Northampton Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Allen supervisors OK warehouse project

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Jaindl given go-ahead after making changes to Seemsville Road plan

At Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors meeting Aug. 13, developer David Jaindl and his team received final approval for a six-warehouse configuration along a new stretch of Seemsville Road. Supervisor Dale Hassler cast the only negative vote.

“I think it is immoral that this development is going in,” he said.

Although none of the supervisors appeared pleased with the outcome, the proposed development was, in fact, allowed on the property. The township’s job was to make the project as pleasant as possible and to use the land as efficiently as possible.

Bath considers parking meters

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Bath Borough Council’s recent history includes making tough decisions to improve the borough. The council’s public safety committee plans to serve up another potentially difficult decision.

The committee is formulating a plan for council to vote on the installation of parking meters in the historic business district.

After the Aug. 5 meeting, Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito said, “The committee is in a very early stage of the process.”

At this point, the majority of the business community seems to favor parking meters, according to Reginelli-Mirabito.

Public memorial for North Catasauqua police chief is scheduled for Aug. 22

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

The borough of North Catasauqua has arranged a public memorial service to honor the life and work of the late Chief of Police Kim Moyer, who died suddenly July 13 at the age of 68.

Moyer served with the North Catasauqua Police Department for 45 years, acting as police chief for 40 years. According to the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office, Moyer died of natural causes.

Borough, Allen settling on sewer terms

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Municipalities expected to reach agreement at Aug. 15 council meeting

Northampton Borough and Allen Township are expected to reach an agreement on the intermunicipal sewer contract at the Aug. 15 meeting of Northampton Borough Council.

Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst noted the legal wording for the new contract is being finalized by the solicitors for both entities — Atty. Steven Goudsouzian for the borough and Atty. Lincoln Treadwell for the township.

Both municipalities met more than two weeks ago, during which time most of the issues were resolved.

Northampton talks winter weather, bridge plans

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough has agreed to take some responsibility for pedestrian traffic and winter snow and ice removal when a new Cementon-Northampton Bridge is erected and open to the public.

Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst has confirmed the borough’s public works department will remove snow and ice from the sidewalk, which will be 10 feet in width. He said the borough has a special piece of equipment with an attached snow plow to perform the task.