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Lower Mount Bethel Township is a second class Township of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is governed by the Second Class Township Code.
The office will be closed this Friday, April 14th for Good Friday
REMINDER - 2017 SANITATION
In order to avoid any late fees, please have your 2017 sanitation payment paid/postmarked by April 17th. - Thank you
Richmond Road Bridge Closure
Richmond Rd bridge will be closed until the end of July - detour route from Martins Creek-Belvidere Hwy and/or Rt. 611 will be Mt. Pleasant Rd.
CHECK OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND TOWN
Check out the Community page to view upcoming events that are happening in the area by clicking here
Also check out the 2016 Fall LMBT Newsletter on the Community page - it's filled with important dates and events happening throughout our township
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIROMENTAL PROECTION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2016
DEP Finds Record Radon Level in Home, Encourages All Pennsylvania Residents to Test for This Radioactive Gas
Wilkes-Barre, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has detected a new record-high level of radon and is once again encouraging state residents to test their homes for this radioactive gas, a leading cause of lung cancer.
In October, a home in southern Lehigh County showed a radon level of 6,176 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), the highest recorded in the state. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set an action level for radon concentration in homes at 4 pCi/L. Homes testing above this level should have a radon reduction system installed.
"We encourage people to buy a radon home test kit and take the steps necessary to protect themselves and their families," said DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell. "Fall and winter are an ideal time to test, because the gas becomes trapped inside when doors and windows are closed."
Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally through the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks. It can enter a home through cracks in the foundation or other openings.
The National Toxicology Program, comprising the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Food and Drug Administration, classifies radon as a known human carcinogen. Scientists estimate that about 20,000 lung cancer deaths yearly are related to radon. It's the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and second leading cause in smokers.
Because of its geology, Pennsylvania is prone to high radon levels. Radon has been detected in all 67 counties, and about 40 percent of homes in the state have levels above EPA's action level. In 2014, a number of homes in the southern Lehigh County area were found to have radon levels over 1,000 pCi/L. That area is near the Reading Prong, a geological section of granite rock that historically has generated high levels of radon.
Testing is the only way to know if a home, school, workplace or other structure has elevated levels of radon. An easy home test kit can be purchased at hardware or home improvement stores for about $20 to $30. People may also hire a state-certified testing company.
If a level above 4 pCi/L is found, a radon mitigation, or reduction, system should be installed. This is essentially a pipe with a fan to suction the gas from the ground and discharge it above the roofline, where the radon is dispersed. DEP recommends that home builders install radon reduction systems during construction.
DEP certifies all radon testers, mitigators and laboratories doing business in the state, to ensure reliable results.
For more information, including information on interpreting radon test results and finding a Pennsylvania-certified radon contractor, visit the DEP Radon Division web site or call 800-23-RADON (800-237-2366).
PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE
COMMUNITY AWARENESS BULLETIN
The attached Community Awareness Bulletin is provided to the public as part of an increased effort by the Pennsylvania State Police to share important information concerning the safety and security of the citizens we serve. These bulletins will be disseminated as necessary, and will contain information regarding emerging crime trends and safety issues that could impact our communities. The Pennsylvania State Police remains committed to working hand-in-hand with the public to reduce crime and improve the overall quality of life in our communities.
Please consider visiting our public website at www.psp.pa.gov for additional information you might find useful.
Captain Brian S. Tobin
Pennsylvania State Police
Troop M, Bethlehem
To View the Community Awareness Bulletin on "Recent Threats to Pennsylvania Schools" click here
SLATE BELT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Special thanks to Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation for listening to the Slate Belt Chamber and our request to have our own marketing piece.
We are happy to present the following link featuring our Slate Belt region. Log on and check it out http://www.selectslatebelt.com
During the video you will see and learn information that is such an asset for incoming businesses that are looking to either relocate their business or start one.
If you know of anyone starting or expanding a business lead them to the Chamber first. We partner with many organizations to feature our area. Remember the 4 A's while promoting our region, Affordable, Accessible, Accommodating and Authentic
LOWER MOUNT BETHEL TOWNSHIP NOW HAS A FACEBOOK
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The Pennsylvania State Police has issued a "Commuunity Awareness Bulletin" for the following phone scam
LEGAL PUBLIC NOTICE
The Lower Mount Bethel Township Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for the following appointments for 2017:
(1) Zoning Hearing Board - Five year term
(2) Zoning Hearing Board Alternates - Five year term
(1) Planning Commission - Four year term
(1) Vacancy Board - One year term
(1) Environmental Adivsory Council - Three year term
(1) Open Space Committee - Five year term
(2) Recreation Board - Five year term
All interested parties may submit a letter of interest and a resume to the Lower Mount Bethel Township Office by:
Mail - PO Box 257, Martins Creek, PA 18063
Fax - (610) 253-8971
2011 FEMA Preliminary Flood Zones
FEMA has revised the Flood Zones for Lower Mount Bethel Township. Residents may download a copy of the preliminary map:
2011 FEMA Preliminary Flood Zones
A larger version of the map is available at the
Township Office for review.
Township Office Building