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- Clearview Road between Egypt Road & Route 145 will be closed on 7/22/2021 due to maintenance.

- The Ironton Rail-Trail and the parking lot will be closed 7/23/2021 between Portland & Quarry due to tree removals.

Thank you for your understanding!

The Zoning Hearing Board meeting will be held at the Municipal Building at 3256 Levans Road at 7:30pm June 21,2021. Details can be found HERE.


We are less than a month away from our Comprehensive Plan survey ending. Take our questioner to provide YOUR thoughts and ideas on future growth and development in the Township. If you need a physical copy, come on by to our Municipal Building! Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WP8FVQ3?fbclid=IwAR3LN7atv5hhYcLjxXofsbK8wc1l-VfMcdELlApkW2-aukZpZFPnQScN2rw

A hard copy of the survey can be found HERE.

North Whitehall Township Public Works Department is seeking hardworking, motivated and multi skilled applicants to fill the position of Laborer. Candidates should have experience in Public Works, Roadway Maintenance and Repairs Parks and Recreation, Property Maintenance, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water. Comfortable working with and around various pieces of equipment both heavy and light. Knowledge and experience in basic maintenance of vehicles and equipment, buildings, parks, roads. Duties include, but are not limited to, routine road maintenance and repairs, catch basin, cross over pipes inspection/repairs, building and park maintenance, snow & ice removal and maintenance on sanitary sewer and storm water system. 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 CDL Class B w/air brake endorsement (minimum) required. Candidates are subject to pre-employment Drug Test and Random Drug & Alcohol Tests and physical (if employed). Competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

Applications are available HERE. Applications must be submitted by August 6, 2021 via mail or appointment to: North Whitehall Township, 3256 Levans Road, Coplay PA 18037 Monday thru Friday 7:30am – 4pm. North Whitehall Township is an equal opportunity employer.

The North Whitehall Section of the Ironton Rail-Trail will be closed at the following date and times due to a tree removal service.
July 13, 2021: Noon - 5 pm
July 14, 2021: 9 am - 5 pm

Monday, July 12, The Board of Supervisors Meeting will be held at the Municipal Building at 7:30 pm. The agenda can be found HERE.

County: Lehigh
Municipality: South/ North Whitehall Twp.
Road name: PA 309
Between: Walbert Avenue and Shankweiler Road
Type of work: Other
Work being done by: PennDOT Contractor
Type of restriction: Daytime
Restriction: Lane restrictions for geotechnical test boring work. Please use caution.
Start date: 7/21/21
Est completion date: 8/21/21
Restrictions in effect (time of day): 09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Will rain cause delays? No
Change/Update:

Monday, July 12th (Rain Date: 13th)
• Both sections of Jordan Road
• Old Packhouse Road
• Old Mile Hill Road
• York Drive
• Jonathan Court
• Cortland Drive
• Rome Court
• Faye Drive

Tuesday, July 13th (Rain Date: 14th)
• Shelby Drive
• Prince Drive
• Essex Court
• Coplay Creek Road
• Harvest Place
• Cobblestone Court

Wednesday, July 14th (Rain date: 15th)
• Redwood Drive
• Brookhill Drive
• Settlers Ridge Road
• Park Place Drive
Sweeping up the loose stone will be at the end of July, and the Slurry Seal application will be the first week of August.

North Whitehall Township is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan! On Friday, July 9th, a survey will be available to provide YOUR thoughts and ideas on future growth and development in the Township. Stay tuned for additional opportunities for input!

The survey can be found HERE.

In observance of Independence Day the Township Offices will be closed Monday July 5, 2021.

New Beginnings Yoga Classes are still ongoing Thursdays 5 pm - 6 pm at North Whitehall Township. Classes are held inside or outside, weather depending!

All are welcomed to join the class; just remember to bring your yoga mat, block, and blanket. If you have additional information, please call Marie Brown at 610-360-9979 or email zonebrown649@gmail.com

July Classes: 7/1 , 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29

North Whitehall Township residents who would like more information on Illicit Discharge or how to file a complaint for Illicit Discharge please visit our Stormwater Page

Thank you for your patience!

Old Mile Hill Road will be closed from Jordan Road to Apple Valley Estates Drive for black top patching from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm on Friday, June 25.

Thank you for your patience!

Tuesday, June 22, The Planning Commission Meeting will be held at the Municipal Building at 7:30 pm. The agenda can be found HERE.

Jordan Road will be closed from Old Mile Hill Road to Haasadahl Road for maintenance from 7:00 am - 2:30 pm on Monday, June 21st.

(Weather Permitting)

Thank you for your patience!

The Township will be performing a Novachip paving overlay on the following dates and locations. The roads will remain open to travel.

