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Friday, March 22, 2019

Variance for warehouse height is upheld

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Judge rules in favor of East Allen Twp. Zoning Hearing Board decision

At East Allen Township’s meeting April 11, Solicitor Joseph Piperato announced that the local judge has ruled against the township in its effort to force compliance with an existing zoning regulation.

For the approved warehouse at the corner of Airport Road and Route 329, the developer argued before the zoning hearing board that the generally accepted height for modern warehouse operations is 48 feet. The zoning hearing board agreed with the developer and issued a variance.

Foundation honors high school alumni

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Six graduates are recognized during inaugural celebration

On April 13, Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation held a banquet to honor distinguished Northampton High School alumni at Woodstone Country Club and Lodge, Danielsville. Claudia Shulman, a member of the board of directors, was the emcee for the event.

“The [foundation] was founded in 2009 to raise funds to promote and enhance the education experience by providing extended learning opportunities,” she said.

Business owner requests assistance

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Silver Crest work caused stormwater issues, he says

Blaine Phillips, who owns the pet supply outlet on the corner of Silver Crest Road and Route 512, asked township officials for some assistance during the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting March 14.

The three issues that were at the top of the list included stormwater, sewer extension and easements.

Board gets update on Rte. 329 project

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Improvements to intersection, replacement of bridge could begin in June

Chairman Larry Oberly opened the March 27 Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting by reiterating the township’s policy to have public participation before and after the meeting.

“We do need to get the township’s business done,” he said. “We want to minimize interruptions during the meeting.”

E. Allen transfers duties to new township manager

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

With a series of resolutions at its March 22 meeting, the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors passed responsibilities to the new township manager, Brent Green. Longtime Manager Deborah Seiple will officially retire at the end of the month.

Included as part of the change, the township established two separate classes of employees. Township personnel elected to be represented by a union.

Allen Twp. planners review zoning

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Commission members want rural residential lots to increase to two acres

Allen Township Planning Commission had only one item on the agenda for its meeting March 19. With Jaindl-Watson projects on the back burner for a while, Chairman Eugene Clater focused on zoning and the township’s ordinances.

“We want to focus on zoning and how our zoning ordinances align with the comprehensive plan,” he said in his opening remarks. “I don’t expect that we get this resolved tonight, and it may take a few months.”

Renaissance royalty

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Seniors facility names holiday king, queen

Every year, the residents at Renaissance Home on Washington Street in Northampton have a Valentine’s Day celebration.

“The staff gets together and elects the king and queen for the event,” said Gloria Gontkosky, the care center’s director.

The duo is paraded into the dining room and has a separate table set up with gifts and some unique treats.

“It’s always a grand event, and everyone here gets a kick out of it,” she said.

Renaissance has an active social program.

East Allen supervisors review subdivision proposals

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The first significant item to pop up on East Allen Township’s agenda Feb. 22 was a minor subdivision for private residential land. The Barthol subdivision proposes to carve out one acre from the eight-acre site for a family property. The board of supervisors asked for several conditions, one of which was relocating a driveway to provide better access to the property.

Supervisors gave their unanimous approval.

Allen board reveals plans for Rte. 329 intersection

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Allen Township Board of Supervisors discussed improvements to the intersection at Route 329 and Howertown Road during its meeting Feb. 27.

Concerned parties gathered at the Allen Township Fire Department’s social hall to voice their displeasure over warehouses proposed by Jaindl-Watson Land Company. The driving concern (pun intended) was increased traffic from trucks from a new proposed warehouse development.

Daugherty to run in Congressional race

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Rick Daugherty opened his Congressional campaign Feb. 23 with a gathering of supporters at Pie’s On Pizzeria in Catasauqua.

Daugherty is no stranger to the area. He lived in Catasauqua and graduated from Catasauqua High School in 1978. Daugherty was chairman of the Lehigh County Democratic Committee from 2006 to 2010. He was a district administrator for Congressman Paul McHale in 1994 and 1995. He ran for office twice against Charlie Dent.

Daugherty is seeking election to what is proposed as the 7th Congressional District.