Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Zanelli, Smith seek District 3 board seat

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Two candidates are seeking one spot as a Lehigh County commissioner in District 3, which includes Catasauqua and Fountain Hill boroughs, Hanover Township and portions of Bethlehem and Allentown.

The Press asked the candidates the following question: As a Lehigh County commissioner, how could you help the senior citizens of the Lehigh Valley?

Their responses follow.

AMY ZANELLI (D)

Boroughs, township, school board have uncontested races

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The following municipalities have uncontested races in the Nov. 7 election.

CATASAUQUA

Magisterial district judge:

Michael D. D’Amore (D/R), District 31-1-05

Mayor:

Barbara A. Schlegel (R)

Borough council:

Deb Mellish (D/R)

Vincent Smith (D/R)

Christine Weaver (D/R)

Tax collector:

James R. Delbertis (R)

Inspector of elections:

Kathleen Knecht (D), first district

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

Magisterial district judge:

Michael D. D’Amore (D/R), District 31-1-05

Council:

Bruce E. Paulus (D)

County commissioners vote to appeal seal ruling

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by DOUG GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners voted Oct. 11 to appeal U.S. District Judge Edward Smith’s ruling in favor of the Freedom From Religion Foundation in its suit against Lehigh County’s continued use of a Christian cross in the county seal.

The 6-3 vote came after an executive session when commissioners discussed the case.

In the public session, three commissioners voted against appealing the decision: David Jones, Geoff Brace and Dan Hartzell.

Hanover council reviews enterprise software

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township had an open session with KDI Office Technology Sept. 20 to discuss the township’s data needs. Councilmen Curtis Wegfahrt and Bob Heimbecker asked for the session. The objective of any future changes in the structure and role of data information is to provide enterprise software solutions.

The objective of enterprise software is to have all data, present and historical, accessible and searchable by any authorized user. Options abound, and separate modules can be added to the system as needs dictate.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 26

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

MONDAY 30

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

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

NOVEMBER

WEDNESDAY 1

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.