Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors was asked what was happening with the maintenance building project at a previous meeting. Supervisor Darryl Snover said the process goes slowly because they are caring for the budgetary impact. There is no final cost, but there is $725,000 in a building fund. Snover said they would like to complete the project fully funded.
Lyric Commons, an iconic commercial building on Main Street in Northampton’s uptown business district, has been sold for $300,000. The new owner envisions restoring the structure to encourage revitalization in the once-thriving business area.
Dominic Cullen, trading as The Lyric Commons LLC, purchased the property at 2015 Main St. from Carol Simcoe, who has been active in borough civic affairs for years and chaired the borough’s centennial committee.
Allen Township Board of Supervisors introduced the proposed $2.1 million budget for 2018 at its Nov. 9 meeting. This would mark the 13th consecutive year that real estate taxes were not increased. While some changes to the proposed budget may occur before the spending plan is adopted in December, the property tax will be retained at five mills.
The budget notes $1.9 million in revenue and $2.1 million in expenditures, along with a sound starting balance.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 hosted a compelling program Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day at the Main Street and Laubach Avenue post.
A highlight of the evening was when Wassyl Hewko, 94, entered the room via a wheelchair and approached the white cloth-covered POW/MIA table to light a candle. The large audience present gave Hewko a standing ovation, breaking the silence in the room.
Hewko, a U.S. Navy sailor, was one of five brothers who served in World War II. Brothers Alex, Navy; Ben, Navy; John, Navy, and Pete, Marines, are deceased.
The unofficial results of the municipal election Nov. 7, per Northampton County Voter Registration as of Nov. 15, follow. The winners’ names appear in bold.
Northampton County executive
Lamont G. McClure (D), 22,477 votes
John Brown (R), 19,278 votes
Northampton County Council
Ronald R. Heckman (D), 21,710 votes
Tara M. Zrinkski (D), 21,623 votes
Lori Vargo Heffner (D), 21,074 votes
William McGee (D), 20,896 votes
Peter Melan (D), 20,335 votes
Peg Ferraro (R), 20,638 votes
Hayden Phillips (R), 18,414 votes
Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.
Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.
Adding new curriculum and building a new school are two projects moving forward in Northampton Area School District.
The NASD Board of Education voted 9-0, on the recommendation of the administration, to approve an agreement with KCBA Architects, Hatfield, as reviewed by district Solicitor Atty. C. Steven Miller, to provide architectural services to NASD for the new Lehigh Elementary School grades K-5 project.