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Lowhill Township News

The DEP will be holding two virtual hearings for the CRG/Betz Court Warehouse and the Core5/Kernsville Road Warehouse. To be included in these hearings on December 11, 2023, please click on the link and follow the instructions. https://paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com/2023/11/dep-sets-2nd-hearings-dec-11-on-npdes.html?m=1&fbclid=IwAR2GRVX9zjcBPoBJwMpe6K1yWb_Y6j9eWh7y43Yl521EfsEZAhMo-nC0zZ0_aem_ASxG8na5bmKRIk0g72v85tZKapFRCNTDZ45FUyRXnqTT6LML4OnPxJVZbsHHhRBG8lU

Sunday December 3 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Tree Lighting at 6:30 pm. Ontelaunee Park 7344 Kings Highway, New Tripoli. Featuring Live Reindeer, Ice Carving, Live Music and Performances, Hot Chocolate & Hot Cider, Food Vendors, Craft & Business Vendors, Holiday Activities, Visits with Ana, Elsa & Olaf from Frozen, Free Photos with Santa!!!!

This memorandum serves to formally notify all municipalities, counties, school districts, legislative districts, and municipal authorities within Lehigh and Northampton Counties that the Draft Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the Lehigh Valley is reopened for public comment from October 25 through November 8, to be in compliance with federal requirements. The documents for the Draft LRTP are available for review at: • www.lvpc.org/transportation-plans • LVPC Office – 961 Marcon Blvd, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18109 • LANTA Office – 1060 Lehigh St, Allentown, PA 18103 • PennDOT District 5-0 Office – 1002 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101 • Allentown Public Library – 1210 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18102 • Bethlehem Area Public Library – 11 W Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018 • Easton Area Public Library – 515 Church St, Easton, PA 18042 The LVTS will host a public meeting to solicit public comments on the Draft LRTP on November 8 at noon. The meeting can be accessed virtually at www.tinyurl.com/LRTP1023 In addition to verbal participation in the public meeting, public comments may be submitted by: • Email: planning@lvpc.org • Phone: 610-264-4544 • Comment Box: www.lvpc.org/transportation-plans • Mail: Lehigh Valley Transportation Study, c/o Hannah Milagio, 961 Marcon Blvd, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18109 o Comments sent by mail must be received by November 8 to be considered. Please send all correspondence related to the LRTP and the LRTP Public Comment period, including requests for accommodations regarding the LRTP documents or public meeting, to hmilagio@lvpc.org or by phone at 610-264-4544.

If you would like to view the Northern Lehigh Multi Municipal Comprehensive Plan, you can do so by viewing the website https://plannl.org/

The Lowhill Township Board of Supervisors are looking for a Planning Commission Alternate. Please contact the secretary at jseymour@lowhilltwp.org if you are interested.

Important Notice Regarding Open Burning In The Township

Spring is brush fire season in our region. Area fields are full of dry crop residue, wooded areas are covered in dry leaves and yards haven't turned green yet. The mixture of low humidity, high winds and plenty of available items on the ground to burn can make for a very dangerous situation. The Township monitors weather conditions daily and may place a temporary restriction on burning until conditions improve. Please be aware that while Spring is historically the most common time of year for burn bans, they can be enacted at any time as a result of drought or other weather related events.

Burn bans are enacted every time a Fire Danger Weather Related Warning is issued for our area by the National Weather Service. These notices include the following:

-Fire Weather Watch
-Enhanced Threats for Fire Spread
-Red Flag Warnings

Burn bans apply to all open fires! For more information regarding regulations for burning including acceptable items to burn, hours of burning, setbacks, etc. please review the Township's Burn Ordinance. Ways that you can find out if a burn ban is in effect:

-Contact the Lehigh County 911 Center, Non-emergency # 610-437-5252

(Note: Per Twp. Ord. All open burns must be reported to the County 911 Center via this #)

-Contact the Township office at 610-298-2641 during normal business hours

-Sign-up for weather alerts from the National Weather Service. If an alert is issued related to fire weather in our Township then open burning is prohibited during the times specified in the alert.

Lowhill Township is in need of one auditor (must be available January through March during business hours), 2 planning commission alternates. E mail jseymour@lowhilltwp.org for more information.

The Lowhill Township Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm. All meetings will be held at the Municipal Building, unless otherwise advertised.

For important information on Spotted Lantern Fly & Ticks, please click HERE.

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Welcome To Lowhill Township

Lowhill Township is located in Lehigh County, PA with a population of 2,173 at the 2010 census. We are a suburb of Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the PA. It is drained by the Jordan Creek into the Lehigh River. Its villages include Claussville, Leather Corner Post, New Tripoli, Lyon Valley, and Weidasville. Route 100 crosses it from north to south.

Lowhill Township was established on the 18th day of December, 1753 in the Quarter Sessions Court of Northampton County. Lowhill Township was originally part of the territory that William Penn's sons purchased from the Lenni-Lenape tribe during the infamous Walking Purchase of 1737. Although Lowhill was initially designated part of Northampton County, the township was transferred over when Lehigh County was created in 1812.

A picturesque farming community replete with rolling hills and mineral-rich soil, the land was primarily settled by German immigrants who came to the area during the early part of the 18th Century. As a result, the German dialect known as Pennsylvania Dutch was the primary language of the area for nearly two hundred years, and was often taught in the one-room schoolhouses that operated in the area until the mid-1950s [read more].

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