Mission Possible is sponsoring a community Christmas caroling event 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at Uptown Park on Main Street in Northampton. The group consists of members from three Northampton churches — Grace United Church of Christ, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ and Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.
The caroling will be led by a community chorus comprised of volunteers with a passion for singing. Music will be provided.
Anyone interested in providing instrumental accompaniment is encouraged to participate. Instrumentalists are asked to bring their own music.
At the Dec. 3 Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting, a 2020 budget discussion was listed near the end of the agenda. It was already a long meeting and was further lengthened by budget talks.
Township Manager Nicholas Steiner presented elements of the budget. Steiner noted the township faces many needed upgrades in numerous areas of its operations.
Steiner appealed for a 2-mill tax hike for 2020. The current rate is 4 mills.
The hike for the median assessed property will raise taxes $112 per year.
State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, and state Reps. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and Peter Schweyer, D-22nd, announced the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has awarded a total of $190,000 to Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and Bethlehem City in recreation and conservation grants through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2), specifically for trail projects.
Keystone Cement Company agreed to meet with East Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors Dec. 18. The meeting’s intent is to clarify the company’s plans for its operations.
The company was recently purchased by Giant Cement Company and applied for a Department of Environmental Protection permit to continue local operations. Both areas were concerns for local residents.
Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.
East Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.
Northampton Area School District Board of Education 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.