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Lehigh Township News
The Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 6:00 pm, has be canceled. All agenda items will be placed on the June 8, 2020, 6:00 pm agenda.

The Comprehesive Plan Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 6:30 pm, has be canceled.

The Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors will be holding their regularly scheduled meetings on May 12 and May 26 as planned. Due to the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 health crisis, the meeting room will be closed to the public on May 12, and possibly May 26. The public is invited to participate in the meeting through a conference call. Interested parties should contact Alice Rehrig at 610-767-6771, Ext. 111 or arehrig@lehightownship.com and/or see the agenda for the information. It is also recommended that any public comment be submitted prior to the meeting, either by way of phone call or email. The meeting agenda will be posted on the website and Municipal Building by the Thursday before each meeting.

In an effort to help assist residents who may be experiencing some economic hardships as a result of the State stay at home order, the Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors, by unanimous vote, adopted Resolution 2020-7, which extended the base tax period from June 1, 2020, to August 1, 2020.

The content of the resolution is as follows:

A RESOLUTION of the Board of Supervisors of Lehigh Township to implement provisions of Act 15 of 2020 relating to property tax relief.

WHEREAS, Act 15 of 2020 permits taxing districts, including townships, that impose taxes on the assessed value of real property to provide relief to taxpayers; and

WHEREAS, Lehigh Township has determined that it is in the best interests of the Township, its residents and taxpayers for the Township to provide relief to those paying taxes on the assessed value of real property located within the Township;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by motion and second of the Board of Supervisors and a unanimous vote, that Lehigh Township hereby waives any fees or penalties associated with the late payment of the tax imposed on the assessed value of real estate, provided that the tax is paid in its entirety by August 1, 2020.

As advertised in the Township Newsletter, the Indianland Garden Club Plant Auction scheduled to be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, from 6-6:45 pm, at Hope Lutheran Church, has been canceled.

The FRCA has received confirmation that they are able to reopen their facility. With this confirmation, we will be able to reopen our site. Please be respectful of everyone and maintain proper distances. If the site is congested, please wait in the parking lot by the Maintenance Building. Residents are also reminded only tree trimmings and leaves from their properties are permitted to be dropped off at the site. Commercial drop off and material from outside Lehigh Township is strictly prohibited.

During these unprecedented times, people, businesses and governments throughout the world are modifying their operations as the Coronavirus, (COVID-19) has spread in Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Wolf has recommended the shutdown of non-essential businesses and other activities to the entire Commonwealth as it continues to wrestle with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Lehigh Township has been taking proactive measures to protect the residents and employees and appreciate your understanding during these difficult times. We will make every effort to continue to serve you as best we can. The following measures have been taken to assist in the prevention of the spreading of the COVID-19 virus:

Township Meetings. All non-essential Township meetings have been canceled through March 31, 2020. The Board of Supervisors will hold a brief meeting on March 24, 2020, to conduct essential time sensitive business. Due to the circumstances, the meeting will not be open to the public. A report of the meeting will be posted as soon as possible after the meeting.

Tax Office. The Tax Office is closed for in person payments. Residents are strongly encouraged to mail their tax payments to the Tax Collector rather than paying in person. Payments may also be placed in the closely monitored drop box at the Tax Collector’s front door. If you would like a receipt, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Mary Louise Trexler will be available by telephone, 610-262-6222, to assist you with any questions. The Tax Collector will not be at the Municipal Building on March 30, 2020.

The Police Department will continue to respond to emergency calls. Calls that are not an emergency in nature may be first handled by a phone call prior to any type of response. If an officer does respond to your call, they will be practicing social distancing as much as possible. Do not be offended if an officer asks you to step outside your home, rather than entering it.

