The Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association sponsored HALLOWEEN PARADE will be held Tuesday, OCTOBER 20 beginning at 7 PM, with rain date Tuesday, October 27. 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 2. For more information, email coplayhalloweenparade@yahoo.com. TRICK or TREAT will be Friday, OCTOBER 30 from 6 – 8 PM, rain date Saturday, October 31. 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.


     Thank you to all who participated in the 35th Annual Coplay Community Days.  An official update will be posted in the November newsletter.


     Permits are required for various projects you may be doing on your property.  Due to the June 30th storm many residents are having repairs and replacement of siding and roofing done.  This work requires a building permit.  Dumpsters that will be placed in the street also need a permit.  Your contractor should be taking care of filing for the permit.  Permit applications are available at the borough office or on our website.  Normal processing time is 3 - 5 days, however, with the amount of permits received, we are stating a 7-10 day turnaround.  Please see the Permits page on the website www.coplayborough.org for more information.  Any questions, call the borough office 610-262-6088 or Ron Helman, the Building Code Inspector 484-239-6331.





     The Saylor Kilns Steering Committee held its first meeting in August.  Along with other important business, the committee picked a name for the organization.  “Saylor Kilns Preservation Society, Inc” will be the official organization to raise private funding to restore the Saylor Kilns.  It is expected there will be two more steering committee meetings and, at that point, the official organization will be assembled and begin its work to raise awareness about the project and funds.  Contact Mayor Joseph Bundra, 610-262-3288 or Council Member Bill Leiner Jr, billleiner@aol.com with any questions or if you want to be a part of the restoration of the Saylor Kilns.





       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-----$ 80.00

         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                



     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.


Mayor Joseph Bundra


Mayor Joseph Bundra

      Fall is here! A beautiful time of year to take a stroll along the Ironton Rail Trail and enjoy the fall foliage. I look forward to seeing everyone in attendance at the annual Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association sponsored Halloween Parade and as you are out and about for Trick or Treat Night. Any resident wishing to share suggestions or concerns may reach me at 484-239-1611 or mayor@coplayborough.org





The next Workshop meeting will be held Tuesday, OCTOBER 6 at 7 PM; Council Meeting Tuesday, OCTOBER 13 at 7PM.



     The planting project has been completed.  Once again, THANK YOU to Lowe’s and all those involved with beautifying the Civic Plaza.




COPLAY LIBRARY — Library events:

50/50 raffle tickets are on sale through OCTOBER 3, .50₵ each, drawing to be held at 4PM on October 3rd.  Boscov’s Shopping Passes on sale at the library for $5 and are good all day Tuesday OCTOBER 20.  On Thursday, OCTOBER 1 we will hold our “Early Bird Book Sale” from 4 – 7 pm; admission $5 per person.  BOOK/BAKE SALE  on OCTOBER 2 & 3 from 11 am – 4pm.  Story time every Thursday at 11 am OCTOBER 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29.  Library Board meets Thursday, OCTOBER 8 at 7 PM in council chambers.  Trivia Saturday on OCTOBER 10 from noon to 2 pm and Scrabble Night Monday, OCTOBER 26 from 5 -7 PM. 

     Hours: Monday – Thursday 10 am – 7pm; Friday and Saturday 10am – 5pm.  We will close at 6pm on Tuesday, October 20 due to the Halloween Parade.  Contact the Library at 610-262-7351 or coplaypl@gmail.com.

 For more information visit the library website, click here 




Collection changes for the month of OCTOBER:  Labor Day Holiday - Monday collection will be Tuesday and Tuesday regular collection will be Wednesday.  Recycling is collected every Thursday and Yard Waste, NO BAGS PLEASE, every Friday.  Electronics collection (call to schedule pickup) Wednesday, OCTOBER 21 and Metal collection Thursday, OCTOBER 22 (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, 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.    




     received 214 calls in August, 2015.  Arrests: 9, Traffic – 21, Written Warnings – 9; Parking Tickets – 29.        



      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



     Gym is located on the 2nd floor of the Coplay Municipal Building; meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of the month, OCTOBER 20 at 6:30 pm in the weight room (no meetings in July or August).    

Contact Information: Brad      610-739-5733



     -next meeting OCTOBER 26 at 7pm in Council Chambers.


Contact information: Steve 610-703-8487



     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

     The CDC urges you to participate in your civic duty - voting.  If you are not voting, please register to vote and get out to vote this November.  The CDC has voter registration forms.  The CDC is planning a "Meet the Candidates" meeting TBA in October.  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                       

                                           Carol 610-653-7762



     Join us at our next meeting on Thursday, OCTOBER 29 at 7 pm at St. John’s Lutheran, 3rd Street.  Program – Plants of Murder and Mayhem by Sue Drabic, Penn State Master Gardener.  Garden Hint: Clean up your lawn and garden - a clean garden means fewer diseases next spring. 

