Despite levity among the council, mayor and residents, serious matters were discussed at the Feb. 5 Bath Borough Council meeting.
One of the most important changes council has embraced in decades is the transition to having police services provided by Pennsylvania State Police.
Colonial Regional Police Department ends its coverage in January 2019.
Council President Mark Saginario announced that a town hall meeting is being planned for either April or May at the Bath Social Hall.
“We want to update the residents on the status of the police change,” Saginario said.
Northampton Borough Council addressed a number of complaints at its Feb. 1 meeting.
Candlewick Lane resident David Haberacker asked for an update on a fence he believes was constructed by an Allen Township property owner on Northampton Borough property. He had reported the problem to the borough office in September 2017.
Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst said he had contacted Allen Township Code Officer Michael Edelman, who told him an application for approval of the fence had been denied and that he would look into 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.
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.
The development is in the details.
David Jaindl, president and owner of Jaindl Land Company and representative of the Jaindl-Watson commercial development proposed at Route 329 and Seemsville Road in Allen Township, presented details of the project at the Northampton Area School District Board of Education meeting Feb. 12.
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 the Jan. 9 meeting of Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors, members continued a discussion on compensation for stuffing and mailing tax bills.
Secretary Alice Rehrig said the tax bills had to have been mailed by Feb. 1. Tax Collector Mary Louise Trexler has requested $1 per bill for stuffing the per capita tax bill. Berkheimer prints the bills, the tax collector stuffs the envelopes and the mailing is on school district equipment. In 1999, a resolution was passed that it is the tax collector’s job to collect the per capita and occupational taxes.
Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.
Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.
Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.