Although the awards presented by the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce’s Honors & Hors D’oeuvres event at Steel Club Thursday went to an individual, a nonprofit and three businesses, the theme of the honors bestowed upon the five recipients was clearly “community.”
Several Hellertown residents who live near the location where a proposed townhome cluster could be built at Silver Creek Country Club asked questions following a presentation by a local developer at borough council’s Oct. 19 meeting. David Spirk, of Lower Saucon Township, has partnered with the 67-year-old club’s board of directors on the proposal to build townhouses in three clusters spread from north to south across the 280-acre property, which is mostly located in the township. The northernmost and smallest cluster or “pod” would be built near New Jersey Avenue and Apple Street; the middle cluster would be built off Durham Street/Wassergass Road; and the southern cluster would be built off Panther Way. Spirk and his representatives–including attorney Jim Preston–told council the development will help revitalize the club by infusing its dwindling membership rolls and simultaneously bolstering its finances.