Opponents of the proposed FedEx warehouse plan in neighboring Allen Township attended the Feb. 5 meeting of the Hanover Township Council to express their concerns about the development.
Members of the group, StopFedExHub, had made a number of presentations to the Allen Township Planning Commission at a recent meeting and provided some additional detail to the Hanover council.
The group opposes the warehouse project bec ause its members say it would create havoc in the area, ranging from increased traffic on local roads to noise and environmental pollution.
Catasauqua Area School District parents and students can rest easy as students in the future will not be required to wear school uniforms.
The Catasauqua School Board decided implementing a districtwide uniform policy didn't have enough support on the board or within the community to pursue further at its Feb. 3 meeting.
"We can talk and talk and talk. There's not definitive support for this [uniform policy]," board Vice President Carol Cunningham said.
The Hanover Township Council officially accepted John Martucci as a member of council at its meeting Feb. 5.
Martucci was selected after newly elected council members reviewed applications from four interested applicants.
"We like to promote people who have served on other township boards," said Chairman Bruce Paulus.
Martucci will fill the unexpired term of William Kovacs and says he will seek election in 2015.
Martucci's experience is transportation related.
Annie is back!
This year, the Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre will be performing the musical "Annie Warbucks."
When last year's production of "Annie" ended, orphan Annie was about to be adopted by billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Scheming Miss Hannigan, Rooster and Lily St. Regis were hauled off to jail, ending Annie's troubles and making way for a wonderful future.
However, as the story continues in "Annie Warbucks," poor Annie can't even get through the entire Christmas Day without new troubles coming her way.
At a Jan. 24 special meeting, the local City Revitalization and Improvement Zone committee met with local and state officials. In attendance were State Senator Lisa Boscola, State Rep. Julie Harhart, and State Rep. Daniel McNeil. Also in attendance were Tom Gombar, regional director for State Sen. Judy Schwank and Larry West, regional director for State Senator John Blake.
North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls in November and December.
Motor vehicle accident
Nov. 30, 2013 12:55 p.m.
North Catasauqua firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident in front of 1213 Howertown Road. Firefighters arrived to find a vehicle had struck two parked vehicles. Charotin personnel cleaned up fluids and controlled traffic while the damaged vehicles were removed.
Dec. 1, 2013
The 1930s Coplay-Northampton Bridge scheduled to close to traffic later this year has been postponed until 2015, according to Lehigh County officials.
Motorists and residents in the two boroughs were expecting no further delays in the replacement of the bridge. Demolition of the existing bridge and construction of a new bridge was to begin in the fall, but was pushed back.
Car crashes into house
Aug. 1, 2013, 3:53 p.m.
Firefighters responded to 510 Arch St. on the report of a car that crashed into a house and found a vehicle had gone out of control and crashed through the wall of the home, causing significant damage to the garage. The driver was still seated in the car but was not entrapped and was attended to by medical staff from a nearby office. Northampton Regional EMS evaluated the driver and transported the individual to the hospital for the treatment of minor injuries received in the accident.
Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th Street.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.