HIGHLIGHTS

 

COPLAY SPORTS 

OPENING DAY MAY 2

     Join us at the Coplay Sports Field complex, Maple Street, on Saturday, MAY 2 for Opening Day Ceremonies beginning at 11:30 am.  Come to cheer on your children, grandchildren and future baseball and softball athletes when the games begin at 1 PM.  Help support our organization by purchasing lunch at the Wildcats Den while you enjoy the game.


 

SAYLOR CEMENT KILNS

     Lehigh County will present the architects’ report at the next Coplay Council Workshop meeting Tuesday, MAY 5 at 7 PM in Council Chambers.  This report will be a reference point moving forward for any Saylor Kiln restoration effort.  Try to attend this important meeting on Tuesday, MAY 5.  Contact Council Member Bill Leiner Jr, billleiner@aol.com or Mayor Joseph Bundra, 484-239-1611 with any questions or if you want to be part of the restoration of the Saylor Kilns.


TIRE DROP OFF MAY 9

     The Annual Borough Tire Drop Off will be held on Saturday, MAY 9 from 10 AM – 2PM.  This is the only tire drop off offered for the year!  Residents must bring tires and proof of residency to the Coplay Parkway lower lot; limit is 6 tires per household.  A trailer, furnished by LaFarge, will be loaded by borough employees.  We accept tires from cars, pick-up trucks and vans, but NO large trucks, ATVs, motorcycles or bicycles.  Tires left outside are listed as a major contributor to West Nile Virus and borough ordinance prohibits accumulation of tires on properties for this reason


STREET SWEEPING MAY 20 & 21

     All borough streets will be professionally swept on Wednesday, MAY 20 and Thursday, MAY 21.  All vehicles must be removed from streets on designated days.  To aid in the process, please sweep stones from sidewalks into the street.                                

            WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 – Front, 3rd, 5th, Cherry, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th Chestnut, Keefer, Maple, Oak, Center & Center Circle, Hokendauqua, Bridge and Poplar Streets

.           THURSDAY, MAY 21 – 2nd, 4th, 6th, Wall, 8th, 10th, 12th, Lehigh, Coplay Streets, Schreiber Ave, Saylor & Saylor Circle, Magna & Magna Circle East and West, Tapler, Margaret, Barbara, Catherine, and Bernice Drives, and Ruch Street.

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COPLAY POOL

OPENING DAY JUNE 13

     Coplay Pool opens the weekend of JUNE 6 and JUNE 7 from 12-7 pm, with the official Opening Day on Saturday, JUNE 13.  Hours of operation June 12-7 pm; July 12-8 pm; August 12-7 pm.                                   

     Pool passes can be purchased at the Borough Office ONLY, Monday thru Friday from 8am – 4:30pm.  Pool rates for the 2015 season have not increased:

         Coplay Resident   Whitehall Resident   NonResident

Family       $105                     $115                      $150

Adult          $ 55                       $ 60                      $ 70

Student     $ 40                        $ 40                      $ 40

Daily          $  5                        $  6                       $  8

     Back by popular demand are Monday Night Aqua Zumba classes beginning on Monday, JUNE 22 from 6:30-7:30 pm, along with the addition of an every other Friday evening class also at 6:30 pm, check the pool for dates.  Cost is $5 (seniors $3).

     SEASONAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY – Coplay Parkway Pool Concession Stand is available for the 2015 season.  Beginning in June, reasonable and affordable rent.  Great concept for any non profit organization as a fundraiser.  Contact borough office at 610-262-6088 or Steve Burker at 610-703-848 with any questions or for more information.

   21st ANNUAL

CHILDREN’S BIKE DERBY

     The date of the CTW “21st Annual Children’s Bike Derby” is Saturday, JUNE 13 from 8:30 – 10:30.  The 2015 Derby will be held on St. Peter’s RC Church grounds, and is open to kids ages 2-14 from Whitehall and Coplay communities.  Everyone participating receives a bike helmet and various other prizes, food and refreshment and it is all FREE.   Contact Bill at 610-751-2745 or email billleiner@aol.com if you are interested in helping or in need of a registration form.   


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FREECYCLE/RECYCLING INFORMATION
    

 

       Pennsylvania law mandates that electronic items be kept out of landfills.  We partnered with FreeCycle, a division of GERSolutions, to bring you the most cost effective well-rounded electronics recycling program available in our area.  They accept a wide variety of items, most of which can be recycled for a small fee. 

