Lehigh County Commissioners put forth two competing budget amendments aimed at lowering real estate taxes for the 2013 fiscal year at their Oct. 8 meeting.
The first amendment sponsored by Commissioners Scott Ott, Thomas Creighton, Lisa Scheller, Michael Schware and Vic Mazziotti would reduce the $6.5 million tax credit proposed by the county executive by $5 million, and reduce the millage rate to decrease real estate tax revenue by $5 million instead.
SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT Acting Superintendent Louise Beauchemin recognized for her years of service
The Salisbury Township School Board bid farewell to acting Superintendent Louise Beauchemin at the Oct. 10 board meeting.
Beauchemin, who has worked in the district since 1999 when she started as the principal of Harry S Truman Elementary School, retired on Oct. 12 and will be replaced by the newly appointed Michael Roth.
Several Salisbury volunteer firefighters took time off from work or other activities to take their annual fire safety message to preschool and elementary students in local schools.
"The message does not vary too much from year to year," Western Salisbury Fire Department Chief Joshua Wells said. "But our department has been going into the schools during Fire Prevention Week in October for a number of decades.
At the Oct. 10 school board meeting, the following personnel changes were announced and approved.
Shawn Borger has resigned as part-time nurse assistant at Harry S Truman Elementary School and Western Salisbury Elementary School effective Sept. 26.
Michael Dorward has resigned as the freshman class co-advisor and the high school student council co-advisor effective Sept. 18 and has been transferred to Salisbury Middle School as a full-time guidance counselor effective Oct. 4.
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Traci's Learning Center welcomes Steve Cygan, owner of Appeeling Fruit, Inc. recently to talk about apples.
@$:Bus evacation drill held at Salisbury Middle School
Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, was recently honored with a Friend of the Farm Bureau Award for consistently voting in favor of the farming community.
"The award recognizes those members of congress who support policies that help farmers obtain profitability with less regulatory interference and increase demand for U.S. products through new uses and enhanced trade opportunities," Arland Schantz, governmental relations director for the Lehigh County Farm Bureau, explained.
@$:The fourth annual Barktoberfest Pet Fair was held Oct. 6.
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Kevin Deely, of Center Valley, and candidate for state representative in the 131st district, held a news conference in front of South Mountain Middle School Sept. 20 to discuss the education cuts in the most recently approved state budget.
The 2012 Vera Cruz Halloween Parade will start and end at Mystic Chain Park with staging beginning 6 p.m. The parade route is 1.5 miles and runs from Main Road East and West to Vera Cruz Road. The parade dates back to 1923 and promises to be bigger and better than ever with the help of the Emmaus Marching Band. Cash prizes will be awarded to individual marchers, groups and float entries. For more information or to preregister, visit the parade Facebook page or email email@example.com.