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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 our residents with help 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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    Met-Ed Notification

    April 24, 2023
    Please be advised effective April 23, weather permitting, Chesapeake Bay Helicopters will be mobilizing to the Met-Ed region to begin performing UV/IR patrols on all Met-Ed 69kV and 115kV lines. These inspections are expected to take approximately one to two weeks to complete, however, any storm or outage-related patrols could prolong completion. The helicopter to be used is as follows:

    • Blue Bell 206 Jet Ranger w/tail registration number N719CB – see photo

    A UV/IR patrol (also known as Infrared & Corona inspection) is a similar to a routine visual patrol in terms of patrol speed, but the onboard inspection crew is viewing the transmission line(s) through the infrared and ultraviolet spectrums through specialized cameras. The purpose of a UV/IR patrol is to detect any overheated transmission line components or arcing that isn’t otherwise visible to the naked eye.

    It should be noted that the contractor has been authorized to patrol the transmission circuits in their entirety (i.e. "breaker-to-breaker"), so patrols on certain lines may therefore extend into the neighboring regions. The flight crew will provide information on their daily location to Transmission Lines Maintenance, FE East Transmission Operations, and any local airports when in their airspace.

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    Easton Suburban Water Authority Update

    April 24, 2023
    Easton Suburban Water Authority has begun its annual water distribution system flushing program. They will begin flushing in the areas of Lower Nazareth and Palmer Townships that are east of Route 248 and north of Park Avenue and west of Route 248 and north of Northampton Street and Green Pond Road on Monday, April 24, 2023.

    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 three 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.

    To see when your street will be flushed, you can visit their website at Easton Suburban Water Authority. Or to hear Daily Flushing Schedule, please call 610-258-7181. A recording will be updated each business day at 4:00 P.M., which will detail the streets to be flushed on the next business day. Please listen carefully, as multiple areas may be flushed at the same time.

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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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    Met-Ed Notification

    April 17, 2023
    The township received notification that Met-Ed will be working in Palmer Township completing right-of-way maintenance to include pruning trees and spraying herbicide. Met-Ed hires an outside professional tree company to complete tree maintenance, vegetation removal, and has certified herbicide applicators. If you have any questions about Med-Ed maintenance in the township, please reach out to Nathan Reed


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    Nurture Nature Center Spring Events

    April 10, 2023
    The Nurture Nature Center has announced their spring events. Click the following link to learn more about the the Nurture Nature Center.

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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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    PPL Electric Utilities Transmission Work

    January 16, 2023
    The Township has been notified of upcoming routine vegetation maintenance work at Stephanie Drive and Van Buren Road. Please cick the following link for the PPL information on the vegetation mainteneance program. Questions can be sent to: or call 267-563-0500. PPL Transmission Line Vegetation Management Information

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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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