The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners is considering a vote on a proposal from Fair Districts PA that would address gerrymandering.
Fair Districts PA calls itself “a non-partisan coalition of organizations and individuals working to end gerrymandering in Pennsylvania.”
“We’re asking the board to support an independent citizens commission,” Terry Schettini, a volunteer for Fair Districts PA, said to commissioners at the Aug. 8 Salisbury Township meeting.
Salisbury Township School District Director of Facilities, Safety and Security Bill Bracket began the operations committee meeting Aug. 7 by covering the projects the district has planned for next summer. This list of projects has varied for the past few months in price and scope of work.
From his report, here is how the projects break down.
Lehigh Carbon Community College‘s Early Learning Center offered different STEM summer sessions for children ages three through six, throughout July and the beginning of August.
The camp provided fun activities for children while incorporating academic learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Campers in a recent session learned the fundamentals of building bridges.
Early Learning Center Administrator Elizabeth Lipman said the campers worked very hard on building their own bridges, using their own designs.
Concerns about stormwater and speeding vehicles again were voiced by residents to the Salisbury Board of Commissioners at the Aug. 8 Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners meeting.
Commissioners, township police and public works department officials said they will look into the alleged speeding by vehicles.
When it comes to stormwater, Mother Nature was cited as the culprit.
An extension has been granted for a proposed subdivision in western Salisbury Township for the purpose of a further review of the plan.
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 4-0, with one commissioner absent at the July 11 meeting, to approve a motion to accept the granting of a time extension for the plan review of Plot 886 LLC.
The plan was to expire July 24. The plan review has been extended to Sept. 13. The township planning commission’s June and July meetings were canceled.