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    Municipal Offices Closed to Walk In Traffic

    December 3, 2020
    Due to the current increase in COVID-19 infection rates, effective Monday, December 7, 2020, the Palmer Township municipal offices will be closed to walk-in traffic. All municipal services remain available to our residents. All utility bill payments can be mailed by using the envelope provided with your invoice. Permit applications and payments can be mailed to the Permit Department, 3 Weller Place, Palmer, PA 18045. Palmer Township and Easton Area School District taxes can be mailed to: Doreen Umholtz, Tax Collector, 3 Weller Place, Palmer, PA 18045. A paid tax receipt will be mailed back to you for your records. ALL PAYMENTS CAN BE LEFT IN THE SECURE DROP BOX AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MUNCIPAL BULDING. The township staff remains available by phone: 610-253-7191 and can be contacted through email. Please click here for the township email directory: Palmer Township Staff Directory
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    PennDOT Notification

    November 18, 2020
    PennDOT is notifying the public regarding their online public plans display for the Route 33 bridge project (over the Bushkill Creek). PennDOT invites the public to view the online plans display and provide any comments regarding the PA 33 bridge replacement project. Comments will be accepted until November 27, 2020. Click here for information on the plan display: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
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    Fall Leaf Collection

    October 12, 2020
    Leaf collection began in the township on Monday, October 12, 2020. Collection starts in the south of the township and works its way north and repeats, weather permitting, into the beginning of December. Please place your leaves curbside and do not park over the leaves preventing pickup when the truck arrives. Thank you!
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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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).

Please feel free to contact us with your inquiries.


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