Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Wegfahrt resigns from Hanover council

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the end of Hanover Township Council’s meeting Sept. 19, Councilman Curtis Wegfahrt resigned from his elected position. Wegfahrt sold his house in the township and is relocating outside the state.

“I am happy for the experience of serving on council and living in the township,” he said as part of his farewell remarks. “I will miss the friendships with the people on the staff and in the community.”

His resignation is effective at the end of this month. Council will call for applicants for the position.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 27

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

OCTOBER

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.

Zoners deny request for hotel expansion

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Parking plans for Front St. property fail to meet code

Albert and Ketoria Berry, who own the property at 2 Front St. under the corporate name Senan Investment LLC, came before the Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board Sept. 18 to continue a request made last month to expand the number of rooms in the structure.

Zoning board members, after listening to testimony from the owners as well as those opposed to the request, denied a variance.

Change on Main opens its doors

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Northampton center helps those recovering from addiction

Northampton County’s newest recovery center opened Aug. 24. Change on Main, 1830 Main St., Northampton, seeks to offer a safe and pressure-free environment for those in recovery to find their own community and avoid external stressors.

“Here at Change on Main, that’s what we’re going to offer — hope and love. That’s the foundation of what people in recovery need,” Brian Sabo, the center’s program director, said.

Council denies extension request

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

N. Catty residents lodge complaints about condition of Second St. property

At the Sept. 17 meeting of North Catasauqua Borough Council, Hyoungjoon Park appeared with his lawyer, Alexander Ward, regarding an email he received about the condition of his property at 1020 and 1022 Second St.

Park’s property had been undergoing construction work for months. The progress seemed to have hit a standstill as of July 20. Neighbors filed complaints, and the borough is concerned the project will not be completed before the winter season hits.

County executive presents budget plan

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

On Aug. 31, Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, officials and residents received their first look at the proposed budget for 2019 when Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong presented his first budget since assuming office.

After a visual presentation of supporting charts and documents, Armstrong gave the hefty 488-page budget to Commissioner Dr. Percy Dougherty.

To make the proposed $506.1 million budget (themed “Back to the Future”) balance, Armstrong resurrected the 2015 millage rate of 3.79.

Catty resident takes gold at 2018 Transplant Games

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Paul Albert received double lung transplant

Paul Albert, of Catasauqua, won a gold medal during the 2018 Transplant Games of America, held Aug. 2-7 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He won gold as part of the golf team while representing Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties on Team Philadelphia.

Albert received a double lung transplant in 1993.

There were 12 competitors from the Lehigh Valley on Team Philadelphia, which covered eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

MONDAY 17

Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee 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.

TUESDAY 18

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.