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Borough to absorb cost of Crane Street property demolition

Thursday, June 4, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Also, fire department begins planning for purchase of a new truck

At Catasauqua Council's workshop session May 18, borough Solicitor Jeffrey Dimmich reported that property on Crane Street, destroyed in a building collapse, has been sold at judicial sale.

"In a judicial sale, all liens are removed," he said. "It is similar to a bankruptcy. It gives new life to the property with a new owner."

The borough spent nearly $30,000 removing debris from the property after the roof collapsed in a winter storm last year. The listed owners of the property were not found.

Taxes due on the property were also forgiven.

Borough to absorb cost of Crane Street property demolition

Thursday, June 4, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Also, fire department begins planning for purchase of a new truck

At Catasauqua Council's workshop session May 18, borough Solicitor Jeffrey Dimmich reported that property on Crane Street, destroyed in a building collapse, has been sold at judicial sale.

"In a judicial sale, all liens are removed," he said. "It is similar to a bankruptcy. It gives new life to the property with a new owner."

The borough spent nearly $30,000 removing debris from the property after the roof collapsed in a winter storm last year. The listed owners of the property were not found.

Taxes due on the property were also forgiven.

Gun prohibition is challenged

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township's attempt to keep firearms out of their public parks has met with failure, following the enactment of a state law in June 2014.

Pennsylvania Act 192 (the Uniform Firearms Act) states, in part, "No county, municipality or township may in any manner regulate the lawful ownership, possession, transfer or transportation of firearms, ammunition or ammunition components when carried or transported for purposes not prohibited by the laws of this Commonwealth."

Catasauqua is working with Silver Manor owner

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Several months ago, in a complicated zoning issue, Catasauqua Borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder, who is also the borough code officer, cited John Silver, the owner of the Silver Manor, with zoning violations on property at the corner of Race and Front streets.

Rather than go through a protracted legal process, the owner, through his attorney, Joseph Piperato, asked the borough to work out a settlement. The borough and owner have been working on a resolution for several months.

Iron Works could face delay

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Catasauqua's workshop session on May 18, Councilwoman Christine Weaver reported that Spillman Farmer is moving forward with its site plan for the Iron Works project on Front Street. Solicitor Jeffrey Dimmich reported he has not been able to make contact with the owners of 440 Front St., Robert and Nancy Butrow.

"It is not that we haven't tried," he said. "We had another meeting for today that they canceled."

Catasauqua is working with Silver Manor owner

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Several months ago, in a complicated zoning issue, Catasauqua Borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder, who is also the borough code officer, cited John Silver, the owner of the Silver Manor, with zoning violations on property at the corner of Race and Front streets.

Rather than go through a protracted legal process, the owner, through his attorney, Joseph Piperato, asked the borough to work out a settlement. The borough and owner have been working on a resolution for several months.

Gun prohibition is challenged

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township's attempt to keep firearms out of their public parks has met with failure, following the enactment of a state law in June 2014.

Pennsylvania Act 192 (the Uniform Firearms Act) states, in part, "No county, municipality or township may in any manner regulate the lawful ownership, possession, transfer or transportation of firearms, ammunition or ammunition components when carried or transported for purposes not prohibited by the laws of this Commonwealth."

Iron Works could face delay

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Catasauqua's workshop session on May 18, Councilwoman Christine Weaver reported that Spillman Farmer is moving forward with its site plan for the Iron Works project on Front Street. Solicitor Jeffrey Dimmich reported he has not been able to make contact with the owners of 440 Front St., Robert and Nancy Butrow.

"It is not that we haven't tried," he said. "We had another meeting for today that they canceled."

Route 22 is top priority for PennDOT

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

After all the arguing and scorn Hanover Township officials have expressed over their stance on traffic from the proposed FedEx warehouse project, Hanover Council Chairman Bruce Paulus was able to report some progress at council's May 6 meeting.

"I attended the Lehigh Valley Congress on Government meeting last week," he said. "PennDOT was there and addressed problems on Route 22. It is now their number one priority."