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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 22

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

MONDAY 26

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

Moore Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

TUESDAY 27

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

Allen Twp. veterinary practice now open

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Dr. Abby Gerenser recently achieved her dream of owning her own veterinary practice. Abby Road Veterinary Hospital held its grand opening Jan. 14.

“I am so excited to be able to bring my passion for animals and their health to the Northampton area,” Gerenser said. “It has long been a dream of mine to own my own practice, and now that it has become a reality, I cannot wait to get to know the community and their pets.”

Borough council reacts to Fla. tragedy

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Should a crisis and tragedy occur in Northampton Borough like the one last week in south Florida, what would the responsibilities of borough officials be?

Borough Councilman Kenneth Hall, who is also the borough’s emergency management coordinator, addressed the issue with council members and officials at the borough council meeting Feb. 15.

The council meeting occurred just one day after a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 14 students and three faculty members.

East Allen Twp. decides to rebuild Monocacy Drive

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its regular meeting Feb. 14, East Allen Township Board of Supervisors listened to options for rebuilding Monocacy Drive. The residential road is reportedly in poor shape. With a couple of supervisors within eyesight of the road, it is getting scrutiny.

The challenge outlined by township Engineer James Milot is that the substructure is in bad shape.

“We could mill the existing surface and pave over the road to make it nice and smooth, but we can’t predict when it will need to be reworked,” he said. “The other option is to rebuild the subsurface and then pave the road.”

Grant support sought for new fire engine

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Councilwoman Julia Kutzler told Northampton Borough Council the fire department is proceeding with a Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency application for funding to assist with the cost of the new fire engine. A Pierce Enforcer, it is a pumper apparatus.

Fire Chief Keith Knoblach said manufacturing of the vehicle should be completed soon, and delivery to the borough is expected in May.

The cost of the engine is $520,000, he said.

Bath planning town hall meeting on police change

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Despite levity among the council, mayor and residents, serious matters were discussed at the Feb. 5 Bath Borough Council meeting.

One of the most important changes council has embraced in decades is the transition to having police services provided by Pennsylvania State Police.

Colonial Regional Police Department ends its coverage in January 2019.

Council President Mark Saginario announced that a town hall meeting is being planned for either April or May at the Bath Social Hall.

“We want to update the residents on the status of the police change,” Saginario said.

Fencing complaint addressed

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Northampton resident claims structure put up by Allen Twp. property owner

Northampton Borough Council addressed a number of complaints at its Feb. 1 meeting.

Candlewick Lane resident David Haberacker asked for an update on a fence he believes was constructed by an Allen Township property owner on Northampton Borough property. He had reported the problem to the borough office in September 2017.

Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst said he had contacted Allen Township Code Officer Michael Edelman, who told him an application for approval of the fence had been denied and that he would look into it.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 15

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.

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

MONDAY 19

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

Lehigh Township Recreation Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.