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4714 Indian Trail Road
Northampton, PA 18067
Phone: 610.262.7012
Fax: 610.262.7364
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The Allen Township Park and Recreation Board is seeking volunteers to assist with future community events at Kreidersville Covered Bridge Park and Howertown Park in Allen Township.

The Park and Recreation Board is interested in holding events for the community such as MOVIE NIGHTS, FOOD TRUCK EVENTS, FIRST RESPONDER DAY, YOGA CLASSES, ART CLASSES, HOLIDAY THEMED EVENTS, and MORE! Volunteers are needed to make any of this possible!

Volunteers will be responsible for assisting with organizing the events, setting up for events, cleaning up following events, and other duties as needed. If you have any special interests or ideas for community events, would like to volunteer, or would like to get involved, please reach out! Please send an email expressing your interest to Allen Township at info@allentownship.org.
For our residents who receive trash and recycling collection from the municipal hauler, JP Mascaro & Sons:

Please note that the Memorial Day holiday WILL affect your trash/recycling collections for this week. Please place your trash/recycling at the curb Thursday evening for collection on Friday.

JP Mascaro & Sons holiday collection policy is as follows: “If there is a holiday on or before Thursday, collection will occur on Friday. If there is a holiday that lands on a Saturday or Sunday, collections will remain as normal collection schedule. Holidays: New Year’s Day (January 1), Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day (December 25).”

The current trash/recycling collection calendar can be accessed on our website or by clicking this link: http://allentownship.org/forms/trash-recycling-calendar.pdf This calendar is valid through March 2024.
Please be advised that on or about May 30th, 2023 the Indian Trail Road Bridge (North of Kreidersville Road) will be closed and all traffic will be detoured.

The purpose of the PennDOT Indian Trail Road Bridge Replacement Project involves the removal and replacement of the bridge on State Route 3016 (Indian Trail Road) over Hokendauqua Creek in Allen Township, Northampton County. The existing bridge was built in 1939. Click here for project location map.

Traffic will be rerouted from the north via State Route 248 (Lehigh Drive) and from the south via State Route 4003 (Kreidersville Road). Through traffic is not permitted during construction and traffic will be restricted to local traffic only on either approach of the project area. Motorists are encouraged to follow the official signed detour route to avoid delays. Click here for project location map.

Construction is anticipated to be completed by September of 2024.

Motorists are encouraged to follow the official signed detour route to avoid delays.

Motorists are advised to obey the posted speed limit along the detour route. Motorists are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. Convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.

Please use caution through these areas and allow yourself extra time to get to your destinations. Allen Township is providing this information to advise citizens of the potential increase in traffic volumes on other roadways through the general area of the detour route.
Allen Township
Sanitary Sewer Utility Notice
DREXEL HEIGHTS DEVELOPMENT
OAK LANE SECTION
ACCESS TO YOUR BACKYARD/SIDE YARD EASEMENT IS NEEDED FROM MAY 18TH through May 26TH 2023


Beginning at 8 AM (through 3:30 PM) on Thursday, May 18 through May 26, the Township Public Works Department and Township Engineering Staff will be in your neighborhood performing important routine flushing and televising of the public sanitary sewer mains. Some of these sections are located in existing rear and side yard easement, which we must access.

On the days indicated, please make sure:
    * Pets are restrained
    * Gates are unlocked
    * Structures such as flowerpots, birdbaths, debris or other similar items are not covering sanitary sewer manholes (the approximate 2’ round metal plate).

During this time, there will be no service interruptions to sewer or water service.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Please direct any questions or concerns to the Township Public Works Leader Tom Gogle at 610-262-7012 ext. 105.
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY will be holding their 2023 Confidential & Sensitive Document Shred Events on June 24th and July 22nd. Please click HERE to view the event flyer for more information.
Allen Township has received reports from residents concerning suspicious activity regarding possible mail theft. Please see the mail theft prevention tips below to best protect your mail.

