Catasauqua Press

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Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Local News

North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently.

Structure fire reported

March 9, 9:32 p.m.

Charotin personnel responded with the Catasauqua Fire Department to a reported commercial structure fire at the Catasauqua Presbyterian Church, 210 Pine St. Firefighters were chasing a large blanket of smoke that covered large portions of town. One caller reported the smoke was coming from the church, causing the assignment to be upgraded.

Firefighters quickly arrived on location and reported no apparent fire.

Show me the money

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Board member wants all budget items funded

Catasauqua Area School District board member Don Panto has found it unusual certain line items in the 2013-14 tentative school district budget are assigned zero values.

"I'm very concerned we don't have something in there," Panto said during the April 16 special board meeting which kicked off the budget process for the 2013-14 fiscal year. "I think we've got to enforce a little discipline on ourselves."

Panto's concern rested with the classroom replacement, vehicle replacement, budgetary reserve and capital lines that were not assigned monetary figures.

Happenings

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 25

· Ribbon cutting at The Friendship Tree Thrift store – 5 p.m., 107 N. Chestnut St., Bath. Information: Sharon Davis, 610-973-4404.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m. Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.

Happenings

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 18

· Woman's Club of Catasauqua meeting – 7 p.m., Holy Trinity Church at Pine and Fourth streets in Catasauqua. Information: 610-264-4924.

· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m., Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m. Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.

Panto on ballot for school board

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Catasauqua School Board member Donald J. Panto, II, is seeking re-election to the board.

"I have been married for 27 years to Pamela (Cauley) Panto and have three children, Kathryn 22, Zachary 19, and Bradley 12. These are my life's treasure," he says. "Pam and I have enjoyed the warm community friendships we have developed over our 26 years living in Catasauqua/ North Catasauqua."

"Our community has been a great place to raise a family. One of the more prominent values of Catasauqua is our school system which I believe is second to none."

Nothstein seeks council seat

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in Local News

North Catasauqua resident Bill Nothstein has thrown his hat in the primary election ring, vying for a seat on the borough council.

"I enjoy living in our community and hold deep respect for the many residents who volunteer their time to make North Catasauqua a beautiful and safe community," he says. "I've decided to run for borough council to give back to a community who has given my family so much."

Nothstein has resided in North Catasauqua since 1978.

"My wife Deb, who passed away in 2010, was a lifelong resident of North Catasauqua," he says.

Peter Paone seeks seat on council

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Peter Paone recently announced his candidacy for a position on the North Catasauqua Borough Council.

A resident of the borough since 2004, Paone is a licensed professional engineer with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Lehigh University.

A former employee of FL Smidth for 10 years, he is the chief operating officer of Bridge Gap Engineering, LLC, located in the Lehigh Valley.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

Voters could give final approval before county incurs debt

At its April 10 meeting, the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners held the second reading of a bill that would ask voters if they would like to give final approval before the county incurs certain types of debt.

If the bill passes, Lehigh County voters will be asked in November if they would like to make the final decision before the county issues debt to support private sector activities, such as building a pro football stadium.

Currently the commissioners can ask for voter advisory before the county incurs debt, but it is not required.

Neighbor objects to garage size

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Catasauqua Borough Council hears explanation of zoning regulations

Craig Weidaw of 267 Poplar St., Catasauqua, took the microphone at the Catasauqua Borough Council meeting on April 1 to discuss a garage erected by one of his neighbors in the 300 block of Poplar Drive.

"The garage is too big and covers more than 60 percent of the property," said Weidaw.

According to borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder, the plans submitted by the homeowner complied with all the zoning rules, including property setbacks and lot coverage.

"We don't know for sure that all the requirements are met until we measure the completed building," said Goldfeder.