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CWSA hears paving request for Whitehall property

At Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority’s Sept. 15 meeting, Attorney Alex Elliker addressed the board on behalf of Robert Kayal. Kayal owns the property at 3012 MacArthur Road and wants to pave the right-of-way road behind the property, including Whitehall Auto Sales to Whitehall Diner.

There is a sewer line under that road, requiring CWSA approval.

The owner also spoke to the board, expressing his willingness to assume all costs involved.

Paul Geissinger, CWSA secretary, suggested tabling this until an agreement is drawn up between CWSA’s attorney, Andrew Schantz, and Kayal and his attorney.

Lew Rauch, of Lehigh Engineering, addressed the board regarding the proposed Whitehall Farms subdivision off Lehigh Street in Whitehall, where 44 new housing units are to be built. They want to tie a third of the properties into an existing sewer line on the north side by the Coplay Creek. The rest will tie into Lehigh Street.

CWSA must wait for township approval before researching this request further.

CWSA General Manager Matt Harleman reported the backup bubble system has successfully been installed at the Eberhart pump station. They are waiting on the touch screen for the control panel.

Minimal Municipal Obligation group requested CWSA include $96,000 in its 2023 budget for ongoing pensions.

CWSA Vice Chairman Paul Boyle made a motion to renew the 50-month/200-hour/zero-deductible warranty on the new farm tractor, costing $2,689. The motion was approved.

Joseph Marx, CWSA community affairs officer, requested looking into replacing the sound system in the meeting room. Harleman will research options.

Geissinger suggested the use of laptops by board members to limit paper usage. Board members already have that option.