Informed Delivery is a free service from USPS that allows you to see photos of your mail before it arrives. If you would like to learn more and sign up for free USPS Informed Delivery click here: https://www.usps.com/manage/informed-delivery.htm

    • Bring in mail every day and as soon as possible
    • Invest in a locking mailbox or utilize a P.O. Box
    • Sign up for free USPS Informed Delivery
    • Consider switching to paperless billing
    • Never place outgoing mail in the mailbox with the red flag raised
    • Hand outgoing mail directly to the mail carrier or drop it off inside the post office
    • If you plan to be out of town, arrange for your mail to be kept at the post office until you return
    • Ask a trusted neighbor or a friend to pick up your mail if you cannot
    • Never send cash in the mail
    • OPT OUT of pre-approved credit card and courtesy check offers sent by your credit card company
    • Report suspicious activity in your neighborhood to the police (Troop M Bethlehem Station Non-Emergency # 610-861-2026) and to the United States Postal Inspection Service (https://www.uspis.gov/report)
Please see the flyer for the Spotted Laternfly Material Giveaway sponspored by Northampton County Conservation District by clicking HERE!

As the warm weather arrives, the Spotted Lanternfly will once again be hatching out to cause havoc in our county. NCCD is happy to once again offer banding materials to county residents. The cost is FREE.
The Allen Township Park and Recreation Board is in the process of reviewing the current conditions of the Kreidersville Covered Bridge Park in order to make improvements that will benefit the park and the community and allow a greater use of the park. The Allen Township Park and Recreation Board wants to hear from everyone! You do not need to be a resident of Allen Township to take this survey. The Allen Township Park and Recreation Board is interested in survey responses from everyone who currently uses, formerly used, or may want to use Kreidersville Covered Bridge Park in the future!

The Allen Township Park and Recreation Board will use these survey responses to better evaluate the site and understand the needs and wants of the community during their site visit in May.

For more information about the Allen Township Park and Recreation Board or to view meeting agendas and minutes from previous meetings, please visit our website or click HERE.

Please click here to access the survey!
Please be advised that on or about May 1st, 2023 the Howertown Road Bridge (North of Rt. 329) will be limited to northbound traffic only for an extended period of time to facilitate the long-awaited replacement of the bridge over the Dry Run Creek.

The purpose of the PennDOT, State Route (SR) 3017, Section 01B (Howertown Road) project is to replace the structurally deficient bridge with a precast concrete box culvert. Click here for project location map.

The bridge replacement project consists of widening of Howertown Road to 12’-0” travel lanes and 8’-0” shoulders for approximately 300’ on either side of the bridge in order to improve the sight distance and horizontal curve across the bridge.

Northbound traffic (one-lane) will be maintained during construction. Southbound traffic will be detoured using PennDOT roads SR 3018 (Old Carriage Road) to SR 3021 (Seemsville Road). Click here for official detour map.

Construction is anticipated to be completed by December of 2023.

Motorists are encouraged to follow the official signed detour route to avoid delays.

Motorists are advised to obey the posted speed limit along the detour route. Motorists are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. Convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.

Please use caution through these areas and allow yourself extra time to get to your destinations. Allen Township is providing this information to advise citizens of the potential increase in traffic volumes on other roadways through the general area of the detour route.

***** THE TOWNSHIP WILL BE SENDING AN ADDITIONAL EMAIL IN MID-MAY REGARDING THE UPCOMING FULL CLOSURE OF THE INDIAN TRAIL ROAD BRIDGE AND ASSOCIATED DETOUR DETAILS. THE INDIAN TRAIL ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT IS PLANNED TO COMMENCE ON JUNE 1ST, 2023****

(This post was originally posted on April 19th, 2023.)
Update 2 (04/14/2023): Twinbrook Road will be temporarily closed between Old Carriage Road and Valley Road for utility work (replacement of existing stormwater pipes and associated headwall) on Monday, April 24, 2023 between 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (weather permitting) until approximately Tuesday, May 1, 2023. This timeframe is subject to change due to weather or other unforeseeable consequences.

