North Catasauqua Borough has received a Community Development Block Grant to perform a feasibility study for an elevator in the municipal building, 1066 Fourth St. Council members heard the details of the CDBG funding application submitted by President Peter Paone at the Feb. 18 meeting.
The borough building stands at three stories, with the top floor currently used for storage. Council would like to see the floor utilized for offices or a larger community room. For the floor to be used, however, it must be handicapped accessible under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
North Catasauqua had a great turnout at a Feb. 6 open house to discuss the proposed interconnected trail called THE LINK Trail Network. The gathering was held in the Charotin Room of the North Catasauqua Borough Municipal Building, 1066 Fourth St.
Council President Peter Paone, along with borough council, Wildlands Conservancy, Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and Northampton County Parks, Recreation and Open Space, put together a presentation about North Catasauqua’s role in the trail system.
The Borough of North Catasauqua has been approached by Lafayette College and Workforce Board of the Lehigh Valley about internship opportunities for young adults this summer.
Lafayette College is seeking clerical and engineering positions for students who want professional experience before entering the real world. This would be an eight-week-long, part-time program ranging anywhere from unpaid to $10 to 15 an hour.
Residents of the Lehigh Valley celebrated the Nov. 1, 2018, announcement of the interconnected trail system that will be developing in the area. This project, properly named THE LINK Trail Network, will give residents more opportunities for navigating parts of the Lehigh Valley by foot or bike.
North Catasauqua Borough Council heard an update on property improvements at 1020 and 1022 Second St. during a brief meeting Jan. 7.
Work on Hyoungjoon Park’s Second Street property is reportedly still in progress. Borough council continues to receive updates from Park and his lawyer, Alexander Ward. A deadline extension was requested for an electrical permit. Council members approved the request and set a Feb. 4 deadline.
Litigation on the 1020 and 1022 Second St. property began in April 2017.
Opioids have become one of the area’s largest concerns among teens, and Catasauqua is determined to stop it from getting worse.
Preventive tips and rehabilitation options were discussed with treatment professionals, medical personnel, those in recovery, Catasauqua Area School District faculty and others during an open forum on the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic, held Sept. 27 at Catasauqua High School.
State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, partnered with the school district to present this town hall meeting.
At the North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting Dec. 3, members discussed an update on Hyoungjoon Park’s property at 1020 and 1022 Second St.
Park’s attorney, Alexander Ward, sent a letter to council’s solicitor, Steven Goudsouzian, regarding an outstanding garbage invoice. Ward was inquiring about whether Park would be responsible to pay the outstanding invoice. The borough is taking the position that Park will be responsible for payment.
North Catasauqua Borough Council members met Nov. 19 and discussed the property located at 1151 Front St., North Catasauqua, which has had tarps on the roofs of structures there for quite some time. These tarps are shredding and showering blue pieces of plastic around the neighborhood.
The building, a former warehouse, is used as a repair and resale site for electronic equipment.
As of July 6, the property owners were informed they had 120 days to complete a roofing project. This deadline has been missed.
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.
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.