An official of Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company wants a referendum on township support for the company’s Swain Fire Station capital campaign to be placed on the November general election ballot.
Meanwhile, township commissioners voted unanimously 5 to 0 at the April 26 meeting to approve an emergency services review in the township.
John Kelly Jr., a trustee on the board of directors of Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company, made the ballot request at the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners meeting April 26.
Chesterbrook Academy, 1550 Valley Center Parkway, Bethlehem, held its annual ladybug launch April 20 in celebration of Earth Day.
On a very bright and cool morning, students headed outside for the event wearing their ladybug hats with antennas.
At 10 a.m. Principal Michele Somishka released a bag of approximately 1,500 ladybugs and the kids enthusiastically swarmed around the bugs, picking them up and holding them in their hands.
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After five years, Salisbury Township fire inspectors appear to be taking on increasing key roles in ensuring public safety, including assisting the police department with victim rescue first-aid and during potential active shooter and hostage situations.
Fire inspections increased in Salisbury Township in 2017. The program ran a deficit in 2017. Fire inspection fees have been increased in 2018.
There were 364 fire inspections in 2017, up from 356 fire inspections in 2016 and 296 in 2015.
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At one stage of its life, the Spotted Lanternfly looks like a red and black creature from a scary monster movie.
However, the Spotted Lanternfly threat is real and not some fictional movie plot.
Even so, true to a Hollywood creature feature, the government is ready to do battle.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has allocated $17.5 million to halt the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly in Pennsylvania.
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners is expected to vote on a proposal for an emergency services comprehensive review at the 7 p.m. April 26 township meeting in the municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave.
The township advertised for a request for proposals for the review. The proposal expected to be voted on was reviewed April 20 by township officials.
Lehigh County Authority’s effort to have its charter extended to 50 years collapsed April 11 when Lehigh County Commissioners voted 6-3 to reject a proposed amendment to LCA’s articles of incorporation.
The decision seemed to catch LCA’s CEO Liesel M. Gross, by surprise. Gross had spoken to the commissioners in support of the resolution.
“I want to know the path forward,” Gross said to commissioners following the vote to deny the amendment extending the water and sewer authority’s charter.
Upper Milford Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. in the Upper Milford Township building. Linda Minarik, in authentic costume, will portray Mary Todd Lincoln. The public is welcome.
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The amount of grants received by the Salisbury Township Police Department dipped slightly in 2017, compared to the amount received in 2016.
The Lehigh County Casino Grant contributed to the majority of the amount of the grants.
While casino grants to Lehigh Valley municipalities in proximity to the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem appear to be intact for 2018, all bets are apparently off for 2019.
The 2018 casino grants, based on revenue Lehigh County received in 2017, are to be announced by July.