Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Local News

MARCH

THURSDAY 28

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

APRIL

MONDAY 1

Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

WEDNESDAY 3

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

Hanover to start spring maintenance

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Public works plans to clean streets in April, remove Canal Park fountain

At Hanover Township Council’s meeting March 20, Jeffry Mouer, director of public works, outlined the township’s programs for 2019.

“Street cleaning will start in April, so residents need to be aware of parking restrictions. Signs are posted in each neighborhood along with the times. The schedule is posted on the website,” he said.

County commissioners fail to pass term limits measure

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

A motion to put a referendum on term limits before citizens failed in a 5-2 vote March 13 during the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting.

The sponsor, Commissioner Amy Zanelli, couldn’t muster enough support to pass the measure. Even fellow Democrat Dan Hartzell could not be persuaded. He sided with Republicans to vote against the measure.

“We need to use reason instead of emotion,” Hartzell said. “This implies that long service is a problem. I can’t convince myself this is a problem in search of a solution.”

Willow Brook construction set

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Construction at the site of the Willow Brook Farm subdivision project is expected to get underway within 30 days.

North Catasauqua Borough Council President Peter Paone announced the developers’ timeline at the March 18 meeting of council.

Paone, borough Solicitor Steve Goudsouzian, Northampton Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst and two Keystone Consulting Engineers representatives met with Willow Brook developers earlier this month, learning that clearing the land, installing catch basins for wastewater management and performing utilities work are at the top of the to-do list.

Individuals with special needs enjoy Night to Shine prom

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Riverbend Community Church, Allentown, went all out to give individuals with specials needs a fun night. The Night to Shine prom was held Feb. 8 at Palace Center, Hanover Street in Allentown. One hundred forty guests enjoyed dancing, eating and socializing.

The lobby of Palace Center was transformed to create the atmosphere of a grand hotel, complete with a red carpet where arriving guests strutted their finery as they entered the building.

After passing a tremendous arch of balloons, guests registered and met their buddy.

Go fish! Hanover OKs catch, release in Catasauqua Lake

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township Council approved fishing in Catasauqua Lake during its meeting March 6.

The lake is in Canal Park and has been part of an ongoing effort by the township to make the park a top-rated outdoor venue. The township drained the lake in 2012 and reworked the bed to make it more conducive for aquatic life — not just fish, but turtles and all manner of flora.

Unfortunately, some sinkholes developed in the following years. The sinkholes were filled and the lake rejuvenated.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

MARCH

MONDAY 25

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.

TUESDAY 26

Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

WEDNESDAY 27

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.

THURSDAY 28