Day #1: June 15, 2021 - Columbine Circle and Meadowbrook Drive

Day #2: June 16, 2021 - Cobblestone Court and Semmel Road

Day #3: June 17, 2021 - Barry Road and Scott Road


The Kolapechka Dog Park is back open! Show us your dogs reaction on our Facebook or Nextdoor post when telling them the news!

Facebook: @northwhitehalltownship
Nextdoor: North Whitehall Township Government

In observance of Memorial Day the Township Offices and Yard Waste will be closed Monday May 31, 2021.


Memorial Day is an important day for all of us as it serves as a reminder to honor and remember those who have valiantly fought for and served this country and made the ultimate sacrifice.

Thursday, May 27 at 7 pm Conditional Use hearing- Strawberry Acres will be held online via Zoom. Meeting login details can be found HERE.

**PLEASE NOTE, for security purposes, you must first register for this meeting at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/CUMay27.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You are encouraged to register well in advance of the meeting to ensure a smooth meeting.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our first Clean Earth event partnered with South Whitehall Township! Together we saved 38,862.00 pounds from being collected and diverted into the landfill, and had 500 participants.

County: Lehigh
Municipality: North Whitehall Twp.
Road name: Kernsville Road
Between: Weidasville Road and PA 309
Type of work: Inspection
Work being done by: PennDOT Bridge Inspection Forces
Type of restriction: Daytime
Restriction: Lane restriction both directions.
Start date: 5/24/21
Est completion date: 5/24/21
Restrictions in effect (time of day): 09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Will rain cause delays? Yes
Change/Update:

Shankweiler road will be closed between Wilson Ave and Kernsville Road for maintenance from 9am - 1pm on May 20,2021

Thank you for your patience!

Wednesday, May 19 - Zoning Hearing Board Meeting. Agenda can be found HERE.

Tuesday, May 25 - Planning Commission Meeting. Agenda can be found HERE.

Thursday, May 27- Conditional Use hearing. Meeting registration information can be found HERE.

It's National Public Works Week! Join us in celebrating our Public Works Department for their hard work on a day-to-day basis. Public Works collects yard waste, maintains our parks and facilities, keeps our roads free from snow in the winter, and much more!

If you see one of employees out on the job, stop and express your appreciation for all their hard work!

North Whitehall Township will be hosting in-person voting on Tuesday, May 18th, from 7 am - 8 pm for residents who live in the 5th district. *Office hours and yard waste hours will remain the same.

County: Lehigh
Municipality: North Whitehall Twp.
Road name: Sand Spring Road
Between: Park View Drive and Coplay Creek Road
Type of work: Utility Work
Work being done by: Local Utility
Type of restriction: Nighttime
Restriction: Lane restriction with flagging for utility work.
Start date: 5/24/21
Est completion date: 5/27/21
Restrictions in effect (time of day): 08:00 PM To 05:00 AM
Will rain cause delays? No
Change/Update:

DATE: Saturday, May 22, 2021
TIME: 9:00am –12:00pm
LOCATION: Parkland High School

For South Whitehall and North Whitehall Residents Only
CASH or CHECKS *Checks should be made payable to CleanEarth
Learn more about the event: HERE.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission Will Be Conducting a Prescribed Fire On The Trexler North Range in Lehigh County, 05/13/21. If you see smoke in the area, please don't be alarmed.

Learn more about prescribed fire here:
https://www.pgc.pa.gov/Wildlife/HabitatManagement/Pages/PrescribedFire.aspx?fbclid=IwAR1TJpNqE6E9UafsG6jE9Gv1q7wTsl3cenWekXSBsGoEJsGIzKkRFmFtXbo

The Zoning Hearing Board meeting will be held on May 19, 2021 at the Municipal Building at 7:30 pm. The agenda can be found HERE.

County: Lehigh
Municipality: North Whitehall Twp.
Road name: Sand Spring Road
Between: Park View Drive and Coplay Creek Road
Type of work: Utility Work
Work being done by: Local Utility
Type of restriction: Nighttime
Restriction: Lane restriction with flagging for utility work.
Start date: 5/17/21
Est completion date: 5/19/21
Restrictions in effect (time of day): 08:00 PM To 05:00 AM
Will rain cause delays? No
Change/Update:

The Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on May 3, 2021 at the Municipal Building. The agenda can be found HERE.

APRIL 28, 2021 - 7:30PM - ZONING HEARING BOARD – CONTINUED MEETING - ONLINE VIA ZOOM – AGENDA.
Register by clicking HERE.



**PLEASE NOTE, for security purposes you must first register for this meeting at the following link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You are encouraged to register well in advance of the meeting to ensure a smooth meeting.

Even prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, North Whitehall Township had begun planning security and technology upgrades that would provide protection and efficiency for their staff, visitors, volunteers, and officials. Planned technology upgrades included purchasing a secure server, installing fiber-optic high-speed internet, and upgrading the phone system. Planned security upgrades included installing a new security system, access control system, and bullet-resistant service counters and windows as well as upgrading security cameras.

