After losing a battle to delay the FedEx Ground warehouse on Willowbrook Road, Hanover Township council discussed future warehouse developments at its Nov. 1 meeting.
According to township Engineer Albert Kortze, Allen Township is planning six warehouses with a total of 2.6 million square feet at Seemsville Road and Route 329.
“The truck traffic from those warehouses will impact Hanover as trucks use Willowbrook Road, Race Street and Airport Road on their way to Route 22,” he said.
Kimberly Brubaker, president of Main Streets, the borough’s business association, approached Catasauqua council at its regular meeting Nov. 6 with a proposal. Her idea ties in with the borough’s push to attract developers and boutique businesses.
“What I am proposing is for the borough to provide funds in the 2018 budget for a business advocate,” she said. “The advocate would have an office in borough hall and be available to deal with business matters.”
As North Catasauqua Borough’s departments prepare their spending for next year, one big variable remains: Will the proposed Willowbrook development stay on schedule?
The borough finance committee presented its proposed 2018 budget to borough council members at their Oct. 24 meeting.
At Lehigh Valley Planning Commission’s fifth annual planning and development gala celebration Oct. 18 at DeSales University Center, the Borough of Catasauqua was awarded the Communities of Distinction Award.
“We were recognized for what we did with our waterfront zoning district and our new borough building and fire station,” Councilwoman Christine Weaver said. “The selection committee was impressed with how the borough handled the abandoned industrial site.
Fossil’s Last Stand, 429 Race St., Catasauqua, held its fifth annual chili cook-off Nov. 4. The cook-off is held every year as a fundraiser for Peaceable Kingdom, Whitehall, and Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab (FURR), New Jersey.
“We do a chowder fest in the spring to benefit these groups,” said Jackie Harford, who is the face of Fossil’s.
The cook-off increases in popularity every year, she said.
“This year, we had 27 entries in the contest,” Harford said.
Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, 4500 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.
Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.
Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets 9:30 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.