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Lehigh Township News
Trick or Treat will held on Friday, October 30; 6pm - 8pm.

The Lehigh Township Planning Commission and Supervisors will hold special meetings on Wednesday, September 30, and Monday October 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, Pa, for the purpose of discussing amendments to the zoning, SALDO, and stormwater management ordinances as they relate to the proposed new use of a Planned Resort Residential Community and the Mary Immaculate Seminary.

The Lehigh Township, Northampton County Traffic Impact Fee Advisory Committee will hold a Public Hearing to review and receive public comment on the 2015 Update of the Capital Improvements Plan to update the Lehigh Township Act 209 Traffic Impact Fee ordinance on Monday, October 12, 2015, at 6:00 pm at the Municipal Buildig, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, Pa, Copies of the report are available for viewing at the Lehigh Townshp Municipal Building during normal business hours.

The Lehigh Township Police Department will be hosting a Free Car Seat Check Event & CarFit Event on October 3, 2015, from 10 am to 1 pm during Kmart's (Walnutport) Safety Day. Please contact the Police Department at 610-760-8800 for an appointment.

Information on Car Seats: Statistically you have about a nine percent chance of being involved in a traffic crash every year, which equates to about 5 collisions in a lifetime. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death of children in the United States. Just as concerning is that in most cases, child passenger injuries and deaths can be prevented. Many injuries and deaths occur as a result of the high misuse rates of car seats, booster seats and seat belts. According to various reports from NHTSA and in the field, car seat, booster seat, and seat belt misuse rates vary from 74-90 percent.

Information on CarFit: Older drivers, often get a bad rap for being a menace on the road, but data about their safe driving practices reveals quite the contrary. According to a recent survey from AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association, nine in 10 older drivers fasten their seat belts when they get behind the wheel and more than a third have taken driver improvement courses. Area seniors can follow the lead of more than 30,000 older drivers from around the country who've participated in CarFit, a safety program that runs vehicle owners and their cars through a 12-point checklist to assess the fit of a driver's car for safety settings. Created through a partnership between AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), CarFit helps promote conversations between older drivers and their families about driving safety and help seniors improve the “fit” of their vehicles. Lehigh Township Police invites you to join us to at the next CarFit event being held on October 3, 2015 at Walnutport Kmart 400 North Best Ave from 10am to 1pm.

At the event, you’ll be able to talk with senior drivers and see first-hand how trained technicians help aging drivers with the comfort and safety settings in their car including:

• A clear line-of-sight over the steering wheel;

• Adequate space between the front air bag/steering wheel and the driver’s breastbone; properly adjusted head restraints;

• Proper positioning on gas and brake pedals;

• Proper seat belt use and fit, and safe positioning of mirrors to minimize blind spots.

To view flyerClick Here.

To view the proposed PRRC Ordinance which was discussed at the Planning Commission meeting on September 9, 2015, pertaing to the Hilltop Center Development (Mary Immaculate Property, Cherryville Road) Click Here.

Fall leaf collection will begin Monday, November 2, 2015. Leaves must be placed at the road by the Monday of the scheduled week for pickup. The Maintenance Department will make a one time pass on each Township road based on the schedule. Leaves must be kept off the roadways and must be free of sticks or other material. The Maintenance Department will also be doing a curbside collection of brush. Brush must be kept separate from leaf material and cut in lengths not to exceed 3 feet and bundled in a manner that will not exceed 15 pounds. Collection will follow the same schedule as the leaf collection. To view the schedule Click Here.

The Lehigh Township Police Department is seeking financial sponsorship to build a three run, indoor-outdoor kennel to house stray and lost dogs. Our goal is to raise $10,000.00 to construct the proper kennel with 3 indoor-outdoor runs.To make a contribution and view the the entire article 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.

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.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events will be held at Northampton Community College Main Campus, Bethlehem Township, on Saturday October 10, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is for Northampton County Residents Only. For additional information and items being accepted Click Here.

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 $7.00.


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.

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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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