Iron Works News
After placing a request for proposals, at the December 2017 Meeting, Borough Council accepted the proposal of Dunn Twiggar to develop the remaining 10 acres of the Iron Works site. This action allows us to negotiate with them on a purchase price, and to work towards a development plan that meets our desires for the land.
It is expected that within 6-9 months settlement will take place and that shortly thereafter plans will be submitted for approval.
We have updated the information on the Borough's recycling program. In some cases the changes are mandated by state legislation, such as electronics recycling. In others, we are improving our program and making other recycling program information available to our residents.
The 2018 budget will be adopted by Council at a special meeting on December 20, 2017. A link to the Budget message prepared by the Manager as well as summaries of each fund, revised during the budget review sessions, are available here
here for your review. The budget includes no tax increase. The budget can also be reviewed at the Borough Office 90 Bridge St. between 8:00 AM and 3:50 PM, Monday through Friday.
Lehigh County Housing Rehab Program
Lehigh County has funded and administered a housing rehabilitation program since 2007. The program provides up to $20,000 to help address code violations, energy efficiency issues and major system upgrades in owner-occupied, low- to moderate-income properties. A new list of interested property owners is being compiled.