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Summer plans discussed

North Catasauqua Borough Council gathered May 6 to discuss new business and summer events coming to the borough.

North Catasauqua Recreation Committee is gearing up for summer events. Councilwoman Michele Hazzard mentioned the Pop Up and Play summer park program hosted by the local YMCA is set to go, with an application to join posted on the borough website and on the borough’s Facebook page.

The program will run 9:30 a.m.-noon weekdays June 17-Aug. 2. Daily lunch will be provided by Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, and the program will be stationed at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

The recreation committee will also host the afternoon wiffle ball program. The group will meet 1-3 p.m. weekly June 17-Aug. 2 at the park. The registration form can be found on the committee’s Facebook page.

The borough has also posted the North Catasauqua 2024 park season events on the borough website. The park stand is set to open May 20, and the police Community Days event will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 2.

Secretary Tasha Jandrisovits requested additional conversation on the Stratix server warranty extension that had been discussed during the last meeting. The borough’s warranty is set to expire, but a replacement for the server system is not expected to be purchased until 2025 due to budgeting.

Council discussed extending the current warranty as an alternative until the borough can purchase a new server system. A motion was raised and approved by council to extend the current warranty. The borough will reach out to Stratix in 2025 to discuss the system replacement.

Council President Peter Paone provided an update on the borough pollutant reduction plan, a requirement through the state to work on eliminating or reducing water runoff.

He mentioned that, in the past, they have discussed the implementation of sediment control socks, which are tubular control devices filled with organic materials intended to intercept and filter out stormwater runoff. Paone said the conservation district has approached him moving forward with this plan, so council is expected to continue discussions on this matter in upcoming meetings.

Council ended the meeting by discussing a summer schedule. Typically, the borough holds one council meeting a month, as opposed to its traditional two, since the summer months tend to have less business to manage. They will officially vote on the matter during the next council meeting, as a few council members were absent.

There was a brief discussion about the next council meeting being held June 17 and canceling the first meeting, set for June 3. The borough will post that information at northcatasauqua.org under the news section.

Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough hall basement, 1066 Fourth St.