Contact information: Jane 610-261-1243



     Join us at our next regularly scheduled meeting, Monday, OCTOBER 5 AND OCTOBER 19 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




     -next meeting scheduled for Monday, OCTOBER 12 at 7 PM, in Council Chambers.   

Contact information: Steve 610-703-8487



     Our annual fund drive is in progress.  Please consider a donation to help support our community events.  Next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, OCTOBER 7 at 6:30 PM in Council Chambers to discuss 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           


     - available to any borough resident, proof of residency required, open 2nd Tuesday of each month OCTOBER 13 from 8:30 – 10 AM in the municipal building basement.   

Contact information: Louise 610-262-9351




    The CSFC will be awarding a scholarship at this year's annual "Coplay Awards Reception" planned for 10/17/2015, Saturday at 6 pm at the Bacon Strip restaurant.  Join us at this community strengthening event.  If you want to assist a Coplay kid defray the costs of attending college, university, technical school or the police academy, send a check to: CSFC – 41 N 8th St, Coplay, PA 18037.   The kids and their families thank you for your help.


     Visit our website at www.coplaysports.org or email the address below.  Next meeting - Wednesday, OCTOBER 14 at 7:30 PM at Fieldhouse.   

    Contact information: email       coplaysports@rcn.com



    The Coplay Town Watch will hold its annual "Coplay Awards Reception" Saturday, OCTOBER 17 at the Bacon Strip restaurant beginning at 6 pm.  You are invited!  At this fun event the Properties of Merit (POM) awards will be presented.  The Coplay Town Watch "Volunteer of the Year" award, and the Mayor's Achievement Award will also be presented.  The Coplay Scholarship Fund Committee will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Coplay kid.  Join us at "the Strip."  It is a free event with food and drink, with a gentle request attendees drop something into the "Donation Jar."

     Join us at our next meeting Wednesday, OCTOBER 21 at 7 PM in Council Chambers.  Guest speaker planned is a PA State Police Officer and a presentation on how to safely call police to report suspicious activities and people.  Help the CTW continue its work to keep Coplay a safer, cleaner, better community.  If you can't attend the meeting consider sending a check of support to CTW, 19 N 5th St., Coplay, PA 18037.  

         Contact information: Bill 610-751-2745; Kevin 484-767-3094; email billleiner@aol.com or keppel1976@gmail.com


                                      PROPERTIES OF MERIT The CTW POM committee has counted the ballots and the Grand Champion has been identified.  The winner will be                                         announced at the awards reception on OCTOBER 17 at 6 pm.  We are also 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 10 and                                 OCTOBER 24.  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 – October 16 is National Feral Cat Day!!  The FCC wants you to celebrate this important day in your own way.  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 18 at 2 PM at Sam Owens Restaurant.  We will be planning our celebration of the October 16 National Feral Cat Day.  Consider joining us.  Contact information: Dennis   610-967-2471 or Bill 610-751-2745.


     -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



    – Public meeting, Wednesday, OCTOBER 21 at North Whitehall Township Municipal Building. Our next workday is Saturday, OCTOBER 10 (North Whitehall); meet 8 AM.  IRT Historical Walk, approximately 3 hours, on Saturday, OCTOBER 3 meet at the Parkway Barn at 9 am.

            Contact information: Dale       610-405-1025


        – 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



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



SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS DINNERbenefits Forgotten Felines and Fido Inc., Saturday, OCTOBER 10th 4 – 7 PM at the Commitment to Family & Community Center.  All you can eat. Adults - $7, Children 10 and under $5.  Tickets available at the door.  For information & advance tickets contact Tiffany Dieter 610-349-7385 or tiffanydieter@gmail.com.

LONGABERGER BASKET & COACH PURSE BINGO – benefits Team Coltan and Make-A-Wish Foundation – Sunday, OCTOBER 4 at St. Peter’s RC Church, 4 South 5th St, Coplay. 20 games - $20, additional specials available.  50/50 raffle, Tricky Tray Raffle, Food & Beverage available for purchase.  For more information, advance tickets or to donate, please contact Kim  610-217-6540 or ktiburzi@ptd.net, or Robin @ 484-951-6512.

COMMITMENT TO FAMILY & COMMUNITY – Zumba classes every Monday from 66 - 7 pm.  OCTOBER 9 Whitehall Historical Society Bingo at 6:30 pm.  Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 pm on OCTOBER 23.  Meat Raffle November 1 at 1 pm and Craft Show November 8 from 10 am to 3 pm.  Breakfasts held the 3rd Sunday of every month.


The Borough of Coplay has established a Facebook page to notify residents of upcoming borough events, alerts, public notices and emergencies happening in our town.  Like us Today!!



      As a reminder, Dogs are not allowed to run at large in the borough, they must be walked on a leash and cleaned up after.  DO NOT allow pets to use neighbor’s yards without removing same.  Ordinances are in place governing dogs and fines will be levied.  Thank you for your cooperation.




      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.


      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.


      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.