At East Allen Township’s regular meeting Feb. 22, residents took to the microphone to comment about the proposed Jaindl warehouse project along Seemsville Road. The project was presented to Northampton Area School District and included relocating portions of Seemsville Road.
Robert Bysher explained his frustrations with the location of the warehouses and the impact on the community.
Jaindl-Watson Land Company came before the Allen Township Board of Supervisors Feb. 27 to discuss details on its warehouse proposal. They ran into a buzz saw from the hundred or so interested parties that are opposed to more warehouses in the area.
Solicitor B. Lincoln Treadwell explained the process.
Before the public comment part of the meeting, Treadwell explained to the audience that the land is zoned for this use.
Jason Smith and Pam Kemecsy, of Hanover Engineering, presented an overview of Pennsylvania’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program at East Allen Township’s meeting Feb. 14. The standard DEP presentation for MS4 lasts around four hours; Smith highlighted everything effectively in 12 minutes.
At its regular meeting Feb. 14, East Allen Township Board of Supervisors listened to options for rebuilding Monocacy Drive. The residential road is reportedly in poor shape. With a couple of supervisors within eyesight of the road, it is getting scrutiny.
The challenge outlined by township Engineer James Milot is that the substructure is in bad shape.
“We could mill the existing surface and pave over the road to make it nice and smooth, but we can’t predict when it will need to be reworked,” he said. “The other option is to rebuild the subsurface and then pave the road.”
On Feb. 6, Pauline (Pidstawski) Takacs took a breather from her stay at the Renaissance Assisted Living facility in Northampton to celebrate her 100th birthday, surrounded by family and friends.
Takacs is a lifelong resident of Northampton and the oldest resident at the assisted living center, 1001 Washington Ave. Her parents, Harry and Anna Pidstawski, emigrated from the Ukraine in 1911. Pauline is one of seven children.
At its meeting Jan. 25, East Allen Township Board of Supervisors made a few adjustments to the job description for a township manager and then authorized advertising the position. The goal is to have applications available in time for the Feb. 14 meeting.
“It’s going to be a long meeting on a day when I should be home with my wife,” Chairman Roger Unangst said.
As for the changes, the board wants to see a demarcation on the township manager’s role in projects. The goal is to define when a township manager needs to turn over coordination of a project.
In 1992, Mark Mazziotta’s sister, Marie Annette, was diagnosed with breast cancer.
“We started an event to support the families hurt by this disease,” Mazziotta said of a fundraiser held at his restaurant, Potts Doggie Shop, 2428 Cherryville Road, Northampton. “This is our 20th event.”
Marie died in 2006.
“My sister had six kids, and she passed away at 52,” Mazziotta said.
A Catasauqua Borough police vehicle was involved in a crash Jan. 13 at Second and Pine streets.
According to Police Chief Douglas Kish, a Jeep traveling southbound on Second Street pulled abruptly out onto Pine Street. The driver may have missed the stop sign at the intersection, Kish said, adding the police car had nowhere to go.
Kish indicated any accident involving a police vehicle is investigated by Pennsylvania State Police.
Shannon Calluori, of Codemasters, East Allen Township’s third-party officials for building inspections, asked supervisors for changes to the township’s building codes during the board’s Jan. 2 meeting. She requested that the board look at the overview she provided.
A serious head-on collision occurred just before 5 a.m. Jan. 8 on Airport Road. The accident occurred on the bridge overpass between Hanoverville Road and Colony Drive in East Allen Township.
Medical helicopters were seen circling the area shortly after the accident.
Local reports indicated three people were seriously injured, but it was not confirmed by Pennsylvania State Police. The vehicles at the scene appeared to be a Ford pickup truck and a car.
A portion of Airport Road was closed until around noon.