The ink is drying on a pile of paperwork needed to finalize the borough's purchase of the FL Smidth property on Front Street.
The land was officially transferred to the borough June 28.
"We had a lot of technical problems with the title," borough Solicitor Jeffrey Dimmich told council members at the July 8 borough council meeting. "The deed is recorded, exemptions are filed and the property taxes and transfer taxes were paid."
The Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
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.
Brett Jarvis of Whitehall graduated alongside 1,110 Millersville University of Pennsylvania students during the spring undergraduate commencement ceremony May 18.
Jarvis earned a bachelor of arts degree in music.
Jared W. Kochenash, son of Rita and William Kochenash of Whitehall, received a bachelor of arts degree from Hamilton College May 26.
Kochenash was also named to the dean's list for the spring 2013 semester.
UNIVERSITY OF THE SCIENCES
·Northampton Exchange Club Community Days Fair – 6-10 p.m., Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue. Rides, games, food entertainment. Continues through Saturday.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
Catasauqua resident Tanner Laudenslager hosted Tanner's Fun Run, an opportunity for local children to support the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
The final 2013-14 Catasauqua Area School District budget has been given split-vote approval by board members.
By a vote of 6-3, the budget was approved during a special school board meeting June 24.
Voting in opposition to the budget were board members Dawn Berrigan, Christine Naegel and Sally Reiss.
A youth ministry group visited a local church Sunday and plans a return visit.
Editor's note: This is the last in a three-part series of articles on the Catasauqua Police Station.
After years of delays and disagreements among Catasauqua Borough Council members, the ink is finally drying on an agreement of sale signifying the borough's purchase of the FL Smidth property. While the land is meant to be developed for both housing and municipal services facilities including a police station, that does not mean ground will be broken for a new station in the near future.
With each passing year, Catasauqua's July 4 reading of the Declaration of Independence gets bigger and better. In keeping with local tradition, American Legion Post 215, presented the colors and a 21-gun salute.