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Coplay council discusses nonresident pool passes

At the June 1 workshop meeting, Coplay Borough Council discussed offering pool passes to nonresidents.

Residents can purchase a family season pass, adult pass or student pass for access to the Parkway Pool, which is scheduled to open June 18. Since COVID-19 restrictions have been eased regarding capacities, council will be voting on approving nonresident pool pass prices at the meeting next week.

With the warmer weather and the gradual lifting of some COVID-19 restrictions, activity in the borough has increased. As a result, the police department has been kept quite busy. Councilman Charles Sodl extended thanks to Police Chief Vince Genovese and his department for their hard work.

Councilman Mark Molitoris confirmed estimates for refurbishing the Coplay Police Department floor are being obtained. In addition, there is a plan to paint the walls of the station.

With recently approved grants, the Saylor Park playground will be improved with some new equipment installed. Soon after these improvements, the tot lot will also be refurbished.

An abundance of discussion occurred regarding allowing an adult men’s softball team to use Saylor Field for home games. In addition to providing a certificate of liability to the borough, a lease will need to be signed for use of the field this summer. Another item of concern was responsibility for removing trash after field use.

The June 8 borough council meeting agenda will include requests to waive the rental fee for the park pavilion for the Coplay Garden Club and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley.

The Coplay Garden Club has requested the use of the park pavilion for its meetings June 24 and July 29, scheduled for 7-9 p.m.

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley is holding its 12th annual 5-K walk/8-K run Sept. 18 on the Ironton Rail Trail and will also be using the pavilion.