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Nazareth Borough News
The Nazareth Borough Police Department invites the community to take part in the Community Camera Program. This new voluntary safety initiative will allow residents and business owners to register the locations of their video surveillance systems with the Nazareth Borough Police Department to help deter and fight crime in the community.

Through this camera registration program, the Nazareth Borough Police Department will be able to identify locations of cameras that are near crime or crash scenes and contact residents and business owners for video surveillance footage.

There is absolutely no cost to register your security camera. Registration is completely voluntary, and you can cancel your registration at any time. At no time will the police department have access to your security system remotely.

Once registered, a member of the Nazareth Borough Police Department will contact you to verify your information. You will only be contacted by the police if there is an incident in the vicinity of your security cameras. In the event a crime occurs near your registered cameras, you may be contacted by police officers who will request a copy of the video and/or images captured by your cameras over a designated time period that could assist in the investigation. To register your camera please go to our Camera Registration Page.

Information provided to the Nazareth Borough Police Department regarding your camera system will be for official use only. Your personal information will remain confidential and not be distributed except as required by law or court order.

Questions about the program, registering your security cameras, or canceling your registration can be directed to Police Administrative Assistant Debra Dreisbach at ddreisbach@nazarethboroughpa.gov or by calling 610-759-9575 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Thank you for your participation, and assistance in helping the police department and our community.

Randy Miller - Chief of Police

At its November Business Meeting, Nazareth Borough Council unanimously approved a "proposed" 2023 Borough Operating Budget which does not contain a tax increase over the current 16 Mills. Included in the Budget are $250,000 for street repairs, $50,000 for MS4 Storm Water repairs, $180,000 for renovations to the current Firehouse, $147,000 to replace the basketball courts in the Park and the purchase of a new Public Works pickup truck. Council will decide on formal and final Budget approval at its December 5, 2022 Business Meeting.

Traditional events like the annual Tree Lighting and Christmas in Nazareth will bring plenty of late Fall excitement to our downtown and those both will follow the YMCA's Pumpkin Pie 5K Race on Thanksgiving morning, November 24th. Two days later, Council has approved "all day" Free Downtown Meter Parking on Small Business Saturday and has similarly agreed to Free Parking in the metered zone on Saturday, December 10, 2022 for Christmas in Nazareth. The Borough Christmas Tree will be formally unveiled and lit on Friday evening, December 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm. The Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce, a division of the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, is certain to provide another memorable season of Christmas events in our Borough.

With the arrival of winter weather and colder temperatures, the yard Waste Center on Stoudt Bouelvard and the Skate Park in our Borough Park will end their seasons on December 1, 2022. December 1, 2022 will be the final open day for both facilities, weather permitting. Watch for the announcements of early April re-openings in 2023.

Each October, Northampton County honors nominees for a select number of awards to include Employee of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Veteran of the Year. Nazareth Borough proudly nominated two most deserving individuals for the October 8th celebration event in Louise Moore Park. Erin Bowers of our Public Works Department received the Employee of the Year Award from County Executive Lamont McClure, a most deserving honor for a 17 year employee who takes tremendous pride in everything she does not only in our Borough Park but in everything she does throughout our town. The pristine look of our Circle and all of our parks is a testament to Erin's oversight with flowers, shrubs and all plantings as each year she selects what will be in each location, then carefully tends to the watering and fertilizing and trimming of each bush, shrub and flower that she has chosen. Erin's overall job performance makes her a worthy recipient of this prestigious award. Barbara Fischl was similarly honored for her incredible amount of Borough volunteer service. Barbara has been a hard working Library Board member and Chair of that Board for 16 years while also chairing the Borough's Planning and Civil Service Commissions. Both of those positions require lots of hard work and the willingness to devote countless hours of her personal time to help our Borough. At a time when many of the Borough's boards and commission posts go unfilled with no one willing to help, Barbara Fischl has and continues to admirably serve on three commissions and has done so for countless years and with great professionalism. Ms. Fischl recently submitted her Letter of Interest to serve yet another upcoming term on our Planning Commission so to say her award is most deserving is a bit of an understatement. Congratulations and a "Nazareth Thank you" to both Erin and Barbara. Council plans to honor both at a future meeting.

