Since that initial No, some Township Commissioners have been meeting individually with representatives of both this citizens group, as well as Executive John Stoffa. At tonight's meeting, Housenick Park is on the agenda as a "discussion" item.
Northampton County owns a conservation area adjacent to the park, and it's possible that both tracts could be combined. In addition to a $2 million trust to maintain the park, County open space money might soon be available to purchase some adjacent farmland owned by Central Moravian Church. According to some, that land is under agreement to Lou Pektor, but it is in a zoned conservation area.
Stoffa has claimed that what Mayor Johnston called Camel Hump Farm could very well become the Central Park of the Lehigh Valley. But two weeks ago, Commissioner signaled pretty strongly that they'll be making the calls. This is not out arrogance, but because they and the residents they represent are the ones holding the bag if the bottom falls out.