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    Trick or Treat

    September 18, 2020
    Palmer Township Trick or Treat will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 6 to 8 PM. Please practice CDC guidelines. Happy Halloween!

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    Bike Path Crossing Safety Improvements

    September 14, 2020
    Township Public Works staff recently completed the installation of safety improvements at four bike path crossing locations in the Township.

    • At the Easton Area High School entrance on South 25th Street, new gates and signage were installed to stop bike path traffic approaching the intersection.

    • At the Easton Area High School entrance on William Penn Highway and across the street behind Rite-Aid, new gates and signage were installed to stop traffic approaching the street and directing pedestrians and cyclists to cross at the signalized intersection at 25th Street.

    • On South 25th Street by Aldi, new gates and signage were installed to stop traffic approaching the street and new pavement markings were installed to provide greater visibility of the crossing to approaching motorists.

    • On Stones Crossing Road, new gates and signage were installed to stop traffic approaching the street and new pavement markings were installed to provide greater visibility of the crossing to approaching motorists.

    The project was paid for through local Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding through the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study. TAP projects help build pedestrian and bicycle facilities, improve access to public transportation, create safe routes to school, create trails projects that serve a transportation purpose, while promoting safety and mobility.

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    Political Gathering Not Approved

    September 11, 2020
    The reported political gathering in Fairview Park scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 2020, is not approved by Palmer Township.

    The Township reviewed the request in accordance with the Palmer Township Parks and Recreation Rules, Regulations, and Policies, and in light of the most recent statewide orders issued by Governor Tom Wolf targeting statewide mitigation efforts in response to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

    Palmer Township’s goal is to provide its citizens with a safe environment for activities within their public parks. Upon review of this request, based on the recent promotional efforts for the event from the applicant, and the generated publicity in the news and social media, it is anticipated that the planned event will result in a gathering of more than 250 persons which is in violation of the ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA DIRECTING TARGETED MITIGATION MEASURES issued on July 16, 2020 prohibiting gatherings of this size.

    Therefore, in the interests of public health safety and the requirement of compliance with the Governor’s order referred to above, as well as the inability of the Palmer Township to allocate public resources to monitor and ensure compliance with the current public health safety mandates for the proposed event to be scheduled for Thursday 9/17/20 at Fairview Park, the Township has denied the request for permission to hold the event.

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    Easton Suburban Water Authority Hydrant Flushing Notice

    September 9, 2020
    On the night of Wednesday, September 9, 2020, Easton Suburban Water Authority will begin its annual water distribution system flushing program in the area of Palmer Township that is south of Route 22. Flushing will be performed predominantly between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Occasionally, there will be times when the flushing must occur at night. This flushing will be performed between the hours of approximately 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. Although it will take approximately two weeks to complete the program in this area, customers should only be affected for one or two days. During the Flushing Program, customers may experience low water pressure, discolored water, and may be without water for short periods of time. The Authority regrets any inconveniences that its customers may experience due to the Flushing Program. If you are currently under a physician’s care with a medical condition that may be affected by this program, please notify the Authority. Customers can find the daily flushing schedule on the Authority’s website, www.eswater.net, or by calling our main office number at 610-258-7181 and pressing option 4 to hear the flushing schedule for each day. Please listen carefully, as multiple areas may be flushed at the same time. Thank you.
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    Northampton County Cancels Remaining 2020 Collection Events

    August 10, 2020
    Northampton County has announced they have cancelled all remaining 2020 County wide collection events. Please click here to review information provided by the County.

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    Residents/Businesses in Need of Basement Pumping

    August 5, 2020
    Any Palmer Township resident who may still have more than two feet of water in their residence or business may contact the Palmer Township Municipal Fire Department for assistance. Please call 610-559-9809.
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    Spotted Lantern Fly Information

    July 10, 2020
    The Spotted Lanternfly is back and the Palmer Township Environmental Steering Committee is offering information to educate our residents. Please click here to review information provided by the Penn State Extension.

