Bath Borough residents want the borough to enforce the garbage ordinance.
"Already garbage is out this morning," resident Barry Fenstemaker said at the June 2 council meeting. "The garbage is going to be out all day before pick up on Tuesday."
Council informed residents the ordinance was reviewed to add an amendment which would alter the hours allowing residents to place garbage out for pick up, borough Manager Thomas Petrucci said.
Once the ordinance has been publicized, advertised and adopted by council enforcement will be implemented if the issue persists.
As Bath Borough Council officials begin to think about the upcoming 2016 sanitation contract, the May 5 council meeting explored current concerns over garbage cans left out on the curb throughout the day.
In particular, council members were concerned about garbage containers that have been placed on the curb side a day before pick up time.
On Monday, April 21, 2014, the Bath Borough Planning Commission held its meeting at the municipal building.
The Planning Commission recommended Civil Enforcement be the approach to implement the Zoning Ordinance. The Civil Enforcement recommendation goes before the Bath Borough Council and to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission for review and any changes.
The Commission discussed using the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) on
Bath Borough Council approved an Eagle Scout project request to enhance the Ciff Cowling Park at council's April 7 meeting.
Boy Scout Eric Schell presented borough council members a proposed outline of work to be done for the Ciff Cowling Park.
The work outlined on the Ciff Cowling Park Improvements handout submitted to borough council by Schell forms part of his Eagle Scout Project.
Last fall, Trisha Mae Samuel of Emmaus attended a march to support her sister, Jen Samuel, in Washington, D.C. It was the International March for Elephants, to advocate on behalf of endangered elephants around the world, to the legislators on Capitol Hill.
Samuel saw a connection since her 18-month-old daughter Adaline's nursery was painted a design of yellow elephants.
Samuel's awakening experience continued as she began to research and study the life of elephants.
Bath Borough Public Works Department personnel were lauded at the Feb. 19 council meeting for their recent snow removal efforts.
"They worked 12-hour shifts," council President Robert Fields said.
Fields said despite some public complaints, public works personnel did a good job. The first priority was to clear the snow from the main streets; the second was to ensure the safety of the public and public works personnel.
Resident Joe Tavianini Jr. questioned why the Water Authority removed snow that should have been done by the Public Works Department.
You need to take a closer look at the art work of Surrealist Artist Rigo Peralta to see the energy of his paintings. Peralta's new exhibition, "Más allá de la existencia" ("Beyond The Existence"), features exotic colors and vivid persona.
An opening reception for the exhibit is 5 - 10 p.m. Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, at Peralta's studio gallery, 1131 Linden St., Allentown. His studio gallery opened in October 2013. Peralta's former studio was at the Banana Factory, Bethlehem.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
The George Wolf Elementary School PTA held its annual Breakfast With Dads event Jan. 18 at the elementary school.
According to PTA members, this was the 14th Annual Breakfast With Dads celebration held at George Wolf Elementary. The response from dads and their children is so large that the PTA divides the event into two sessions.
PTA member Bethany Gray said the count for the first session was 325 participants. She expected over 230 for the second morning session.
On Monday, Jan. 6, an epiphany came to the Bath Borough Council chambers in the form of a record number of elected women officials. A standing-room-only crowd was there to witness the swearing in of three council members, a tax collector and a new Bath Borough mayor.
By 6:45 p.m. the council chamber was filled with residents and visitors. At 7 p.m. a crowd of more than 50 people filled the room and spilled out into the chamber's hallway. Those standing nibbled on catered hors d'oeuvres and a bar of hot drinks provided by the Rolling Barista.
Bath Borough Council passed the 2014 budget at its Dec. 2 meeting.
The $1,705,786 budget keeps the real estate tax rate at 13.5 mills.
Voting in favor of the budget were council members Robert Fields, Mark Saginario, Carol Bear-Heckman, Jennifer George, John Kearns and Kathryn Roberts. Councilman Michael Reph was opposed.
After the meeting, Reph told The Press he voted against the budget because of a social meals line item allocated to pay for council member dinners.
"I feel that the taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for these meals," Reph said.