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Special counsel approved for the Danweber conditional use application

At the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting March 21, Rudolph Clarke, LLC was retained as special counsel to the township in opposition to the Danweber conditional use application. That hearing will be continued April 4.

Residents expressed concerns over the project at 6300 Lower Macungie Road including traffic, stormwater and additional students for East Penn School District.

In addition, a resident wrote a letter to the County Conservation District about the concern for the watershed and traffic. The letter stated the present cornfield provides land that absorbs, filters and slows stormwater. The proposed construction will be about 1,000 feet from Spring Creek which floods frequently. The letter also suggested adding this building will substantially add more stormwater to the area. The request is to attend the April 4 board of commissioners meeting for the added expertise needed for this decision.

Resolution 2024-16 is for the approval of the liquor license for the 6776 Hamilton Hospitality Group. This was approved with conditions including the hours of operation, patio usage, outdoor music limits and live music limitations limited to acoustic guitar.

Resolution 2024-2024-17 was approved allowing Emmaus Aquatic Club to operate the Lower Macungie Township pool. This was approved.

Resolution 2024-21 was approved for pool coping and replacement. Coping is the edging that surrounds the perimeter of the pool at a cost of $49,285.

The sewer facility planning module was approved for the 22 houses to be built on the corner of Indian Creek and Macungie roads. This development is across from the Lichtenwalner Farm.

There was an executive session before the meeting to discuss land acquisition.

Macungie Ambulance submitted its annual report.

There were 5,165 calls during the year, up from 2022.

There are 16 full-time operational employees, one full-time administrative employee, 13 operational volunteers, three administrative volunteers, 29 operational part-time employees and one part-time administrative employee.

There are five ambulances, one incident support vehicle, three community outreach vehicles and one ATV maintained by the corps.

A situation was shared about a couple overcome by carbon monoxide in their home. One was in critical condition but his life was saved by the fast-thinking personnel.

Resolution 2024-18 for the appointment of John Parish Jr. as a special fire police was approved.