Monday, May 14, 2012
Public Works Director Tony Ganguzza has been named to the new position of Director of Administration in South Whitehall as the township reorganizes its staff.
Tony Ganguzza, an engineer who was hired in September as South Whitehall's Public Works Director, has been named to the new township position of Director of Administration in a reorganization of township staff. Ganguzza will continue to oversee the public works department but he now will oversee finance and community development as well. He will report directly to township Manager Jon Hammer, according to an email release from Hammer. Under the reorganization, Lenore Horos will manage the finance department, Bob Ibach will manage public works and Jerry Harbison will manage community development. The three managers will report to Ganguzza. All have been "long standing and dedicated supervisors" in South Whitehall, Hammer said. Ganguzza …
Friday, April 6, 2012
South Whitehall administration offices and schools are among what's closed in the township.
Today is Good Friday, one of the most holy days on the Christian calendar. Here's what's closed: * South Whitehall Township administrative offices * Parkland School District * St. Joseph the Worker School * District Judge Jacob Hammond's office * The U.S. financial markets. Check with your broker for individual office hours.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The public is invited to the outdoor service that will honor those killed 10 years ago in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. A South Whitehall resident was among those killed.
South Whitehall officials are holding an outdoor memorial service at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, to honor those killed 10 years ago in the 2001 terrorist attacks. The public is invited to the ceremony in front of the administration building, 4444 Walbert Ave. South Whitehall police officer David Jones will play bagpipes, and a flag will be lowered to half-staff. Board President Brad Osborne and township Manager Jon Hammer will offer remarks. A deacon from St. Joseph the Worker Church in Orefield will deliver a eulogy. The ceremony is expected to be 20 to 30 minutes. Here is a timeline of events from that fateful day: * The first terrorist strike was at 8:46 a.m., when American Flight 11 crashed into the north tower of the World Trade …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Officials are concerned about possible flooding, power outrages and uprooted trees.
South Whitehall officials are closing Covered Bridge Park today and Sunday, putting extra police on duty as needed and street crews on call, as they prepare for Hurricane Irene to hit the region. Township Manager Jon Hammer said on Friday the big concerns are possible flooding, power outages and uprooted trees. "We're going to be prepared as much as we can be," Hammer said. "Don't panic, just prepare." Gov. Tom Corbett declared a state of emergency in Pennsylvania to allow municipalities such as South Whitehall to respond effectively, should the hurricane cause damages. Township areas prone to flooding are along the Jordan Creek and a tributary to the creek at Haasadahl and Jordan roads. But state-maintained roads such as Cedar Crest and …