The Borough of Catasauqua is now accepting online payments for Water/Sewer/Refuse/PerCapita/Permits. To make payments click here
Cookies & Hot Chocolate with the Cops
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 5-7 pm
Community Room - 90 Bridge Street
Sponsorred by Holy Trinity
The Borough Public Works Department will make every effort to continue/complete leaf collection through December 14, 2018.
The December Council Meeting is Dec. 10, 2018 at 7pm. The Year-End and Budget Adoption Meeting scheduled for Dec. 19th will be combined with the December 10th Council Meeting, all Year-End business of Council will be conducted at the December 10th Meeting. The Borough of Catasauqua 2019 proposed budget is available for public inspection at the Borough Hall, 90 Bridge St., Catasauqua, PA 18032, during office hours Monday thru Friday from 8am to 3:50pm or by contacting the office at (610) 264-0571 for an appointment. The proposed budget has no change in real estate taxes and the millage rate will remain the same at 6.10 mills. The proposed budget will be considered for adoption at the scheduled Council Meeting December 10, 2018, at 7pm.
Catasauqua Community Cares Program (C3P) will be facilitating a Coats for Kids drive to Keep Catty Kids Warm this winter. Donations of New and used Coats, Gloves, Hats and Scarves sizes children through adult can be dropped off at the Catasauqua School District Office or at the Borough of Catasauqua lobby during business hours. Please place all donations in a tied plastic bag. Any additional questions, please contact the Catasauqua School District Office.
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
An excerpt from Lehigh County District Attorney's Memo:
Pennsylvania law (72 Pa.C.S.A. § 9401) distinguishes between consumer and display fireworks
A person may not intentionally ignite or discharge:
Display fireworks include "large fireworks to be used solely by professional pyrotechnicians and designed primarily to produce visible or audible effects …"
Improper use of consumer fireworks in violation of the Fireworks Act constitutes a summary offense with a fine of not more than $100.
- Consumer fireworks on public or private property without the express permission of the owner…
- consumer fireworks or sparkling devices while the person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance or another drug…
- Consumer fireworks within 150 feet of an occupied structure…
You can read the entire memo here.