A potential roadblock has been cleared for the relocation of Seemsville Road and other improvements in East Allen Township, an important aspect of the Northampton Business Center Land Development Plan, also known as the Jaindl-Watson Development, or JW Development.
At their regular meeting Nov. 19, Allen Township Planning Commission members reviewed and approved changes to the township’s zoning map. The latest map is the culmination of nearly two years of effort by the commission and township Manager Ilene Eckhart.
Commissioners reviewed the plan at previous meetings and adjusted specific details. Approval was expected. The plan will be forwarded to Allen Township Board of Supervisors and is expected to be reviewed at its December meeting.
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli will not seek another term as district attorney in 2019. Morganelli is currently Pennsylvania’s most senior district attorney and has served as president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association. Morganelli’s current term does not end until Dec. 31, 2019.
Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.
Bath Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.
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.
The issuance of a second bond to continue financing the Lehigh Elementary School project is under consideration.
The board of education and administrators of Northampton Area School District have been briefed on the plan by Jamie Doyle, managing director of PFM Financial Advisors LLC, the district’s financial consulting firm.
The project for the new elementary school, to be built on the expanded property of the old school along Blue Mountain Drive, Lehigh Township, has a construction cost of $25,535,000 and a project cost of $35,788,356.
Rick Molchany, Lehigh County director of general services, said the ongoing construction of the Coplay-Northampton Bridge is on schedule.
The concrete span in progress over the Lehigh River replaces the 1930s-era bridge, which was deemed dangerous. Motorists now use either the Cementon-Northampton Bridge or the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge to traverse between communities on both sides of the river.
Moore Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
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, Walnutport.
Lehigh Township Planning Commission meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.