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Northampton County Recyle Events

 

The remaining 2019 Northampton County Residential Electronics Collection events will be held on: 

·         Saturday, Sept. 14th at the City of Easton Recycling Center, located at 500 Bushkill Dr., Easton. 

·         Saturday, Sept. 21st at the Forks Township Public Works Building, located at 100 Newlins Rd. East, Easton.·        

Saturday, Oct. 5th at the Northampton Community Center, located at 1601 Laubach Ave, Northampton.

 The collection events will run from 9am-12pm.  Fees may apply for recycling certain electronics, please see the attached event flyer for prices.  

Thank you,  

Serena Davis | Environmental Services Coordinator

County of Northampton

Department of Public Works

669 Washington Street

Easton, PA 18042-7401

Office (610) 829-6332  |  Fax (610) 559-3210

SDavis@northamptoncounty.org

www.northamptoncounty.org/pubwrks/envsvc

PennDOT Enhances 511PA for Labor Day, Penn State Football Travel Planning

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 27, 2019   PennDOT Enhances 511PA for Labor Day, Penn State Football Travel Planning 

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is encouraging motorists to visit the “Historic Holiday Traffic” page at www.511PA.com to plan optimal travel times on major roadways across the state this Labor Day weekend. 

New this year, 511PA will also include travel information for every Penn State home football game, beginning with this Saturday’s game against the Idaho Vandals. 

“Our goal is to help motorists plan ahead by providing them with as much information as possible,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “By combining historical travel data with real-time, traffic speed information, drivers can be aware of traffic conditions and choose the route that best works for them.” 

The Labor Day travel tool allows the public to see how traffic speeds on the Friday before and on Labor Day in 2017 and 2018 compare to traffic conditions during a typical, non-holiday week. Users can choose their region and view an hour-by-hour, color-coded representation of traffic speeds to help determine the best times to travel during the holiday. 511PA also offers real-time, traffic speed information for thousands of roadway miles throughout Pennsylvania. 

PennDOT will also remove lane restrictions and suspend construction projects wherever possible through the holiday period. 

The new Penn State football page, hosted through the department's 511PA.com traveler information website, is dedicated to monitoring traffic conditions on the primary travel routes to the event. Travel times and alerts are provided for each parking zone: West Zone (access via Atherton Street to Park Avenue); East Zone (access via U.S. 322/I-99 to Park Avenue); North Zone (access via Fox Hollow Road); and South Zone (access via University Drive and Porter Road from College Avenue/U.S. 26). 

Users can see incidents, construction, weather forecasts and alerts, traffic cameras, and traffic speeds on the map. The page also includes the 2019 Beaver Stadium Parking Map. 

PennDOT's Central Region Traffic Management Center is also supporting Penn State Football game days by posting real-time travel information on dynamic message signs and transmitting audio messages on highway advisory radio systems to assist travelers.  

For more detailed information on work zones and roadway restrictions motorists may encounter in or around State College, visit the PennDOT website. 

The public can use 511PA to check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles in Pennsylvania. The service, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 860 traffic cameras. 

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Northampton County demonstrates new voting machines!

Northampton County is replacing the voting machines used in elections and is offering demonstrations of the new machines prior to the election.  Dates and times listed below.

August 13th Tuesday – Friday August 16th 5pm – 11:00pm/ Saturday August 17th 1pm- 11pm Blue Valley Farm Show@ the Block Building, 707 American Bangor Rd. Bangor, PA. 18013

August 29th Thursday 11:00am – 12:30pm Northampton Community College Partner Fair, 3835 Green Pond Rd. Bethlehem, PA. 18020 @ the Quad between College Center and Kopecek Hall

September 3rd Tuesday 3:30pm – 6:30pm Bath Borough Municipal Building, 121 S. Walnut St. Bath, PA. 18014

September 4th Wednesday 11:15am – 2:45pm Easton Area Community Center, 901 Washington St. Easton, PA. 18042

September 7th Saturday 11:00am – 1:00pm Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St. Easton, PA. 18042

September 9th Monday 10:00am – 1:00pm Bethlehem City Hall, 10 East Church St. Bethlehem, PA. 18018

September 10th Tuesday 2:00pm – 6:30pm Gracedale Nursing Home (Family Fest) 2 Gracedale Ave. Nazareth, PA 18064

September 13th Friday 9:00am-11:00am Cherryville Senior Center @ Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Dr. Cherryville, PA. 18035

September 16th Monday 10:00am – 1:00pm Nazareth Memorial Library 295 East Center St. Nazareth, PA. 18064

September 18th Wednesday 9:00am – 11:00am Slate Belt Senior Center, 707 American Bangor Road Bangor, PA. 18013

September 19th Thursday 11:00am – 1:00pm Northampton Senior Center @ Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave. Northampton 18067

September 25th Wednesday 12:00pm – 2:00pm Old York Rd Senior Center, 720 Old York Rd. Bethlehem, PA. 18018

September 28th Saturday 11:00am – 1:00pm Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St. Easton, PA. 18042

September 30th Monday 10:00am – 1:00pm Bethlehem City Hall, 10 East Church St. Bethlehem, PA. 18018

October 3rd Thursday 12:30pm – 2:30pm Cherryville Senior Center @ Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Dr. Cherryville, PA. 18035

October 5th Saturday 12:00pm – 2:00 pm Hanover Township Community Center- Fall Festival, 3660 Jacksonville Rd. Bethlehem, PA. 18017

October 9th Wednesday 5:30pm – 7:30pm Easton Neighborhood Center, 902 Philadelphia Rd. Easton, PA. 18042


All of these can be found at:  https://www.northamptoncounty.org/CTYADMN/ELECTNS/Lists/Events/calendar.aspx

Chief of Police position

CHIEF OF POLICE – NORTH CATASAUQUA BOROUGH NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PA

 

The Borough of North Catasauqua is seeking applicants for the position of Chief of Police.   North Catasauqua Borough currently has a full-time Police department with four full-time officers and four part-time officers serving a community of approximately 3000 residents in a 1 square mile area.

