Salisbury Press

Friday, November 15, 2019

LEHIGH COUNTY board of COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Health care provider amendment gets first reading

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.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Architect chosen for Green Acres site

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.

WESTERN SALISBURY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Friday, September 27, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Friends and neighbors turn out for fire company’s 11th Community Day

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.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Professional services agreement with Visiting Nurses Association extended

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.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

As new police chief, Kevin Soberick looking

Kevin Soberick, the newly-confirmed chief of police for Salisbury Township, has a lot of ideas on how his force can better serve and protect the citizens of the township.

Soberick sat down with The Press Sept. 18 to outline his vision of the police department’s interaction with the community it serves.

As with just about any individual, corporate or governmental organization that comes into office after a long-tenured administration, only time and practicality stand in the way of getting it all done at once.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Western Salisbury Fire Station discussed

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners appears ready to proceed with financing and relocating a new firehouse for Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company.

The cost of the facility is estimated at between $2 million to $2.5 million.

How to finance the project has not been decided. One option is to issue a public bond.

Township commissioners appear to be moving ahead with relocating the firehouse from its Swain Station location to a new location at Green Acres Park.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 28

Salisbury High School Class of 1979’s 40th class reunion 1 p.m. at Lenape Park Pavilion, Lenape Park Road, Zionsville.

Annual bazaar, yard sale and basket raffle 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mark’s UCC, 52 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown. For more information, call 610-797-4429.

Ole’ Time Penny Party with over 200 items 6 p.m. at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury, 1707 Church Road, Allentown. Doors open 5 p.m. All are welcome. Refreshments available. For tickets or more information, call Louise at 610-866-1611.

Sept. 29