Borough of Catasauqua

Notice

EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION

Mayor Schlegel has issued an Emergency Proclamation (Race Street Bridge Repair Detour)
..."1. Except for local deliveries, effective midnight, March 19, 2019, and continuing in effect on a twenty-four (24) hour basis until midnight, March 26, 2019, all vehicles in excess of Thirty Thousand (30,000) pounds gross vehicle weight are prohibited from travel upon the following streets in the Borough of Catasauqua:
                            a. Poplar Street
                            b. Faith Drive
                            c. Tenth Street between Faith Drive and Race Street.
2. Any person who shall violate this Proclamation commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) and costs or to a term of imprisonment not to exceed Thirty (30) days."

The FULL Text of this Proclamation may be viewed here.

 

Meetings

Upcoming Meetings 
  Wednesday        March 20         6:30 pm     Planning Commission 
  Monday              March 25         6 pm          General Government Comittee
  Monday              March 25         7 pm          Special Meeting of Council (Traffic)
  Monday              March 25         7 pm          Council Workshop Meeting
                   (Please check website for updated meeting information)     
       

RACE STREET BRIDGE PROJECT

Construction to Begin on Race Street Bridge in Catasauqua

Construction for the bridge carrying Race Street over Catasauqua Creek, located between Pineapple Street and 10th Street in Catasauqua Borough, Lehigh County, began on Friday, March 8, 2019.  

 

The bridge is open to westbound traffic only as of Monday, March 11. Eastbound traffic will continue to follow the posted detour until construction wraps up in mid-to-late November.

 

In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.

NOTICE

 
COMMUNITY OUTREACH OFFICE
Representatives from State Senator Lisa Boscola's Office
   will be at Catasauqua Borough Hall (2nd Fl. Conference Room) 
every Tuesday from 9am-4pm to assist constituents. Click here to see flyer

The Borough has recieved notice from J.P. Mascaro, the Borough trash hauler, that ALL mattresses and boxsprings MUST be wrapped in plastic for the protection of their employees.
Mattresses and boxsprings NOT wrapped in plastic will not be picked up.  For more information on disposal
click here.

RECYLCING:  Recently the Borough has received several calls about recycling being mixed with the trash the Borough Manager has spoken with JP Mascaro regarding this matter. They use a conventional trash truck to pick up single stream recyclables the only thing that is placed in the truck are recyclables and they are then hauled to a sorting facility where they are separated. The trash is picked up in different truck and is hauled to the landfill. I have included a video below that shows the process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVPaU9-xd54

FIREWORKS!!!
An excerpt from Lehigh County District Attorney's Memo:

Pennsylvania law (72 Pa.C.S.A. § 9401) distinguishes between consumer and display fireworks
You can read the entire memo here.

 
 

Government News

RECENT GRANTS

The Borough is pleased to report that we have recently received the following grants

Community News

Important Dates

April 30, 2019

Water/Sewer Bills and 2nd installment on the refuse bill are due by 3:50 PM.

July 1, 2019

Refuse bill - 3rd Installment due by 3:50 PM

July 31, 2019

Water and sewer bills are due by 3:50 PM

October 31, 2019

Water/Sewer Payment due by 3:50pm