At the storm-delayed executive session of Catasauqua Borough Council Nov. 1, borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder reported that the sewage treatment plant was running on a generator after last Monday's Hurricane Sandy.
"We have partial power restored, but the full system is not up," he said.
According to Goldfeder, the three-phase power system requires additional input.
"We elected to stay on emergency power because the loss of full three-phase power might harm some of the equipment on the site, particularly some of the expensive motors," he explained.
Lehigh County commissioners did not pass the amended budget along party lines, as stated in the Nov. 1 edition of The Press.
Brad Osborne and Percy Dougherty are Republicans.
We aplogize for the error.
Catasauqua Area School Board workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at Lehigh Career Technical Institute, 4500 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.
Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
It was all treats, not tricks for these local children on trick-or-treat night Oct. 27.
North Catasauqua residents may be able to place items to be recycled at the curb for pickup if borough council members vote to approve a hauling contract for next year.
Council members discussed the details of a proposal for curbside recycling pickup in the borough, under consideration when the borough's trash hauling contract is up for renewal at the end of the year, at the Oct. 23 borough council meeting.
North Catasauqua's Carotin Hose Company personnel responded to the following calls recently.
Oct. 6, 3:05 a.m.
Carotin personnel responded to a fire alarm at 1400 Main St., the North Catasauqua High Rise. Upon arrival, firefighters found no alarms present on the alarm panel. A check of the hallways and common areas revealed no problems.
Oct. 7, 2:52 a.m.
The damage from superstorm Sandy can still be seen in communities throughout the Lehigh Valley.
As the storm blew into the community of Catasauqua last Monday evening, it knocked down trees and power lines, causing many in the borough to wait out the storm in the cold and the dark.
Although the residents of Catasauqua were not exempt from the wrath of the storm, borough Police Chief Douglas Kish told The Press through the efforts of emergency management, the borough was able to successfully respond to the after effects of the storm.
Candidates were asked to answer this question: What is the most pressing issue in this election and how do you plan to address it?
Pennsylvania must change the way we pay for schools.
Property taxes devastate our communities, remove people on fixed income from their homes and kill small family farms. School taxes continue to rise even when people are vulnerable in economically stressful times.
Harrisburg promises "relief" and "reform" without a substance, but the changes are swamped by adjustments and new increases.
The Lehigh County Commissioners passed an amended version of the county executive's budget at their meeting Oct. 24.
The amendment directed the county executive to reduce county spending on personnel by $5 million, and turned a $6.5 million one-time tax credit into a reduction of the millage rate by a percentage that would decrease county revenue by $5 million.
The remaining $1.5 million will remain as a tax credit.
In the library of Catasauqua Middle School on a Thursday evening, a small yet dedicated group of parents assembles with CMS Principal Melissa Inselmann to discuss the school's focus on providing a fun and educational atmosphere for middle school students.
These parents comprise the Parent Teacher Forum.
The PTF is a nonprofit parent/teacher assemblage of parents, teachers and the principal.