Tuesday, June 19, 2012
A hearing will be held in Bucks County Court in Doylestown, Courtroom 1.
The township's fight with American Tower Corporation (ATC) continues in county court today. Northampton's Board of Supervisors and representatives from ATC will meet at 1:30 p.m. in courtroom 1 at the Bucks County Court House, located at 55 E Court St., in Doylestown. In May, the township pulled ATC’s work permit and the company immediately stopped installing 60 small cell towers on residential properties throughout Northampton. But just days after the permit was revoked, ATC filed a motion in Bucks County Court in Doylestown stating that Judge Wallace Bateman find Northampton in contempt of the previous legal ruling in which the township lost. ATC requested that the court issues a peremptory judgment allowing its crews to resume work on …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The bidding process has literally paid off for the township.
Northampton Supervisors voted at their meeting on March 28 to approve several items that would save the township – and its residents – money over time. The board unanimously approved a new contract with Waste Management for disposal for solid waste for the township. Its bids, at $36.85/ton for the next three years and slightly more the following two years, would save the township roughly $101,000 over the next five years. Supervisor Kimberly Rose said that's a savings of roughly 13 percent. They will also begin advertisement of a DEP-mandated stormwater management ordinance amendment that would allow new projects under 1,000 square feet to be exempt from "best management practices." Therefore, residents constructing new structures with …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Here's your "five" for Wednesday.
The Board Supervisors will meet at 7:30 tonight in the Administration Building. They will have a few flag presentations and proceed with normal business. The Northampton Days Committee is looking for volunteers to help organize their entertainment for this year's event. For more information, contact George Lange at (215) 355-2158. Sunny with a high near 60 degrees today, according to the National Weather Service. How will you spend the uncharacteristically nice day? In case you missed it: A couple Penn State students from the local area helped to raise more than $10.6 million at THON last weekend. The Bucks County Commissioners also meet today. View the full agenda online here.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tonight at the Board of Supervisors meeting, one patriot's return will be celebrated with a flag ceremony.
Before the supervisors discuss a land development hearing or discuss selling extra township equipment, they get to do something many truly enjoy – welcome home another serviceman from his duties overseas. Army Specialist Ryan Berk was deployed to Afghanistan in August, 2010, and received a purple heart for wounds he endured during his service. Tonight, the supervisors will return his Army flag to him and replace it in the display with an American flag. In addition, Army Major Eric Swenson's parents, Janet and Ray Swenson, will attend the meeting to place their son's Army flag back in the display. He is serving in Afghanistan and previously served tours in Iraq in 2003 and 2005. The flag display in the township's meeting room holds 70 …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The program, begun earlier this summer, has gained overwhelming community support and ends Oct. 1.
Socks for Soliders was started by Kathy Croak, mother of Lance Corporal Daniel Croak, who is currently serving with the Marines. The object of the drive is to gather 5,000 pairs of white boot socks for batallion by Oct. 1. The Board of Supervisors took on the project and also convinced local Famous Footwear locations to participate in the drive. Visit any nearby location and purchase socks for the drive to drop off right in the store. Famous Footwear Locations: Neshaminy - 700 Rock Hill Dr., Bensalem, PA 19020 Montgomery- Mall, North Wales, PA 19454 Warminster - 940 W Street Rd, Warminister, PA 18974 Doylestown - 400 W Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 Oxford Valley- 325 Commerce Blvd., Fairless Hills, PA 19030 Lansdale - 2333 Main …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
This month's Board of Supervisors meeting was full of welcome and congratulations for several Northampton citizens.
The Administration Building's board room was overflowing Wednesday night with community members who came to support three separate parties, each with something great to share. First Supervisors Chairman George Komelasky called down Veterans Advisory Vice Chairman Pete Palestina to present Navy Lt. Peter Busillo with his military flag for returning home safely. Busillo was deployed to Iraq last October and was also the only patriot to place his own flag in the display in the board room. Because he returned safely, Busillo's flag will be replaced with an American flag in the display of 70 total flags. Only four patriots remain serving in active duty now. "I just want to thank everybody for doing this. I really appreciate it," Busillo said. "…
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The Board of Supervisors will meet tonight at 7:30 at the Administration Building.
In addition to their regular meeting agenda, tonight the supervisors will welcome home another Northampton patriot, Navy Petty Officer Frank Young, Jr. The flag presentation will begin at 7:30 and the supervisors, along with local veterans, will present Young's parents, Eric and Stacey Gremminger, with his American flag that has been situated in the public meeting room since his deployment in October, 2010, according to a statement by Veterans Advisory Committee Vice President Pete Palestina. Young is the second of two children in his family to return home safely and have his military flag exchanged for an American flag, following his brother Jonathan Gremminger who served in the Marine Corps in Afghanistan several years ago. Also to be …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The Board of Supervisors will meet tonight to continue discussing the use of the Davis Pontiac site.
Though last month's meeting ran only an hour and 15 minutes, the continuation of the Conditional Use Application for Addisville Commons will start tonight at 7 at Richboro Middle School. May's meeting had no public commentary because it was mostly a procedural meeting. Chairman George Komelasky said once all testimony has been heard, then the public will be allowed to comment. However, the meetings have generally been packed with concerned community members. Many people come ready to voice their opinions. “I think anyone should be able to develop a property so long as they meet the zoning requirements,” real estate broker Marge Wiener, Richboro, said at May's meeting. “It should not be based on how many food stores there are.” Jack …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The Board of Supervisors approved two ordinances at their meeting Wednesday night.
The Northampton Township Board of Supervisors met Wednesday night to discuss land development, but was greeted with the outcries from members of the community who were concerned about water pollution and degrading houses in the township. Joe Carney, a Northampton resident, was the first to show concern for Trichloroethylene (TCE) levels in Traymore Manor. “It’s a health issue,” Carney said. TCE is a colorless liquid which is used as a solvent for cleaning metal parts. Drinking or breathing high levels of TCE may cause liver or lung damage, coma, and possibly death, according to documents on the Northampton Township website. “The [Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)] is in the midst of testing wells to find if there is an overall …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Northampton Township Board of Supervisors met last night to take care of two months' worth of business because the last meeting was canceled for weather reasons.
Despite town gossip, Chairman George Komelasky made it clear he had not heard anything confirming rumors that the Richboro post office might be closed or Northampton Township could be split up in state redistricting. These were two of the important matters discussed at the Northampton Township Board of Supervisors meeting last night in the Administration Building, 55 Township Rd. “I think this is a situation that before something happens we should have the administration send a letter to our congressmen saying we’re tired of being considered second class citizens,” Komelasky said. “We expect bigger and better things, not a closing of this branch.” About 20 citizens attended the two-hour meeting, and two spoke during public comment. The men…