With five council seats up for election the following night, the Nov. 4 Catasauqua Borough Council meeting was brief with intermingled friendly ribbing and banter.
Mayor Barbara Schlegel, with countenance from borough council President Vincent Smith, kicked off the meeting with a flurry of accolades.
Schlegel presented an award recognizing Cub Pack 94 for its assistance with the summer concerts, held outdoors Friday nights. The Scouts raised nearly $1,000 during the season.
American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., Catasauqua, held its annual Veterans Day dinner Nov. 9. The dinner is put on by the Post to honor veterans and is open to the public.
The three days in November that are dear to every veteran all line up in a row. Nov. 9 is the fall of the Berlin Wall; Nov. 10, the birthday of the Marine Corps; and Nov. 11, Veterans Day.
Halloween is a different experience on a BMX bike.
The party started just before lunch Oct. 19 in Catty Woods. Perfect weather added to the fun of the Halloween jam.
From the starting ramp across the course, bikes were jumping off the sand hills. There were practice runs in the morning followed by contests.
The preliminaries are open to all BMX riders, but the final races are awe-inspiring displays of athletic skills.
The contests went well into the night with trophies for highest jump and fastest time.
Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, 4500 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.
Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
North Catasauqua Borough Council, at its meeting Nov. 4, approved a modified plan for LED streetlight replacement.
Borough secretary Tasha Jandrisovitz presented council with updated figures on the cost of LED streetlight replacement from PPL. Earlier this year, the borough was told that replacing all of its streetlights with LEDs would come with a fee, plus a slight increase in monthly power payments after the switch.
With those numbers in mind, council had previously decided to hold off on following Catasauqua’s recent switch to LED.
Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., held its end-of-the-month community luncheon Sept. 28.
During the meal, Pastor Brian Reidy announced a list of things planned by the church.
One of the plans was participating in the Halloween parade Oct. 23. The church had a float and tossed gloves, he said. But the fun did not stop there — they also collected coats in a truck that followed the float.
“The coats don’t need to be new, but they should be serviceable,” Diane Czar said at the Sept. 28 luncheon.
Czar headed up the coat drive.
During the Oct. 28 Catasauqua Borough Council workshop meeting, borough Manager Steve Travers informed council UGI is partnering with the borough to assist with street repairs and paving.
UGI pledged $136,000 toward street upgrades, according to Travers. He also noted UGI plans to assist the borough with future road improvements in 2020.
A total of $236,000 will be spent on streets by the end of the year. Sections of the following streets are on the list for paving and repairs: Chestnut, Railroad, Linden, Limestone, Mulberry and Church streets and Howertown Road.