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Break-ins reported

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Station to get security system

Siegfried Station joined the growing number of Northampton sites to suffer from a break-in.

A rash of burglaries and vandalism have been reported recently in the borough. Council learned about the Siegfried Station break-in at its most recent meeting. No information was available on whether the intruders stole any of the prized historical collectibles at the station, located off 21st Street.

This was the first known break-in at the Siegfried Station. Council was informed the society will install a security system to thwart future problems.

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In other business, Councilman Keith Piescienski, public works committee chairman, reported Second Street has been milled in preparation for getting a fresh coat of macadam. That work will wait until the Northampton Borough Municipal Authority installs a new water line.

Also at the meeting:

· Progress is being made for the proposed addition to the borough fire station on Lerchenmiller Drive.

Another bay is projected to be constructed at the station. Architect Robert Bosak is drawing up specifications for the addition, which will later go out for bids.

Construction is expected to take place later this year, with completion to occur a few months after work begins.

· The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has informed the borough flood insurance is now a requirement for the pump station at Canal Street.

Fall hurricanes were responsible for damage to the station. The borough later received a FEMA grant for the repair of damage to the site.

· Approval was granted for the Lions District 14-K Charitable Enterprises to use the large pavilion at the 26th Street Playground June 23 for an awards ceremony for athletes receiving scholarships or MVP honors at the all-star soccer games scheduled at the Whitehall-Coplay School District soccer fields. Council waived the fee for the use of the pavilion.

· Marth Hauling of Northampton made a $300 donation to the Atlas Cement Memorial Museum, council learned.