Northampton Press

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Planners OK revised Jaindl plan

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

New proposal will now go before Allen Twp. supervisors for approval

David Jaindl and his staff came to the Allen Township Planning Commission meeting June 18 with plan revisions for the Seemsville Road warehouse project and walked out with an endorsement from the panel. The number of changes made were significant and instrumental in gaining acceptance.

In his opening remarks, Jaindl made a point to explain that changes to the plan were a result of input received from surrounding property owners and the community at large.

E. Allen supervisors get ambulance corps update

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Jonathon Kopishke, recently elected as captain of the East Allen Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and Justine Huber, president, presented the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors with an update at its meeting June 13.

The ambulance corps has 32 operational members, with 15 considered active. The others fill in on occasion, as needed. There are four administrative staff, with two active. There are 11 paid members, with six running regularly.

Planners review zoning map

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its May 21 meeting, Allen Township Planning Commission set about the task of getting the existing zoning map to work with the township’s comprehensive plan. There were a few relatively minor adjustments, but the main discussion centered on the Jaindl property, the site of the proposed warehouses along Seemsville Road.

The comprehensive plan calls for the land to be zoned rural, which would preclude warehouses. However, the existing Jaindl proposal would still be viable.

East Allen supervisors hear request for purchase of tree farm

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

During their May 24 meeting, East Allen Township supervisors were asked to review a request from Frank Evans of Skoda Contracting to purchase a tree farm at 6699 Locust Road.

Skoda Contracting has a contract with UGI to replace gas lines, but the company does not have a place to store equipment. Evans is an amateur arborist and, according to his request, he would live on the property and carve out a couple of acres to park his company’s equipment. The township zoning officer told Evans to appear before the board.

‘This is a significant moment’

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

NAHS holds 117th commencement

Graduates of Northampton Area High School’s Class of 2018 paraded into Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, June 2 to the sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance,” played by the well-acclaimed high school orchestra under the direction of Ryan Mertz.

Northampton Area School District Superintendent of Schools Joseph Kovalchik delivered opening remarks and welcomed the graduates, as well as the attending members of the Class of 1968. This ceremonial tie to past graduates reiterates a theme echoed through all the speeches — as a graduate, you are always a Konkrete Kid.

Bath market is open for business

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Bath Farmers Market opened May 18 with a couple of new stands and return of perennial favorites.

Mark Haggerty, with his collection of kettle corn and specialty nuts, has been with the farmers market since it started.

“I’ve been successful at this spot, and we get a pretty good turnout,” he said.

His main store is the Popcorn Pit in Allentown.

Covered Bridge Farm is another longtime supporter of the market.

“We are still early in the season, but we expect cucumbers in a couple of weeks,” Kelly Hower said.

Allen Township shows plan for Kopper Penny intersection

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Ilene Eckhart, Allen Township manager, put on an elaborate display May 24 to detail the extent of the changes projected for the intersection near the Kopper Penny where Route 329 intersects with Howertown Road and Weaversville Road and stretches to Savage Road.

There are seven stages to the project. With all the planning and coordination issues, completion is scheduled for November.

“It is an ambitious schedule, but we are confident that we can make this happen,” Eckhart said.

Stage 1 includes preparation for stormwater and infrastructure improvements.

East Allen officials hear Jaindl plans

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Proposal changed to adjust Seemsville Road, Route 329 intersection

David Jaindl got his slot on East Allen Township’s agenda May 9 to explain his proposed development along Seemsville Road. Although there was some concern that Jaindl’s planning team moved without consulting East Allen Township, Jaindl pointed out a preliminary meeting, which East Allen officials attended, was held early on in the project.

Jaindl worked with Allen Township because the bulk of the project is within its borders. Ann- Marie Vigilante, engineer on the project, said the preliminary plan presented is markedly different from the original plan.

New manager discusses job

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Green: Roads, traffic are East Allen’s focus

East Allen Township’s newly appointed manager, Brent Green, took time from his busy schedule to meet with The Press.

Green and his wife, Allison, live in Lower Towamensing Township, where he is one of the three township supervisors.

“East Allen is bigger than Lower Towamen- sing, but the two townships have similar demographics and a strong desire to maintain their rural character,” he said.

Green has been a township supervisor since 2012 and was the youngest supervisor in the state when he was elected.