The Salibury Township School District operations committee met Nov. 6.
Project bids for upcoming work within the district were discussed.
Director of Facilities Bill Bracket said the lowest bid for the high school cafeteria service doors and ramp was $298,519 by Ondra Huyett.
The Salisbury Township School District administration building was packed Nov. 13, as the monthly Salisbury Township School Board meeting was highly anticipated. There were special recognitions, a substantial donation and a happy farewell.
The meeting started with special recognitions by Salisbury Athletic Director Monica Deeb. Recognized were two Salisbury educators for their extended years of service.
Alburtis Area 55+ seniors meet noon at Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Quarry Road, #1, Alburtis. Event includes a potluck luncheon and bingo. Many bus trips are planned. For more information, call 610-966-4996.
Salisbury Township property owners whose properties utilize public water and sewer can expect an average $85 increase in taxes and services in 2020.
The estimated total increase is based on increases in taxes for the Fire Fund and General Fund and pass-along charges in public water and sewer rates increases from Lehigh County Authority.
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 4-0, with one commissioner absent, to approve the proposed 2020 budget at the Nov. 14 meeting.
Citizens came to tell the Lehigh County Commissioners they were not happy with how the Nov. 5 general election was conducted at the commissioners meeting Nov. 13.
Lack of privacy was the chief complaint. Mark Spengler of Lower Macungie Township also questioned the restriction on having cellphones in the voting area.
Shade tree appeals in Salisbury Township will be handled by the township Environmental Advisory Council.
The change in procedure occurred after a resolution to amend an ordinance was approved by a 4-0 vote, with one commissioner absent, at the Oct. 10 township meeting.
The board of commissioners will no longer be the first township govenning body that will consider shade tree appeals.
Township commissioners have said the appeals hearing, testimony and vote is too time-consuming to take place at either of the two monthly township commissioners’ meetings.