Lower Saucon Township's Environmental Advisory Council
What is an EAC?
Environmental Advisory Councils (EACs) are officially created arms of Pennsylvania’s municipal governments that focus exclusively on environmental conservation and improvement. EACs act as advisors to the governing boards that appoint them and to the local planning commissions, giving municipal governments a pool of hometown talent to draw upon when they make decisions affecting the environmental resources in their communities.

EACs undertake a wide variety of projects and information-gathering tasks, providing energy and objective, in-depth analysis about environmental resource issues. Since municipal ordinances and decisions advised by sound science often prove successful and enduring, EACs can be a huge benefit to the communities that create them. Any municipality in Pennsylvania may create an EAC by ordinance, making this resource available wherever it may be needed.

The formation of Lower Saucon's EAC came in response to directives contained in the 2000 update of the township's  Comprehensive Plan and the township's Natural Resource Inventory of the same year. Recognition of the need for environmental protections entered the public's consciousness shortly after residential development began to exert pressure on our community and our disappearing natural areas. This prompted public officials to work together with the public to institute programs and ordinances that would preserve our resources, our natural beauty and the rural character of large parts of our community.

We meet monthly and discuss a variety of environmental issues facing the township and provide advice and recommendations to the Township Council.

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EAC Meetings & Members

Meetings generally held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, starting at 7:00 PM at Lower Saucon Township Townhall.

The EAC shall be comprised of seven (7) residents who shall be Members and five (5) residents who shall be Associates. Whenever possible, at least one (1) Member shall be a Township Planning Commissioner. At least five (5) Members shall be citizen members. Membership shall be limited to two (2) elected officials.

Terms: Member shall be three (3) year terms and Associate shall be one (1) year terms.

Sandra Yerger - Chair (12/31/20)
Hazam Hijazi - Vice Chairman (12/31/20)
Laura Ray - Secretary (12/31/19)

Allan Johnson, Jr. - Member (12/31/20)
Ted Beardsley - Member (12/31/18)
Dru Germanoski - Member (12/31/18)
Sarah Stanlick- Member (12/31/20)

Glenn Kaye - Associate (12/31/18)
Michael Boyle - Associate (12/31/18)
Cindy Oatis - Associate (12/31/18)
Thomas Carocci - Associate (12/31/18)
David Jauregui - Associate (12/31/18)

Terry Boos - Hellertown Representative
Brynn Bambu, Benjamin Szydlow, Katie French - Jr. Council Members

2018 Meeting Dates

January 9, 2018
February 13, 2018
March 13 , 2018
April 10, 2018
May 8, 2018
June 12, 2018

Recent past meeting minutes

July 10, 2018
August 14, 2018
September 11, 2018
October 9, 2018
November 13, 2018
December 11, 2018