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SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Municipal building security funded

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Salisbury Township Municipal Building is getting a security upgrade.

The township board of commissioners voted 5-0 to approve the work.

While no specific incident has spurred the move, Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles said he has urged commissioners for years, including those no longer serving on the board, to increase security at the municipal building.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

County fund impasse may stymie Lindberg Park plan

While the Lindberg Park perimeter bikeway and walking path drew positive responses from Salisbury Township residents at a recent meeting, whether or not it will be constructed is open for debate.

Those who want to walk around the 20-acre park in western Salisbury are facing not so much a fiscal cliff as a fiscal fence.

The future of the Green Futures Fund, for which Salisbury Township Manager Randy Soriano has applied for funds for Lindberg Park, is in doubt because several on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners are on the fence in funding park improvements.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Officials explore updating of development 'Bible'

Where's SALDO?

SALDO, the acronym for the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, the township's "Bible" of development, which is being updated, is wending its way through the Salisbury Township Planning Commission review process.

Township planners, along with Director of Planning and Zoning Cynthia Sopka, discussed the 92-page SALDO, which is divided into Parts 1 through 12, plus Appendices.

Atty. John W. Ashley, township Board of Commissioners and Planning Commission solicitor, reviewed the SALDO's wording and raised concerns at the Dec. 11 meeting.

'Journey' to Middle-earth

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Despite its title, there's not too much that's unexpected in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

There are goblins, wizards, trolls, rock monsters and, of course, dwarfs.

This should please fans of the J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973) novels, on which "The Hobbit" is based, as it did my son, Elias, who accompanied me to a 3D screening of "Unexpected Journey."

It was the second time Elias saw "The Hobbit" movie. The first time he saw it was in the regular format. Elias said the 3D version enhanced some scenes, but it's not necessary to see "The Hobbit" in 3D.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Budget trimmed by $110,000; property tax hike still intact

Salisbury Township commissioners were reluctant to chip away at the purchase of a wood chipper, but dumped the purchase of a dump truck as the proposed 2013 township budget with all the trimmings and a tax hike heads toward an expected post-Christmas vote at the next meeting, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 27 in the township Municipal Building.

Despite trimming approximately $110,200 from next year's budget, property taxes are expected to increase about $30 annually for each township property owner, based on the township average $232,400 property assessment.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Meadowbrook screened porch allowed

A couple who live in the Meadowbrook area of Salisbury Township may enclose a porch at the back of their house.

The Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board voted 5-0 to approve the appeal of Joseph and Karen Molinari, 3029 Meadowbrook Circle North, to construct a 20-foot by 16.33-foot screened porch.

The appeal was required because the porch will encroach 19 feet into the 40-foot rear yard setback required by the township zoning ordinance.

The porch would be built on an existing patio of the same dimensions.

THEATER REVIEWS APT gets into 'Every Christmas' spirit

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Every Christmas play and movie tells a story.

Allentown Public Theatre (APT)'s production of "Every Christmas Story Every Told (And Then Some!)," through Dec. 23, the Salemme Foundation, Allentown, manages to tell nearly all of them.

The comedy with music, written by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald and John K. Alverez, premiered in 2003 at Cape May Stage, Cape May, N.J.

Ang Lee serves a slice of 'Pi'

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

As the end of the year 2012 rapidly approaches, director Ang Lee's remarkable "Life of Pi" is one film to put on your holiday season list.

"Life of Pi" recounts a deeply-moving spiritual journey that is fascinating and thought-provoking, and will linger with you long after you've viewed it.

Many of the images provide a relaxing, meditative quallity that lift "Life of Pi" from that of movie-going to that of a cinematic experience. Those who enjoy wildlife, nature films, folk tales, parables and fables will enjoy "Life of Pi."

At Bucks, 'Life' is 'Wonderful'

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The triple-threat (acting, singing, dancing) actors in Bucks County Playhouse's production of "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," take a page or pages from director Frank Capra's 1946 Classic starring Jimmy Stewart and transfer the fable of American life to the New Hope stage, where it continues through Dec. 30.

The stage adaptation by Joe Landry was first presented in 1997.

DevonHouse Senior Living to expand

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

An expansion of DevonHouse Senior Living, 1930 Bevin Drive, Salisbury Township, has been approved.

The township Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 at its Nov. 29 meeting to approve a 10-unit expansion, as recommended at the Oct. 9 township Planning Commission meeting.

James Gentile, DevonHouse Senior Living owner, said the addition on the north side of the building will add 3,468-square-feet.

Waivers, also recommended by township planners, were approved, including not having to add a sidewalk.