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.
At Catasauqua Borough Council’s regular meeting May 7, council appointed borough Manager Stephen Travers as borough secretary.
The borough secretary is responsible for the information provided to council members and records the voting records. It is customary that the borough manager and borough secretary are the same person.
Council reaffirmed that Eugene Goldfeder would continue as zoning officer.
STATE HOUSE, 133RD DISTRICT
Incumbent state Rep. Jeanne McNeill is unopposed in the primary race for the 133rd District.
She is a Democrat.
The 133rd District includes, in Lehigh County, boroughs of Catasauqua, Coplay and Fountain Hill; City of Bethlehem; and townships of Hanover, Salisbury (Wards 1, 2 and 3 and Division 2) and Whitehall (Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 12).
Republicans Zach Mako, the incumbent, and Cindy Miller are each seeking a win in the May 15 primary to represent the 183rd Legislative District.
The candidate with the most votes in the primary will face Democrat Jason Ruff in the November general election.
The Press asked the candidates the following question:
Why did you decide to run for office in the 183rd Legislative District?
Their responses follow.
Newly appointed Catasauqua Borough Manager Stephen Travers took time from his busy day recently to talk about his new job.
“Everyone keeps asking me what my vision is,” he said. “My job is to implement what council wants to do. Residents elect the members of council.”
Travers praised the borough council members.
“I spent four hours interviewing with them, and we went on at length in different questions. One thing I came away with is that everyone on council is doing what is best for the borough. They disagree on how we get there, but that is to be expected,” he said.
Eight candidates, six Democrats and two Republicans, are seeking the seat that represents the new 7th Congressional District.
This district was approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Jan. 22 and includes all of Lehigh and Northampton counties and the southern portion of Monroe County that includes Stroudsburg.
The area is represented by Congressman Charlie Dent, who announced he is resigning as representative from the former 15th Congressional District later this month.
STATE SENATE, 18TH DISTRICT
Incumbent state Sen. Lisa Boscola is unopposed in the primary race for the 18th District.
There is neither a fellow Democrat nor a Republican on the ballot.
Barry Lovelace, voted five times as the Lehigh Valley’s best personal trainer, is on the move. He opened his first facility in Catasauqua and then moved to Coplay.
He plans to move back to Catasauqua.
Lovelace got his start training girls’ high school volleyball teams.
“I still do team training, but that is done at their facilities. I go to them; they don’t come to my place,” he said.
Lovelace’s techniques are unique.
Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.
Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.
Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.