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2019 Curbside Collection Information

The 2019 Curbside Trash and Recycling Collection information is now available and has been mailed to residents homes.  Click here for details.


Nurture Nature Center Project

The Nurture Nature Center is leading a new project called CREATE Resilience, a collaboration to increase knowledge of risks from local hazards and strategies for mitigation.  They have asked the township to share their survey... because they want to hear from you.  They ask for you to share what issues are a priority in your community and what would create a more resilient future.  Click here to complete their survey.  For additional information about the project please visit:


Palmer Township and the Palmer Township Environmental Steering Committee Send Congratulations to the Bushkill Stream Conservancy

The Bushkill Stream Conservancy was recently awarded a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Growing Greener Grant in the amount of $80,000 for a restoration project on the Bushkill Creek.


This grant will provide funding to install riparian buffers that will stabilize 1.5 miles of stream bank in the area between the Main Street Bridge, in Tatamy Borough and Newlins Mill Road, in Palmer Township. The project plan includes installing boulder structures and rocks in the creek to create a better habitat for aquatic life. This will speed up the water flow and reduce sediment buildup on the creek bottom.


DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell said in a statement announcing the grant that “This work will help improve a stream that provides valuable outdoor opportunities for people who enjoy fishing or just watching the Bushkill Creek flow.” “The health of the creek is vital to the community."


Palmer Township and their Environmental Steering Committee has been a proud supporter and financial contributor to the Bushkill Stream Conservancy which is a public-private partnership advancing the conservation and enhancement of the Bushkill Creek watershed. The Conservancy sponsors programs of education, public outreach, recreation, environmental research, streamside restoration, and historical documentation. Anyone interested in learning more about the group is welcome to attend their monthly meetings which are held at 7pm, the third Tuesday of each month, at the Tatamy Borough Hall, 423 Broad Street, Tatamy Borough.


Northampton County Association of Township Officials Offers Scholarships

The Northampton County Association of Township Officials offers a $1,500 scholarship to students that reside in a Second Class Township.  Those townships include:  Allen, Bushkill, East Allen, Forks, Hanover, Lehigh, Lower Mt. Bethel, Lower Nazareth, Lower Saucon, Moore, Palmer, Plainfield, Upper Mt. Bethel, Upper Nazareth, Washington and Williams.  Click here for a Letter to Applicants with instructions and click here for the Application to apply.


Spotted Lanternfly Information for Businesses

To prevent the spread of spotted lanternfly, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) issued a quarantine for counties where the presence of this pest has been confirmed. Businesses and organizations conducting business in the quarantine zone must have permits from PDA to move vehicles, equipment and goods within and out of the zone.  For more information click here.


Xpress Bill Pay Is Here!

Palmer Township residents... are you weary of writing checks?  Tired of wasting money buying stamps?  Palmer Township has teamed up with Xpress Bill Pay to offer residents the ability to pay their bills online.  This new service is in response to customer requests for faster and more convenient online payment options.


The new service will give residents the ability to view, track, and pay their Palmer Township Utility Bills through the secure Xpress Bill Pay website.  Various payment options are available including credit and debit cards and electronic fund transfers.  Customers can also setup automatic monthly payments, and once a history is established, view up to two years' history of their accounts.


You can click here or on the "Utility & Trash Payments button to the right to get started!


Riverview Park Fishing Pier Temporarily Closed

The Lehigh River fishing pier at Riverview Park is temporarily closed for repairs.  As soon as the repairs are completed the pier will be re-opened for use.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.


Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Recognizes Palmer Township


On October 10, 2018, at the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission's 5th Annual Lehigh Valley Gala and Awards Banquet, Palmer Township was recognized for its involvement in the following projects:

  • Tomorrow's Palmer 2018 Comprehensive Plan (Plan, Planning Policy or Ordinance)
  • Health Center at Easton - Lehigh Valley Health Network (Land Development)
  • Charles Chrin Community Center Site Improvements (Outdoor Recreation Project)
  • Bicycling Education for Youth (Transportation Planning)




















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.

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