The Township approached Senator Pat Browne seeking funding opportunities to assist with these important improvements. The Senator was able to help us secure $68,000 in funding for the Township that will enable successful completion of all of the planned improvements.

To date, several of the improvements have been completed and have exceeded expectations. High-speed internet and server upgrades proved vital for employees who were forced to work remotely at the height of the pandemic. As the Township returns to a sense of normal operations the access control and service counter upgrades will provide safety and security for visitors and staff.

The Township thanks Senator Pat Browne for his assistance in ensuring the safety of the Township’s employees, visitors and residents.

North Whitehall Township Public Works Department is seeking applicants to fill part-time temporary summer seasonal employment. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and submit their application by May 17, 2021.

Applications must be submitted via email to rdeemer@northwhitehall.org or dropped off at the municipal building located on 3256 Levans Road, Coplay PA 18037 Monday thru Friday 7:30 am – 4 pm.

Applications can be found HERE.

North Whitehall Township is an equal opportunity employer.

The Zoning Hearing Board will be held at the Municipal Building at 3256 Levans Road at 7:30pm April 21. Meeting details can be found HERE.

The Planning Commission will be meeting at the Municipal Building at 3256 Levans Road at 7:30pm April 27. Meeting details can be found HERE.


The Kolapechka Dog Park will be closed for turf maintenance and improvements from April 14, 2021 - May 31, 2021.

Thank you for your patience as we work to enhance our dog park!

MARCH 31, 2021 - 7:30PM - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – REGULAR MEETING - ONLINE VIA ZOOM – AGENDA.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/April05 or click HERE.



**PLEASE NOTE, for security purposes you must first register for this meeting at the following link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You are encouraged to register well in advance of the meeting to ensure a smooth meeting.

If you would like to provide comment you have two options:

1. Review the notice and email the Township Manager at cgarges@northwhitehall.org by 3pm on April 5, 2021. Any comments received by email will be given to the Board of Supervisors prior to the meeting.

2. Register for the meeting online via the web link provided above. If you wish to call in you must still register.

MARCH 25, 2021 - 7:00PM - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – CONDITIONAL USE - ONLINE VIA ZOOM – AGENDA.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/March25CU or click HERE.



**PLEASE NOTE, for security purposes you must first register for this meeting at the following link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You are encouraged to register well in advance of the meeting to ensure a smooth meeting.

If you would like to provide comment you have two options:


Notice: Due to the predicted inclement weather, the Conditional Use hearing for the Strawberry Acres Active Adult Retirement Community scheduled for 7:00pm Thursday February 18, 2021 will be continued until March 11 at 7:00pm. The February 18 hearing will still convene at 7:00pm and all are welcome to join. The hearing will only convene for the purpose of continuing the meeting on the record. There will be no testimony taken at that hearing.


FEBRUARY 18 - 7:00PM - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – CONDITIONAL USE - ONLINE VIA ZOOM – AGENDA.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/AARC-CU or click HERE.



**PLEASE NOTE, for security purposes you must first register for this meeting at the following link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You are encouraged to register well in advance of the meeting to ensure a smooth meeting.

If you would like to provide comment you have two options:

1. Review the notice and email the Township Manager at cgarges@northwhitehall.org by 3pm on February 18, 2021. Any comments received by email will be given to the Board of Supervisors prior to the meeting.

2. Register for the meeting online via the web link provided above. If you wish to call in you must still register.


Township offices are closed Tuesday February 2, 2021.

The Yard Waste Facility is closed until further notice.

North Whitehall Township is under a snow emergency effective 5:00pm on Sunday January 31 extending through 5:00pm on Tuesday February 2.

In accordance with Ordinance 2004-5, it shall be unlawful to park, or allow to be parked any motor vehicle or other vehicle, on any street or road which is part of the Township System after the start of a snow fall and until the snow has stopped falling and the snow has been completely plowed for the full width of the cartway.

Furthermore, under the snow emergency it shall be unlawful for owners, occupants or tenants of property, including any agents of said owners, occupants or tenants, to dump, throw, shovel, pile or push any snow or ice removed from driveways or walkways into any public highway or street. No snow, ice, slush or a combination thereof, shall be deposited into any drainage area, stream, river, culvert or catch basin. No snow, ice, slush, or a combination thereof, shall be deposited, pushed or maintained within a commercial, manufacturing, light industrial or multiple-family zoning district parking facility or at or near an intersection in any zoning district, in a manner or at a location which creates a traffic hazard by impairing visibility from or of a public highway. For purposes of enforcement of this article, an agent shall be defined as any person, company or entity acting on behalf of an owner, occupant or tenant, whether compensated or uncompensated for their activity upon the property. No person shall damage any Township property, including but not limited to, traffic signs, culverts, etc., while removing snow, ice, slush, or a combination thereof. Any damage to Township property shall be repaired or replaced in accordance with the requirements of the Township at the expense of the property owner and/or snow removal agency.

