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Officials reverse earlier decision

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Twp. resolution opposes city wastewater plan

The Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners on Monday adopted a resolution opposing Allentown's plan to lease its water and wastewater systems.

The action reverses a decision last month, when the commissioners voted 4-3 to reject a similar resolution. Opponents said they did not want to tell the city what to do.

This month's resolution, passed unanimously, will be forwarded to Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlow-ski, Allentown City Council and the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners.

From Community Days to council

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Burker appointed to fill vacant seat in Coplay

Coplay Community Days Chairman Steve Burker is Coplay's newest borough council member.

In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, Coplay Borough Council appointed Burker to fill a seat vacated by Michael Mazur, who resigned in January. Burker will serve until the end of the year. He must win the next election in order to continue serving into 2014.

From Community Days to council

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Burker appointed to fill vacant seat in Coplay

Coplay Community Days Chairman Steve Burker is Coplay's newest borough council member.

In a unanimous vote Tuesday night, Coplay Borough Council appointed Burker to fill a seat vacated by Michael Mazur, who resigned in January. Burker will serve until the end of the year. He must win the next election in order to continue serving into 2014.

American Club honored with proclamation

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The pavilion has certainly been an asset to the American Club of Coplay.

Its prominence reaches far beyond the pavilion, a spacious indoor facility where many organizations hold fundraising activities. The pavilion is also widely known as the location where more than 1.6 million hoagies have been made over the years.

Coplay Mayor Joseph Bundra on Sunday presented the American Club of Coplay with a proclamation honoring it for its many programs and projects.

Fellowship breaks ground for additions

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Fellowship Community began another phase of expansion Feb. 28.

Officials at the senior nursing care and independent living campus broke ground for Phase 4 of its current expansion project. This phase will include independent living townhouses, personal care facilities, apartments and a community center.

After a brief dedication service, Fellowship Community personnel, township and state officials, civic representatives and construction contractors dug into the soft ground with ceremonial shovels to mark the official groundbreaking.

Happenings

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 14

· Explorer Post 101 meeting – Coplay municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St. Information: Jake at 610-465-2598.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.

Bad lights?

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

An audit may be the answer, officials learn

An audit may be the answer for municipalities being overcharged for utilities.

This was one of the messages at a meeting of the Mid-Eastern Counties Association of Boroughs last Wednesday in the Northampton Borough municipal building.

Vincent DiMaio of National Utilities Refund, which has an office in Northampton, said on average his firm has determined 80 percent of firms and government entities are overcharged. The errors usually occur due to miscalculations and discrepancies in utility provider records.

Battling 'bigfoot'

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Hozza discusses issues with area road construction

Bigfoot has invaded Whitehall. And there's not just one, but rather hundreds.

In this case, a "bigfoot" is a rubber base that holds an orange and white striped road construction marker. These objects line MacArthur Road in the area of the municipal building and the intersection of Route 22 and MacArthur.

"During the holidays, we thought it was traffic lights that were holding up southbound traffic," said Whitehall Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr., addressing the members of the Whitehall Township Crime Watch Feb. 25. He gave an updated version of his state of the township address.