In an effort to streamline the process and penalty of a homeowner for a variety of transgressions, Bath Borough Council enacted a quality of life ordinance at its June 1 council meeting.
Under a typical quality of life ordinance, a number of conditions on a property are subject to a monetary fine, including nuisance remediation. These include conditions that constitute a danger or potential danger to the health, safety or welfare of citizens of the municipality or causes blighting of a neighborhood.
(Please note that, as some municipal buildings remain closed to the public at this time, these meetings may be available via teleconference.)
Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.
Bath Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.
Derek Richline is a member of the Northampton Area High School’s Class of 2020 and was a high honors student for three years. He belongs to a proud fourth-generation Bath family with a keen interest in education.
As Richline transitions out of high school, he is very happy and looks forward to his next educational endeavor. He will begin fall studies at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla. His major is aerospace engineering.
Northampton Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst informed borough council, during its June 4 teleconferenced meeting, food will be available at no cost 1:30-2:30 p.m. June 11 in the parking lot of Northampton Recreation Center, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive.
Brobst reported Northampton County Department of Community and Economic Development, led by coordinator Tina Smith, will have a refrigerated truck packed with food for distribution to the public, free of charge.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported, as of June 9, the statewide total of COVID-19 cases is 76,436.
There are 459,248 patients who have tested negative to date. The statewide number of deaths is 6,014.
In Northampton County, 3,175 positive cases and 16,563 negative cases have been reported.
In Lehigh County, 3,890 positive cases and 17,048 negative cases have been reported.
As of June 1, Lehigh and Northampton counties were among the last 10 counties still in the red phase, all of which are expected to be moved to yellow June 5.
In order to instill confidence in our communities, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce has created the Vow of the Valley campaign, encouraging business owners and employees to join together in agreeing to take extra, virus-mitigating care in their establishments to ensure staff and returning customers are confident, safe and secure.
Bath Borough Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito, Bath Borough Council members, Bath American Legion Post 470, Bath Fire Department, family, friends and neighbors saluted Bath resident Martin Dobis in celebration of his 95th birthday May 30.
A surprise mini-parade by his home on Main Street greeted Dobis, a decorated World War II veteran.
Beth Beers, Dobis’ daughter, along with several others, helped organize the event.
When asked if her father saw combat, Beers said, “He had four or five beach landings in the Philippines during the war. He was in a lot of combat.”
At its regular meeting May 28, East Allen Township Board of Supervisors agreed to move forward with the summer camp program at Bicentennial Park.
Camp is slated to start June 29 for six weeks until the first week in August. Frantz wants to target the 7- to 10-year-old age group.
The cost is higher than previous years, and there are fewer benefits due to the coronavirus pandemic. Keeping the costs down was necessary because only half of the usual number of campers will be permitted. There will be no field trips or special guests this year.
In light of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in the custody of a Minnesota police officer, Lehigh Valley residents took to the streets in Bethlehem May 30. Participants marched for Floyd, for other black police brutality victims and for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Activists Matty Fall, J.C. Lustre Villanueva and Michael Henriquez led the march, which gathered at the Rose Garden 3 p.m.