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Concerts in the Park
Upper Saucon Township Park & Recreation Commission is pleased to announce the return of Concerts in the Park. The concerts will take place at 7:00 PM on at the pavilion in the Upper Saucon Township Community Park at the dates listed below:
This year, the Park & Recreation Commission is working with Listen Live Music to feature local musicians for the concerts. Listen Live promotes public awareness and appreciation of acoustic performers. Please see our flyer.
Spraying at Township Park
Upper Saucon Township will be spraying an herbicide/pesticide at the Community Park on June 19. Due to the nature of this application, the park and playing fields will be closed to users between the hours of 6:00 AM and 3:30 PM.
The spraying is weather-dependent, and dates are subject to change. For more information, please contact the Township Office.
The Appointments Review Committee of the Upper Saucon Township Board of Supervisors will meet on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm and Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm in the Township Municipal Building, 5500 Camp Meeting Road, Center Valley, PA. The purpose of the meetings will be to interview residents interested in serving on the Southern Lehigh Public Library Board of Directors. Following the interviews, the Committee will recommend candidates for appointment by the Board of Supervisors to fill upcoming vacancies on the Library Board of Directors.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
Upper Saucon Township
Thomas F. Beil, Township Manager
Notice is hereby given that the regular meeting of the Upper Saucon Township Board of Supervisors originally scheduled for Monday, June 24, 2013 at 6:30 PM has been cancelled.
UPPER SAUCON TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Stephen Wagner, Chairman
Notice is hereby given that the regular public meeting of the Zoning Hearing Board of Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, is scheduled at the Municipal Building located at 5500 Camp Meeting Road, Center Valley, PA on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. for the purpose of hearing the following appeals:
APPEAL NO. 2013-07 - Marco & Aura Orellana (owners/applicants), 4457 Spring Drive, Center Valley, PA 18034. The property identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 641465587996 1, also known as 4457 Spring Drive, Center Valley, PA 18034 is approximately 0.29 acres in size and is located in the Suburban Residential (R-2) Zone. The applicant seeks a variance from Section 212.H (as amended by Ordinance 141-A) to permit the construction of an addition to an existing single family dwelling with a side yard setback of six feet (6') where the minimum required setback is fifteen feet (15').
APPEAL NO. 2013-08 - David & Noel Adams (owners), 1439 Weyhill Crescent Drive, Bethlehem, PA and Malcolm Briggs (Applicant), 1777 Wildberry Road, Bethlehem, PA 18015. The property identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 643505015849 1, also known as 1439 Weyhill Crescent Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015 is approximately 1.06 acres in size and is located in the Open Space Residential (OSR) Zone. The applicant seeks Special Exception approval as permitted in Section 703 to permit the construction of an addition to an existing single family dwelling by reducing a non-conforming side yard setback to thirteen feet (13') where the minimum required set back is twenty-five feet (25') and to permit the non-conforming impervious coverage of the lot to be increased to twenty-two percent (22%) where the maximum permitted impervious coverage is ten percent (10%). In the alternative, the applicant seeks a dimensional variance(s) to permit the proposed residential addition.
APPEAL NO. 2013-09 - Richard & Lori Volpe (owners/applicants) 1900 Black River Road, Bethlehem, PA 18015. The property identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 641692052364 1, also known as 1900 Black River Road, Bethlehem, PA 18015 is approximately 5.00 acres in size and is located in the South Mountain Conservation (SMC) Zone. The applicant seeks a variance from Section 200.E (as amended by Ordinance 141-A) to permit the construction of an addition to an existing single family dwelling with a proposed front yard setback of fifteen to twenty feet (15'-20') where the minimum required set back is fifty feet (50').
For more information on these appeals, please see the full announcement here.
UPPER SAUCON TOWNSHIP
ZONING HEARING BOARD
Michael DePaolis, Chairman
50 Years of SLPL
The Southern Lehigh Public Library is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a party! Help us celebrate the big 5-0 at the Southern Lehigh Public Library
located at 3200 Preston Lane in Center Valley.
And this won't just be another 50th anniversary - we want to celebrate the next 50 years as we transition into a Community Center serving the Southern Lehigh communities of Coopersburg, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township and Lower Milford.
