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NOTICE is hereby given by the Board of Supervisors of East Allen Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, pursuant to Title 53 P.S. 66601 of the Second Class Township Code of Pennsylvania, as amended, of their intention to conduct the continuation of a public hearing on, to consider, and vote for or against enactment at their meeting to be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM in the Northampton Area High School Auditorium located at 1619 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, Pennsylvania, of a proposed ordinance concerning:

An Amendment to the Township of East Allen Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map to change the zoning designation of approximately 155.03 acres located on the south west side of Weaversville Road, also being Northampton County Tax Parcel Map M5-2-16, M5-2-4 and M5-2-5 located in East Allen Township from Agricultural (AG) to Light Industrial/Business Park (LI/BP).

A copy of the ordinance may be examined or obtained at the East Allen Township Municipal Building. A copy has also been supplied to the newspaper publishing this public notice.

PLEASE NOTE: During this Period of Time and until the Board finally Votes on this Matter, the Board Members are not legally permitted to discuss the Subject of the Hearing OR any related matters pertaining to this Hearing. Therefore, please do not contact them or attempt to contact them in any way or manner regarding the matter, as any contact is considered an attempt to engage in a discussion.

Roger Unangst, Chairperson
On Behalf of the Board of Supervisors
East Allen Township will be closing Dogwood Road, west of Snowdrift Road on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 for a culvert replacement. The road closure will last 3-5 days (weather permitting). Access to Bicentennial Park will be via Colony Drive/Hanover Street.

Be advised, the contractor will be conducting the pavement repair on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (weather permitting). Please check back for updates.

Get your crayons, colored pencils or gel pens and don't forget to pick up your coloring sheet today! Available at the Municipal Office or by choosing from one of the choices below.

There will be (4) Age Catergories:
Category 1 - Ages 3 & 4
Category 2 - Ages 5 & 6
Category 3 - Ages 7 & 8
Category 4 - Ages 9 & 10

One winner from each category will be chosen on Halloween Day, Tuesday, October 31, 2017 and will receive a ghoulish prize along with his/her name appearing right here!

Trick or Treat Coloring Sheet
Witch & Bat Coloring Sheet

Free fresh air family fun held on Saturday, September 30, 2017, 1:00 - 4:00PM located at Brodhead Creek Road, North Fifth Street (Rt. 191), Stroud Township, PA.

Visit exhibitors for hands-on activities, practice archery and fishing. Meet Smokey the Bear and Woodsy the Owl! There will be light refreshments as well.

This event will be held rain or shine. For more information regarding activities READ MORE

Please be advised that the Township has been contacted by the Dept. of Agriculture to confirm that East Allen Township is officially listed on their website as "Quarantined". A representative from the Dept. of Ag. will be contacting the Township in the next week to fully explain what this all means. Please check back for further information as it is provided to the Township.

The Spotted Lanternfly is an exotic insect pest native to China, India and Vietnam. Already established as a pest in Korea since 2004. This invasive insect was first found and introduced to the state of Pennsylvania, Berks County in 2014. Currently restricted to eastern Pennsylvania, the Spotted Lanternfly is subject to control and eradication efforts. Risks of the Spotted Lanternfly movement come from transportation of firewood, outdoor equipment, timber and woody debris.

Upon determination that the potential impact to Pennsylvania's agricultural economy and natural resources was great, the PA Department of Agriculture issued a quarantine with the intent to restrict the movement of the Spotted Lanternfly. A handful of Townships and Boroughs in eastern Pennsylvania are under a limited movement quarantine as the Department and its federal, state and local and non-governmental cooperators develop a strategy to eliminate this pest from the Commonwealth. The PA Department of Agriculture has updated the Quarantine Map to include the municipalities of Coplay Borough and Whitehall Township. The quarantine may be expanded to new areas as further detections of the Spotted Lanternfly are detected and confirmed.

Current Quarantine Map (August 14, 2017)

A member of the USDA visited the Township office this week with information on "What to Do" if you encounter this invasive insect. If you see egg masses, scrape them off, double bag them and throw them away. You can also place the eggs into alcohol or hand sanitizer to kill them. Please report all destroyed egg masses on the Department of Agriculture's website,

COLLECT THE SPECIMEN: Specimens of any life stage may be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's Entomology Lab for verification. Click here for the PA Dept. of Agriculture Entomology Submission Form

TAKE A PICTURE: A photograph of any life stage (including egg masses) can be submitted to

REPORT A SITE: If you can't take a specimen or photograph, call the Automated Invasive Species Report Line 1-866-253-7189 and leave a message detailing your sighting and contact information.

Please note, more information will be made available as it is reported to us.

There will be no fall clean-up, however, if you have items to dispose of please contact your individual trash hauler.

