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Lehigh Township News

The Comprehensive Plan meetings for November 25, 2021 and December 23, 2021, have been cancelled.

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. There will be Hot Dogs, Chili, and Hot Chocolate for everyone to enjoy. The plans for the evening are:

5:15 p.m. Santa arrives and will be available for children and adults to visit.

5:15 p.m. to 5:45, music by St. Nicholas Choir

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Lehigh Township Elementary School Chorus

7:00 p.m. Christmas Tree Lighting

Everyone is welcome to come out to the tree lighting and enjoy the evening festivities with Santa and other friends in the community.

The Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors are looking for Lehigh Township residents who are interested in serving on the Recreation Board which meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Individuals should send a letter of interest to Lehigh Township, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport, Pa. 18088, by December 31, 2021 and attend the annual organizational meeting on January 3, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. to introduce themselves. At this meeting, the Board appoints individuals to serve on the following Boards and Commission: Zoning Hearing Board, Planning Commission, Municipal Authority, and Recreation Board. Individuals who are interested in serving on any of these Boards are encouraged to submit letters of interest to the Board of Supervisors.

The 2022 Northampton County Farmland Preservation application period is now Open.

2022 will be a little different: Round 1: November 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022. Round 2: February 1, 2022 through May 2, 2022

Interested residents should contact Northampton County, Farmland Preservation. Ryan M. Shaw, Resource Specialist at 610-829-6287.

The Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber Presents: Greater Northern House Decorating Contest! Register your home or submit your neighbors at here Decorate and submit by December 12th. The winner will be announced on the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber Facebook Page on December 20th! Click here to view the flyer.

Lehigh Township will be accepting toy donations for Toys for Tots. Please consider sharing some holiday spirit and cheer with those in need. Last year our community came together during one of the most difficult times in recent memory to provide some much needed Christmas Cheer to those in need. Together, our community helped fill 19 boxes of toys. Let’s come together again and show the same holiday spirit by donating new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages. Lehigh Township Police Department will be hosting a drive thru donation drive on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 10 AM – 3 PM at the Lehigh Township Fire Department located at 4188 Lehigh Dr. Cherryville, PA 18035. Donation boxes will also be available to drop your donations at the Lehigh Township Municipal building at 1069 Municipal Road Walnutport, PA 18088, which is open Monday-Friday (except holidays) 8:30 AM-4:30 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 Lehigh Twp Vacancy Board which consists of the Board of Supervisors and Vacancy Chairman will hold a special meeting on Wed, Nov. 3, 2021, at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Bldg, 1069 Municipal Rd, Walnutport, Pa, for the purpose of discussing and potentially voting to appoint someone to fill a vacancy on the Board. All meetings are open to the public.

Budget Available for Inspection Notice is hereby given that the proposed 2022 Budget for Lehigh Twp, Northampton County, is available for public inspection beginning Nov 1, 2021, 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 Nov. 23, 2021. The proposed budget reflects the current millage rate of 5.7 mills.

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.
Lehigh Township is in the process of updating their Comprehensive Plan. Special meetings are held the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. 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.

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 .

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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  • 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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