Lower Mount Bethel Township
2004 Hutchison Avenue / Martins Creek, Pa 18063 / 610-252-5074
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Gov. Wolf has issued a Stay at Home order for Northampton County effective 8:00 p.m. March 25th. This order extends until April 6th. 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 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 arranage 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.

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, the Township Office will be closed to the public; in-person contact will cease until further notice.

The foyer area is open as a self-assist station; documents may be dropped off and forms and information are available for pick-up. If you need to speak with an office employee, please call 610-252-5074. Thank you.

Additional Township Information/Cancelations:

All township meetings are canceled for the month of March.

The township is currently not accepting rentals for the Centerfield Building or pavilions.

The LMBT/Sandt's Eddy Vol. Fire Company Egg Hunt has been postponed until further notice.

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 Thursday, March 12, 2020, PENNDOT will be closing Main Street between the hours of 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Work closures are expected to continue on Friday, March 13th, as well as the following week, March 16th through the 20th.

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.

The Board of Supervisors is currently accepting letters of interest to fill the vacant position of Elected Auditor. If you are interested in being consider for the position, 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. Letters will be accepted until Monday, March 16th.

The Board of Supervisors is currently accepting letters of interest to fill the vacant positions of Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) and Deputy EMC. If you are interested in being consider for either position, 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. Please submit your letter of interest by Monday, March 16th.

Lower Mt. Bethel's vision now a network of riverside trails. Click HERE

Four new miles of Slate Belt trails are open to the public. Click HERE

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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