Police Chief Douglas Kish presented Catasauqua Borough Police Officers Donald Stratton and Scott Rothrock with the Combat Cross, a merit award for action taken Feb. 23, 2015, against an armed suspect. The presentation was made at the April 4 meeting of Catasauqua Borough Council.
At the supervisors meeting April 28, East Allen Township Manager Deborah Seiple indicated the township was not aware of any proposals for airport-owned property in the township. A local resident asked supervisors to confirm rumors Rockefeller Group had acquired 156 acres of land in the township.
“At this point, you have more information than we do. There have been no proposals presented, and we have not been in contact with anyone from the developer,” Seiple said.
At the April 14 East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting, supervisors heard updates from account managers who handle the township’s pension and health accounts.
Township Manager Deborah Seiple set up the sessions.
“We need to look at where we are and what options we have as we get ready to set up next year’s budget,” Seiple said.
At the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting March 24, Chairman Roger Unangst asked the township’s engineer to develop a plan to restrict trucks on major roadways. He specifically cited Bullshead Road as a top priority.
The action is taken in response to an agreement reached between Allen Township and Rockefeller Group to develop a one-million-square-foot warehouse on Willowbrook Road. The prime tenant for the warehouse is FedEx Ground Services.
At its workshop session March 9, East Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors discussed the way complaints are handled within the township. Chairman Roger Unangst intimated his concern that instances are not properly addressed, alluding to a resident’s complaint presented last month.
“I think these things can be handled better if we have a way to review complaints,” he said.
At the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting Feb. 25, a larger-than-normal turnout was disappointed in action taken by the township to delay addressing complaints by a local resident, Debra Seigle, in her efforts to rehab an abandoned bungalow at 5558 Old Carriage Road.
“The complaints were wide ranging, and we want to investigate,” Chairman Roger Unangst said.
Unangst was not present at the Feb. 10 board of supervisors meeting.
Township Solicitor Joseph Piperato indicated the tape of the meeting was being transcribed.
East Allen Township Board of Supervisors had an abbreviated agenda for its meeting Feb. 10. After the board addressed a few routine measures, Debra Seigle, of 5558 Old Carriage Road, took center stage to address her woes in working with the township and Codemasters, the township’s building code enforcement agency.
Seigle, who says she lives on a limited budget, is working to restore a dilapidated 1950s bungalow perched on a riverbank, a car’s width from Old Carriage Road. The house has two bedrooms and an outhouse. All the limited plumbing and wiring were vandalized.
David Harte, vice president of Business Development for Pennsylvania Venture Capital, surprised East Allen Township Board of Supervisors at the end of the Jan. 28 meeting, stating, “We did not have enough interest in Farmhouse Mews; it was too expensive.
“We propose to build a personal care facility. It is something we know and understand how to do well,” Harte said.
The developer’s vision for the project includes the personal care facility and a future medical office building.
At East Allen Township Board of Supervisors’ regular meeting Jan. 13, the board made a change to its zoning ordinance requiring that any warehousing applications in the township require an appearance before the board. Supervisors are concerned with the amount of truck traffic in the township and the impact from the FedEx hub in neighboring Allen Township.
International shipping giant FedEx has approvals from Allen Township to build a one-million-square-foot warehouse along Willowbrook Road for its ground operations.
Scott Muller and Sean Policelli from Gilmore and Associates, Inc., an engineering and consulting firm, asked East Allen Township to review a proposal that would allow the expansion of Valley View subdivision along Hanoverville Road.
Most of the expansion would be in East Allen with a portion of the project in Hanover Township, Northampton County.