Seal of Allen Township

4714 Indian Trail Road
Northampton, PA 18067
Phone: 610.262.7012
Fax: 610.262.7364
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UPDATE (09/22/2022): Allen Township has received confirmation from the contractor, Asphalt Maintenance Solutions (AMS), that they are on schedule to start the Chip Seal portion of the work on Monday, September 26th, 2022, beginning with Country Road. AMS plans to notify residents on Saturday, September 24th, 2022, by utilizing door tags and by placing “No Parking” signs out.

Beginning on Monday, September 26th, 2022 (with a rain date of Tuesday, September 27th, 2022) between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (weather permitting), several roadways located in Allen Township are scheduled to receive the first phase of a two-step road maintenance process called Type II Slurry Seal. Some additional minor preparation work will occur during the week of September 19th, 2022. Door hangers and signage will be placed by the Township’s contractor, Asphalt Maintenance Solutions LLC during the preparation work beginning on September 21st, 2022.

The initial work will begin on Monday, September 26th, 2022 and the final slurry seal process will begin on Thursday, September 29th, 2022. Both dates may be modified slightly due to weather circumstances.

The Type II Slurry Seal will be applied to the following roadways and travel will be impacted during this timeline:

  • * Country Road
  • * Phyllese Drive
  • * Buckingham Drive
  • * Windsor Drive
  • * Atlas Lane
  • * Kingston Drive
  • * Barbara Lane


The first process is called Bituminous Seal Coat which is a preventative maintenance process designed to preserve your street by sealing out water. Do not be alarmed, any loose stone will be minimal and will be swept with a vacuum street sweeper. On Thursday, September 29th, 2022, (with a rain date of Friday, September 30th, 2022), the second process, called a Slurry Seal, will be applied. The Slurry Seal will serve as a final wearing surface.

During both phases of the project, there will be NO ON-STREET PARKING. Should you have an emergency or special situation, please let us know and we will work with you to meet that need. ADDITIONALLY, PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AS THERE MAY BE SEVERAL INTERVALS DURING THIS PROCESS WHERE DRIVING OVER THE SURFACE WILL BE PROHIBITED.

Please use care when driving on the freshly sealed roads and be mindful of construction vehicles, flaggers and any special traffic signage in place during this project.

The Public Works Department of Allen Township and the Township’s contractor, Asphalt Maintenance Solutions, LLC, thank you for your cooperation and shall perform their duties in a professional and courteous manner.

If you have any questions, please contact either the Township at 610-262-7012 Ext. 105 or the contractor Asphalt Maintenance Solutions at 610-797-2645.
The Allen Township Trick-or-Treat night will be Monday, October 31st, 2022, with a rain date of Tuesday, November 1st, 2022. Trick-or-Treat will be from 6PM to 8PM.

Allen Township would like to remind all trick-or-treaters and treat-givers to make safety a priority.

DEP Declares Drought Watch for 36 Counties, Asks for Voluntary Water Conservation: https://bit.ly/3COBYlA

DEP announced the Commonwealth Drought Task Force has declared a drought watch for 36 counties and asks for voluntary water conservation in those counties.

“A few counties have experienced very dry conditions over the summer, and a number of others have inched into increasingly dry conditions in recent weeks. We’re asking Pennsylvanians in all of these counties to use water wisely and follow simple water conservation tips to ease the demand for water,” said DEP Acting Secretary Ramez Ziadeh.

The following counties are on drought watch: Berks, Bucks, Bradford, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Dauphin, Delaware, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, and Wyoming.

Residents on drought watch are asked to reduce their individual water use by 5 to 10%, or a reduction of three to six gallons of water per day.

There are many ways to reduce water use around the house and yard, including:
  • ✅ Run water only when necessary
  • ✅ Run the dishwasher and washing machine less often
  • ✅ Water your garden in the cooler evening or morning hours
  • ✅ Water your lawn only if necessary
  • ✅ Check for and repair household leaks
  • ✅ Set up a rain barrel to be ready to repurpose rain when it does fall

Click HERE for a drought watch map provided by DEP.

The following information has been provided by Northampton County. All questions, concerns, and comments should be directed to Northampton County. Please see the County's website for any/all updates regarding this event.

"Aug. 15th Press Release

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

Lamont McClure and the Northampton County Department of Public Works will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on October 1st at Northampton Community College 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM, rain or shine. This event is intended for Northampton County residents only and online pre-registration is required. A confirmation ticket must be presented at check-in and identification/proof of residency must match the address on the registration. There is a limit of 20 gallons or 60 pounds of solid waste per vehicle. Because appointments are limited, residents are asked to consider bringing items for family, friends and neighbors.

County residents will have the opportunity to sign-up for one appointment per household. Signups will be ‘first come, first served.’ Upon successfully registering, an email confirmation with a printable ticket will be issued. You must arrive within the scheduled timeframe, not before or after. If you need to change your confirmed time, you must delete or cancel your appointment on Eventbrite and re-register. There is no guarantee that an appointment will still be available if you cancel. Those who show up without an appointment will be turned away. The registration link will be available on the County website (northamptoncounty.org) at 8:00AM on September 1st, 2022 through September 26th. Time slots will be in 15 minute increments.

This is a no-contact event which means drivers must remain inside their vehicles upon arrival. Material must be accessible from the trunk, cargo area or bed of a truck. Event staff will remove all items from those locations.

Acceptable materials include paint products, automotive fluids, outdoor products (pesticides, herbicides, driveway sealers, pool chemicals, etc.) and household products (lead acid car batteries, and rechargeable, lithium or button type household batteries, fire extinguishers, flammables, adhesives, aerosols, etc.)

Unacceptable materials include electronics, appliances, Freon, scrap metal, explosives, ammunition, radioactive waste, fireworks, smoke/carbon monoxide protectors, medical waste, sharps, latex paint, alkaline batteries, gas cylinders and helium tanks. A full list of unacceptable materials can be found on the County’s Household Hazardous Waste webpage.

Guidelines for safely transporting household hazardous waste to the collection site includes:

  • • Keep all products in their original containers with labels intact and lids on tight
  • • Place materials securely in a cardboard box to prevent spilling. NO PLASTIC TUBS
  • • Wrap leaking containers in newspaper and place in a plastic container for transport
  • • Do not mix materials
  • • Do not leave hazardous materials loaded in a vehicle or other hot, unventilated areas for prolonged periods
  • • Do not smoke around chemicals
  • • Remove all items not intended for collection from the trunk, cargo area or bed of a truck


If you are unable to attend this event, you can visit the County’s website for information on special waste disposal.

Household hazardous waste collection events are supported by Northampton County Recycling and Sustainability Funding in partnership with PA Dept. of Agriculture, PA Dept. of Environmental Protection and Waste Management Grand Central and Alliance landfills."

Click HERE to go to the Northampton County's website.

Click HERE to view the event flyer.

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.
Mosquito season is here. Mosquitoes can transmit diseases to people and animals. Click HERE to learn how to protect yourself, family, and pets.
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.
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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