Race Street Bridge, between Pineapple St. and 10th St., to close for overnight sewer work from
7pm Thursday, July 19 to
6 am Friday July 20.
Construction to begin on Race St. Bridge over Catasauqua Creek
the week of July 23, 2018
Detour - traffic traveling westbound on Race Street will follow one lane of traffic through the work zone. The bridge will be closed to eastbound traffic. Motorists traveling east along Race Street will follow a detour along Lehigh Street, North Dauphin Street, North Irving Street, American Parkway and Airport Road. The bridge is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2018.
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.
The Borough of Catasauqua seeks qualified applicants for the position of Borough Treasurer.
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Press Release: State Senators Walking D&L Trail Greeted by Borough Officials.