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Carter proposes use of former administrative building

After Ott Consulting, Inc., moved out of the former Upper Milford Township administrative building, township manager Bud Carter proposed keeping the building for the township to use rather than renting it out again.

Carter told the Upper Milford Township Board of Supervisors at the Feb. 18 meeting he felt many benefits would come out of utilizing the space located on Kings Highway South.

“This would give a better space for offices, training meetings, [etc.],” Carter said. “It also frees up a lot of space within the downstairs old garage area … with the possibility of parking up to at least four vehicles in there.”

The board seemed to approve of Carter’s proposal, especially Chairperson Joyce Moore, who acknowledged she saw no financial concerns over the proposition.

“We’re not going to feel the pinch of losing the rent, which is the thing that I was most worried about,” Moore said.

Carter then explained the facility is relatively updated, adding, “everything’s in pretty good shape in that building.”

Carter also suggested switching out old fluorescent lights for LED lights.

In other meeting news, the board acknowledged the appointment of Alice Boulrice to the Emmaus Public Library. Her three-year term will end Dec. 31, 2023.

Secretary/Treasurer Jessi O’Donald read the memo about Boulrice’s appointment to the board’s vacancy. Along with her volunteer work, Boulrice works as the librarian at Lower Macungie Middle School, O’Donald said.

The board also appointed Melissa Palmer to the recreation commission to carry out the remainder of Barry Williams’ term. O’Donald said the commission is “excited to have her on board” and the board will reappoint Palmer for a new term in January 2022.

Lastly, the board appointed Sarah Powell to a three-year alternate term on the zoning hearing board.