Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

MONDAY 9

Whitehall-Coplay School Board meets 7 p.m. at the school district administration building, 2940 MacArthur Road.

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

TUESDAY 10

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

WEDNESDAY 11

Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

Coplay resident complains about citation

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Borough agrees to visit property, said to have stormwater overflow issues

At Coplay’s workshop session Oct. 3, borough resident Rick White approached council to complain about a citation he received with 19 separate violations.

After giving a history of the property and the state of the buildings, White denied most of the violations. Specifically, he cited problems with a violation of animals on the property — he said he has no animals — and one violation of a tree growing out of a barn, which he said was not true.

Shredding event will be held Saturday

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

As a free service to the community, state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, will co-host a shredding event to give residents of the 183rd Legislative District a chance to safeguard themselves against identity theft by having their personal documents securely destroyed.

The event, co-hosted with the Borough of Northampton, will be held 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 7 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Board reviews proposed housing complex

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners, at Monday’s workshop meeting, got its first look at a proposed 48-unit apartment complex that would straddle Whitehall Township and the Borough of Coplay. The major part of the complex would be in Coplay, with a sliver in Whitehall.

Prior to the conclusion of the meeting, Lee Rackus, bureau chief of zoning, planning and development for the township, laid out the site plan and detailed the project, submitted by DVS Company, Whitehall.

Scary sights spotted in Parkway

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Whitehall firefighters’ Haunted Hayride to begin Oct. 6

Every October, the Whitehall Fire Department transforms the township Parkway into a frightful Halloween nightmare of sorts — a Haunted Hayride held Friday and Saturday nights.

“We work up different scenes every year,” said Matt Matika, a volunteer firefighter with the Hokendauqua station. “I ask members of the fire department to volunteer as scene leaders. They take it from there, adding in their own ideas.”

Matika acts as coordinator of the annual event.