Thirty-one businesses in Northampton Borough recently have been mailed an industrial waste survey from the Northampton Waste Water Treatment Plant.
The purpose of the survey is to track sewage usage. A similar survey was conducted in 2005. Councilman Keith Piescienski, public works and sewer chairman, reported at the April 2 council meeting that Scott Gillespie, sewer plant superintendent, also mailed a letter to Allen Township, informing the township the survey must be completed.
Northampton Borough Council has established a municipal park acquisition and development program.
Council was informed of the program at its April 2 meeting. The program seeks a Northampton County grant to further improve one of the borough's recreation sites. Borough community planner Victor Rodite was authorized to prepare an application to the county for an open space initiative grant.
The long-vacant Tama building on Main Street could soon be converted into modern apartments.
Borough Council President John Yurish at council's April 2 meeting said the developer, a New Jersey businessman, presented plans for the use of the structure.
According to borough Manager Gene Zarayko, he met the borough zoning officer two weeks ago, during which time the developer reported he "was supposed to have financing" to fund the project.
Yurish asked if any progress has been made.
"Nothing," Zarayko responded.
State Rep. Daniel McNeill (D-133rd) will team up with State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-18th) April 17 to sponsor the annual spring senior fair.
The senior fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at a new location, Westgate Mall, 2285 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. The event was previously held at the East Side Youth Center, Hanover Avenue, Allentown.
More than 600 seniors along with 60 exhibitors from various governmental organizations, participated at the event in 2014. To date, 75 vendors are committed, with attendance expected to increase even more.
The Northampton Quota Club presented the borough's police department with an automatic electronic defibrillator (AED) March 23 during the group's dinner meeting, held at the Northampton Memorial Community Center.
An AED is used in cases where a person suffers a sudden heart attack.
Police Chief Ron Morey accepted the AED. Morey said the borough has two police vehicles on duty 24 hours a day, and the device will be available at all times to assist persons.
Northampton Borough Police Department K-9 Zoro's first day of retirement today has been quiet, uneventful even.
But his retirement will surely be felt by the children and others who came in contact with him during his eight years with the borough's police department.
A Czech Shepherd and specially bred canine, Zoro spent countless hours on patrol with his K-9 officer John Mullner.
Zoro underwent training to sniff out a wide array of illicit drugs, not withstanding the shifts on patrols.
Lehigh Township Magisterial District Judge Robert A. Hawke is running unopposed in this May's primary election.
The Northampton County Voter Registration Office has indicated that Hawke is the only candidate who filed nominating petitions for the magisterial district position.
Hawke submitted petitions signed by registered voters, cross-filing as both a Democrat and Republican in the spring election.
The Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association will hold its community children's Easter egg hunt this Saturday, 1 p.m., on the grounds of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Fifth Street.
The rain date is Monday, April 6.
Children are in for a double treat. They will hunt for and collect 1,200 colorful plastic eggs filled with jelly beans. Also, Roger Rabbit will also greet the children. Pictures will be available.
The siren of a borough police vehicle will mark the start of the egg hunt, with prize eggs in each age group.
A bike lane along Willowbrook and Bullshead roads will soon be a part of the Allen Township landscape.
The board of supervisors at the March 12 meeting moved forward with establishing the bike lane.
The supervisors agreed to cap spending at $5,000 for the pavement markings and signage. The work is planned for later this spring.
According to Vice Chairman Bruce Frack, the bicycle lane will help address the issue relating to vehicles parking along the sides of both roads to watch soccer games and other athletic events at Catasauqua High School.
The American Club of Coplay will hold its Easter egg hunt for children on its pavilion grounds this Saturday.
The Easter bunny will be present to greet and take photos with children. The fun begins at noon.
Food and refreshments will also be provided to those attending.
Coplay Tax Collector Jeffry Deutsch anticipates a rush by property owners to pay their 2015 garbage bills by the March 31 deadline.
If owners pay their bill by that deadline, they will receive a 10-percent discount.