Township Offices are closed to the public. A box has been provided on the front porch to leave plans or documents in that need to be submitted to the Township. Employees check the box on a regular basis throughout the day. Please contact the office through phone, 610-767-6771, or email as follows:

Chrissy Czonstka, Administrative Assistant, Ext. 120 cczonstka@lehightownship.com

Lori Lambert, Planning and Zoning Secretary Ext. 110 llambert@lehightownship.com

Liz Gehman, Zoning Officer, Ext. 113 egehman@lehightownship.com

Alice Rehrig, Manager, Ext. 111 arehrig@lehightownship.com

Township Parks. The bathrooms at the parks will remain closed during this crisis. Although the parks are able to be accessed for use, there should not be any group activities. Keep in mind, the parks and the equipment have not been sanitized. You are using them at your own comfort level and risk.

Public Works Department. The Public Works Department will continue to work throughout the Township, maintaining appropriate social distances. Please respect their personal space and maintain a six foot distance if you need to approach them.

These practices will remain in place until further notice. We will continue to update this message as this situation evolves. We encourage residents to follow the CDC guidelines of practicing social distancing and staying home as much as possible and reasonable. Continue to check the CDC website and local news for guidance and updates as this crisis evolves.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Yoga classes scheduled for Wednesday evenings at the Tonwship Buildng will be canceled until further notice in an effort to help keep everyone safe from the spread of the corona virus (Covid-19). Thank you for your understanding.

Lehigh Township Day Camp 2020 at Indian Trail Park, for ages 5-12 year olds, will beign the week of June 15, 2020.

For additional information, including dates, hours, fees, and activities on the camp click here .

Please click here for registration packet .



Northampton County Association of Township Officials announces the offering of a Scholarship in the amount of $2,000.00, for students residing in a Second Class Township located in Northampton County. Please read the letter for requirements. The application to apply must be submitted through the Guidance Office or directly to the County Association.

Please click here to read full requirements .

Please click here for application .



Lehigh Twp is accepting applications for Temporary Help in the maintenance department, primarily mowing grass and maintaining Township Parks. Hrs will be 7 am to 3 pm as designated by the Director of Public Works for an average of 20 to 30 hours per week. Applicants need to be a minimum of 18 years old and have a valid PA driver’s license. Applications can be obtained at the Lehigh Twp Municipal Building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, Pa. 18088. Twp residents preferred. Deadline to submit is March 20, 2020.

Keystone Collections Group provides a dedicated, toll-free phone line for taxper inquiries, 1-866-539-1100. Please click here for additional taxpayer information and website .



The Lehigh Township Public Works Department will begin its spring leaf collection on Monday, April 6, 2020. Please click here for additional information and the map.



The 2020 Census is fast approaching and Northampton County needs our help. The Census is conducted once a decade and the impact on communities, local, state and county governments are long lasting. An undercount has an estimated loss of $2,093 per person, per year. This reduces funding available to the community, businesses, schools, fire departments, roads and highways. It is in every resident’s interest to achieve a complete and accurate count. Please click here for information on the 2020 Census.



The March 9th 2020 Planning Commission meeting has been canceled and rescheduled for March 30th at 6:00 pm.

Please go the General Information Tab, Trash and Recycling, to view all of the updated Northampton County Electronics Collection Events, Household Hazardouls Waste Collection Events and Mobile Paper Shredding Events flyers.

Please see flyer for additional information and links on Spotted Lanternflys click here.





Senior Living Help assists Pennsylvania senior citizens, their family members and caregivers in finding appropriate senior living and care facilities. Many elderly adults are no longer able to be cared for at home, so finding a senior living facility with caring and loving staff becomes necessary. Residents can come to us for help. For more information, click the link
  • Senior Living Help

  • The Lehigh Township Recreation Commission will be holding yoga classes at the Lehigh Township Municipal Building every Wednesday at 6:00 pm, beginning on October 2nd.

    Please see flyer for additional information & fees click here.





    See it? Report it! Spotted Lanternfly information can viewed on the flyers click here. Report Spotted Lanternfly's to PennState Extension.





    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.



    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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