There are a few options listed below:

If you have electronics to dispose of, please consider taking them to GER Solutions Recycling Center located at 795 Roble Road, Allentown, PA 18109. Please contact them at 610-443-1776 for more information or to view the flyer, READ MORE .

Northampton County is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Event on October 14, 2017 from 8:30am - 2:00pm. The event will be held at Northampton Community College, Main Campus in Bethlehem Township. This event is open to Northampton County residents only. Please be sure to bring Photo I.D or recent utility bill to verify residency. Be sure to package and handle waste carefully to prevent spills. For a list of accepted hazardous waste and a copy of the flyer for more information, READ MORE. Please note, there is a list of accepted scrap metals and tire recycling that will be collected at this location as well.

PPL would like to update you on their state-approved project to install new meters for all 1.4 million of their customers, which began last year and will continue through 2019.

PPL is replacing their meters for several reasons, many of which involve better service for customers. The new meters will enable new energy-saving technologies, and will give customers improved access to data that will help them manage energy use. The meters will help PPL more quickly detect outages to improve reliability, and will help PPL detect energy theft and fraud to reduce costs.

Before PPL installs the new meters, PPL must put supporting equipment in place. PPL has hired a contractor, Riggs Distler, to install routers on some utility poles and street lights in the PPL service area. Riggs Distler performed router installations this spring and summer in the Lehigh Valley area.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities, 610-776-5249 or

In partnership with Northampton County Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) these events are for Northampton County residents only.

Events will be held from 9:00am - Noon on select dates and locations. A limit of 15 gallons of paint per vehicle will be allowed at collection events. To donate larger quantities of paint, please schedule an appointment with Dani Fugate, Recolor Coordinator at or 610-776-7499.

In the event of extreme weather, listen to WFMZ or other sources for cancellation notices. For more information on event dates, locations and options for disposing of non-recyclable latex paint READ MORE.

The next Northampton County Household Hazardous Waste Event will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 8:30am - 2:00pm. The event will take place at Northampton Community College, Main Campus, Bethlehem Township, PA. Use Green Pond Road entrance ONLY.

This event is open to Northampton County residents ONLY. Bring photo I.D. or recent utility bill to verify residency. Be sure to package and handle waste carefully to prevent spills.

For more information and for a list of Hazardous Waste Accepted at the event Click Here.

The Township Yard Waste Facility is located at 6701 Weaversville Road, Northampton, PA 18067. Summer Hours are now in effect.

  • Monday 8am - 4pm
  • Tuesday - CLOSED
  • Wednesday - CLOSED
  • Thursday 12 Noon - 6pm
  • Friday 8am - 4pm
  • Saturday 8am - 3pm
  • Sunday - CLOSED

    The FRCA will be closed on the following dates throughout 2017:

  • President's Day - Monday, February 20, 2017
  • Good Friday - Friday, April 14, 2017
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2017
  • Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4, 2017
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 4, 2017
  • Veteran's Day - Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 23, 2017
  • Christmas Day - Monday, December 25, 2017

    You must show your Permit ID to utilize the facility. If you do not already have an ID, one can be purchased for the calendar year at the East Allen Township Office. The fee is $20.00. 2017 Permit ID's will be available starting January 3, 2017. Residents must drop items in designated areas ONLY or by direction of the attendant. No commercial vehicles are permitted for pickup or drop off by residents. Grass, leaves, brush and small diameter branches are permitted. No large diameter branches or stumps will be accepted.

    *The hours are weather permitting. Due to the discretion of the Director of Operations, the facility can be closed at any time and even though the hours listed are the regular hours, anyone who might want to take items for drop off or pick up should call before doing so, to avoid an unnecessary trip. FRCA - 610-262-1000.

  • Controlled burning in East Allen Township is permitted on a restricted basis and by permit ONLY. The annual Burning Permit is required for ALL types of burning. Fee of $25.00. Please see the application form for complete information on permitted burning or refer to Chapter 76, Burning, Open.

    Before you burn, please view the East Allen Township Volunteer Fire Department's website for Red Flag information. Also refer to Home Page & Announcements on this website. If the County is under a Red Flag warning, burning in the Township is prohibited. If you plan to burn, please contact Northampton County Non-Emergency at 610-317-0808, you will be prompted to provide your Burn Permit # at that time.

    Welcome To East Allen Township

    Back in 1842, East Allen Township was established as a rural township consisting of farms and open space. Today, East Allen Township is a blend of farmland; open space; rural developments in the northern to mid parts of the Township. As you travel south through East Allen Township you will find yourself in residential developments with a more suburban lifestyle.

    In the 1970’s and into the 1980’s the Township grew in size with some suburban developments, with only a moderate amount of residential development during the housing boom which took place as we moved into this decade. However, with all of the housing development in surrounding municipalities and numerous State Roads running North-South and East-West through our Township, the number of vehicles traveling through East Allen Township each day has increased tremendously. We are not the quiet community we once were.

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