Lower Mount Bethel Township
2004 Hutchison Avenue / Martins Creek, Pa 18063 / 610-252-5074
Lower Mt Bethel
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The Lower Mount Bethel Township Board of Supervisors Workshop meeting scheduled for Monday, October 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. is cancelled due to lack of township business.

The Lower Mount Bethel Township Planning Commission will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in-person at Centerfield.

Please click HERE to view the agenda.

The Lower Mount Bethel Township Board Zoning Hearing Board will hold a Public Hearings on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in-person at the Centerfield School - 6984 S. Delaware Dr. Martins Creek, PA 18063.

Application to be heard: Consideration of the Application of Mike Kaplin Trucking Inc. for an Enforcement Notice Appeal or in the alternative Applicant seeks zoning relief, such as a variance pursuant to Z.O. § 27-607 which sets forth uses permitted in the Conservation Zoning District. The property owned by the Applicant is located in the Conservation Zoning District at 7997 Lower S. Main Street, Bangor (Lower Mount Bethel Township), Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Tax Map Reference No. G10-1-3-0117. In addition, the Applicant seeks other relief from section § 27-805 which is a continuation of a prior non-conforming use.

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Trick or Treat will be held on Sunday, October 31st from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Happy Halloween!

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LMBT Sandt's Eddy 4th Annual Car-Truck & Tractor Show, will be held on Saturday, October 24th (raindate October 30th). Please visit the LMBT Sandt's Eddy Fire Department Facebook page for further information.

Requests for the 2021-2022 Fall Archery Season Deer Hunting and the Spring Gobbler Hunting Permits on LMBT property are now being accepted at the township municipal office. This is archery only and is only open to Lower Mount Bethel Township residents.

The PA Game Commission website shows the Area 5c season as noted.

DEER, ARCHERY ONLY (Antlered and Antlerless) WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D: Sept. 18 to Nov. 13; Sunday, Nov. 14; Nov. 15-20, Sunday, Nov. 21; Nov. 22-26 and Dec. 27 to Jan. 29, 2022. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license. One antlered deer per hunting license year.

SPRING GOBBLER, ARCHERY ONLY (Bearded bird only): April 30 to May 31, 2022.

SPRING GOBBLER, ARCHERY ONLY (Bearded bird only): Special season for eligible junior hunters, with required license, and mentored hunters 16 and under – April 23, 2022. Only 1 spring gobbler may be taken during this hunt. Hunting hours end at noon.

If you are interested in obtaining a permit, please contact Melissa Mastrogiovanni at the municipal office at 610-252-5074 or by email: mmastrogiovanni@lowermtbethel.org.

This year, the Recreation Board will be holding a bake sale at the Lower Mt. Bethel Sandt's Eddy Fire Company's 4th Annual 2021 Car, Truck & Tractor Show being held on Sunday, October 24th (raindate Saturday, October 30th). ALL proceeds will go to the fire department.

Anyone who would like to share something for this event, please contact Melissa at the Township office, 610-252-5074. 

Beginning Monday, September 13, 2021, County Bridge 195 on Little Creek Road will be closed. The bridge replacement is expected to take approximately two months to complete. This bridge is being replaced under the Northampton County P3 Bridge Project.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to respond to an oil discharge into Martins Creek, in the Borough of Bangor. Oil is entering the creek from a storm sewer outfall, from a crack in the sewer on 8th Street. The source of the spill is not presently known.

For additional information on the oil spill, site cleanup activities and upcoming work, please click HERE.
CodeRED
The Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce that LMBT now offers the CodeRED Emergency Notification System. CodeRED is a FREE emergency notification service available to all residents and businesses. The system will notify you of emergency information through phone calls, text messages, social media and the CodeRED Mobile Alert App.

The system will be used to keep you informed of local events that may immediately impact your safety, such as COVID-19 updates, evacuations, snow emergencies or a shelter-in-place. It can also notify you of upcoming coming community events and information, such as Community Days or lost pets.

As a resident or business in Lower Mount Bethel Township, the Board of Supervisors encourage you to register for this FREE service. To enroll online, Click HERE.

To register for the CodeRED Mobile Alert App, Click HERE.

You may also enroll using your smartphone by texting "LMBT" to 99411.

