Muhlenberg Twp. commissioners honor group baseball chief

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa. – Monday night time’s assembly of the Muhlenberg Township Board of Commissioners was temporary and simple, nevertheless it did take time to acknowledge a group chief who died in April.

Commissioners noticed a memorial second for James “Jim” Sheipe Sr., who they mentioned was instrumental within the improvement and upkeep of the Legion baseball subject at Jim Dietrich Park.

“Sheipe’s passing was an ideal loss to the group,” mentioned Commissioner Kevin Lerch. “I am glad we had been in a position to have a second for him tonight.”

Commenting on Lerch’s contributions to many organizations over time, Commissioner Steve Wolfinger famous that Sheipe “saved us some huge cash over time.”

Township complete plan

Lerch additionally reported that he and Wolfinger attended a gathering final week with the Berks County Planning Fee relating to the replace to the township complete plan. It was the preliminary assembly of what’s anticipated to be about an 18-month effort.

Lerch mentioned step one will probably be to develop a questionnaire for residents to find out what they imagine are the highest points confronting the township.

Different enterprise

The commissioners licensed James Bobeck, township supervisor, to buy and upfit a Freightliner 108SD from Berman Freightliner and Lancaster Truck Physique within the quantity of $135,746, with the situation that any uncooked materials surcharges might improve the price of the truck and upfitting.

Commissioner John Imhoff requested if the funding got here from a grant, to which Bobeck replied that the funding got here a $300,000-plus grant obtained earlier. Bobeck additionally defined that the truck was obtainable for supply off the ground in a single month. In any other case, the township must wait as much as two-and-a-half years and pay as much as $80,000 extra if the truck had been ordered from the manufacturing unit.

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The commissioners granted a 90-day time extension to the Hull Property Group, Augusta, Georgia, for his or her land improvement plan. Hull is the proprietor of the Fairgrounds Sq. Mall.

Additionally, the commissioners permitted bond discount #2, which is the ultimate for the Berks 61 land improvement plan. Berks 61 is a 270,000-square-feet class A warehouse location within the township.

Chief of Police William Heim was licensed by the commissioners to buy a shed for the taking pictures vary for $12,364.37 to exchange an current shed.

Lastly, Lori Johnson was appointed as a further deputy tax collector. She’s going to present backup for Pat Lupia, township tax collector.