Basket social 7 p.m. at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury, 1707 Church Road, Allentown. Doors open 5 p.m. For tickets, call 610-866-1611.
Holiday bazaar 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cedarbrook Fountain Hill, 724 Delaware Ave. Event includes crafts, raffles, door prizes, book and CD sale. Baked goods and lunch will be available for purchase. For more information, call 610-691-6700.
Lehigh Valley Health Network’s $111-million expansion of the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest emergency ward has received final approval.
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 to approve the project, with construction expected to begin in December or January 2019. Utilities relocation was to have begun in October.
Commissioner Joanne Ackerman made the motion, seconded by board of commissioners Vice President Debra Brinton, to bring the resolution to a vote at the Oct. 25 township meeting.
Making good on a promise, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong vetoed the budget for 2019 Oct. 31 because an amendment passed by Lehigh County Commissioners rolled back the millage rate from the proposed 3.79 mils to 3.64 mils.
Armstrong made the announcement in a special news conference at the Lehigh County Administration building attended by the media, members of the Armstrong administration, a couple of aspiring commissioners and Lehigh County Commissioner Amy Zanelli.
Armstrong warned against letting the commissioner’s amended budget harm the county’s bond rating.
Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy Church, 140 S . Ott St., Allentown. The program will be on Westminster Village. Non-members and guests are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.
Following objections by an official of the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors, an ordinance to amend the moving permit ordinance and to adopt rental property inspection regulations was tabled by the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.
Sean LaSalle, president of the board of directors of the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors, objected to a passage in the ordinance pertaining to the designation of a property manager.
By consensus, commissioners agreed to table the amendments to the ordinance before a motion was made and seconded to bring it forth for an up or down vote.
It all began shortly after 4 a.m. Oct. 23, when a tractor-trailer driver with a cargo of more than 1,500 gallon containers of antifreeze pulled over to the shoulder of Interstate 78, at the Summit Lawn exit, atop South Mountain, to try and put out a small brake system fire.
With only small hand fire extinguishers, that firefighting effort didn’t turn out well and the trailer was quickly enveloped in flames.