Northampton Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 5

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 9

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 10

East Allen Twp. joins regional planning effort

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

East Allen Township Board of Supervisors took a risk at its meeting Aug. 22 and backed joining a proposed regional comprehensive planning group that includes Hanover Township (Lehigh County) and North Catasauqua and Catasauqua boroughs. The River Central Comprehensive Plan would combine the municipalities and allow them to work together for future planning.

Most municipalities must follow the Municipal Planning Code set by the state. Under the MPC provisions, every conceivable business must have a defined location in a municipality.

Council does not vote on redistricting resolution

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Issue appears on agenda for three months; borough officials take no action

Northampton Borough Council has opted not to vote on adopting a resolution in support of a citizens’ commission for legislative and congressional redistricting.

Linda Smith, of Fair Districts PA, sought backing from the eight-member council by adopting a resolution or signing a letter of support regarding the issue of gerrymandering of legislative and congressional districts in the commonwealth.

East Allen to seek grant for revamping intersection

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Tractor-trailers hitting aluminum masts at Hanoverville, Airport roads

With scheduled improvements at the intersection of Airport Road and Route 329, a state grant for traffic improvements became less critical. So at the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting Aug. 22, township Engineer James Milot suggested the funds be shifted to the intersection of Hanoverville and Airport roads.

“We can better use the funds there to improve the intersection,” he said.

According to Milot, the problem at the slightly complex intersection is that the traffic control lights are supported by aluminum masts that are too short.