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.
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.
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
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.