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Lehigh Township News
The Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at 6:00 pm to discuss proposed ordinances.

The following is information that has been submitted for the proposed Wal-Mart project that will be discussed at the December 12, 2016, Planning Commission meeting. A CD copy of this information may be obtained from the Township for $10.00, please allow one business day to process your request.

Traffic Impact Study click here.

Full Traffic Impact Study click here.

Crash Summary click here.

Concept Plans click here.

Site Plan click here.

PennDOT Review Letter click here.

Response Letter to PennDOT click here.

Hanover Review Letter 09/09/16 click here.

Response Letter to Hanover click here.



Northampton and Lehigh counties are now under a drought warning. Residents and businesses should use water wisely and follow simple water conservation tips to ease the demand for water. Citizens are encouraged to voluntarily reduce their water use by 10-15 percent.

Data from the Commonwealth drought monitoring network show that dry conditions persisting in the middle of the state and lack of precipitation in the eastern part of the state have deepened precipitation deficits, resulting in extremely low stream flow and groundwater levels, particularly in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas in the Delaware River Basin.

The Department of Environmental Protection encourages all citizens to take steps to reduce their water use:

• Run water only when necessary. Avoid running the faucet while brushing your teeth or shaving, or letting the shower run for several minutes before use.
• Check for household leaks. A leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water each day.
• Run dishwashers and washing machines only with full loads.
• Replace older appliances with high-efficiency, front-loading models that use about 30 percent less water and 40 to 50 percent less energy.
• Install low-flow plumbing fixtures and aerators on faucets.

Fall leaf collection will begin on Monday, October 31, 2016. The program will run for 6 weeks. Leaves must be placed at the road by the Moday of the scheduled week for pickup. The Maintenance Department will be making a onetime pass on each Township road based on the schedule. Leaves shall be kept off the roadway and shall be free of sticks and other materials. Brush will also be collected; however must be kept separate from the leaves. It must be cut in lengths not to exceed 3 feet and bundled in a manner that will not exceed 15 pounds. Pick up of brush will follow the same schedule as leaf pick up. Please see map for scheduled areas.

Notice is hereby given that the proposed 2017 Budget for Lehigh Township, Northampton County, is available for public inspection beginning November 14, 2016, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Municipal Building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport. The proposed budget is intended to be adopted at the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors on December 13, 2016. The proposed budget reflects the current millage rate of 5.7 mills.
Please see flyer for November 2016 update.

Please see flyer for November 2016 update.

Mary Louise Trexler will no longer be collecting the NORTHAMPTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT PER CAPITA AND REAL ESTATE TAXES. Mary resigned from collecting school taxes December 31, 2015. The School District Tax Office will be collecting the taxes at their office at 2014 Laubach Avenue, Northampton. They will be sending all the necessary information with your tax bills no later than July 1, 2016. Regarding the Lehigh Township taxes, Mary will NOT have her regular office hours after June 1, 2016. Please call Mary at 610-262-6222 to set up an appointment to pay your taxes or call for any information that you may need help with. Mary will make herself available for your convenience.

Please observe the newly posted Speed Limits on Cedar Drive, South Dogwood Road and South Cypress Road:

Lehigh Drive (248) to Blue Mountain Drive - 35 mph

Blue Mountain Drive to Walnut Drive - 30 mph

Walnut Drive to South Cottonwood Road - 35 mph

South Dogwood Road (Entire Length) - 35 mph

South Cypress Road (Entire Length) - 30 mph

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.

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.

In order for the Township to continue with the unrestricted access to the site, 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.

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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