Contractors could be on the site of the former Tama Manufacturing Company to begin major renovations by spring.
The Northampton Borough Planning Commission voted last Wednesday in favor of converting the three-story structure into apartments.
Before Pat and Dan Donnelly, of Middletown, N.J., can begin work on the property located in the 1700 block of Main and Franklin streets, borough council must give its consent. A vote by borough lawmakers could take place within the next several weeks.
The Northampton Borough Municipal Authority (NBMA) has played a major role in the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge replacement project.
NBMA will replace an existing 12-inch water main on the old steel-grate bridge. The new foot-long ductile iron pipe water main will span approximately 1,200 feet across the Lehigh River.
The NBMA reports the new water main is part of the bridge replacement contract by HRI Inc., State College, the general contractor for the project.
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.
Northampton Area School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor boardroom of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.
A Moore Township youth who proposed an Eagle Scout project in the area of the former Northampton Borough Animal Shelter will have to await a decision from Northampton Borough Council.
Brad Fekula, 16, a Life Scout with Troop 62 of Berlinsville, made his second appearance before council on Thursday asking if the borough has granted approval for his project. It involves creating a dog park by constructing a kiosk, planting trees and perhaps adding a bench on the site, located near the borough's waste water treatment plant and behind the borough's fire station.
Northampton Borough Council was informed at its recent meeting that the decision not to carry WNEP-TV 16 in its line-up by Service Electric Cable TV & Communications was not their doing, but that of ABC-TV network.
Tim Himmelwright, a Service Electric communications and public affairs official, said the Allentown-based cable company is doing all it can so that Channel 16 could be restored for its viewers. RCN Cable TV has also dropped Channel 16 from its line-up because of the ABC-TV edict.
· Woman's Club of Catasauqua meeting – noon, Old Country Buffet, 1245 Whitehall Ave Whitehall.
· East Allen Township spring sports sign-ups – 6-7:30 p.m., East Allen Township Municipal Building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd. Information: Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961 or 484-239-2090.
· Civil War Discussion Group – 6:30 p.m., Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Open to the public. Information: Dick Stewart at 610-261-4331.
Kristin and Matt Eberhardt, of Northampton, welcomed a daughter, Hannah Madison Eberhardt, into the world Dec. 26, 2012. She weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 20 inches long. The grandparents are Dennis and Frieda Eberhardt, of Northampton, Patricia and Harry Downs. of Toms River, N.J., and Wayne Stump. of Cookstown, N.J.
Photos of Girl Scout cookie pickup.
Property owners in Northampton Area School District face a 3.14-percent tax hike, based on the preliminary 2013-14 general fund NASD budget unveiled at Monday night's school board meeting.
Based on the NASD average assessment of $57,376.49, property owners would see their school tax bill rise from $2,676.61 to $2,767.84. This represents an increase of $91.23, annually; $7.60, monthly, and $1.75, weekly.
The 2013-14 NASD general fund budget calls for expenditures of $89,287,609 and revenues of $84,974,699, with a deficit of $4,312,910.