N. Catty hires firm to take down homes
North Catasauqua Borough Council accepted the $37,500 bid from Walters Excavating to knock down the blighted homes at 1020 and 1022 Second St. within the next 30 days.
At the Feb. 5 council meeting, President Peter Paone said the engineer’s formal report was not yet available, but the engineer recommended demolition within the next 45 days.
Borough Emergency Management Director Roger Scheirer will oversee the project for the borough. Walters Excavating was previously subcontracted by the borough to demolish the home at 408 Buttonwood St. after a sinkhole developed at the end of January.
In other news, Treasurer Annette Englert reminded residents that the borough has eliminated its per capita tax. The borough office has received calls from residents who were concerned they did not receive a per capita tax bill.
Council discussed the apparent increase in missed garbage pickups in recent weeks. Residents whose scheduled garbage pickup is missed are encouraged to report the incident to the borough office, not the collector.
The borough’s fire department responded to 23 calls in January. Seven of those calls were for dwelling fires, with three of them considered working.