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    Stormwater Utility Fee Flyer

    September 1, 2023
    Please reference the following flyer with educational information regarding a stormwater utility fee that is being developed in Palmer Township and other Pennsylvania communities. Stormwater Utility Fee Flyer

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    Riverview Park Bike Trail Opens

    September 7, 2023
    Repairs from the July rain event to the Riverview Park bike trail are completed and the trail will re-open Thursday, September 7, 2023.

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    Van Buren Road Closure

    September 5, 2023
    Van Buren Road was officially repopened the afternoon of September 5, 2023.

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    Palmer Township Electronics Recycling Event

    August 30, 2023
    Please see following flyer with information regarding Palmer Township's 2023 Electronics Recycling event scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Easton Area High School. Palmer Township 2023 Electronics Recycling Event

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    Riverview Bike Trail Closure

    August 30, 2023
    The Riverview Park Bike Trail will be closed starting August 30, 2023. It will temporarily reopen during the Labor Day Holiday weekend and will reclose on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, until repairs are completed, to include re-paving of the trail. Repairs are the result of damages to the path from the storm event on July 15 and 16, 2023.

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    A Message from Met-Ed

    August 8, 2023
    Met-Ed is responding to a significant summer storm event that has caused numerous outages in the region. Due to an extended restoration period, Met-Ed, in partnership with Giant Food Stores, is offering 2 gallons of bottled water (or the equivalent) and two bags of ice from August 9th until noon, August 10th at the locations listed below.

    Giant Food Store, 801 S. 25th Street, Palmer, PA 18045
    Giant Food Store, 3560 Route 611, Suite 105, Stroudsburg, PA 19001

    Met-Ed is responding to a significant summer storm event that has caused numerous outages in the region. The system brought high winds throught Monroe and Northampton County. A global estimated restoration time (ETR) has been set for 11:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2023. Current outage information can be found on our website at First Energy.

    As always, please report downed lines and road closures by calling 911. Customers should assume all downed or low-hanging power lines are energized and dangerous. Stay at least 30 feet away and use extra caution where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris.

    Customers who experience a service interruption should report their outage to the contact center by calling, texting, or online:
    Call: 1-800-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877
    Text: OUT to LIGHTS (544487) Website:First Energy.

    FirstEnergy customers can sign up to receive email and text message alert notifications for updates after they've reported a power outage. First Energy Alerts.

    Customers can also use two-way text messaging to report outages, request updates on restoration efforts and make other inquiries about their electric accounts. More information about these communication tools is available at First Energy Communication Tools.

    Please know that we are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power to the region. Should you have any questions in the interim, please don't hesitate to reach out. Thank you and stay safe!

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    Flood Damage

    August 2, 2023
    See following article regarding flood damages in Northampton County due to the heavy rains on July 15 and 16. Lehigh Valley Live.

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    Flooding Assistance Hotline

    July 18, 2023
    Please see following flyer with information with flooding assistance from this weekends flash flood. Assistance may be available with fallen trees, drywall, flooring and appliance removal, tarping of roofs, and mold mitigation. Northeast Flooding Home Cleanup Hotline Information

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    Northampton County Centenarians Invitation

    June 7, 2023
    The Northampton County Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council invites all Centenarians to their annual luncheon this fall. Please cick the following link for information on the event: Northampton County Agency on Aging Centenarian Luncheon

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    Congressman Susan Wild's Mobile Office Hours at Township Municipal Building

    May 10, 2023
    Congresswoman Susan Wild's office will be offering Mobile Office Hours at the Palmer Township Municipal Building every third Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. They can assist residents with with Passports, Postal Service, Social Security, Medicare, IRS, VA, Immigration and any other federal agency.

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    Spotted Lanternfly Information

    May 10, 2023
    The Northampton County Conservation District has announced they are offering banding materials to county residents to assist with the Spotted Lanternfly. Please cick the following link for their flyer: Northampton County Conservation District Information

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    PennDOT Notification

    April 21, 2023
    Starting on Monday May 1, 2023, Kriger Construction, Inc. will begin construction on the PennDOT, PA 33 Bushkill Creek Bridges project. This notification is to inform motorists of lane closures which affect the flow of traffic on SR 33 between MM 8.2 and MM 9.8. At this time, Kriger will only implement single lane closures at night, between the hours of 7PM and 6AM. There will not be any size restriction associated with these short-term lane closures.

