Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The following op-ed is by David Willard, a member of Lower Saucon Township Council.
Wednesday, February 13
On Thursday, March 7, Lower Saucon Township will launch its first-ever Citizens’ Academy. What is a Citizens’ Academy? It’s an opportunity for Lower Saucon Township residents to learn more about how their township government actually works. Through a series of six weekly interactive one-hour workshops, attendees will meet members of the Township Council and staff. They’ll learn about Administration, Public Works, Finance/Budget, Land Development and Zoning, Police Services, Parks and Recreation, and more. They’ll also learn about the history of Lower Saucon Township--dating back to 1743--and how various departments and volunteer groups serve almost 11,000 residents. The Citizens’ Academy is intended to be highly educational...and fun. Our …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Lower Saucon Township councilman David Willard says residents can sign up for advance meeting notifications and other alerts by subscribing to the township's email list via its website, www.lowersaucontownship.org.
Concerned about recent reports by residents who said they felt left out of the loop regarding important meeting notifications, Lower Saucon Township councilman David Willard has encouraged residents with Internet access to sign up for the township's Email List. The Email List provides subscribers with "timely notifications of announcements, events, cancellations and news," according to the township's website, www.lowersaucontownship.org. Links to items such as township council meeting agendas are typically emailed to list members in advance. Speaking at council's May 2 meeting, Willard said signing up for the email list will help township residents stay better informed about what is happening in their community. To sign up for the list, …
Monday, March 19, 2012
On March 7, Lower Saucon Township Council gave the green light to the Saucon Rail Trail Oversight Commission to approve special events held on the trail in the township, although it will retain final authority over those decisions.
Special events such as 5K races and bike rides could be coming to the Saucon Rail Trail in the near future. At Lower Saucon Township Council's March 7 meeting, township manager Jack Cahalan said the multi-municipal Saucon Rail Trail Oversight Commission has already received several requests to host special events such as races, in spite of the fact that the trail is less than a year old. Cahalan wanted to find out from council members whether the commission could be given the authority to approve events held on the rail trail, because no framework currently exists for it to do that. Without such a framework, he said, each member municipality's governing body--including the township council, Hellertown Borough Council and the Upper Saucon …
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Glenn Kern was re-elected council president and Tom Maxfield was re-elected vice president at Lower Saucon Township Council's Jan. 3 reorganization meeting. A new council member, David Willard, was also sworn into office at the meeting.
Lower Saucon Township Council members stayed the proverbial course at their Jan. 3 reorganization meeting. Council members unanimously re-elected Glenn Kern president and Tom Maxfield vice president at the meeting, which was the first meeting of 2012. "I will do my best to uphold the position. Thank you," Kern said after his election. Maxfield, councilwoman Priscilla deLeon and new councilman David Willard were also sworn into four-year terms on council. All three were elected in November. Lower Saucon Township Council meetings are generally held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7pm in Lower Saucon Town Hall. Agendas, meeting minutes and other information can be found on the Lower Saucon Township website.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Saucon Valley voters went to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots for school board members, council members and to vote on an important Northampton County referendum related to Gracedale.
In spite of wet weather, Saucon Valley voters went to the polls Tuesday, cast ballots for school board and council candidates, and voted "yes" or "no" on a county-wide referendum that would prevent the sale of the Northampton County-owned home for the aged--Gracedale--for five years. With approximately 98 percent of county precincts reporting their unofficial totals, voters had overwhelmingly opposed the sale of Gracedale, voting approximately 73 percent to 27 percent to keep the facility county-owned in the near future. In the race for five at-large seats on the Saucon Valley School Board, the familiar names of four incumbent candidates dominated the top spots on both the Republican and Democratic sides of the ticket, but two newcomers …
Today's your day to go to the polls and make your voice heard. Three cheers for democracy in action!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Today, May 17, is Primary Election Day--the day to make your choice for local officials, such as school board members who decide how your hard-earned tax dollars will be spent. Polls statewide will be open from 7am to 8pm. In Pennsylvania, primary elections are “closed,” meaning you must be registered as a Republican to vote for Republican candidates, or as a Democrat to vote for Democratic candidates. Voters registered as Independent can only vote on ballot questions (such as Northampton County’s Gracedale nursing home question) in this election. Some candidates are cross-filed, meaning they will appear on both the Republican and Democratic primary ballots. The seven candidates running for five at-large seats on the Saucon Valley School …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Democrats Priscilla deLeon (I) and David Willard, and Republican Thomas Maxfield (I) are the candidates for three open seats on Lower Saucon Township Council. A fourth candidate, incumbent Republican Sandra Yerger, is no longer on the ballot.
Editor's Note: Hellertown-Lower Saucon Patch attempted to contact all current Lower Saucon Township Council candidates via email. However, Council Vice President Tom Maxfield did not receive the questions in time to answer them for Friday's story's publication. We have since received his answers and have added them below. We apologize for any misunderstanding this may have caused. We are committed to providing voters with a comprehensive view of local races and to that end, we apologize for any inconvenience the omission may have caused. In Tuesday's primary election, three candidates--including two incumbents--are running for three open seats on Lower Saucon Township Council. Each seat is for a four-year term. Patch submitted an identical…
Monday, March 21, 2011
A number of candidates are running for Hellertown Borough Council, Lower Saucon Township Council and the Saucon Valley School Board.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Pennyslvania's primary election is less than two months away, so expect to see campaign signs and literature appearing in short order. And if you live in the Saucon Valley, expect to see the names of some of the individuals listed below prominently featured. These major party candidates for local office recently filed nominating petitions with the Northampton County Election Office, in order to be placed on the May 17 primary election ballot: Hellertown Borough Council - Four Year Term (Vote for Three) Lower Saucon Township Council - Four Year Term (Vote for Three) Saucon Valley School Board - Four Year Term (Vote for Five) At-Large Candidates: