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SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Approved 2014 preliminary budget has average $39.49 annual tax hike per taxpayer

A preliminary 2014 Salisbury Township budget has been approved calling for a tax hike that, on average, would amount to $39.49 annually per township residential property owner.

The "status-quo" 2014 budget, as Salisbury Township Manager Randy Soriano calls it, plugs a $241,556 deficit, but does not include requested new hires in the public works and police departments.

Based on the average township assessment of $207,817 and the millage of 1.42103, the gross annual township tax is now $295.31.

Movie Review: The old Redford and the sea

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"All Is Lost" is a harrowing tale about a sailor lost at sea.

What's the big deal about that, you might say?

The big deal is that the sailor is played by none other than Robert Redford.

And, at 77, the filming of "All Is Lost" was also likely a harrowing experience for Redford.

"All Is Lost" is all Redford. The character he plays, simply called "Our Man," is the only person in the film, and he's on-screen for virtually the entire film.

The film begins with a voice-over narration by Redford and then a title card tells us it's "Eight Days Earlier."

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Health Center approved for East Emmaus Avenue

A health center proposed along East Emmaus Avenue has been approved by the Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board.

Zoners voted 5-0 at the Nov. 5 hearing to approve an appeal for a special exception for a "wellness facility" to be run by Gregory Reihman and his wife, Dr. Kristin C. Reihman, at 739 E. Emmaus Ave.

"I believe having this center in Salisbury would be a welcome addition," Gregory Reihman said.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Second detective, new police officer requested in 2014 budget; 'Casino Corridor' enforcement, case backlog, LVH calls cited

On the west is Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest.

To the east is the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem.

In between are major thoroughfares, including Interstate 78.

It all adds up to more work for the Salisbury Township Police Department.

Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles made his case for the promotion of a police officer to detective and the hiring of a new police officer as 2014 township budget talks continued at a special board of commissioners meeting Nov. 7.

St. Luke's ETS responses up 19 percent in east Salisbury

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

St. Luke's Emergency and Transport Services will continue to provide emergency ambulance services in 2014 to eastern Salisbury Township.

Kermit C. Gorr, Jr., executive director, St. Luke's Emergency and Transport Services, updated the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners about the ETS service at the Nov. 7 township meeting in the Municipal Building.

St. Luke's ETS responded to 405 calls so far this year, a 19 percent increase from 2012, when it responded to 340 calls.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Amendment to police pension plan addresses service-related disabilities

An amendment to the Salisbury Township Police Pension Plan was recently tabled by the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

Township commissioners voted 4-0, with one commissioner absent at the Oct. 24 meeting, to table the amendment, which must be considered as an ordinance, pending clarification of language.

Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve the motion at the Oct. 10 township meeting, but the motion was brought back for additional consideration.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Legacy Place assisted living facility gets final approval

A new assisted living facility has been given the go-ahead for construction by the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

By a vote of 4-0, with one commissioner absent at the Oct. 24 meeting, the board approved the preliminary-final land development for Legacy Place, 2051 Bevin Drive.

The Salisbury Township Planning Commission had voted 5-0, with two planners absent Oct. 8, to recommend commissioners approve the preliminary-final land development plan for Legacy Place.

Movie Review: Grumpy old 'Grandpa'

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

How funny is "Bad Grandpa'?

Take it from the ticket-seller at the multiplex: "The girl at the concession counter had to use her inhaler three times."

Don't take it from me.

Then again, two movie-goers walked out during the first 30 minutes at a recent matinee of "Bad Grandpa" at that same multiplex.

Don't take it from me.

"Next time, let's go to lunch and forget it when there's a bad movie," said an elderly woman to her two elderly female friends sitting in the row in front of me at the matinee.