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Councilman advises change

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Leiner: Coplay's style 'unacceptable'

Last week's "open" committee meeting in Coplay didn't take place after all.

In an attempt to avoid being caught in a violation of the Sunshine Act, which requires government officials to do business in public, Councilman Bill Leiner Jr. scheduled what he intended to be a public meeting of the health and insurance committee Oct. 25.

He asked that the meeting be listed in The Press' Happenings section and had it posted on a borough bulletin board and website.

However, after talking to Pennsylvania Newspaper Association attorney Melissa Melewsky, Leiner changed his mind.

Coplay zoners: Homeowner not liable

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Hearing covers case of the missing driveway

Matthew and Stephany McCauley's new home in Coplay came with a surprise.

Apparently the home was supposed to have off-street parking. The driveway was never installed, however.

The McCauleys learned of the requirement Aug. 30 when they received a notice of violation from the borough for not having off-street parking at their home, located at 57 N. Fifth St.

"No one plans to install a driveway on a home they just purchased," said Matthew McCauley at a zoning hearing Oct. 25. "It would put us under serious financial hardship."

Contract awarded

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Work to begin on bridge

The demolition of the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge, followed by construction of the new bridge which runs across the Lehigh River, is only a few weeks away.

Motorists will soon reach their destination via the Coplay-Northampton Bridge, the Pine Street Bridge connecting West Catasauqua in Whitehall Township, and further south using bridges linking portions of Whitehall to Race Street in Catasauqua.