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Council sets goals for 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Increased respect, integrity at top of list

In its first meeting of 2014, Hanover Township Council set goals for the year.

"In 2014, I want to bring respect and integrity back to council. The past year was difficult for the township and for members of council," said Council Chairman Bruce Paulus. "I ask each member of council to take a copy of the charter and to highlight those areas that need to be changed or deleted. I believe our charter should not contradict state law," he said.

Any changes to the charter need voter approval.

Teachers want additional technology

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by MARK RECCEK Special to The Press in Local News

Catasauqua High School English teacher Erin DeBoar and math teacher Jennifer Youwakim believe the Catasauqua Area School District should utilize more technology to teach today's and tomorrow's students.

DeBoar and Youwakim appeared before the school board Jan. 13, explaining the advantages of providing each student with a laptop computer.

At the December 2013 board meeting, district Superintendent Robert Spengler presented a proposal to provide every student with an Apple laptop or iPad device. The proposal would cost the district roughly $650,000.

Demolition process for Race Street building begins

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

At Catasauqua Council's workshop session Monday, borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder reported to council that money is available in 2014 from the county to demolish the building at 464 Race St.

"We need to start the process now to get the building torn down," he said. "I recommend that we give the engineer direction to start his evaluation."

Residents speak out at Allen meeting

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

FedEx warehouse plan draws a crowd

A standing-room-only crowd filled the Allen Township Fire Company social room last week to object to a proposal to construct a FedEx warehouse on township property.

The Allen Township Planning Commission opened the Jan. 20 meeting, which had been moved to the fire company to accommodate the anticipated crowd, with a discussion on the warehouse hub proposed along Willowbrook Road. Nearly 200 residents attended the meeting.

Race St.

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by The Press in Local News

At Catasauqua Council's workshop session Monday, borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder reported to council that money is available in 2014 from the county to demolish the building at 464 Race St.

"We need to start the process now to get the building torn down," he said. "I recommend that we give the engineer direction to start his evaluation."

Company to design website

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

At a recent meeting of the North Catasauqua Borough Council, borough resident Mark Giorelli commented on the fact that a North Catasauqua Facebook page is being managed by a member of the betterment committee and not an official from the borough. This means announcements are made about community events but not about borough business, which residents might expect to see there.

He said the site could be used for announcing information about garbage, leaf and snow removal services, as needed, if the borough controlled the site.

Warehouse plan topic of discussion

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Hanover Township Council Chairman Bruce Paulus discussed his assessment of a recent Lehigh Valley Planning Commission meeting regarding the warehouses proposed by the Rockefeller Group in Allen Township at the Jan. 16 meeting.

Paulus attended the planning commission meeting along with Solicitor Jackson Eaton, township Manager Sandra Pudliner and township Engineer Fredrick Hay.

"They rejected the storm water retention plan," Paulus said. "But the planning didn't go far enough."