Time To Get Excited for the Newly Renovated Palmer Township Community Pool

 

We are happy to report great progress being made at the Palmer Township Community Pool.  Water features and slides have been constructed.  The splash pad is ready to go and the entire pool is filled with water.  Come out and enjoy the summer of 2017 at the

 

Don't forget to stop in at the Charles Chrin Community Center to order your pool passes today!

Environmental Steering Committee Meeting Canceled

The May 24th Environmental Steering Committee Meeting is canceled.  Next meeting will be held on June 28th.

 

Available for Immediate Adoption

Lilly is now available for immediate adoption through the Palmer Township Police Department Canine Adoption Policy.  Lilly takes a bit to warm up, but she is friendly and will crave attention. Click here for adoption details.

 

Free Mulch for Township Residents

Again this year, Palmer Township is offering free mulch to residents at the Township Yard Waste Facility at the end of Berks Street.  Every Saturday in April and May, and then every first Saturday  of the month thereafter, until September or while supplies last, a front end loader is available to fill your truck with mulch.

 

Township Metering Study

Please be advised that beginning on Monday, March 13, 2017, Flow Assessment Services will begin a metering study for Palmer Township.  This metering study will last approximately one year and Flow Assessment Service employees will be seen throughout Palmer Township during this time.  Flow Assessment Service employees may need access to manholes within Palmer Township right-of -ways and easements.  If they must access a manhole at the rear yard of property owners, they will be accompanied by Palmer Township employees.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Municipal Building at 610-253-7191.

 

Tomorrow's Palmer - Comprehensive Plan Update

For anyone who missed the Community Meeting on March 15, click here to download the full presentation from that night.

 

The New Palmer Township Public Works/Parks/Utilities Building is Now Occupied

The Palmer Township Public Works Department, Parks Department and Public Utilities Department moved into their newly constructed facility in January 2017.

 

 

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Coming Events

Curbside Yard Waste Collection

Week of May 29

Click here for details

Curbside Bulk Item Collection

Week of June 19

Click here for details

Latex Paint Recycling

Drop-off Collection

9 AM to Noon on the

following dates:

July 1 - Lehigh Township

1069 Municipal Road

Walnutport, PA

September 2 - Upper Mt. Bethel

387 Ye Olde Hwy

Mt. Bethel, PA

Oct. 7 - Tatamy Borough

240 S. 8th Street

Tatamy, PA

2017 Household Hazardous

Waste Collection Dates

October 14

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Northampton Community College

Main Campus

Bethlehem Township

Click here for details

 

Palmer Township Partners with Nixle to Bring Alerts to its Residents

Palmer Township residents can now receive real time public safety messages and community announcements through Nixle.  There are several ways to register to receive alerts:

  • Text PALMER to 888777 from your mobile device
  • Click "sign-up" at the bottom of the notification box on the right, or
  • Click the QR Scan below on your mobile device

Click here to read the complete press release on the new Community Notification System.

What Happens After the Flush

"Out of sight, out of mind" is the attitude most of us have when it comes to flushing the toilet, running the dishwasher or popping the bathtub drain.  All of that dirty water leaving your residence is called "wastewater" which has to end up somewhere.  That "somewhere" is the Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority (EAJSA) Wastewater Treatment Plant.  From the time that wastewater leaves your house and reaches the Delaware River it goes through a very sophisticated process to cleanse the wastewater before it enters the river.  However, the things that enter the system that cause problems can be avoided with your help.  Click here to find out how you can help to improve our wastewater system.

 

Riparian Buffers for the Bushkill Creek Watershed

The Bushkill Streams Conservancy is an organization that works to protect the Bushkill Creek. As the township's eastern border this creek is a very important environmental resource in our township. Through the years this creek has also become an important recreation area with the Penn Pump Park and the bike/walking path that parallels the creek from the northern boarder with Tatamy to the south boarder with Easton and Wilson. The protection of the creek is very important and the Conservancy has developed a publication focusing on creating and maintaining riparian buffers along the creek. Click here to view their information.

 

Important Information About Stormwater Management

Storm water runoff leaving construction sites can carry pollutants such as dirt, construction debris, oil, and paint off-site and into storm drains. In our community, storm drains carry storm water runoff directly to local creeks, streams, and rivers with no treatment. Developers, contractors, and homebuilders can help to prevent storm water pollution by taking the following steps:

1. Comply with storm water permit requirements.

2. Practice erosion control and pollution prevention practices to keep construction sites "clean."

3. Conduct advanced planning and training to ensure proper implementation on-site.

 

Planning and permitting requirements exist for construction activities. These requirements are intended to minimize storm water pollutants leaving construction sites.

• Pennsylvania's Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Program (25 Pa. Code, Chapter 102) requires Erosion and Sediment Control Plans for all earth disturbing activities, including demolition and construction.

• The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Program (25 Pa. Code, Chapter 92) requires that construction activities, including demolition, that will disturb an area greater than one acre submit a Notice of Intent for coverage under a general NPDES permit.

 

Knowing your requirements before starting a project and following them during construction can save you time and money, and demonstrate that you are a partner in improving our community's quality of life. For more information about these programs, visit the Northampton County Conservation District website at www.northamptoncd.org.

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