Catasauqua Press

Thursday, March 30, 2017

YMCA to manage pool again

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Councilwoman Jessica Kroope reported to the Catasauqua Borough Council that the borough negotiated a contract with Suburban North Y to manage the pool at the Catasauqua Park & Playground in 2017.

“We are waiting for their signature and as long as there are no changes, we will go ahead with it,” she said at the council’s March 6 meeting.

The borough turned the management of the pool over to the Y last year. The fiscal results were good, although there were startup concerns.

WillowBrook Farm development plan includes historic preservation, open space

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Editor’s note: This article reflects information presented to the Northampton Borough Planning Commission on land adjacent to the development proposed for the North Catasauqua portion of Willow Brook Farm.

As the words “Willow Brook Preservation Project” flashed on a screen at the March 8 meeting of Northampton Borough Planning Commission, details emerged for plans to build 67 single-family homes on a portion of the adjacent golf course.

Mayor: no support for two-way Front St.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Before the Catasauqua Borough Council workshop meeting Monday, the council held a special meeting about Ordinance 1346. Borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder explained the situation in his opening remarks.

“At the last regular meeting, we passed an ordinance that postponed turning Front Street into a two-way street until June 15,” he said. “The delay was predicated on information we had about the ability of everyone to meet our expected standards. The mayor has the right to sign the ordinance, veto it or return it to us unsigned.”

Main Streets hears update on borough Iron Works plans

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Main Streets President Kimberly Brubaker held the organization’s first meeting of 2017 at the Willow Grove Grill.

“We wanted to keep a commitment we made to have quarterly meetings where we invite all the members and network,” she said. “With so much happening to the downtown, it is good that we can get together.”

According to Brubaker, there have been several problems and misconceptions about what will happen with the Iron Works site and the plan to convert Front Street from one-way to two-way traffic.

More delays on making Front St. two way

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Councilwoman Christine Weaver dropped a bombshell on Catasauqua Borough Council at its workshop session Monday when she proposed a further delay of converting Front Street to two-way traffic. The workshop session had been preceded by a special meeting to ensure that the project to convert Front Street to two way was delayed to June 15, but Weaver proposed the project be further delayed until Aug. 17.

“We have three options on how we can handle parking on Front Street,” she said. “The committee is recommending Option 3 to best meet our needs.”

More delays on making Front St. two-way

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Councilwoman Christine Weaver dropped a bombshell on Catasauqua Borough Council at its workshop session on Monday when she proposed a further delay of converting Front Street to two-way traffic. The workshop session had been preceded by a special meeting to ensure that the project to convert Front Street to two-way was delayed to June 15, but Weaver proposed the project be further delayed until Aug. 17.

“We have three options on how we can handle parking on Front Street,” she said. “The committee is recommending Option 3 to best meet our needs.”