     However, the cost to recycle TV's and Computer Monitors are as follows:

          CRT Televisions

            Up to 18" ----- $ 20.00

            19"-27" ----- $ 30.00

            28" and up-----$ 40.00

         Wooden Console CRT-----$ 50.00

         CRT Computer Monitor-----$ 10.00

         Projection Television-----$ 50.00

         LCD & Plasma Television-----$ 20.00 (any size)

         LCD Computer Monitor-----$  3.00        

     Additionally, FreeCycle will accept items containing Freon, at a cost of $20.00 each:

         Dorm Size Refrigerator    

         Air Conditioners                

         Freezers

         Dehumidifiers

     Please note, it is vitally important that ALL electronics items be complete.  Taking items apart INCREASES fees incurred for recycling and can be dangerous to you and the environment.  Fees for the items above apply whether you utilize our curbside collection or drop off at their facility.  Curbside collection is offered the third Wednesday of each month, for which we charge a nominal fee, $1 for most items, exclusions apply, see above; please call the office to arrange.  You can also take these items to FREECYCLE, 795 Roble Road, Allentown, PA, smaller items are still FREE of charge; for drop off schedule please visit www.gersolutions.net or call 484-866-0927. 

FROM THE DESK OF

Mayor Joseph Bundra

     Warmer weather is finally here!!  Please attend the MAY 5 council workshop meeting to discuss with Lehigh County officials, Restoration of the Saylor Cement Kilns.  Coplay residents MUST be involved in this process – it is our HISTORY

     Any resident wishing to share suggestions or concerns may reach me at 484-239-1611 or mayor@coplayborough.org

    


 

COUNCIL NEWS

 

The next Workshop meeting will be held Tuesday, MAY 5 at 7 PM; Council Meeting Tuesday, MAY 12 at 7PM;

 

 


BOROUGH HAPPENINGS

BOROUGH OFFICE and PUBLIC WORKS – will be closed Monday, MAY 25 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday


COPLAY LIBRARY 

 
COPLAY LIBRARY –Library events:

Trivia Saturday – MAY 2 noon to 2 PM

Basket Social – MAY 2 from 4-7 PM @ St. Peter’s Church

                                 Chicken & Ham Dinner

Storytime – Thursday, MAY 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 11 AM.

Library Board – meets Thursday, MAY 14 7 PM

Scrabble Night - Monday, MAY 18 5 -7 PM    

     MAY is Zinio Month at the library.  Download issues of popular magazines for your electronic devices.  Yours to keep forever – you never have to return them!  Call the library with questions.

     The library is accepting applications for Part-Time Library Assistant.  Approx 10hrs/wk including evenings and possible Saturdays.  Background check, Criminal history and Child Abuse clearances required.  Interested candidates should forward resume and cover letter to: Coplay Public Library, 49 S. 5th St by MAY 8.

     We are accepting donations for our October book sale.  All donations are tax deductible. 

   We are looking for teenage volunteers from grades 6 -12 to help with the summer reading program.  Stop by the library if interested.

     Library Hours:

 Monday – Thursday 10am – 7pm; Friday & Saturday – 10am – 5pm

Contact the Library at 610-262-7351

Follow our website – www.coplaypubliclibrary.org Contact the Library at 610-262-7351           For more information visit the library website, click here 

TRASH/RECYCLING/YARD WASTE/METAL COLLECTION/ ELECTRONICS COLLECTION

      Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, garbage pickup is pushed back one day – Monday  is collected Tuesday and Tuesday is collected Wednesday; no changes to Recycling or Yard Waste.  Recycling is collected every Thursday and Yard Waste, NO BAGS PLEASE, every Friday.  Electronics collection (call to schedule pickup) Wednesday, MAY 13 and Metal collection Thursday, MAY 14 (no need to call).  GARBAGE CANS - in excess of 35 gallons will NOT be collected.  You must call borough office at 610-262-6088 to schedule pick up of larger items (sofas, mattresses, etc.) on regularly scheduled garbage days, limit of two per year at no charge.  ELECTRONICS - televisions and other electronics WILL NOT be collected with regular garbage.  Utilize our Electronics Recycling collection, most items are $1, except TVs and computer monitors, call the borough office for cost to recycle based on type/size, or you can drop items off yourself, at FreeCycle, 795 Roble Road, Allentown on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 AM-5 PM and 3rd Saturday from 9 AM-11 AM.     

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COPLAY POLICE 

 received 153 calls in March 2015.  Arrests:  DUI – 1, False ID - 1; Traffic – 17, Written Warnings – 4, Parking Tickets – 22.       


CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS INFO

COPLAY AMERICAN LEGION

      Did you know…if you fly an American Flag at your home and are replacing it because it is worn, there is an old mailbox out front of our Post to dispose of worn flags properly.
          Contact Information: Larry 610-262-4133

COPLAY ATHLETIC CLUB

     Gym is located on the 2nd floor of the Coplay Municipal Building; meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the weight room (no meetings in July or August).    

