In light of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American who died in the custody of a Minnesota police officer, Lehigh Valley residents took to the streets in Bethlehem May 30, marching for Floyd, for other African American police victims and for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Activists Matty Fall, J.C. Lustre Villanueva and Michael Henriquez led the march, which gathered at the Rose Garden 3 p.m.
The Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board will review the proposed Western Salisbury Fire Company fire station project when a hearing can be attended by the public.
The zoning hearing about the plan to build a new fire station on a portion of Green Acres Park was to have been held June 2 via Zoom.
Salisbury Township officials announced at the May 28 board of commissioners’ meeting the zoning hearing was postponed to allow residents to attend the hearing in person.
University of the Sciences
Area students are among those who received degrees in recent ceremonies including: Theodore Brochu, of Allentown, who earned a certificate in brewing science and Samuel Lin, of Allentown, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmaceutical and health care studies.
The Salisbury Township School Board held its monthly meeting May 20 virtually via Zoom. In light of current issues regarding reconfiguration alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, in large part the meeting focused on budgetary issues and a deeper understanding of the where the district stands financially at this time.
On May 20, the Salisbury Township School Board’s Curriculum and Technology Committee held its monthly meeting via Zoom. The main order of business was to discuss the adoption of a new plan for teaching mathematics concepts for students in grades kindergarten through eighth throughout the district.
Director of Teaching and Learning Kelly Pauling discussed the culmination of over a year’s worth of work looking into best possible curriculum options for Salisbury students.
The lease for the Franko Farm Park farmhouse has been extended.
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 4-0, with one commissioner absent at the May 14 meeting, to approve a one-year lease with Valentine Durner, widow of former township employee Charlie Durner.
Commissioner Rodney Conn made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Heather Lipkin, to bring the Franko lease agreement to a vote.
“She is a pretty good caretaker of the property,” Salisbury Township Manager Cathy Bonaskiewich said before the vote.
There will be some changes for voters in the June 2 general primary election.
First, of course, is the opportunity to vote by mail-in ballot. The deadline to request a mail-in ballot was 5 p.m. May 26.
Those voting by mail-in ballot must complete it and return it by mail to the county election office. It must be received no later than 8 p.m. Election Day.
Commissioners refused May 13 during an online meeting to take up a proposal by Republican Commissioner Nathan Brown who moved the commissioners pass a resolution to support a recent a letter to Wolf from state Rep. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, urging him to move from the coronavirus status red to yellow for Lehigh County and the Lehigh Valley.