The Sept. 26 Coffee with the Cops event was a hit in Bath. It was well attended by both residents and elected officials. Several Pennsylvania State Police troopers and lieutenants from Troop M, Bethlehem, were present to field questions from residents.
Trooper Mark Allen, the Pennsylvania State Police community services officer, said he was delighted to learn Bath officials are exploring the development of a town watch group.
After a two-month search that included a contest, Bath Borough has selected its new motto. About 80 contestants, both from the borough and outside communities, submitted potential slogans. Entries had to be 10 words or less.
Councilman Frank Hesch, who headed the selection committee, said, “This motto captures the spirit of Bath.”
Moore Township Land and Environmental Protection Board is planning an open house for 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive.
The focus of the open house is the township’s natural resources. Laura Baird, senior land consultant for Heritage Conservancy, will present on farmland preservation and its reasons, benefits and importance.
Also at the Oct. 2 Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting, the board approved moving forward in preserving the Schiavone 78-acre farm. Twenty acres of the 78 are being set aside for a future park.
At the Sept. 4 Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting, Secretary/Treasurer Richard Gable reported the township has applied for about $225,000 in disaster relief from Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. The request is for damage to various areas throughout the township from recent storms.
Gov. Tom Wolf declared a state of disaster, opening up relief compensation.
Moore Township Board of Supervisors, at its Aug. 7 meeting, promoted part-time Police Officer John Micklich to full-time status.
Secretary/Treasurer/Supervisor Richard Gable informed the board that overtime in the police department is too high.
“It is in our best interest to do this,” Gable said.
The board voted unanimously to appoint Micklich to full time.
The police department was founded in 1952 when residents expressed a desire for a township force. Officers patrol the 38 square miles of the township around the clock 365 days a year.
During a well-attended ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 6, Bath Borough Council and Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito officially celebrated the move to the new borough hall, located at 121 S. Walnut St.
This historic event took place in front of a packed house of residents, dignitaries and former and current elected officials.
Liz Weaver, of Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, was the emcee. The chamber leader, Tony Iannelli, was present and congratulated Bath for this achievement.
With a subdued attendance due to rain — but with an abundance of enthusiasm — the 13th annual Bikers Remembering Bikers memorial ride and block party was a success. The party was held July 21 at Bath Fire Company Social Hall, 135 S. Walnut St., and spilled out onto the closed street.
Borough leaders attended and supported the event.
The block party was to raise resources for two distinct groups: Bath Volunteer Fire Department and Dream Come True.
In a low-key meeting July 11, Bath Borough Council gathered for the first time in the new Bath Borough Hall, 121 S. Walnut St.
Council and Mayor Fiorella Mirabito-Reginelli are planning an open house event 6 p.m. Aug. 6. The open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony are expected to draw a large attendance, including elected state officials, local dignitaries, chamber of commerce members and residents.
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.
Approximately 50 residents attended the Bath Borough town hall meeting May 5 at the Bath Social Hall, 135 S. Walnut St. During the two-hour meeting, residents were provided an update on the July 1 policing change from Colonial Regional Police Department to Pennsylvania State Police (PSP).
Residents asked the representatives of Troop M, Bethlehem, which will provide services in the borough, questions regarding better speed enforcement, increased traffic control for trucks, police response time and solving drug problems.