North Catasauqua Borough Council heard an update on property improvements at 1020 and 1022 Second St. during a brief meeting Jan. 7.
Work on Hyoungjoon Park’s Second Street property is reportedly still in progress. Borough council continues to receive updates from Park and his lawyer, Alexander Ward. A deadline extension was requested for an electrical permit. Council members approved the request and set a Feb. 4 deadline.
Litigation on the 1020 and 1022 Second St. property began in April 2017.
What’s in a name? Well, there’s certainly something about Emma.
For the third year in a row, Emma was the most popular girls name given to 2018’s newborns at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.
Actually, Emma tied as the most popular name for girls last year with Olivia, but Emma has claimed, or shared the top spot, three straight years.
At press time, the trendsetting name on the boys side among the more than 4,500 babies born at the two hospital campuses in 2018 was Jackson, with various spellings.
John Morganelli announced in November 2018 he would not be seeking another term as Northampton County district attorney.
“I felt at that time that I had achieved all the goals that I set out to achieve, and after 27 years, it was time for me to consider some new challenges,” he said.
Morganelli has decided to make a run for the open seat in the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas.
Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
With all volunteer fire operations and trucks now located at Catasauqua’s municipal complex, the East End fire station, 512 Race St., became available for sale. Vincent Smith picked up the option to buy it at a closed bid auction held in December.
“We hoped to close before the end of the year, but there were legal complications that delayed the closing,” he said.
The station was owned by East End Hose and Chemical Company, which rented the garage to the fire department.
Catasauqua Borough has announced that it is now accepting online payments for bills.
The long-promised electronic payment event has cleared its first hurdle. If you need technical assistance, a prominent heading on the borough’s website, catasauqua.org. takes you through the process. It is possible to pay water, sewer, refuse and per capita bills, permit fees and tickets.
So far, it appears as if you will be able to set up your account without taking a survey. Mary Beth, in the borough office, is available to handle complicated questions.
Prepare for the new year with a fresh new look at Modern Gents Barber and Lounge. The shop officially opened late May 2018, with a soft opening June 16, 2018, and is owned and operated by Danny Rodriguez. It is located at 1492 Main St., North Catasauqua, the former site of Catty Cuts.
Rodriguez, originally of Puerto Rico and currently of Allentown, has been a barber for 20 years and always dreamed of opening his own shop. He said he chose North Catasauqua because the area has a lot of potential for growth, especially with all the recent real estate development nearby.
David Johnsen and Sharkan Supply owner Jose Abud came before the Hanover Township Zoning Hearing Board Nov. 29, 2018, to request an expanded use for the company’s building products center.
The company’s location on Weaversville Road was downsized when most of the employees moved to the Pennsylvania Perlite Corporation facility on Mauch Chunk Road, Bethlehem. Both companies are owned by Abud.