N. Catty making progress on road repairs
Public works Supervisor Travis Brett reported on the progress of road repairs during the July 1 meeting of North Catasauqua Borough Council.
According to Brett, road repair crews were expected to finish their work on Grove Street by July 2 before moving on to Cherry Street and the stretch of Sixth Street from North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park to Chapel Street.
Council then discussed where the remaining road work funds should be directed. Brett will provide suggestions on which streets are most in need of repair at the next borough council meeting, set for 7 p.m. Aug. 19.
Council President Peter Paone raised a motion to permit Brett to hire more part-time workers to keep the public works department staffed for the remainder of the summer. Council approved the motion unanimously.
In other business, North Catasauqua Borough secretary Tasha Jandrisovitz reported at the July 8 council meeting that she is working on updating the borough website. Once complete, the site will allow users to view zoning ordinances, upcoming and current road work and community events. Road work updates will include not only the borough, but also the surrounding Lehigh Valley area.
The Free Little Library located at the borough building has been officially added to the national registry and can now be found on the map at littlefreelibrary.org. Borough residents are welcome to visit the library, where they can take a book out and leave one in return.
Councilwoman Michele Hazzard presented a check to the Tagnoli family and Ron Geiger, of the Catasauqua Community Food Bank, in memory of Joe Tagnoli, who died in February. The funds, collected from the basket social at the UUU concert held June 28, will benefit the food bank.
Registration for the recreation committee’s summer Crafts and Laughs program has officially closed; more than 100 campers are now enrolled. Approximately 40 children attended the first week. Free lunches are offered four days a week.
Paone shared an email he received from the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, asking for North Catasauqua’s support in completing its 165-mile multiuse trail. Currently, the major disconnect along the trail is located between Northampton and Allentown, a span that includes both Catasauqua and North Catasauqua. Council approved a motion to allow Paone to send a letter to the federal Department of Transportation stating support for the D&L on behalf of the borough.