Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Press photos by tracy riceFountain Hill Council members Doug Trotter Jr., Helen Halleman, Annamarie Jordan and Carolee Gifford attend ground breaking for the Public Works project long in the planning. Press photos by tracy riceFountain Hill Council members Doug Trotter Jr., Helen Halleman, Annamarie Jordan and Carolee Gifford attend ground breaking for the Public Works project long in the planning.
Council President Larry Rapp is the first person to break ground for the new Public Works project. Council President Larry Rapp is the first person to break ground for the new Public Works project.

Article By: TRACY RICE Special to the Bethlehem Press

Monday, July 3, 2017 by TRACY RICE Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

The Public Works building in Fountain Hill is finally getting an addition and renovation. Ground breaking was held June 21.

This project has been talked about for over 12 years with plans being made the last five. The project adds a 40-foot-by-70-foot building, a salt shed and a wall and renovates the existing building.

All council members were present at the ground breaking. Council Preisdnet Larry Rapp spoke a few words before initiating the ground breaking. He expressed his thankfulness that the project was finally going to happen.

“Let’s get digging!” said council member Carolee Gifford.

“I am very pleased to see this project finally getting started,” said council; member Helen Halleman. “It will serve the department very well.”

Joe Jackson from Bracy Construction and Mike Mayrosh, from Mayrosh Architecture were also on site for the ground breaking.

At its June 21 workshop, council accepted the resignation effective July 1 of Brian Muh, from the planning commission. He had been pastor at Epic Church but will soon be moving to Massachusetts.

Council approved the appointment Jeff Remling to the zoning board.

Annamarie Jordan, council member, was appointed liaison between council and

the zoning board. Two other interested parties have not been available for an interview.

The zoning board and planning commission both have vacancies. Individual interested in serving on either board should contact Anthony Branco at Fountain Hill Borough Hall.

Resolution 836, which calls for adding two handicap parking spots and removing one, will be discussed and voted on at the July 3 meeting.

Resolution 837, Schedule 1, addressing parking limitations at certain locations, has been amended as follows:

South side of Delaware Ave, 90 feet east and 90 feet west of the intersection with North Bergen Street.

North side of Delaware Ave, 90 feet east and 90 feet west of the intersection with North Bergen Street

South side of Delaware Ave., 90 feet east and 90 feet west of the intersection with North Lynn Street

North side of Delaware Ave, 90 feet east and 90 feet west of the intersection with North Lynn Street.

The June workshop ended with an executive session.