Northampton Borough Council this evening will weigh in on the $80.7 million Northampton Area Middle School project.
A favorable vote is expected to pave the way for the school district to solicit construction bids. The new school is projected to be open for the 2015 school year.
The borough planning commission last Wednesday concluded a series of hearings for the new middle school.
The Atlas Cement Memorial Museum hosted more than 3,466 visitors 2012.
This is believed to be the largest group of people visiting in the museum's history, it was announced at the annual meeting of the Atlas Cement Memorial Trust Dec. 3.
Based in a wing at the municipal building on Laubach Avenue, the museum is the only one of its kind in the United States. Its original artifacts include items from cement mills in the region, most notably the former Atlas Universal Cement Company in Northampton.
Tucked into a storefront in Northampton's historical district is a hair salon that feels like a chic Manhattan shoppe posing under a marquee touting Style ID.
"Our concept is to provide a unique style for each of our customers," said Janet Romanyshyn, the salon's owner and chief stylist. "Our prices are competitive and we provide a great experience."
The salon caters to professional women and men.
A dinner is held at Assumption BVM.
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.
The Lehigh Township Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
In somewhat of a surprise, Northampton Borough Manager Gene Zarayko at Thursday's borough council meeting unveiled plans for a $1.4 million bond issue that would pay for a host of capital projects.
Some of these, such as the repaving of Laubach Avenue from 23rd Street to Main Street, are long term.
The high school, an elementary school, community center, library and municipal building are located off Laubach Avenue, making it one of the most heavily traveled roads in the borough.
Photos from around the local area
· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m., Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua. Information: 610-264-0740.
· Duplicate Bridge, Invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.
· 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.
The $80.7-million Northampton Area Middle School project received good grades during a meeting attended by nearly 200 Dec. 6 in the Northampton Area High School auditorium.
Following a 30-minute presentation by district Superintendent Joseph Kovalchik and Michael Kelly, principal, KCBA architects, more than one dozen district residents who spoke were generally positive as they stepped up to the microphone.
Several residents urged the school board to vote for the building of a new swimming pool as part of the project.
On Monday, Dec. 3, Bath borough officials announced that the preliminary budget projects a 1-mill tax increase to pay for borough street and road projects.
"No one wants to do that [raise taxes], but the streets are in need of repairs," said borough President Robert Fields. He added, the money is strictly to be used to fix streets.
Council was to have voted whether to approve the budget at a special meeting Wednesday, Dec. 12.