Catasauqua Press

Thursday, March 21, 2019

N. Catty partners with Northampton on new paver

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING Special to The Press in Local News

Borough officials estimate cost would be recouped after just 2 projects

North Catasauqua Borough Council voted to approve a proposed agreement with Northampton that would allow the two boroughs to share the use of a new road paver.

At its March 5 meeting, council agreed to send Northampton $60,000 toward the purchase of a new road paver. In exchange, North Catasauqua will be able to use the paver for its own projects within the borough.

The money will be taken from North Catasauqua’s cell tower fund, which had $275,000 marked for road repairs.

Council President Peter Paone and public works officials estimated the borough would recoup the money spent after two projects, based on estimates from hiring outside contractors.

“There is no question that the borough is going to save a lot of money on this,” Councilman Joseph D. Keglovits said. “I’m not going to say it’s going to happen within the first year, but certainly in the long run.”

In other news, the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee announced its schedule for its upcoming summer car cruises. The events will be held on the first Monday of May through September, with a rain date of the following Monday of each month. There is no rain date in June.

Council approved the proposed street names of the new Willow Brook housing development. The proposed street names are based on golf course architects and golf courses. Fire Chief Shawn McGinley reviewed the list to make sure there were no potential conflicts with existing street names in the borough.

North Catasauqua’s police department handled 296 calls in the month of February, and the fire department responded to 16 calls.

The fire department’s annual Easter egg hunt is scheduled for 1 p.m. March 25 at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park.