Bethlehem Press

Thursday, November 22, 2018
PRESS PHOTO BY TRACY RICECouncil President Larry Rapp brought this plaque commemorating the 125th anniversary of Fountain Hill to the council meeting. The plaque was sent to the borough by the Pa. State Association of Boroughs. PRESS PHOTO BY TRACY RICECouncil President Larry Rapp brought this plaque commemorating the 125th anniversary of Fountain Hill to the council meeting. The plaque was sent to the borough by the Pa. State Association of Boroughs.

Borough to honor veterans Sunday

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by Tracy Rice Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Fountain Hill Council discussed the possibility of getting Hometown Heroes banners to display along Delaware Avenue. These would be pictures of the people who served in the military who resided in Fountain Hill. The decision was tabled because the price and logistics need to be discussed.

There will be a Veterans Day Memorial ceremony on Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Stanley Avenue Triangle.

The Fountain Hill American Legion Post 406 is planning a new, more permanent monument to honor all borough and U.S. citizens who served in the Armed Forces. Anyone interested can check out the website for more information at www.fountainhill.org.

Council President Larry Rapp brought up for discussion the possibility of getting a new Christmas Tree for the borough parking lot. Executive Administrator Anthony Branco will look into getting pricing for next year. Council also discussed the possibility of moving the tree lighting ceremony to the borough parking lot when they can get a new tree. It is a less congested area and they can host the refreshments in the borough offices. They will resume discussion once they receive a price for the new tree. This year the fire department will be selling Christmas trees at the Fountain Hill pool from Nov. 23 until the week of Christmas. Keep checking the Fountain Hill website for any updated information(www.fountainhill.org).

The fire department is also selling Wawa coupons for a shortie hoagie in the amount of $5. Please contact Kathy Hercik at 610-297-0232, while supplies last. The fire department hosted its Haunted Fire House during Trick or Treat Oct. 26.

Cleanups continue throughout the borough, weather permitting. If interested please contact the borough for the next meeting time and place.

The Fountain Hill Business Alliance continues to meet, but may be changing dates and times. This is a great way to network with other businesses in the borough. You can contact Carolee Gifford, Fountain Hill Borough Mayor, at CaroleeGifford@gmail.com for more information on how to get involved.

There was a second reading of Ordinance 843, which amends the code of ordinances of the borough by amending Chapter 11 to change in its entirety, part 4, inspections of residential rental properties, and to add a new part 5, disruptive conduct, making disruptive conduct by an occupant or visitor of a residential rental property an offense and providing for the enforcement of this ordinance and penalties for violations, was made by councilwoman Helen Halleman and AnneMarie Jordan, council member, seconded that motion, a vote was taken and the change unanimously was passed.

Council member Leo Atkinson has been working hard to get the basketball rims reinstated on a temporary basis. Chief of Police Ed Bachert, reported that there were no calls and no disturbances since putting the rims back up. “There has been a lot of family participation at the park again,” said Chief Bachert.

The rims will stay up as long as there are no reports of vandalism or disturbances. This is a major breakthrough and it is something council wanted to provide for the youth in Fountain Hill.