At Catasauqua Borough Council’s workshop session Aug. 26, borough Manager Stephen Travers recommended the River Central Comprehensive Plan proposed by a consortium of municipalities be voted on at council’s regular meeting, set for Sept. 3.
The regional comprehensive plan is endorsed by North Catasauqua, East Allen Township, Catasauqua and Hanover Township, Lehigh County. Each of the municipalities is in the process of legalizing its participation. Each municipality has agreed to a financial commitment of $19,200 to cover anticipated costs. The measure is expected to pass.
The borough of North Catasauqua hosted a public memorial service Aug. 22 for the late Kim Moyer, the borough’s police chief who died suddenly and unexpectedly July 13 at the age of 68.
A large crowd of family, friends and police officers from neighboring municipalities gathered at Catasauqua High School to honor the life and memory of Moyer. The departments of North Catasauqua, Catasauqua, Northampton and Coplay were also joined by the Bethlehem Mounted Police, as well as honor guards from Allentown and Bethlehem departments.
Catasauqua Borough Recreation Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Council 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.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.
On Aug. 5, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce presented North Catasauqua Borough a $500 check to go toward the cost of the new handicap-accessible swing, which was recently installed at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.
Established in Bethlehem in 1985, the Chamber has expanded to provide funding for beautification grants throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond, including Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon and Monroe counties and Warren County, N.J.
Revolution Church took over the George Taylor House grounds for its Back to School Bash Aug. 25.
“We try to do something every year to make sure that students are ready for school,” said Pastor Mary McIver, of Revolution Church, 5 Race St. “And we add a little fun to the event, too.”
Crayola donated paper, crayons and notebooks for kids headed back to the classroom. The church staff packaged everything into 95 backpacks that were supplied by church members.
The party included more than just standing in line to get a backpack.