HIGHLIGHTS

LARGE ITEM GARBAGE PICKUP

Included yearly with you trash collection fee, you are able to dispose of two (2) larger items, i.e. sofa, loveseat, dresser, etc at no additional charge, HOWEVER, you must call to coordinate this with the Borough Office. Each additional item thereafter is collected at a fee. For additional information, please contact the Borough Office




    

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.





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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

 

  

"October brings us some great treats (pun intended).  I hope many residents will choose to participate in the Borough’s official Trick-or-Treat night on Friday, the 28th. It’s great to see so many porch lights on and the sidewalks filled with youngsters dressed in various costumes.  Also, on Tuesday the 18th, we will be entertained by the Coplay Recreation and Welfare sponsored Halloween parade.  I often wonder if the residents of Coplay are aware of all of the great things that “Rec and Welfare” does for the community.  For example, not only do they sponsor this month’s parade, but Rec and Welfare also is responsible for the Easter egg hunt and the tree lighting and concert at Christmas. While all of those things are great, in my humble opinion, their greatest feat is operating the Coplay Food Bank.  None of these community services and events could be possible without a terrific group of volunteers and support from members of Coplay and surrounding communities. So, while you and your family are enjoying the various holiday themed events, take a minute and consider supporting this amazing organization (their information is on the Borough website).  After all, isn’t this community a better place because of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”?" Feel free to contact me at 484-239-1611 or coplaymayor@gmail.com.



 

COUNCIL NEWS

The next Workshop meeting will be held Tuesday, OCTOBER 4  at 7:00 PM; Council meeting Tuesday, OCTOBER 11 at 7 PM.

  


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, SEPTEMBER 7 in observance of Labor Day.



BOROUGH HAPPENINGS

COPLAY LIBRARY   

COPLAY LIBRARY — Library events:

COPLAY LIBRARY –

All ages are welcome at Story time with Miss Veronica every Thursday at 11 am, OCTOBER 6, 13, 20,and 27.  Library Board meets Thursday, OCTOBER 13 at 7 PM in council chambers.  Scrabble Night Monday OCTOBER 31 from 5 -7 PM.  Garden flags for sale in the library $7.00 each. Book/Bake Sale, $5 preview Night October 6, 4-6 pm with regular sale October 7 & 8, 11 am to 4 pm. Comedy Night –Saturday ,OCTOBER 15-Wisecrackers Comedy Club, MacArthurRoad, Doors open at 8 show is from 9 to 11 Tickets are $20. Boscov’s Fundraiser,Tuesday OCTOBER 18 9 am to 11 pm, purchase your shopping pass from the library for $5 and you will be able to take 25% off your purchase (some exclusions apply) . Walking Dead Fan Forum- Saturday, OCTOBER 22- 1pm to 3 pm, drop by to discuss your favorite TV show! Costume Contest winner will receive a prize!  5 Below Shopping Event- Stop by the library for a flyer, take it to the store OCTOBER 24th-28th from 10 am to 9 pm & the library will receive 10% of your purchase total. 50/50 Raffle Drawing- Saturday, OCTOBER 8 at 4 pm. Donations still being accepted for the sale. 



For more information visit the library website, click here

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

 

TRASH/RECYCLING/METAL AND YARD WASTE COLLECTION.    No changes to garbage or recycling for the month of OCTOBER. Metal collection Thursday, OCTOBER 20 (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 weight, see fees on back of calendar page.     

   


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COPLAY POLICE received 187 calls in AUGUST, 2016.  Arrests: 1 - Drug Offenses, 2- Criminal Trespass, 2 - Disorderly conduct; Written Warnings – 6; Parking Tickets – 27.       

   

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, OCTOBER 16 at 10:30 AM in the weight room

Contact Information: Brad 610-739-57333

COPLAY COMMUNITY DAYS

Next meeting scheduled for Monday, OCTOBER 31 at 7 pm at the Coplay pavilion.

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 for our next meeting on Thursday, OCTOBER 27 at 7 pm at St. John’s Lutheran, South 3rd Street.  Garden Hint: Do not fertilize during the fall or winter. Compost is not a fertilizer. Compost builds up prganic matter in the soil.

            Contact information:  Jane     610-261-1243

Contact information:Jane 610-261-1243

COPLAY LIONS CLUB

Join us at our next regularly scheduled meeting, Monday, OCTOBER 3 & OCTOBER 17 at 7:15 PM at the Coplay Saengerbund, S 5th St.  All are welcome as we work together to help our neighbors. 

            Contact information: Al Thomas 610-262-1463

 

 

COPLAY PARK & RECREATION BOARD

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next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, OCTOBER 26 at 7 PM in Council Chambers.   

            Contact information: Steve     610-703-8487



COPLAY RECREATION & WELFARE ASSN.


Our next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, OCTOBER 5 at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers to finalize plans for the upcoming Halloween Parade. 

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 OCTOBER 11 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 OCTOBER 12 at 7:30 PM at the Fieldhouse.



Contact information: email coplaysportsteams@gmail.com


COPLAY TOWN WATCH 

Join us for our meeting Wednesday,  OCTOBER 19 at 7 PM in council chambers.        

