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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Engineering studies presented to council

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Retaining walls could add usable space to North Catty municipal land

A representative from Keystone Engineering Group appeared before North Catasauqua Borough Council Sept. 16 to explain the results of two studies conducted in the borough.

First, the group mapped out the possibility of building retaining walls at the 1460 Main St. municipal complex, which houses the public works facility. Presently, several hills at that site make much of the land unusable. With a few retaining walls, there would be enough flat ground for the construction of a new greenway, a wider sidewalk on Main Street and additional municipal structures needed in the future.

Engineering studies presented to council

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Retaining walls could add usable space to North Catty municipal land

A representative from Keystone Engineering Group appeared before North Catasauqua Borough Council Sept. 16 to explain the results of two studies conducted in the borough.

First, the group mapped out the possibility of building retaining walls at the 1460 Main St. municipal complex, which houses the public works facility. Presently, several hills at that site make much of the land unusable. With a few retaining walls, there would be enough flat ground for the construction of a new greenway, a wider sidewalk on Main Street and additional municipal structures needed in the future.

Crowing rooster causes concern in N. Catty

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

No ordinance in place; borough will check into state, federal guidelines

A borough resident appeared before North Catasauqua Borough Council Sept. 3 to register a complaint about a rooster that has been heard in the area of American Street and Howertown Road. The resident is frequently awakened in the early hours of the morning by the crowing. The rooster has not yet been seen, the resident said.

Community remembers late chief

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Service is held for Moyer

The borough of North Catasauqua hosted a public memorial service Aug. 22 for the late Kim Moyer, the borough’s police chief who died suddenly and unexpectedly July 13 at the age of 68.

A large crowd of family, friends and police officers from neighboring municipalities gathered at Catasauqua High School to honor the life and memory of Moyer. The departments of North Catasauqua, Catasauqua, Northampton and Coplay were also joined by the Bethlehem Mounted Police, as well as honor guards from Allentown and Bethlehem departments.

There’s a new swing at North Catty park

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

On Aug. 5, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce presented North Catasauqua Borough a $500 check to go toward the cost of the new handicap-accessible swing, which was recently installed at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

Established in Bethlehem in 1985, the Chamber has expanded to provide funding for beautification grants throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond, including Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon and Monroe counties and Warren County, N.J.

Neighbors clear overgrowth on lot

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

North Catty residents ask council for reimbursement of mower rental

The owner of a property that neighbors 408 Buttonwood St. returned before North Catasauqua Borough Council Aug. 19 to discuss the clearing of overgrowth on the now-empty lot.

Several neighbors came to last month’s borough council meeting and decided they would pool resources to clear the overgrowth themselves. They rented a brush-hog rotary mower to cut back the thick vegetation, which has overtaken the property.

Public memorial planned for N. Catty police chief

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

The borough of North Catasauqua has arranged an Aug. 22 public memorial service to honor the life and work of the late Chief of Police Kim Moyer, who died suddenly July 13 at the age of 68.

Moyer served with the North Catasauqua Police Department for 45 years, acting as police chief for 40 years.

The service will be held at Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton, for any community members to pay their respects. Doors will open 5:30 p.m. for a 6:30 p.m. service.

North Catasauqua recycles electronics

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

The Borough of North Catasauqua held its fourth annual electronic recycling event July 27. From 9 a.m. to noon, borough residents brought all of their broken, outdated or unwanted electronics to the public works building, 1460 Main St.

Tom Kish, public works official, assisted three employees from Responsible Recycling Services, Corey Kershner, Gabe Knerr and Freddie Strohl, in loading the truck with boxes of old televisions, computers, monitors, cellphones and other electronic appliances.

N. Catty residents ask council to clean up property

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Buttonwood St. tract filled with vegetation, vermin, insects, say neighbors

Several North Catasauqua residents attended the July 15 council meeting to express concerns on the condition of a property in their neighborhood.

Owners of three separate properties on Buttonwood Street spoke about overgrowth at 408 Buttonwood St. The home at that location was demolished last year after a sinkhole caused a gas leak. Since that time, the owner has allegedly not responded to any of the borough’s demands that the property be cleared out, so the remaining lot has not been maintained.