A soft opening of the new Super Walmart is in the planning stages before a formal ribbon cutting ceremony is held.
Whitehal Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. said the township has not yet been provided with the store opening date. However, there have been unconfirmed reports the store could open in late October, before the holiday season.
The formal opening, it was said, would not take place until the present Walmart, which in recent years underwent extensive interior and exterior remodeling, is demolished and a new parking lot constructed in its place.
The Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority, 3213 MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the borough municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
Whitehall-Coplay School board committee meetings – Education/Student Activities Committee 4 p.m.; Operations/Transportation Committee, 5:30 p.m.; Finance/Personnel committee, 6:45 p.m. Meetings are held in the WCSD Administration Building, 2940 MacArthur Road.
Coplay council took care of several new business items at its meeting Sept. 11. All new business was approved unanimously by the council members that were present.
· Approved the resignation of Dean Molitoris from Coplay Planning Commission with term expiring on Dec. 13, 2016.
· Approved the appointment of Frank Stoisits to the Coplay Board of Appeals with a term expiring Dec. 31, 2013.
· Approved a donation in the amount of $50 to the Greater Lehigh Valley Visiting Nurses.
· Approved a donation of $50 to Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County.
Mr. Dennis Nemes was welcomed this year as the new Central Catholic High School principal.
Mr. Nemes takes over after spending 30 years as the principal of Northwestern Lehigh High School. He comes to Central with a great amount of enthusiasm and excitement for this upcoming school year.
Numerous signs and safety measures and an increased police presence on MacArthur Road have not deterred many motorists to let up on the gas pedal.
"Patrol officers completed the third wave of state-funded traffic enforcement overtime on MacArthur Road with special attention given to the construction areas where numerous motorists were cited," said Whitehall Township Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. at Monday's commissioners meeting.
Police Chief Linda Kulp reported police officers issued 149 traffic citations in August and gave 28 written warnings to drivers.
Area student conducts research
Kara Eichelberger, of Whitehall, spent the summer studying vitellogenesis in fruit flies at Susquehanna University.
Eichelberger's research involves understanding the yolk deposition process in the genus Drosophila, more commonly known as fruit flies. She is working with Dave Richard, professor of biology.
Eichelberger, a senior biology major, is a 2009 graduate of Whitehall High School and is the daughter of Paul and Kristine Eichelberger.
MCCANN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY
Good Shepherd Elementary School, Northampton, began its second year of operations with Irene Quigley as school principal.
Quigley, who previously served in the same capacity at Christ the King, said the enrollment for kindergarten through eighth grade is 282 boys and girls, which mirrors the enrollment for the 2011-12 school year.
While computers have been part of the curriculum at the school for years, Quigley said Good Shepherd now has a new computer laboratory. Computer technology is taught at all grade levels, from kindergarten through eighth grade.
· Unit 3501 responded to a report of a truck into a car door, after which it continued on to take down a pole with wires, hit another car in a yard and continued on to hit a garage, causing it to collapse on Fourth Street near Park Street, 1 p.m.
· Stations 36 and 37 responded to a truck on fire at the Jefferson Street playground, 6:12 p.m.
·Stations 36 and 37 responded to a fire alarm at 1270 Boxwood Drive for a cooking accident, 5:23 p.m.
The Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets at 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
The Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meets at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
The Whitehall Township Planning Commission holds a workshop meeting at 6:30 p.m. followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
A 75-foot crane lifts a large concrete box culvert along MacArthur Road.