HIGHLIGHTS

STREET SWEEPING MAY 11 & 12


All borough streets will be professionally swept on Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 12. All vehicles must be removed from streets on designated days,watch for NO PARKING signs. To aid in the process please sweep stones from sidewalks into the street.
WEDNESDAY, May 11- Front, 3rd, 5th, Cherry, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th, Chestnut, Keefer, Maple, Oak, Center & Center Circle, Hokendauqua, Bridge and Poplar Streets.
THURSDAY, MAY 12- 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.


TIRE DROP OFF MAY 7


The Annual Borough Tire Drop Off will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 10 AM- 2PM. This is the only tire drop off offered for the year! Residents must bring tires to the 1 Bridge Street property (this is a change in location from previous years); limit is 6 tires per household, bring proof of residency. 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 accumlation of tires on properties for this reason.


COPLAY POOL OPENING DAY JUNE 14

Coplay Pool opens the weekend of June 11 and June 12 from 12-7 pm, with the official opening day on Tuesday, JUNE 14. 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-Friday from 8 am-4:30 pm. Pool rates for the 2016 season are as follows:
COPLAY RESIDENT NON RESIDENT
Family $105.00 $190.00
Adult $55.00 $80.00
Student $40.00 $50.00
Daily $5.00 $9.00
Back by popular demand are Monday Night Aqua Zumba classes beginning on Monday, JUNE 20 from 6:30-7:30 pm, Cost is $5 (seniors $3)


BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

Several openings exist on borough Boards & Commissions as follows;Planning Commission- 1 open seat; Zoning Hearing Board-2 open appointments; Board of Appeals- 3 open seats (members must have construction/engineering qualifications); Park & Recreation Board- 1 open appointment. If interested or if you have any questions in serving on any of these boards, contact the borough office at 610-262-6088.


150th ANNIVERSARY

In 2019, Coplay will celebrate its 150th Anniversary of the Borough’s Incorporation. Although it seems far off, celebration planning needs to begin.  We would like to hold several festivities throughout the year and are putting together a committee to oversee this task.If interested, contact the Borough Office 610-262-6088.



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FREECYCLE/RECYCLING INFORMATION

Pennsylvania law mandates that electronic items be kept out of landfills. We will NO longer ACCEPT or PICK UP electronics, GER Solutions brings 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.

Additionally, FreeCycle will accept items containing Freon, at a coat of $20.00 each. Dorm Size Refirgerator, Air Conditioners, Freezers and Dehumidifiers FreeCycle does NOT accept smoke alarms, fire detectors or large refrigerators.
 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.
You can take these items to FREECYCLE, 795 Roble Road, Allentown, PA ; for drop off schedule please visit www.gersolutions.net or call 484-866-0927

FROM THE DESK OF


Mayor  Dean Molitoris

My word of the month is “Recycle”. Until recently I wasn’t fully aware that it costs the Borough significantly more per ton to dispose of regular garbage than it does to off-load recyclables. That means every item we  choose to recycle not only helps the environment, but it also reduces expenses for the Borough. In turn, this savings can help keep the garbage fees that we all pay in check. Please take a minute to visit the Borough wesdite at www.coplayborough.org to learn more about our community's recycling program. I plan on making a better effort to recycle and I'm hopeful many residents will do the same. Remember, recycling helps the environment and also helps the garbage fee that we all pay from increasing. Feel free to contact me at 484-239-1611 or coplaymayor@gmail.com.

 

COUNCIL NEWS

The next Workshop meeting will be held Tuesday,May 3 at 7:00 PM; Council meeting Tuesday,May 10 at 7 PM.

   


SAMUEL BALLET STADIUM

JOIN US!! Volunteers are needed to help with improvements and upkeep of the stadium. Anyone interested, attend our next meeting on Sunday  April 17 held at the Coplay Legion Post #426 on South 2nd Street at 2 PM. If you are unable to attend the meeting but interested in getting involved please contact Ron Helman at rhelman@coplayborough.org or Ed Filipovits at baseballnutflip@gmail.com. Regular meetings are held the third Sunday of every month, no meeting in December due to holidays. Donations to Balliet Stadium, Inc. are greatly NEEDED, appreciated and are tax deductible; send to 131 North 8th Street, Coplay PA 18037.

