Monday, May 20, 2013
Voters in Palmer and Forks Township will go to the polls in Tuesday's primary election for school board and supervisors races.
Voting day is upon us. Tuesday is the primary election and residents in Palmer and Forks Townships have several contested races to decide among their party affiliations when they go to the polls. The key races include ones of the Democratic ticket for supervisor in Palmer and Forks, the Easton Area School Board race and county executive election. The winners will square off in November's general election. Click on the story below for previews of the races. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Here are the polling places to vote in Forks Township. Forks Township Palmer Township Easton Area School Board Northampton County Visit this site for updates throughout election day and results of the races.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Palmer Township Supervisor K. Michael Mitchell is running for re-election on the Democratic ticket in the May 21 primary election.
Palmer Township Supervisor K. Michael Mitchell is running for re-election. He is running for one of two seats on the Democratic ticket in the May 21 primary election. Age: 68 Family: Wife Joyce a son mike & daughter Wendy , 2 grandchildren. married 49 years. Political party affiliation: Democrat Education: Graduated Easton High School. Tell us about your professional/business background: Business owner suburban cleaners 35 years in Palmer. Why are you running for supervisor? To make sure that Palmer stays a good and a safe place to live and work. Also to make sure that the board tries not to raise taxes if possible. Work to bring new business and jobs to Palmer witch will keep taxes low. I lived in Palmer all my life. It is a good way…
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Palmer Township Board of Supervisors will hold its second meeting of the month at 7 p.m. Monday.
This may be another quickie. After a meeting that lasted 15 minutes last week, the Palmer Township Board of Supervisors will be back at it again Monday. The board -- minus Supervisor Bob Lammi, who is on vacation -- will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the conference room of the Palmer municipal library branch. Northwood Center -- which is where a new CVS has opened and a Sheetz is being planned -- will be among the topics for discussion. Also among the agenda items are: The board is also expected to hear reports from the township manager, public safety director, solicitor and police chief.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Palmer Township Board of Supervisors holds its first meeting of February at 7 p.m. Monday.
After a meeting that never seemed to end last week, the Palmer Township Board of Supervisors get back at it again Monday night. The supervisors will hold their first meeting of February at 7 p.m. Monday in the conference room of the Palmer branch of the Easton Public Library. The meeting agenda looks like a light one so the meeting could be a short one. Last week, the supervisors held a conditional use hearing for a new apartment complex that lasted -- with testimony and residents' input -- several hours. For Monday, the board is expected to hear and provide reports from supervisors, the township solicitor, township manager, public safety director and police chief. The main -- and only item -- on the agenda is a resolution authorizing the …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Palmer Township Board of Supervisors holds final meeting of month Tuesday night.
The Palmer Township Board of Supervisors will close the month of January with its final meeting of the month. As opposed to holding meetings the first two Mondays of each month, supervisors meet on the final Tuesday of each month. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the library, next to the municipal building. Here's what's on the agenda:
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Palmer Township Supervisor Bob Lammi has announced that he won't seek re-election this year.
Palmer Township Supervisor Bob Lammi has announced that he won't seek re-election next year. Lammi sent out a press release Wednesday morning announcing the decision. He has served on the Board of Supervisors for the past 15 years. "I have made the very difficult decision to end my public service career at the end of 2013," Lammi said in the release. "Therefore, I will not seek re-election to the position of supervisor in this year's campaign." Lammi has been in public service for Palmer Township for 37 years. He was an appointed member of the planning commission for 14 years and a member of the Palmer Municipal Fire Department for 17 years. Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver, a close friend of Lammi, said Wednesday that he had known of …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Palmer Township supervisors sign off on 2012.
The Palmer Township Board of Supervisors -- and other Palmer officials -- are wishing their residents a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. At its final meeting of the year earlier this month, Palmer officials talked about the past year with gratitude toward one another and also expressed happy holidays to one and all. "I want to thank the board for a great 2012," Township Manager Christopher Christman said. "I'm looking forward to 2013. There are a lot of great things on the horizon." "It's a pleasure to work with the township manager and the board," Solicitor Charles Bruno said. "I appreciate the opportunity." Supervisors Ann-Marie Panella and Robert Smith made it a point to thank department heads and managers. "Sometimes with the …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Palmer Township Supervisor Ann-Marie Panella recognized as 2012 outstanding elected Democratic woman for Lehigh and Northampton counties.
Palmer Township Supervisor Ann-Marie Panella has received an award as the outstanding elected Democratic woman in Northampton and Lehigh counties for 2012. Panella was honored recently at a dinner with the award from the Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women. "It went very well," Panella said. "It was a very nice thing to be honored as one of the women throughout the state. I was suprised." Panella received a certificate that honored her for "making significant contributions to District Eight and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, supporting the Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women and the Democratic Party and consistently aiding other Democratic women seeking office." She was presented with the award at a Nov. 20 dinner in …
Palmer Township cancels supervisors meetings for Tuesday and one next month.
Palmer Township officials have canceled two upcoming Board of Supervisors meetings. A meeting scheduled for Tuesday night, which the township holds the last Tuesday of every month, has been scrapped. Supervisor Ann-Marie Panella said there was nothing pressing on the agenda that had to be voted on or discussed. The Board of Supervisors meeting slated for Dec. 26 has also been canceled due to the Christmas holiday week. The meeting was moved to Wednesday due to the Christmas holiday. The supervisors will meet again on Monday, Dec. 3.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Zoning changed for three parcels from light industrial to general commercial in Palmer Township.
Zoning has been changed from light industrial to general commercial for three parcels along Stones Crossing Road in Palmer Township. The Palmer Township Board of Supervisors recently approved a motion after a request from Frank Oieni for the zoning map amendment for 601 Stones Crossing Road, 3750 Nicholas St. and 3730 Nicholas St. The move gives the whole area commercial zoning. Manjic Chaggar, who was representing the property owner of 3750 Nicholas St., asked if it will have any effect on the existing light manufacturing business on the one property. Solicitor Charles Bruno said the law protects the current use of the property as a pre-existing use and it becomes grandfathered. If that current property owner wants to sell, a new owner …