Northampton Press

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Police chief to review borough’s handicapped parking spaces

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton Borough Council gave approval for Police Chief Bryan Kadingo to conduct a street-by-street review of handicapped parking spaces throughout the borough during the Dec. 6, 2018, council meeting.

This review is to ensure that these special parking spots are properly marked and valid. In an effort to remove unnecessary signage in the future, Kadingo sought the consent from borough lawmakers for such a survey. Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst said he placed the matter on council’s agenda after the solicitor’s recommendation that council take action on the issue.

The borough allows a maximum of two handicapped parking spaces per block. Such requests from residents are first reviewed by the police chief for approval or denial, after which council acts on each request.

In other business, when reporting on administration and finance committee matters, Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski Sr. mentioned fellow Councilman Ed Pany recently hosted “a distinguished visitor.” Rainer Nobis is the former supervisor of operation and engineering for Lehigh Cement-North America. He currently resides in Heidelberg, Germany. Pany also serves as curator of the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum.

The borough received a $60,000 check from the Borough of North Catasauqua.

“[North Catasauqua] had committed to these funds to aid in the purchase of our new paving machine,” Brobst said.

The Northampton Athletic Association has youth basketball teams practicing and playing games at the borough recreation center.

“The recreation center is in full basketball mode,” said Councilman Anthony Pristash, building, land and recreation committee chairman.