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Rap of the gavel

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 18

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

The Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

The Moore Township Recreation Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

MONDAY 22

Northampton Area School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor boardroom of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Bath to keep Colonial Regional Police

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by NELSON QUIÑONES Special to The Press in Local News

Bath Borough officials renewed police contract services with the Colonial Regional Police Department at a cost of $372,000 during council's meeting last month.

The decision came after a lengthy discussion at the August meeting with Colonial Regional Police Department Chief Roy Seiple.

Bath officials wanted to compare Colonial Regional to the Moore Township Police Department, which submitted a bid of $352,000 to protect the borough. The $20,000 difference prompted borough officials to invite the police departments to discuss the police services with the borough.

Happenings

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 18

· 64th Annual Jack Frost Parade – 7 p.m., through Northampton. Sponsored by Northampton Exchange Club. Rain date Oct. 25. Information: Linda at 610-625-8886.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Zumba classes – 7-8 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, Hokendauqua. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.

Solutions to sewage issue sought

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The requirement for public water and sewer for 75 acres along Route 145 was discussed at the Oct. 9 Lehigh Township supervisors meeting.

The sewers are required but were not in the most recent Act 537 plan approved by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Larry Turoscy of Lehigh Engineering asked what can be done. The land is zoned general commercial.

Turoscy's office and the Hills of Greenock received permission to extend the sewer. However, the DEP will not allow further permitting because it discovered it was not in the plan.

Property taxes to go up in borough

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton residents, who own homes, along with commercial and industrial property owners, are likely to pay more taxes in 2013.

The borough, which was unable to keep the lid on the property tax rate, officials announced last week.

"Real estate taxes will be increased next year," said borough Manager Gene Zarayko, who burned the midnight oil while putting together the proposed budget.

Most likely, council will review the tentative spending plan at the second of its two monthly meetings in November.

Farm bureau honors Congressman Dent

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, was recently honored with The Friend of the Farm Bureau Award for consistently voting in favor of the farming community.

"The award recognizes those members of congress who support policies that help farmers obtain profitability with less regulatory interference and increase demand for U.S. products through new uses and enhanced trade opportunities," said Arland Schantz, governmental relations director for the Lehigh County Farm Bureau.

Blessed

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Sue Koren of Northampton holds Summer as Deacon Thomas Reimer sprinkles the dog with holy water during the blessing of the animals Sunday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay. Dressed in her Sunday finest, the 15-month-old Yorkie was one of many dogs to attend the ceremony on the church lawn.