NOTICE: PUBLIC HEARINGS, NORTHERN LEHIGH MULTI-MUNICIPAL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
The Borough of Slatington and the Townships of Heidelberg, Lynn, Lowhill, Washington and Weisenberg, all of Lehigh County, will hold public hearings to consider the adoption of the Northern Lehigh Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan at:
Washington Township: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7:30 PM – Municipal Building, 7951 Center St, Emerald, PA 18080
Lowhill Township: Thursday, Oct. 6, 6:30 PM - Fogelsville Fire Company, 7850 Lime St, Fogelsville, PA 18051
Slatington Borough: Monday, Oct. 10, 7 PM – Municipal Building, 125 S. Walnut St, Slatington, PA 18080
Weisenberg Township: Monday, Oct. 10, 7 PM – Municipal Building, 2175 Seipstown Rd, Fogelsville, PA 18051
Lynn Township: Thursday, Oct. 13, 6:30 PM – Municipal Building, 7923 Kings Hwy, New Tripoli, PA 18066
Heidelberg Township: Thursday, Oct. 20, 7:30 PM – Municipal Building, 6272 Route 309, New Tripoli, PA 18066
The elected boards of the municipalities listed above invite public comment on the proposed Resolution, the following of which is only a summary:
A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE NORTHERN LEHIGH MULTI-MUNICIPAL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONSISTING OF MAPS, CHARTS AND TEXTUAL MATERIAL COVERING THE REQUIREMENTS AS SET FORTH IN THE PENNSYLVANIA MUNICIPALITIES PLANNING CODE.
The Northern Lehigh Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan is available for public inspection on the internet at plannl.org, and at the municipal buildings for each of the municipalities listed above.
BRIAN CARL, CHAIRPERSON
NORTHERN LEHIGH MULTI-MUNICIPAL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN STEERING COMMITTEE
Please read below inforamtion regarding "Burn Bans". Thank you!
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING OPEN BURNING IN THE TOWNSHIP
Spring is brush fire season in our region. Area fields are full of dry crop residue, wooded areas are covered in dry leaves and yards haven’t turned green yet. The mixture of low humidity, high winds and plenty of available items on the ground to burn can make for a very dangerous situation. The Township monitors weather conditions daily and may place a temporary restriction on burning until conditions improve. Please be aware that while Spring is historically the most common time of year for burn bans, they can be enacted at any time as a result of drought or other weather related events.
Burn bans are enacted every time a Fire Danger Weather Related Warning is issued for our area by the National Weather Service. These notices include the following:
-Fire Weather Watch
-Enhanced Threats for Fire Spread
-Red Flag Warnings
Burn bans apply to all open fires! For more information regarding regulations for burning including acceptable items to burn, hours of burning, setbacks, etc. please review the Township’s Burn Ordinance.
Ways that you can find out if a burn ban is in effect:
-Contact the Lehigh County 911 Center, Non-emergency # 610-437-5252
(Note: Per Twp. Ord. All open burns must be reported to the County 911 Center via this #)
-Contact the Township office at 610-285-6660 during normal business hours
-Sign-up for weather alerts from the National Weather Service. If an alert is issued related to fire weather in our Township then open burning is prohibited during the times specified in the alert.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the following regularly scheduled public meetings of Weisenberg Township will be held remotely via ZOOM and in person with a limited number of seating to follow the guidelines for public meetings:
Board of Supervisors Meeting - Monday - 9/12/2022 - 7pm
Zoning Hearing Board Meeting - Wednesday - 9/14/2022 - 7pm (if required)
Planning Commission Meeting - Thursday - 9/29/2022 - 7pm (if required)
Board of Supervisors Meeting - Monday - 10/10/2022 - 7pm
Zoning Hearing Board Meeting - Wednesday - 10/12/2022 - 7pm (if required)
Planning Commission Meeting - Thursday - 10/27/2022 - 7pm (if required)
Board of Supervisors Meeting - Monday - 11/14/2022 - 7pm
Zoning Hearing Board Meeting - Wednesday - 11/9/2022 - 7pm (if required)
Planning Commission Meeting - Thursday - 11/17/2022 - 7pm (if required)
Board of Supervisors Meeting - Monday - 12/12/2022 - 7pm
Zoning Hearing Board Meeting - Wednesday - 12/14/2022 - 7pm (if required)
Planning Commission Meeting - Thursday - 12/22/2022 - 7pm (if required)
Board of Supervisors Meeting - Close-Out 2022 - Tuesday - 12/27/2022 - 8am
Anyone interested in participating should contact Brian Carl @ Weisenberg & Lowhill Townships via phone at 610-285-6660 by 3 pm on the day of the meeting in order to obtain login information.
Brian C. Carl
We are pleased to announce that Weisenberg Township has received a Multimodal Transportation Grant for the construction of phase 2 of our multi-purpose trail project. Special thank you to Senator Pat Browne & Representative Gary Day for their assistance with securing this grant.
Construction on phase 1 of the trail is expected to start later this year. Phase 1 work includes upgrading the existing gavel trail along Golden Key Rd. from Waste Management to the Weisenberg Fire Station to asphalt & construction of a new asphalt trail around the Weisenberg Athletic Fields.
Phase 2 will connect the athletic field trails to the existing sidewalk of Weisenberg Elementary school via a crosswalk.
Welcome to a special edition of the Pennsylvania Spotted Lanternfly Permit Holder eNewsletter!
Read on for information regarding winter inspections.
Are inspections required in winter?
Many areas with SLF have had recent freezing temperatures. With the rare exception that a few adults might survive in sheltered areas, the first freeze of the winter should kill the remaining adults.
Once overnight freezing temperatures occur in your area, complete and document a final inspection for the season:
• Inspect vehicles, equipment and materials stored outside or unprotected.
• Check wheel wells, under sides of bumpers, truck beds, ...
• Check pallets, trailers, stone products, …
• Remove and destroy any egg masses and adults.
After completing this step, SLF inspections may be suspended December 1 through March 31.
NOTE: You will need to check vehicles, equipment, materials, etc. that were outside during the egg deposition period and did not undergo a final inspection as detailed above before transporting them within or from the quarantine zone. If any egg masses are found, remove and destroy them before moving the item.
Identify & Remove Egg Masses
• Identify egg masses and the other life stages with “What to look for”.
Need more information? Have questions?
• For help with the PA SLF Program, Quarantine and Permits
o PDA SLF Program web page
o PDA Quarantine & Permitting web page
o email@example.com or 717-787-5674
• For help with the other states’ SLF Programs and Quarantines
o Mid-Atlantic States’ Spotted Lanternfly Contacts
• For help with SLF control and property treatment options
o extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly or call 1-888-4BAD-FLY (1-888-422-3359)
o Penn State Extension’s management resources.
STOPPING FOR SCHOOL BUSES
With the school year in full swing we would like to remind motorist of the rules of bus stop safety.
When you see flashing YELLOW lights on a school bus this means slow down and be prepaired for the bus to stop for school student at a bus stop. When you meet or come upon a stopped school bus with RED flashing lights and arm extenedm YOU MUST STOP. You must stop at least 10 feet away from a school bus.
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