At its teleconference meeting June 23, Allen Township Board of Supervisors heard from Eric Miller with Bath Allen Sports.
Miller asked permission to start practice for sports activities at the Howertown Park complex. According to his presentation, he has guidelines to maintain acceptable social guidelines for COVID-19-related interactions.
At its regular meeting June 25, East Allen Township Board of Supervisors moved to an in-person meeting. It was a welcomed change for most of the supervisors and residents. Only Supervisor Donald Heiney objected to the format.
The agenda was limited as the township began to return to normal operations.
At its regular meeting May 28, East Allen Township Board of Supervisors agreed to move forward with the summer camp program at Bicentennial Park.
Camp is slated to start June 29 for six weeks until the first week in August. Frantz wants to target the 7- to 10-year-old age group.
The cost is higher than previous years, and there are fewer benefits due to the coronavirus pandemic. Keeping the costs down was necessary because only half of the usual number of campers will be permitted. There will be no field trips or special guests this year.
Johanna Chervak, representing the Rockefeller Group, and her project team participated in a teleconference with Allen Township Board of Supervisors April 28.
The company talked with several interested tenants for the warehouse on Lot 5 on Willowbrook Road across from the FedEx Ground entrance.
Of all the tenants, Rockefeller wants to award the contract to GEODIS, an electronics logistics center.
Paris-based GEODIS is an international company with distribution in multiple countries. The company has 50 million square feet of space in its U.S.-based warehouses.
At the Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting April 28, supervisors agreed to open municipal parks May 8.
There was some discussion about opening May 1, but supervisors wanted to give public works personnel time to clean up the parks and get them ready.
Facilities will not be open nor will organized sports be permitted.
Danielle Tenconi sent a note to St. Luke’s University Hospital saying it would receive a shipment of supplies for first responders.
St. Luke’s accepted the delivery April 17 — 20,000 pounds of goods.
Tenconi is the director of communications for West Coast-based Operation Gratitude.
“We are a national nonprofit, and we started a new project, Coalition to Support COVID-19 Frontline Responders. So far, we have raised $1.5 million in financial support and $5 million in product donations,” she said.
According to a news release from Catasauqua Police Chief Douglas Kish, officers responded to a shooting at 622 Third St. April 10.
Officers received a 911 call and were dispatched to the scene of the reported shooting.
Upon arrival, a male was found on the third floor with a gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, by Northampton Regional EMS. As of press time, his condition is unknown.
East Allen Township Board of Supervisors addressed administrative items at a virtual meeting April 8. The most pressing issue was a hearing on the proposed changes for the Imperial Realty project.
The property, at Route 329 and Airport Road, is zoned commercial. The owners proposed eliminating all the job shop buildings and the strip mall along Route 329. The existing property would be replaced with a single-use warehouse that will cover most of the property. The company will relocate a pizzeria in that mall to the other side of Route 329, where the vacant bank building sits.
When St. Luke’s University Hospital made the announcement it was in need of supplies to help combat the coronavirus, Northampton Area School District stepped up to assist.
“[St. Luke’s] staff were looking for supplies they are using while treating patients,” NASD Superintendent of Schools Joseph S. Kovalchik said. “With students out of school, we gave some of our supply to help them out. The supplies are going to the St. Luke’s Care Now center on MacArthur Road. We have enough for our use in case they reopen schools again.”
Allen Township went all out early when the number of COVID-19 cases began to increase. The township’s action was fairly typical of most boroughs and townships in the area.
Township offices are closed to the public; however, borough staff can still be reached over the phone.
All township meetings are canceled.
Allen Township is looking to keep everything closed at least until the end of the month and will then reevaluate the situation.
The electronics recycling event at the end of the month has been canceled.