Long-time Supervisor, Thomas Wehr announces retirement & resignation from the Board.
Mr. Wehr joined the Board of Supervisors on January 1, 1992 and served 6 years. He rejoined the Board of Supervisors on February 7, 2000 and remained on the Board to the present. Mr. Wehr helped to lead the Township through a period of controlled growth in residential and commercial development which has established a sound financial basis for the Township to provide services for the improvement of the quality of life of its residents.
Mr. Wehr played a leading role in shaping the community as we know it today and was involved in numerous projects and organizations over his tenure including the Weisenberg Township Planning Commission, Weisenberg / Lowhill Historical Society, Northwestern Recreation Committee, Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department, The Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan for the Northern Region of Lehigh County as well as the Development of the Weisenberg Park and Weisenberg Fields. He was also dedicated to preserving open space and controlling development in the Township as well as improving public safety for our residents.
Mr. Wehr’ s consistent calm, polite and level headed approach will be missed by everyone.
Mr. Wehr’s resignation was accepted by the Board members at the May 14, 2018 meeting. The Board recognized Mr. Wehr’s years of dedicated service to Weisenberg & wished him well in his retirement.
Supervisors Linda Gorgas & Anthony Werley appointed life-long resident, Richard Bleiler to fill the vacant Supervisor Seat at the May 14, 2018 Board Meeting.
Richard is a life-long resident of Weisenberg Township. He is a familiar face to the Township and has served on the Township’s Planning Commission since December of 1978. Richard has served as Chairman for the majority of his 40 years on the Planning Commission.
Richard lives in the northern section of Weisenberg where he actively farms several hundred acres of land. Richard will complete the remaining term of retired Supervisor Thomas Wehr.
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Polling Location to remain @ Hope Church for Spring Primary Election.
We received notification from the Lehigh County Election Board that the Weisenberg Township Polling Location will remain at Hope Church (7974 Claussville Rd.) for the Spring 2018 Primary Election. The Election Board was previously looking to move the Polling Place for Weisenberg Township to the Weisenberg Fire Station however decided to keep it at Hope Church due to parking concerns.
March 6, 2018
Re: Weisenberg Township Zoning Hearing Board
2501 Golden Key Road - Appeal of Golden Key Developers, LLC
Dear Residents/Property Owner,
At the request of the Developer, The Weisenberg Twp. Zoning Hearing Board Appeals (Weisenberg Twp ZHB / Golden Key Developers, LLC Case 2017-3/Appeal 298 & Case 2018-1/Appeal 299) scheduled for March 14, 2018 at 7PM have been indefinitely extended.
Please note that there will NOT be a meeting of the Weisenberg Township Zoning Hearing Board on March 14th, 2018. In the event that the developer decides to revoke the time extension, they will be required to provide 60 days’ notice and Hearings will be re-advertised.
The Developer has requested to be removed from the March 12th Board of Supervisors Agenda and will not be in attendance.
All interested parties should periodically check the website for future meeting notices regarding this property.
Brian C. Carl
There's no predicting when the Lehigh Valley will see the kind of damaging floods it saw in 2006, or the punishing winds that Superstorm Sandy brought in 2012, but being prepared requires planning now - and your help is needed.
The first public meeting to help update the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan is scheduled for 7 p.m. February 20, at Pine Brook Family Answers, 402 N. Fulton Street, Allentown
"We want people to tell us about the experiences they've had during these times of emergency," said Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Environmetal Planning Director Geoff Reese, who is project manager for the Hazard Mitigation Plan update. "What do they think we need to know to do this plan right?"
With help from a federal grant, the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, in partnership with the state and Lehigh and Northampton Counties, last September launched a more than yearlong effort to update a two-county plan that will spell out how each of the Valley's 62 municipalities and both counties should prepare and respond to both natural and manmade disasters. The process includes input from comumunity leaders and emergency management officials, and people get their chance to weigh in later this month during the first of three public meetings.
The plan is designed not only to provide a roadmap of how to prepare for disaster before it happens, but to make the region's municipalities eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster relief funding.
A second public meeting will be held at 7 p.m., April 25, at the Nurture Nature Center in Easton.
The new plan is scheduled to be in place in October.
Weisenberg Township is now in the Quarantine Area for Spotted Lanternfly. Attached is a map supplied to us from Lehigh County.
Would you like to learn more about this invasive insect?
*Why should you be concerned?
*What is the biology and life cycle?
*How does the quarantine order affect residents?
*What can you do to help?
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