Notice is hereby given that the Uniform Construction Code Board of Appeals of Lehigh Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, will hold a public hearing at the Municipal Building located at 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, PA, 18088, on October 6, 2022 at 4:00 P.M. for the purpose of hearing the following appeal.
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APPEAL NO. 01-UCC-2022
The appeal of Hilltop Center LLC, 300 Cherryville Road, Northampton, PA, 18067, parcel I.D. No. J3-19-6-0516. The applicant is requesting variance relief from the 2018 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code, specifically Section 406.2 – Pool Perimeter Access and Section 321.2.2 – Illumination Intensity, regarding the installation of guest water features. Copies of appeal documents are available for public review at the municipal building during normal business hours.
UCC Board of Appeals
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 a plus. Application forms are available at the Municipal Building or on the Township website, under the forms and documents tab. Applications can be submitted to Lehigh Township, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, Pa. 18088. Applications will be accepted through October 7 or when the position is filled.
The Ad Hoc meeting scheduled for October 26, 2022, has been canceled.
The Ad Hoc meeting scheduled for November 23, 2022, has been canceled.
The next Ad Hoc Committee meeting will be on Novmeber 30, 2022, at 6:00 pm
Route 248 (Lehigh Drive) between Blue Mountain Drive in Cherryville and Route 946 in Berlinsville, remains closed while PennDOT is working on the bridge construction project at Municipal Road. A detour has been put in place for the safety of motorist as well as the project workers. The detour for this project is in effect and will remain until the project is complete. The detour for ALL TRAFFIC is as follows:
Eastbound Traffic on 248, turn north on SR 946 (W. Mountain View Dr), follow detour to Blue Mountain Drive, turn south back to SR 248.
Westbound Traffic on 248, turn NORTH onto Blue Mountain Drive, follow to Blue Mountain Drive, turn east on SR 946 (Mountain View Dr).
THIS DETOUR APPLIES TO ALL VEHICLES, except local residents and local deliveries!! Local residents include people living within the closed zoning and people patronizing the local business along the closure. Local residents do not include people on the other side of the zone, not in Northampton, not Walnutport, Allentown, Easton, Bethlehem....etc. Those locations are all accessed by the detour. If you are stopped by police you will likely receive traffic citations which will cost at least $192.00
How do you access businesses located within the closure area?
If you are accessing the businesses to the east of the constructions site, (Amey’s Garage, Lehigh Town Center), follow Blue Mountain Drive to Route 248 and continue to the business. If you are accessing businesses to the west of the construction site (Becky’s Drive-In, Berlinsville Hotel), follow Route 946 or West Mountain View Drive to Route 248 and continue to the business.
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.
A Fireworks permit has been issued to Woodstone Country Club on the following dates:
October 2, 2022 at 9:15 p.m.
October 21, 2022 at 9:45 p.m.
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 February 23, 2022, 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.