A borough resident appeared before North Catasauqua Borough Council Sept. 3 to register a complaint about a rooster that has been heard in the area of American Street and Howertown Road. The resident is frequently awakened in the early hours of the morning by the crowing. The rooster has not yet been seen, the resident said.
At its meeting Aug. 20, Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board unanimously approved a request to relocate a child care center from St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Catasauqua to Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Whitehall.
St. Paul’s, 417 Howertown Road, is under an agreement of sale, although the sale has not been completed. Part of the church was a nursery school that parents used for decades. Parents at the facility wanted to continue the faith-friendly day care, but the new owners opted instead to close the facility.
At its meeting Aug. 21, township Manager Christopher Garges presented Hanover Township Council with a series of agreements that would allow the township to participate in the multimunicipal River Central Comprehensive Plan.
The regional approach was originally proposed by Garges in an effort to return planning and zoning to municipal residents. The comprehensive plan includes Hanover Township (Lehigh County), Catasauqua and North Catasauqua boroughs and East Allen Township.
Catasauqua Borough was represented strongly during this year’s The Great Allentown Fair, which ran Aug. 27-Sept. 2 at Allentown Fairgrounds.
In addition to the various farming and craft ribbon winners, Catasauqua can now boast having an award-winning bartender.
Tracey Kressley represented Taylor House Brewing Company in the Grain to Glass cocktail competition, held Sept. 1 inside the Agri-Plex building.
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.
At Catasauqua Borough Council’s workshop session Aug. 26, borough Manager Stephen Travers recommended the River Central Comprehensive Plan proposed by a consortium of municipalities be voted on at council’s regular meeting, set for Sept. 3.
The regional comprehensive plan is endorsed by North Catasauqua, East Allen Township, Catasauqua and Hanover Township, Lehigh County. Each of the municipalities is in the process of legalizing its participation. Each municipality has agreed to a financial commitment of $19,200 to cover anticipated costs. The measure is expected to pass.