Catasauqua Press

Monday, September 16, 2019

Hanover restricts truck traffic on Lloyd Street

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

After a protest from neighbors in and around Lloyd Street, Hanover Township Council, during a Sept. 4 meeting, passed an ordinance restricting truck traffic to local deliveries only. Township Manager Christopher Garges promised to get signs up announcing the changes.

“The signs don’t mean much because the truck drivers just ignore them,” said Tom Hutterer, a resident. “Are we going to get police presence from the state police?”

Garges explained he has been in conversations with Pennsylvania State Police, and they are willing to cooperate with the township and monitor the area.

“We have always had a good working relationship with the state police,” said Bob Heimbecker, who was acting chairman for the meeting.

Residents also asked that vegetation around the area be trimmed. Garges has an agreement with property owners to clear vegetation and debris. He asserted that some of the work is started.

Hanover Township will host a 90-minute presentation of the FutureLV Plan at the municipal building 6 p.m. Sept. 17. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

The presentation is part of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission’s look at future growth. One big change proposed in the plan is revamping MacArthur Road. Those who have seen the presentation indicated that the proposed change at MacArthur Road is dynamic.

The township also submitted a grant request to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The grant seeks funding for a 3-mile-long, 10-foot-wide hiking and biking commuter trail along the Lehigh River that would close a gap on the D&L Trail.

Council took a moment to honor Patricia Paulus, who died Aug. 30 after a battle with cancer. Patricia shared 40 years with Bruce Paulus, township chairman. Besides being a devoted wife and companion, Patricia served as secretary for the township’s planning commission.

Her sparkling spirit will be missed by all who knew her.