Lower Macungie panel to map out future of Camp Olympic site

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A 19-member committee has begun meeting to help determine how Lower Macungie Township will use the former Camp Olympic off Cedar Crest Boulevard.
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Skeptic

Allentown, PA

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#1
Aug 9, 2009
 
I have many fond memories of Camp Olympic from the early 70's. Sad to see it go.
Camp Olympic

Macungie, PA

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#2
Aug 9, 2009
 
It's not going anywhere.... and it needs help to survive. Great job LMT!
Sam

Emmaus, PA

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#3
Aug 9, 2009
 
So, you got 19 unqualified people plus a consultant to help with the plan?

That's amazing. That's why you have zero progress.

BTW, who decided that it was worth what you paid for it?

Also amazing........
Wow

Emmaus, PA

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#4
Aug 9, 2009
 
Hey, I have an idea. Why don't you make it into a big fat development like you did with the rest of the township...
baffled in emmaus

Emmaus, PA

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#5
Aug 9, 2009
 
Perhaps they should build a new high school there since the reason Emmaus High School won't be big enough is because of the astronomical number of new houses built in LMT. Emmaus didn't experience nearly as much growth but we are stuck having to pay higher taxes because of poor judgement my LMT officials. Funny, they have never cared about preserving wildlands before, why start now!
Luke the Drifter

United States

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#6
Aug 9, 2009
 
Use the Ground for to build a Police Department headquaters the Township needs and on another part of the 102 acres build a Firefighter training center, both would help the township emencely.
A Good Idea

Quakertown, PA

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Aug 9, 2009
 
Luke the Drifter wrote:
Use the Ground for to build a Police Department headquaters the Township needs and on another part of the 102 acres build a Firefighter training center, both would help the township emencely.
That's a great idea, Luke, but that would require the LMT tightwads who have been kicking around the idea of establishing a township police force since 1973 to actually take the step of implementing a township real estate tax to pay for it.

Its amazing that they can find money to set up a park but not to ensure their own public safety. Its baffling.
barry

Rainsville, AL

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Aug 9, 2009
 
Sam wrote:
So, you got 19 unqualified people plus a consultant to help with the plan?
That's amazing. That's why you have zero progress.
BTW, who decided that it was worth what you paid for it?
Also amazing........
2.5mil for aprox 100 acres = 25,000 per acre plus the buildings, pool,etc. sounds like a good deal. just hope some politically connected developer doesn't get his hands on it.
The Water Boy

Emmaus, PA

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#9
Aug 9, 2009
 
Let's flood that whole dang area and make a big arse lake. We can use boat rentals, waverunners and parasailing to pay for a new police department.
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#10
Aug 9, 2009
 
toxic waste dump?

“"two wings of the same bird"”

Since: May 09

Home..... is where the ammo is

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Aug 10, 2009
 
barry wrote:
<quoted text>2.5mil for aprox 100 acres = 25,000 per acre plus the buildings, pool,etc. sounds like a good deal. just hope some politically connected developer doesn't get his hands on it.
Isn't alot of this land under water every time we have a good rain?
John D

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#12
Aug 10, 2009
 
Wow wrote:
Hey, I have an idea. Why don't you make it into a big fat development like you did with the rest of the township...
Stop whining!

“Wie bist du?”

Since: Jun 07

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#13
Aug 10, 2009
 
Keep the name - CAMP OLYMPIC!
barry

Rainsville, AL

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Aug 10, 2009
 
HADENOUGH LEHIGH VALLEY wrote:
<quoted text>Isn't alot of this land under water every time we have a good rain?
just what you see from the road i think. that's why it should stay or become public use.
Sam

Emmaus, PA

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#15
Aug 20, 2009
 
barry wrote:
<quoted text>2.5mil for aprox 100 acres = 25,000 per acre plus the buildings, pool,etc. sounds like a good deal. just hope some politically connected developer doesn't get his hands on it.
Plus repairs, maintenance, security, insurance......

Who were the alternative buyers, and did anyone else even bid?

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About the schools -- Yep, LMT is getting all of the new buildings, and others will pay for it. Nice, isn't it!

How about a zoning variance in Emmaus, then build UP while rationing the parking spaces? WHY not?

Oh, because that would not result in a new school, and new sports teams....... Have two HS simply doesn't make any sense.

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