Fundraiser to help defray pool costs
During the March 14 Coplay Borough Council meeting, Councilman Mark Molitoris, head of the parks and recreation committee, announced the details of a daily lottery number calendar fundraiser being held for the month of June. All proceeds will go toward efforts to defray expenses for repair and maintenance of the municipal pool.
Calendars can be purchased at a price of $10 at A Buzz and Beyond, American Club of Coplay, The Bacon Strip, Coplay Borough Hall, Coplay Eatery, Coplay Legion Post 426, Coplay Public Library, Coplay News Agency, Coplay Saengerbund, Coplay Sports, Hokendauqua American Legion Post 739 (Lu and Dale Donovan), Reph’s Complete Auto Care, Samuel Owens Restaurant and Bar, Aqua Zumba instructor Tara Miller and West Catasauqua Fire Hall.
Under new business, several items were put up for a vote.
A motion was made to approve the new schedule of pool fees. The motion passed, and the 2023 resident pool fees will be $60 for students ages 5-18, $75 for adults ages 19-61 and $15 for senior citizens ages 62 and older. The resident family season pass is $140 for two adults and two children. Another $20 for each additional child will be required.
Nonresident pool fees will be $130 for students ages 5-18, $140 for adults ages 19-61 and $25 for senior citizens ages 62 and older. The nonresident family season pass is $260 for two adults and two children. Add $20 for each additional child.
Daily pool feels are $6 for students, $7 for adults and $2 for senior citizens for residents and $10 for students, $15 for adults and $5 for senior citizens for nonresidents.
The day care fee will be $75.
Council also approved police Chief Ryan Emerich to seek out and hire a police academy candidate under the provisions of the grant offered through the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission. This funding program will allow the borough to hire a candidate and pay for that candidate’s tuition to the police academy while being reimbursed for a portion of the tuition by the training commission.
Council approved the hiring of Ron Jany as the pavilion cleaner for the 2023 season and also approved a Coplay Sports corn hole event, to be held May 20.
Coplay Garden Club sought to use the pavilion Aug. 11 for its meeting with the rental fee waived. This item received approval.
A motion was made to approve G.H. Harris Associates to collect outstanding 2022 borough per capita taxes in the amount of $3,454, including penalties. This motion was carried.
After a vote, council also approved an advertisement that will include changes to the Civil Service test.
As of part of his regular practice, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong attended the meeting. He said he visits the county’s various municipalities to “keep communications open between all.”
Armstrong reported several projects are in progress at the county level, including a housing study, creation of zoning maps and exploring the move from 911 to digital communication. He also introduced Yorman de la Rosa, who is filling the newly created position of community liaison for the county. De la Rosa will be responding to various questions asked daily by community members.
The next borough council meeting - a workshop - will be held 7 p.m. April 4 at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.