Salisbury Press

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

EXTRAORDINARY NEIGHBOR

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Dan Bellesfield coordinates training for 911 operators

In case of emergency, dial 911. The advice is sound; the number is memorable. The caller is usually experiencing some level of distress. So, who takes the call?

Dan Bellesfield, Lehigh County's 911 operations and training coordinator, trains the operators and designs the procedures to keep the emergency communications system reliable and efficient.

Bellesfield grew up in Allentown and later lived in Salisbury Township. The son of an Allentown firefighter, he views his involvement with emergency services as a "natural transition."

COLLEGE CORNER

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The University

of Akron

Emily Poland, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list at The University of Akron. Poland is majoring in early childhood education.

Millersville

University

The following students from Allentown were named to the dean's list at Millersville University: Ashley Cavanaugh, Casey Fager, Jason Klinger, Haley Lynott, Emily Rieser and Brian Smith.

Colgate

University

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Commissioners choose not to oppose the lease or sale of the Allentown water and sewer system

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

A plea to oppose the lease or sale of the Allentown water and sewer system has been rejected by the Salisbury Board of Commissioners.

Dan Poresky, chair, City of Allentown Environmental Action Committee, and a leading advocate in a referendum drive to put the lease or sale of the water and sewer system on the ballot for a vote by city residents, spoke at the Feb. 14 meeting.

Poresky urged township officials to go on the record as opposing the city's plan.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Lindberg plan approved, application for state grant for trail to proceed

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Approval of the Lindberg Park Master Plan and Neighborhood Connections Study allows Salisbury Township officials to proceed with applying for a Pennsylvania grant for Phase One, which includes a walking and bicycling trail link to Allentown Parkway.

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 in two separate votes to accept the master plan and to pay the plan's consulting firm, Urban Research and Development Corp.

The Salisbury Recreation Committee recommended approval of the plan to commissioners.

SALLISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Bird Town status approved

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Salisbury Township is now officially a "Bird Town."

The township is only the third Lehigh County municipality to obtain the Audubon Society of Pennsylvania designation, which advocates promoting bird habitats and education to ensure environmental safeguards.

The City of Allentown and Lower Macungie Township are the other Lehigh County municipalities that have "Bird Town" status.

The Salisbury Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve the "Bird Town" designation, which was advanced by the Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council.