A tax hike may be in the offing for Salisbury Township residents in 2020.
The increase would amount to about a $34 annual increase for the typical township property owner.
Salisbury Township Business Director of Finance Paul Ziegenfus told a reporter for The Press after the Sept. 26 township meeting that hikes in millage for the township fire fund and general fund are being considered as part of the 2020 budget he has been working on.
The lobby, which measures about 1,200 square feet, was made possible in part by a gift from Lutron Electronics, Inc., of Coopersburg. It features interior and exterior lighting elements, landscaping, an interior color feature wall and welcome desk with interactive LED play elements, a family seating area and a soft-side toy Jeep for children to play on that ties into the animal/safari themed children’s hospital units.
Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy Church, 140 S. Ott St. Allentown. Erin Yasenchak will attend to explain the 2020 census. Non-members and guests are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.
The Republican members who dominate the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners 6-3 do not trust the Democrats who head up Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong’s administration.
An amendment establishing procedures to allow the commissioners to recommend health care provider vendors other than the one recommended by the county administration had its “first reading” at the Sept. 25 Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meeting.
An architect for the proposed fire station for Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company has been chosen.
By a 3-0 vote, with one commissioner absent and one seat vacant, the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners accepted the proposal for the fire station from Steven J. Elton Architect, 3245 Center St., Bethlehem.
Commissioner Rodney Conn moved, seconded by Commissioner James Seagreaves, to bring the motion up for a vote at the Sept. 26 township meeting.
Some 350 friends and neighbors flocked to the Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company’s 11th annual Community Day festivities Sept. 14 at the fire company’s Swain fire station, 950 S. Ott St. and the adjacent Green Acres Park, for games, food, equipment demonstrations and an up-close look at fire apparatus and a Lehigh Valley Health Network MedEvac helicopter.
The fire company hosted the day’s events as part of its activities commemorating the fire company’s 60th anniversary observance.
At the Sept. 11 meeting, Lehigh County Commissioners approved 8-0 the lease of the basement level of the Hamilton Financial Center, 640 Hamilton St., to law firm Davison & McCarthy, P. C.
The lease agreement is for five years and calls for a “base” or first year lease for $3,312 or $276 per month for 1,286 square feet. The lease calls for payment to increase over a four-year period.
Commissioner Brad Osborne abstained from voting citing a potential conflict of interest.