Catasauqua Press

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bidding out the Iron Works land

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Process to be outlined at Monday’s council meeting

With the Catasauqua municipal building on a fast track schedule to complete this summer, Catasauqua is putting the remaining acres of the Iron Works site out to bid.

Councilwoman Christine Weaver, chair of the borough planning and zoning committee, explained the process of acquiring a developer.

“We need to get bids on the property according to the municipal code,” she said. “We can’t just sell it through a realtor or broker.”

The planning and zoning committee is planning to make a formal presentation on the bid process at the March 6 council meeting.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Jason L. Rauch

Mr. Jason Rauch moved to Lehigh Township from Slatington at age 14. He graduated from Northampton Area High School in 1991, where he was a member of the tennis and cross country teams.

“My favorite subject was history,” he recalled. “My history teacher was Mr. Bob Mentzell.”

At age 18, Jason enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After training, he was assigned to the Wasp, an aircraft carrier stationed at Norfolk, Va.

Borough to give up land rights for new bridge

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

PennDOT has offered the Borough of Catasauqua $20,200 for easement rights to borough property at the bridge replacement project on Race Street. The borough council is expected to vote on the agreement at the March 6 council meeting.

Robert Moore of Interstate Acquisitions Service made a presentation to the council Monday at a workshop session. Moore’s company acquires easements for PennDOT.

Bidding out the Iron Works land

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Process to be outlined at Monday’s council meeting

With the Catasauqua municipal building on a fast track schedule to complete this summer, Catasauqua is putting the remaining acres of the Iron Works site out to bid.

Councilwoman Christine Weaver, chair of the borough planning and zoning committee, explained the process of acquiring a developer.

“We need to get bids on the property according to the municipal code,” she said. “We can’t just sell it through a realtor or broker.”

The planning and zoning committee is planning to make a formal presentation on the bid process at the March 6 council meeting.

Man concerned about collapse

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Eric Roth came to Catasauqua council’s workshop session Jan. 30 with a request for action. According to Roth, a neighbor behind his property constructed a retaining wall that supports a work shed on the back edge of the neighbor’s property. The wall is failing, and Roth is worried the shed and embankment will collapse into his back yard.

“I have a couple of daughters, and it isn’t safe for them to go out into the backyard,” he said.

Roth had talked to various people on borough staff, but no definite action was taken.

Hanover council rejects developer’s plan

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Lisa Pereira represented Good Mac Airport Associates LP before the Hanover Township Council at its meeting Feb. 15. Good Mac Airport Associates LP is a partnership formed by Bruce Goodman. He owns a significant parcel of land on the corner of Airport Road and American Parkway, across from Coca-Cola Park.

Goodman was the driving force for Airport Center and worked closely with the township to get the very successful project completed. His latest property spans the border between Allentown and Hanover Township.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 23

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road, if needed.

MONDAY 27

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 28

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

MARCH

WEDNESDAY 1