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PRESS PHOTO BY TRACY RICEAngela Sinkler, chair of the Bacchanalia committee, presents Fountain Hill Council with a check for $12,000. PRESS PHOTO BY TRACY RICEAngela Sinkler, chair of the Bacchanalia committee, presents Fountain Hill Council with a check for $12,000.
Fountain Hill-Bacchanalia team presents check Fountain Hill-Bacchanalia team presents check

Fountain Hill-Bacchanalia team presents check

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by Tracy Rice Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Members of the Bacchanalia XIV Committee of Fountain Hill were present at the May 24 council meeting to share news of another successful fundraiser. Angela Sinkler, chair of the Bacchanalia committee, presented council with a check for $12,000.

This money will help support Fountain Hill parks, pool and recreation activities. Themembers present at the meeting were Angela Sinkler, Lisa Gangewere, Jeff Ferry, Maurita Augello and Sandy Calon. The Bacchanalia is dedicated to raising money for Fountain Hill programs.

Next year’s Bacchanalia is scheduled for April 7.

Council also voted to accept a fee schedule for services available at the police department. The following fees will be charged when the department receives requests by different government organizations:

Immigration documentation $25

Firearms documentation $25

Background checks $25

Employment checks $25

There was some discussion among council members as to who requests the documents. Police Chief Ed Bachert explained the police department may get requests from attorneys or government agencies to do background checks, and this paperwork takes time. All members present agreed that the fee schedule is a minimal fee and they voted unanimously to pass the fee schedule.

Council later agreed to hire seasonal staff: Two cashiers for the pool, 10 park employees and two part-time public works employees.

Fountain Hill has applied for a $100,000 grant to revitalize Lechauweki Serenity Park. This money would help repair the cold storage area, which is being used as a fort by kids, installing cameras on polls, and putting up cameras with wifi capability that the police can see from headquarters. Council voted and if they receive the grant, the money was approved for this project.

Fountain Hill also received a Gaming Grant in the amount of $106,084 for the police and fire departments. These funds will be used at the discretion of council.