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Hanover gives go-ahead to capital projects

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Hanover Township Council unanimously approved a five-year capital program for 2013-17 during its Aug. 15 meeting. Major projects contemplated in the program include repairing two deteriorating culverts under Postal Road, maintaining the streets improvement fund at $1 million and contributing $200,000 for improvements to the Allentown water systems that serve a portion of the township.

Hanover delays decision on Airport Center sign

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Residents of Allendale Apartments and Irving Street turned out in full force for the Hanover Township Zoning Hearing Board Aug. 23 to protest a proposal by the Airport Center mall to add a pylon sign on the corner of Airport Center Road and Irving Street.

Attorney Lisa Pereira represented the mall owners. Charles Unangst of Hanover Engineering Associates presented engineering details associated with the sign indicating that the sign for the Irving Street intersection was the same sign now located on Airport Road.

Funding is increased

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The Press in Local News

Public defender, coroner, D.A. get bigger operating budgets

The Lehigh County Commissioners augmented funding to the offices of public defender, district attorney and county coroner during their Aug. 22 meeting. According to Commissioner Percy Dougherty, crimes, including homicide, are up in the Lehigh Valley.

"The number of cases the public defender handles has increased drastically," Dougherty said. "It's almost guaranteed that the public defender is going to be back to us for more funding by the end of the year."

Board grants variances to property owners

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

James and Florence Williams of 617 Front St. appealed to the Catasauqua Zoning Hearing Board Aug. 21 for permission to subdivide their property, allowing a back building to be sold.

"I have lived in this house all my life," said Williams who inherited the house from her mother. "I need to be able to sell the back building to get money to keep us going."

Williams tried to rent the unit but was unable to attract the right kind of tenant.

The building Williams wishes to sell fronts Railroad Street, a narrow alley.

Hanover

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Residents of Allendale Apartments and Irving Street turned out in full force for the Hanover Township Zoning Hearing Board Aug. 23 to protest a proposal by the Airport Center mall to add a pylon sign on the corner of Airport Center Road and Irving Street.

Attorney Lisa Pereira represented the mall owners. Charles Unangst of Hanover Engineering Associates presented engineering details associated with the sign indicating that the sign for the Irving Street intersection was the same sign now located on Airport Road.