Fountain Hill American Legion Post 406 revealed a new Veterans Monument at the Stanley Avenue Memorial Plot during Nov. 11 ceremonies.
Angela Sinkler, Bacchanalia Committee member, presented Fountain Hill council with a check for $11,000 from the 2018 fundraiser. The funds will go to the recreation fund and to the Lechauweki fund. Members of the Bacchanalia Committee are Angela Sinkler, Jeff Ferry, Lisa Gangewere and Marita Augello. Sinkler said, “We have redirected our efforts toward the kids and will be doing the Backpack Buddy Program at the Fountain Hill ES for the kids and their families.” The next Bacchanalia event will be April 6 at the Comfort Suites in Bethlehem.
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.
Members of the community were in attendance at the Sept. 19 meeting to voice their outrage about Ordinance 844, which would prohibit the feeding of feral cats in Fountain Hill Borough and recognize the right of residents to remove feral cats from their property and penalties for violations thereof.
Members of the community were in attendance at the Sept. 19 meeting to voice their outrage about Ordinance 844, which would prohibit the feeding of feral cats in Fountain Hill Borough and recognize the right of residents to remove feral cats from their property and penalties for violations thereof. Martha Kahan, president of No Nonsense Neutering, gave a presentation to the council. Kahan said that No Nonsense Neutering is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
During an Aug. 29 press conference, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Fountain Hill was approved for the RCAP grant in the amount of $750,000. RCAP is the Rural Community Assistance Partnership and it is a nonprofit network in all 50 states to improve quality of life to advocate and generate economic opportunities for rural areas and small communities.
Fountain Hill Borough Council promoted eight-year Officer Jose Vazquez to a full time police position June 20. This promotion comes with the recommendation of Chief Ed Bachert.
“Office Vazquez is well liked by the community,” said Mayor Carolee Gifford.
At the May 7 meeting council received five bids for the second phase of the Jeter Avenue reconstruction project. The bids that came in were: Bracalente Construction Inc, for $99,413; New Enterprise Stone Lime for $141,330; Lehigh Asphalt Paving Construction for $142,390; Graver Industries DBA Barker Barker for $147,948; and Lehigh Valley Site Contractors for $153,896. The bid was awarded to Bracalente Construction Inc.
April was a busy month for Fountain Hill Borough Council. At the April 3 meeting, council received an update on the MS4 project from Jason Smith, of Hanover Engineering. Hanover had submitted the suggested proposal to the DEP and received the comments back. There were approximately five comments to address from the DEP.
First order of business for the Feb. 21 council meeting was discussion from the floor. A resident of Stanley Avenue and a Fountain Hill park employee, Justin wanted to inquire about the basketball rims being reinstated at the park. “I have kids coming up to me daily, asking me when the rims will be put up. I have to tell the kids I don’t know, and that’s why I’m here tonight.”