Northampton Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

THURSDAY 21

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 25

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 26

Group cleaning up local trail

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh Township Rails to Trails (LTRT) has begun making improvements to the path in the wooded area of Indian Trail Park.

The goal of the group is to create a looped walking trail through the woods, highlighting the natural plants that grow there.

To date, an abundance of trash has been removed, and the growth of invasive species has been abated to some degree.

Mayor vetoes rental property ordinance

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Reenock, committee chairman McHale agree to continue legislation talks

Northampton Mayor Thomas Reenock vetoed borough council’s rental property ordinance at the June 7 meeting.

Borough Solicitor Steven Goudsouzian informed council it would need a majority of council and one to override the mayor’s veto.

With seven of the eight council members present, no vote to overturn Reenock’s action was taken. Instead, Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski Sr., a committee member who helped draft the ordinance, made a motion to table the matter. Council concurred.

Planners review zoning map

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its May 21 meeting, Allen Township Planning Commission set about the task of getting the existing zoning map to work with the township’s comprehensive plan. There were a few relatively minor adjustments, but the main discussion centered on the Jaindl property, the site of the proposed warehouses along Seemsville Road.

The comprehensive plan calls for the land to be zoned rural, which would preclude warehouses. However, the existing Jaindl proposal would still be viable.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

THURSDAY 14

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

MONDAY 18

Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

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.

TUESDAY 19

School board OKs 2018-19 budget with tax hike

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Sole opposing director against including FedEx Ground projection in plan

By a vote of 8-1, Northampton Area School District Board of Education voted June 11 to adopt the 2018-19 final general fund, athletic fund and food services budget.

The 2018-19 general fund is $107,003,305. The athletic fund is $219,125. The food services fund is $2,446,795.

The general fund budget is increasing 4.15 percent from the 2017-18 general fund budget of $102,242,322.

To support the 2018-19 general fund budget, a property tax increase of 1.06 mills, or 2.01 percent, was approved, increasing the 2017-18 millage rate from 52.77 to 53.83 mills.