Salisbury Press

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Grant for LGBT center falls through

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

A $5,000 grant to the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center fell through June 13 when one of the sponsors of the bill, Amy Zanelli, abstained from voting.

She then watched the votes split between the remaining eight commissioners, 4-4.

Zanelli commented on her abstention.

“I volunteer for, contribute to, and benefit from the Bradbury-Sullivan Community Center,” Zanelli said. “I will abstain.”

KidsPeace reportedly hosts migrant children

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Amid the growing backlash against separating migrant families at the southern border and the president’s subsequent policy reversal, reports have spread of where children are being filtered across the country. WHYY in Philadephia is reporting one specific destination is KidsPeace on Broadway in Salisbury Township.

HIAS Immigrant Youth Advocacy Project of Pa.’s Supervising Attorney Elizabeth Yaeger told WHYY last week at least nine youths had been moved to the Lehigh Valley, and that her organization is their legal representation.


Thursday, June 28, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Nicolo briefs panel on fulfilling stormwater goals

The Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council held a working session June 20 to update its role in meeting requirements enforced by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection concerning stormwater pollution.

Salisbury Township MS4 Coordinator, Building Code Enforcement Officer, Assistant Zoning Officer and Building Inspector Sandy Nicolo chaired the meeting.

Nicolo must meet an Aug. 4 deadline to file information with the DEP for renewal of the township’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, which expires Feb. 28, 2019.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP board of commissioners

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Pollutant hearing moved to June 28

A public hearing on the Salisbury Township Pollutant Reduction Plan has been postponed until 7 p.m. June 28, prior to the regular Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners meeting, 2900 S. Pike Ave.

The hearing was to have been held 7 p.m. June 14.

“We did not meet the advertising deadline for that. It will be June 28,” Salisbury Township Manager Cathy Bonaskiewich told commissioners at the June 14 meeting.


Thursday, June 21, 2018 by MARGE HOPKINS in Local News

Board approves 2018-2019 budget with tax increase

Members of the Salisbury Township School Board formally approved the district final 2018-2019 general fund operating budget reflecting total expenditures in the amount of $37,727,206 requiring a total real estate tax levy of 18.8955 mills at its June 13 meeting.

Millage for the district will increase from 18.4527 to 18.8955.

Director George Gatanis asked for a roll-call vote, with Gatanis giving a vote of no and Board Vice President Samuel DeFrank absent.


Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

State consumer fireworks law concerns chief, officials

There were some fireworks at the June 14 meeting of the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

Or rather, there was discussion about fireworks.

Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles warned the township doesn’t have sufficient legislation to regulate fireworks, the use of certain types which is now legal in Pennsylvania.

Salisbury Township Solicitor Atty. John W. Ashley was authorized to draw up a township noise ordinance or update the existing township noise ordinance.

The ordinance to regulate the ordinance won’t be ready in time for July 4.