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Catty discusses summer activities

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Council says keeping borough pool closed for season remains possibility

In his park and recreation committee report, Catasauqua Borough Councilman Gene Schlegel requested a meeting with his committee and borough Manager Steve Travers to discuss summer activities at the parks. There are thoughts to close the swimming pool at Catasauqua Park and Playground. Schlegel said he and his committee will keep council aware of any suggestions.

Travers said the parks will be closed until Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf lifts his parks utilization ban. He said he expects the pool will be closed.

Holy Trinity continues meals

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

On April 16, more than 200 people lined up on Pine Street to pick up necessities at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church.

This marks the second massive turnout for Holy Trinity’s community dinners.

The church generally sponsors a community lunch the last Saturday of every month with a small crowd.

However, since COVID-19 has quarantined many, the church stepped up its efforts. Food donations have poured in, and the church has used its own funds to provide pizza and local meals from borough businesses.

Voting by mail now available

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

Gov. Tom Wolf is encouraging Pennsylvanians to apply for a mail-in ballot for the upcoming presidential primary election June 2.

Just last year, Wolf signed Act 77 of 2019 into the law, giving Pennsylvanians the option to mail in their ballots without the need for any excuse. The act also extended deadlines for voter registration and returning mail-in and absentee ballots.

The deadline to register to vote is May 18.

COVID-19 COUNT

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Positive state cases surpass 50,000

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported, as of May 5, the statewide total of COVID-19 cases is 50,957.

There are 199,925 patients who have tested negative to date. The statewide number of deaths is 3,012.

In Lehigh County, 2,999 positive cases, 7,828 negative cases and 94 deaths have been reported.

In Northampton County, 2,279 positive cases, 6,853 negative cases and 117 deaths have been reported.

Council reviews next steps for N. Catty cruiser fleet

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

North Catasauqua Borough Council held another virtual meeting May 4, which began with a presentation from Enterprise Fleet Services about its police vehicle rental program.

One of the North Catasauqua Police Department vehicles has had engine issues for the past several months. Just as the department made the decision to discontinue further repair work and retire the cruiser, similar issues have appeared in another vehicle.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Local News

MAY

(Please note that, as many municipal buildings are closed to the public at this time, these meetings may be available via teleconference.)

TUESDAY 12

Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.

WEDNESDAY 13

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.