Catasauqua Press

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Truck traffic a concern in North Catty

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Residents say vehicles don’t fit on small streets, don’t follow speed limit

At the Nov. 5 meeting, North Catasauqua resident Dan Snyder approached North Catasauqua Borough Council members with concerns about tractor-trailers entering the municipality.

These trucks are too large to fit down some of the small streets, he said, citing Grove and Cypress streets as examples. These tractor-trailers have made it dangerous for residents, specifically near the park where many young children spend their time, he alleged.

Mako hosts senior expo

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, invited senior citizens and their families to a senior expo Sept. 14.

This free event was held at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, and hosted more than 70 local, state and federal agencies and organizations directed toward the needs of senior citizens. Companies such as LANTA Bus transportation services, SeniorLIFE life insurance, Good Shepard Rehabilitation Center and more attended the expo to inform senior citizens about the services they have to offer.

N. Catty council discusses presence of dogs in borough park

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

North Catasauqua Borough Council members reviewed the most recent park ordinance rules during their Oct. 15 meeting. Discussions got heated on the subject as to whether dogs should be allowed on North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park property during regular park hours and special events.

Council member Michelle Hazzard mentioned since the park spent hundreds of dollars implementing designated dog waste areas, dogs should be allowed on park property, 701 Grove St.

North Catasauqua discusses trail system

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Borough council expresses interest in Walk/Bike Lehigh Valley project

At the Oct. 1 meeting of North Catasauqua Borough Council, Mayor William Molchany Jr. discussed his recent attendance at a meeting for Walk/Bike Lehigh Valley.

These meetings discuss ways to ensure safer walking and biking trails throughout the Lehigh Valley. Recently, Walk/Bike Lehigh Valley has discussed plans to connect all bike trails in the Lehigh Valley.

Council President Peter Paone wants to send a letter to the group, expressing his interest in getting North Catasauqua involved with this project. Plans are due by May 2019.

Council denies extension request

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

N. Catty residents lodge complaints about condition of Second St. property

At the Sept. 17 meeting of North Catasauqua Borough Council, Hyoungjoon Park appeared with his lawyer, Alexander Ward, regarding an email he received about the condition of his property at 1020 and 1022 Second St.

Park’s property had been undergoing construction work for months. The progress seemed to have hit a standstill as of July 20. Neighbors filed complaints, and the borough is concerned the project will not be completed before the winter season hits.

N. Catty council discusses abandoned vehicles issue

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Officials asked to consider possibility of new ordinance to allow towing

North Catasauqua Borough Council discussed the issue of abandoned vehicles on roadways at its meeting Sept. 4.

Council members agreed these vehicles are taking up parking spaces on borough streets.

Councilman Joseph T. Keglovits suggested borough officials consider the possibility of an ordinance that would allow cars to be towed after a determined amount of time.

During a discussion regarding another roadway issue, Councilman Billy Duch recommended repainting lines indicating stop signs that have faded due to street paving.