Lower Mount Bethel Township
2004 Hutchison Avenue / Martins Creek, Pa 18063 / 610-252-5074
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Residents and township businesses are encouraged to reported any property damage that resulted from the storm to the township by noon Friday, August 7th. A report will be sent to Northampton County who will in turn submit the information to PEMA. This will help to determinie if a FEMA disaster declaration will be approved.

Information that is needed is:

• Name or residence / name of business

• Address of residence / business

• Correct contact name and phone number for resident or business owner

• What was damaged (photos whenever possible)

• For private residence damages - how high the water was within the home at the time of flooding. Also were electrical outlets affected? Were furnaces / AC units under water? Other damages?

Please email the above information to jsmethers@lowermtbethel.org. If you have any questions, please call the township office at 610-252-5074.
Requests for the 2020-2021 Fall Archery Season Deer Hunting and the Spring Gobbler Hunting Permits on Martins Creek LLC and the LMBT property are now being accepted. This is archery only.

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

DEER, ARCHERY (Antlered and Antlerless) WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D: September 19, 2020 - January 23, 2021. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license. One antlered deer per hunting license year.

Spring Gobbler, Archery only: May 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021

Special Youth Season: April 24, 2021

If you are interested in obtaining a permit, please email your name, address, phone number and PA State CID/Hunting License Number to Gloria.Cordero@TalenEnergy.com. Only 200 permits are anticipated to be issued.

An email will be sent when permits are issued. The email will inlcude updated bylaws and new maps. If you have an email change during the season, please notify Gloria Cordero as soon as possible.
Effective Thursday, July 16, 2020, the following new restrictions are in effect in Pennsylvania:

Nightclubs will be shut down and bars will be closed unless they also offer dine-in meals. Bars and restaurants will be limited to 25% capacity.

Indoor events and gatherings of more than 25 people will be prohibited, as well as outdoor gatherings of more than 250.

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

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 5 new 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.

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.

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.

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

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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