Northampton Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Borough, Allen come to agreement on sewer rates

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Council votes to approve ordinance; wastewater issues still to be resolved

The impasse over sewer rates between Northampton Borough and Allen Township has been resolved.

Borough council adopted legislation to resolve the long-standing issue at its Oct. 3 meeting. The unanimous vote approved an ordinance that has borough and township property owners on the same page regarding the rates.

Townhouse complex proposed for Atlas Road in Allen Twp.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Planning commission has list of concerns, changes; engineer to discuss with developer

Hanover Group Builders sent their engineer, Derrick Herman, to the Allen Township Planning Commission meeting Sept. 16. The developer proposed a four-unit townhouse complex along Atlas Road near its intersection with Savage Road.

The vacant parcel is zoned for high-density residential applications but does present problems.

As township Manager Ilene Eckhart pointed out, there is a mass of uniquely divided parcels on the proposed site, some of which have no designated owners. An existing alleyway is one of the parcels without ownership credentials.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 10

Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

MONDAY 14

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.

TUESDAY 15

East Allen Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 7 p.m., as needed, in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by ED PANY ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Local News

Michael A. Haberle

Mr. Michael Haberle was reared in Nazareth, graduating from Nazareth High School in 1978, where he was co-captain of the Nazareth High School football team, which won the 1977 Colonial League championship. He played both halfback and linebacker. The team was coached by Jim Evanko. Mike also played center field for the baseball team.

Allen supervisors OK Oak Lane water line upgrade

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Fire chief says pressure affects firefighting equipment; work set for March

At the Allen Township Board of Supervisors’ regular meeting Sept. 24, supervisors approved moving forward with plans to upgrade Bethlehem Water Authority lines to improve water pressure for residents at the top of the hill on Oak Lane and residences in Drexel Heights.

According to Dale Hassler, township supervisor and fire chief, water pressure at the top of Oak Lane is lower than he would like.

“It is not a major problem for homeowners because they don’t have high pressure requirements, but it does affect the firefighting apparatus,” he said.

Seeking home for howitzer

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Sale of VFW building means Army weapon must move

One of the matters discussed at the Sept. 19 Northampton Borough Council meeting was the future of the U.S. Army howitzer gunnery weapon located at the former Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 building, 1204 Main St.

Abra Development, Whitehall, acquired the building in July for $185,000, according to records in the Northampton County Recorder of Deeds office.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 3

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

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

MONDAY 7

Bath Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.

TUESDAY 8

Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

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