Coplay to consider pool season pass restrictions
At the Coplay Borough Council workshop meeting May 4, Councilman Steve Burker said the parks and recreation committee is proposing season passes for Parkway Pool be offered only to borough residents.
Nonresidents would be allowed to purchase a daily pass at a price of $12. This topic will be voted on by council at its meeting May 11.
Also under the umbrella of recreation, the adult softball league requested to use Saylor Field Wednesday nights as it has in previous years. Discussion by council members included the topic of requiring proof of liability insurance by the group.
In the near future, new signage will be displayed at the basketball courts and the Saylor baseball fields indicating the rules of the property. Right now, signs are present, but they are old and faded.
Another item that will be brought to a vote next week is the approval to authorize the application of a grant through the Greenways Trails and Recreation Program. Councilman Rick Kern announced the borough is looking to use such a grant to make improvements to the tot lot and Saylor Park.
Councilwoman Janet Eisenhauer reported Coplay Public Library received $10,823 in state grants, which helped to purchase six iPads and new carpet, windows and furniture. This was extremely helpful since there were no fundraisers able to be held in 2020, Eisenhauer added.
Councilman Charles Sodl suggested the borough property committee inspect the floor of the police station. He raised concerns for the safety of the officers since the quality of the floor is very poor and recommended the borough seek an estimate to replace it.
In April, borough council had approved the purchase of a used squad truck from the Weatherly Fire Department in the amount of $25,000. This transaction will not be completed since the agreement has fallen through.
The next borough council meeting is set for 7 p.m. May 11.