Lehigh Township’s Annual Tree Lighting will take place at Bryfogle Park on Saturday, December 2, 2023. Join us from 5 pm to 7 pm for free food and entertainment.
Lehigh Elementary Chorus, Lehigh Township Lions, Blue Mountain Fish and Game, Lehigh Township Fire Co. and the Lehigh Township Police Department with special guest Cash, will be there. Your local police and fire departments will be serving up s'mores and playing a Christmas movie on an outdoor screen by the fire pit.
Starting an hour before the tree lighting event at 4pm, the Police Department will be collecting toys for our annual Toys For Tots Drive. Bring out a new, unwrapped toy for children in need of a little Holiday spirit! Police will be collecting toys in the parking lot starting at 4pm for those who want to stop and drop off toys as well as throughout the tree lighting event evening.
Let this event put us all in a festive mood for the season. Hope to see you there! Let's pack the park!
Lehigh Township Police Department is collecting new unwrapped toys for this Holiday Season. Toys may be dropped off in several places. The Township Police Department lobby, Township Municipal Office lobby, during all upcoming Township Public Meetings as well as between 4-5pm during the Annual Tree Lighting event at Bryfogle Park for those who want a simple stop and drop. Please help put a smile on a child's face this year for the Christmas Holiday Season!
Lehigh Township will be holding a blood drive on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. For detailed information please click click here to view the flyer.
Notice is hereby given that the proposed 2024 Budget for Lehigh Twp, Northampton County, is available for public inspection beginning Nov 17, 2023, during the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Mon through Fri, at the Municipal Building, 1069 Municipal Rd, Walnutport. The proposed budget is intended to be adopted at the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Dec. 12, 2023. The proposed budget reflects the current millage rate of 5.7 mills for general purposes and a fire services tax of 1.3 mills.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Supervisors of Lehigh Twp will hold a public meeting on the December 12, 2023, 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 THE TOWNSHIP OF LEHIGH, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, ESTABLISHING A SPECIAL PURPOSE LEVY PURSUANT TO SECTION 3205(4) OF THE SECOND CLASS TOWNSHIP CODE, WHICH SHALL BE KNOWN AS THE FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES TAX, TO FUND FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES IN THE TOWNSHIP; PROVIDING FOR THE SEVERABILITY OF PARTS OF THIS ORDINANCE DEEMED TO BE INVALID; REPEALING ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS, OR PARTS THEREOF IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances inconsistent with the act shall be repealed.
Please click here for the full text of the ordinance.
The Ad Hoc Committee Meeting scheduled for November 22nd, has been changed to Monday, November 13, 2023, at 6:00 pm.
It has been brought to the Township's attention that the Fall Leaf Collection Map located in the Township newsletter is anaccurate. Please follow the link below for the schedule.
Lehigh Township will begin Fall Leaf Collection on Monday, October 30, 2023. Please click here to view the detailed map.
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.
Northampton County is currently working on our federally required Lehigh Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan update for 2023.
Please click here for survey
Harrisburg, PA – Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today invited Pennsylvania farmers to apply for $13 million in tax credits available to support their efforts to improve soil health and water quality. Tax credits through Pennsylvania’s innovative conservation financing program, Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP), can be combined with other state funding, including the Agriculture Conservation Assistance Program, and Conservation Excellence Grants, as well as federal funding through programs like the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to help pay for on-farm enhancements that protect the environment and boost farm sustainability.
“Pennsylvania farmers are investing heavily in cleaner water and productive soil to sustain us in the future,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “REAP tax credits are just one of many ways Pennsylvania invests in our farmers’ efforts to grow a sustainable farm economy to feed our future.”
On August 7, the department will begin accepting applications for REAP tax credits from agricultural producers who implement best management practices or purchase equipment to reduce nutrient and sediment runoff, enhance soil health and improve the quality of Pennsylvania’s waterways.
Governor Shapiro’s 2023-24 budget funds a fifth year of increased funding and expanded eligibility for the program under the PA Farm Bill. Farmers may receive up to $250,000 in any seven-year period, and spouses filling jointly can use REAP Tax Credits.
Examples of funded projects include no-till planting and precision ag equipment, waste storage facilities, conservation plans, and Nutrient Management Plans. Measures that limit run-off from high animal-traffic areas, as well as cover crops and stream buffers that prevent erosion, keeping nutrients in the soil and out of the water, are also common practices eligible for tax credits.
Farmers may receive REAP tax credits of 50 to 75 percent of a project’s eligible out-of-pocket costs. Farmers whose operation is in a watershed with an EPA-mandated Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) can receive REAP tax credits of 90 percent of out-of-pocket costs for some projects.
REAP applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Baseline eligibility includes compliance with the PA Clean Streams Law and the Pennsylvania Nutrient and Odor Management Law.
Private investors may act as project sponsors by providing capital in exchange for tax credits, which allows farmers to receive funds quicker and increases lenders’ confidence. Any individual or business subject to taxation by Pennsylvania through personal income tax, corporate net income tax, the bank shares tax or others is eligible to participate in REAP.
Since the program began in 2007, REAP has awarded $147 million in tax credits for more than 8,500 projects. Improvements from these projects have kept more than 6.3 million pounds of nitrogen, 310,000 pounds of phosphorus, and 295,000 tons of sediment out of Pennsylvania streams and rivers and the waterways they feed. Private investments in REAP have also contributed to the conservation projects, which in total are worth $400 million.
More information about REAP, including the 2023-24 application packet, program guidelines and sponsorship process, is available at agriculture.pa.gov. The deadline to submit applications is October 31, 2023. Funds may run out before the deadline.
For information about State Conservation Commission programs, the PA Farm Bill and investments to support Pennsylvania agriculture, visit agriculture.pa.gov or follow the department on Facebook and Twitter.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.