The position was discussed at length by Lower Saucon Township Council on Jan. 16.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Saturday, September 15, 2012
The $164,000 bid for repairs to Lower Saucon Township's historic Old Mill Road Bridge was awarded to Professional Construction Inc. of Bethlehem earlier this month.
Repairs to an historic Lower Saucon Township bridge are closer to being made, after township council members accepted a $164,253 bid for the work from Professional Construction Inc. of Bethlehem Sept. 5. Professional Construction Inc. is known as a "reputable firm," township engineer Dan Miller said. He told council that in addition to being the lowest bidder for the Old Mill Road Bridge project, "they took the most time to know what they were bidding on" and "seemed most knowledgeable about the project." Bids were opened by township officials Aug. 27. The repairs that will be made include: tightening the bridge's suspension chords; replacing U-bolts in the walking surface; acid-washing abutments; removing the bridge's badly flaking coat …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The high-tech composting toilet will be purchased and installed at Kingston Park in Lower Saucon Township.
Lower Saucon Township Council voted 3-0 Sept. 4 to authorize the purchase of a $63,000 composting toilet that township manager Jack Cahalan said will save the township money over the long run. The bathroom facility--which will be made by Modern Concrete--will be installed at Kingston Park, near the Lutz-Franklin Schoolhouse on Countryside Lane. The restroom will be used by many of the school groups that visit the historic one-room schoolhouse throughout the year and at special events, officials said. Cahalan said the composting toilet will be more cost-efficient than a traditional Port-a-Potty, and noted that plans are to install similar toilets at Steel City and Polk Valley parks. He contrasted the Modern Concrete model the township will …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Lower Saucon Township officials announced, however, that they will continue to look for more desirable alternatives for dealing with strays.
At their Dec. 21 meeting, Lower Saucon Township Council members voted 4-0 to approve a contract with the Center for Animal Health and Welfare in Williams Township. Council members—except Sandra Yerger, who was absent for the meeting—all voiced previously discussed concerns about the contract, but voted to approve it because there are currently no other alternatives for dealing with strays in the township. “Unfortunately, it’s the only game in town,” said township manager Jack Cahalan, who reviewed the 2012 contract with council members. Cahalan noted some of the changes and increasing costs the township will be faced with under the terms of the new contract. The agreement now includes cats and will allow residents to bring in wandering …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Today's your day to go to the polls and make your voice heard. Three cheers for democracy in action!
Today, May 17, is Primary Election Day--the day to make your choice for local officials, such as school board members who decide how your hard-earned tax dollars will be spent. Polls statewide will be open from 7am to 8pm. In Pennsylvania, primary elections are “closed,” meaning you must be registered as a Republican to vote for Republican candidates, or as a Democrat to vote for Democratic candidates. Voters registered as Independent can only vote on ballot questions (such as Northampton County’s Gracedale nursing home question) in this election. Some candidates are cross-filed, meaning they will appear on both the Republican and Democratic primary ballots. The seven candidates running for five at-large seats on the Saucon Valley School …
Friday, March 4, 2011
March 8 is the last day to circulate and file nomination petitions for open council and school board seats in Northampton County.
Have you been thinking about running for borough or township council, or a seat on the Saucon Valley School Board? If you haven't already begun to circulate the nominating petition required for candidates from major political parties, you've still got a limited amount of time left to do so. The last day to circulate and file nomination petitions according to the 2011 Election Calendar distributed by Northampton County's Election Office is Tuesday, March 8. Independent party and minor party candidates will be able to begin circulating and filing their nomination papers March 9, and will have until Aug. 1 to file them. Pennsylvania's primary election, which is a closed primary limited to candidates from major parties, is scheduled for May 17…