Catasauqua Press

Monday, March 19, 2018

Commissioners OK county board posts

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by DOUG GRAVES in Local News

During the Feb. 14 meeting of Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, Paul Semmel, of North Whitehall Township, and Adele Bonn Shannon, of Center Valley, were appointed to the Lehigh County Conservation District.

Commissioners also named Lauren Condon, of Allentown, to the Children and Youth Services Advisory Board.

Commissioner Nathan Brown commended the appointees’ service as volunteers.

“Voluntarism is important to the community. I encourage the public to volunteer to serve their towns and their communities,” he said.

County commissioners vote to appeal seal ruling

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by DOUG GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners voted Oct. 11 to appeal U.S. District Judge Edward Smith’s ruling in favor of the Freedom From Religion Foundation in its suit against Lehigh County’s continued use of a Christian cross in the county seal.

The 6-3 vote came after an executive session when commissioners discussed the case.

In the public session, three commissioners voted against appealing the decision: David Jones, Geoff Brace and Dan Hartzell.