The proposed relocation of Riverside Drive in eastern Salisbury Township, Fountain Hill and Bethlehem has apparently become the road to nowhere.
Relocation of the road, which roughly parallels the Norfolk Southern Railway railroad track on the south side of the Lehigh River and north of Lehigh Mountain, was proposed by St. Luke's University Hospital to provide an alternative access to the hospital.
Brighton Street was to be extended north to Riverside Drive to provide access to the St. Luke's Fountain Hill campus.
Even though the Salisbury Township Police Department is on social media, residents are still urged to call 911 or the police department in the event of an emergency, to report a possible crime, to request assistance or provide tips.
"While we are involved with social media, we are not able to monitor it 24-7," Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles said.
Stiles urged residents to call 911 for emergencies and 610-797-1447 for non-emergencies.
The Salisbury Township employees' pension plan obligation is expected to increase in 2014.
Township commissioners will need to provide for the increase in the 2014 township budget.
The increase is $36,736, from $522,819 in 2012, projected to be $559,895 in 2014.
That includes $264,320 for non-uniformed township employees and $295,573 for township police officers.
A reimbursement of about $71,000 is expected from the commonwealth.
Dec. 30 is the deadline for the township's 2014 contribution to be certified.
Details about the Allentown Public Library Tax Referendum on the Nov. 5 Lehigh County General Election Ballot have been released.
The referendum is the first such in the 20 years since Salisbury Township residents first voted to approve the library tax.
Here is the referendum as it will appear on the ballot:
"Referendum To Continue Library Tax
"Salinger" is a seemingly honest documentary about J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of "The Catcher in the Rye" who wrote a heralded, controversial, generation-shifting novel and never published another.
The Pennsylvania Playhouse (TPP) production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" creates a conundrum: Is it this community theater or regional theater?
Yes, TPP's "Spelling Bee" is that good. You might say it's letter-perfect. Wordsmiths should not miss "Bee," which spells out many unusual words (syzygy, cenacle, elanguescence), has a plethora of puns and a dollop of double-entendres.
When it comes to psychological thrillers, "Prisoners" takes no prisoners.
"Prisoners," paced by an intense, carefully-crafted and completely believable performance by Hugh Jackman, is a tension-filled nail-biter with a plot twist that you probably won't see.
Keller Dover (Jackman) is a middle-class father living in western Pennsylvania who owns his owns remodeling business. He and his wife, Grace (Maria Bello), have a teen son, Ralph (Dylan Minnette), and young daughter Anna (Erin Gerasimovich).
A consensus has been reached for a proposed fire inspection ordinance in Salisbury Township.
The ordinance is expected to be placed on the agenda of an upcoming township meeting for a vote by commissioners.
It is not expected to be on the agenda of the 7 p.m. Sept. 26 meeting, according to Township Manager Randy Soriano.
Discussion of the ordinance took place during the workshop following the Sept. 12 township meeting.
With the final details of the Health Care Overlay District and Transitional Overlay District reviewed and approved by the Salisbury Township Planning Commission, public meetings on the new Zoning Ordinance are in the offing.
"The end is in sight," said Charlie Schmehl, vice president, Urban Research and Land Development Corp., consultant to the township for the update of its Comprehensive Plan, which has been completed, and the Zoning Ordinance, as well as the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance.
A sketch plan for seven homes to be built on an approximate 16-acre tract at Lindberg Avenue and Oxford Drive in western Salisbury Township has been presented to the Salisbury Township Planning Commission.
Jeff Russell, president of Russell Holdings, and his father Greg Russell, presented a sketch plan for a subdivision at 2602 Lindberg Ave.
The site at the southwest quadrant of Lindberg and Oxford is in the township's Low Density Residential (R-2) Zoning District.