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Sinkholes plague lake

Thursday, November 27, 2014 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Water level continues to go down after repairs

Recent repairs made at Hanover Lake have failed to stop a problem with a receding water level.

At the Nov. 19 Hanover Township Council meeting, township Engineer Frederick Hay reported that a repair implemented earlier in the month did not fix the situation.

"The water level was still dropping after we repaired the sinkhole," he said.

At council's previous meeting, Hay had identified a sinkhole that needed an emergency repair and council had authorized funds.

Streets to be evaluated for rehab

Thursday, November 27, 2014 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Borough officials seeking input about road conditions from Catasauqua residents

At the Catasauqua Borough Council workshop session Monday, Councilman Brian Bartholomew reported that he and Public Works Director Jeff MacHose will be driving through the borough, looking for streets that need to be included in the 2015 street repair program.

"We can see the condition of the streets better if we drive them," he said.

Bartholomew said he also wants input from residents on streets in need of repair. Anyone can call the borough office with a recommendation.

Borough K-9 receives donation

Thursday, November 20, 2014 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua Council presented the K-9 unit of the borough police department with the proceeds from a flea market fundraiser that Mayor Barbara Schlegel organized. The presentation was made at the council's Nov. 9 meeting.

"We hold these events periodically to help support the K-9 unit," Schlegel said. The event netted $750 that will be used to take care of Jack, the borough's police dog.

Rick and Alna Smart had assisted the mayor in getting the fundraiser organized and played a key role in its success.

Hanover to meet with FedEx again

Thursday, November 13, 2014 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Attorney Joseph Fitzpatrick addressed the members of Hanover Council at their Nov. 5 meeting.

Fitzpatrick represents the Rockefeller Group who was selected by FedEx to develop 1 million square feet of warehouse space in Allen Township. The warehouse facilities are to be sited on property belonging to Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Allen approved the project in August, but Hanover has reservations about the impact it will have on the quality of life for local businesses and residences.

Hundreds turn out for Iron Works Blast

Thursday, November 13, 2014 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

As cars crowded into the parking areas and guests lined up at a sign-in sheet at Saturday's Iron Works Blast, event organizer Christine Weaver fretted that the food trucks were late in arriving. Nearly 1,000 people showed for the inaugural party showcasing the Borough of Catasauqua's redevelopment project on Front Street.

The Catasauqua High School Marching Band serenaded guests as they walked from their cars to the party venue. It was the most activity the old Fuller Company's plate mill building had seen in more than a decade.

Road improvement delayed

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The repaving of Postal Road will not be completed until the spring, following a decision by the Hanover Township Council.

At the council's Oct. 15 meeting, township Engineer Frederick Hay asked council to defer the road improvement project.

"The concern is the weather and the time we have to get this done," he said. "The contractor will hold his prices firm."

Council granted the delay. While some preliminary work has been done, the paving portion of the project has not been completed.

Having a blast

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Catasauqua will showcase Iron Works

In an effort to boost interest in the development of its new property along Front Street, the borough of Catasauqua is hosting a party Saturday. On the guest list will be any local resident who wishes to tour the property, along with a number of officials and developers.

Inside the building that used to house a plate mill on the former FL Smidth property, the huge floor has been cleared and lights have been strung up like an Italian street fair. On Friday, the food trucks will roll in and set up to serve food to the crowd.

Race St. bridge listed for repair

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

A future PennDOT program for infrastructure improvements includes replacement of Catasauqua's Race Street Bridge.

Catasauqua Borough Manager Eugene Golfeder said a program he heard is in the works streamlines the normal process in the state of Pennsylvania. He spoke about the program at Monday's borough council workshop meeting.

"It is rumored that PennDOT signed a contract with a contractor to replace a number of bridges in 36 months," he said. "The Race Street Bridge is on the list."