A traffic detour will be in place to allow local traffic to access the northern section of Twinbrook Road, by Snowhill Road to Valley Road. Access to driveways in the immediate Twinbrook Road work area will be accommodated during this project.




Update 1 (04/06/2023): The contractor will not be working on Twinbrook Road until April 13th at the earliest. Allen Township is waiting for an update to be provided with a confirmed start date.

Original Post:
Twinbrook Road will be temporarily closed between Old Carriage Road and Valley Road for utility work (replacement of existing stormwater pipes and associated headwall) on Monday, April 10th, 2023 between 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (weather permitting) until approximately Tuesday, April 19th, 2023.

A traffic detour will be in place to allow local traffic to access the northern section of Twinbrook Road, by Snowhill Road to Valley Road. Access to driveways in the immediate Twinbrook Road work area will be accommodated during this project.
Hearing 2023-02 The appeal of Tyler Landis (Property Owner/Appellant), 280 Farmhill Road, Northampton, PA 18067, originally scheduled for Thursday, April 20th, 2023 at 6 PM has been continued.

Notice of the rescheduled date/time for the hearing, if applicable, will be provided in the same manner as the original hearing notice.

Ilene Eckhart
Zoning Officer/Manager
Allen Township



ORIGINAL NOTICE:



Notice of Zoning Hearing Board Meeting And Appeal - Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 6:00PM

Please click HERE to view the Notice.


NOTICE OF ZONING HEARING BOARD MEETING AND APPEAL
ALLEN TOWNSHIP

Public notice is hereby given, under the Code of Allen Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Chapter 27 (Zoning), Part 1909, as amended, that a public hearing will be held by the Allen Township Zoning Hearing Board, at the Allen Township Fire Company Building, located at 3530 Howertown Road, Northampton, Pennsylvania, 18067.

DATE OF HEARING: April 20, 2023

TIME OF HEARING: 6:00 P.M.

The following appeal will be heard:

Hearing 2023-02 – The appeal of Tyler Landis (Property Owner/Appellant), 280 Farmhill Road, Northampton, PA 18067. The subject property tax parcel identifier number is: K4-15-8A. Property Owner/Appellant appeals the decision of the Zoning Officer or other Township Official alleging that said office has failed to follow prescribed procedures or has misinterpreted or misapplied pursuant to the following sections of the Allen Township Zoning Ordinance: (§27-1505.8) “Family Farm Support Business”.

Property Owner/Appellant further applies for a permit under the terms of the Allen Township Zoning Ordinance pursuant to §27-501 pertaining to “Rural Zoning District Uses Permitted by Right and Uses Permitted by Conditional Use” and (§18-1801) “Zoning Permits Requested ”.

Property Owner/Appellant further challenges the Zoning Officer’s interpretation of Section 1505.8 asserting that the Appellant’s Family Farm Support Business use (landscaping company) does not meet the requirements, due to the intensity of the established use. Property Owner/Appellant further requests relief in the form of a variance or special exception.



Ilene Eckhart
Zoning Officer/Manager
Allen Township

Express Times: 3/29/23 & 4/5/23

Good News!! The Allen Township Dog Park will REOPEN Friday, April 28th! Please abide by the dog park rules when visiting which can be located on our website by CLICKING HERE

*Please note that there is no set time during Friday, April 28th that the park will be reopened. This is dependent upon the Public Work Crew’s availability to reopen the park.
All Township Real Estate tax payments must be mailed or paid in person at:

First Northern Bank and Trust, located at 102 Commerce Drive, Northampton, PA

The bank will not accept your payment without the entire Real Estate tax bill.

IMPORTANT STEPS WHEN PAYING BY CHECK OR PERSONAL ON-LINE BILL PAY:

  • * All checks must be made payable to “Allen Township Tax Collector”. Any deviation from this specific wording will result in non-acceptance of your payment.

