Planning Commission Agenda Change for May 14, 2019
FGC Van Buren Road Partners - Conditional Use Application and the FGC Industrial Development - Preliminary/Final Development Plan has been removed from the May 14, 2019 Planning Commission agenda at the request of the Applicant. Click here for the current meeting agenda.
Mark Your Calendars
Palmer Community Weekend will be here before you know it. Wednesday, August 14 - Movies in the Park at Dusk; August 15 - 18 - Four days of fun! Join us this year for a new and exciting event - Palmer's Got Talent. Anyone interested in entering the talent competition, click here for the registration application and Good Luck!
Hartley Avenue Recycling Center New Hours - Effective May 1, 2019
Palmer Township residents have asked and we are now able to expand the hours at the Hartley Avenue Recycling Center. The new hours are as follows:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Click here for additional facility information.
A Message from Police Chief Palmer
The Palmer Township Police Department recently joined the Crimewatch Network to align our communication strategy with surrounding police agencies.
The process means we have switched to a new website and social media practices. We encourage you to visit our Crimewatch Portal and subscribe to receive notifications or download the Crimewatch Mobile Application for Apple or Android devices. The service is free. Click here to get to the Palmer Police Department Crimewatch page.
If you are interested in learning more about Crimewatch, visit: www.crimewatchpa.com.
We thank you in advance for your continued support in keeping our local community safe.
Larry Palmer, Chief of Police
Palmer Township Police Department
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.
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.
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.
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.