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Lehigh Township News

Trick or Treat will be held on October 29, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The second annual Lehigh Township Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Saturday, November 27th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It will again be held at Bryfogle Park in Berlinsville. Everyone is welcome to come out to the tree lighting and enjoy the evening festivities with Santa and other friends in the community. If any one is interested in being a vendor at the tree lighting, please contact any member of the Recreation Board or the Municipal Office.

The Board of Supervisors of Lehigh Township will be accepting letters of intent and/or resumes from Township residents interested in filling an unexpired term on the Board of Supervisors. It is required that the applicant be a resident of Lehigh Township for at least one year and also a registered voter. Interested parties should send their letters of intent and/or resumes to Supervisor Vacancy, Lehigh Township Municipal Building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, 18088, by Friday, October 15, 2021. Interested applicants should attend a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors being held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. Successful candidate would serve until January 2, 2024.

Alice Rehrig, Manager
Lehigh Township, Northampton County

The Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors will be holding a special public meeting on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of interviewing candidates for filling vacancies on the Board, and possibly making an appointment thereafter. The meeting will be held at the Lehigh Township Municipal Building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, Pa. 18088.

Fireworks permits have been issued to Woodstone Country Club for the following dates and times:

September 24, 2021, at 9:55 PM
October 9, 2021, at 9:55 PM
October 16, 2021, at 9:55 PM
October 23, 2021, at 9:55 PM

The dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lehigh Township Dog Park was held on August 28th. In spite of the showery weather, approximately 40 people and their pets of all sizes and breeds attended the ceremony. It was a great morning for everyone, especially the pets. The Dog Park fencing was graciously donated by Dr. Katherine Mack in loving memory of her late husband, Sherwood “Woody” Mack who had a love of all animals, especially dogs. Dr. Mack’s generosity will not only bring enjoyment to those who are using the park today, but also to future pet owners. In addition to Dr. Mack, the Lehigh Township Recreation Board would also like to thank David Hess for the donation of the concrete, Valarie Shoemaker for the rock garden and hand painted rocks honoring the pets of those donating to the park, Wes Shoemaker of K9 Innovations for the tips on introducing dogs to the park and the demonstration of using the agility equipment, and the Lehigh Township Maintenance Department for their work in getting the park ready. The generosity and time of all these individuals made this an enjoyable event. As funding becomes available additional items such as shade shelters and benches will be added to the park. Anyone wishing to donate to the park can contact the Township Offices. We look forward to watching the park grow for everyone to enjoy.

The fall leaf collection will begin Monday, November 1, 2021.

Click here to view the colelction map and sepcific requirements.

Effective Monday, August 30, 2021, the hours of the yard waste facility will be Monday thorugh Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This change is necessary so that the site can be monitored more closely because of illegal dumping by contractors and non-residents as well as improper material. The only items that can be placed in the site are brush up to 8" in diameter and 8' in length, leaves, and similar yard waste.
The Lehigh Township Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors will be holding a special meeting on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. to continue the discussions on the updates to the Lehigh Township Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a guide for the development of the Township for the next 10 to 15 years. All residents are encouraged to review the plan and attend the meeting to offer their input.

To view the entire plan, please click here.

To view the associated map outlining the various districts, please click here.

Lehigh Township is seeking multi-skilled applicants to fill a position in the Public Works Department. Candidates should have experience in the construction field and be comfortable working with various equipment and power tools. Pesticide spraying license and PennDOT flagger certification a plus. Duties include, but are not limited to routine road maintenance including earthmoving and paving work, building repairs and maintenance, park maintenance, and snow and ice removal. Must be available for emergency call out. Must have HS Diploma or equivalent. Must possess a valid PA driver’s license in good standing with minimum of CDL Class B endorsement; Class A preferred. Candidates are subject to pre-employment Drug and Alcohol testing as well as random drug and alcohol tests if employed. Competitive salary and benefits. Residency within 10 miles of Municipal Complex preferred. Application forms are available at the Municipal Building or on the website, www.lehightownship.com., under the forms and documents tab. Applications can be submitted to Lehigh Township, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, Pa. 18088. Applications will be accepted through September 10 or when the position is filled.
The 2021 Oil and Chip Project will take place the week of August 16, weather permitting. The roads which will be receiving a single chip seal will be Walnut Drive, Beech Drive, and the shoulders of West Mountain View Drive.
The Comprehensive Plan scheduled for August 26, 2021, has been canceled.
The Dog Park is finally ready for use and will be dedicated on August 28 at 10:00 a.m. in memory of Sherwood "Woody" Mack. Please join us at the dedication. We will have trainer Michelle Rhoades of Mannered Mutts with us to offer tips on how to introduce your dog to other dogs using the park. Thank you to Dr. Katherine Mack for making this possible by donating the fencing and David Hess Concrete for the concrete entrance. As additional contributions are received, we will be adding additional amenities such as agility equipment, benches, trees, and of course, dog waste stations. Photo 1 of the dog park. Photo 2 of the park.

If you would like to make a donation to the Dog Park at Delps Park, please contact the Township Offices at 610-767-6771.

Lehigh Township is currently accepting applications for summer help, primarily for the mowing and maintenance of Township parks. Please contact the office (610-767-6771) for an application or more information.
The Greater Valley YMCA will be holding a summer camp at the Danielsville Park for children ages 5 to 12 years old for 11 weeks beginning on June 15 and runnig thorugh August 28. Residents and non-residents are welcome. The registration is on a week by week basis. Children can attends as many weeks as you choose. There is no obligation to sign up for every week.
Please click here to view the flyer for attitional information on the program..

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.

Yoga classes have returned to the Municipal Building. They ae held on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the meeting room.
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 .

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 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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