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RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Local News

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THURSDAY 20

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

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.

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.

TUESDAY 25

Zoners OK variance for apartments

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Bath developer Thomas Kishbaugh was granted a variance April 13 by the Northampton Borough Zoning Hearing Board on his plans to convert the long-vacant 19th-century Central School building on Main Street into 12 apartments.

The approval is the first step in obtaining a permit to allow the work to begin.

Kishbaugh, who has already appeared before the planning commission with sketch plans for the project, will later return with more specific plans, after which the commission will give its recommendation to borough council for a vote.

Morganelli speaks at counties meeting

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli addressed members of the Mid Eastern Counties Association of Boroughs at its February meeting in Northampton, commending them for their work in keeping the residents and their communities safe.

Speaking in council chambers at borough hall. Morganelli said, “You folks are on the front line. I always value that.”

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

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THURSDAY 13

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.

MONDAY 17

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.

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

Zoners OK plans for fire training center in borough

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough Fire Department’s plans for a fire training center on borough-owned property have received a nod from the zoning board, borough Manager LeRoy Brobst confirmed Monday.

The proposal to use a former quarry site off Howertown Road was before borough council at its April 6 meeting. No council member expressed opposition, although one questioned if zoning regulations would be met for such a project.

“Is it allowed?” asked Councilman Robert McHale. “You have residences on both sides.”

Allen Township supervisors approve veterinary clinic

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Abby Road Veterinary Hospital is expected to open in May on Atlas Road, after being given approval by Allen Township Board of Supervisors at its February meeting.

Abby Gerenser, of Saylorsburg, was granted approval to operate the veterinary clinic, which will provide services for dogs and cats needing surgical procedures and inoculations.

Gerenser, an associate veterinarian at a Saylorsburg animal clinic, can now proceed with the agreement of sale contingent.

At one time, the structure was a two-room schoolhouse.

Proposal could lower NASD tax hike

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

School board hears details of budget option with 2.99-percent increase

A new proposal, if approved, may lower the expected property tax increase for 2017-18 in Northampton Area School District.

The NASD administration is recommending to reduce the percentage increase to 2.99 percent, down from the 3.47-percent increase first proposed.

The 2.99-percent increase would increase millage by 1.53 mills, from the 2016-17 millage of 51.24 mills to 52.77 mills for the 2017-18 district general fund budget.

That’s under the state-mandated 3.1-percent tax increase for the district’s 2017-18 budget.