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Street sweeping scheduled for May

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by BY AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Street sweeping, which was to take place in April and was called off because winter decided to hang around a bit longer, is now set for May 15 and 16. Next week's column will list the day your street will be swept, curb to curb.

The streets will be posted with no-parking signs. Failure to move your vehicle on the posted day will get you a parking ticket, and your vehicle can be towed.

Residents are asked to sweep any gravel onto the street from their sidewalk. Unlike neighboring communities, Coplay does not have its own street sweeper, it contracts for such services.

A previous borough council agreed to a joint purchase of a street sweeper with North Catasauqua and Allen Township, only to bow out of such an agreement.


John Milander has posted a notice in his Center Street market saying there is no basis to rumors he is closing his market, popular not only with townspeople, but also with those who come from a wide area for his meats, home-prepared food and baked items.

Milander will, however, be closed Mondays through Wednesdays, saying they need the time for cooking and preparing the food. Sunday's hours are being expanded to 5 p.m.


It seems Chestnut Street, near the Giant gas station, has become a used car lot of sorts, albeit one such vehicle is parked there at a time.

The large for sale sign currently is on one of those sports cars that seems to require assembly, it was said.

Giant station employees state it is not one of their vehicles, reportedly someone from the neighborhood is parking the "for sale" vehicle there, reportedly the third vehicle parked at the site with the large for sale sign on it.


The Coplay Saengerbund is putting the finishing touches on the section of the pavilion needing replacement when a snowstorm caused the collapse of the roof.

On the other side of town, the American Club of Coplay Pavilion now has a wider entrance door and the club's hoagie shoppe parking lot will be sealed. The club's hoagie enterprise will make hoagies this month for organizations and others with fundraisers, then taking time off until September.


After a brief hospital stay, Coplay Public Works Director Dan Pavelko is back on the job, a full plate of work on the crew's agenda, readying the borough pool at the parkway for summer, grass cutting andchanging lights in the borough hall to more efficient cost-saving lighting fixtures.