The Lehigh County Commissioners again voted to table the Green Futures Fund, despite the urging of dozens of residents to pass the bill.
The Green Futures Fund would have distributed $1.06 million to park and trail projects across the county, including the Martin Luther King Trail in Allentown and the Saucon Rail Trail in Lower Macungie Township.
The vote took place at a December meeting.
Among those who came to show support for the bill was Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, who said he was shocked the "county would turn its back to the voters.
North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company has responded to the following calls recently.
Dec. 14, 1:28 p.m.
North Catasauqua firefighters responded to the Catasauqua High Rise, 534 Third St., Catasauqua, along with the Catasauqua Fire Department. Personnel investigated and found smoke from cooking in a third-floor apartment.
Dec. 19, 4:23 a.m.
Charotin personnel responded with Northampton Regional EMS to assist in a medical emergency in the 1300 block of Third Street.
Dec. 19, 1:07 p.m.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1066 Fourth St.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.
The Medical Academy Charter School (MACS) still has not fulfilled all the required stipulations set forth by the Catasauqua Area School District school board.
Catasauqua Area School Board workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th Street.
The Catasauqua Borough Planning/Zoning Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
The Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
The Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
In December, members of Holy Trinity Orthodox Catholic Church got busy in the kitchen.
At a December council meeting, bids from three trash haulers were opened, but were later thrown out when the winning bid was found to be faulty.
"It would appear the low bidder in all categories is McAuliffe," Keglovits said after opening the bids at the Dec. 11 meeting.
The council had asked haulers to submit bids for three-year contracts with and without recycling services and also for five-year contracts with and without recycling.
McAuliffe's bids were for $482,923 for a three-year contract and $819,533 for a five-year contract.
On Dec.18, the day after Catasauqua's council decided to move forward with developing Front Street, some of the same people showed up at the Zoning Hearing Board to protest a request to install a digital sign at the corner of Race and Lehigh streets. The board made two precedent-setting decisions and denied the application.
Preliminary work for the replacement of the old Hokendauqua Bridge is underway, as Northampton Borough Municipal Authority employees relocate water lines on the North Catasauqua side of the bridge Monday. The bridge will be completely demolished and replaced, causing motorists to detour their crossing of the Lehigh River to bridges in Catasauqua and Northampton.
The Christmas season tends to brings out the best in people, causing many to give, to love and to reach out to those less fortunate within their communities.
The First Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua recently formed a senior citizens group called the Keenagers. Led by the spirit of Christmas and Christ's love for others, the group recently put together shoeboxes of various items to donate to children in need in the community.
Retired Rev. Hal Wakefield, of First Presbyterian Church, said he believes the church can be used as an outreach to the community.