Contact Information: Rick      484-225-1588

COPLAY COMMUNITY DAYS

     
   -will continue planning 2015 with a meeting on Monday, MAY 18 at 7 PM in Council Chambers.

            Contact information:  Steve    610-703-8487 


COPLAY NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH

     this passive group of concerned Coplay residents is always vigilant concerning any unusual persons or activities in the neighborhood which is then reported to our local Police department.  Laminated window Crime Watch signs and Vial of Life kits are always available free of charge for anyone, for use in your home.  Please contact us at the number below to request a kit.

Contact information: Frank   610-262-0802


COPLAY DEMOCRATIC CLUB

   The CDC spring meeting is tentative for MAY 2 at 1:30 pm at Paulie’s Restaurant.  All May candidates are invited to attend and share their thoughts.  Register to vote and get out to vote MAY 19th.  The CDC has voter registration forms.  Consider joining the CDC, one of the oldest Democratic Associations in the Lehigh Valley.  Annual dues are $2.00 per year.

Contact information: Bill    610-751-2745; billleiner@aol.com                       

   James          610-737-7725

 

COPLAY GARDEN CLUB

         
Join us at our next meeting on Thursday, MAY 28 at 7 pm at St. John’s Lutheran, 3rd Street.  Program “Aromatherapy” by Joan Good.  Garden Hint: Don’t cut the leaves off spent spring flowering bulbs.  Dying and yellow foliage may look unsightly but leave it in place to help the bulbs ripen for next year’s show.

            Contact information:  Jane     610-261-1243


COPLAY LIONS CLUB

     Join us at our next regularly scheduled meetings, Monday, MAY 4 and Monday, MAY 18 at 7:15 PM at the Coplay Saengerbund, S 5th St.  All are welcome as we work together to help our neighbors. 

            Contact information: Larry      610-262-4133

           

COPLAY PARK & RECREATION BOARD

       
   
     -next meeting scheduled for Monday, MAY 11 at 7 PM, in Council Chambers.   

            Contact information: Steve     610-703-8487


COPLAY RECREATION & WELFARE Assn.

   

     New members are always welcome!  If you are interested in learning more or joining, contact Rick at the number below.  Donations are always greatly appreciated.  Next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 3 at 6:30 pm in council chambers.

            Contact information:  Richard            610-261-0566

     Convalescent equipment, such as wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, and canes, is available if needed for one day, an outing over the weekend, or for however long is necessary; contact Faye at the number below, requests require 48 hours notice to organize.

             Convalescent Equipment: Faye        610-262-5335

COPLAY REC & WELFARE ASSN. FOOD BANK

     -available to any borough resident, proof of residency required, open 2nd Tuesday of each month MAY 12 from 9 – 10:30 AM in the municipal building basement.  Thank you to the Whitehall–Coplay School District for collecting canned goods for the Coplay Food Bank. 

Contact information: Louise   610-262-9351

 

COPLAYSCHOLARSHIP FUND

2015 Scholarship Competition begins in May, applications for two $500 scholarships, awarded in October, available from billleiner@aol.com or call 610-751-2745.  Thousands have been awarded since 2001 to recipients attending from LCCC to Oxford University, consider a donation to CSFC.  Send check to: CSFC – 41 N 8th St, Coplay, PA 18037. 

COPLAY SPORTS

Visit our website at www.coplaysports.org or email the address below.  Next meeting - Wednesday, MAY 13 at 8:30 PM at Fieldhouse.   

   Contact information: email     coplaysports@rcn.com


COPLAY TOWN WATCH

    
COPLAY TOWN WATCH –
The CTW continues its 20 year anniversary celebration with its next meeting Wednesday, MAY 20 at 7pm in Council Chambers.  The speaker is from the “GateKeepers” organization.  Join us for an interesting topic.  Free food and refreshments.  Bring your kids.  CTW continues our search for additional volunteers who want to make Coplay a safer, cleaner, better community.  If you lack time, consider sending a check of support to – CTW, 19 N 5th St., Coplay.
 

 
        
Contact
information: Bill 610-751-2745; email billleiner@aol.com

       Kevin        484-767-3094

  PROPERTIES OF MERIT –This CTW committee is looking for volunteers to join this fun committee of the CTW that recognizes beautiful Coplay properties at an outstanding Awards Reception, call Bill at 610-751-2745.

  WATCH WALKS –Join us as we greet neighbors and pick up loose garbage.  Meet at Sam Owen’s Restaurant at 9 AM, Saturday, MAY 9 and MAY 23.  If the weather is bad, walks are cancelled.

