Northampton Press

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

MARCH

THURSDAY 8

Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

MONDAY 12

Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

TUESDAY 13

Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Borough’s residential rental ordinance expected March 15

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Northampton Borough Council is expected to look at a new revision of a proposed residential rental ordinance regulating rental properties in the borough at the March 15 council workshop meeting.

Councilman Robert McHale confirmed to council members at the March 1 meeting that revisions are being made in response to input from residents and property owners at a special Jan. 18 meeting.

Among the comments at that meeting were that the ordinance draft on the table at the time included overregulation and burdensome and unnecessary fees.

Phoebe Ministries to purchase real estate of Rodale

Friday, March 2, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Senior services organization plans first wellness-focused independent living project in the region

Upon the sale of its business to Hearst in January, the Rodale family was committed to ensuring that its property, nearly 40 acres in Emmaus, would be put to use in a way that would continue to enhance the community and support health and wellness in the region. With that in mind, Rodale and Phoebe Ministries have entered into an agreement of sale that will transform the Rodale corporate campus into a new wellness-focused residential destination for people ages 62 and older.

Allen board reveals plans for Rte. 329 intersection

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Allen Township Board of Supervisors discussed improvements to the intersection at Route 329 and Howertown Road during its meeting Feb. 27.

Concerned parties gathered at the Allen Township Fire Department’s social hall to voice their displeasure over warehouses proposed by Jaindl-Watson Land Company. The driving concern (pun intended) was increased traffic from trucks from a new proposed warehouse development.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in Local News

MARCH

THURSDAY 1

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 5

Bath Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 215 E. Main St.

TUESDAY 6

East Allen Township Municipal Authority meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Moore Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

Daugherty to run in Congressional race

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Rick Daugherty opened his Congressional campaign Feb. 23 with a gathering of supporters at Pie’s On Pizzeria in Catasauqua.

Daugherty is no stranger to the area. He lived in Catasauqua and graduated from Catasauqua High School in 1978. Daugherty was chairman of the Lehigh County Democratic Committee from 2006 to 2010. He was a district administrator for Congressman Paul McHale in 1994 and 1995. He ran for office twice against Charlie Dent.

Daugherty is seeking election to what is proposed as the 7th Congressional District.

Moore Township supervisors approve new truck purchase

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

In a 3-0 vote, Moore Township Board of Supervisors agreed at the Feb. 6 meeting to purchase a 2018 GMC 3500 utility body pickup truck. The truck is a 4x4 with an electric lift gate. The cost, which is budgeted, is about $50,000.

Police Chief Gary West reported 297 incidents in January. There was one arrest for marijuana possession, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

The fire department reported there were 535 total calls for 2017. During January 2018, there were 35 fire calls.

East Allen Twp. board is questioned on Jaindl plan

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Supervisors say presentation by developer has not been scheduled

At East Allen Township’s regular meeting Feb. 22, residents took to the microphone to comment about the proposed Jaindl warehouse project along Seemsville Road. The project was presented to Northampton Area School District and included relocating portions of Seemsville Road.

Robert Bysher explained his frustrations with the location of the warehouses and the impact on the community.

Allen board hears discord over proposal

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Residents reminded land is zoned for Jaindl plan;

Jaindl-Watson Land Company came before the Allen Township Board of Supervisors Feb. 27 to discuss details on its warehouse proposal. They ran into a buzz saw from the hundred or so interested parties that are opposed to more warehouses in the area.

Solicitor B. Lincoln Treadwell explained the process.

Before the public comment part of the meeting, Treadwell explained to the audience that the land is zoned for this use.