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Lehigh Township News

PennDOT is presenting preliminary project plans and inforamtion for the planned Gap Bridge Preventative Maintenance Project.
Please click here to view the flyer with information.

The Lehigh Township Planning Commission has re-scheduled their April meeting to April 28, 2021, at 6:00 pm.

The Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors will be holding be holding a special meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of conducting limited general business of the Board, including, but not limited to minutes, bills, planning related items and confirming the sale of various equipment that was on the agenda of the April 13 canceled Supervisors meeting. The agenda for this meeting can be found under the Board of Supervisors section of the website. THe remainding items from the Aprl 13 meeting will be discussed at the April 27 meeting.

Northampton County Association of Township Officials announces the offering of a Scholarship in the amount of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) for qualified high school graduates residing in Northamtpon County.
Please click here to view the Annual Scholarship Letter for qualifications..

Please click here to view the Annual Scholarship Application..

The Board of Supervisors of Lehigh Township will hold a public hearing on the 11th day of May, 2021, at 7:00 PM, at the Lehigh Township Municipal Building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, PA 18088, for the purpose of enacting the following Ordinance which is summarized below. AN ORDINANCE OF THE LEHIGH TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AMENDING THE LEHIGH TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE, ORDINANCE NO. 2002-1, AS CODIFIED AT CHAPTER 180 AND AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, BY AMENDING THE DEFINITION OF BED-AND-BREAKFAST AND AMENDING THE SPECIFIC CRITERIA AND PROVIDING FOR LICENCING OF AND REGULATIONS FOR THE SAME.

Please click here for a complete copy of the ordinance.

A firworks permit has been issued to Woodstone Country Club for April 17 and April 18. The display is to begin at 9:55 p.m. on both days.

The Board of Supervisors will be holding a public hearing on the May 11, 2021, at 7:00 PM, at the Lehigh Township Municipal Building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, PA 18088, for the purpose of enacting an ordinance amending the zoning map to reclassify an area of land located southwest of Pa Route 248/Lehigh Drive, west of Locust Drive, northeast of Cherryville Road and east of Beil Circle from the Village Residential to the Agricultural/Rural Residential Zone. Please click here to view the entire text of the ordinance and map outlining the area to be changed .

The Lehigh Township Public Works Department begins its spring curbside leaf collection on Monday, April 5, 2021. In order to insure that the leaves and brush will be collected, they must be placed at the road edge by Monday, April 5, 2021. The Maintenace Department will be making a onetime pass on each of the Township roads. Please see schedule. Leaves only shall be raked to the shoulder of the road for pickup. Leaves shall be kept off of the roadways. Leaves shall also be free of sticks or other material.

In addition to the collection of leaves, the Maintenance Department will also be doing a curbside collection of brush. Brush must be kept separate from leaf material. Brush shall be cutin lengths not to exceed 3 feet and bundled in a manner that will not exceed 15 pounds. This collection will follow the same schedule as the leaf collection.

The Public Works crew may refuse pickup if inappropriate material is found within the leaves or if the above guidelines are not followed.

Township resident, Dr. Katherine Mack, approached the Lehigh Township Recreation Board and the Board of Supervisors, indicating she would be willing to donate the necessary fencing for a dog park at Delps Park. She would like to have the park dedicated in memory of her late husband, Sherwood "Woody" Mack, who passed away last year.

The proposal is for the dog park to be located in the same area it was proposed for in the past and in close proximity to the parking areas. The park would be modeled after the one that is located in Allen Township. It would be enclosed with a vinyl chain link fence, with a dedicated area for large dogs and a dedicated area for smaller dogs. Construction of the park is expected to begin this spring.

In addition to donating the fence installation, Dr. Mack has already received a donation of concrete from David Hess and other monetary donations to be used for additional park items such as benches, trees, and shade shelters.

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

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 scheduled for Wednesday evenings at the Tonwship Buildng will be canceled until further notice in an effort to help keep everyone safe from the spread of the corona virus (Covid-19). Thank you for your understanding.

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
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  • 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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