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Lehigh Township News

The August Zoning Hearing Board Meeting scheduled for August 8, 2024, at 6:00 pm has been rescheduled to August 15, 2024, at 6:00 pm.

Northampton County will be holding a Household Hazardous Waste Event on September 28, 2024.

Please click here to the event flyer and details.

Residents are encouraged to contact their State Representatives to voice their opinion on two bills are being considered in the House that will affect Lehigh Township since our population is over 5,000. House Bill 1976 would require that you allow multiple family dwellings in commercial districts and House Bill 2045 would require that you allow twins, tri-plex, and quads in all areas where single family dwellings are currently permitted. These two bills would essentially take housing out of the control of Township zoning and could bring higher density housing to almost any area of Lehigh Township.

Please click here to view House Bill 1976.

Please click here to view House Bill 2045.



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Supervisors of Lehigh Twp will hold a public hearing on the 13th day of August, 2024, at 7:00 PM, during the regular Board of Supervisors meeting held at the Lehigh Twp Municipal Building, 1069 Municipal Rd, Walnutport, Pa.18088 for the purpose of enacting the following ordinances which are summarized below. The 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 (2024-2) ENACTED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LEHIGH TOWNSHIP, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING THE TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR ADULT USE CANNABIS FOR LAWFUL USE AND AUTHORITY AND FOR PERSONAL USE OF CANNABIS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE LOCATION OF THE CANNABIS BUSINESS ESTABLISMENT FOR THE PRODUCTION OF AND DISTRIBUTING THE SALE OF RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA USE WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP.

AN ORDINANCE (2024-3) ENACTED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LEHIGH TOWNSHIP, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING THE TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 180-85.1 ENTITLED MEDICAL MARIJUANA FACILITIES TO ADD THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA USES TO SECTION 180-37 ENTITLED "OFF STREET PARKING REQUIREMENTS".

All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances inconsistent with the act shall be repealed.

Please click here to view Ordinance 2024-2.

Please click here to view Ordinance 2024-3.



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Supervisors of Lehigh Township will hold a public hearing on the 23rd day of July, 2024, at 7:00 PM, at the Lehigh Township Municipal Building located at 1069 Municipal Drive, Walnutport, Pa. 18088 for the purpose of enacting the following Ordinance.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LEHIGH, COUNTY OF NORTHAMPTON AND COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA ESTABLISHING THE SPEED LIMIT ON MULBERRY DRIVE BETWEEN LONG LANE AND ROAD AND LAUREL DRIVE IN LEHIGH TOWNSHIP.

Please click here to view the entire ordinance.





Lehigh Township is accepting bids (per acre) for the leasing of 20 acres of farm field at Delps Park, 1200 Delps Road, Danielsville (Tax Parcel H4 7 16) for a period of one year with the option to renew for two additional one year periods. Successful bidder will need to supply the Township with an insurance certificate naming Lehigh Township as an additional insured and certain liability limits. Sealed Bids shall be submitted by 12 noon on Wednesday, August 7, 2024, and opened at 12:05 p.m. the same day. The Board of Supervisors will review bids at their regularly scheduled meeting on Auguust 13, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. Contact Alice Rehrig at 610-767-6771, Ext. 111 or arehrig@lehightownshp.com for additional details and requirements regarding bid submission. Lehigh Township reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids in the best interest of Lehigh Township.

Please click here to view additional details pertaining to the lease.





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.

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.

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.



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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