Lehigh Township Police Chief Scott Fogel presented department commendations to several of his officers at the June 13 supervisors meeting. He said it is his favorite thing about his job.
The commendations go to those officers who have demonstrated their skill and dedication during a specific incident, Fogel said.
In April, Officer Peterson Myrthil showed exemplary community relations skill and effort. He is the newest full-time officer and has displayed an acute ability to relate to the community, Fogel said.
Community education is alive and well — and profitable — in Northampton Area School District.
Yet, it wasn’t always so.
Less than a decade ago, the community education program was hemorrhaging money, and some on the NASD Board of Education were in favor of scrapping it.
At the July 17 board meeting, school directors voted 9-0, at the recommendation of the administration, for continuation of the community education program, with Margaret Schell as its coordinator, at a stipend of $4,053.70 for the 2017-18 school.
Dr. Nicholas Gidosh has been a busy man since walking the halls of Whitehall High School. Gidosh, who was featured in a previous Whitehall-Coplay Press article in October 2016, is an optometry professional at Lehigh Valley Eye Care Associates in Allentown. Gidosh has broadened his area of care in recent months after spending time in Philadelphia, Las Vegas and China to help spread knowledge and treatment for those in need.
At the July 3 Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting, Chairman David Tashner, when asked by The Press for an update on Bath Borough’s request for possible police coverage provided by Moore Township Police Department, said, “Nothing — no contact or meetings.”
Secretary/Treasurer Richard Gable shook his head and agreed, “No contact.”
With the huge FedEx Ground distribution hub construction continuing off Willowbrook Road, including widening parts of the once-rural road and adding large berms alongside it, the matter of traffic lights is now being addressed by Allen Township Board of Supervisors.
The five-member board agreed there are three key intersections on Willowbrook Road that will handle a major hike in vehicle traffic, including trucks, once FedEx is operating.
Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.
Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
Moore Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.
In an effort to get its finances in order, Bath Borough Council voted 7-0 to end its 20-plus-year relationship with Colonial Regional Police Department.
CRPD Chief Roy Seiple and other officers were present for the July 12 vote. After the vote, they filed out of council chambers.
Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.
Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.
Bath Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 215 E. Main St.