JANUARY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING


JANUARY 26, 2021 - 7:30PM - PLANNING COMMISSION – REGULAR MEETING - ONLINE VIA ZOOM – AGENDA.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/JAN26PC or click HERE.




The Township is offering an invitation to bid lawn mowing services on approximately 76 acres of land throughout the Township. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on January 26, 2021 at 9:ooam.

Bid opening will occur at the North Whitehall Township municipal building (3256 Levans Road) at 11:00am on Thursday February 25, 2021

Bid documents and specifications can be found HERE


NOTICE: The January meeting of the Park & Recreation Board has been postponed until 7:30pm on Monday March 8, 2021.


The meeting will be held via Zoom, additional information will follow.


NOTICE: The Board of Auditors will hold their annual meeting at 7pm on Tuesday January 5, 2021 at 7pm


JANUARY 5, 2021 - 7:00PM - BOARD OF AUDITORS - ONLINE VIA ZOOM – CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/JAN5BOA or click HERE.


BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DECEMBER MEETING CALENDAR


DECEMBER 7, 2020 - 7:30PM - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – REGULAR MEETING - ONLINE VIA ZOOM – AGENDA.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/DEC7BOS or click HERE.

DECEMBER 10, 2020 - 10:00AM - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – WORKSHOP MEETING - VARIOUS LOCATIONS – AGENDA.

DECEMBER 28, 2020 - 10:00AM - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – SPECIAL MEETING - ONLINE VIA ZOOM – AGENDA.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/DEC28BOS or click HERE.


PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING UPDATES IN RESPONSE TO THE PREDICTED WINTER STORM ON 12/16 & 12/17


1. The Township offices will be closed on December 17, 2020.

2. The compost center will be closed on Thursday December 17 and Saturday December 19.

3. The December 17, 2020 Planning Commission meeting will be held online via zoom – AGENDA.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/DEC17PC or click HERE.

4. North Whitehall Township is under a snow emergency effective 1:00pm on Wednesday December 16 extending through 8:00pm on Thursday December 17.

In accordance with Ordinance 2004-5, it shall be unlawful to park, or allow to be parked any motor vehicle or other vehicle, on any street or road which is part of the Township System after the start of a snow fall and until the snow has stopped falling and the snow has been completely plowed for the full width of the cartway.

The Compost Center will be closed November 26-30.

The Center will open on Tuesday December 1. The December hours will be Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from 9am to 3pm.

The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for November 24 has been cancelled due to lack of business.



The Board of Supervisors workshop meeting scheduled for 10am on November 10 has been rescheduled to December 10, 2020 at 10am.



Due to the loss of daylight and daylight savings time, the hours of operation of the Compost Center have been revised on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday through the end of November. The new hours are as follows:

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 9am - 5pm

Wednesday and Friday 7am - 2pm



NOVEMBER MEETING CALENDAR


NOVEMBER 10, 2020 - CANCELLED - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – WORKSHOP MEETING - VARIOUS LOCATIONS – AGENDA.

NOVEMBER 17, 2020 - 7:00PM - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – CONDITIONAL USE - ONLINE VIA ZOOM – AGENDA.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/RTE309-CU-NOV or click HERE.

NOVEMBER 18, 2020 - 7:30PM - ZONING HEARING BOARD - 3256 LEVANS ROAD – AGENDA.

NOVEMBER 19, 2020 - 2:00PM - FARMLAND PRESERVATION BOARD - 3256 LEVANS ROAD

NOVEMBER 24, 2020 - 7:30PM - PLANNING COMMISSION - ONLINE VIA ZOOM – CANCELLED




The November 2, 2020 meeting of the Board of Supervisors meeting will be held online via Zoom. Meeting login details can be found HERE.

**PLEASE NOTE, for security purposes you must first register for this meeting at the following link:


https://tinyurl.com/NOV2-BOS or click HERE.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You are encouraged to register well in advance of the meeting to ensure a smooth meeting.

If you would like to provide comment you have two options:

1. Review the agenda and background information and email the Township Manager at cgarges@northwhitehall.org by 3pm on October 30, 2020. Any comments received by email will be given to the Board of Supervisors prior to the meeting.

2. Register for the meeting online via the web link provided above. If you wish to call in you must still register.




The October 27, 2020 meeting of the Planning Commission will be held online via Zoom. Meeting login details can be found HERE.

**PLEASE NOTE, for security purposes you must first register for this meeting at the following link:



https://tinyurl.com/pc10-27 or click HERE.



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You are encouraged to register well in advance of the meeting to ensure a smooth meeting.

If you would like to provide comment you have two options:



1. Review the agenda and background information and email the Township Manager at cgarges@northwhitehall.org by 3pm on October 23, 2020. Any comments received by email will be given to the Commission prior to the meeting.

