision between a fuel tanker truck and a passenger car that left a Macungie man dead and resulted in 2,500 gallons of fuel oil spilling onto the roadway. Cleanup efforts are under way, and large quantities of contaminated soil have been and continue to be removed under the supervision of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), DeLong reported. “They’re doing as much as they can do,” he said. “It’s a major problem.” Supervisor Robert Sentner emphasized that Buckeye Road is a state road under the …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Upper Milford Board of Supervisors agreed at its Oct. 4 meeting to hold special workshop meeting to begin delving into the 2013 township budget. That session is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 18 in the township building.
The Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors will publicly delve into the 2013 budget for the first time tonight during a special workshop meeting specifically scheduled for that purpose. That meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the township building, comes two weeks after Township Manager Dan DeLong handed out copies of a draft budget he’d created to board members, telling them he was giving them a “head start” in the 2013 budget review process. As a next step, he recommended that the board schedule a workshop meeting. Tonight's workshop meeting will be followed by the board's regularly scheduled meeting at 7:30. In other business at the Oct. 4 Board of Supervisors meeting, the board agreed to split up a pair of older dump trucks in the…
Friday, September 21, 2012
Upper Milford Supervisor Robert Sentner will work with township Public Works employees to figure out what to do with a pair of older dump trucks on the township fleet.
The Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors has about two weeks to figure out what the township should do with a pair of older dump trucks in the township fleet that may or may not have outlived their usefulness. That’s thanks to a motion by Supervisor Robert Sentner who suggested that a supervisor work with Public Works Coordinator Steve Ackerman and “the guys in the garage” to take stock of Truck #5 and Truck #10 and make a recommendation to the supervisors at the board’s next meeting on Oct. 4. Once the motion was approved, Sentner, who runs Sentner's Specialties, volunteered to be the supervisor on the informal panel. The recommendation could range from putting the trucks up for sale to retrofitting one of them as a brine truck, …
Friday, July 20, 2012
In a 3-0 vote last night, the Upper Milford Board of Supervisors approved a resolution supporting the repeal of Act 13, a state law regulating oil and gas drilling.
The Upper Milford Board of Supervisors passed a resolution last night putting on the record its displeasure with the controversial state “fracking” law known as Act 13. With the 3-0 vote, the board also unanimously agreed to forward the resolution supporting the repeal of Act 13 to the offices of state Rep. Justin Simmons R-131, state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134 and state Sen. Bob Mensch. The Upper Milford Supervisors actually began talking about Act 13 in June when township resident Barnaby Ruhe came before the board to discuss both the environmental and political dangers of the measure. He asked the board to join the more than 100 townships across the state that are opposing the law. Opponents of Act 13 typically list the relatively …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
A representative of the state Department of Environmental Protection has been invited tonight’s meeting of the Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors to discuss Act 13, a state law regulating oil and gas drilling.
Act 13, a law passed by the Pennsylvania state legislature in February to regulate oil and gas drilling, has been under discussion at the last two meetings of the Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors. The conversation began at the Supervisors’ June 7 meeting when township resident Barnaby Ruhe made a presentation to the board about what he sees as the dangers of Act 13 and asked the board to join the more than 100 townships across the state he says are opposing the law. A court challenge is also in the works, Ruhe said. Do you think the Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors should formally oppose Act 13? Tell us in the comments. In an effort to learn more about Act 13 before taking any sort of a formal stand against it, the …