Catasauqua Area School District homeowners likely will see an increase in their real estate taxes next year.
District Superintendent Robert Spengler discussed with the school board April 11 the proposed 2017-18 budget.
The 1.12-percent increase amounts to a balanced budget of $29.9 million and remains within the Pennsylvania Act 1 index of 3.2 percent.
Included in the budget is a millage rate increase to 17.4073 mills for Lehigh County residents and 56.4681 mills for Northampton County residents.
A pesky clay-pipe sewer line at Cascade Drive has been under a watch for some time. At its meeting April 5, Hanover Township Council approved a bid for just under $200,000 to get a replacement project underway.
There was a wide range of pricing for the project.
“Many of the contractors I talked to have projects stretching out into the late summer, township Engineer Albert Kortze told the council. “There is a lot of infrastructure improvement work out there.”
The winning bidder, Anrich Inc., of Wayne, had a representative present at the bid opening.
Dan Snyder contacted The Press to say that, although the April 13 front-page article in The Press states he is concerned about a plan to build a high retaining wall on a proposed warehouse site in Allen Township, he is also concerned about the construction of the entire warehouse project, and not just the wall.
The Press regrets the omission.
Plans for a million- square-foot warehouse in Allen Township have been altered to meet Federal Aviation Administration guidelines, resulting in the planning process beginning anew before the Allen Township Planning Commission.
Previous hearings and plans for the project advanced by The Rockefeller Group, a New York City-based real estate development company, are now being modified, township planners were appraised at its meeting Monday.
A number of North Catasauqua residents attended the meeting, as the “Lot 5” property borders on their residential properties.
North Catasauqua will be seeking additional funding for work that is planned for park improvements this year. A matching fund grant has already been granted for the work, which includes new playground equipment and a resurfacing of the athletic courts at the North Catasauqua William Albert Memorial Park.
With a fast-approaching deadline for a 2017 Community Development Block Grant application, council President Peter Paone asked for the council’s guidance about what borough projects to apply for on such short notice.
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.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth 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.