The deteriorating and seemingly abandoned skate park located on Lerchenmiller Drive and Smith Lane will more than likely soon be removed by the Borough of Northampton.
Borough Manager Gene Zarayko confirmed last Friday public works crews will remove the wooden ramps and debris.
"We would have already done so, but grass cutting and other work was taking place," Zarayko said.
Mayor Thomas Reenock, who visited the skate park last Friday, shook his head in disbelief after learning the skate park has fallen into terrible disrepair.
The Borough of Northampton is asking whether the Colonel John Siegfried Memorial plot located off 21st Street and Route 329 will be impacted when the present Cementon-Northampton steel truss bridge is demolished.
Borough Manager Gene Zarayko said last Friday while it is too early to definitely comment, he nevertheless has questions regarding memorial which is a major historical structure in the borough
The L&N Pool League presented McKenzie Rehrig and her family with a $3,500 donation recently.
The ceremony took place March 8 at the American Legion Post 353, Northampton.
L&N Pool League President Tom Hawk, and his wife, Treasurer Ronnie Hawk helped to organize the event to benefit the Rehrig family.
The event attracted 35 teams playing for bragging rights in winning a trophy, but, more importantly, raising money for McKenzie.
The Pennies for Patients assembly held last Wednesday at the Colonel John Siegfried School, Northampton, possessed the trappings of the popular morning TV game show "The Price is Right."
In this case, however, teacher and student council advisor Gary Pierzga served as the coordinator as student council members flipped large numbered cards and Kelsey Kichline, campaign assistant with the Lehigh Valley Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, announced the winners.
Boglarka Jordan, a Northampton Area High School senior, was named as the February Girl of the Month at the club's dinner meeting April 2.
According to the club, Boglarka fit the bill for the honor with strong academic achievemmnts and a strong commitment to serve.
Program Chairman Dr. Rodger Berg said "service" is a criteria in selecting a senior for the honor in its Service to Youth program. He mentioned the dictionary's definition of service as a duty for the benefit of others, saying the club's motto is to serve the community.
Northampton Borough Council at last Thursday's meeting discussed future snow removal procedures.
Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski Sr. said this past winter took its toll on borough streets and residents.
Lopsonzski suggested the borough invest in snow blowers; a larger model with a bucket. Lopsonzski said such snow blowers could be utilized to remove snow from parking lots, tight areas and other sites the borough deems would be a good fit.
Northampton Borough Council at its meeting last Thursday gave borough Community Planner Victor Rodite the green light to move forward with plans for an uptown park. The park, which made its debut in 2013, will include an outdoor farmers.
"If you are at $105,000, I'll go along with it, not a penny more, not one cent," Councilman Ed Pany told Rodite.
No borough tax dollars are reserved for the park; the funding will come from Northampton and a $65,000 Monroe county gaming grant.
The Northampton Borough recycling center will now charge residents a fee for each item they turn over to a recycler.
Items no longer accepted include computers, printers, cell phones and TV sets.
Borough council was advised of the decision at its April 3 meeting. The ban went into effect April 1.
"In the past, we were able to recycle these materials without a fee," borough Manager Gene Zarayko said. "The recycler is now asking us to pay $20 for each TV."
The Northampton Exchange Club named Matthew Sommers, a senior at Northampton Area High School, as its Youth of the Month for February at a dinner meeting March 19 at the Northampton Memorial Community Center.
The club noted Sommer's "excellence" in the classroom, extracurricular school activities and volunteer activities.
Program Chairman Dr. Rodger Berg said the club is equally impressed with the projects and other service orientated programs Sommers has undertaken.
The Allen Township Planning commission has two meetings scheduled regarding FedEx's plans to build a mega-transportation hub in the township, April 28 and 30, beginning 7 p.m. at the township fire hall on Howertown Road.
The planning commission regularly meets at the Indian Trail municipal building.
The April 10 supervisors meeting agenda noted the dates, times and place of the planning commission meetings.
The planning commission is expected to make its recommendation to the board of supervisors sometime after the mid-June deadline, unless FedEx requests an extension.