In its reorganization meeting for 2013, a meeting held Jan. 14, Hanover Township Council elected Frank Dreisbach as chairman. Dreisbach will replace Bruce Paulus who had held the position for a decade.
"We change chairman on a lot of our township committees, so this is not unusual," said Dreisbach after the meeting.
Councilman William Kovacs placed Dreisbach's name in nomination. Voting in favor of the new chairman were Councilmen Randall Atkinson, Michael Wooley, Kovacs and Dreisbach. Paulus cast a "no" vote.
Paulus had no comments on the change.
Catasauqua resident Hailey Deschaine, left, and Kayla Herr of Northampton bundle up and try to stay warm outside the Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft store in the MacArthur Road Shopping Center on Sunday afternoon while selling Girl Scout Cookies. The girls are Junior Girl Scouts with Troop 6998 from Holy Trinity United Church of Christ in Catasauqua.
After a series of tense meetings, Catasauqua council returned to the routine business of running the day-to-day operations of the borough.
The first meeting of 2013, held Jan. 7, involved the approval of a number of fire department officers as submitted by Fire Chief Richard Hertzog. The borough's executive team, the manager and the staff were reappointed without changes.
Girl Scouts and Brownies are earning their way to summer camp and other programs with the sale of their famous cookies.
Outside Kotsch's Market on Fullerton Avenue in Whitehall, Cadettes from Troop 6675 from Salem UCC Church in Catasauqua tried to entice customers and motorists to purchase Girl Scout Cookies by using decorated signs and waving cookie boxes. They are, from left, Holly Wagner, Serena Leonard and Brianna Nunez, all of Catasauqua. Troops have fanned out across the region at many locations to attract sales.
The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners delayed approval of the Green Future Fund for a third time at its Jan. 9 meeting in the Lehigh County Government Center in Allentown.
Several members of the board, led by Commissioner Michael Schware, said they would approve the bill only after an equal dollar amount of cuts or savings were made elsewhere to pay for the project.
More photos of bingo players Jan. 13 at St. Mary's Church.
· Lake Heritage Foundation (LLHF) public forum – 7 p.m., Lynn Township Municipal Building, 7911 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, to discuss the planning of the Leaser Lake Accessible Recreation Area. Information: George White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-756-3181.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
Lehigh Valley residents may have noticed the clear-cutting of areas under power lines in your neighborhood in recent years. It is quite difficult not to notice these newly cut sections of power line rights-of-way.
Congress passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, requiring power companies to clear-cut these areas beneath their power lines. This includes the area 10 feet outward on both sides, extending from the outer conductor of the power towers.