Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A presentation by a guest from Lehigh Valley Meals on Wheels is also on the agenda for the Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors meeting Thursday.
A resolution opposing the City of Allentown’s proposed sale of its water is among the items on the agenda for the Upper Milford Board of Supervisors meeting Thursday. If the measure if passed, Upper Milford would put on the record its angst over the proposed 50-year leasing of Allentown’s water and sewer. The issue was brought up at the Supervisor’s Feb. 21 meeting and the board directed staff to draft an ordinance for consideration at its March 7 meeting. A presentation by Lehigh Valley Meals on Wheels is among the other items on the agenda. The Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors meets Thursday night in the Upper Milford Township Building for a 7 p.m. workshop session followed by a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Vera Cruz sewer system failure on Main Road East on Nov. 26 that caused an undetermined amount of raw sewage to spill into Leibert Creek exposed more than a broken pipe.
So much stinks about a Nov. 26 leak in the new Vera Cruz sewer system that it’s hard to know where to begin -- based on comments by Upper Milford residents and a township supervisor Thursday night. But the roomful of residents who came to the supervisors meeting to discuss the recent failure of the new sewer system did their best to share their concerns about the situation and how it was handled. Phil Casey, a regular at spervisors meetings who frequently addresses the board, got the ball rolling by describing what he saw on Main Road East in the early afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 26. According to Casey, the amount of raw sewage spreading across Main Road East near Mystic Chain Park was well more than the 5 gallons per minute claimed by the …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The Upper Milford Board of Supervisors will hold a workshop meeting focused on the 2013 budget on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Township Building.
Upper Milford Township Manager Dan DeLong gave the Upper Milford Board of Supervisors a preliminary draft of the 2013 township budget at last night’s workshop meeting. “It’s a first draft," DeLong said. "It can be chewed up, spit out, added to, thrown away and started over.” Some of that chewing up will occur on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. in the township building during a special workshop meeting approved last night that will be dedicated to the 2013 budget. Last night, DeLong told the board that he had highlighted certain unusual aspects of the budget for members to consider during the review process. In particular, DeLong explained, he pointed out places where the “revenue side was looking particularly good, due to special situational …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Selection of pension provider stalled in Upper Milford Township due to objection filed by one of the companies that submitted a proposal to provide pension services.
The Upper Milford Board of Supervisors learned at its Aug. 2 meeting that its selection last month of Municipal Retirement Trust as a provider of township pension services had been put on hold by an objection filed by another company bidding for the job. The board may hear a ruling tonight. Integrated Capital Management, the firm that filed the appeal, was one of three companies, including Municipal Retirement Trust, that submitted pension providing proposals. The firm’s objections center on whether Municipal Retirement Trust has “clearly articulated their bottom-line price to the township,” according to Township Solicitor Marc Fisher. Fisher assured the supervisors at the Aug. 2 meeting that Integrated Capital Management's objection is in…
Friday, June 22, 2012
Ralph Christman, of 3311 Main Road East, is told to come back to the Upper Milford Board of Supervisors July 5 meeting for an answer on his request to opt out of the Vera Cruz sewer project.
At this point, no news is good news for Ralph Christman. The Vera Cruz man recently asked the Upper Milford Board of Supervisors to let him opt out of the ongoing Vera Cruz Sewer Project. He came to last night’s Supervisor’s meeting hoping for the board's response to his request. However, with only two of the three Upper Milford Supervisors in attendance last night, Christman’s appeal was tabled until the July 5 meeting when the entire board could be part of the decision. Supervisors’ Chair Daniel Mohr was absent last night. Supervisor Robert Sentner, who was running the meeting on Mohr’s behalf, said: “I think we should wait until Dan comes back. It’s not fair for only two of us to vote.” Christman, 3311 Main Road East, approached the …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Ralph Christman, of Main Road East, asks Upper Milford Board of Supervisors at last week’s meeting, if he can opt out of Vera Cruz Sewer Project.
A Vera Cruz man came before the Upper Milford Board of Supervisors at the June 7 supervisors’ meeting to ask the board to allow him to opt out of the ongoing Vera Cruz Sewer Project. Ralph Christman, of Main Road East, approached the board to request the exemption because his house sits more than 500 feet from the road and his 11-acre property has a fully functional and relatively new sand mound – a system Christman reminded the supervisors that the township had mandated that he install. In order to connect to the sewer, Christman said, he would need to dig under a lengthy, paved driveway, which translates into a significant expense. “One shoe, one glove doesn’t fit everybody,” Christman said. “It seems like common sense should prevail …
Friday, April 20, 2012
With only a small chance of rain in the forecast, open burning remains prohibited in Upper Milford Township.
Upper Milford Township Supervisor George DeVault took the opportunity to remind Upper Milford residents that the "burn ban" in the township remains in effect, during his Supervisors' report at last night's Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors meeting. “There’s a possibility of rain in the weekend forecast, but that may or may not happen and things out there are still tinder dry,” DeVault said. “So, the burn ban is still in effect.” Upper Milford Township instituted a ban on open burning on April 5, based on the joint recommendation of the fire chiefs of Upper Milford’s two fire companies -- Citizen's Fire Co. and Upper Milford Western District Fire Co. No. 1. According to township ordinance, a ban on open burning can only be enacted…
Friday, April 6, 2012
Upper Milford Township's two fire chiefs call for a ban on open burning effective immediately and until further notice.
Today, a couple of Upper Milford Township Public Works employees are being called in to work on their day off, thanks to Upper Milford Supervisor George DeVault. DeVault raised a question during his Supervisor’s report at last night’s Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors meeting that set the wheels in motion for calling the men in today: What’s the process for instituting a “burn ban” in the township? DeVault, who also serves as the assistant fire chief for Citizen's Fire Co., had been on a telephone call earlier Thursday with the fire chiefs of Citizen's and Upper Milford Western District Fire Co. No. 1. According to DeVault, during that call the chiefs said that “based on present weather conditions and the forecast over the …
Macungie Ambulance Corps is beating the national average on cardiac arrest saves.
Last night, Chris Grebe, operations manager of the Macungie Ambulance Corps, delivered a special report to the Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors highlighting Macungie Ambulance Corps activities for 2011. Grebe also shared some important information from early 2012. Grebe told the supervisors that earlier last night Macungie Ambulance had responded to a cardiac arrest call in Upper Milford Township at which that new cardiac equipment was put to the test. “It was the first time in my 18-year career that a heart attack patient was awake and talking to us when we brought him to the hospital,” Grebe said.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Newcomer George DeVault welcomed to board of supervisors.
The Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors held a brief re-organizational meeting Jan. 3. Township Manager Dan DeLong opened the meeting with a warm welcome to the board’s newest supervisor, George DeVault, who was elected as the temporary chairman. DeVault explained to residents in attendance that in a second-class township, such as Upper Milford, the re-organizational meeting is required by a Pennsylvania state law. “We aren’t just making this up,” he said. Dan Mohr was then elected chairman and Robert Sentner vice-chairman of the supervisors for 2012. Mohr was designated as the Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors representative to the Lehigh County Authority business meetings and to serve as the alternate to Township …