  DOG WALKER WATCHIf you walk your dog and want to improve our community, consider joining the “Dog Walker Watch” (DWW) program.  You will be trained in basic crime prevention techniques.  Call Bill at 610-751-2745 or Carol 610-653 -7762 or email billleiner@aol.com.

  FERAL CAT COMMITTEE –

The FCC is 10 years old!  An Anniversary Dinner event is scheduled for Friday, MAY 22 at 6 pm at Sam Owens Restaurant.  Consider attending this celebratory dinner for a group unparalleled in the Lehigh Valley.  If you have a house cat (or dog), work to be part of the solution of unwanted animals.  Get you animal spayed or neutered.  Next monthly meeting is MAY 17.

Contact information: Dennis   610- 967-2471

          Bill         610-751-2745



EXPLORER POST 101 

     -Our mission is promoting youth ages 14 -20 interested in the hobby of model railroading.   Meetings are held every Thursday at 7:30 PM on the 2nd floor of the Coplay Municipal building. 

Contact information: Dick       610-965-2598

IRONTON RAIL TRAIL

    

Our next workday is Saturday, MAY 9 (Whitehall); meet at 8 AM at N. Ruch and Chestnut Sts Trailhead.  Public meeting Wednesday, MAY 20 at 7 PM at Whitehall Municipal Building.

            Contact information: Dale       610-405-1025

 

SENIOR CITIZENS

   

meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1 PM at the Fire Building; always looking for members!  

     State Representative Dan McNeil will be guest speaker Wednesday, APRIL 15 at 1pm at the CFC building on Cherry St.  Information regarding the upcoming Seniors Fest Friday, April 17 at the Westgate Mall, hosted by State Rep Dan McNeil and State Senator Lisa Boscola, will be shared.  Members of Coplay Borough Council will also be in attendance.  Coplay senior citizen events are for members only.  For more information on how to join contact Dale.

            Contact information: Dale       610-262-5464

 

SUBURBAN NORTH YMCA

          For a full list of programs and registration information,contact the YMCA or visit their website, click here
          Contact information: YMCA 610-264-5221

                        NEW BUSINESS ANNOUNCEMENTS 

     Coplay has seen a few new businesses pop up in the last few months; stop in and say Hello!

            Petite Scholars Learning Center,Children’s Daycare 915 Chestnut Street; Reph’s Complete Auto Repair, 102 South 2nd Street;  Gigi’s Pizza & Pasta Grill, 123 Chestnut Street (formerly Raadical’s); And Coming Soon – The Bacon Strip, Breakfast & Lunch, 18 North 2nd Street (formerly Bill’s Lunch


EVENTS

BUS TRIP – Coplay Seniors invite you to join them on Thursday, June 18 to Kitchen Kettle Village, American Music Theater to see INSPIRE and Hershey Farms Restaurant for dinner.  Cost $70 PP.  For information call Clara at 610-433-4063.

COPLAY SAENGERBUND FRIDAY NIGHT BANDS –

bands at the Bund 2015 begin on Friday, MAY 1.  Gates open at 5 pm, kitchen open, $3 admission.  May schedule as follows: MAY 1 Alias; MAY 8 Sunshine Symphony; MAY 15 New Constitution; MAY 22 Common Bond; MAY 29 She Said Sunday.


THE BACON STRIP -  18 North 2nd St  - Grand Opening Saturday, MAY 9

HELP WANTED

Grass is Growing!!  Each year the borough office compiles a list of individuals available for grass cutting and trimming.  This list is shared with residents who call the office in need of services.  If you are willing to work, please call the borough office at 610-262-6088 to be added to the list.



CWSA INSPECTIONS

     As a reminder… the Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority is conducting inspections to meet recent EPA Administrative Orders which require the elimination of all Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) and clear water from entering the sewer system.  Notices were previously sent to all residences.  If you haven’t done so already, please contact the CWSA to schedule your inspection today at 610-437-2060 ext 11.

     



GIRL SCOUTS

      Join the Fun! Serving girls in grades K-12 through weekly meetings and community outings. Contact Stacy Zellner at 610 443-0217 or email, click here to find a troop near you.

AEROBICS

      Is offered Monday 7PM, Wednesday 7 PM & Saturday 8:45 AM at the Municipal Building. Cost is just $1 per class with no attendance requirements. Bring a Mat if you prefer.

LITERACY CENTER

      Is offering Free GED classes at Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6 – 8:30 PM beginning January 31. Call 610-435-0680 ext. 122 for more information or to register. Also see their website for additional programs and volunteer opportunities.