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Jeter Ave. work will move to phase 2

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by TRACY RICE in Local News

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.

FOUNTAIN HILL Roadway construction and parking woes continue

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 by TRACY RICE in Local News

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.

Park vandals a tricky subject

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by TRACY RICE in Local News

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.”

FOUNTAIN HILL Mayor Gifford hits ground running

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by TRACY RICE in Local News

“There is lots to do with being mayor and if something needs to get done, I have to make it happen,” said new Mayor Carolee Gifford at the Feb. 5 borough council meeting. Gifford made her first official proclamation by designating April 2018 the Pa. 811 Safe Digging Month. It is the “Dial before you dig!” nonprofit for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

FOUNTAIN HILL - Council passes budget

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by TRACY RICE in Local News

Following a month of open, public budget discussions, council heard some unhappy voices Nov. 6. The proposed 2018 budget includes a tax increase.

“I am on a fixed income and can’t afford an increase in taxes. If I have to be on a budget, so should Fountain Hill,” said a concerned resident from Tumbler Street. Council asked for suggestions on where they could cut expenses or where they could get the extra money needed to support the borough.

Fountain Hill-Borough Little League gets big grant

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 by TRACY RICE in Local News

The Fountain Hill Little League will be getting some much needed renovations. They received a grant from The Iron Pigs for $3500 for field renovations. The newly appointed Little League President, Mike Yurasek and Vice President, Robert Brandt are super excited to get the field in playable condition. They will be working with Public Works Supervisor, Jason Quarry, to get quotes for clearing the overgrowth. The grant has $500 for updating/repairing the scoreboard, $500 for brush removal near 1st base and the scoreboard, $2500 for overall field renovation.

Sewer, garbage fees remain unchanged for 2018

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by TRACY RICE in Local News

The 2018 budget was discussed at Fountain Hill Council’s Oct. 18 meeting. Bethany Sebesta, assistant to the executive administrator, gave the presentation.

She was able to confirm that there will be no increase to the sewer and garbage fees for the 2018 year, which is something residents of Fountain Hill can be happy about.

“These are only the preliminary numbers and are not final,” Sebesta warned.

Article By: Tracy Rice Special to the Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by TRACY RICE in Local News

The Fountain Hill Little League will be getting some much needed renovations. They received a grant from The Iron Pigs for $3500 for field renovations. The newly appointed Little League President, Mike Yurasek and Vice President, Robert Brandt are super excited to get the field in playable condition. They will be working with Public Works Supervisor, Jason Quarry, to get quotes for clearing the overgrowth. The grant has $500 for updating/repairing the scoreboard, $500 for brush removal near 1st base and the scoreboard, $2500 for overall field renovation.

DEP-directed cleanup may cost residents

Monday, September 25, 2017 by TRACY RICE in Local News

Fountain Hill recently received $106,084.00 from the Sands Casino grant, which it will use to purchase a new police patrol vehicle, provide training for officers and purchase four in-car cameras. The fire department will be purchasing new breathing apparatus, face masks and turn out gear. The remaining balance will be used at the discretion of each department to purchase what they need for each department.