Northampton Press

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Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

THURSDAY 2

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 6

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

TUESDAY 7

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.

Donations sought for annual program

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Press invites you to share some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Military Families and its Stockings for Soldiers program.

Keystone Military Families’ mission is to provide caring support for deployed military members in all branches of service to our country no matter where they are stationed in the world.

“Our troops give us the freedom to be safe in our homes,” Keystone Military Families said.

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey makes visit to Gracedale Nursing Home

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Nazareth’s Gracedale Nursing Home, often referred to as the jewel of Northampton County, is home to about 670 senior citizens. They had a special visitor July 20, when U.S. Sen. Bob Casey stopped by to meet with them and speak with workers. One of them gave him a box filled with tiny Moravian stars, and another provided a Nazareth baseball cap. Casey made sure he greeted every resident he could and then spoke to the staff from a pavilion on the campus.

He described a strong America in which people help each other.

Allen Township board discusses plans for salt shed

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

BYO backhoe, equipment: Residents in need of dirt can come and take it

At the July 24 meeting, Allen Township Board of Supervisors approved a bid package for a proposed salt shed. The project has been lurking as a proposal for months. Some of the dirt for the pad is removed, but there is additional dirt that needs to be excavated.

The additional dirt will be part of the bid package, but anyone can come in and take it. The pad is marked off.

“They need to use their backhoe and equipment to haul it. We just want to get rid of it,” Vice Chairman Dale Hassler said. “Anything taken reduces the bid price.”

Tornado hits Heidel farm

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Debra Palmieri in Local News

She had just parked her car at the barn across the driveway from her house when she heard buckets rolling down the macadam. Then, she heard the roof of the farm workshop explode.

Sonia Fink, co-owner of Heidel Hollow Farm in Germansville, described what she heard as she tried to make it to safety when an EF0 tornado (an Enhanced Fujita scale measuring tornadoes) ripped through her family farm just before 6 p.m. July 22.

“I struggled to make it to the tree,” Fink said.

Revised ordinance on borough agenda

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Public hearing will precede council’s Aug. 2 meeting

A revised draft of the controversial apartment rental ordinance, which, in its original form, sparked spirited debate and discussion by Northampton Borough Council and citizens, comes before borough council this evening, Aug. 2.

The first attempt at passing such legislation was vetoed by Mayor Thomas Reenock June 7. To pass the mayor’s veto this time around, the ordinance needs a majority vote plus one.

The proceedings begin 6:30 p.m. A public hearing regarding the revised legislation will allow residents to give their input on the rental inspections for apartment owners.

East Allen awards stormwater contract

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Monocacy Drive project set for two phases; St. Luke’s project is approved

At its meeting July 26, East Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors awarded a Monocacy Drive road improvement contract to Nyce Construction services. The $400,000-plus contract is for phase 2B of the scheduled improvements and is focused on stormwater improvements.

“The first phase of the project was awarded to Grace Industries. We will work with the two companies to be sure there is a coordinated hand-off,” township Engineer James Milot said.