Lower Mount Bethel Township
2004 Hutchison Avenue / Martins Creek, Pa 18063 / 610-252-5074
Lower Mt Bethel
Lower Mt Bethel
Lower Mt Bethel
Lower Mt Bethel
Lower Mt Bethel
Lower Mt Bethel
Lower Mt Bethel
Lower Mt Bethel
Lower Mt Bethel
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The Lower Mount Bethel Township Board of Supervisors will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in-person at Centerfield.

Please click HERE to view the agenda.

Lower Mount Bethel Township is utilizing Xpress Bill Pay for online Street Light Tax payments . Please click HERE to make a payment online.

Reminder: Street Light Tax payments are due by June 14, 2022.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 5 announced today work will begin Monday, May 9 to replace the Martins Creek Belvidere Highway culvert over a tributary to Oughoughton Creek in Lower Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County.

To read more, please click HERE.

Beginning Wednesday, April 6, 2022, County Bridge 41 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.

Requests for the 2021-2022 Fall Archery Season Deer Hunting and the Spring Gobbler Hunting Permits have all been issued thru Talen and will not be issuing any additional permits for the season. We will be announcing additional permits for the 2022/2023 season in the near future.

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.

The Third Street Alliance, utilizing funding from Northampton County, may be able to help you pay your utility bills such as electric, heating, sanitation, etc. Please click HERE for additional information or contact Cattima Millsap, Ed. at 610-438-1244.

The Board of Supervisors is currently accepting letters of interest to fill a vacant position on the Environmental Advisory Council (EAC). If you are interested in being considered 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.

Slate Belt Road closed indefinitely due to falling rock the ‘size of a small car’. Please Click HERE to continue reading.

Every home in the United States is eligible to receive four free COVID test kits from the federal government. Order yours now, so you'll have them when you need them.

Please Click HERE to order FREE test kits.

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.

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.

CodeRED


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.

CodeRED

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