2. Register for the meeting online via the web link provided above. If you wish to call in you must still register.




The October 21, 2020 meeting of the Zoning Hearing Board will be held at the Municipal Building at 3256 Levans Road at 7:30PM.

The agenda can be found HERE.

The October 28, 2020 meeting of the Zoning Hearing Board will be held online via Zoom at 7:00PM.

Meeting agenda and login details can be found HERE.

**PLEASE NOTE, for security purposes you must first register for this meeting at the following link:

https://tinyurl.com/ZHB10-28-20 or click HERE.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You are encouraged to register well in advance of the meeting to ensure a smooth meeting.




SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE


The North Whitehall Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Special Workshop Meeting on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 10:00AM. The sole purpose of this meeting is to visit and inspect various sites within the Township for future topics of discussion. The inspections will begin at the Township building then proceed from there to various locations by vehicle:

Municipal Complex / Park (3256 Levans), Jean Court & Mauch Chunk Rd (Newhard), Estate Drive (Twp owned property at Johnson Pond), 1029 Neffs Laury’s Rd (Drainage culvert), Devonshire Court (drainage), 5477 Mauser Street, 5557 Roberts Road, Neffs Valley Park (3545 Neffs Laury’s Rd), Park Valley Rd (bridge over Fells Creek), 4333 Carl Street, 3400 Grist Mill Rd, Woodlea & Shankweiler Intersection, 4733 Shady Lane

The public is invited to participate via their own vehicle.


Please see the schedule below for upcoming Township road work. Please be patient and safe when encountering the road work.


10/1 Thursday Notify Residents with Door Knocker Notifications

10/5 Monday Post No Parking Signs and Mill Paving Notches

10/6 Tuesday Pave Highridge Circle, Poplar Circle and Bellview Road (Old Post to Cobbler)

10/6 Wednesday Pave Bellview (Cobbler to Schiedy’s)

10/7 Thursday Pave Limestone and Portland Streets




The September 14, 2020 meeting of the Board of Supervisors will be held online via Zoom. Meeting agenda and login details can be found HERE.

Note that this is a change, the Township is no longer utilizing Webex.


**PLEASE NOTE, for security purposes you must first register for this meeting at the following link:


https://tinyurl.com/sept-bos-mtg


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You are encouraged to register well in advance of the meeting to ensure a smooth meeting.


In an effort to provide ample time for public comment the agenda and background information is being posted on the Township’s website on Friday September 11, 2020.


If you would like to provide comment you have two options:


1. Review the agenda and background information and email the Township Manager at cgarges@northwhitehall.org by 3pm on September 14, 2020. Any comments received by email will be read to the Commission at the meeting.

2. Register for the meeting online via the web link provided above. If you wish to call in you must still register.


The September 3, 2020 Conditional Use Hearing of the Board of Supervisors for the Route 309 Associates, LLC matter will be held online via Zoom starting at 7:00pm.


**PLEASE NOTE, for security purposes you must first register for this meeting at the following link:

https://tinyurl.com/rt309-cu-03sept

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting via telephone or online. You are encouraged to register well in advance of the meeting to ensure a smooth meeting.

Note that this is a continued hearing from August 13, 2020.

The exhibit submitted with the application can be found HERE.

The application submitted can be found HERE.

Please note that the developer has submitted a request for a continuance to November 17, 2020. This will be the first item the Board will consider at the September 3 meeting. The continuance request can be viewed HERE.


The August 25, 2020 meeting of the Planning Commission will be held online via Zoom. Meeting login details can be found HERE.

Note that this is a change, the Township is no longer utilizing Webex.

**PLEASE NOTE, for security purposes you must first register for this meeting at the following link:



https://tinyurl.com/y5hoydg4



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You are encouraged to register well in advance of the meeting to ensure a smooth meeting.

If you would like to provide comment you have two options:



1. Review the agenda and background information and email the Township Manager at cgarges@northwhitehall.org by 3pm on August 25, 2020. Any comments received by email will be read to the Commission at the meeting.

2. Register for the meeting online via the web link provided above. If you wish to call in you must still register.




UPDATED 1:00 PM Wednesday August 19

The Ironton Rail Trail has been reopened.

UPDATED 9:00 AM Thursday August 6

As of 9:00 Thursday August 6 all Township roads have been opened with the exception of Grist Mill/Country which will be closed indefinitely.

The Ironton Rail Trail has been closed indefinitely between Mauch Chunk Road and Portland Road. The trail sustained heavy damage in this area so please respect the closure.

Thank you for your patience.


Beginning Monday July 20 (weather permitting) the following Township roadways will receive chip seal surface treatment:

Day 1 :
Horseshoe, Red Wood, Coffeetown, Land Estates, Somerset, Greenleaf and Shagbark

Day 2:
Penn Hill Development, Fox Craft and Timber, Oakwood, Hoffman Development

Day 3:
Fairview, Robin, Mauser



The Zoning Hearing Board meeting scheduled for July 15 has been postponed. The next regularly scheduled meeting is August 19.