The chief under general administrative direction; plans, directs, manages and oversees the activities and operations of the Borough of North Catasauqua Police Department including law enforcement, criminal investigations, crime prevention, disaster response, community problem solving, general community support services and related support services, coordinates assigned activities with other department and outside agencies.

College Degree is preferred and work-related experience required.  The candidate must possess strong leadership experience and strong communication skills.  At the start date the Chief of Police must live within 10 miles of the borough.  A successful candidate must possess knowledge and proficiency in Police Department operations and practices and work with Borough leaders and administration. 

This will be a non-civil service position.  The candidate must be Act 120 certified and have MPOETC certification or be MPOETC eligible.  All applicants may be subject to a non-competitive exam and/or oral interview.

Resumes will be accepted between August 1 and August 30. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume listing education and work/command experience to:

Borough of North Catasauqua

1066 Fourth Street

P.O. Box 150

N.  Catasauqua, PA 18032

Or email ncboro@rcn.com

PASSING OF CHIEF MOYER 1951-2019

It is with heavy hearts that the North Catasauqua family mourns the loss of one of our own. With deep regret we must report that Chief of Police Kim Moyer passed away unexpectedly this morning at the age of 68 years old. Chief Moyer had served with the North Catasauqua Police Department for more than 45 years, and had been serving as Chief of Police for nearly 40 years.

In addition to his service with the North Catasauqua Police Department, Kim had also served as Director of the Borough’s Public Works Department for several years. As a public servant for the citizens of North Catasauqua since 1974, he was a fixture in the community and leaves behind a lasting legacy that will not soon be forgotten.

Kim leaves behind a family and a police department of 4 full time and 5 part time officers. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those mourning his passing today. Details on funeral and memorial arrangements will be announced as they are available.

Rest now Chief, your final tour of duty is complete. You have lived a life of valor, integrity, and dedication, values which all men and women should strive to attain. You are the foundation on which our police department was built. You have instilled your values on all of those who have had the honor and privilege of working under you. You have trained cadets and forged them into ranking officials and leaders who can be found in departments throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. You were not just a boss, you were a leader, a role model, a father figure, and most importantly a friend. Until we meet again at the pearly gates we will strive to live in your honor and continue your great legacy. May you forever rest in peace.

At this time the Borough has appointed Corporal Christopher Wolfer as the Acting Chief.

Planning Committee meetings

PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING

THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF THE BOROUGH OF NORTH CATASAUQUA WILL HOLD A PLANNING MEETING THE FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 5:30 PM. MEETINGS WILL BEGIN ON TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2019 AT 5:30 PM. MEETINGS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH DECEMBER 3, 2019. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS REORGANIZATION AND TO DISCUSS DRAFTING A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.

THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING IS ACCESSIBLE TO THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED. ANY PERSON THAT REQUIRES SPECIAL ASSISTANCE TO UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF THE BUSINESS CONDUCTED AT THE ABOVE MEETING BECAUSE OF VISUAL, HEARING OR OTHER IMPAIRMENTS IS REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE BOROUGH SECRETARY FIVE (5) BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING TO ARRANGE FOR THE NECESSARY ASSISTANCE.

UPDATE OF THE NORTH CATASAUQUA PLANNING OPEN HOUSE

UPDATE OF THE NORTH CATASAUQUA PLANNING OPEN HOUSE

COUNCIL PRESIDENT PETER PAONE AND NORTH CATASAUQUA BOROUGH COUNCIL WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL WHO ATTENDED THE OPEN HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH. THERE WAS A HUGE TURNOUT AND WE WERE GLAD TO SEE THAT SO MANY COMMUNITY MEMBERS SHOWED SUCH A VESTED INTEREST IN THE FUTURE PLANS OF THEIR COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES.

WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK OUR PRESENTERS FOR THEIR INPUT INTO THE AGENDA: LAUREN GOLDEN, DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR; CHRISTOPHER STROHLER, WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY; BRYAN COPE, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE AND MICHAEL STADULIS, WILLOWBROOK LAND DEVELOPMENT.

YOU CAN VIEW THE PRESENTATION FROM THE MEETING BELOW, AS WELL AS SOME OF THE PROPOSED PLANS.

This survey is available at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NCattyPlanning until March 4th.

DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE

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NOTICE FROM OUR GARBAGE HAULER, J. P. MASCARO & SONS

NOTICE FROM OUR GARBAGE HAULER, J. P. MASCARO & SONS

Due to the growing problem with bed bugs, our company must protect our employees with the handling of mattresses and box springs. These items of course are part of the bulk that is removed under the specifications of the contract. We now must insist that all mattresses and box springs be wrapped with plastic before collection. Thank You.