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Lehigh Township News

The Lehigh Township dog park will be closed beginning February 12, 2024, due to ground conditions. Updates for a reopening date will be posted on the web site.



The Lehigh Township Yard Waste Center will be closed beginning February 1, 2024, through April 1, 2024. Yard waste may be taken to FRCA on Weaversville Road. Visit their web site or contact them at 610-262-1000 for hours of operation.



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Supervisors of Lehigh Twp will hold a public meeting on the 12th day of March, 2024, at 7:00 PM, at the Lehigh Twp Municipal Building, 1069 Municipal Rd, Walnutport, Pa.18088 for the purpose of enacting the following Ordinance which is summarized below. Copies of the complete text of the Ordinance are available at the Lehigh Township Municipal Building and The Home News and may be examined during regular business hours.

AN ORDINANCE OF LEHIGH TOWNSHIP, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING THE LEHIGH TOWNSHIP POLICE PENSION PLAN PERTAINIG TO RETIREMENT AGE AT OUTLINED BY COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT.

Please click here to view the full ordinance.





The Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors are looking for Lehigh Township residents who are interested in volunteering to serve on the Planning Commission which meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. The meetings are held in the Municipal Building. Applicants must be a resident of Lehigh Township for at least one year.

Please send a letter of interest to Lehigh Township, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, Pa. 18088 by February, 22, 2024. Interested parties must attend the February 27, 2024, Board of Supervisors meeting to introduce themselves. Anyone with questions, please call 610-767-6771, Alice Rehrig, Secretary.



Northampton County will be holding a residential document shred event on Saturday May 18 and June 8, 2024, from 10 am until 12 pm. For detailed information please click here to view the flyer.



The draft Comprehensive Plan includes a draft set of policies for the development and conservation of the Township over the next 10 years. The Plan addresses future land uses, housing, transportation, community facilities, natural features and agricultural conservation, and ways to carry out the Plan. The Plan recommendations may lead to an update of the Township's zoning ordinance.

Please click here to review the draft Comprehensive Plan.

Please click here to review the Appendix of Comprehensive Plan.

Please click here to review the Summary of the Comprehensive Plan.

Lehigh Valley K9's in Partnership with Lehigh Township's K9 Cash will be holding a Designer Bag Bingo on Sunday, May 19, 2024. For detailed information please click click here to view the flyer.



Over the past several weeks, there have been alot of dead trees falling throughout the Township as a result of the recent winds. We would like to remind residents that the maintenance trees is the responsibility of the property owner as outlined in Chapter 155 of the Codified Ordinances.



Please click here to view the entire ordinance.

The hours of the yard waste facility will be Monday thorugh Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance 2020-4, which requires all residential structures/dwelling units, commercial structures or any other structures, to place a reflective emergency response number sign in a conspicuous place on said property. The sign shall be 3" or 4" high white relective numbers with a green reflective background, visible both during the day and at night. It shall be a 4" - 6" x 18" rectangular sign, to be displayed either vertically or horizontally. Nonresidential structures containing multiple units, shall contain signs on entrance doors of each unit. Compliance deadline is June 30, 2021. Please click here to view the ordinance requirements.



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.

Welcome To Lehigh Township

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.

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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