Bethlehem Press

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Residents against feral cat ordinance

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by TRACY RICE in Local News

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.

FOUNTAIN HILL Renovations eased by $750K grant

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by TRACY RICE in Local News

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.

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.