Salisbury Press

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Authority receives lease extension

Lehigh County Authority will get its requested 43-year lease extension.

In a first reading June 12, the Lehigh County Commissioners approved amending the Articles of Incorporation for LCA to extend its term of existence 43 years from the date that the deal is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of State.

Commissioners approved the bill 9-0.

The move allows LCA to negotiate long-term financing at the best rates for “capital improvements for its many water and wastewater systems serving 14 municipalities” as stated in the bill.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Lindberg Park summer program delayed until June 24

The start of the Salisbury Township Recreation Commission summer playground program at Lindberg Park is delayed one week to finalize construction work.

‘Tomorrow [June 14] is the contractor’s completion date,” Salisbury Township Manager Cathy Bonaskiewich said at the June 13 township meeting, adding, “They are substantially complete.

“Then, next week [June 17-21], there will be a punch list of items to complete,” Bonaskiewich said.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Salisbury Youth Association ‘Community Appreciation Day’ backed

The Salisbury Youth Association’s “Community Appreciation Day” has received the backing of the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

Township commissioners voted 5-0 to approve an SYA request to hold the event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29 in Devonshire Park.

Township Commissioner Joanne Ackerman made the motion, seconded by Commissioner James Seagreaves, to bring the motion to a vote at the June 13 township meeting.

“We’re trying to become more community-oriented,” SYA President Daniel Soria said in making his presentation to commissioners at the June 13 meeting.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

Budget with tax increase approved for 2019-2020

The Salisbury Township School District board held its final meeting for the 2018-2019 school year June 12. The board’s next meeting will be held Aug. 14 for the start of the next school year. A July meeting will be scheduled if needed.

Salisbury Athletic Director Monica Deeb began by reading a very thoughtful retirement certification for Dr. Michele Jones, the school’s physician of 26 years.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Eastern Salisbury new $850,000 fire truck discussed

Plans for a new fire truck appear to be advancing for Eastern Salisbury Fire Department.

Eastern Salisbury Fire Chief Dave Tomcics told Salisbury Township commissioners at the June 13 meeting the truck may cost $850,000.

“Trucks are now in the $800,000 to $850,000 range,” Tomcics said.

The new Eastern fire truck is to be a combination rescue truck and pumper.

Delivery is expected in 2021.