Lower Mount Bethel Township
2004 Hutchison Avenue / Martins Creek, Pa 18063 / 610-252-5074
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LEGAL NOTICE OF LOWER MOUNT BETHEL TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD The Lower Mt. Bethel Township Zoning Hearing Board of Adjustment will meet at 7:30 p.m. on May 20, 2020 on a Zoom Meeting. Consideration of the Application of Randy and Lisa Sandt for a Variance pursuant to Z.O. § 27-801.4.B to build a garage located at the property owned by the Applicant and located in an Agricultural Zoning District at 7748 DePue Ferry Road, Martins Creek, Lower Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Tax Map Reference No. G11-3-18. The Applicant seeks a variance from the following section of the Zoning Ordinance: 27-801.4. B to allow a height addition. Also seeking a side-yard variance from Section 27-604.5. LEGAL NOTICE OF LOWER MOUNT BETHEL TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD The Lower Mt. Bethel Township Zoning Hearing Board of Adjustment will meet at 7:30 p.m. on May 20, 2020 on a Zoom Meeting. Consideration of the Application of Robert Bagdon for a Variance pursuant to Z.O. § 27-801.4.B to build a garage located at property owned by the Applicant and located in a Residential Zoning District at 4456 1st Terrace, Bangor, Lower Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Tax Map Reference No. H11-NW4-4-4. In addition, the Applicant seeks variances or other relief from the following sections of the Zoning Ordinance: § 27-801.4.B to allow a height addition. THIS IS A ZOOM MEETING. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES MAY ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE. GO TO THE LOWER MT BETHEL TOWNSHIP WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION HOW TO SIGN ON TO THE MEETING. WWW.LOWERMTBETHEL.ORG To access the LMBT ZHB meeting - May 20th, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. please register. Click HERE

If you do not have computer access, you may call into the meeting at 1-646-558-8656

Meeting ID: 833 0199 1634

Participants calling in to the meeting are automatically muted. Please review the agenda posted on the township website and if you have any questions, please email them to the township manager at jsmethers@lowermtbethel.org by 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions in advance of the meeting, please call the township office at 610-252-5074.



The Lower Mount Bethel Township Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. via online teleconference. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will utilize Zoom Meeting capabilities. Any and all interested parties are invited to join the meeting from a remote location without the necessity of being physically present in the meeting room. The telephone call-in/online information is posted below. Residents are encouraged to submit their questions for public comment to the township manager by May 18th at 4:00 p.m. via email at jsmethers@lowermtbethel.org. Please note the Welcome Center building will be closed.

To access the LMBT Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting - May 18th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. please register. Click HERE

If you do not have computer access, you may call into the meeting at 1-646-558-8656.

Meeting ID: 880-7812-8945

Participants calling in to the meeting are automatically muted. Please review the agenda posted on the township website and if you have any questions, please email them to the township manager at jsmethers@lowermtbethel.org by 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions in advance of the meeting, please call the township office at 610-252-5074.

Please click HERE to view the agenda.

On March 27, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 422, which rescheduled Pennsylvania’s primary election from April 28 to June 2 due to the COVID-19 emergency. Voters have the option to vote by mail-in ballot rather than going to their polling place on election day. Mail-in ballot applications will be accepted through Tuesday, May 26, 2020. If a voter has already applied for an absentee or mail-in ballot, they do NOT need to reapply. Please call the Northampton County Election Office at (610) 829-6260 if you have any questions or visit their website: Click HERE

Gov. Wolf has extended the Stay at Home order until June 4th. Under the order, residents may leave their residence only for the following reasons:

Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home

Getting necessary services or supplies for themselves, for their family or household members, or as part of volunteer efforts, or to deliver those services or supplies to others to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences

Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running (if they maintain social distancing)

To perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining business

To care for a family member or pet in another household

Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activities

Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons

Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services

Travel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdiction

Travel required by law enforcement or court order

Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealth

The Township Office is currently closed to the public until further notice. Documents may be dropped off through the mail slot at the front door. Forms and information are available on the township website. If you need to speak with an office employee, please call 610-252-5074.

Additional Township Information/Cancelations:

Until further notice, all township public meetings will be held via online conference utilizing Zoom. Login/call-in informatin will be posted on the township website, the municipal office front door and the Centerfield Building the day of the meeting. You may also contact the office at 610-252-5074 to obtain the information.

The township is not accepting rentals for the Centerfield Building or pavilions. Please note the township pavilions and playgrounds are NOT being sanitized due to the lack of availability of large quantities of cleaning supplies. In addition, the restrooms at the Welcome Center will be closed until further notice.

