Northampton Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Northampton talks winter weather, bridge plans

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough has agreed to take some responsibility for pedestrian traffic and winter snow and ice removal when a new Cementon-Northampton Bridge is erected and open to the public.

Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst has confirmed the borough’s public works department will remove snow and ice from the sidewalk, which will be 10 feet in width. He said the borough has a special piece of equipment with an attached snow plow to perform the task.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

THURSDAY 8

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

MONDAY 12

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 13

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

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

THURSDAY 1

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

MONDAY 5

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

TUESDAY 6

East Allen Township Municipal Authority meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Moore Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

WEDNESDAY 7

Rock-Lehigh Valley hearing delayed

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Group seeks amendment to allow logistics distribution center in E. Allen

At East Allen Township’s board of supervisors meeting July 25, Solicitor Joseph Piperato announced the township received a letter from Rock-Lehigh Valley LLC, a subsidiary of Rockefeller Group, extending its negotiations on a curative amendment.

The developer wants to put another structure on property owned by the airport on Willowbrook Road. The proposed structure was originally identified as a warehouse; East Allen Township decided to keep the existing zoning and not allow a warehouse on the property.

Ambulance corps details new service

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the June 12 East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting, Justine Huber, president of East Allen Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps, gave supervisors a status update. The organization is the only volunteer ambulance organization in the Lehigh Valley. Jon Kopishke is the captain of the corps.

The plus for local residents is the volunteer corps accepts the charges offered by the insurance company — no out-of-pocket costs.

Huber introduced a new service that will allow residents to use the service to move from the hospital to their home.

Traffic talk continues in Allen Township

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Supervisors consider more signage to keep trucks out of restricted areas

With a prior meeting hint that Allen Township might vote on the JW Development warehouse plan, the board of supervisors’ June 23 agenda instead addressed truck traffic, indicating supervisors might be looking at options to the JW Development plan. The land is zoned properly, so any codifications would need to be around the conditions of the plan.

Everyone in Allen Township seems to have had at least one encounter with a FedEx Ground tandem or its equivalent buzzing along Savage Road.