The Lehigh Valley Transportation Study Awards Grants

 

On April 6, 2016 the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS) awarded the investment of $1.27 million in support of innovative regional and local Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) projects.  There were twenty-three municipalities that applied for funding totaling more than $9 million.

 

Palmer Township was awarded $56,630 for bike path crossing safety improvements.  The township's bike path has six at-grade locations where bicycles and pedestrians must cross heavily traveled state roads.  These crossings were developed over the years when there were different design considerations.  The township will use these grant funds to upgrade six crossings to the current safety standards as articulated in a Shared Use Path Crossing Agreement.  The project will include adding gated bollards, signage and roadway marking improvements.  Click here to read the complete LVTS press release.

 

Pictured in the photo from left to right:  District Executive of PennDOT District 5-0, Mike Rebert; Township Manager, Chris Christman; Township Planning Director, Cyndie Carman; Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Dave Colver; and Executive Director of The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, Becky Bradley.

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Palmer Township Comprehensive Plan Update

 

The Township has begun the process of updating its long-range Comprehensive Plan.  Click here for information regarding this process.

 

2015 Earned Income Tax Filing Information

 

The 2015 local earned income tax filing deadline has been extended to Monday, April 18.  Click here to review information regarding filing your 2015 local earned income tax.

 

Click here for Keystone's Taxpayer Helpline Information

 

What Happens After the Flush

"Out of sight, out of mind" is the attitude most of us have when it comes to flushing the toilet, running the dishwasher or popping the bathtub drain.  All of that dirty water leaving your residence is called "wastewater" which has to end up somewhere.  That "somewhere" is the Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority (EAJSA) Wastewater Treatment Plant.  From the time that wastewater leaves your house and reaches the Delaware River it goes through a very sophisticated process to cleanse the wastewater before it enters the river.  However, the things that enter the system that cause problems can be avoided with your help.  Click here to find out how you can help to improve our wastewater system.

 

Recycling Right is Important!

Recycle all empty bottles, cans, cardboard and paper.  Keep foods, liquids and plastic bags out.  Recycle plastic bags at your grocery store, not curbsideClick here for details.

 

New Housing Developments Coming to Palmer Township

Are you interested in the new housing developments happening now in Palmer Township?  Click here for more information.

 

Riparian Buffers for the Bushkill Creek Watershed

The Bushkill Streams Conservancy is an organization that works to protect the Bushkill Creek. As the township's eastern border this creek is a very important environmental resource in our township. Through the years this creek has also become an important recreation area with the Penn Pump Park and the bike/walking path that parallels the creek from the northern boarder with Tatamy to the south boarder with Easton and Wilson. The protection of the creek is very important and the Conservancy has developed a publication focusing on creating and maintaining riparian buffers along the creek. Click here to view their information.

 

 

 

Coming Events

 

Northampton County Dept.

of Community and Economic

Development - Household

Hazardous Waste Event

May 21

Click here for details

 

Yard Waste Collection - June 6

 

Bulk Item Collection -

Week of June 13

 

For the past couple of years a project has been ongoing headed by township resident David Carr to beautify the area along the walking/bike path at Fairview Park and near the Post Office.  Click here for more information and how you can get involved.

 

3 Weller Place - Palmer, PA 18045 - Telephone - (610) 253-7191 - Fax (610) 253-9957 - email - The Administration Office - Office hours - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday

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