Kathy Novogratz, of Northampton, knew a few things: She knew she loved her town. She knew she wanted to see it grow and become a vibrant center for commerce and community. And she also knew she’d need help if she wanted to see her dreams realized.
“A few years ago, we were sitting on my back porch in the summer by the fire and waxing about the town and how much we loved it,” she said. “We sat there by the fire pit, year after year, and nothing happened. So we decided we have to do something about it.”
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.
Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.
Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.
Bath Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.
At Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors meeting Aug. 13, developer David Jaindl and his team received final approval for a six-warehouse configuration along a new stretch of Seemsville Road. Supervisor Dale Hassler cast the only negative vote.
“I think it is immoral that this development is going in,” he said.
Although none of the supervisors appeared pleased with the outcome, the proposed development was, in fact, allowed on the property. The township’s job was to make the project as pleasant as possible and to use the land as efficiently as possible.
Bath Borough Council’s recent history includes making tough decisions to improve the borough. The council’s public safety committee plans to serve up another potentially difficult decision.
The committee is formulating a plan for council to vote on the installation of parking meters in the historic business district.
After the Aug. 5 meeting, Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito said, “The committee is in a very early stage of the process.”
At this point, the majority of the business community seems to favor parking meters, according to Reginelli-Mirabito.
The borough of North Catasauqua has arranged a public memorial service to honor the life and work of the late Chief of Police Kim Moyer, who died suddenly July 13 at the age of 68.
Moyer served with the North Catasauqua Police Department for 45 years, acting as police chief for 40 years. According to the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office, Moyer died of natural causes.
Northampton Borough and Allen Township are expected to reach an agreement on the intermunicipal sewer contract at the Aug. 15 meeting of Northampton Borough Council.
Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst noted the legal wording for the new contract is being finalized by the solicitors for both entities — Atty. Steven Goudsouzian for the borough and Atty. Lincoln Treadwell for the township.
Both municipalities met more than two weeks ago, during which time most of the issues were resolved.