Northampton Press

Saturday, June 24, 2017

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

THURSDAY 22

East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

MONDAY 26

Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Moore Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

TUESDAY 27

Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

East Allen approves St. Luke’s extension request

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

One particular item on the agenda of the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting June 14 was a matter of some concern. The St. Luke’s Patient Center, on Route 512, requested another extension to complete its project. Township Manager Deborah Seiple introduced the item, stating St. Luke’s has requested several extensions for nearly two years. The facility is operational and accepting patients.

Nate Johnson, a project coordinator from St. Luke’s, addressed the situation.

Fuller land project is scaled back

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Borough planners are told 11 homes are included in updated proposal

An earlier projection by Fuller Family Trust to erect 67 homes on the Willow Brook Golf Course has been pared to 11 single-family dwellings on large 7,500-square-foot lots, and the new plan went before Northampton Borough Planning Commission June 14.

This scaled-back plan, which would have access off Howertown Road, is part of a more ambitious project that calls for 164 homes to be built in adjoining North Catasauqua — proposed mainly as an active adult, 55-and-older community.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

THURSDAY 15

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

MONDAY 19

Bath Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 215 E. Main St.

Lehigh Township Recreation Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

Horner’s Cemetery gets historical marker

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

On Sunday, a historical marker for Horner’s Cemetery was dedicated at 4965 Nor-Bath Blvd., Route 329, between Bath and Northampton in East Allen Township.

The sign reads: “1745 Horner’s Cemetery, oldest in Northampton County, located in the center of Craig’s Scotch-Irish Settlement in Northampton Co. Interred here are the founders of Bath and Northampton, along with Allen and E. Allen Townships. The last interment was in 1946.”

School board adopts final budget

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

2.99-percent increase equates to average of $90 in additional annual taxes

Northampton Area School District Board of Directors has adopted the 2017-18 final general fund budget, which calls for a 2.99-percent tax hike.

Based on the NASD 2016 average assessment of $58,094, which comprises 60 percent of district residences, the property tax bill increases from $2,976.74 to $3,065.62, or $88.88 more annually, $7.41 more monthly and $1.71 more weekly.

The 2.99-percent tax hike increases millage by 1.53 mills from the 2016-17 millage of 51.24 mills to 52.77 mills for the 2017-18 district general fund budget.