  • * When completing your check: Legal line and numeric line must match, reference parcel ID on the memo line and check must be dated and signed.

  • * If paying taxes for multiple properties on a single check, please notate all tax parcel IDs or bill numbers on the check. The Township is not responsible for delayed payments if your payment is applied to an incorrect parcel ID.

  • * If you currently use online bill pay with your personal bank, please reference either your tax parcel ID or your bill number.

  • * Please be aware that when using your personal online bill pay, your bank physically prints and mails a check to the Township Real Estate Tax Collector. Do not wait until the end of the grace period to make payment since we may not receive it for several days.

  • * The Township Real Estate Tax Collector is required by state law to deposit payments within 48 hours. Postdated checks will be returned to your billing address unprocessed.
The Public Works Department will begin sweeping the Township streets on Monday, March 27, 2023. Sweeping helps protect our waterways and keeps our neighborhoods clean and livable. Debris on the streets can clog storm drains and pollute our streams and rivers.

Crews will post “No Parking” signs prior to sweeping residential streets. Parking will be prohibited from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the day of sweeping.

The street sweeper will begin in the areas of North Hills, Boro View, and Hampton Ridge before proceeding to the Allen Village and Kensington area. After these areas are complete the street sweeper will begin sweeping south of Route 329.

How can residents help?

To provide efficient and quick sweeping, our equipment needs to get to the curb without obstructions. Please observe the following:

  • The spring street sweeping program typically takes several weeks to complete and could be delayed by cold or wet weather, parked vehicles or excessive amounts of winter anti-skid material.

  • Please keep in mind that this is a very slow moving vehicle. Please use caution while passing.

Your cooperation and patience is greatly appreciated!

Please direct all street sweeping related questions or concerns to the Public Works Department by calling 610-262-7012 ext 105.
Allen Township has received reports of door-to-door solicitation for the purpose of selling various goods and items (including solar panels). Please note that Allen Township requires each salesperson and helper to obtain a SOLICITATION PERMIT from the Allen Township office.

Follow these tips when it comes to door-to-door sales:

  • - Ensure that the salesperson has obtained the proper permit from Allen Township (this is a small yellow laminated card that is issued from Allen Township). Allen Township reviews applications for each salesperson and has a copy of their driver’s license/identification card on file in the office. When applicable, Allen Township may take other steps to ensure the salesperson is who they say they are. For more information about this ordinance and requirements view the Code of Allen Township Chapter 13 Part 2 by clicking this link: https://ecode360.com/15947669. You can always contact the Allen Township Municipal Office (610-262-7012 info@allentownship.org) to verify if a solicitation/vendor permit has been issued for an individual.

  • - Look out for red flags such as deals that are too good to be true or “free” items or services.

  • - Be wary of a salesperson who wants you to make a decision on the spot or sign an agreement, lease, or loan application. If you are interested in the product they are selling, take down their information and think about it for a while. Better yet look up reviews on the company/product and obtain other quotes from other vendors. If the salesperson does not have the time to answer your questions or seems as if they’re dodging the question, it might be a scam. If you decide to contact the company for further information it is best to do a Google search of the company and contact them at the number provided on their website rather than a number that was provided to you.

  • - Keep in mind that it is easy to carry a clipboard and have an “ID badge” – this does not prove they are who they say they are.

  • - Make sure your neighbors, friends, and relatives are aware of these types of sales so they do not fall victim.

  • - Do not let anyone you do not know and were not expecting inside your home. Do not provide any information about your home, the people who reside in the home, your finances, or your day-to-day activities.

  • - Do not sign anything and always read the fine print.

  • - When in doubt, tell the salesperson that you are not interested and close and lock your door!

If at any time you feel unsafe you should immediately contact the police to file a report.
Update (3/15/2023 - #2): The closure will commence at 8:30AM instead of 9AM on Thursday, March 16th.

