Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Monthly breakfasts help local veterans

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The next buffet is set for Sunday, Feb. 25 at Post 215

Elaine Jacksits organizes the Ladies of the Legion Home Association Post 215 breakfast that has been going on for 30 years.

“We work pretty closely together. Most everyone has been working here for a few years, so everything is well coordinated,” she said. “What we’re seeing is a lot more competition. A couple of places also picked the last Sunday to have breakfast buffets.”

Jacksits promises the best buffet and fresh — not frozen — home fries.

She cleared up a point that newcomers often ask.

Churches’ chili cook-off is success

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

With nearly a thousand dollars in the donation pot, Pastors Brian Riedy and Scott Paradise declared their first annual chili cook-off a success.

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., and St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, joined forces Feb. 3 to set up the fundraising event to benefit the Catasauqua Food Bank. The event was held at St. Paul’s.

Owner attempts to save 2nd St. property

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

North Catty council accepts plan with conditions, calls off demolition

An 11th-hour plea from the owner of 1020 and 1022 Second St., North Catasauqua, has tentatively saved the blighted property from demolition.

Hyoungjoon Park attended the Feb. 19 North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting with his attorney, Alexander Ward, and a plan of action to repair the damaged homes.

Council members voted 6-1 to accept the negotiated course of action to preserve the structure, with Vice President John Yanek voting against it.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 22

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.

MONDAY 26

Catasauqua Borough General Government Committee meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

WEDNESDAY 28

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

School board OKs full-day kindergarten

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

CHS principal is named to replace retiring Ascani

Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education met Feb. 13 to discuss new initiatives and accomplishments in the school district.

Stephen M. Becker took the oath of office as the newly appointed school director on the board.

“Thank you for letting me be a part of the school district,” Becker said in regards to his appointment to the board. “I’m very excited.”

Hanover works to stop truck parking on Postal Rd.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Over the past few months, Hanover Township Council has expressed its concern over truck parking on Postal Road. Tractor-trailers waiting to load or unload at the airport warehouse have nowhere to park and have taken up waiting on a gravel strip along Postal Road.

At the Jan. 17 council meeting, Chairman Bruce Paulus reported he met with officials from the airport and state police about the problem.

New citizen planners receive certificates

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Some were public officials looking to better understand their leadership role; some were professional planners bolstering their expertise; and a few were private residents who were curious about how their community is run.

A new class of eight citizen planners was recognized Jan. 25 for completing more than 30 hours of Lehigh Valley Government Academy courses offered at the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) offices.

New George Taylor group is proposed

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Council hears of process, cost of creating formal not-for-profit association

At Catasauqua Borough Council’s regular meeting Feb. 5, Solicitor Jeffrey Dimmich presented council with a package to organize a not-for-profit group designated as the George Taylor Association. The new organization would replace the existing, informal Friends of George that has been supporting events at the George Taylor House for almost 10 years.

Volunteers who work the fundraising events asked for the change.

“This process will clarify the relationship between the volunteers and the borough,” Dimmich said.

N. Catty hires firm to take down homes

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Second St. houses set for demolition within the next 30 days

North Catasauqua Borough Council accepted the $37,500 bid from Walters Excavating to knock down the blighted homes at 1020 and 1022 Second St. within the next 30 days.

At the Feb. 5 council meeting, President Peter Paone said the engineer’s formal report was not yet available, but the engineer recommended demolition within the next 45 days.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

MONDAY 19

Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

TUESDAY 20

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.