The Park & Recreation meeting scheduled for July 20 has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting is October 29.




The Board of Supervisors will be meeting at the municipal building at 7:30 July 6. Meeting details can be found HERE.

The Farmland Preservation meeting originally scheduled for July 9 has been postponed until further notice.


The Board of Supervisors passed Resolution 05-11-20A on May 11 which extended the net pay deadline for property tax payments to September 30, 2020.


Schneck Road detour: Schneck Road will be closed between Spruce Street and Hickory Road for underground utility work. This will be an extended closure, the expected opening date is mid August. A detour has been put into place.



NOTICE: The Park & Recreation Board will be meeting online via Webex on May 19, 2020 at 1:30pm. Information to log in or call in can be found HERE.



NOTICE: Construction of the dog park and playground equipment at Kolaphechka Park will commence on Monday May 4. This may result in temporary closures of walking trails or areas of the park. Please practice social distancing from the work crews.



Pending any changes to the current Governor’s order, on May 1, 2020 the Township will begin issuing non-essential building and occupancy permits. Construction sites will also be permitted to open.

Permit applicants will need to submit a written plan detailing how their operation will address the health and safety of the workers and the public with their permit application. Construction site operators will also be required to submit a written plan to obtain written permission from the Township to perform sitework.

The Construction Permitting Plan / Procedure can be found HERE




The April 28 Planning Commission meeting will be held via video / phone on the Webex platform. Login information, agenda and background information can be found HERE.




Pending any changes to the current Governor’s order, the Township is planning to open the Yard Waste Drop-Off Center on Tuesday May 5.

Due to anticipated high demand, new rules and regulations will be put into place.

Residents will be required to obtain a permit card prior to utilizing the Center. The Center will be open for drop off on different days BASED ON PERMIT CARD NUMBER. All details, instructions and application can be found on the Township’s website HERE Applications will also be available outside of the main entrance of the Municipal Building next to the drop box.

Your cooperation is paramount to open and operate the facility in a manner that is safe for both employees and residents. The Center is subject to close at any time if the procedures are not followed.




At their April 6, 2020 meeting, the Board of Supervisors deferred penalties on the 2nd quarter sewer bills for 30 days. Sewer bills paid by May 20, 2020 will not be subject to late fees.




The April 6 Board of Supervisors meeting will be held via video / phone on the Webex platform. Login information, agenda and background information can be found on the Township’s website at http://northwhitehall.org/minutes.html

The following meetings for the month of April have been cancelled:

• April 9 Farmland Preservation
• April 13 Park & Recreation
• April 15 Zoning Hearing Board
• At this time we are evaluating an online platform for the April 28 Planning Commission meeting, please check back for updates.


The April 6, 2020 regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors will be held online via Webex at 7:30pm.

Due to the Governor’s Stay at Home order, the Township Building will be closed to visitors during the meeting.

In an effort to provide ample time for public comment the agenda and background information is being posted on the Township’s website on Friday March 27. (http://northwhitehall.org/minutes.html)

If you would like to provide comment you have three options:

1. Review the agenda and background information and email the Township Manager at cgarges@northwhitehall.org by 3pm on April 6. Any comments received by email will be read to the Board at the meeting.

2. Attend the meeting online via the web links provided below.

3. Attend the meeting via the telephone call in link provided below.


Meeting Information:

Meeting link: https://meetingsamer4.webex.com/meetingsamer4/j.php?MTID=mdecf1f26db38c8286180cc71b88ede48
Meeting number: 625 192 028
Password: 3256
Host key: 825094


More ways to join:

Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388
Access code: 625 192 028

Real estate tax bills will be mailed this weekend and the discount collection period will begin on April 1.

The North Whitehall Real Estate Tax office is currently closed to the public. At the present time we are only accepting real estate tax payments by mail or drop off in our drop box. For this reason no cash payments will be accepted. If you require a receipt please either include an email address or self addressed stamped envelope with payment. We also encourage you to always include a phone number with bill payments.

Our office will remain closed to the public until the Pennsylvania closed door policy currently in effect is lifted. Thank you and stay healthy.

Terri Blazofsky
Tax Collector

NOTICE of SPECIAL MEETING:

A Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been scheduled for 1:00pm on Wednesday March 25 at the municipal building. The sole purpose of the meeting is to consider and ratify a “Declaration of Disaster Emergency” due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Christopher Garges Township Manager

Township Residents, Businesses and Visitors:

The Township would like to bring you up to date relative to our ongoing operations.

TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING: A limited staff will be present in the office Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Non-employees will not be permitted into the building. Payments and other items will be accepted in the drop box just outside the main entrance 24 hours a day. If you are dropping larger items, please schedule the drop off with the staff. If additional information is needed, Township Staff will contact you.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: The meeting of April 6, 2020 is still scheduled to occur. We are looking at virtual options which will be posted in the future.

TOWNSHIP PUBLIC WORKS: A limited crew will be present to perform essential duties with social distancing. The yard waste facility will remain closed. Parks are not closed, however, use of playground equipment is highly discouraged.

OTHER COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS & BOARDS: All meetings cancelled.

FIRE & EMS: Continues to respond to all situations and calls.

If you have any questions, please call the Township Office at 610-799-3411.


NOTICE:

UPDATED: In response to the Governor's March 19, 2020 order the Township will not be processing building permits and the Yard Waste Facility is closed until further notice.


NOTICE:

The following meetings have been cancelled.


March 18, 2020 Zoning Hearing Board

March 19, 2020 Conditional Use Hearing

March 24, 2020 Planning Commission




At this time the April 6, 2020 Board of Supervisors meeting is still planned, however the municipal building will be closed to the public. We are currently working on a web platform to broadcast the meeting, details and agenda will be made available prior to the meeting.


NOTICE

As a precautionary measure in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, effective Monday, March 16th, 2020, in an effort to help protect the public and Township officials/staff from spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Township offices will be closed to the public with the following exception:

If you need to submit anything to the Township Office, please use the Drop Box located just inside the front office door marked "DROP BOX" during normal business hours (7:30AM-4PM). The Drop Box will be periodically emptied by Township Staff. If you have any items that need to be returned to you by the Township, such as permits or related correspondence, these items will either be emailed or mailed via hardcopy by the US Postal Service.

We will continue to work with the public and remotely staff the Townships critical functions through phone calls and email as listed below:

Office Phone: 610-799-3411

Christopher Garges, Township Manager Email

Jeffry Mouer, Zoning Officer Email

Jane Kelly, Planning Administrator Email

Brenda Norther, Township Secretary Email

Rich Deemer, Director of Public Works Email

The staff is currently evaluating upcoming meetings as follows:

-Monday 3/16/2020 Park and Recreation Meeting has been postponed (tentatively rescheduled to April 13, 2020)
-Wednesday 3/18/20 Zoning Hearing Board meeting is being evaluated and will likely be postponed, please check back for updates.
-Thursday 3/19/20 Conditional Use Hearing is being evaluated and will likely be postponed, please check back for updates.

Thank you for your understanding during this time as we work together through this situation.

Again, you are urged to limit your trips to the Township office. The Township Board of Supervisors and Staff are working diligently to assure that the critical functions of the Township remain in-place during this time. The Township will continue to post updates responding to the situation as the it develops and as we are advised by public health agencies.
PARK & RECREATION MEETING RESCHEDULED

The Park & Recreation Board meeting scheduled for Monday March 16, 2020 at 7:30pm has been postponed until Monday April 13 at 7:30pm.

STATEMENT REGARDING ATTENDANCE AT PUBLIC MEETINGS

In consideration of the current situation regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), North Whitehall Township understands that individuals may be concerned about attending a public meeting. The Township would like to encourage any parties who wish to provide comments to Boards and Commissions at upcoming meetings to utilize the following options in lieu of attending a public meeting:

1. Email comments / statements to the Township Manager (cgarges@northwhitehall.org)

2. Mail written comments / statements

3. Call the Township offices and convey comments / statements to Township Staff

The Township will be posting upcoming agenda's on the Township website news feed and Facebook pages. The Staff will collect all comments / statements that are received prior to the meeting and submit them to the appropriate Boards and Commissions. If follow up is desired, please include contact information and the Township Staff will follow up after the appropriate meeting.



NOTICE: GIS INTERN (PAID)

North Whitehall Township is seeking a hardworking, motivated and skilled college intern to work with the Township's GIS System. This paid position will work with the Township staff to update existing GIS databases and analyze data for use and application.

This is a paid internship through the PA Municipal Intership Program. Hourly wage is $15.00 per hour for undergraduate students and $18 for graduate students.

Anticipated projects include:

-Data collection to update existing GIS databases for assets such as Residential street lights, Sanitary sewer, Storm sewer, On-lot stormwater BMP’s, Public Works infrastructure

-Data analysis for street light billing districts

-Creating work flows for ongoing update and maintenance of GIS assets

-Creating public interface and access to GIS data

-Organizing data for outside agency reports

-Work on special projects as requested

Job Requirements:

Proficiency with MS Office (Word & Excel), Proficiency with ESRI GIS software, Valid PA drivers license, Well organized, Attention to detail, Quality awareness

Applicants shall apply to the PA Municipal Internship Program HERE


NOTICE: Township offices will be closing at 3:00pm on December 31, 2019 Happy New Year!


