At its regular meeting Feb. 5, Catasauqua Borough Council continued to discuss safety concerns at the senior high-rise building on Third Street.
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.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.
At Hanover Township Council’s regular meeting Feb. 21, acting township Manager Vicky Roth announced new software was implemented for residents who use Bethlehem’s water.
“Implementing the new software took some time,” she said. “We received calls from residents and business owners who were expecting a sewer bill in January. That billing was delayed, and the new bills are now out.”
The new software is an improvement, Roth said, adding bills are expected to be on the normal billing cycle starting with the second quarter.
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua, has a sign designating a handicapped space for selected parishioners that is effective only on Sunday during services. This and another request from a local church for something similar are being rejected.
“The handicapped law we have is for residential parking. We cannot designate a space for a commercial property on a public street,” Police Chief Douglas Kish said during the Feb. 5 Catasauqua Borough Council meeting.
Elaine Jacksits organizes the Ladies of the Legion Home Association Post 215 breakfast that has been going on for 30 years.
“We work pretty closely together. Most everyone has been working here for a few years, so everything is well coordinated,” she said. “What we’re seeing is a lot more competition. A couple of places also picked the last Sunday to have breakfast buffets.”
Jacksits promises the best buffet and fresh — not frozen — home fries.
She cleared up a point that newcomers often ask.
With nearly a thousand dollars in the donation pot, Pastors Brian Riedy and Scott Paradise declared their first annual chili cook-off a success.
Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., and St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, joined forces Feb. 3 to set up the fundraising event to benefit the Catasauqua Food Bank. The event was held at St. Paul’s.
An 11th-hour plea from the owner of 1020 and 1022 Second St., North Catasauqua, has tentatively saved the blighted property from demolition.
Hyoungjoon Park attended the Feb. 19 North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting with his attorney, Alexander Ward, and a plan of action to repair the damaged homes.
Council members voted 6-1 to accept the negotiated course of action to preserve the structure, with Vice President John Yanek voting against it.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.
Catasauqua Borough General Government Committee meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge 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.
Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education met Feb. 13 to discuss new initiatives and accomplishments in the school district.
Stephen M. Becker took the oath of office as the newly appointed school director on the board.
“Thank you for letting me be a part of the school district,” Becker said in regards to his appointment to the board. “I’m very excited.”
Over the past few months, Hanover Township Council has expressed its concern over truck parking on Postal Road. Tractor-trailers waiting to load or unload at the airport warehouse have nowhere to park and have taken up waiting on a gravel strip along Postal Road.
At the Jan. 17 council meeting, Chairman Bruce Paulus reported he met with officials from the airport and state police about the problem.