The Board of Directors of the Nazareth Ambulance Corps is pleased and proud to announce the appointment of new Executive Director of EMS, Robert Norder. Norder's appointment becomes official on October 1st as the Corps again ramps up its emergency operations following a period during the public health crises when the groundswell of regular emergency calls and transports and the needed personnel for those increased daily services, forced Nazareth Ambulance to rely on Bethlehem Township to answer a portion of its 9-1-1 emergency calls. Norder brings a wealth of EMS success to his new position having successfully led the Bethlehem Township Ambulance Corps through the recent Pandemic and overseen its growth with multi stations and the expanded network of areas it now services. Norder has directed the Nazareth Ambulance Corps since early April as its "unofficial" Operations Director and has brought new processes, technology and equipment to the Corps while expanding its staff recruiting and transport services. Fourteen new employees are being brought on board during the month of October with the hope for many more to follow as Norder has assured the Board that he is pursuing new opportunities for Nazareth's network expansion of new customers to include additional senior, assisted living and nursing centers as well as inter-hospital transports. The Nazareth Ambulance Board of Directors accepted Norder's recommendation to officially change its name to the Nazareth Regional Ambulance Corps and the Board's legal representative has filed for that name change going forward. The New Era of the Nazareth Regional Ambulance Corps begins now!

The Borough of Nazareth is seeking an interested person to serve as a part time Administrative Clerk. This is a paid "part time" position for 18 to a maximum of 30 hours of weekly employment during regular business weekday hours. A strong emphasis will be placed on computer skills and competency with QuickBooks is also a plus. Interested persons can pick up an application at the Borough Business Office, 134 S. Main Street (main floor), during business hours, 8:30 am till 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday or access the Nazareth Borough website....nazarethboroughpa.com.... and retrieve an application under Forms and Documents-Borough of Nazareth Employment Application . Deadline for applications is October 14, 2022 and all applications, upon completion, must be hand delivered.

Borough of Nazareth
Larry Stoudt
Finance Committee Chairman

There will be plenty to do in October in our Borough. A second Firemen's Carnival will take place in the Park from Thursday October 6, 2022 through Sunday, October 9, 2022. One week later, the Borough's Environmental Steering Committee will be sponsoring a "residents only" electronics recycling and shredding event in the Park that Saturday morning, October 15th from 10:00 am till noon. Watch for ads in the Key and check this website for further details. Later that day, Saturday, October 15, 2022 the annual Halloween Parade will take place at 1:00 pm on its traditional parade route and the Nazareth Chamber of Commerce Lehigh Valley Chamber branch will conduct its annual Fall Festival on South Main Street between Belvidere and Walnut Streets and in the Borough Parking lot at 128 S. Main Street. That event will start at 2:00 pm following the Halloween Parade and conclude at 6:00 pm. There will be food vendors and music at that event.

Northampton County Department of Public Works will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on October 1st at Northampton Community College 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM, rain or shine. This event is intended for Northampton County residents only and online pre-registration is required.

Information from Northampton county can be found HERE.
Accepted Materials can be found HERE.

Nazareth Borough Council has scheduled Trick or Treat Night 2022 for Monday, October 31, 2022 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Council did not issue any restrictions to the annual Halloween Eve event but asks that children and parents exercise caution during that evening's search for treats.

At its August 1, 2022 Business Meeting, Nazareth Borough Council selected and appointed Larry Stoudt to again represent the Borough's Second Ward. Stoudt, an eleven term former Councilman and sixty year volunteer fireman will assume the seat vacated by Jessica Teel whose resignation took effect on July 6, 2022. Stoudt was selected over Noah Nealon and James Jablonski who had similarly applied for appointment. His term expires on December 31, 2023.

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 Friday, August 26, 2022 at 4:00 pm. There is a non-refundable $35.00 application fee, payable in cash or money order.

Completed applications must be hand-delivered or mailed to the Nazareth Borough Municipal Offices and include payment of the $35.00 application fee. Completed applications "must" be in the Borough Office by the 4:00 pm deadline on Friday, August 26, 2022...no exceptions and each completed and delivered application will be initialed and time stamped upon reception. The Borough of Nazareth will not accept application packets hand-delivered or post marked after the application deadline or which do not include payment of the application fee. You cannot apply online and online applications will not be accepted.

Please visit our Civil Service page for more information.



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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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