Catasauqua Press

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Hanover plans street cleaning

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Township streets will soon be cleaner than they have ever been.

At its meeting March 15, the Hanover Township Council approved a plan to clean streets twice a month.

“This will be a change for our residents,” said Director of Public Works Jeffry Mouer. “They are used to once-a-year cleaning.”

The plan is to clean streets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, beginning in April. The township will post permanent signs under the existing snow emergency signs.

Bidding on remaining Iron Works land is explained

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The first round of bids on Catasauqua’s Iron Works property will be due in June.

At the borough council’s March 6 meeting, Chad Helmer of Taggart Associates explained the bidding process for the remaining acreage at the borough’s Iron Works site.

“We don’t have the option of selling the property as a private owner might,” he said. “We will send out our criteria. If we receive a bid that meets our minimum requirements, we will accept the bid. If we don’t receive a bid that meets the minimum requirements then we will rebid the project.”

Health Talk

Monday, March 20, 2017 by The Press in Local News



A Catasauqua Library Health Talk originally scheduled for last Thursday has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 23. The session was postponed because of winter storm Stella.

Hartzell’s Pharmacy will be presenting a program on sleep problems. It will begin at 6 p.m. and is expected to be about 90 minutes in length.

There is no charge and all are welcome.

The library is located at 302 Bridge St., Catasauqua.

For information, call 610-264-4151 or go to

Bridge replacement is delayed one year

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The replacement of a bridge over Catasauqua Creek on Race Street in Catasauqua will be no simple matter. Not for the construction engineers, not for adjacent businesses and not for motorists.

At the Catasauqua Borough Council meeting March 6, Ken Baker of Walsh/Granite JV discussed the proposed plan.

The project was originally scheduled for an April 2017 start, but that is being delayed a year.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.


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.


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

Three ordinances on N. Catasauqua agenda

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

An ordinance has been adopted to regulate wireless communication towers and antennae. The zoning ordinance revision was suggested by borough Solicitor Steven Goudsouzian in order to address newer technology in wireless industries now being used. It was adopted unanimously, by a 5-0 vote, at the council’s Feb. 28 meeting, with Councilmen John Yanek and Billy Duch absent.

Bullying prevention program is presented

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Shelley Keffer, coordinator of student services for the Catasauqua Area School District, presented to the school board the districtwide bullying prevention program at the board’s February meeting.

Keffer told the board the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program was implemented by the district in 2006. The program is a research-based intervention program used with kindergarten through eighth-grade students.