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.
Community blood drive in memory of Wayne Leibensperger Jr. at Jerusalem Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury, 1707 Church Road, Allentown, 4 to 8 p.m. For an appointment, call Deana Leibensperger at 610-217-3155.
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.
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.
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.
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.