For 2016 we have created an Intern position and will be expanding information available on the Borough Website and adding a new Facebook page in the coming months. Games Schedules for May: Sunday, MAY 1 MSBL Spartans at 1 pm; Monday, MAY 2 Central JV at 4 pm; Wednesday, MAY 4 Central JV at 4 pm; Saturday, MAY 7 Whitehall Varsity at 1 pm; Sunday, MAY 8 MSBL Regulators at 1 pm & MSBL Spartans at 4:30pm; and Tuesday, MAY 10 Central JV at 4

MEDICATION RETURN BIN

Don't throw away old medication in the garbage or flush it down the toilet, bring it to the "MedRX Return-Drug Collection Unit", for proper disposal. Located in the Coplay Municipal Building Lobby right next to the Police Station door. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8 AM-9 PM.

Materials Accepted include: Prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and samples, vitamins, prescription ointments, prescription patches, and pet medications.

Materials NOT Accepted include: syringes, needles, sharp or other sharp objects, medications from businesses and clinics, lotion or liquids, aerosol cans, inhalers, hydrogen peroxide, and thermometers.


BOROUGH OFFICE & PUBLIC WORKS- will be closed on Monday, MAY 30 in observance of Memorial Day.



BOROUGH HAPPENINGS

COPLAY LIBRARY   

COPLAY LIBRARY — Library events:

 All ages are welcome at Story time with Miss Jo every Thursday at 11 am May 5, 12, 19 and 26. Library Board meets Thursday, May 12 at 7 PM in council chambers. Adult Coloring every Saturday, May 7, 14, 21 & 28 from noon to 3 pm and Scrabble Night Monday May 23 from 5-7 PM.  Basket Social Saturday, May 14, from 4 pm to 7 pm at St Peter's Roman Catholic Church chicken or ham dinner. Baskets will be on preview at library starting May 9. If you would like to donate gifts for baskets, please drop off at the library. Free Blood Pressure screening by Cetronia Ambulance Corps. on Wednesday, May 11 fronm 1-3 pm

Thank you to everyone who helped with and attended our book sale. We are now taking donations for our October sale. We are sorry, but we can no longer accept VHS tapes, encyclopedias or textbooks. Any teenagers who would like to join our volunteens group to help with our summer reading program should stop into the library for and application

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am-7pm; Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm. Contact the Library at 610-262-7351 or coplaypl@gmail.com


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 the week of May 30- Monday is collected Tuesday and Tuesday is collected Wednesday.There is no change to Recycling or Yard Waste. Metal collection Thursday, MAY 19 (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 - the Borough will no longer pick up electronic recycling. It can be dropped off, at FreeCycle, 795 Roble Road, Allentown, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 AM - 5 PM and 3rd Saturday from 9 AM-11 AM. The fee for electronics is now by wieght, see fees on back of calendar page.


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COPLAY POLICE

received 150 calls in March, 2016. Arrests:  2-Harassment, 2- Disorderly Conduct, 1- Public Drinkenness, 1- Weapons Charge. Traffic- 8, Written Warnings-5: Parking Tickets-12

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 Sunday of the month,May 15 at 10:30 AM in the weight room

Contact Information: Brad 610-739-57333

COPLAY COMMUNITY DAYS

-Next meeting scheduled Monday, May 23 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

This voting year promise to be an exciting one as we make choices at the federal and state level of who will represent us. Please register to vote, and remember to vote this May. The CDC has voter registration forms. Consider joining the CDC, one of the oldest, most successful Democratic Associations in the Lehigh Valley. Annual dues only $2.

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

; Carol 610-653-7762
 

COPLAY GARDEN CLUB

Join us at our next meeting on Thursday,May 26 at 7 pm at St. John's  Lutheran , 3rd Street. Garden Hint: Use styrofoam peanuts when planting in a large planter. Not so heavy and saves on soil.

