Whitehall Township residents could see their insurance billed for costs of fire equipment used to assist them in emergencies.
At the township board of commissioners workshop meeting May 7, board members discussed a proposed ordinance that would allow Whitehall Township Fire Department to seek reimbursement for some of the costs of responding to an emergency.
Republicans Zach Mako, the incumbent, and Cindy Miller are each seeking a win in the May 15 primary to represent the 183rd Legislative District.
The candidate with the most votes in the primary will face Democrat Jason Ruff in the November general election.
The Press asked the candidates the following question:
Why did you decide to run for office in the 183rd Legislative District?
Their responses follow.
Eight candidates, six Democrats and two Republicans, are seeking the seat that represents the new 7th Congressional District.
This district was approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Jan. 22 and includes all of Lehigh and Northampton counties and the southern portion of Monroe County that includes Stroudsburg.
The area is represented by Congressman Charlie Dent, who announced he is resigning as representative from the former 15th Congressional District later this month.
The Lehigh Brigade of the Civil War Round Table and members of Whitehall Historical Preservation Society formed part of a contingent of 66 people from the Lehigh Valley to volunteer their services April 21 at the annual Gettysburg Conservation Day.
They cut brush from around the fences on the Henry Spangler Farm site within the battlefield park. The volunteers also dismantled, then rebuilt fences in need of repair, as well as painted posts, pickets and rails.
Whitehall-Coplay School Board meets 7 p.m. at the school district administration building, 2940 MacArthur Road.
Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Council meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
At Coplay Borough Council’s meeting May 1, Councilwoman Janet Eisenhauer acknowledged receipt of a $25,000 grant from the Trexler Foundation.
“Trexler has been good to Coplay. The only stipulation we have on the grant is to spend it on Saylor Park. They want a report to show how the money was spent by the end of November,” she said.
Trexler also gave $1,800 to the library. Those funds will be used for a new computer.
Eisenhauer announced the borough signed a contract with Paychex to do payroll.
Whitehall Bureau of Fire has received a $1,939 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.
FM Global representatives presented the award to Fire Chief David Nelson at the Whitehall Township Municipal Building, 3219 MacArthur Road. The award will be used to help investigators more efficiently investigate and determine the cause of a fire.
The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum will open at its Northampton site May 13 for the 20th year.
It is the only museum in the United States dedicated to the past and present cement industry with a focus on the once-thriving Atlas Cement Manufacturing Company and others. Since its opening in 2008, thousands of visitors have toured the 1401 Laubach Ave. museum. The building also houses the borough’s administrative offices, council chambers and the police station.