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Lehigh Township News
Northampton County is rolling out Round 4 of their Small Business Grant Program. With 1.5 Million dollars left from their first round of CARES Act Funding, they recognize that many of our businesses are struggling and are actively doing what they can to help. Businesses who are eligible will be able to apply for grants of up to $15,000 to help with pandemic-related expenses.

Please note: This grant is eligible to businesses that have not previously received the Northampton County COVID-19 Relief Small Business Grants in previous rounds. There are multiple documents that must be submitted with your application (Tax Return, Official Filing/Business License, W9 and photo ID), please submit them at the same time as your application as directed to lvchambercommunications@gmail.com. Deadline to apply is December 4th, 2020. Please read all guidelines prior to submitting your application.

To view the grant application guildelines please click: www.lehighvalleychamber.org/norcogrants.html



The Lehigh Township tree lighting ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Bryfogle Park (4582 Aspen Drive, Walnutport, PA 18088). Join Lehigh Township along with the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce for a fun family evening with Santa, vendors, refreshments and more! We will also be hosting a canned food drive to benefit local food pantries, please see below 30 Days of Giving Guide for suggestions. If you would like to sponsor the event or particiate as a vendor, please see the forms for additional information. Or if you would like additional information, please contact Kylie Adams at kyliea@lehighvalleychamber.org.

Please click here to view the Sponsorship Opportunties Form.
Please click here to view the Vendor Application Form.
Please click here to view the 30 Days of Giving Guide.


Tree Lighting






The Comprehensive Plan meetings for November and December have been rescheduled to November 17, 2020, and December 15, 2020, at 6:30 pm.



A firworks permit has been issued to Woodstone Country Club for November 20, 2020, at 9:55 p.m.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Supervisors of Lehigh Township will hold a public meeting on the 8th day of December, 2020, at 7:00 PM, at the Lehigh Township Municipal Building located at 1069 Municipal Drive, Walnutport, Pa. 18088 for the purpose of enacting the following Ordinance which is summarized below.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE LEHIGH TOWENSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AMENDING THE CODIFIED ORDINANCE, CHAPTER 56, BUILDINGS, NUMBERING OF, BY REQUIRING EMERGENCY RESPONSE SIGNS. Please click here to view the complete ordinance.



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Notice is hereby given that the proposed 2020 Budget for Lehigh Twp, Northampton County, is available for public inspection beginning Nov 16, 2020, during the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Mon through Fri, at the Municipal Building, 1069 Municipal Rd, Walnutport. The proposed budget is intended to be adopted at the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Dec 8, 2020. The proposed budget reflects the current millage rate of 5.7 mills.
The fall leaf collection will begin November 2, 2020, and run through December 9, 2020. Please click here to view the collection map.



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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.

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 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.



**Update: All spring and summer events are canceled** 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



  • 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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