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LEHIGH COMMISSIONERS: Board appointments made

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners have appointed two new individuals to boards.

At the April 22 meeting, the board appointed Lower Macungie resident Deana Zosky to the Lehigh County Authority and John Crampsie, of North Whitehall Township, to the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority.

In the first round of voting for Zosky, only Commissioner David Jones Jr. cast a vote of support.

Commissioners Geoff Brace, Thomas Creighton and Amanda Holt cast their votes for Lower Macungie resident Jeremy Melber.

lehigh county: Commissioners make ppointments to boards

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners have appointed two new individuals to boards.

At the April 22 meeting, the board appointed Lower Macungie resident Deana Zosky to the Lehigh County Authority and John Crampsie, of North Whitehall Township, to the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority.

In the first round of voting for Zosky, only Commissioner David Jones Jr. cast a vote of support.

Commissioners Geoff Brace, Thomas Creighton and Amanda Holt cast their votes for Lower Macungie resident Jeremy Melber.

Hellertown: Traffic changes coming

Thursday, March 26, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Hellertown Borough residents will soon see changes to a traffic pattern and on-street parking in and around the Saucon Valley Farmers Market.

Council members approved the changes, pursuant to Police Chief Robert Shupp's recommendation at their March 17 meeting.

Due to the changes, Rohn Road will temporarily convert into a one-way street Sundays, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with parking prohibited on the street.

Council also announced the farmers market this year will not be held in the Water Street Park, due to construction work.

Saucon Valley: Board talks facilities study

Thursday, March 19, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Saucon Valley School District board members voted Feb. 10 to conduct a facilities study.

District Superintendent Monica McHall-Small said a proposal for the study should be completed to determine how much it will cost for such a plan.

According to McHall-Small, the windows in the high school are aged and the condition of the roofs have deteriorated over time.

The study will also look at how district facilities can and will handle the potential of full day kindergarten in the future.

Lehigh County: Advisory team moves forward

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

A Cedarbrook Nursing Home advisory team has been created by the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners.

The board unanimously passed a resolution at its Feb. 25 meeting creating the advisory team.

The group will have three months to create three long range plans for the nursing home.

Board Chairman Brad Osborne said he is looking forward to the team's input regarding the future of Cedarbrook.

Board member Percy Dougherty was less hopeful of the team.

"We may not like the report that comes back to us," he said.

LC Commissioners Cedarbrook advisory team moves forward

Thursday, March 5, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

A Cedarbrook Nursing Home advisory team has been created by the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners.

The board unanimously passed a resolution at its Feb. 25 meeting creating the advisory team.

The group will have three months to create three long range plans for the nursing home.

Board Chairman Brad Osborne said he is looking forward to the team's input regarding the future of Cedarbrook.

Board member Percy Dougherty was less hopeful of the team.

"We may not like the report that comes back to us," he said.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: Cedarbrook task force being formed

Thursday, February 19, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners plan to put their heads together in an effort to create a task force to look more closely at Cedarbrook Nursing Home.

The board discussed the task force committee at the Feb. 11 meeting. The committee, consisting of five to nine members, will be composed of health care experts and have roughly three months to develop possible courses of action for Cedarbrook.

The commissioners indicated the committee likely will be formed by the end of March. Recommendations are expected by June 30.

Kindergarten registration may move to Sept. 1

Thursday, February 12, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Saucon Valley School District may soon require kindergarten students who reach the age of five-years-old by Sept. 1.

District Superintendent Dr. Monica McHall-Small presented the recommendation to the school board at its Jan. 27 meeting.

The current registration system, according to the district website, permits students who reach the age of five between Sept. 2 and Oct. 31 to be admitted contingent upon a skills assessment conducted by district personnel.

Lehigh County: Board directs Muller to seek new Cedarbrook management

Thursday, February 12, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Lehigh County commissioners want county Executive Tom Muller to fish for proposals for the management of Cedarbook Nursing Home, South Whitehall.

The board passed a resolution Jan. 15 requiring Muller to seek a new management company.

The proposal requires Muller to submit a recommendation to the board by May 13.

The county's contract with LW Consulting, which currently manages Cedarbrook operations, expires June 30.

Muller, however, is at odds with the board's request.

"It's not their [board of commissioners] role to dictate operational moves," he said.

LEHIGH COUNTY: Commissioners looking to remove contract negotiating power from county executive

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The saga called Cedarbrook Nursing Home continues in Lehigh County.

At the board of commissioners Jan. 28 meeting, the board introduced a bill to remove contract negotiating power and control from County Executive Tom Muller.

The bill specifically looks to repeal a 31-year-old ordinance permitting the county executive to act as an agent in labor talks on behalf of the county.

Commissioner Michael Schware said granting Muller such power is acceptable as long as he follows country directives, meets with the board and fully shares progress with the members.