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Lehigh Township News
The Department of Health will be providing a free educational presentation about naloxone on October 3, 2018, from 10:00 am until 11:30 am at Senator Scavello's Office. Please see flyer for additional information: click here flyer.



The Lehigh Township Public Works Department begins its fall curbside leaf collection on Monday, November 5, 2018. In order to insure that the leaves and brush will be collected, they must be placed at the road edge by Monday, November 5, 2018. The Maintenace Department will be making a onetime pass on each of the Township roads. Please see schedule. Leaves only shall be raked to the shoulder of the road for pickup. Leaves shall be kept off of the roadways. Leaves shall also be free of sticks or other material.

Download our current leaf schedule and map

In addition to the collection of leaves, the Maintenance Department will also be doing a curbside collection of brush. Brush must be kept separate from leaf material. Brush shall be cutin lengths not to exceed 3 feet and bundled in a manner that will not exceed 15 pounds. This collection will follow the same schedule as the leaf collection.

The Public Works crew may refuse pickup if inappropriate material is found within the leaves or if the above guidelines are not followed.

If any Township resident experienced damage from the flooding during the storm that occurred on August 13, 2018, please provide your address, type of damage and repair costs to emc@lehightownship.com, as soon as possible in order for it to be reported to PEMA.

On Tuesday, August 7th, the Lehigh Township Police Department hosted its 2nd annual National Night Out event. For a recap of the events of the night, click here to read article.



The Planning Commission will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 6:00 pm.

The Board of Supervisors will be considering the following ordinances for adoption at their August 14, 2018 meeting:

Ordinance 2017-5, Amending the Definition of Land Development. Click here to view entire ordinance.

Ordinance 2017-7, Restricting the permitted weight of vehicles travelling on Cherryville Road, Indiantrail Road, South Cottonwood Road, and TImberline Road. Click here to view entire ordinance.

The Board of Supervisors will be considering the following ordinances for adoption at their August 28, 2018 meeting:

Ordinance 2017-6, An Ordinance Amending the Zoning Ordinance to Incorporate Oil and Gas Activities. Click here to view entire ordinance.





Click here to review the ordinance.



For many years, Lehigh Township has been discussing replacement the existing 1958 Public Works Building with a larger, more modern facility. Over the past few months, a Building Committee has been diligently working on developing a design and rough cost estimate for a new facility. This will be an ongoing agenda item for the Board of Supervisor meetings as they continue to work towards moving this project forward. The information developed by the Building Committee.

Click here to view the information that the Building Committee has provided to the Board of Supervisors.



Lehigh Township’s ranking of fifty-four of the one-hundred safest cities in Pennsylvania should be viewed as a proud achievement. Consider the total number of municipal entities in Pennsylvania being 2,567. Lehigh Township was among the safest municipalities in Pennsylvania with over 10,000 residents. This ranking is based upon crime rates, such as property and violent crimes that occur over the calendar year. Lehigh Township Police officers work diligently 24 hours a day to ensure safety on the roads, parks, schools and in your homes. The crime rate in Lehigh Township has decreased from 2012 to 2016. Proactive enforcement is up over 75% over the same period. Additionally, your police department has engaged in community events such as October Safety Weekend, free car seat & CarFit inspections, National Night Out, as well as presentations to children in the school and daycares. The Lehigh Township Police Department looks forward to continuing our commitment to being one of the safest communities in Pennsylvania! For a full listing of the top 100 safe cities in PA go to the following web link…
  • Safest Cities in PA

  • Repairs are anticipated to be made to this Bridge later this year. The work will require the Main Street Bridge to be closed during the repairs, and the detour is tentatively scheduled to begin on August 7 and extend into early-to-mid October. Other work may continue after the detour, but would be completed using short term lane restrictions (likely 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.). Work will include deck repairs followed by placing a latex modified concrete overlay to preserve the deck and improve rideability. During the closure, traffic will be detoured on the PA 873 Lehigh Gap bridge.
    Northampton County Electronics Recycling Collection Events 2018.

    Click here for locations and dates.



    Please see attachment for information regarding the Spotted Lanterfly

    Attachmentclick here.



    As many residents are aware, Lehigh Township participates with the First Regional Compost Authority for the disposal of yard waste. The Township’s facility is located across the street from the Maintenance Garage. Residents, at their convenience, are permitted to bring brush, hedge clippings, and leaves to the facility. The material is then transported to the First Regional Compost Facility on Weaversville Road and processed into mulch and compost which is then returned to the Township and made available to the residents for their use.

    As a reminder to residents, this facility is only for the disposal of yard waste--acceptable items to be dropped off at this site are brush, hedge clippings, and leaves. Recently, there have been instances where unacceptable material, such as rock and metal have been mixed in with the yard waste. This type of material causes a significant amount of damage to the equipment that is used at the facility, resulting in expensive repairs. These costly repairs will unfortunately be eventually be passed on to all the users of the facility.

    Everyone needs to be mindful of what they are bringing to the site. Please make sure the material that is brought to the site is free of rocks and stones. The facility is not meant for disposal of household waste. Your cooperation is appreciated.

    All residents, please be reminded that if you have an emergency that requires an immediate response from the Police, Fire or Ambulance, call 911 or 610-317-0808 not the police department office number (*610-760-8800). *The PD number is not staffed 24 hours.

    PennDOT's toll-free 1-800-FIX ROAD (1-800-349-7623) hotline connects callers directly to their respective county maintenance office. Callers should be specific in describing the location of the pothole, including the State Route and section number (found on small, white signs along roadways), the direction of travel and any other useful location information. Calling 1-800-FIX ROAD will result in prompt action and a telephone follow-up if the caller leaves their name and telephone number. Customers can use the hotline number for any reason including: Animal carcass removal, brush and tree removal, shoulder and drainage concerns, signage issues, other maitenance needs, information, complaints and complaints.

    Did you know that Lehigh Township is a recycling mandated community? The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) requires Lehigh Township residents and businesses to recycle glass, plastics, aluminum, newspapers and yard waste (leaves, branches, etc.).

    The Municipality of Lehigh Township will accept yard waste only. All Lehigh Township residents may drop off unbagged leaves, tree branches and hedge clipplings. The tree branches must be cut into 8 foot lengths and shall not be larger than 6 inches in diameter. Grass clippings are not accepted. The drop off site is located across the street from the municipal garage. The operating hours are Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. If you are dropping off at any other time than what is listed, please call (610) 767-6771, extension 19 and leave your name, phone number, date and time you will be at the site and items you will be dropping.

    Blue recycling bins can be purchased at the Municipal Building for $7.50.

    Welcome

    Lehigh Township is located along the western border of Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Lehigh is bordered by the Borough of Walnutport to the west, Moore Township to the east, Lower Towamensing Township to the north and Allen and North Whitehall Townships, to the south.

    Lehigh Township was surveyed in 1735 by orders of Thomas Penn. It was proposed that 6,500 acres be set aside for Native Americans, but the land became a settlement of immigrants instead. Before October 1752, when the township was officially created, the area had been called Adjacents to Allen, which probably refers to adjacent Allen Township. Although some residents wanted the name Seimsy after an early Moravian Indian covert named Seim, the county court opted for the name Lehigh Township instead. For more history please visit the Lehigh Township Historical Society.

    Bryfogle Memorial Park


    With a population of over 10,000 today, Lehigh Township is a thriving community for both families and business. Please feel free to browse our website and don't hesitate to contact us for further assistance.



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