At the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors workshop meeting July 10, Solicitor Joseph Piperato addressed the agenda item for the Rock-Lehigh Valley LLC hearing scheduled for July 29.
The hearing is a legal challenge by Rockefeller Development to change the board of supervisors’ ruling on a zoning change. Rock-Lehigh Valley is a subsidiary of Rockefeller.
A local politician will soon trade in his office suit for combat boots.
State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, announced recently he will deploy to the Middle East this fall to help fight terrorism and secure international peace.
“I’m going to pick up the call to duty,” said Mako, 30, of Lehigh Township.
At Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors meeting July 9, supervisors reviewed the final plan proposal for JW Development’s warehouse project off Seemsville Road. The township’s planning commission recommended acceptance.
The project will have five warehouses in the first phase and a sixth in the second phase. The last warehouse is coordinated with the construction of a related project dubbed Liberty Commerce Center in Northampton Industrial Park. The complex is being developed by Liberty Property Trust.
Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.
Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.
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.
Prior to the July 8 Bath Borough Council meeting, a celebration was held for the anniversary of police services provided by Pennsylvania State Police for Bath Borough. The event, which took place at borough hall, had light food and refreshments.
In attendance were Bath Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito, council President Mark Saginario, the rest of council, three members of PSP Troop M, Bethlehem — Lt. Dennis Long, Sgt. Brian Roberts and Trooper Nathan Branosky — and numerous residents. Branosky is also assisting with the development of the Bath Neighborhood Watch.
Mr. Jim Berger was raised in Leesport, graduating from Schuylkill Valley High School in 1985.
After school, at age 14, he worked at the Leesport Cattle Auction, recalling, “I enjoyed working with the cattle as a youth. I even milked cows on a relative’s farm.”
Upon graduation, he was employed full time at Leesport.
Later, he studied masonry at Berks County Vo-Tech; as a result, Jim was hired by Ken Short Construction to do brick and block work.
His cement career started Feb. 13, 1989, at Evansville, which is today Lehigh Heidelberg.
Even though it’s the midst of summer, the Community Education Program in Northampton Area School District is being planned for the fall.
The Northampton Area School District Board of Education voted unanimously 9-0 at the July 15 meeting, at the recommendation of the administration, to approve the program with Sandra Bischof continuing as program coordinator for the 2019-20 school year.
The vote included approval of anticipated classes, instructors and stipends. Community education classes are not held during the summer when district schools are closed.