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    Emergency Road Work

    July 7, 2020
    Emergency road work to repair a sinkhole/storm sewer will take place on VanBuren Road at Newlins Mill Road beginning Wednesday, July 8 at 7:00 a.m. This will include a ROAD CLOSURE and detour for VanBuren Road from Newlins Mill Road to Corrier Drive.

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    Palmer Community Weekend Canceled

    July 6, 2020
    Due to the restrictions placed on large gatherings or public events by the Pennyslvania Governor's office and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the 2020 edition of Palmer Community Weekend (Palmer Days) is canceled.

    Mark your calendars for next year's events: Movie Night - Wednesday, August 18, 2021, followed by Palmer Days on August 19, 20, 21, 22, 2021.

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    Yard Waste Facility and Recycling Center

    June 5, 2020
    Effective Monday, June 8, 2020, the Berks Street Yard Waste Facility and the Hartley Avenue Recycling Center will return to normal business hours. Please visit our Trash and Recycling page for the normal hours of each facility.

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    Palmer Township Business Recovery Program

    June 3, 2020
    The Palmer Township Board of Supervisors voted unanimously at their June 1, 2020 meeting to approve the Palmer Township Business Recovery Program. The program was created to assist Township businesses as Northampton County moves into the yellow phase of the Govenor's reopening guidelines. Please click here to review the program.

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    State of Pennsylvania Construction Business Guidelines

    May 1, 2020
    As per the Pennsylvania Governor's order, local officials have been tasked with ensuring that construction businesses are aware that guidance exists for construction activities beginning on May 1, 2020. Please click here to review information provided by the State of Pennsylvania.

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    Please Don't Flush Rags

    May 6, 2020
    When it comes to "rags" and the sewer system, they don't mix! They are small, but mightly and can cause very costly damage to wastewater equipment. The consequences of the damages and repairs will be reflected in your sewer rates. In the wastewater industry the term "rags" is used to describe wipes, towels, shop rags, industrial rags, cleaning wipes, etc.; basically, materials tougher than toilet paper, that are not able to break down in the sewer system. Please make sure you are only using toilet paper when you are flushing!

    For additional information visit Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority

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    Township Parks - Slow Opening

    March 31, 2020
    All Palmer Township parks and parking lots will reopen on Friday, May 1, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic all Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines must be adhered to - to include no organized sports or groups of 10 or more. The basketball courts, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and restrooms will remain closed until further notice. Palmer Township walking trails and bike paths continue to remain open for individual exercise. Trail users are also required to follow all state guidelines and you must provide social distancing.
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    New Website For Palmer Township

    April 23, 2020
    Palmer Township is pleased to announce the release of our newly designed website. This responsive website will work in any device including desktops, tablets, and mobile phones. The menu system has been simplified to make it easier to navigate by department. The site also includes a news reader, search feature, and calendar of events. It can also be translated into nearly any language.

    The website was designed by the local based company na studios who has been creating websites and other digital content since 1997.

    Feel free to browse around and if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us.

    Palmer Website
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    2020 Census

    17 March, 2020
    Just a reminder to all residents...if you haven't taken the census yet, please do so. Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services. You can view more information on my2020cencus.gov
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    Document Shredding

    22 January, 2020
    Northampton County will offer Household document shredding on September 12, 2020 (10am-12pm) at the Cliff Cowling Field Pavilion (next to Basketball Court) on 301 Allen St, Bath, PA 18014. Accepted items include accounting files, cancelled checks, credit/reward cards, pay stubs, financial statements, legal documents, and medical records. Limit 2 bag/boxes per vehicle with a 25lb weight limit per bag/box.

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Welcome To Palmer Township

Palmer Township is a community of approximately 21,600 people located near Easton, on the eastern end of the greater Lehigh Valley. Palmer prides itself in being a planned community for the last 55 years, and as a result, we have a mixture of home types, industrial centers and shopping facilities that meet most of the needs of our residents.

Palmer Township is located on the eastern side of Pennsylvania near the Delaware River and close to New Jersey. We are approximately 60 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. In fact, many of our residents work in eastern New Jersey and New York (more).

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