Pursuant to the Secretary of Health’s Order dated April 15, 2020, individuals are required to wear a mask while grocery shopping and in public places. This Order went into effect Sunday, April 19 at 8:00 p.m. Please click HERE for Universal Mask Guidance.

The LMBT/Sandts Eddy Fire Company is in need of the following supplies. If you are able to donate, please contact Jeff Larrison, Fire Chief, at 484-221-2416 to arrange for pick-up or drop-off. Thank you very much for your generous donations! Together we will get through this!

Hand Sanitizer

Clorox/Lysol wipes or spray

Anti-bacterial liquid hand soap

Bleach

Paper Products - toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, etc.

As you know cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are rapidly spreading throughout our area. It has been determined by the CDC that the virus can remain viable for hours to days on a variety of waste materials thrown out to be collected. With that said, Advanced Disposal Services will be requiring that all waste be bagged using 32 gallon trash bags in order to be collected. The commonly used 13 gallon trash bags are acceptable while placed in a container. Grocery bags with trash are the biggest problem and will not be accepted. These tend to break open easily and are a huge cause for wind-blown trash during high winds. Loose trash will be left at the curb and not picked up by our company. If residents are using containers, all trash must still be bagged in the container in order to be collected. Loose trash in containers will also not be collected. This process does NOT include recycling. Recycling must remain loose in containers. This process is for the protection of our employees as well as the residents of your municipalities in order to reduce the spread of the virus. Due to the late notification, we will continue to collect all trash that is curbside during the week of March 23 to March 27, 2020. Effective March 30th no loose trash will be accepted. We apologize for any inconvenience that this process will cause you and your residents but it is imperative that these steps be implemented immediately.

For information on COVID-19 coronavirus, please follow the updates at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Click HERE and the Pennsylvania Department of Health: Click HERE

Lower Mount Bethel Township has appointed Keystone Collections Group to serve as the Sanitation Assessment Tax Officer beginning in 2020. Keystone Collections Group mailed the sanitation assessments on February 15th. There are four options for making your payment:

• Online – The easiest and most convenient option. Pay online at www.KeystoneCollects.com using either the “Pay/File” tab or the “Taxpayer Resources” tab. Use a credit card or bank account to remit payment. Please refer to the due dates on your bill.

• Mail – Payment may be remitted by mail. Please include the bottom portion of your bill and select face or penalty. Payments sent by mail must be post-marked by the due date for the specific period. Pay the exact amount due and remit to:

Keystone Collections Group
PO Box 449
Irwin, PA 15642
724-978-0328

• In Person – Payment may be made in person at a Keystone branch office. Branch offices accept payment by check, money order and/or certified funds. Some branch offices do not accept cash payments. Please visit www.KeystoneCollects.com online for a list of branch offices.

• By Phone – Payment may be made by phone using credit card or bank account information by calling Keystone Collections Group toll free at 1-866-539-1100. Please have your account information available when calling.

Beginning Friday, March 20, 2020, Rasely Hill Road will be closed until futher notice. As part of the Northampton County P3 Bridge Project, Kriger Construction will be starting work in the area to replace the bridge.

Upper Mud Run Road will be one lane until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Requests for 2019-2020 Joint Archery Hunting Permit for Deer & Spring Turkey hunting on Martins Creek LLC and LMBT property ( hiking trail ) are being accepted. This is archery only. If you are interested please submit the following information: Name, Address, Phone #, PA State CID / Hunting License number to : Jodie.Raab@TalenEnergy.com 150 - 200 permits are anticipated to be issued.

Welcome To Lower Mount Bethel Township

Welcome to beautiful Lower Mount Bethel Township. The Township is located in northeastern Northampton County, Pennsylvania along the Delaware River in the Lehigh Valley. It is bounded on the south by Forks Township; on the west by a portion of Plainfield Township; to the northwest by Washington Township and to the north by Upper Mount Bethel Township. Lower Mount Bethel Township is part of Pennsylvania's Slate Belt and has a population of 3,101 per the 2010 Census.

Lower Mount Bethel Township has a total land area of 24.7 square miles and is relatively rural in character. The primary use of township land is agriculture, with animal husbandry, dairy and corn field crops being the most important. Residential is the second most important use of township lands.

Lower Mount Bethel Township is classified as a Township of the Second Class by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The local governing body consists of five elected members comprising the Board of Supervisors. The Township has an appointed Manager/Treasurer to oversee administrative activities. The Township provides road service, building and zoning inspections, park and recreation services and administrative services to the community.

The main office is located at 2004 Hutchison Avenue in Martins Creek.

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