Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority OKs 2019 budget

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Rate to remain the same; capital improvements projected at $2.5 million

Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority passed its budget for 2019 at its last meeting of 2018, held Dec. 20.

The authority is projecting income of $3.8 million. Operational expenses are totaled at $2,667,000. The remaining is for administrative expenses. Salaries and wages are $353,000, and the benefits package tops out at $402,000. Insurance expense for workers’ compensation and commercial coverage is $76,500.

Fire calls

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by The Press in Local News

DEC. 10

Stations 36, 39, 40 and 3501 responded to an electrical wiring or equipment problem at 4159 Roosevelt St.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries at MacArthur Towne Center brought out Station 36.

DEC. 12

Stations 35 and 38 were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident at 3800 Mechanicsville Road.

DEC. 14

An oil or other combustible liquid spill at 1450 MacArthur Road brought out Stations 35, 36 and 3501.

Stations 35, 38 and 3501 handled a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Mechanicsville Road.

Lehigh County commissioners name jail warden

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Board approves council appointments, land leases, equipment for coroner

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners conducted routine business Dec. 12, approving the appointment of Kyle A. Russell to the position of warden of the county jail. At a previous meeting, the board signaled approval of the appointment by voting for Russell’s appointment in a preliminary or first hearing vote.

Sarah Andrew was reappointed to the Aging and Adult Services Advisory Council, while Patrick Palmer was appointed to the council. The votes were unanimous by those present. Commissioner Percy Dougherty was absent.

Board OKs capital improvement plan

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Five-year township program will fund vehicles, road improvements

At its Dec. 10 meeting, Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a five-year capital improvement plan that will replace vehicles, improve roads and bring other enhancements to township departments.

The plan for 2019-23 projects involves capital improvement expenses ranging from $1.9 million to $2.9 million each year, ending in 2023 with nearly $500,000 left in reserve funds.

Nurse wins DAISY Award

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

Coplay woman says her job ‘makes a difference for people’

Melissa Soldridge has been in the medical field for more than two decades. It was later in life, after being a physical therapist assistant for 20 years, that she decided to pursue a different direction in medicine.

Graduating from the nursing program at St. Luke’s University Health Network in December of 2015, Soldridge then passed her boards in January of 2016. She has been a registered nurse for three years and has been working in home hospice care for Lehigh Valley Health Network for a year and a half. She has also worked for St. Luke’s and Fellowship Community.