Catasauqua Press

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Rap of the gavel

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

MONDAY 19

The Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 20

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Hurricane Sandy impacts region

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by TYLER MARTIN and SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

While the rains and wind from Hurricane Sandy subsided in the Lehigh Valley, the financial and emotional toll continues.

Approximately 443,000 PPL Electric Utilities customers lost power due to downed limbs and lines resulting from the Oct. 29 storm. Met-Ed, another local utility company, had approximately 252,000 customers impacted by the storm.

Happenings

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 8

· Duplicate Bridge, Invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

Sewer plant reverts to backup power

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

At the storm-delayed executive session of Catasauqua Borough Council Nov. 1, borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder reported that the sewage treatment plant was running on a generator after last Monday's Hurricane Sandy.

"We have partial power restored, but the full system is not up," he said.

According to Goldfeder, the three-phase power system requires additional input.

"We elected to stay on emergency power because the loss of full three-phase power might harm some of the equipment on the site, particularly some of the expensive motors," he explained.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

THURSDAY 8

Catasauqua Area School Board workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at Lehigh Career Technical Institute, 4500 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.

MONDAY 12

Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

North Catty considers curbside recycling

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

North Catasauqua residents may be able to place items to be recycled at the curb for pickup if borough council members vote to approve a hauling contract for next year.

Council members discussed the details of a proposal for curbside recycling pickup in the borough, under consideration when the borough's trash hauling contract is up for renewal at the end of the year, at the Oct. 23 borough council meeting.

Carotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

North Catasauqua's Carotin Hose Company personnel responded to the following calls recently.

Fire alarm

Oct. 6, 3:05 a.m.

Carotin personnel responded to a fire alarm at 1400 Main St., the North Catasauqua High Rise. Upon arrival, firefighters found no alarms present on the alarm panel. A check of the hallways and common areas revealed no problems.

Fire alarm

Oct. 7, 2:52 a.m.

Superstorm Sandy blows into town

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The damage from superstorm Sandy can still be seen in communities throughout the Lehigh Valley.

As the storm blew into the community of Catasauqua last Monday evening, it knocked down trees and power lines, causing many in the borough to wait out the storm in the cold and the dark.

Although the residents of Catasauqua were not exempt from the wrath of the storm, borough Police Chief Douglas Kish told The Press through the efforts of emergency management, the borough was able to successfully respond to the after effects of the storm.