The lead developer is Remington Properties, although Weis will build the supermarket and Woodmont Properties will build the apartments, explained Durso.
Indicating he has a conflict, Eichenberg recused himself from the discussion and the vote to advertise the proposed zoning change.The township’s 2013 sewer rate increase will cost the average homeowner in Lower Macungie $20-25 more next year, said Conrad.

Regarding the 2013 budget, Conrad said $700,000 will be spent on road resurfacing projects, $500,000 will be used for traffic light improvements and $150,000 will be used to replace township equipment. The roof will be replaced on the township building and the commissioners meeting room will be upgraded or relocated, he said.

Township manager Bruce Fosselman reported two additional employees will be hired for the community center and parks department.