The Saucon Valley School Board is no longer satisfied with the services of Berkheimer Tax Administrators Inc.
During the March 26 meeting, members of the board granted authorization to district Solicitor Mark Fitzgerald to submit termination papers that will end the contract the school district has set up with Berkheimer. The current contract expires June 30.
District Business Manager David Bonenberger told board members it has been difficult doing business with Berkheimer.
Most people shudder when they hear, "We're from the government and we're here to help." But it was Bethlehem Township Commissioners who, at their April 1 meeting, listened as members of the private sector insisted they were there to help.
After an absence of nine years, Northampton County residents can now access the county's extensive collection of documents and records at its new home.
An April 5 dedication ceremony opened the new 9,750-square-foot Archives Building to the public. The new location at 999 Conroy Place in Forks Township is handicapped-accessible and has a parking lot close to the building.
The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners held the second reading of a bill that would ask voters if they would like to give final approval before the county incurs certain types of debt at its April 10 meeting.
If the bill passes, Lehigh County voters will be asked in November if they would like to make the final decision before the county issues debt to support private sector activities, such as building a pro football stadium.
Northampton County Executive John Stoffa says it is the right thing to do to seek sealed bids for the medical transportation contract at Gracedale Nursing Home. Feeling its power challenged, NC Council will consider its options to sue the Stoffa administration.
Last month, by a 3-6 vote, council members refused to award a contract to LifeStar Response for medical transport services at Gracedale, the county-owned nursing facility in Upper Nazareth Township.
Although Hellertown Police Chief Robert Shupp believes the borough should purchase new bicycles for patrol officers, council Vice President John Bate wants the borough to invest its money wisely.
"I think we need to be more responsible," Bate said of Shupp's request.
Bethlehem Area School District board members heard news on Nitschmann MS and talked more about pre-k education during their facilities and curriculum meetings April 8.
Chief Academic Officer Dr. Jack Silva introduced a 45-day plan for increased early childcare within the district.
The availability, cost and importance of pre-k learning is often stressed by Aurea Ortiz and was also mentioned during public comment by resident Stephen Antalics.