Municipal Complex Project Update
The construction is underway. After a delay to replace some soil that was not structurally suitable to remain under the building and for the installation of a new storm sewer line earlier than planned the foundations were poured. The installation of the steel frame on the administration and police department ares of the building are almost complete. Te schedule called for pouring the second floor beginning December 18th.
The building is projected to be completed around July 3rd 2017.
Iron Works News
The Planning and Zoning Committee of Council and our consultants are making the final revisions to bid package and plan to advertise for the sale of the development portion of the property by the end of the year.
In anticipation of selling that part of the site which the Borough won't be using for the municipal complex, Council has amended the Zoning Ordinance and approved the subdivision of the property.
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 2017 budget has been adopted by Council at a special meeting on December 14, 2016. 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 118 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.