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

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, OCTOBER 8 & OCTOBER 22.  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 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, OCTOBER 16 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 on Wednesday, OCTOBER 19, at 7 pm at N.Whitehall Twp. Municipal Bldg..  Our next workday is Saturday, OCTOBER 8, N.Whitehall section; meet 8 AM at Quarry & Portland St.Trailhead.  IRT Historical Walk, WT Parkway Barn-Chestnut St, Saturday OCTOBER 29, 11 am-3 pm.

            Contact information: Dale       610-405-1025


SENIOR CITIZENS

meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month OCTOBER 5 & OCTOBER 19 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

INDOOR PUBLIC SWIM – held Monday & Wednesday with Family Swim from 7 – 8 pm and Adult Swim from 8 – 9 pm.  NO charge for Whitehall & Coplay residents.  Fall schedule beings on Monday, SEPTEMBER 12. 

AQUA AEROBICSheld Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7- 8 PM at the Whitehall High School Pool.  Fall session from SEPTEMBER 13 to November 3.  Cost is $55 for residents, $65 for non-residents.  Please call Whitehall Township Recreation Bureau at 610-437-5524 ext. 160 for more information.

COMMITMENT TO FAMILY & COMMUNITY – Breakfast is held the 3rd Sunday of every month, OCTOBER 16.

LONGABERGER BASKET & COACH PURSE BINGO - You are invited to join us for this event benefiting TEAM COLTAN and MAKE A WISH®.  Doors open at noon, event starts at 1:30 pm, Sunday, OCTOBER 2 at St. Peter’s RC Church, 4 S. 5th St.   50/50 Raffles, Tricky Tray Raffle and Food & Beverage available for purchase.  20 games for $20.00, with additional specials available.  For advance tickets or information contact Kim 610-217-6540 or ktiburzi@ptd.net or Robin 484-951-6512.



                   

                          

HALLOWEEN PARADE

& TRICK OR TREAT

     The Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association sponsored HALLOWEEN PARADE will be held Tuesday, OCTOBER 18 beginning at 7 PM, with rain date Tuesday, October 25.  Forms to register for this event are available on the Borough Website – Home Page (quick links) or the Calendar Page.  Final date to register is Friday, October 11.  For more information, email coplayhalloweenparade@yahoo.com.

     TRICK or TREAT will be Friday, OCTOBER 28 from 6 – 8 PM, rain date Saturday, October 29.  If you are willing to invite costumed creatures for a treat, indicate your participation by turning on your porch light.  Coplay Police will patrol the borough to ensure the safety of all our witches, ghosts and goblins.

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

     Several openings exist on borough Boards and 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).  If interested or if you have any questions in serving on any of these boards, contact the borough office at 610-262-6088.

WHITEHALL-COPLAY

HUNGER INITIATIVE

     You are invited to come to our meeting on the 4th Tuesday of the month, Tuesday, OCTOBER 25 from 11am – 12:30pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Rd., Whitehall.  We are pleased to offer these FREE community meals on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 4:30-7 pm all year round.  Our next community meal will be Tuesday, OCTOBER 18 at First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, 3005 S. Front Street, Whitehall.  For more information, contact Janice Stavrou 610-767-7014 or rmblwood@ptd.net; Judy Ehret at judyae@ptd.net; or Shel Ehret at strumpet@ptd.net.

 

 

 

EMA COORDINATOR

     Coplay Borough is seeking an individual to be appointed as Emergency Management Coordinator.  EMA is responsible to organize, report and inform public officials and residents before, during and after an emergency.  If you are interested in learning more, contact the borough office at info@coplayborough.org or 610-262-6088.

 

150th ANNIVERSARY

     The inaugural meeting to discuss preparations for the Borough’s 150 year celebration in 2019 will be held on Thursday, OCTOBER 20 at 7 PM in council chambers.  All interested residents, businesses and borough organizations should send a representative.

 

COMMUNITY DAYS WRAP UP

     Thank you to all who attended and participated in the 36th Annual Coplay Community Days.  An official update will be posted in the October newsletter.


                                                                        

                                          STORMWATER MATTERS

Recycling is an essential stormwater and water quality protection practice.  How does recycling tie in to stormwater?  Well, stormwater is pretty dirty stuff when you think about it.  During a rain event, the water that lands on paved surfaces such as roads and parking lots picks up everything in its path.  The plastic bag from the grocery store, the styrofoam cup from the coffee shop, the plastic water bottle, the paper bag from the fast food place...they're not in your car anymore but that's not the end of their stories.  Let's see where they go...The road or the parking lot flows into the Lehigh River that some people get their drinking water from and fish or swim in....Hmmm.  Apart from the litterbug aspect, most of the items that are discarded are recyclable.  Plastic bags can be recycled at any grocery stores you visit.  Plastic water bottles just like cans be placed in your recycling bin.  Paper bags are recyclable or, at the very least, reusable. What about styrofoam cups? Please stop using them! They never break down and they are filling our oceans with trash.  It takes 10 minutes to drink a cup of coffee but the cup lasts forever! Splurge for a re-usable coffee mug and know that you're helping protect and conserve our water resources.  As we said Recycling is an essential stormwater and water quality protection practice.