Palmer Township Supervisors chairman Dave Colver provides a quick update on the Tatamy Bridge construction.
Palmer Township Board Of Supervisors
Monday, February 11, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Palmer Township Supervisors chairman Dave Colver provides an update on the Tatamy Bridge construction.
A long-closed motorist route may be opening soon. The old, broken-down bridge that connects Main Street in Tatamy with Uhler Road in Forks Township may finally be repaired and open possibly by June 30, Palmer Township Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver said. "There's concrete in the ground and beams," Colver said. "I think it could be around June 30." Work started on the bridge last year when construction workers sliced through the steel bridge supports with a torch, which then allowed the crane operator to lift bridge beams off their concrete support pillars. The bridge was closed in May 2011 when a hole in the road deck expanded. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has not provided an update on when the new bridge will be …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Palmer Township and state officials will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Route 33 interchange on Jan. 31.
Plans for the Route 33 interchange are heading in the right direction. Palmer Township officials said Wednesday that a groundbreaking ceremony on the long-awaited, much-anticipated Route 33 interchange project will take place Jan. 31. "It's exciting. It's coming to fruition," Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver said. "It's a big deal." Colver said that the ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at Porsche Logistics in the Palmer Township Industrial Park. "It will be a presentation and then a groundbreaking ceremony with shovels and all that," Colver said. Colver said he expected construction to begin sometime in April or May with completion 16 to 18 months later around Thanksgiving or Christmas 2014. "This has been on the radar, before my time, …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Palmer Township officials say they have no interest in providing police coverage for Nazareth Borough.
The sirens from Nazareth have fallen on deaf ears. Palmer Township officials answered the call regarding a proposal for its police department to provide coverage to Nazareth with a swift, stiff "no" at the Board of Supervisors meeting Monday night. Township Manager Christopher Christman said that he received and reviewed a proposal from Nazareth Monday for contracting police services. "My recommendation is that we will not consider this," Christman said. Nazareth Borough Council recently approved a motion to revisit contracting police services from a neighboring municipality. Nazareth wants an outside source to provide police services and asked six municipalities -- including Palmer -- if they were interested. "It's cost prohibitive," …
Palmer Township supervisor anticipates the Route 33 interchange at Tatamy Road to be completed in spring 2014.
The Route 33 interchange project at Tatamy Road -- according to the original plan -- should have been completed by December 2013. Construction was expected to begin in October. As 2012 draws to a close, however, shovels are getting dusty while waiting to be used. According to Dave Colver, chairman of the Palmer Township Board of Supervisors, agreements are pretty well finalized and the bond sale is scheduled for Jan. 31. He said construction is scheduled to begin in the spring. Two developers are working on plans for submission to the township, Colver said. A sketch plan was presented last month to the township's Planning Commission. "I would expect actual plans to hit the township by early spring," Colver said. In April, the Planning …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Nazareth Borough Council is seeking Palmer Township, among others, for help with police coverage.
The news caught Palmer Township officials off guard Monday night. As the Palmer Township Board of Supervisors was meeting, Nazareth Borough Council was making a motion for contracting police services. And Palmer Township was on that list. "This is the first I'm hearing about it," Police Chief Larry Palmer said when shown a text message from Palmer/Forks Patch.com. Nazareth council approved a motion Monday to revisit contracting police services from a neighboring municipality. Nazareth wants an outside source to provide police services, and planned to ask six municipalities -- including Palmer -- to provide a proposal. "We haven't seen anything," Palmer Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver said following Monday's meeting. Upper Nazareth …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Palmer Township officials agree to lease the new baseball field at the Charles Chrin Community Center for $1 a year for 30 years.
For $1 a year, miracles will happen in Palmer Township every spring and summer. More than three months after groundbreaking began on a baseball field at the Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion Monday night to sign a lease agreement with the Miracle League of Northampton County. The field is specially designed to help children and adults with disabilities play baseball. "What's going to happen on that field will be priceless," said Supervisor Bob Lammi, who also serves on the Miracle League board. The league hopes to have the field and its buildings finished by late summer or early fall. The field is located in the northeast corner of the Chrin center. By using the community center …