NOTICE: Due to predicted winter weather the North Whitehall Township Board of Supervisors continued Conditional Use Hearing for the Strawberry Acres Waste Water Treatment Plant scheduled for 7:30pm December 16, 2019 will be postponed to Monday December 30, 2019 at 7:30pm.


NOTICE: The North Whitehall Township Board of Supervisors regularly scheduled meeting of Monday December 2, 2019 will be postponed to Tuesday December 3, 2019 at 7:30pm.


“NOTICE: The North Whitehall Township Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday December 4, 2019 at 7:30pm at the North Whitehall Township Municipal Building 3256 Levans Road, Coplay PA 18037. The purpose of the meeting will be to continue the proceedings of the Tuesday November 26, 2019 meeting. The meeting will proceed in accordance with the November 26 agenda, beginning with Item #5 Strawberry Acres WWTP Sewage Planning Module & Conditional Use.”


The municipal offices and yard waste facility will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving (November 28 & 29). Have a great Thanksgiving!


Monday, November 11, 2019. Door open at 10:15am. You MUST preregister. Registration deadline is November 1, 2019. - For our registration form click HERE

Effective November 1, 2019
CLOSED all Sundays and Holidays
OPEN Monday through Saturday---7:00am to 3:00pm


Learn about a new dog park coming to town!!!!
Sunday, August 18th, 1-4pm
Union Lutheran Church (Lower Lot)
5500 PA-873, Schnecksville, PA 18078

More Info

Take a Scenic Stroll or Race to the Finish
$20 Adults / $15 Kids
Saturday, September 7th - 8 am- Registration
9 am to 12 pm Fun Run - Kolapechka Park

More Info

The Hearing for the Proposed Re-Zoning Ordinance has been continued to Thursday April 4, 2019. The hearing will take place at 7:30 pm at the Municipal Building.

Ms. Terri Blazofsky
Phone: 610-769-3000
Email: tblazofsky@gmail.com
Location: Township Building / 3256 Levans Road, Coplay

We now have an OVERNIGHT BOX outside the front door main entrance labeled TERRI BLAZOFSKY, TAX COLLECTOR for all your tax payments. The overnight box is on the right side of the entrance door.

TERRI BLAZOFSKY
TAX COLLECTOR
610-769-3000

The Pa State Construction Code requires a building permit for any above-ground swimming pool 24 inches or higher. The pool permit process also includes the installation of a 48 inch high fence to secure the pool. A pool that is 48 inches or higher and has a locking ladder may not be required to install a fence. That decision is up to the building inspector. All in-ground pools require pool permits, fences and in some cases alarms on house doors that allow direct access to the pool.

There is no such thing as a temporary pool. If it is installed even for a short period time and is 24 inches or over, it requires a permit. Pool retailers are giving you false information if they tell you no permit is required. This includes pools with blow up or water filled side walls.

No pool, even with a proper permit, is allowed to be placed in the front yard of a home. Failure to immediately remove an illegal pool may result in civil penalties including up to $1,000. fine per day. If you need assistance regarding a pool permit, please contact the Permit Office.

Our Soldier Campaign for sending care packages needs your support! Our country still has deployed troops overseas and we need to communicate encouragement and express gratitude to the brave men and women serving our nation. We have 4 men deployed overseas from the area.

Ideas include tuna in pouches, hot chocolate, popcorn, instant oatmeal and soups, small boxes of cereal, snack bars, cookies, granola bars, energy bars, Tastykakes or Little Debbie's, wrapped hard candy, chewing gum, lip balm, dental floss, foot/boot powder, wet ones, DVD movies, zip-lock bags for their personal items and anything you can think of that our soldiers would enjoy over the upcoming holidays.

Reminder to residents that if you know of someone or have a soldier in your family and would like care packages mailed to them, please let us know. Remember, the Holidays are coming and our Soldiers need some "goodies" from home.

Burning of leaves and yard waste is not permitted at any time as per North Whitehall Township Ordinance 2008-02. Persons found guilty of burning may face fines of up to $1000.00 per offense. Please use the Township yard waste facility or place your leaves out for Township pickup.


North Whitehall Township - A Rich Heritage A Strong Future

The Board of Supervisors would like to welcome you to our New and Improved Township Website. We hope you find it a helpful source of information as you explore our Community.

Located in the Northwestern area of the Lehigh Valley, North Whitehall has many of the attributes you want to see in a community. Beautiful parks and trails, well-kept roads and facilities, highly regarded schools, open space and easy accessibility to the region all add up to a fantastic place to live, play and grow.

Sixteen thousand residents call North Whitehall home and enjoy what we have to offer. The community is a mix of both residential and agricultural uses and boasts some of the best farmland in the Lehigh Valley. New business and development is welcome and we will work with you to help our Township grow and flourish.

Our dedicated staff takes great pride in serving both our residents and visitors and will gladly answer your questions. Thanks for viewing our site and again Welcome to North Whitehall Township.

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