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4714 Indian Trail Road
Northampton, PA 18067
Phone: 610.262.7012
Fax: 610.262.7364
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Overnight asphalt paving operations will take place for the portion of Howertown Road, between the Dry Run Creek Bridge (located north of the Rt. 329 intersection) and the JW Development driveway (located on the east side of Howertown Road) between 6 PM on Sunday, May 22nd and 6 AM on Monday, May 23rd. This work is scheduled - Weather Permitting.

During this timeframe Howertown Road will remain open to traffic and flaggers will maintain a single lane of traffic. Motorist should be prepared to stop when construction traffic and crews are entering and exiting construction zones.

The 2022 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, May 17th.
Allen Township is comprised of two voting districts (residents living north of Route 329 & residents living south of Route 329).

Both districts vote at the Township’s single Polling Place located at:
The Allen Township Volunteer Fire Company
3530 Howertown Road
Northampton, PA 18067
The Polling Place is open from 7:00AM to 8:00PM on Election Day.

Voter registration forms, as well as information about related issues such as write-in voting, absentee voting, and accessibility issues are available from the Northampton County Election Office located at:
Northampton County
Election Division

669 Washington Street Lower Level
Easton, PA 18042
Phone: (610) 829-6260
Hours: 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Email: elections@northamptoncounty.org

If you are not a registered voter in Allen Township, you must register with the County Bureau of Elections to be eligible to vote. The last day to register to vote before the 2022 Primary Election was May 2nd. The last day to apply for a mail-in ballot is May 10th by 5PM.
Allen Township and Northampton Borough, are proposing to adopt a Joint Official Sewage Facilities Plan (Act 537 Plan) for the purpose of comprehensive sewage disposal planning within both municipalities.

The Plan was prepared to address the sewage collection, treatment, and disposal needs of both municipalities. Topics included within the Plan consist of previous wastewater planning, system description, mapping of existing infrastructure (in relation to municipal boundaries and physical characteristics), future growth and expansion, evaluation of alternatives, and institutional evaluation. The Plan also includes a description of the legal and administrative activities necessary to implement the Plan.

A 30-day public review and comment period is in effect. A draft version of the Joint Act 537 Plan is available for public review at either of the below listed Municipal Buildings during normal business hours.

Allen Township 4714 Indian Trail Road Northampton, PA 18067

Northampton Borough 1401 Laubach Avenue Northampton, PA 18067

Public comments may be submitted in writing (including emailed to info@allentownship.org.) Click HERE to view Draft Plan.
The 2022 Allen Township Yard Waste Drop Off Saturday hours begin this Saturday - April 16th. The yard waste drop off site will be open from 8:00AM to 1:00PM on Saturdays.

Allen Township Yard Waste Drop Off Hours are:

* Monday through Friday (with the exception of Township holidays) 7:00 am to 3:00 pm * Saturday Hours: April 16th to October 29th, 2022 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Grass is NOT accepted at the Allen Township Drop Off Site.

Grass is currently accepted at the First Regional Compost Authority (FRCA) site located at 6701 Weaversville Road. Please visit FRCA's website HERE for their schedule, rates and list of acceptable and unacceptable items.
Please click HERE for the Spring 2022 newsletter.
Please click HERE for the 2022 residential schedule. Additional information can be found by visiting FRCA's website by clicking HERE.
The Public Works Department will begin sweeping the Township streets on Monday, March 28, 2022. 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 at least 24 hours before sweeping residential streets. Parking will be prohibited from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the day of sweeping.

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. 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.
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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