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SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Some meetings, workshops times, dates changed for 2014 budget deliberations

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Let the 2014 Salisbury Township budget deliberations begin.

Salisbury commissioners each have a half-foot-thick budget binder, just right on chilly nights to cuddle up with for cozy bedtime reading.

To meet the annual challenge, township meetings to accommodate 2014 budget deliberations have been decided by the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION Legacy Place home for elderly at Bevin Drive, Regent Court approval recommended

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The plan for a home for the elderly to be built off Lehigh Street has been recommended for approval to the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

The Salisbury Township Planning Commission voted 5-0 to recommend approval of the preliminary-final land development plan for Legacy Place, 2051 Bevin Drive.

The plan for two one-story buildings for approximately 32 residents was first presented at the March planners' meeting. Extensions for the plan approval were granted several times.

Theater Review: 'Spring Awakening' no child's play at Civic

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Youthful exuberance lights up the stage in the Civic Theatre of Allentown production of "Spring Awakening," continuing through Oct. 27.

Civic Artistic Director William Sanders directs a cast of college and high school all-stars in what is a rock opera of tragic proportions and emotional triumph.

The on-stage, seven-piece orchestra, conducted by Music Director Justin Brehm, doesn't overpower excellent solo vocals and choral work.

Movie Review: Lost in space: the 'Gravity' of it all

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Gravity" is a masterful achievement in cinema. It will be regarded as a classic and a landmark film.

Look for Oscar nominations in the double digits, including actress: Sandra Bullock; supporting actor: George Clooney; director: Afonso Cuaron; original screenplay: Cuaron and his son, Jonas; cinematography, and numerous technical categories.

Theater Review: Crowded Kitchen Players' whirlwind of mirth

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Crowded Kitchen Players (CKP) perform a neat trick in its production of "A Flea in Her Ear," through Oct, 12, McCoole's Arts & Events Place, Quakertown.

CKP co-founder and "Flea" director Ara Barlieb turns inside out the stereotypes exploited by the French farce written by George Feydeau in the version by David Ives by casting against stereotype.

The results are a whirlwind of mirth.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

St. Luke's Riverside Drive Project at dead-end; Norfolk Southern said to have derailed plans

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.

Salisbury Board of Commissioners

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Who ya gonna call? 911, not Facebook or Twitter

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.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Employees' pension plans obligation expected to increase in 2014 budget

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.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Details released concerning Nov. 5 Allentown Public Library tax referendum

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