Contact information:Jane 610-261-1243

COPLAY LIONS CLUB

Join us at our next regularly scheduled meeting, Monday,May 2 and May 16 at 7:15 PM at the Coplay Saengerbund, S 5th St.  All are welcome as we work together to help our neighbors.

Contact information: Larry610-262-4133

 

COPLAY PARK & RECREATION BOARD

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next meeting scheduled for Monday, May 9 at 7 PM, in Council Chambers.


Contact information: Steve 610-703-8487



COPLAY RECREATION & WELFARE Assn.


next meeting on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 pm in council chambers  to begin preparations of the annual fund drive.

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 Carol at the number below, requests require 48 hours notice to organize.

Convalescent Equipment: Carol 610-262-1571

COPLAY REC WELFARE ASSN. FOOD BANK

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available to any borough resident, proof of residency required, open 2nd Tuesday of each month May 10 from 8:30 AM 10:00 AM in the municipal building basement. The food bank is always in need of food or monetary donations to continue to help our patrons. Donations can be dropped  off at the borough office during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 8 am - 4:30  pm.

Contact information: Louise610-262-9351

COPLAYSCHOLARSHIP FUND

Consider helping Coplay kids defray some higher education expenses. If you want to assist a Coplay kid planning to attend college, university, technical school or the police academy, Send check to: CSFC – 41 N 8th St, Coplay, PA 18037. The kids and their families thank you for your support.

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

COPLAY SPORTS

Visit our website at www.coplaysports.org or email the address below.  Next meeting-Wednesday May 11 at 7:30 PM at the Fieldhouse.



Contact information: email coplaysportsteams@gmail.com


COPLAY TOWN WATCH 

Our next watch meeting is Wednesday May 18 at 7 PM in Council Chambers.    Help CTW continue its work to keep Coplay a safer, cleaner, better community. If you are unable to attend, consider sending a chekc of support to CTW, 41 N.8th Street, Coplay, PA 18037

Contact information: Kim 484-935-1836  k.d.fitz13@gmail.com;

Carol 610-653-7762

PROPERTIES OF MERIT  

              We are always looking for volunteers to join this fun committee that recognizes beautiful Coplay properties at an outstanding Awards Reception, call Bill at 610-751-2745 or Kevin 484-767-3094.

 WATCH WALKS           
Join us as we greet neighbors and pick up loose garbage.  Meet at Sam Owen’s Restaurant at 9 AM, Saturday, May 14 & 28.  If the weather is bad, walks are cancelled.

DOG WALKER WATCH

If 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 has experienced a rash of cats needing spay-neutering services in the past month. If you have a house cat (or dog), work to be part of the solution of unwanted animals, get your animal spayed or neutered.  Next monthly meeting is Sunday, May 15 at 2 PM at Sam Owens Restaurant.  Consider joining us.

Contact information: Dennis   610-967-2471

        Kim          484-935-1836


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

    

 Public meeting, Tuesday, May 17 at 7 pm at  Whitehall Township Municipal Building. Our next workday is Saturday, May 14 Whitehall Section; meet 8 AM at N.Ruch & Chestnust St. at 8 am, American Club Cherry Street.

            Contact information: Dale610-405-1025


SENIOR CITIZENS

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

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


EVENTS

COMMITMENT TO FAMILY & COMMUNITY – 

Zumba classes every Monday from 6-7 pm. Breakfast held the 3rd Sunday of every month, May 15.


; 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.


MOSQUITOS

There's a new bug in Town! The Asian TIger mosquito, small and black with striking white marking on body and legs, a competent vector for West Nile virus. Eliminate mosquito breeding sites NOW to prevent problems this summer! Any container with 1/4 inch of water is enough to sustain the Mosquito life cycle- egg to adult in 7-10 days. Make sure you empty any water from tires, flowerpots, soda cans, bottles, bottle  caps, tarps, roof gutters, plastic bags, roadside trash, plant saucers, garbage cans, corrugated roof drains and toys just to name a few.  The easiest way to remove this hazard is just dump out the water into the ground; it will be absorbed and leave nothing for the mosquito to breed in. Can't dump it ? Treat it with an insecticide that specifically targets mosqutio larvae such as Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis sibspecies israelensis).