Det. Ed Hartman was the guest speaker at the Whitehall Township Crime Watch meeting Sept. 22. This was the concluding meeting for their "Taking Citizens through a DUI Arrest" theme.
Hartman, a graduate of Whitehall High School and Penn State University, was a police officer in the Upper Saucon Township area for 30 years and, while there, ran crime watch meetings. Currently, he works with District Attorney James B. Martin at Lehigh County's Central Booking Center.
The property at 224 W. Main St. has been on the minds and agenda of Bath Borough Council for years.
At the Oct. 6 meeting, council discussed options regarding the abandoned half-double building.
Council President Robert Fields said it would cost approximately $30,000 to tear down the building and fix up the adjourning building.
"It looks like it's a pretty good price," he said.
Councilwoman Jennifer George disagreed with Fields.
The Oct. 6 Bath Borough Council is keeping a rental property ordinance on the table.
The enacting of a rental property ordinance has been in the examination stages for the past few months. This ordinance would include inspections, fees and possibly higher rent and taxes.
David Longenbach, a Bath landlord, asked council why it was considering such an ordinance.