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4714 Indian Trail Road
Northampton, PA 18067
Phone: 610.262.7012
Fax: 610.262.7364
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Please be advised the Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for September 17th, 2018 is cancelled due to lack of agenda items. The next meeting (October 15th, 2018), will be held at the Allen Township Fire Company Building at 7 PM, located at:

3530 Howertown Road Northampton, PA 18067

All parking is located from the Snow Hill Road driveway on east side of the property.

Click here for the Updated Agenda (posted a minimum of 48 hours prior to the meeting): Allen Township Planning Commission Agenda.


The Allen Township Volunteer Fire Company will be mailing their annual fund-raising campaign to residents during the first week of September.

The Township has been advised of the cirulation of fradulent mailings within our region. These scam mailings have included the name of the local fire department but have redirected donations to a false return mailing address out of state.

Also, it is not the practice of the Allen Township Volunteer Fire Department to solicit for donations over the phone. If someone telephones you from the Allen Township Volunteer Fire Department and requests a financial donation HANG UP!

Click here to view an image of the Allen Township Volunteer Fire Company annual fund-raising campaign flier which will mailed to Township residents in early September.


The Allen Township Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan "Creating Connections" 2018-2027 is scheduled for public comments and consideration for adoption by the Board of Supervisors on September 25, 2018 at 7 PM.

The plan, which has been developed over the past two years, represents the culmination of public input, research, field studies, and advice from a group of citizens: the Allen Township Park, Recreation and Open Space Committee. A full copy of the plan is available at the following link. Additionally, paper copies are available for review at the Township Building during normal business hours Click here to review the Plan to be considered for adoption.


Allen Township is pleased to announce that the Route 329 Bridge Replacement and Widening is tracking right on schedule, despite the bridge beam deliveries last month and the many downpours over the past two weeks!

The precast box culvert (bridge) sections have been set into place, the contractor has completed the pouring of the slab on the deck of the bridge and PennDOT has authorized the paving of the section within the closed area.

The paving through the closed section of Route 329 is planned to be completed by the end of this week. However, if rain occurs during this timeframe the contractor will be delayed. Additionally, PennDOT will release the deactivation of the detour upon a site walk of the closed section, which is planned to occur on Thursday, August 23rd.

An update concerning the start on the roadwork for the subsequent phases will be provided soon.


Please be advised the agenda for the August 20th Planning Commission Agenda has been revised to delete the JW Development (Jaindl/Watson) item as there will be no presentation by the project applicant/owner. The location for the meeting will remain as scheduled at the Allen Township Fire Company Building at 7 PM, located at:

3530 Howertown Road Northampton, PA 18067

All parking is located from the Snow Hill Road driveway on east side of the property.

Click here for the Updated Agenda (posted a minimum of 48 hours prior to the meeting): Allen Township Planning Commission Agenda.


The Allen Township MS4 (Stormwater Discharges for Small Municipal Storm Sewer Systems) NPDES Pollution Reduction Plan draft was presented at Board of Supervisors Meeting of July 10, 2018. Written public comments concerning the draft will be accepted by the Township until August 24, 2018.

The full draft is available at the following link. Additionally, paper copies are available for review at the Township Building during normal business hours Click here to review the MS4 NPDES Permit Pollution Reduction Plan for Allen Township dated July 10, 2018.


Rt. 329 will be closed and all traffic detoured between Savage Road and Weaversville/Howertown Road starting on: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at approximately 11:00 a.m. During the detour, both lanes of traffic (east and westbound on Rt. 329 (Nor-Bath Boulevard) will be traveling through a temporary, widened and signalized detour route, while the existing bridge culvert is demolished and replaced with the new structure and associated widening completed. The detour will remain in place until approximately August 24th, 2018.

Full details regarding the project as well as updates will be posted to the Township website www.allentownship.org. Additionally, a specific website has been established by the contractor to provide information for the duration of the project at www.paroute329.com.

Click here for the Detour Map.


