Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Chamber presents teaming idea to council

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Outreach program available to help promote businesses, local attractions

Jessica O’Donnell, of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, spoke to members of Coplay Borough Council Jan. 9 about the advantages of teaming with the Chamber.

According to O’Donnell, the Chamber is making an outreach program available to smaller communities to promote local businesses and local attractions.

“The Chamber is the seventh largest in the country,” she said. “We have many different programs to promote businesses and local functions. And we have funds to help communities like Coplay promote the borough.”

Commissioners pass resolution for grant request

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Sewer authority can now take next steps toward Summit, Prospect project

At its regular meeting Jan. 8, Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners passed a resolution allowing Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority (CWSA) to move forward with a grant request for the sanitary sewer project on Summit and Prospect streets. The deadline for the application is Feb. 26.

Commissioner Philip Ginder expressed his concerns with some of the wording in the resolution. He was concerned the wording left CWSA obligated to move forward with or without the grant.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

THURSDAY 18

Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority, 3213 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 23

Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. at the borough municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

WEDNESDAY 24

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

David A. Sonon

Mr. David Sonon was reared in Windsor Township, Berks County. As a youth, he worked on the neighbor’s farm, helping to milk and harvest crops. He attended Hamburg High School and was hired by Boscov’s to work in its warehouse at $3 an hour.

He recalled, “After later working in construction, I was hired by Ogden-Allied as a laborer to work for them at Allentown Cement in Evansville, now Lehigh Heidelberg. I was given a full-time job at the cement company in 1990.”

Mr. Sonon has worked as a lab sampler, miller, material handler, truck driver and shift repairman.

Fire calls

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

JAN. 5

A motor vehicle accident with no injuries on MacArthur Road brought Station 37 to the scene.

Stations 36, 37, 38 and 3503 (deputy chief) responded to a system malfunction at 2451 Main St.

JAN. 6

A system malfunction at 1 Maryland Circle brought out Stations 37 and 38.

JAN. 7

A downed power line at 3273 Water St. brought Stations 37, 38 and 3503 to the scene.

Stations 36, 37 and 38 responded to an unintentional smoke detector activation at 3 Maryland Circle.

County board votes to overturn veto regarding electronic copies of budget

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

At its Jan. 10 meeting, Lehigh County Board of Commissioners overrode a veto by former county Executive Thomas Muller that sought to undo the requirement that the county provide an electronic copy of Lehigh County’s annual budget.

Before the vote, the commissioners listened to Muller explain why he had vetoed the measure.

Coplay swears in council incumbents

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Bodish, Royer stay at helm

At Coplay Borough Council’s reorganization meeting Jan. 2, Mayor Dean Molitoris had a swearing-in ceremony for elected board members. Someone attending the new 97th council meeting will not notice any big difference from prior years. All the councilmen sworn in were incumbents.

Councilmen Louis Bodish, Stephen Burker, Carl Luckenbach and Charles Sodl were sworn in during council’s opening ceremony. Michael Dee, chief of staff for newly elected state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, attended the swearing-in ceremony and delivered congratulations from McNeill.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

THURSDAY 11

Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 16

Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

WEDNESDAY 17

Whitehall Township Planning Commission holds a workshop meeting 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting 7:30 p.m., in the public meeting room at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

THURSDAY 18