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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2022 AT 6 PM – 8 PM

 

RAIN DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 AT 6 PM – 8 PM

Paper Shredding Event

Upper Saucon Township has partnered with Representative Milou Mackenzie to host a paper shredding event at Hopewell Park on Saturday, October 15 from 10am to noon.

Saucon Rail Trail Closure – Landis Mill Road Crossing – October 6 & 7

09/29/2022: A private contractor will be using a crane to remove several large trees along the Saucon Rail Trail in the vicinity of the Landis Mill Road crossing. For trail user safety reasons, the Rail Trail WILL BE CLOSED in the segment between Landis Mill Rd and Washington Lane to pedestrians and bicyclists during this time.  The closure will be from approximately 8am to 4pm on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7, 2022.

Please avoid the area. 

CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK

CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK, September 18-24, 2022 highlights the importance of all children being correctly secured in the right occupant restraint for the child’s age, weight, height, and developmental needs. The campaign is dedicated to helping parents and care givers make sure their children ride as safely as possible—every trip, every time. Each day, too many children are secured in the wrong car seats, ride in car seats that have been installed incorrectly, or ride completely unbuckled. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle crashes are a leading killer of children. Car seats, booster seats and seat belts can make all the difference during a crash.

Upper Saucon Police Department has 2 certified technicians that can inspect your child car safety seat to make sure it is properly installed. These inspections are done at police department by appointment only. To make an appointment you can call 610-282-3064.

ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE: Blue Church Road

On Thursday, September 15, 2022 Upper Saucon Township will close a portion of Blue Church Road for tree removal. The closure will be from Applebutter Hill Road/Whitetail Drive to Blue Church Road South from approximately 9:00AM to Noon. Traffic traveling north and south on Blue Church Road South will not be affected.
Please make plans to avoid the area on Thursday.

It’s time to upgrade your water meter!

Upper Saucon Township will begin a mandatory upgrade of older water meters in the next several weeks. There is no cost to residents for the new water meter or its installation.

Work will be done by Township Water Department employees with Township Photo Identification. All employees will be driving marked Upper Saucon Township vehicles.
The water meter replacement will require entry into your home and does require that you schedule an appointment. It typically takes about 30 minutes to complete. Please make sure your meter is not blocked by furniture or storage.

Our Water Department staff will contact residents by phone, door hangers or by mail with information on how to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be scheduled Monday thru Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

A person 18 years of age or older must be at home for your appointment.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Administration & Finance Committee Meetings

The Administration & Finance Committee of the Upper Saucon Township Board of Supervisors will meet as follows: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 3:00 pm; Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 3:00 pm; Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 3:00 pm; Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 3:00 pm, and Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 3:00 pm. All meetings will be held in the Township Municipal Building, 5500 Camp Meeting Road, Center Valley, PA. The Committee will be reviewing various issues related to the 2023 Township budget at these meetings.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

Upper Saucon Township
Thomas F. Beil, Township Manager

Public Notice – Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled

Notice is hereby given that the regular meeting of the Upper Saucon Township Planning Commission originally scheduled for Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 6:30pm has been cancelled. 

Public Notice Zoning Hearing Board Wednesday September 7, 2022 at 7:00 P.M

Notice is hereby given that the regular public meeting of the Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) of Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, is scheduled at the Municipal Building located at 5500 Camp Meeting Road, Center Valley, PA on Wednesday September 7, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. for the purpose of hearing the following appeals:

APPEAL NO. 2022-09: – Jack E. & Maryanne Jerrett (Owners/Applicants), 4475 Stonebridge Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015. The property, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 642547215611 1 also known as 4475 Stonebridge Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015, is .19 acres in size and located in the Open Space Residential (OSR) Zone and Age Qualified Community (AQC) Overlay. The applicant seeks an interpretation that encroachment of a deck into the rear yard setback is de minimis (15’ required 5’ proposed). In the alternative, the applicant seeks a variance from Section 214.C.4 as amended in Ordinance 141-A to construct a deck with a 5’ setback where a minimum rear yard setback of 15’ is required.

APPEAL NO. 2022-10: – APS Associates (Owners/Applicants), 3859 Nazareth Pike – Suite 201, Bethlehem, PA 18020. The property, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 642450227028 1 also known as 7001 PA Route 309, Coopersburg, PA 18036, is 16.09 acres in size and located in the Commercial Zone (C) Zone. To facilitate the creation of a 1.92 acre lot for the existing CVS Pharmacy, the applicant seeks an interpretation that the requested relief is de minimis and in the alternative, seeks variances from Section 220.E to allow for 70.6% lot coverage where a maximum of 60% is permitted, Section 301.B.5 to allow for a 4’ access drive setback where a minimum of 15’ is required, Section 310.F.4 to allow meter reading of 7.2 and 2.5 footcandles of light on adjacent residential properties where a maximum of 1.0 footcandles is permitted and Section 310.F.7 allow existing light fixtures to remain with less than the required 22’ of rear yard setback.

Complete Zoning Appeal files 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. Questions should be directed to the Zoning Officer, Trent J. Sear, at 610-282-1171 ext. 1254.

UPPER SAUCON TOWNSHIP
ZONING HEARING BOARD
MICHAEL DEPAOLIS, CHAIRMAN

 

Locust Valley Road Closure

PennDOT has approved a road closure for work being done for TOA Locust Valley. On Monday July 25, 2022, B. Blair Corporation will begin construction activity on Locust Valley Road between the intersections of Blue Church Rd and Gun Club Rd. They will be installing a new water main along with asphalt improvements over the course of 5 weeks.

During construction, the road will be closed from 7am to 5pm and all traffic will follow the approved detour. During non-working hours the road will be open to all traffic.

Allowable thru traffic that will always have complete access to the work area is limited to: First Responders, Homeowners that live within the work area and School Buses.