Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

JULY

THURSDAY 13

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

TUESDAY 18

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

WEDNESDAY 19

Whitehall Township Planning Commission holds a workshop meeting 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting 7:30 p.m., in the public meeting room at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

THURSDAY 20

Township waiting on decision regarding clean fill at quarry

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Whitehall Township is awaiting a ruling from the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board following two days of testimony on an appeal challenging the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) granting Coplay Aggregates to use regulated fill as a construction material under a permit at its quarry, north of West Coplay Road off Beekmantown Road.

Coplay wants cameras installed at community plaza

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its workshop session Tuesday, Coplay Borough Council debated adding surveillance cameras to watch over the community plaza.

“We have tolerated enough vandalism at the gazebo ... graffiti on rocks out front. Someone took the banner,” Councilman Stephen Burker said.

Burker and Councilman Charles Sodl joined police Chief Vincent Genovese and met with Bill Loy, the owner of Sam Owens Restaurant, to discuss a plan. Loy offered the borough the use of his surveillance system if the borough would foot the bill for additional cameras.

Carnival is back at Egypt park

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

After a four-decade hiatus, the carnival is returning to Egypt.

Egypt Memorial Park will be hosting a festival benefiting the community’s youth athletic teams July 19-22. Wednesday and Friday are family nights where wristbands for unlimited rides can be purchased for $15.

Carnival organizer Ron Oswald said plans to bring the fair back to Egypt have been in the works for three years. The last time Egypt Memorial Park hosted an event like this was in the late 1970s.

Former teacher charged with unlawful contact with a minor

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced Tuesday that a former teacher at Whitehall High School has been charged in relation to his alleged inappropriate contact with students.

David Andrew Borghesani, 29, of 415 Morton Ct., Northampton, has been charged with one count each of Unlawful Contact with a Minor, a felony of the third degree, and Corruption of Minors, a misdemeanor of the first degree. He will be arraigned through Central Booking later today.

Happenings

Monday, July 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

JULY 10

• Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m.-noon, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Nazareth. VBS continues until July 14. Registration: vbsmate.com/holycrossnazareth

• Wildlife day camp (for kindergarten through eighth grade), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Wayne Grube Park, Pavilion 1, 1200 Willowbrook Road, Allen Township. Registration: 610-965-4397, ext. 131, or dbauer@wildlandspa.org

• St. John’s Friendly Fifties picnic (rain or shine), noon-5 p.m., at 26th Street Playground, Northampton

Commissioners adopt property address amendment

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Uniformity of numbers important for emergency responders, board says

Since 1968, Whitehall Township has had legislation pertaining to street numbers, noting the size of the numbers and their placement on houses, businesses and other structures.

The size of the address numbers needs to be uniform, according to the legislation.

The board of commissioners, at its June 2 meeting, voted to be in compliance with the International Property Maintenance Code regarding the size of street numbers on all properties across the township.