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Time for fun!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Kids at East Allen camp keep busy with activities

Rachel Frackenthall greeted a host of day campers at East Allen Township’s Bicentennial Park June 17.

“We had a couple of sign-ups today, so we are up to 130 kids at camp,” she said.

It’s a great bargain for parents. The kids are well taken care of until 1 p.m.

“We have plenty of activities to keep them busy. We have a lot of counselors who come back to the program because they enjoy it so much,” she said.

The kids had an overwhelming response to what they liked best about camp — “having fun,” they said.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

THURSDAY 27

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

JULY

MONDAY 1

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

TUESDAY 2

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.

WEDNESDAY 3

VFW members confront council

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Post senior vice commander alleges issue was with developer, not sale

Northampton Borough Council was confronted at the June 20 meeting by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 members for sending its solicitor to the June 13 meeting of the borough’s zoning hearing board to oppose variance requests that would allow the post to sell the building at 1204 Main St.

Jonathan Wolfer, VFW Post 4714 senior vice commander, led a contingent of 15 officers and members to voice the VFW’s concerns regarding opposition to the sale of the structure to Abra Development, Whitehall.

Board denies Abra appeal for VFW site

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Developer fails to get enough votes for variance to modify building use

Abra Development, seeking a favorable interpretation of zoning regulations and variances as part of its plan to acquire the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 building, 1204 Main St., Northampton, failed to receive the majority vote June 13 from the Northampton Borough Zoning Hearing Board.

After two-and-a-half hours of testimony, the appeal vote ended in a 2-2 tie. This resulted in the appeal not being granted.

E. Allen resident concerned about trash

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Joe Renco, a property owner along Weaversville Road, asked East Allen Township Board of Supervisors at its meeting June 12 to investigate a property he says was improperly used to dump trash.

According to Renco, the property at 6125 Weaversville Road was used as a goat farm for at least a decade.

“It was an older lady who owned it, and the use was grandfathered in,” he said.

According to Renco, manure from the farming operation eventually decomposed into the aquifer, causing contamination to his well.

Council hears of vandalism at park

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Vandalism at Northampton Borough’s Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue, is on the rise. The uptick in the destruction and damage to property and equipment by vandals coincides with the arrival of warmer weather.

“We recently had a picnic table broken in half, and the restroom still seems to be a prime target,” Northampton Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst told council at its June 6 meeting. “It may be become necessary to lock the restrooms and only open them up when someone holds a permit for park use.”

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

THURSDAY 20

Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

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 24

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.