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SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOC

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Civil Service Commission seeks police candidates

The Salisbury Township Civil Service Commission has been tasked with drawing up eligibility lists to fill two positions in the Salisbury Township Police Department.

The newly-reorganized Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 to authorize the civil service commission to fill a vacant position on the township police force resulting from the resignation of an officer and also to fill a newly-created position for an officer on the force. Funds for the two officers’ salaries and benefits are included in the 2018 township budget.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Elections held at Salisbury BOC reorganization meeting

Robert Martucci Jr. was elected president, Debra Brinton was elected vice president and James Seagreaves was elected president pro tempore of the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners at the reorganization meeting Jan. 2.

The board is required to hold its reorganization meeting during the first week of the year. Commissioners next meet 7 p.m. Jan. 11 and 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in the township municipal building, 2900 South Pike Ave.

Review: ‘Darkest Hour’

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Darkest Hour” takes us deep inside Buckingham Palace, British Parliament and the Underground for the intrigue of Great Britain as a nation hovering on the brink of World War II.

The excellent, engaging and inspiring “Darkest Hour” can be viewed as a companion piece to another great film of 2017, writer-director-producer Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.” The dilemma of some 300,000 British soldiers stranded on the beach of France’s coast across the English Channel figures prominently in “Darkest Hour.”

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

2018 budget, 11.4 percent tax hike, approved

An 11.4 percent tax hike for property owners in Salisbury Township has been approved.

Township commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 to approve the 2018 township budget and set the 2018 tax rates at the Dec. 28, 2017 meeting.

Township millage for Salisbury Township property owners increases 0.224850 mills, from 1.97515 mills to 2.20 mills.

Based on the township median residential property assessment of $231,441, the annual increase is $52, from $462 to $514. Increases vary depending on property assessment. The increase provides $279,000 more in revenue, compared to 2017.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Brown lauded for township service

James A. Brown capped a 14-year career as Salisbury Township commissioner with teary eyes and fond farewells.

Brown, township board of commissioners’ president, chose to not run for re-election.

At the Dec. 28, 2017 meeting, his last township meeting as commissioner, Brown was presented with a commemorative plaque by board of commissioners’ Vice President Robert Martucci Jr., who also read a resolution approved by a 5-0 vote by commissioners that lauded Brown for his 14 years of service.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

East Susquehanna Street water runoff concerns resurface

Stormwater woes along East Susquehanna Street, and discussion of them, continue in Salisbury Township.

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners, township public works director, township engineering consultant and township code enforcement officer addressed a citizen’s complaint about stormwater runoff during an approximate 40-minute discussion at the Dec. 14 township meeting.

Commissioners next meet 7 p.m. Dec. 28 in the township municipal building, 2900 South Pike Ave., when they are expected to vote on the 2018 township budget.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Township roads make most congested list

If you think roads and streets in Salisbury Township are congested, you’re not alone.

Four thoroughfares in Salisbury Township are in the Top 25 on a list of the Top 45 most congested roads and streets, which are expected to continue to be so during the next two decades.

Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles mentioned the list in his report to the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners at the Dec. 14 meeting.

The list is based on a report by Lehigh Valley Planning Commission as part of its Congestion Management Process.