Lower Mount Bethel Township
2004 Hutchison Avenue / Martins Creek, Pa 18063 / 610-252-5074
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The Lower Mount Bethel Township Board of Supervisors will hold a regular public meeting on Monday, July 13, 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 July 13th at 4:00 p.m. via email at jsmethers@lowermtbethel.org. Please note the Centerfield Building will be closed.

To access the LMBT Board of Supervisors Meeting - July 13, 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: 839 6490 2825 Password: 799574

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.

The Lower Mount Bethel Township EAC meeting scheduled for Monday, July 13, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. is cancelled.

Northampton County is now in the green phase of reopening Pennsylvania. In the green phase, the following social restrictions are in effect in Northampton County:

Large gatherings of more than 250 prohibited

Masks are required when entering all businesses. Also, masks are required outside if you cannot maintain 6 feet social distancing.

Restaurants and bars are open at 50% occupancy.

Personal care services (including hair salons and barbershops) open at 50% occupancy and by appointment only.

Indoor recreation, health and wellness facilities and personal care services (such as gyms and spas) are open at 50% occupancy with appointments strongly encouraged.

All entertainment (such as casinos, theaters and shopping malls) open at 50% occupancy.

For additional information on the process to reopen Pennsylvania, please visit https://www.governor.pa.gov/process-to-reopen-pennsylvania/

The Township office is open with social distancing measures in place. If you need to meet in-person with the zoning officer or staff, please call to schedule an appointment. Masks are required to enter the building.

Non-essential business services:

Documents may be dropped off either through the mail slot at the front door or placed on the lower level shelf of the service table in the municipal office foyer area.

Building permit applications and other important forms are available for download on the township website click HERE and are available in the self-service area in the municipal office foyer.

Street light payments may be dropped off through the mail slot at the front door or placed in the drop-box in the municipal office foyer. No in-person payments will be accepted. Cash will NOT be accepted for the safety of the staff. If you would like a receipt mailed/emailed to you, please indicate your request with your payment.

Additional Township Information:

Until further notice, all township public meetings will be held via online conference utilizing Zoom. Login/call-in information 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.

Pavilion rentals are now being accepted with a maximum occupancy of 100 persons. 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.

The township walking/hiking trails remain open. Please practice social distancing and follow all posted park rules.

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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