    Lane closures are not allowed during the following dates:

    • Memorial Day Weekend - Friday 6:00AM to Tuesday 9:00PM
    • Independence Day
    • July 1st, 2023, 6:00AM to July 5th, 2023, 9:00PM
    • July 3rd, 2024, 6:00AM to July 8th, 2024, 9:00PM
    • Labor Day Weekend - Friday 6:00AM to Tuesday 9:00PM
    • Thanksgiving Holiday – Wednesday 6:00AM to Monday 9:00PM
    • Christmas/New Year’s Holiday
    • December 22, 2023, 6:00AM to December 27, 2023, 9:00PM
    • December 29, 2023, 6:00AM to January 2, 2024, 9:00PM

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    Congresswoman Susan Wild Visit

    April 6, 2023
    The Township had a very productive and beneficial meeting on Thursday, April 6, 2023, with Congresswoman Susan Wild and the Palmer Township Police Department discussing available federal resources for the improvement of Public Safety in Palmer Township. Board of Supervisors

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    Tree City USA

    March 24, 2023
    Palmer Township has been recognized as a Tree City USA community by the Arobor Day Foundation for 2022. With this recognition we can receive free trees from the Arbor Day Foundation, win more grant trees, as well as signage to let residents and visitors know that we are working to care for our trees in Palmer Township. Stay tuned for more updates and information on the program. Click the following link to learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation.

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    Supervisor Panella's Comments at the February 6th Board of Supervisors Meeting

    February 6, 2023
    Supervisor Ann-Marie Panella said, I've been a member of the Palmer Township Board of Supervisors since 2000. I was the second woman to serve on the Board, following Virginia Rickert. I was the first democratic woman elected. I've learned and hopefully I've taught. Palmer has been my home for 30 years. After much thought, I am announcing I am not going to run for re-election. I want to see more involvement from the community. The future is now. If you have been thinking about running, I have two quotes for you: The first from Linsay Fox. "If you believe you can make a difference, then you will make a difference. Believe in yourself, your family and your community and you will win." The second from John F. Kennedy. "One person can make a difference and everyone should try." I want to assure you that I will always be here for the people of Palmer and this community is in my heart.

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    Curbside Trash and Recycling Reminder

    December 14, 2022
    Reminder to all residents... Palmer Township Trash and Recycling Carts are to be placed curbside by 5:00 AM on your normal collection day. Thank you!

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    Protect Downstream Environments from Illicit Discharges to the Stormsewer System

    December 5, 2022
    Illicit discharges include dry weather flows from stormwater outfalls along stream banks or an unusual looking or odorous discharge from a stormwater outfall during wet weather.

    If an illicit discharge is found, do not investigate further; this material may be harmful to your health and safety. Immediately, notify the Palmer Township Public Services Department at 610-253-7191 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (weekdays); and, after hours, a message can be left at the Northampton County non-emergency phone number 610-759-2200.

    Some examples of illicit discharges are automotive fluids (antifreeze, used motor oil, brake fluid, fuel, etc.), concrete slurry, paint products and solvents. Visual examples of illicit discharges are shown below.

    For additional information, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection website at

    Examples of Illicit Discharges

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    Stay Connected with Palmer Township Departments

    December 5, 2022
    DID YOU KNOW? Most of our Township departments have their own Facebook page to help keep you up to date. Check them out here:

    Planning & Zoning
    Public Works
    Permits & Codes
    Police Department
    Fire Department
    Parks & Recreation (Community Center)

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    Information for New Businesses

    December 1, 2022
    Are you thinking of starting a business in Palmer Township? Click the following link for the information you will need. Commercial Building/Zoning Permit and Inspection Procedure

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Welcome To Palmer Township

Palmer Township is a community of approximately 22,300 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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