N. Catty council approves liquor license transfer
At the Sept. 7 North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting, council unanimously approved a resolution for the former Blue Monkey site, 1092 Howertown Road. David Berger, a representative from the new Grove Street Pub & Grill, requested a resolution for an intermunicipal transfer of a liquor license.
On top of various renovations to the interior of the restaurant, the new owners have repaved the parking area, repainted the roof from blue to black and will be installing an additional eight security cameras to the property’s existing 16.
In other business, police Chief Chris Wolfer presented Officer Brian Douglas with a letter of commendation. Wolfer said the North Catasauqua Police Department has “developed a positive relationship with our community members, which has previously never been attained,” thanks to Douglas.
Board President Peter Paone and Mayor William Molchany then acknowledged Wolfer’s inclusion on the International Association of Chiefs of Police 40 Under 40 list for 2021, which includes law enforcement agents from Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Korea and all across the United States.
“In his two years since being appointed, Chief Wolfer overhauled the department with the long-term goal of earning accreditation,” the ISCP website states. “He made improvements in the department’s technology, acquired a new fleet of vehicles and tripled the training budget within the department, ensuring the officers are the highest trained in the area.
“He’s undertaken the task of rewriting nearly all of the standard operating procedures, created the department’s first-ever detective position and developed new systems for file management, along with overhauling the evidence room and procedures for processing and storing evidence,” it continued.