Friday, September 21, 2012
Emmaus Borough Council, at its Sept. 17 meeting, voted to table a controversial truck-parking ordinance for now, sending it back to committee for revision.
After hearing from some unhapy truckers, Emmaus Borough Council voted 6-0 at its Sept. 17 meeting to send a controversial “truck-parking” ordinance back to council’s Public Safety committee for some tweaking. In simple terms, the ordinance that’s on the table would prohibit tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles from parking on borough streets except in cases of loading and unloading. Council approved the ordinance, which would subject violators to fines, on first reading Aug. 21. The Sept. 17 meeting began with the traditional period for public comment and the majority of those who spoke were truckers who had come to the meeting to convince council to drop the proposed measure. The debate basically split along two lines: the …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Emmaus is considering an ordinance that would prohibit commercial trucks from parking on borough streets except under certain circumstances. Is that a good idea? Take our poll.
Last week Emmaus Borough Council had the first reading of an ordinance that would bar commercial trucks from parking on public streets except to load or unload and during times of road construction. Borough officials said many residents have complained about truck parking, saying it is a safety concern and a line-of-sight problem for other drivers. They say the trucks take up space needed for resident parking. But readers commenting on an Emmaus Patch story on the ordinance said it was unconstitutional, would make it harder for truckers to earn a living and may force them to move out of Emmaus. What do you think?
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Council approves first reading of ordinance that would subject violators to fines for parking tractor-trailers and commercial vehicles on borough streets, unless they are loading or unloading goods.
Editor's Note: This story includes a correction made in the amount of the fines that can be administered for a violation. After receiving complaints from residents for several years about tractor trailers and other commercial trucks parked on residential streets, Emmaus Borough Council on Monday took a step toward eliminating the problem. Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that will make it unlawful to do two things on any street, alley or borough-owned property: park a commercial vehicle with a gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,001 pounds, or park any vehicle requiring a commercial driver’s license. The only exceptions are for loading or unloading goods or during times of road construction. Also, the …
Let Emmaus officials know what you think of the community pool through an anonymous survey.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
1. Do you know how to get rid of bagworms that can defoliate trees? You will if you read Peggy Heminitz's column Under the Butternut Tree from Monday. 2. Emmaus had the first reading of an ordinance to restrict commercial truck parking on public streets. Read about the issue today on Emmaus Patch. 3. Quote of the Day: "Adventure is not in the guide book. And beauty is not on the map. Seek and ye shall find." -- Terry and Renny Russell from their book "On the Loose" 4. You can let Emmaus officials know what you think of the community pool by filling out this anonymous survey on the borough's web site. 5. Today in History: Christopher Robin Milne, who was immortalized in his father's "Winnie-the-Pooh" stories, was born on this day …