What is a Community Center? We plan to ask you, the Community, which programs and events you want to see. So come on out and tell us what types of programs would be really cool and awesome - it will be the people's choice! The Big 50 will be held August 24, from 12 Noon to 3:00.
- Fun for all ages
- Library Card Drive
This will be a great time for family, friends and neighbors to come out and celebrate 50 wonderful years - and the next 50 - as the library continues to evolve around today's continuing educational and social needs.
For more information please feel free to contact Lynnette Saeger, Librarian, at 610-282-8825.
Tax Bills Mailed Out
The 2013 Upper Saucon Township real estate tax bills are mailed out the first week of April. A two percent (2%) discount is granted to taxpayers who pay their tax bills by May 31. The base tax amount is due from June 1 to July 31. After July 31, a ten percent (10%) penalty is in effect.
The Tax Collector holds office hours to allow residents to pay their tax bills in person. Those hours are listed on this page, as well as the Community Calendar. However, you also have the option of mailing your tax bills to:
Upper Saucon Township Tax Collector
P.O. Box 337
Center Valley, PA 18034
If you are a property owner in Upper Saucon Township and did not receive a tax bill, please contact Tax Collector Deborah Herstine at 610-797-2282.
Phase II of Saucon Rail Trail to Move Forward in 2013
By the end of 2013, trail users will be able to enjoy a new section of the Saucon Rail Trail. Upper Saucon Township will construct Phase II of the Saucon Rail Trail, completing the
2-mile section of trail between the Upper Saucon Township Community Park on Preston Lane and Southern Lehigh Living Memorial Park in Coopersburg Borough.
Phase II will be a further extension of the existing 5-mile trail constructed in 2011 as part of Phase I. When Phase II is completed, the Saucon Rail Trail will stretch 7 miles from Hellertown Borough to Coopersburg Borough, through Lower Saucon Township and Upper Saucon Township. The Saucon Rail Trail receives heavy use, and is enjoyed by walkers, runners, and bikers of all ages.
Phase II became a reality when Upper Saucon Township received grant funds from both the Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources (DCNR) and Lehigh County. The Lehigh County Green Futures Fund awarded $232,000 to the Township to complete the remaining 2-mile section of the Saucon Rail Trail from the Upper Saucon Township Community Park to Southern Lehigh Living Memorial Park. The grant from DCNR for $32,500 will cover improvements to the trails at the Upper Saucon Township Community Park in order to link Phases I and II together.
Upper Saucon Township is extremely grateful to the Lehigh County Commissioners and DCNR for these grant funds, and thanks all those who voiced their support of the grant applications. Investing in local recreation projects is a great benefit to residents in the region, as it promotes healthy lifestyles and a safe and convenient way for walkers, runners, and bikers to visit local destinations. We hope to see you on the Trail.
ROAD WORK - Limeport Pike Water Line Replacement
The water main installation is complete on Limeport Pike. Final restoration of the roadway will be on or shortly after July 15, 2013.
Thank you for your patience during this project.
02.21.2013, updated 04.17.2013
PPL Vegetation Management
Recently, PPL has embarked on a vegetation management project along high-voltage transmission lines in the area. They have reached out to local municipalities in an effort to provide information to residents regarding the project. Below are some of PPL's reasons for doing this work:
- It is critical that we maintain the reliability of our electric transmission system.
- PPL Electric Utilities is required to meet federal reliability standards on certain high-voltage lines.
- Transmission vegetation management work is required so we can keep the lights on for homes and businesses throughout the region.
- We understand this work can cause concern for some individual landowners, and we are sensitive to that. Our first priority has to be reliable electric service for millions of people in this region. We are always willing to meet with property owners to hear their concerns and discuss the work we need to do to keep our lines safe and reliable.
- Our increased vegetation management activity is already paying dividends for customers in terms of maintaining a reliable electric system.
- We take very seriously our obligation to keep our part of the nation's power grid reliable.
For more information on this project, you may view this document, or visit PPL's website.
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Positions Are Now Available on a Number of Township Boards & Commissions.
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