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Lehigh Township News
Temporary Help in the maintenance department, primarily mowing grass and maintaining Township Parks. Hrs will be Mon. through Fri, 7 am to 3 pm. Applicants need to be a minimum of 18 years old and have a valid PA drivers license. Send resumes or obtain applications at the Lehigh Twp Municipal Building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, Pa. 18088. Twp residents preferred. Deadline to submit is April 6, 2018.



The Board of Supervisors will be considering an Illicit discharge and ordinance at their April 10, 2017, Supervisor meeting. This ordinance will regulate the constribtuion of pollutants to the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) by stormwater discharges by any user and prohibit illicit connections and discharges to the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System.

Click here to review the ordinance.



Lehigh Township has prepared a Pollution Reduction Plan (PRP) as required by the PA DEP that outlines potential activities and projects that reduce pollution caused by sediment and/or nutrients in receiving streams. The entire MS4 plan, including the PRP is available for public review and comment at the Township office located at 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport PA 18088 beginning March 9, 2018 through and including April 9, 2018 weekdays, during regular business hours of 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Written comments will be accepted in person or by mail at the Township office address above no later than close of business on April 9, 2018. Public comment concerning the PRP will also be accepted at a public meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Township Building as part of the regular Board of Supervisors meeting. The proposed adoption of the Plan by the Board of Supervisors will be considered at the regular meeting on April 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Click here to review the Polution Reduction Plan.



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

  • Keystone Collections Group has made it easier to file your local tax return online. Click the flyer for additional information.

    Click here for flyer.



    Senator Mario Scavello will be hosting a free college & career fair on Thursday, April 19th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Nazareth High School. Please see flyer for more details.

    Click here for flyer.



    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 after schools let out and extend into early-to-mid August. 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 Latex Paint Recycling Collection Events 2018.

    Click here for locations and dates.



    Northampton County Electronics Recycling Collection Events 2018.

    Click here for locations and dates.



    Keystone Collections Group has a phone line dedicated exclusively to taxpayer inquiries. Please click on the flyer for additional information.

    Flyerclick here.



    2018 Northampton County Mobile Paper Shredding Events will be held May 12th at the Lehigh Township Municipal Building from 9 am to 12 pm and at Weona Park, Route 512, Pen Argyl on September 15th from 9 am to 12 pm. Both events are rain or shine. Please see flyer for additional information.

    Flyerclick here.



    2018 Classes now forming to become a Certified Master Watershed Steward. Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

    Flyerclick here.



    Please see attachment for information regarding the Spotted Lanterfly

    Attachmentclick here.



    Northampton County Household Hazardous Waste Event

    Flyerclick here.



    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, 2017. Regarding the Lehigh Township taxes, Mary will NOT have her regular office hours after June 2, 2017. 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.

    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.

    PennEast Pipeline Springing Forward 2017.

    May 2017 Update click here.



    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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