Northampton Press

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Council holds final gathering at Bath borough hall

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. Special to The Press in Local News

Next meeting, set for July 11, will be held at 121 S. Walnut St. location

Bath Borough Council held its last meeting at the current borough hall, at Washington and Penn streets, June 4. The next council meeting, 6 p.m. July 11, will take place at the newly renovated borough hall, 121 S. Walnut St.

An open house for the community is planned for 3-6 p.m. Aug. 6, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony 6 p.m. Council will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m.

The planning for Bath Community Days is ongoing. The annual weeklong celebration will be held July 22-28. The borough’s volunteer firefighters and ambulance corps are the principal organizers.

Highlights of the event include a pig roast, ride night, music, merchants and vendors, pony rides and more.

Chuck Tully was appointed as the borough’s new fire chief. He was the first assistant chief appointed by the former chief, Emilio DeNisi.

“They have a good structure and succession plan that made the selection less complicated,” said Marena Rasmus, office administrator.

In other matters, Paw Park construction will begin in August. The park was originally planned to be opened by Community Days. It is a project championed by Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito.

The recently presented Lehigh Valley Planning Commission’s Bath Multimodal Safety and Parking Analysis report was discussed with no council motions to act on its recommendations. In the coming months, the plan will receive additional consideration.

Former council member Mike Reph was honored for his 22 years of elected service to the borough. His wife, Kathy, was on hand for the presentation of the award. The Rephs operate Hayes Floral Shop on East Main Street.