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North Catty council to hear details of UGI work

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING Special to The Press in Local News

Road closures to be expected as improvements are made to gas lines

At the Nov. 14 North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting, President Peter Paone announced that Catasauqua, North Catasauqua and Northampton will participate in joint discussions with UGI about the gas company’s upcoming work in the area.

“I’ve been in contact with UGI, and they would like to share with us, Northampton and Catty their long-term infrastructure and improvement plans,” Paone said. “They’d like to provide us with a map of what their plan is for tearing up streets over the next several years in order to do gas line improvements.”

Paone said a meeting is scheduled for Dec. 13 with representatives from UGI.

For North Catasauqua, the goal is to coordinate UGI’s work with necessary street repaving in the borough. Knowing when streets will be closed and dug up by UGI will help the public works department schedule its long-term projects.

In other news, Mayor William Molchany Jr. reported the borough’s police department handled 266 calls in October, including 71 traffic stops and 17 EMS backups. The fire department responded to 19 calls.

Councilman Billy Duch recognized Fire Chief Francis Hadik for completing advanced certification in fire investigation.

Council has not formally voted on the matter yet, but changes to next year’s meeting schedule are likely. Due to the Catasauqua Area School Board meeting on Tuesday nights, council members are reviewing a schedule for next year that is primarily Monday nights, with the exception of holidays and special occurrences.

The next borough council meeting is scheduled for Dec. 12.