Lehigh County Commissioners moved the proposed 2020 budget closer to the finish line Oct. 10 when two Republican commissioners voted with the Democrat minority to pass County Executive Phillips Armstrong’s budget.
The 5 to 3 vote brought praise from Armstrong who praised commissioners Nathan Brown and Marc Grammes, the Republicans who voted with the Democrat minority, as being “statesmen” not “partisan politicians.”
Each year, as has been the case for decades, firefighters from Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company look forward to national Fire Prevention Week held in October to commemorate the anniversary of the great Chicago fire in 1871.
That’s when the firefighters have their chance to get into the township’s schools to teach youngsters how to prevent fires and to be fire safe.
The new First Ward commissioner in Salisbury Township vows to put “community first.”
Heather Lipkin fulfills the first ward term until Dec. 31.
Lipkin is a write-in candidate on the Nov. 5 Primary Election ballot.
Lipkin was nominated for first ward commissioner by Commissioner Rodney Conn and seconded by Commissioner James Seagreaves at the Oct. 10 township meeting in the municipal building.
Conn, Seagreaves and board President Debra Brinton voted 3-0 to appoint Lipkin. Commissioner Joanne Ackerman was absent.
By 5 p.m. Oct. 13, groups of Mack Truck union workers were still standing on the side of Route 100, identifiable by their bright red T-shirts and waving signs.
Scattered around the Mack Truck plant in Lower Macungie Township, workers went on strike for the first time since 1984.
The Emmaus Public Library recently sponsored a hands-only CPR course.
Craig Deppe and Tara Apgar from the Emmaus Ambulance Corps and Jeffrey Baker a member of the Emmaus Board of Health instructed approximately 15 participants in the correct way to administer hands-only CPR.
Hands-only CPR involves doing CPR compressions without the mouth-to-mouth breaths. According to a hand-out publicizing the event, “It [Hands-Only CPR] has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest at home.”
The speed limit along Lehigh Avenue has been reduced in Salisbury Township.
It was the first vote for newly-appointed township Commissioner Heather Lipkin, who represents the first ward, in which Lehigh Avenue is located.
There was a large attendance for Oct. 9 Salisbury Township School District board meeting. Many parents were gathered to listen to the student reports.
At Harry S Truman Elementary School, the students will hold a Veterans Day celebration 1 p.m. Nov. 8. Veterans are welcomed to the school, where they will be honored and treated to a small snack and coffee.
Some 150 children and parents participated in the first annual Lucky Ducky Derby, near Klein’s Bridge in the Little Lehigh Parkway, in a fundraising benefit held recently for the Children’s Integrated Center for Success, which is headquartered at 1247 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., in Salisbury Township.