Catasauqua Press

Monday, May 22, 2017

Main Streets hears update on borough Iron Works plans

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Main Streets President Kimberly Brubaker held the organization’s first meeting of 2017 at the Willow Grove Grill.

“We wanted to keep a commitment we made to have quarterly meetings where we invite all the members and network,” she said. “With so much happening to the downtown, it is good that we can get together.”

According to Brubaker, there have been several problems and misconceptions about what will happen with the Iron Works site and the plan to convert Front Street from one-way to two-way traffic.

More delays on making Front St. two way

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Councilwoman Christine Weaver dropped a bombshell on Catasauqua Borough Council at its workshop session Monday when she proposed a further delay of converting Front Street to two-way traffic. The workshop session had been preceded by a special meeting to ensure that the project to convert Front Street to two way was delayed to June 15, but Weaver proposed the project be further delayed until Aug. 17.

“We have three options on how we can handle parking on Front Street,” she said. “The committee is recommending Option 3 to best meet our needs.”

More delays on making Front St. two-way

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Councilwoman Christine Weaver dropped a bombshell on Catasauqua Borough Council at its workshop session on Monday when she proposed a further delay of converting Front Street to two-way traffic. The workshop session had been preceded by a special meeting to ensure that the project to convert Front Street to two-way was delayed to June 15, but Weaver proposed the project be further delayed until Aug. 17.

“We have three options on how we can handle parking on Front Street,” she said. “The committee is recommending Option 3 to best meet our needs.”

Resolution benefits Cedarbrook

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution March 8 transferring $10.6 million from the county stabilization fund to the intergovernmental transfer fund, which will go directly to Cedarbrook Nursing Homes.

The bill provides for the transfer of funds to the Department of Human Services, the nonfederal share of Medical Assistance payments to nursing homes.

CORRECTION

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by The Press in Local News

In an article in The Press (“Man concerned about collapse,” Feb. 23, page 12), Eric Roth’s concern about a failing retaining wall on a neighbor’s property was misrepresented. The retaining wall and back-filled soil are threatening to collapse into Roth’s backyard fence and a shed located on his property near the fence, and Roth said the situation poses a safety issue.

Also, he was misquoted as saying he has a couple of daughters; in fact, he has a daughter and a son.

A photo included with the article shows the incorrect backyard neighbor’s property.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by The Press in Local News

MARCH

THURSDAY 23

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.

MONDAY 27

Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 28

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.