Effective immediately, due to illegal dumping and security issues, the Yard Waste Drop Off/Mulch & Compost Pickup Area located at the Allen Township Municipal Office/Garage site will be open Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 3:30 PM. The First Regional Compost Authority (FRCA) main processing site has additional hours available for drop off and pickup of materials. Please check the the FRCA website for hours of operation at www.frcaweb.org


Northampton County Department of Public Works has scheduled five Electronic Recycling Events at various locations throughout the County this year. The events are open to residents of Northampton County and fees do apply. Allen Township has also scheduled an Electronic Recycling event to be held on June 16th (9AM to 1PM) at the Allen TOwnship Fire Company located at 3530 Howertown Road. The Township sponsored event is open to Allen Township RESIDENTS ONLY.

2018 Northampton County Electronic Recycling Event Dates/Locations

April 28th 9AM - Noon - 500 Bushkill Drive, Easton PA

May 5th 9AM - Noon - 355 Tatamy Road, Nazareth PA

September 8th 9AM - Noon - 345 Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem, PA

September 22nd 9AM - Noon - 1601 Laubach Avenue, Northampton PA

October 6th 9AM - Noon - 910 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Pen Argyl PA

Brochures for the schedules and fees for both County and the Township June 16th Event are available below.

Click here for the 2018 NORTHAMPTON COUNTY ELECTRONIC RECYCLING EVENTS BROCHURE.

Click here for the 2018 ALLEN TOWNSHIP ELECTRONIC RECYCLING EVENT BROCHURE.
Winter Storm Riley Clean-up Hours - effect until 3/10/18

• Monday March 5, 2018 - 8am to 3pm

• Tuesday March 6, 2018 - 8am to 3pm

• Wednesday March 7, 2018 - 8am to 3pm

• Thursday March 8, 2018 - 8am to 3pm

• Friday March 9, 2018 - 8am to 12(noon)

• Saturday March 10, 2018 - 8am to 12(noon)

These hours are subject to change without notice. Please call 610-262-1000 for updated hours of operation. Any additional winter weather closures will be posted on WFMZ-TV.

Winter Hours (weather permitting) - effect until 3/20/18 • Tuesday 8:00am - 3:00pm • Thursday 8:00am - 3:00pm • Saturday 8:00am - 12pm


Municipal Waste & Recycling invoices will be mailed to property owners on or about Tuesday, January 23, 2018 this year. A few things have changed this year including, a reduction in the fee and an additional amount of time to pay the invoice.

Also, the invoice mailing will include a corrected calendar for recycling/trash pickup days. Please disregard the calendar mailing you may have received during the week of December 25th, 2017 which was generated & mailed by Advanced Disposal in error.

Please note the fee and schedule for payment in 2018 will be changed as follows:

2018 Allen Township Municipal Waste and Recycling Bill Fee Schedule and Due Dates

If Paid On or Before February 28, 2018 $270.00

If Paid Between March 1, 2018 and March 31, 2018 $280.00

If Paid After April 2, 2018 $300.00

** $10 senior citizen discount available if paid by February 28, 2018

Payments may be paid in person (at the bank)or mailed directly to the First Northern Bank and Trust branch located at 102 Commerce Drive, Northampton, PA. In addition, as an added feature this year, secure payments may be submitted on-line utilizing the Official Payments payment portal. If you have any questions regarding your invoice, please contact the Township office. In addition, for questions regarding service related issues, please contact Advanced Disposal at 610-440-3700.

Click here for a the 2018 Allen Township Trash & Recycling Pickup Calendar.


Construction and paving operations are planned to for the completion of Phase 3 of the Willowbrook Road segment located in Hanover Township Lehigh County, from the Township line to Race Street. This work will further entail paving at the intersection of Willowbrook and West Bullshead - which will result in periodic traffic delays.

Please check back for updates.

Be advised to expect delays due to changing traffic patterns, temporary one-lane conditions and lane shifts. Watch for flaggers during this activity and obey all posted signage restrictions.

Please watch for the installation of temporary signs to warn of the proposed work and plan accordingly.

Motorists are urged to watch for advance warning signs and flaggers. Be prepared to stop when construction traffic and crews are entering and exiting construction zones.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through these areas and use alternate routes if possible.


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 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!

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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