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Lehigh Township News

The First Regional Compost Authoirty will be holding a mulchmadness event on March 24th and March 25th.

To view the detailed flyer click here.

The Board of Supervisors will be holding a public hearing on March 28, 2023, with the intention of adopting ORdinance 2023-2 pertaining to Cluster Developments and the zoning districts in which they are permitted. All meetings are open to the public.

Please click here to view the entire ordinance.

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.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT—Lehigh Township, Northampton County. Township seeks full -time administrative assistant to perform a broad scope of administrative and financials duties pertaining to day to day operations of the Township, including all phases of accounts payable, payroll, perform secretarial and accounting duties in support of overall Township departmental functions, and providing effective customer service to Township residents. Applicants must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office and have strong communication skills. Prior payroll, accounting, or municipal administration experience preferred. Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: Lehigh Township, 1069 Municipal Rd, Walnutport, PA 18088, fax to 610-767-1452 or email arehrig@lehightownship.com.
Brush-up Our Veterans - Lehigh Valley. Does your house need exterior painting? Are you a Veteran or the surviving spouse of a Veteran? Are you unable to afford or physically unable to paint your house? Then you may be eligible for the Brush-up Our Veternas program!

Please click here to view the detailed flyer.

As a result of the developing muddy conditions at the dog park, the dog park will be closed until the first Monday in April, weather permitting. This closure is necessary to preserve the grass so everyone can enjoy the park when the warmer spring weather arrives.

The Township Yard Waste Center will be closed from February 1, 2023, through March 31, 2023, so that the site can be emptied and repaired. Residents may take their brush to the FRCA processing center at 6701 Weaversville Road, Northampton, on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 AM to 4 PM and on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 8 AM to 1 PM. There is no charge to residents to go to the site; however, identification to show proof of residency will be required.

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 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. The draft Plan will be available for review on the Township website and in the Township offices during normal business hours.

Please click here to review the draft Comprehensive Plan.

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 Ad Hoc Committee will be holding special meetings on the 4th Wednesday of each month, beginning January 25, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss updates to the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances of Lehigh Township. The meetings will be held in the Municipal Bldg, 1069 Municipal Rd, Walnutport, Pa, All meetings are open to the public.

This link leads to the machine readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-0f-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data. For additional information, please click here.
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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