Update (3/15/2023 - #1): The contractor made limited progress on Tuesday (3/14) and as such will be temporarily closing Valley Road on Thursday, March 16 from 9AM to 3PM.

Update (3/14/2023): The contractor has informed Allen Township that they plan to temporarily close Valley Road for this work to be completed on Wednesday, March 15. This is weather dependent.

Update (3/13/2023): Due to weather predictions for tomorrow, the scheduled temporary closure of Valley Road has been delayed to a date to be determined. This date will be announced once it is available.

Valley Road will be temporarily closed between Stonebridge Road and Kreidersville Road for utility work (cross pipe installation) on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, between 9 AM to 3 PM (weather permitting).

A traffic detour will be in place to allow traffic to access Valley Road east of the closure area at Snow Hill Road.

Allen Township SPRING WHITE/METAL GOODS COLLECTION – Scheduled for Thursday, March 9th! The SPRING COLLECTION of WHITE/METAL GOODS for Allen Township residents will take place on Thursday, March 9th, with your scheduled garbage collection. Residents may place any white/metal goods (unlimited amount) at the curb for pick up on Thursday, March 9th.

White/metal goods are defined as appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers (with doors and Freon removed), washers, dryers, hot water heaters, dehumidifiers, bicycles, lawnmowers (with oil and gas removed), BBQ grills (with gas and/or charcoal removed), and various other household metal items. White/Metal Goods Collections occur twice a year (Spring & Fall collections). Collection dates are also posted on our trash & recycling page

Collection Dates for 2023:
  • Spring Collection - Thursday, March 9th
  • Fall Collection – Thursday, November 9th


Allen Township residents who are serviced by the municipal hauler (JP Mascaro & Sons) are reminded that each residence may place one (1) bulk item out per week with their scheduled weekly garbage collection. Bulk items include those items too large to fit into normal garbage cans and are further defined as items having the approximate size and weight of a standard size sofa that can be carried by two (2) men. Examples include furniture, porcelain sinks/toilets, mattresses, and rolled up and tied rugs no larger than 3’x6’. Due to a growing problem with bed bugs, all mattresses and box springs must be wrapped with plastic before placement at the curb for collection. Unacceptable materials that will not be collected include construction materials, hazardous waste, electronics, tires, yard waste, grass clippings, or additional household trash.

*Electronics are NOT included in the White/Metal Goods collection or Bulk Item collection. The electronics recycling event (for Allen Township residents only) is scheduled for Saturday, August 12, 2023 from 9AM to 12PM (Noon) at the Allen Township Fire Company Building. Please click here for the Electronics Recycling Day event flyer.

If you are unsure if an item is categorized as White/Metal Goods, Bulk, or Electronics, give the Township Office (610-262-7012) or JP Mascaro and Sons (1-800-333-4624) a call prior to placing your item at the curb.
Please click HERE for the 2023 residential schedule. Additional information can be found by visiting FRCA's website by clicking HERE.
Please click HERE for the Winter 2022 newsletter.
Effective September 13, 2022, the Allen Township public sewer tapping fee will increase to $6,370 per Equivalent Dwelling Unit from $5,570. The draft resolution and supporting calculations can be reviewed by clicking on the following document link HERE.

PennDOT has provided Allen Township with the official Public Meeting Invitation Letter for residents regarding the Indian Trail Road (SR 3016) Bridge Replacement Project.

The meeting will consist of a brief presentation including a plans display and a question-and-answer period.

The meeting will take place Wednesday July 27, 2022 at the Allen Township Fire Company Building (3530 Howertown Road) at 6:00 PM.

Please click HERE to view the letter from PennDOT.

Should you have any comments or require additional information on this project, please contact Consultant Project Manager Michael Mignella, P.E. at (610) 783-3828 or by email at c-mmignell@pa.gov.

