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Public Notice: October Water & Sewer Billing to be delayed

11/08/2019: The October 2019 water and sewer utility bills will be delayed due to computer system upgrades. We expect to have the bills out as soon as the upgrades are completed. 

Public Notice – Offices Closed

The Township Offices will be closed Monday, November 11th, 2019 in observance of Veterans Day.

Public Notice – Road Work Notice **UPDATE 11/6/2019**

PAVING PROJECT – SUTER ROAD

Due to delays at the asphalt plant, the road paving project will be continuing into Thursday, November 7th.

The Upper Saucon Township Road Department will be paving Suter Road between Flint Hill Road and Passer Road. Work is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 6, 2019 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM.

This schedule is subject to change without notice, depending on the weather.

The nature of the project includes a “scratch coat”, followed by an overlay of the entire road surface on that section of road.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Public Notice: Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors

Notice is hereby provided pursuant to Section 604 of the Second Class Township Code, Section 709 of the Sunshine Act: Open Meetings Law and Section 916.1 of the Municipalities Planning Code, that the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Upper Saucon (“Supervisors”) will hold a Special Meeting on the 19th day of November, 2019, commencing at 6:30 p.m. at the Southern Lehigh Middle School Auditorium, 3715 Preston Lane, Center Valley, Pennsylvania. The purpose of the Special meeting is for the Supervisors to render its decision in the matter of the Kay Lehigh, LLC, Petition for Curative Amendment.

The property which is the subject of the Amendment is located on the eastern side of Route. 309, south of its intersection with Center Valley Parkway. The property is identified by the following PINs: 641570334543-1, 641469756846-1, 641479112072-1 and 641479326044-1; contains approximately 119.23 acres and is zoned part Industrial and part Commercial. The property also has an Age Qualified Community Overlay.

The Curative Amendment and supporting documents may be examined at the Upper Saucon Township municipal building located at 5500 Camp Meeting Road, Center Valley, Pennsylvania, during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition, pursuant to Section 610 of the MPC, 53 P.S. § 10610, attested copies of the proposed Amendment and supporting documents have been filed in the Lehigh County Department of Law (Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. 7th Street, Allentown, PA) and at The Morning Call newspaper.

UPPER SAUCON TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
DENNIS BENNER, CHAIRMAN

Pubic Notice: Zoning Hearing Board November Meeting is Cancelled

The regularly scheduled November meeting of the Upper Saucon Township Zoning Hearing Board is cancelled due to lack of appeals.  The next meeting is scheduled for December 2, 2019.  Please feel free to contact me if there are any questions regarding this cancellation.

Public Notice: Trick or Treat

Upper Saucon’s Trick or Treat Night will be Friday, October 25th, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

 

Rain Date is Saturday, October 26th, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

TrickorTreat

Public Notice: Curative Amendment Hearing on October 29 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE
CURATIVE AMENDMENT TO ZONING ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby provided pursuant to Sections 610 and 916.1 of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (“MPC”), 53 P.S. §§ 10610 and 10916.1, that the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Upper Saucon (“Supervisors”) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, commencing at 6:30 pm in the auditorium at the Southern Lehigh Middle School, 3715 Preston Lane, Center Valley, Pennsylvania. The purpose of the hearing will be to take testimony and receive evidence in connection with an application filed by Kay Lehigh, LLC (“Applicant”), claiming that the Upper Saucon Township Zoning Ordinance (“Ordinance”) is exclusionary, arbitrary and unduly restrictive and confiscatory as it relates to “warehousing” (“Application”). The specific Ordinance Section at issue is Sub-section 484.E.

Sub-section 484.E relates to “Truck or Motor Freight Terminals” and reads:

The subject property shall be located no closer than five
hundred feet (500’) from any (OSR, R-1, R-2, R-3 and AQC)
Zone and/or property containing a school, day-care facility,
park, playground, library, hospital, nursing, rest or retirement
home, or medical residential campus.

The property which is the subject of the Application is located on the eastern side of Route 309, south of its intersection with Center Valley Parkway. The property is identified by the following PINs: 641570334543-1, 641469756846-1, 641479112072-1 and 641479326044-1; contains approximately 119.23 acres and is zoned part Industrial and part Commercial. The property also has an Age Qualified Community Overlay.

Based upon its claim that the Ordinance is invalid, the Applicant has filed a curative amendment (“Amendment”) pursuant to Sections 609.1 and 916.1 of the MPC. The Amendment is titled:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
UPPER SAUCON TOWNSHIP, COUNTY OF LEHIGH,
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA TO AMEND THE
CODE OF ORDINANCES BY AMENDING THE TEXT OF THE
‘UPPER SAUCON TOWNSHIP ZONING ORDINANCE’ TO
REMOVE A CERTAIN IMPEDIMENT TO LOCATING TRUCK
OR MOTOR FREIGHT TERMINALS IN THE TOWNSHIP

The Amendment proposes to eliminate Sub-section 484.E in its entirety.

The Amendment and supporting documents may be examined at the Upper Saucon Township municipal building located at 5500 Camp Meeting Road, Center Valley, Pennsylvania, during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition, pursuant to Section 610 of the MPC, 53 P.S. § 10610, attested copies of the proposed Amendment and supporting documents have been filed in the Lehigh County Department of Law (Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. 7th Street, Allentown, PA) and at The Morning Call newspaper.

UPPER SAUCON TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
DENNIS BENNER, CHAIRMAN

Chestnut Hill Road Closure

Road Closure Notice – Chestnut Hill Road

Upper Saucon Township has contracted with Barwis Construction to perform road repairs and road construction on Chestnut Hill Road from West Hopewell Road to Lori Court. During the construction Chestnut Hill Road will be closed DAILY, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 7AM and 5PM starting on Monday, October 14 and ending on or about Monday November 4.

Please keep in mind the road closure could last longer than anticipated due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather and equipment breakdowns.  During the closure, all traffic will be directed to follow posted detour routes utilizing Blue Church Road and Limeport Pike.

Residents will be able to come and go from their homes during construction but should be aware that they may need to wait for workers to move equipment out of the way.   

 A plan showing the detour route is available on the Township website.   

Motorists should anticipate delays, especially during peak travel times, and use caution driving through the area.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Township Office at 610-282-1171 ext. 1222

Public Notice – Emergency Services Committee

The Emergency Services Committee of the Upper Saucon Township Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm in the Township Municipal Building, 5500 Camp Meeting Road, Center Valley, PA.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the need for placing greater restrictions on the use of fireworks within the Township.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

Upper Saucon Township

Thomas F. Beil, Township Manager

Public Notice – Planning Commission Meeting is Cancelled

Notice is hereby given that the regular meeting of the Upper Saucon Township Planning Commission originally scheduled for Tuesday October 01, 2019 at 6:30 PM HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

UPPER SAUCON TOWNSHIP
PLANNING COMMISSION
Samantha Ciotti Falcone, Chairperson