Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

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.

Township explores streetlight financing

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

LED upgrade will bring savings but has a million-dollar price tag

Whitehall Township’s proposed conversion of its streetlights to LED — which will provide a savings to the township and brighter lighting for residents — is projected to cost above the million-dollar mark, according to Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr., who updated the board of commissioners at its Sept. 11 meeting.

Hozza said several meetings have been held to determine appropriate light fixtures and costs.

“The next step will be exploring finance options for what will be a $1.3 to $1.8 million project,” Hozza said.

Cedarbrook renovations are approved

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by DOUG GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners approved, by a 5-4 vote, a mix of renovations and new construction for the Cedarbrook nursing home, South Whitehall Township, during a meeting Sept. 13.

A second campus of the Cedarbrook facility is in Fountain Hill.

The approved plan, often referred to as Option 6B, will take up to four years to complete. The approved plan for the South Whitehall facility allots $68 million for renovation of the existing facility and includes a new four-story addition. The plan allows 480 skilled nursing beds.