Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Coplay: Volunteers to work on IRT Saturday

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Ironton Rail Trail Oversight Commission has a work party scheduled for Saturday on the Coplay portion of the trail. Volunteers should show up 8 a.m. in the area of North Second Street.

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American Club of Coplay has a hoagie sale on tap for March 14 and 15. Volunteers make thousands of hoagies monthly, most as fundraisers for youth groups and schools.

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Want a part-time job this summer with the public works department? The borough is accepting applications at the municipal office until March 17.

Applicants must be 18 years old or older — usually high school graduates and college students fit the bill.

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With the weather cooperating for the most part, work has begun in advance of two major road improvement projects scheduled for this year. Preliminary work on South Front Street for infrastructure is underway. The street will be repaved later this year.

The area on North Front Street and into South Front Street will be continued for a three-block stretch in the coming months.

Then there is the work of storm sewer upgrades underway on Hokendauqua Street, which is a joint project with Whitehall Township, since the road borders both municipalities. The paving project set for late summer will have the road repaved from Second to Seventh streets.

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Responding to several inquiries, bicycles are not required a bike license and inspection by borough police, a practice discontinued several years ago. The program was geared for youngsters. However, if parents want their son or daughter’s bike inspected, the police will do so.

With spring approaching and more children riding bikes, the same rules of the road apply to them — mainly stopping at stop signs. Remember, the common practice of riding out onto a street from an alley without looking or stopping is a recipe for disaster.