Northampton Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Zoners approve conversion of Catholic War Vets building

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Northampton Borough Zoning Hearing Board has given its approval for the conversion of the former Catholic War Veterans Post 454 building at 14th and Washington streets into apartments.

Appearing at a Dec. 14, 2017, zoning board hearing, MGMI Holding Company representative Manny Makhoul and his attorney, Ronald Corkery, applied for a variance because the property does not have the number of parking spaces required by the borough’s zoning ordinance in an R-3 residential district.

Borough council approves 2018 budget

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Northampton’s new rental ordinance expected to be presented this month

A resolution giving final approval to the $6.3 million 2018 budget for Northampton Borough passed by a unanimous vote at borough council’s Dec. 21, 2017, meeting. The proposed spending plan had been presented to council by borough Manager LeRoy Brobst at council’s Dec. 7, 2017, workshop.

Following the passing of that resolution, an ordinance fixing the tax rate for borough residents was also approved. Both votes were unanimous.

Drawing for donations

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Borough resident uses

While many Lehigh Valley children were drafting their Christmas wish lists for Santa, young Lyla Schneck was brainstorming about how she could help other people during the holiday season.

When she hit on the idea of using her art talent, she discussed it with her mother. She is the daughter of Ashley Davis and Ryan Schneck, of Northampton.

“I did these pictures. Do you think people would give some type of food that I could take to the food bank if I make them a picture?” she asked her mother.

Lehigh Township supervisors pass 2018 budget

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Millage rate set at same 5.7-mill rate; Grove, Holden attend last meeting

A $4,896,115 budget was passed at the Dec. 12 Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors meeting. The millage rate remains as it has for several years — at 5.7 mills.

Supervisor Chairman Darryl Snover thanked Dell Grove and Blaine Holden for their service as supervisors. This was their last meeting. Holden thanked everyone who came to the meetings during the 10 months he served on the board.

“I sat where you sit, and it is a very businesslike event. I wanted to see how things were done. There is a great sense of community. I read every township covered in the papers,” he said.


Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Local News



Allen Township Board of Supervisors holds a reorganization meeting 6 p.m. at the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Bath Borough Council holds a reorganization meeting 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 215 E. Main St.

Moore Township Board of Supervisors holds a reorganization meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

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