Some were public officials looking to better understand their leadership role; some were professional planners bolstering their expertise; and a few were private residents who were curious about how their community is run.
A new class of eight citizen planners was recognized Jan. 25 for completing more than 30 hours of Lehigh Valley Government Academy courses offered at the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) offices.
At Catasauqua Borough Council’s regular meeting Feb. 5, Solicitor Jeffrey Dimmich presented council with a package to organize a not-for-profit group designated as the George Taylor Association. The new organization would replace the existing, informal Friends of George that has been supporting events at the George Taylor House for almost 10 years.
Volunteers who work the fundraising events asked for the change.
“This process will clarify the relationship between the volunteers and the borough,” Dimmich said.
North Catasauqua Borough Council accepted the $37,500 bid from Walters Excavating to knock down the blighted homes at 1020 and 1022 Second St. within the next 30 days.
At the Feb. 5 council meeting, President Peter Paone said the engineer’s formal report was not yet available, but the engineer recommended demolition within the next 45 days.
Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee 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 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.
George Paxos, owner of Primo, and his attorney Matt Longenberger requested approval for a warehouse expansion at 2100 Hoover Ave. during Hanover Township Council’s regular meeting Feb. 7.
Primo has been a long-term tenant in the building. Hanover’s planning commission and zoning hearing board reviewed the application and recommended approval.
Representatives from UGI met with officials from North Catasauqua, Catasauqua and Northampton to go over the energy company’s long-term infrastructure improvement program during North Catasauqua Borough Council’s meeting Jan. 15.
Mayor William Molchany Jr., council President Peter Paone and public works Supervisor Al Steigerwalt attended the meeting as representatives from North Catasauqua.
The purpose of the meeting was to find out when and where UGI was intending to do roadwork over the next five years so the boroughs could schedule paving and road improvement projects.
Large tents have been set up outside the emergency rooms at the Cedar Crest campus of Lehigh Valley Health Network, Salisbury Township, and at the network’s Muhlenberg campus, Bethlehem, to handle the large surge of patients visiting the hospitals with flu-related symptoms.
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Part of the new Catasauqua Municipal Complex was designed to host community functions, and the opportunity presented itself Jan. 16.
“We did not have any strict use definition, but this was a good offer,” borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder said.
Howard Lieberman, who has worked extensively with private businesses and public entities, offered to host the first meeting — a local conference on the recent tax law initiative, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.