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


COPLAY ATHLETIC CLUB


     College memberships are being offered for the gym (June 1st thru September 1st) $35.00 to join with college ID and after September 1st when you return your membership card you will receive a $10.00 refund.Call Brad 610-739-5733 for more information.


COPLAY POOL OPENING DAY JUNE 14

Hours of operation July 12-8 pm and 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  &n $80.00
Student $40.00 $50.00
Daily $5.00 $9.00
Back by popular demand are Monday Night Aqua Zumba classes 6:30-7:30 pm, Cost is $5 (seniors $3)
4th of July Elvis Pool Party July 1st 6-9 pm, $4 per person
Dip & Dance at the pool are scheduled for Friday July 8th, 6-9 pm and Wednesday July 20th, 1-3 pm.
Council approved free admission to the pool for Coplay Veterans with your VA card and proof of residency and, as always, five and under and 62 and over are free.

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

 

Each year around this time I take a minute to remind myself of this famous quote by Thomas Jefferson: "My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessing they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!" Jefferson was likely attempting to remind people of the unique amenities available to the citizens of this great country. While I agree with him, I also think his message can be taken on a more local level. I believe we should also be thankful for the wonderful Borough of Coplay and all of the "blessings" that it is able to provide for us. This month, while many of us are celebrating our country's 240th birthday, I'm asking that we also take a minute and think about the Borough's upcoming 150th "birthday" celebration. The "party planning" for 2019 is commencing this fall and it is important that we all have an opportunity to give input on how we think this milestone should be recognized. Make an effort to "get involved" so you too can be part of this historical event.  Feel free to contact me at 484-239-1611 or coplaymayor@gmail.com.



 

COUNCIL NEWS

The next Workshop meeting will be held Tuesday, JULY 5 at 7:00 PM; Council meeting Tuesday, July 12 at 7 PM.

Borough Office & Public Works -will be closed on Monday, July 4th.

   

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 JULY 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 JUNE: June 7, Whitehall Varsity 1 pm, June 8, MSBL Regulators 10 am & 1 pm, MSBL Spartans 4:30 pm, June 10, Central JV 4 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, MAY 30 in observance of Memorial Day.



BOROUGH HAPPENINGS

COPLAY LIBRARY   

COPLAY LIBRARY — Library events:

Closed Monday, July 4th . All ages are welcome at Story time with Miss Jo every Thursday at 12:30 pm July 7,14,21  and 28 . Library Board meets Thursday, JULY 14 at 7 PM in council chambers. Scrabble Night Monday JULY 25 from 5-7 PM.  Munchkin Music with Miss Deb Wednesday, JULY 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 1PM. Celebrating Christmas in July, stop in and see our display. Summer reading program activities with Miss Veronica, Thursday, JULY 7, 21 & 28, 3:30 to 4:30 PM. Dreamweaveers Agility Club Rally Dog Demo, Thursday, JULY 14 6-7 PM. Blue Monkey Restaurant Library Fund Raiser Thursday, JULY 21 fron 5-10 PM, stop by the library and pick up a flyer to give your server and the Blue Monkey will donate 15% of your check to the library. Volunteers are needed with Fun Fest, Saturday August 13 from 12-3 PM, Allentown Parkettes Gymnastics will be performing. Yard Sale tables will also be available please contact the library. Donations for the book sale are now being accepted.

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 July 4th Holiday, garbage pickup is pushed back one day the week of July 4th, Monday will be collected Tuesday and Tuesday will be collected Wednesday. No changes to recycling or yard waste.   Metal collection Thursday, JULY 21 (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.

    METAL COLLECTION

Metal Collection is once a month, the 3rd Thursday of the month. Please be considerate and put your metal out the night before it is collected.

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COPLAY POLICE

received 226 calls in May, 2016. Arrests:  2-Burglaries, 1- DUI,1- Illegal Dumping, 1-Domestic Assault, 1-False ID to Law Enforcement. Traffic- 6, Written Warnings-0; Parking Tickets- 49

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, July 17 at 10:30 AM in the weight room

Contact Information: Brad 610-739-57333

COPLAY COMMUNITY DAYS

-Next meeting scheduled Monday, July 25 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, July 28 at 7 pm at St. John's  Lutheran , 3rd Street. Garden Hint:  Bulbs that can be planted in the middle of summer include gladiolus and butterfly lilly.

Contact information:Jane 610-261-1243

COPLAY LIONS CLUB

No meetings scheduled for July or August.

Contact information: Al Thomas 610-262-4179

 

COPLAY PARK & RECREATION BOARD

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


Contact information: Steve 610-703-8487



COPLAY RECREATION & WELFARE ASSN.


Our annual fund drive letters will be mailed in July- please consider a donation to help support our annual community events. Next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 7th at 6:30 pm in the 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

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 JULY 12 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 July 13 at 8:30 PM at the Fieldhouse.



Contact information: email coplaysportsteams@gmail.com


COPLAY TOWN WATCH 

Join us for our meeting JULY 20 at 7 PM in council chambers as we kick off our start for National Night Out, which is August 2, with the Coplay Police Department appreciation night. As we give thanks and show our police officers that we appreciate all the hard work they do for us. Refreshments will be served. Kids welcome!   

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, July 9 & 23.  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, July 17 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, July 19 at 7 pm at Trailhead pavilion. Our next workday is Saturday, July 9, NW section; meet 8 AM at Quarry & Portland Street.

  Contact information: Dale610-405-1025


SENIOR CITIZENS

meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month July 6 and July 20 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

Vacation Bible School

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 South 3rd St. Coplay, invites all community children, pre-school thru 8th grade, to join us for our 2016 Vacation Bible School, "Barnyard Roundup; Jesus Gathers Us Together". At Barnyard Roundup Vacation Bible School, children will experience God’s word while participating in Bible Challenges, storytelling, snacks, games, songs and crafts.

VBS 2016 will take place July 18-22, each evening from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The closing program and church service will be held at the Coplay Pavilion on Saturday, July 24th. For more information call Gail Yudt, 610-262-8325 or St. John’s Lutheran Church, 610-262-6171.

WHITEHALL-COPLAY HUNGER INITIATIVE

You are invited to come to our meeting on the 4th Tuesday of the month at Faith Lutheran Church at 3355 MacArthur Rd., Whitehall, 11 am-12:30 pm. 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, July 19th at Faith Lutheran Church and Tuesday, August 16at Commitment to Family & Community 165 Cherry Street, Coplay.






SAINT PETER CHURCH PICNIC

Saint Peter Church, South 5th Street, Coplay will hold their 62nd Annual Parish Picnic and Homecoming on Sunday, August 7th from 12 noon to 10 PM on the Parish grounds. Rain or Shine. The Polka Mass with The Schanta Band is scheduled at 10:30 AM.

Homemade foods, our famous pierogies, baked goods, a variety of refreshments and games including Bingo in our air-conditioned hall will also be available for your enjoyment. Music provided by The Schanta Band, from 1 PM till 5 PM and Flirting With the Mob from 5:30 PM till 9:30 PM.



    COPLAY PUBLIC LIBRARY PART-TIME ASSISTANT

Accepting applications for Part-time Library assistant approx. 10 hours/week including nights and Saturdays. Child Abuse, PA State Police Criminal History, and FBI Fingerprinting clearances are required. Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter to Sharon Dougherty, Library Director c/o Coplay Borough Office, 98 S.4th St., Coplay, PA 18037 no later than Monday, JULY 25. NO phone calls please.