Northampton Press

Friday, February 22, 2019

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

THURSDAY 3

East Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

MONDAY 7

Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Bath Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 121 S. Walnut St.

East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

TUESDAY 8

East Allen seeking photos for its website

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

East Allen Township redesigned its website; now it looks like all the other municipality websites. Who knew East Allen Township only had four pictures? There is a need to make the website look East Allen-ish.

Here’s an idea — have a contest for residents to send in pictures! Township Manager Brent Green is taking credit for the idea, but there is some suspicion that others may be involved.

The idea is to have pictures that not only depict the beauty of the township, but change with the seasons.

People pictures — good.

Backyard views — good.

Police chief to review borough’s handicapped parking spaces

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough Council gave approval for Police Chief Bryan Kadingo to conduct a street-by-street review of handicapped parking spaces throughout the borough during the Dec. 6, 2018, council meeting.

This review is to ensure that these special parking spots are properly marked and valid. In an effort to remove unnecessary signage in the future, Kadingo sought the consent from borough lawmakers for such a survey. Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst said he placed the matter on council’s agenda after the solicitor’s recommendation that council take action on the issue.

Borough holds line on taxes

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Council OKs $6.3 million spending plan

Northampton Borough Council unanimously adopted the 2019 budget during its meeting Dec. 20. The $6,311,320 spending plan retains the 10-mill property tax level.

For properties assessed at $50,000, with a $100,000 appraisal, the tax is $500. Properties with a $100,000 assessment, and a $200,000 appraised value, carry a $1,000 real estate tax.