Salisbury Press

Sunday, August 20, 2017

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP PLANNING

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Waivers policy

The Salisbury Township Planning Commission in its first session to discuss possible revisions to the township Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, chose to leave well enough alone.

During discussion of the township SALDO, the planners, township Consulting Engineer David J. Tettemer, township Solictior, Atty. John W. Ashley and township Director of Planning and Zoning Cynthia Sopka highlighted the process of granting waivers.

Courthouse companion provides comfort to victims, witnesses

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Local News

There is a new top dog in the Lehigh County Courthouse and her name is Ramona.

District Attorney Jim Martin announced the addition of the courthouse companion dog, Ramona, July 27 during a press conference in the county courthouse, Allentown.

“Ramona is the newest member of my staff,” Martin said. “Courthouse companion dogs provide emotional or comfort support to victims of crime when dealing with stressers of the judicial system.”

Ramona arrived at the courthouse July 26 and will be working in conjunction with the Victim-Witness Program.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Residents and cops meet at Starbucks

Several dozen Salisbury youngsters and adult residents of the township had an opportunity to have close police encounters of the pleasant kind July 25 at a Salisbury Township Police Department “Coffee with Cops” community outreach event at the South Mall Starbucks.

Event organizer Cpl. Christopher Casey was positive about the get-together at the coffee shop.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by The Press in Local News

July 26

Worship on Wednesday with area church choirs from Christ Lutheran, Redeemer Lutheran, St. Timothy Lutheran and Glorious Day Praise Band 6:45 p.m. at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. There is no cost; freewill offering will benefit local ministries. Outdoor service; bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Service will move indoors if raining. Upcoming services include Aug. 2: The Blend (The Barn), Aug. 9: Beit Simcha Praise Band and Aug. 16: Grace Notes Big Band. For more information, visit sttimothylc.org.

July 29

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SHADE TREE COMMISSION

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Two appeals granted, one appeal denied

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners, convening as the Shade Tree Commission, granted the appeals of two residents and denied the appeal of a third resident.

The township Shade Tree Commission, chaired by Atty. John W. Ashley, Salisbury Township solicitor, with a court stenographer typing the testimony, and with Sandy Nicolo, Salisbury Township code enforcement officer, answering questions, reviewed three appeals and voted unanimously 5-0 at the July 13 hearing to: