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Nazareth Borough News
Nazareth Borough Council has formally approved a number of Summer events. This year's Food Truck Festival will begin the festivities on Saturday, June 19, 2022 at 3:00 pm on Belvidere Street between Main and Broad Streets. The four hour event, now in its sixth year, is expected to welcome a variety of food trucks with lots of menu offerings to please every palate. The Kazoo Parade, a Nazareth trademark event, will be conducted on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 10:00 am with its usual parade route which ends at Council Chambers. A new event, Nazareth Night Out, will be held in the Main Street Parking Lot on Friday evening, July 15th with many of the vendors there who frequent the Saturday Farmer's Market in the Circle. Many new, additional vendors are expected as well. The hope is that this event will prosper and grow in the coming years and serve not only as a prelude to Nazareth Day but will also in a sense, replace the now defunct Block Party which went on from 1990 through 2017. Finally, Nazareth Day is expected to be the Summer highlight it has always been with the Park full of vendors and crafters with sports clinics and competitions while the downtown will see its share of both retail and community happenings as well. That day, July 16th, will culminate with the annual Fire Company's Fireworks Show in the Park beginning at around 9:00 pm. You're invited to join the Summer Fun in our wonderful Borough!

The Nazareth Park Pool will open on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 12 noon for another Summer season. The filters are running, the cover is off, Pool Pass sales continue and all is in readiness for a weather-permitting season opening weekend as the Pool will also be open Sunday and memorial Day Monday, May 30th from noon till 7:00 pm. The Borough reserves the right to close earlier if there are an insufficient amount of patrons. The Pool will reopen Saturday, June 4, 2022 and Sunday, June 5, 2022 and then will reopen daily on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 with the official end of the school year.

The Borough of Nazareth is seeking an interested person to serve as a regularly scheduled Parking Enforcement Officer. This is a paid "part time" (20 -28 hrs weekly) position. Interested persons can access an application on the Borough website...nazarethboroughpa.com...click on the Forms and Documents Tab and then Employment Application under General. Due to the current public health crises, applications must be mailed in to the Borough of Nazareth 134 S. Main Street, Nazareth, PA 18064. Deadline for applications is June 20, 2022.

Nazareth Police Committee
Carl A. Fischl, Chairman

Those who purchased Pool Passes through the Rec Desk portal, at the Municipal Offices or on the first weekend of Pass sales in the Park can pick up the actual passes on Saturday, May 21st from noon till 3:00 pm in the Park at the Pool entrance. Those who do not take advantage of this opportunity can get their actual passes on their first day of swimming at the Pool. Additional, on-site Pool Pass sales will also be available during that time slot. Please call the Borough Office with any questions at 610-759-0202.

The Nazareth Dog Park will be rededicated to honor former Councilman, the late Jack Herbst on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 12:30 pm. Herbst singlehandedly led the crusade against strong opposition to ensure that dogs would have a place to romp freely and enjoy the outdoors in safety. Jack secured the funding, sought out design and fencing contractors and then convinced Council that this was something the Borough would proudly call its own. Herbst was correct on all counts and the Borough has won three awards for its Dog Park plus the acclaim of dog lovers from as far away as Monroe County. Mayor Colondo will host the event and oversee the proceedings.

2022 Pool Passes can be purchased in our Park on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 11:00 am till 2:00 pm and again a day later, Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 11:00 am till 2:00 pm at the new entry building to the Pool near the Refreshment Stand. The Pool will officially open on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 12 noon, weather permitting and will be open again Sunday, May 29th and Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022. Following the official end of school, with the last day now scheduled for Tuesday, June 7, 2022, the Pool will open daily from noon until 7:00 pm, weather permitting. Over the last three summers, Pool Parties have become all the rage and are already booking fast for 2022. Those who book a Pool Party have private use of the new Pool Pavilion for the duration of the party plus an hour of preparation time. Interested Pool Party patrons can book an afternoon 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Party or an evening Party from 6:00 pm till 8:30 pm. The Pool Manager will be announcing morning swim lessons, details for enrolling and pricing when the season opens. There are other options for buying Pool Passes, booking a party or reserving a Borough facility. Buying Pool Passes, booking an outing or Pool party and reserving a pavilion just got a whole lot easier as the Borough now utilizes the RecDesk website and ap to make that process better. Just log on to https://nazarethboro.recdesk.com/Community/Home, set up an account and take advantage of the many features that are offered. You can browse the calendar for availabilities, view all of the Borough's parks, pavilions and facilities, reserve the Pool Pavilion for a party or buy Pool Passes. It's all done on line from the comfort of your home or office with no waiting and only a credit card is required for payment. Go online and see for yourself.

Musson Brothers has been contracted for the sewer rehabilitation project for the Nazareth Borough Municipal Authority. The preliminary construction has a tentative start date of April 19, 2022 for the sewer televising. The sewer televising will proceed the mainline sewer rehabilitation and will be followed by the lateral rehabilitation work.

1) The lateral rehabilitation method is comprised of four distinct steps: 1. Televising Sewer Lateral Musson Brothers will begin the process by televising and recording a video of your sanitary sewer lateral by launching a camera from the sewer main into your lateral. An appropriate location at the right of way for an access point to the lateral (Vac-A-Tee, see step 2) will be determined. The proposed location will be marked by a lath and green paint. Please do not remove the lath unless necessary. If it is moved, please return the lath to the exact location. In the event that Musson Brothers is not able to locate the lateral from the sewer main due to a blockage, Musson Brothers will contact you to locate from the cleanout in your basement. This will not disrupt the sewer service of your home.

2. Exterior Cleanout (Vac-A-Tee) Following the televising of the lateral, Musson Brothers will install the Vac-A-Tee onto your sewer lateral at the marked location. The installation will include a hydro-excavated hole with an approximate 2’x2’ opening directly above the sewer pipe. When the pipe is located, the cleanout will be installed by means of a custom PVC saddle and adhesive. The pipe will be cut to grade with a metal cap capable of lawn mowers riding over without interference. This will not disrupt the sewer service of your home.

3. Prepping of the Lateral At this time, the top of your cleanout will be cored out with a hole saw. The lateral will then be cleaned and measured for a custom fit liner to the dimensions of your lateral. This will not disrupt the sewer service of your home.

4. Installation of the Cured in Place Pipe (Lateral) You will receive a door hanger notice the day prior to installation of your lateral liner. As all work is done from the exterior, you do not need to be home during the installation. If you are present, a Musson Brothers representative will notify you prior to the start of the installation and ask that you refrain from using water for approximately two hours. After the liner has been successfully installed and reviewed by televising from the cleanout, a representative will once again notify you that you are back in service. Note: Musson Brothers will make multiple installations in one day which means your service will not be shut down all day for the lateral lining portion of the project. Please be patient as there will be inactive times of the project due to manufacturing of the custom liners. If you should have any questions, please contact Nick Zillman of Musson Brothers at 414-303- 2707.

Sincerely,
Nick Zillman
Musson Brothers Inc.

The start of Spring always brings with it a winter cleanup of street debris and the remnants of another tough cold weather season. The Borough also restarts its regular weekly routine of street sweeping and reminds residents to keep their vehicles off of the streets on the designated days and times for that early morning cleanup to occur. Street sweeping is done in the early morning hours so as to not disrupt school bus pickups and work departures. Beginning at 5:30 am on Tuesdays, Borough Public Works will clean the streets on the east side of the Borough...east of Main Street... and the routine will be repeated each Friday morning starting at 5:30 am on the west side of the Borough....west of Main Street. Mayor Colondo has placed this information on a number of Borough social media pages and will also have a Nixle alert.

Nazareth Borough will be collecting your yard waste curbside during the week of April 18, 2022. Unlimited amounts of yard waste (leaves, branches, twigs, flowers, roots, bushes, garden clippings) will be collected curbside. Place your yard waste in any open top container (clean, no trash and not your automated cart), tie with cotton or hemp twine in bundles no larger than 3ft x 3ft x 3ft and weighing no more than 40 pounds or place in compostable paper bags which are available at most hardware or grocery stores. (NO PLASTIC ROPE, TWINE OR BAGS). No grass clippings, tree stumps, loose soils, sod, any wood or tree limbs over four (4) inches in diameter, human or animal excrement, noxious weeds or soil contaminated with hazardous substances. Questions? Contact Charles Donello - Nazareth Borough Ecology Chairman 484-274-2235

Buying Summer 2022 Pool Passes and reserving pavilions and pool parties just got a whole lot easier as the Borough's new RecDesk portal will allow patrons to jump on the internet and make those arrangements without leaving home or standing in line. The site is up and running but not yet complete as other important options continue to be added. The Summer of 2022 promises to be a great one as a return to normalcy looks to be where we are headed and RecDesk will help take us there with a new level of convenience. We invite everyone to visit the site...and watch in the future for continued updates:

https://nazarethboro.recdesk.com/Community/Home

The Borough of Nazareth is accepting applications for the position of Full Time Police Officer. This is a Civil Service position. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, be at least 21 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. As part of the Civil Service process, candidates are required to pass written, oral and polygraph examinations. Candidates must be physically capable of performing the essential functions and tasks of a police officer. Candidates will be subject to a comprehensive background investigation.

Prior to appointment, every applicant must possess a valid PA Driver's License, have successfully completed Act 120 Academy and be capable of MPOETC certification. Application packets can be obtained at the Nazareth Municipal Offices, 134 S. Main Street, Nazareth, PA 18064, Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm or downloaded from the Borough website - nazarethboroughpa.gov - access the Forms and Documents tab on the Home Page - lower left column.

The Application deadline is Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 4:00 pm. There is a non-refundable $35.00 application fee, payable in cash or money order.

The Nazareth Pool will feature some upgrades during the summer of 2022. A Pool website will be up and running by late February and patrons can purchase Pool Passes and arrange for Pool Parties on-line with a credit card. All patrons will be required to enter the Pool through the open gate near the Refreshment Stand as they did in 2021. Credit cards will be accepted for all services along with cash. Passes can be purchased at the Pool Entry Point or on-line through the RecDesk website. Details for logpons will be posted in the coming weeks. Nazareth Borough Council has approved the following Pool and Pool Pass rates for the Summer of 2022. Adults weekday admission $10, weekends and holidays $12...Juniors ages 4 - 17 weekdays $8...weekends and holidays $9...Senior Citizens ages 62 and older - weekdays $7... weekends and holidays $9 - Children under 4 yrs - Free. These rates apply to all patrons, regardless of residency. 2022 Pool Pass rates are as follows: Pool Pass rates for a Family of four people are $250 and $15 for each family member above four...proof of family affiliation will be required with names being added to the actual Passes. Family member photos for authentication may be added as the RecDesk service comes on-line but that is not certain at this point.. There is no residency requirement. Senior Adult (Ages 18-61)Pool Passes will be $175, Junior Pool Passes (Ages 5-17) will be $150 and Senior Citizen Pool Passes...age 62 and older will be $125. There will be no "pre-season" incentive discounts. Diane Mullen will once again be the Borough's Park/Pool Manager. For more information on RecDesk and other reservations for Pavilions and the Gazebo, please call the Borough Office at 610-759-0202.

The Borough of Nazareth will hold its Bi-Annual Reorganization Meeting at 6:00 pm on Monday, January 3, 2022 at the Fire House, 49 South Broad Street. The location change is due to the ongoing Public Health crises and the need for a more spacious and open air meeting area. At this Meeting, Council will install and swear in elected officials and appoint officers. A regular Council Business Meeting will follow the conclusion of the Reorganization Meeting.

Nazareth Borough Council will conduct its Bi-Annual reorganization Meeting on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 6:00 pm. At that meeting, six Councilpersons, the Borough's Mayor, Fire Chiefs and Special Fire Police will all be sworn and take their respective Oaths of Office. Council has also cancelled its regularly scheduled Thursday, December 30, 2021 Workshop Meeting. Please also note that there are no Council Committee Meetings during the Holiday month of December.

Nazareth gears up for another Holiday season as the Christmas spirit makes its annual visit to our Borough. Holiday downtown tree lights will be lit December 6th with the official Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday evening December 10th at 7:00 pm in the Circle. The next morning, Saturday, December 11th, Christmas in Nazareth again happens throughout the downtown, the Circle and the historic district. The Nazareth Chamber has a full calendar of events for that day and there will be free meter parking the entire day.

