Lehigh County administration requested Commissioner Amanda Holt withdraw a proposed amendment to the professional services agreement with Computer Aid, Inc. for information technology management services May 9. No reason was given. The same amendment had been delayed at the last meeting at the request of Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne who wanted time to study the effect of the amendment on other issues.
Meet and Greet Movie Night with the Lehigh Valley Steel Hawks 6 p.m. at Bethany Church, 429 Walnut St., Catasauqua. The movie starts 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. There will be a limited number of autographed footballs for children. Popcorn and water for the movie will be provided. Fans also may bring snacks and beverages.
Salisbury Township police conducted “Operation Clean Slate,” in what the department described as “heightened directed patrols,” April 27 and May 4, on Salisbury Township’s east side.
According to Sgt. Donald Sabo, who reported on the traffic enforcement operation at the May 10 township board of commissioners’ meeting, 10 officers addressed “traffic issues, quality of life complaints” and “various ordinance violations” reported to the police department.
The recently-appointed consultant for the emergency services comprehensive review in Salisbury Township has briefed the board of commissioners regarding the project and scope of the study.
“This is something that we’re very passionate about,” Duane Hagelgans said of the review. “This is what we do.”
Township commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 at the April 26 meeting to approve an emergency services review for the township.
Under the agreement, the township will pay $45,000 to Hagelgans’ firm, Duane Hagelgans Consulting, Lancaster, to do the emergency services review.
SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL BOARD A school resource officer may be assigned to Salisbury Middle School
The Salisbury Middle School may be the home to a new school resource officer in the fall.
School Board Superintendent Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss opened the May 7 Salisbury Township School Board operations meeting by speaking about discussions between the school and the township regarding a new resource officer at the middle school.
“The township has agreed to fund a new resource officer by 50 percent.”
The remaining cost for the officer has already been built into the 2018-2019 school year budget.
The tones activated the morning of April 24 on the pagers of four area fire companies were both ominous and reassuring at the same time. While preceded by the audio “This is a drill,” the message followed that the training exercise involved a simulated “aircraft crash,” an alert for the type of emergency a first responder dreads.
But, that does not mean they dreaded the training. Simulations are designed to provide a practiced response, so the real thing would produce a professional and effective rescue effort.
Alburtis Park and Alburtis Fire Company recently hosted the second annual Wheels for H.O.P.E. event. It was a motorcycle event geared toward aiding in the recovery of those addicted to heroin and opiates. H.O.P.E. is an acronym for Heroin Opioid Prevention Education.
Proceeds from the event benefited the Center for Humanistic Change, Allentown.
The fire prevention and fire protection ordinance has been updated in Salisbury Township.
Amendments to what’s known as the burn ordinance were approved by a unanimous 5-0 vote at the April 26 township meeting, on a motion by Commissioner Rodney Conn, seconded by board of commissioners Vice President Debra Brinton.
The changes are based on recommendations by the township fire safety department. A copy of the updated portions of the ordinance was provided to The Press. Deletions and additions were highlighted by officials.