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Northampton County Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site

Northampton County and LHH-CHB collaborated to open a COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Site located at the Coordinated Health Facility, 3100 Emrick Blvd. Bethlehem, PA 18020. The testing site is located to the rear of the building. A Physician’s order is not required and individuals do not need to have symptoms to get a test. The drive-through site is open to everyone, but only residents of Northampton County will have the cost of testing covered by the County if they do not have health coverage. All testing will be through HNL Lab Medicine unless insurance requires an alternate laboratory. Participants should bring a photo ID and their insurance card, if they have one, with them to the testing site.

Hours of Operation:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday…………10:00am – 2:00pm Tuesday/Thursday……………………………3:00pm – 6:00pm Saturday/Sunday………………………………CLOSED

Some additional testing sites are listed below. Please be sure to contact the testing provider prior to testing to determine if there is a fee for the testing/service, if a referral from your primary care doctor is required and/or if you need an appointment.

Advanced Lab Solutions, LLC, (610) 438-0919

Patient First - Easton, (610) 991-3136

Rite Aid Pharmacy - Easton,  (610) 252-7405

St. Luke's Care Now - Forks,  (484) 503-6470

CVS Pharmacy - Easton, (610) 250-3651

LVHN ExpressCARE - Bethlehem Township, (610) 868-0609

15 Minute Results - Allentown, (610) 663-2725

St. Joseph Pharmacy Inc - Phillipsburg, NJ,  (908) 454-0777

Additional testing sites may be found at the Pennsylvania Department of Health website at Click HERE or by calling 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).



For information regarding Quarantine and Isolation, please click HERE.



The Department of Community and Economic Development, Emergency Management Services and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Coordinated Health Allentown Hospital (LVH-CHA) offer vaccinations at the COVID-19 drive-through testing site at 3100 Emrick Boulevard, Bethlehem Township. Vaccinations are by appointment only and only for Northampton County residents. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available to residents age eighteen and older. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single dose. Those receiving the Moderna vaccine will require a second dose three weeks after the first shot.

To make an appointment for a vaccine at the COVID-19 testing site use one of the following options:

1. Schedule at the LVHN website at LVHN.org/appointment.

2. Schedule on the MyLVHN patient portal, at MyLVHN.org.

3. Call 833-584-6283 (833-LVHN-CVD). The COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.



Please click HERE for the latest information from Governor Wolf regarding new COVID-19 Mitigation Updates and Efforts to protect residents of the Commonwealth.

For general 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

Effective June 1, 2021, Lower Mount Bethel Township will be resuming normal operations per orders from Governor Wolf. All township facilities area open including the township office, Centerfield Building, Welcome Center, Welcome Center restrooms and all parks. In addition, all township meetings will resume in-person. The township is also accepting reservations for the Centerfield Building (lower level and gym) and the pavilions.

Documents may still 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, if you prefer.

Building permit applications and other important forms are also 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. Cash will NOT be accepted. If you would like a receipt mailed/emailed to you, please indicate your request with your payment. Street Light payments may also be completed online via Xpress Bill Pay. Please click HERE to make a payment online.

If you have not received your bill, please contact Keystone Collections Group at 1-866-539-1100 and select prompt 3.

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

• 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.

Please see the attached community bulletin from the Pennsylvania State Police in reference to vaccine scams. Please click HERE

At the Monday, July 13, 2020 Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board of Supervisors passed Resolution 2020-10 establishing the Delaware River Valley Scenic Byway Advisory Committee. The purpose of this committee is to implement the strategies stated in the Corridor Management Plan to preserve, protect and promote the intrinsic qualities of the Byway. The Township is currently accepting letters of interest to fill the 3 vacant positions of the Advisory Committee. If you are interested in being consider for one of the positions, please submit your letter of interest to Jennifer Smethers, Township Manager, at jsmethers@lowermtbethel.org or by mail to LMBT, PO Box 257, Martins Creek, PA 18063.

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.

CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment

CodeRED is a FREE emergency notification service available to all residents and businesses. The system will notify you of emergency information through phone calls, text messages, social media and the CodeRED Mobile Alert App. The system will be used to keep you informed of local events that may immediately impact your safety, such as COVID-19 updates, evacuations, snow emergencies or a shelter-in-place. It can also notify you of upcoming coming community events and information, such as Community Days or lost pets.

Please Click HERE to enroll in CodeRed or text LMBT to 99411.

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