Allentown's new public works director began as seasonal summer season rent 26 years in the past

Allentown's new public works director began as seasonal summer season rent 26 years in the past

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Allentown Metropolis Council held a particular affirmation listening to Wednesday to rent Mark Shahda as director of public works, efficient instantly. Shahda will earn an annual wage of $107,290. Shahda started working for the town as a seasonal summer season rent in 1996 earlier than accepting a full-time place as a upkeep employee. After…

Allentown Metropolis Council OKs emergency contract with firm to take care of metropolis autos

Allentown Metropolis Council OKs emergency contract with firm to take care of metropolis autos

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Allentown Metropolis Council voted Wednesday to authorize a one-year emergency contact with King George Fleet Providers to take care of metropolis autos, together with ambulances, police automobiles, hearth vehicles and public works autos. The one-year contract is within the quantity of $2.69 million, with an choice for a two-year contract within the quantity…

Allentown Metropolis Council OKs budgetary adjustments

Allentown Metropolis Council OKs budgetary adjustments

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Allentown Metropolis Council permitted numerous ordinances amending the 2022 basic price range on Wednesday night time. DCED grant for hearth division One permits town to just accept a $100,000 Pennsylvania Division of Neighborhood & Financial Improvement grant for use for the Allentown Hearth Division. The cash will probably be spent on updates…

Allentown Toy Manufacturing constructing may turn out to be reasonably priced housing

Allentown Toy Manufacturing constructing may turn out to be reasonably priced housing

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Allentown Metropolis Council authorised a plan to amass funding to rehabilitate and reuse the previous Allentown Toy Manufacturing Co. constructing Wednesday night time. The Metropolis of Allentown is searching for $1.5 million to be used by the Allentown Redevelopment Authority to reuse the property situated at 725 N. tenth St. It plans…

Allentown Metropolis Council benches 'accountable contractor' ordinance

Allentown Metropolis Council benches 'accountable contractor' ordinance

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Allentown Metropolis Council has postponed indefinitely laws that may have modified necessities for contractors in search of to work on some metropolis initiatives. The movement on the “accountable contractor” ordinance occurred throughout a three-minute particular committee assembly Thursday night time. One of many invoice’s co-sponsors, Councilman Edward Zucal spoke first and made…

Allentown Metropolis Council advances revised 'accountable contractor' ordinance

Allentown Metropolis Council advances revised 'accountable contractor' ordinance

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Allentown Metropolis Council superior an amended model of the ‘accountable contractor’ ordinance on Wednesday evening. The modifications embody elevating the brink on contractors bidding on metropolis initiatives from the earlier over-$100,000 quantity to greater than $200,000. Contractors bidding on initiatives over that $200,000 threshold must provide apprenticeship packages conforming to U.S. Division…