Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

THURSDAY 17

Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority, 3213 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 22

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

WEDNESDAY 23

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Station gets new firetruck

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Engine 3911 dedicated to the late Robert Benner

Whitehall Township Fire Department is officially the owner of a new pumper truck for the Egypt station. The new apparatus, designated as Engine 3911, is a 2018 Pierce pumper, which pumps 1,500 gallons per minute and has a 750-gallon reserve water tank.

It replaces a 1999 Kovatch pumper.

The new pumper, which cost approximately $650,000, is one of seven fire engines operated by the township department.

Fire calls

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

DEC. 31

Stations 35, 36, 37, 38, 3501 and 3503 (deputy chief) responded to a false alarm at 3217 Lehigh St.

Stations 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 and 3503 were called out to 3630 Mechanicsville Road for steam or another gas mistaken for smoke.

JAN. 2

The general cleanup after a vehicle accident on Mickley Road was handled by Stations 37 and 3503.

JAN. 4

A system malfunction at 2930 Zephyr Blvd. brought out Stations 35, 36, 38 and 3501.

JAN. 6

Station 39 assisted police or another governmental agency at 1492 Cedarwood Road.

Firefighters recognized for service

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Scholtis lauded for 50-plus years of volunteerism in township, county

Eight Whitehall Township firefighters, including one volunteer with more than 50 years of service, were recognized by the Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners at the Jan. 14 meeting.

Dennis Scholtis, current safety officer for the fire department, received his third commendation from the township in his 50 years as a volunteer firefighter.

Mayor Michael Harakal Jr. called Scholtis “one of the brightest lights in the volunteer and rescue world” and said his accomplishments are “at a national level in both competence and dedication.”

Fire calls

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Local News

DEC. 24

Station 36 was dispatched and canceled en route on Route 22.

An unintentional smoke detector activation at 3 Maryland Circle was answered by Stations 35, 36, 37 and 38.

Stations 36, 37 and 38 responded to an unintentional alarm transmission at Lehigh Valley Mall.

DEC. 25

Station 39 responded to a call at 2410 Coolidge St.

An unintentional smoke detector activation at 800 Maryland St. brought out Stations 36 and 37.

DEC. 27

Stations 35, 36, 40 and 3501 were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Summit Street.

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

THURSDAY 10

Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

MONDAY 14

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 15

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

WEDNESDAY 16