The Salisbury Township School District school directors got their first glimpse of the 2019-2020 preliminary budget at the Jan. 7 operations committee meeting.
Directors George Gatanis, Mary Ziegler, Sam DeFrank, Audrey Frick and Carol Klinger were in attendance.
Chief Financial Officer/Board Secretary Michael Taylor, CPA presented the preliminary budget which will need to be adopted at the Feb. 6 school board meeting. The deadline to adopt the preliminary budget is Feb. 20 as it is due to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by Feb. 25.
Alburtis Area 55+ seniors meet noon at Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Quarry Road, # 1, Alburtis. Activities include a pot luck luncheon plus bingo. Many bus trips are planned. For more information, call 610-966-4996.
All-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lehigh Temple Association, 2120 Route 100, Macungie. There is a cost. For more information, call 610-398-9845.
The Recreation Advisory Committee met Nov. 19, 2018 in the municipal building.
Committee members in attendance included Frank McCullough, Mark Wilson, Patrick Jacoby and Kim Ringhoffer as well as Recreation Director Genny Baillie.
McCullough discussed the ongoing construction at Lindberg Park. He also noted his concern about a tree at Louise Lane Park that is on the verge of falling over and very dangerous.
Kids craft cleanup at the Lower Macungie Township Library 10 a.m. to noon for children two and up with adult supervision.
A community sale of furniture and fixtures 9 a.m. to noon at Lower Macungie Library, 3450 Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township. The public may preview and tag items for purchase. All items must be picked up by 3:30 p.m. Jan. 13. For information, visit the website www.lowermaclib.org.
In December 2018, Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart, was officially appointed to serve on the executive board of the Pennsylvania State Association of Elected County Officials.
PSAECO is a critical statewide organization helping to shape the legislative agenda in Harrisburg as it pertains to counties throughout the commonwealth.
A 20-year-old man, of Salisbury, has been charged with attempted theft from motor vehicle and loitering and prowling at night after being seen on security cameras trying door handles on vehicles in the 1000 block of Louise Lane 12:42 a.m. Dec. 27, 2018. The same man was charged with breaking into Hope UCC Church 1:53 a.m. Dec. 27, 2018 and was charged with burglary, criminal trespass and criminal mischief.
The backup generator is being replaced at a pumping station in Salisbury Township.
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners unanimously approved by a 5-0 vote at the Nov. 20, 2018, meeting a motion to award a $43,000 contract to Billitier Electric, Inc., Rochester, N.Y., for the Riverside Drive Pump Station Generator Upgrade Project.
Commissioner Joanne Ackerman made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Rodney Conn, to bring the matter to a vote.
State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, took the oath of office Jan. 1 to begin her first full term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where she will continue to represent the 133rd Legislative District.
“I am excited to get back to Harrisburg and continue representing the great communities that make up the 133rd Legislative District,” McNeill said. “My team and I are dedicated to helping constituents access state programs and advocating for legislation that benefits families living both in Lehigh County and across the state.”