Wherever she is, the late Emma Tropiano must be smiling. While serving Allentown City Council in 1993, she proposed an ordinance that would prohibit the use of old sofas and easy chairs for lounging outside. Her measure was rejected. But at their February 8 meeting, Hanover Supervisors unanimously adopted Emma's law.
They had a little help. Solicitor Jim Broughal drafted the one-paragraph law, which prohibits the use of primarily inside furniture "on the exterior of any real property if it is a threat to the physical appearance, safety or public health of the Township."
Nobody complained about Emma's law in Hanover Township. Only one person, Marlene Malloy, addressed Supervisors, and her concern was that the law "does not go far enough."
In other business, Supervisors unanimously approved a conditional use for Vegan Treats, clearing the path for popular vegan baker Danielle Konya to move from her current location in Bethlehem to 310 Stoke Park Road. "I don't know how many more days 'till we get our Vegan Treats," remarked Supervisor Glenn Walbert.
Zoning changes proposed at 2351 Jacksonville Road, owned by the Masteller estate, were delayed until a consolidated deed of numerous irregular tracts is presented to the Planning Commission. Supervisor Steve Salvesen cautioned against a driveway on Jacksonville Road.