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Lehigh Township News
The Lehigh Twp Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Monday September 14, 2015, a6 6:00 pm has been CANCELED and rescheduled for Thursday September 24, 2015, at 6:00 pm.

The Lehigh Twp Planning Commission and Supervisors will hold a special meetings on Tues, August 18; Wednesday August 26; Wednesday, September 2; September 9 at 6:00 pm in the Municipal Bldg, 1069 Municipal Rd, 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.

PUBLIC NOTICE: The 2015/16 Gypsy Moth Suppression plan for Northampton County is in full swing. The County is partnering with DCNR to identify at risk areas that will be eligible for treatment in 2016. A meeting was held on August 4th at the Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Co. in Nazareth, PA to inform residents of the Gypsy Moth suppression program and how to qualify for treatment in the coming year. Applications for the 2016 suppression program will be accepted until August 31st . Applications received after August 31, 2015 will not be accepted. Please call the Northampton County Penn State Extension office at 610-746-1970 for more information. You may visit the County website at under latest news section to download a copy of the application. All completed applications must be either hand delivered to the Extension office, faxed or emailed. Over 100 people attended the event to hear the latest information on the Gypsy Moth and how the county is working to save the forested regions from further damage. Representatives from the County’s Administration team and DCNR were present to inform the public of the issue and how the County will support the effort. Penn State Extension will be administering the program on behalf of Northampton County and is currently accepting applications and conducting site visits. So far, there have been over 35 applications received with many more people taking applications to neighbors in an effort to get as many interested homeowners to apply as possible. Please see the attached for the application for Individual request for treatment Click Here.

The Re Mix program will hold a paint collection event on Saturday, August 1st from 9-12 pm at Hanover Township (for Northampton Cty residents only) located at 3640 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem, PA. To see the flyer and acceptable recyclable latex paint and how to dispose of non-recyclable latex paint Click Here 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.

Beginning July 1, through August 31, 2015, Mary Louise Trexler will be collecting taxes at the Municipal Building. Hours of collection will be 11 am - 4 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday only. There will be NO evening hours as well as NO hours for collection on Monday & Friday except for Monday, August 31, which is the last day of discount, hours at the Municipal Building will be 11 am - 4 pm. Payments may also be mailed to 255 Cherryville Road, Northampton, PA 18067. If absolutely necessary, an evening appointment can be scheduled at Mary's home office. Checks must be paid payable to Northampton School District (NASD). It is the property owner's responsibility to mail their real estate bill to their mortgage company if they are escrowed. If you need a stamped copy of your receipt for your rebate, you must mail both the remittance and taxpayer copies with a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Your envelope must be post-marked on or before the due date. No exceptions will be made to this policy. Exoneration forms for the Per Capita tax are available upon request. The income requirement for an individual is $5,000 or less exculding Social Security; $10,000 for a married couple. If paying installments for the real estate, the first installment must be paid by August 31. Should you need to contact Mary during hours at the Township please call 610-767-6771, ext. 118.

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.

The Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors are looking for Lehigh Township residents who are interested in serving an alternate member of the Zoning Hearing Board which meets the 2rd Thursday of each month as advertised, at 6 PM. An Alternate member would serve on an as needed basis in the absence of a member of the Zoning Hearing Board. Please send a letter of interest to Lehigh Township, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, Pa. 18088. Anyone with questions, please call 767-6771.

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.

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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