Whitehall-Coplay Press

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CWSA discusses priorities for wastewater treatment

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority board members discussed at their meeting June 15 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) received from the Lehigh County Authority (LCA). The LCA has a set of priorities designed to improve wastewater treatment in the Lehigh Valley. All municipalities using the Allentown Wastewater Treatment Plant are asked to review and approve the changes.

The goals stretch to 2050. The length of the time frame is a cause for some concern.

Fort Deshler dig set

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Artifacts may be discovered at former military outpost

A dig at Fort Deshler — a military outpost during the French and Indian War and with now a historic plaque off MacArthur Road recognizing its place in history — will be conducted this summer in the hopes of yielding artifacts and remnants of the once-stone structure that has its place in the early beginnings of Whitehall Township.

The Fort Deshler site is near MacArthur Road and Columbia Street, partially on what is now a busy four-lane highway and on privately owned land.

Council seeks update on Saylor Park work

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Coplay Borough Council got an earful of the potential delays during its regular session June 13. Councilman Charles Sodl, along with council President Louis Bodish, grilled township Engineer Daniel Witczak on the status of Saylor Park. The borough received a grant from the state to complete a revamp of the area across from the Saylor Kilns.

Sodl’s questioning was specific; he wanted to know when the project would start and the expected completion date.

Township gets new firefighter

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Fourteen area volunteer fire departments added 31 new firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received their certificates of completion June 8 at a ceremony held at Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

Robert Tully completed the training to be certified as a Whitehall Township firefighter.

This was the seventh annual Bucks County Fire Academy course, held twice a week from January to May, at Allentown Fire Academy, at the Allentown Fire Department Mack Station at 1902 Lehigh St., near Queen City Airport.

CWSA solar plan will be reworked

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

With summer deadline missed, board to take time to redefine specs

At the June 15 meeting of Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority, the board tossed a bid for a solar energy array that would provide power to the Eberhart pump station.

“The project was spec’d for American-made solar panels recommended by Endless Energy. The manufacturer of the panels closed up along with most of the other American solar panel manufacturers,” Solicitor Jack Stover said.