Please click HERE to view the concept display plans which were supplied to the Township in 2020.
At their meeting of Monday, January 24, 2022 the Allen Township Planning Commission recommended consideration of two draft ordinances to resolve the Willow Brook Farm and Alexandra H. Fuller Family Trust Zoning Ordinance Validity Challenge/Curative Amendment (filed May 3, 2019) and the Mixed Use Conceptual Plan to the Allen Township Board of Supervisors. Public Hearings and Tentative Enactment of the Mixed Use Village Draft Zoning & Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance Draft Amendments is scheduled for February 22, 2022 at 7 PM. Click here for the Public Hearing/Enactment Notice: February 22, 2022 7 PM PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE. The ordinance draft text is located within the pdf files located at the bottom of this message.

Click here for the filing and associated exhibits including the Challenge Plan Map (May 3rd, 2019):

Willowbrook Challenge to the Substantive Validity of the Allen Township Zoning Ordinance and Request for Curative Amendment Pursuant to Sections 609.1 and 916.1 of the Municipalities Planning Code Text and Willowbrook Challenge Plan.

Click here to view the plan presented to the Board of Supervisors at their meeting of November 24, 2020 to be used in the drafting of a Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment"Willow Brook Farms Mixed-Use Community Conceptual Plan for Settlement Purposes".

Click here to view the comments of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (and responses from the Trust counsel) regarding the Draft Mixed Use Village SALDO and Zoning Amendments:

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Review Comments 22Sept21 - Draft Mixed Use Village Zoning & Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance Amendments.

Trust Counsel Response to Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Review Comments 07Oct21 - Draft Mixed Use Village Zoning & Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance Amendments.

Click here for the Draft Mixed Use Village Ordinance Amendment Texts: Draft Mixed Use Village Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance Amendment - Public Hearing/Tentative Enactment Scheduled for February 22, 2022 at 7 PM.


Draft Mixed Use Village Zoning Ordinance Amendment - Public Hearing/Tentative Enactment Scheduled for February 22, 2022 at 7 PM.
Allen Township requests all residents using the yard waste drop off/pickup area at the Municipal Building (or FRCA Processing Site) be sure to secure all incoming/outgoing loads of material. Please take this matter seriously at tie down all material in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Code!

At their meeting of Tuesday, November 24, 2020 the Board of Supervisors authorized the preparation of a draft amendment to the Allen Township Zoning Ordinance to resolve the validity challenge/curative amendment based upon the Willow Brook Farms Mixed-Use Community Plan, dated September 2020. Please check the Township website and agendas for updates (Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors)regarding this ongoing proceeding as this matter is expected to require multiple meetings to conclude.

As a matter of background, on May 3rd, 2019, Allen Township recieved the challenge to the substantive validity of the Allen Township Zoning Ordinance and request for curative amendment pursuant to Section 609.1 and 916.1 of the Municipalities Planning Code.

Pursuant to an excerpt of the challenge/filing as recieved from the property owners the request includes as follows:

"19. In order to cure the invalidity of the zoning of the undeveloped portions of the Willow Brook Property, Landowners seek a curative amendment: (a) rezoning a 55.47 acre portion of the Willow Brook Property, on the west side of the Catasauqua Creek, to the R-2 zoning district so that it can be developed with 73 age-restricted single-family detached dwellings, 48 age-restricted semi¬detached dwellings, and 54 age-restricted townhouses ("West Tract"); (b) rezoning a 38.04 acre portion of the Willow Brook Property, on the east side of the Catasauqua Creek, to the R-3 zoning district so that it can be developed with 214 multifamily dwellings ("North Tract"); and rezoning a 42.26 acre portion of the Willow Brook Property, on the east side of the Catasauqua Creek, to the R-3 zoning district so that it can be developed with 322 multifamily dwellings ("South Tract") as depicted on a Willow Brook Farm Challenge Plan dated December 1, 2018, prepared by Philip C. Seibert, RLA ("Challenge Plan") attached hereto as Exhibit "B". A copy of Landowner's Proposed Curative Amendment to the Zoning Map is attached hereto and made part hereof as Exhibit "C". 20. As depicted on the Challenge Plan, approximately 25.00 acres of the Willow Brook Property will continue to be used as a farm and equestrian center ("Farm Tract"). 21. As depicted on the Challenge Plan, approximately 39.93 acres of the Willow Brook Property (plus 42.03 acres in North Catasauqua Township) will continue to be used as a golf course and clubhouse and permitted accessory uses ("Golf Tract")."