Yard Waste Facility & Skate Park Now Closed For the Season

The Borough's Yard Waste Center on Stoudt Boulevard is now officially closed for the season. The facility will reopen on March 29, 2022...weather permitting and without snow accumulation. Also, the Borough Skate Park is officially closed for the next few months with an expected reopening on or about April 1, 2022.

The Borough has recently contracted with MuniciPAY to now allow our residents and landlords to pay their municipal Trash & Recycling bills on-line. Please visit our Payments Section of our website.

The Borough of Nazareth's commitment to provide efficient, convenient and reliable service to its residents led us to contract with MuniciPay to offer secure acceptance of electronic payment of your Parking Tickets. Parking Tickets can now be accepted online using your credit card or electronic check. Please visit the Police Payments Section for more information.

The Borough will see lots of activity in October with the Electronics Recycling Event starting things off on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in our Park from 3:00 pm till 6:00 pm. The event is for Nazareth residents only and proof of residency is required. More information about the event can be found on the Borough website under the Trash & Recycling tab. Four days later, at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 16th, the Halloween Parade returns after last year's cancellation due to the Pandemic. The Nazareth Fall Festival also returns and follows the Parade on South Main Street from 2 pm – 6 pm starting at the corner of S. Main Street and Belvidere Street down to the Municipal Parking Lot. There will be free meter parking for that event.

The Borough will see lots of activity in October with the Electronics Recycling Event starting things off on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in our Park from 3:00 pm till 6:00 pm. The event is for Nazareth residents only and proof of residency is required. More information about the event can be found on the Borough website under the Trash & Recycling tab. Four days later, at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 16th, the Halloween Parade returns after last year's cancellation due to the Pandemic. The Nazareth Fall Festival also returns and follows the Parade on South Main Street from 2 pm – 6 pm starting at the corner of S. Main Street and Belvidere Street down to the Municipal Parking Lot. There will be free meter parking for that event.

A ceremony and prayer service at 9:00 am in the Circle on September 11, 2021 will sadly commemorate one of our nation's darkest days. There will be an invocation and Pastor French of the Nazareth Moravian Church will officiate. Residents and visitors are encouraged to attend.

Labor Day marked the end of another successful season for the Borough Pool. Last year's "pandemic" closing of the Pool had residents and visitors alike, hungry for the cool waters and lazy summer days that swimmers have come to enjoy. Pool manager JJ Apostolico and his crew of lifeguards and maintenance staff managed a crush of pool parties, summer camps and everyday admissions while keeping everyone safe and enjoying all that our facility has to offer. Memorial Day 2022 and next year's reopening is a mere nine months away. Watch for opening dates, pre-season pass sales and available booking dates for pool parties. Check the Pool Page on the website here for any announcements.



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Welcome to the Borough of Nazareth website. The borough is named for the Biblical town of Nazareth. William Penn bequeathed this land to his daughter, Letitia, who under colonial law would have had to pay a single red rose each June 24, if so demanded by the trustees. People in Nazareth celebrate this every year on June 11 and 12 by various organizations selling single red roses throughout the town.

The Borough of Nazareth, founded in 1740 by Moravian settlers, is a quaint and charming community situated in central Northampton County just four miles north of Bethlehem and seven miles northwest of Easton. Nazareth can boast of quiet and attractive neighborhoods and easy living and its 5,746 residents enjoy the Borough's great parks, heralded school system, convenient downtown and one hour access to New York City and Philadelphia. Historically, Nazareth was an industrial town with the production of cement, textiles, yarn and fabricated steel at its heart but the town will always be linked with its best known and most popular product, the Martin Guitar.



Thousands of the prized guitars are still produced each year for worldwide distribution and each summer, the town proudly hosts the annual "Martin On Main Street Festival". Serviced by its own Police Department and Vigilance Hose Volunteer Fire Company, Nazareth offers a unique community spirit which manifests itself in several traditional events like Nazareth Day, The Block Party, parades and holiday tours. The Borough can be accessed by Routes 191 which passes through the heart of the downtown and Route 33 which skirts the Borough's eastern borders.



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