News and Events for North Catasauqua Borough, Small Town USA.

LEAF PICK UP

THE NORTH CATASAUQUA PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS IN THE PROCESS OF LEAF COLLECTION THRU THE BOROUGH STREETS.  THE CREW WILL TRY TO REACH EACH STREET IN A TIMELY MANNER.  IMPORTANT NOTE:  PLEASE DO NOT PUT OUT GRASS CLIPPINGS, STICKS OR TREE BRANCHES IN THE LEAF PILES.  THESE ITEMS CLOG THE MACHINE AND THUS HAMPER THE OPERATION.  THANK YOU

CALL-IN SEASONAL WINTER MAINTENANCE POSITION

North Catasauqua seeks applicants for call-in seasonal winter maintenance driver position. This will be on an as-needed basis for the 2017-2018 Winter Maintenance Season.  Must have valid PA Driver’s License/with PA Commercial Driver’s License Class B endorsement preferred.  Experience with snow plowing and experience with the operation of single-chassis truck.  Candidate’s driver records will be checked for verification of license information.  All candidates must be 18 years of age or older.   Additional qualifications can be obtained thru the Borough Office.  Apply at Borough of North Catasauqua Borough Hall, 1066 4th Street, North Catasauqua, PA Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

New Playground Equipment

New Playground Equipment

Please be cautious at the North Catasauqua William J. Albert Park as we prepare to install our new playground equipment.

In addition to new playground equipment on the upper lot, the Borough Council has recently approved the resurfacing of the basketball and volleyball courts at the park.  While it is hoped that the courts may be resurfaced prior to the... (New photos added 6/19/2017.)

NEWS FROM EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

What is Suspicious Activity?

Suspicious activity is any observed behavior that could indicate terrorism or terrorism-related crime. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Unusual items or situations: A vehicle is parked in an odd location, a package/luggage is unattended, a window/door is open that is usually closed, or other out-of-the-ordinary situations occur.
  • Eliciting information: A person questions individuals at a level beyond curiosity about a building’s purpose, operations, security procedures and/or personnel, shift changes, etc.
  • Observation/surveillance: Someone pays unusual attention to facilities or buildings beyond a casual or professional interest. This includes extended loitering without explanation (particularly in concealed locations); unusual, repeated, and/or prolonged observation of a building (e.g., with binoculars or video camera); taking notes or measurements; counting paces; sketching floor plans, etc.

Some of these activities could be innocent—it's up to law enforcement to determine whether the behavior warrants investigation. The activities above are not all-inclusive, but have been compiled based on studies of pre-operational aspects of both successful and thwarted terrorist events over several years.

Protecting Citizens' Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

The "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign respects citizens' privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties by emphasizing behavior, rather than appearance, in identifying suspicious activity.

Factors such as race, ethnicity, and/or religious affiliation are not suspicious. The public should only report suspicious behavior and situations (e.g., an unattended backpack or package, or someone breaking into a restricted area). Only reports that document behavior that is reasonably indicative of criminal activity related to terrorism will be shared with federal partners.

How to Report Suspicious Activity

Public safety is everyone's responsibility. If you see suspicious activity, report it to local law enforcement or a person of authority.

Describe specifically what you observed, including:

  • Who or what you saw;
  • When you saw it;
  • Where it occurred; and
  • Why it's suspicious.

IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY, CALL 9-1-1.

Do not report suspicious activity through this website or the campaign email address. Report suspicious activity to local law enforcement. Please use this site to inquire about partnerships with the DHS "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign only.