Click here for the filing and associated exhibits including the Challenge Plan Map (May 3rd, 2019):

Willowbrook Challenge to the Substantive Validity of the Allen Township Zoning Ordinance and Request for Curative Amendment Pursuant to Sections 609.1 and 916.1 of the Municipalities Planning Code Text and Willowbrook Challenge Plan.

Click here to view the plan presented to the Board of Supervisors at their meeting of November 24, 2020 to be used in the drafting of a Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment"Willow Brook Farms Mixed-Use Community Conceptual Plan for Settlement Purposes".


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is in the Preliminary Engineering Phase for the replacement of a bridge structure alogn Indian Trail Road spanning the Hokendauqua Creek.

Construction is anticipated to begin in Early 2022 and will take approximately one year.

Indian Trail Road will be closed at the project location indicated on the plans contained in the link below.

Indian Trail Road will be closed at the project location indicated while construction efforts are being performed. During Construction, access to all residential properties will be maintained.

For questions about this project, please contact: Michael Mignella P.E., Consultant Projecct Manager at 610-650-8101 or C-MMIGNELLA@PA.GOV

Click here for the Indian Trail Road Bridge Replacement Information


Please be advised that the Township has been contacted by USDA regarding the confirmation of the Spotted Lanternfly and added to the area of quarantine effective September 21st, 2017 due to the confirmed present of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly. The quarantine is an important legal designation. The quarantine order directs residents and municipal authorities to follow guidelines to prevent the movement of Spotted Lanternflies at any stage of development. This includes inspecting all wood and vegetation that might leave a quarantined municipality, in addition to inspecting vehicles, trailers, and other mobile equipment prior to moving it out of a quarantined area.

The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive that is new to the United States. Spotted Lanternflies are native to Southeast Asia, but they have been introduced to other areas of Asia as well - including Korea, where Spotted Lanterflies are a major pest to agriculture. Spotted Lanternflies are reproducing quickly in areas of southeastern Pennsylania and have become a major threat to Pennsylvania's agriculture and forestry industries.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture general quarantine imposes limitations for moving the following items from the quarantine area: * Any living life stage of the Spotted Lanternfly * Brush, debris, bark or yard waste * Landscaping, remodeling or construction waste * Logs, stumps or any tree parts * Firewood of any species * Packing materials like wood crates * All plants and plant parts * Outdoor household articles like RV's, lawnmowers, chairs, grills, tarps, tile, stone,lumber and trucks or other vehicles not stored indoors.

However, you can still move these items and similar items if you complete the Certification Checklist found at the link below. Plant nursery, mulch producers or other similar commercial enterprise should contact the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture regarding the necessary compliance agreement.

Current Quarantine Map.

Residents Spotted Lanternfly Certification Checklist.

Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine.

Allen Township receives police services via the Pennsylvania State Police. Our area is served by Troop M located at the Bethlehem Station located in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. Townships officials are in contact with the State Police on a regular basis and work closely to ensure our community is kept safe. In case of an emergency always dial 911. To contact the Troop M Bethlehem Station for questions or non-emergency concerns dial 610-861-2026.

The attached brochure, entitled Accessing Your State Police provides guidance regarding appropriate information to have available when and if there is a need for a resident to contact State Police. Please keep this information as well as the emergency and non-emergency information listed available at all times.

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