In a party-line 6-3 vote Nov. 14, Lehigh County Board of Commissioners overturned county Executive Phillips Armstrong’s Oct. 31 veto of the proposed 2019 budget.
Democrats Dan Hartzell, Amy Zanelli and Geoff Brace voted against the amendment, which would have reduced the tax rate for county residents.
The Nov. 14 action effectively put to rest the disagreement about what the millage rate will be next year. Commissioners approved a 3.64-millage rate marked down from 3.79 mills Armstrong wanted.
Stations 37 and 38 responded to a carbon monoxide incident at 3016 S. Birch St.
Station 35 assisted police or another agency on Mickley Road.
Station 36 was dispatched and canceled en route to 1228 MacArthur Road.
A water or steam leak at 1855 Fern Court brought out Stations 35, 36, 37 and 3502 (deputy chief).
A malfunctioning alarm system at 2180 MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 36, 37 and 38.
At Coplay Borough Council’s regular meeting Nov. 13, Councilwoman Janet Eisenhauer gave council members a final opportunity for changes to the borough’s website. The new design and details were made available before the final approval to go live with the effort.
Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. at the borough municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
Lehigh Valley Planning Commission released a plan dubbed Walk/Bike LV as a way to encourage development of walkways and bike paths to make it easier for residents to get outdoors. The proposal is a regional master plan for pedestrians and bicyclists. Some cities, like Portland and Seattle, lead the way in accommodating everyday trail users. Others like Tucson are a destination for bikers during the winter season.
A walking tour of the historic town of Hokendauqua, originally scheduled for Oct. 27, had to be postponed because of rain.
Whitehall Township Commissioner Jeffrey Dutt said the free tour, hosted by Whitehall Historical Preservation Society, will be rescheduled in the spring.
The purpose of the tour is to make people aware of the historical significance of the area that was created as a “company town” for the 19th-century Thomas Iron Works.
Dutt said there had been a good response to the tour with more than 40 people registered.
Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority, 3213 MacArthur Road.
Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Whitehall Township Planning Commission holds a workshop meeting 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting 7:30 p.m., in the public meeting room at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.