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Lifeguards, manager hired for Coplay pool

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Coplay Borough Council approved hiring lifeguards and appointed Tiffany Benson as manager of Parkway Pool during its meeting May 14. Benson also serves as assistant secretary for the borough. She has worked out a schedule that allows her to perform both duties. The Bacon Strip will handle the pool concession stand.

Chris Gibbons was hired as financial adviser for the borough.

At the workshop meeting May 7, the aerobics class organizers asked council to be included as a borough activity. Benson confirmed the group is considered part of borough programs and, as such, is covered under the borough’s insurance policy. Benson issued a key card for entrance to the gym and requested all participating members sign waivers.

C&S Enterprise is a new group asking to use the gym. The group is headed by Bob Hartzell, who has been involved in local sports. The teams will use the gym for basketball practice.

Councilman Stephen Burker reported the recreation committee will meet at the end of May to brief all the new hires at the pool. The pool is scheduled to open June 17. The popular aqua Zumba classes are scheduled Mondays starting 6 p.m. and Wednesdays starting 6:30 p.m.

Burker will have training for the automated external defibrillator to be placed at the pool. The borough is ordering a new unit and wants to have the new unit on site for the training class.

Kenneth Stephens addressed members of council to present his qualifications as a candidate for magisterial district judge.

Stephens has a 30-year career with the Whitehall Police Department.

“I was a resource officer at the school, so most of the younger people graduating from Whitehall know me,” he said.

Stephens also coached baseball for Schadt Avenue Playground Association and Coplay Sports.

One of his assignments as a police officer is to make house calls to recent overdose victims, he said. He also is responsible for training newly hired officers.

The unofficial results of the May 21 primary election show Stephens second to winner Todd Heffelfinger.