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Public Notice: Zoning Hearing Board, June 1, 2020. APPEAL NO. 2020-06 –ANR V, LLC (Owner/Applicant) 4500 Falmer Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18020

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 Monday June 1, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. for the purpose of hearing the following appeal:

APPEAL NO. 2020-06 –ANR V, LLC (Owner/Applicant) 4500 Falmer Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18020. The requested relief is for the property identified as Tax Map Parcel 641551184529-3 also known as 3790 West Drive, Center Valley, PA 18034, located in the Enterprise (E) Zone. The applicant requests a variance from Section 322.D (Table 4) as amended by Ordinance 141-A to permit 120 sq. ft. of signage where only 100 sq. ft. is permitted. The applicant requests a favorable interpretation of Section 322.D (Table 4) as amended by Ordinance 141-A that each use on a lot is permitted a wall sign and a freestanding sign on a retaining wall. In the alternative, the applicant requests additional variances from Section 322.D (Table 4) as amended by Ordinance 141-A to permit two (2) wall signs on the building and two (2) freestanding signs on a retaining wall.

A Copy of the Zoning Appeal file can be made available for review upon a request directed to the Zoning Officer, Trent J. Sear, at 610-282-1171 ext. 1254 or tsear@uppersaucon.org.

UPPER SAUCON TOWNSHIP
ZONING HEARING BOARD
MICHAEL DEPAOLIS, CHAIRMAN

Blue Church Road (BCR) Bridge Replacement

On May 1, 2020 all PennDOT projects were permitted to resume and new projects permitted to begin.

This means the State Route 2024/Blue Church Road Bridge replacement over an unnamed tributary to Saucon Creek in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County is starting. The PennDOT contract amount is $524,180.58.

The contractor Fabcor, Inc. of Jessup, Pa. has an approved COVID-19 Safety Plan and is working with PennDOT to coordinate utility relocation work.

On May 6th, 2020 a utility coordination meeting was held (all utilities must be relocated prior to construction). Utility relocation work is linear in fashion so one utility must complete their work before the next one starts.

This utility work and other preliminary work (survey, environmental controls) means there will be minimal physical activity taking place on site for the next one to two months.

The contractor is ready to begin construction as soon as the preliminary work is completed.

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

Mill Road Bridge Replacement

Century Engineering has released virtual plans for residents to review. A start date has not yet been confirmed by PennDOT.

Mill Road (SR 2024-01B) Bridge Replacement

 

 

Curbside Tax Collection – Upper Saucon Property Tax

Beginning Monday, May 11, 2020 Upper Saucon Residents will be able to pay their Real Estate Tax in person at the Municipal Building. We will be operating the tax collection as a Drive-Up event.

Click on the link for days and times:

CurbTaxCollection

Public Notice: Upper Saucon Property Tax

As part of the Township’s Emergency Declaration due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Board of Supervisors has enacted Resolution 2020-19 which waives any fees or penalties associated with the late payment of property tax, provided it is paid in full on or before December 31, 2020.

See Resolution 2020-19 here

 

Road Work Notice: Chestnut Hill Road Paving to Resume!

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. Preparation work will begin on or about Monday, May 4, 2020. Paving will begin on or about May 6, 2020. During the paving portion Chestnut Hill Road will be closed DAILY, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 7AM and 5PM starting on Monday, May 4 and ending on or about Wednesday, May 20.

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.

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.

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

04/30/2020 – Upper Saucon Leaf and Yard Waste Facility to Transition to Normal Operations

Monday through Friday Appointments will conclude on Friday, May 1, 2020.

Beginning the week of May 3, appointments will only be available on Monday, May 4th and Friday, May 8th.

Beginning the week of May 10, the Yard Waste Center will resume normal operating hours and appointments will no longer be required.

Public Notice: Board of Supervisors Meeting Monday, May 11, 2020 is Cancelled

Notice is hereby given that the regular meeting of the Upper Saucon Township Board of Supervisors originally scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2020 at 6:30 PM has been cancelled.

Upper Saucon Township
Board of Supervisors
Brian Farrell, Chairman

Public Notice – COVID-19: Electronics Recycling Event is POSTPONED

The Electronics Recycling Event originally planned for Saturday, May 2, 2020 and rescheduled to Saturday, June 6, 2020 is now POSTPONED until further notice. 

 

Board of Supervisors Meeting, Monday April 27, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE
UPPER SAUCON TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
APRIL 27, 2020

Notice is hereby provided that the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Upper Saucon will conduct its April 27, 2020, public meeting by telecommunications device. The meeting will commence at 6:30 p.m.

As the Township Building remains closed to the public due to the Governor’s Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, dated March 6, 2020, and subsequent “Stay at Home” Order, dated March 23, 2020, as amended, participation in the meeting by the Supervisors, Township Staff and members of the public will be by telecommunications device.

Directions for access by the public are as follows:

Telecommunications Device: GoToWebinar
1. In order to participate in the Board of Supervisors meeting, you must pre-register, as follows:

a. To participate by computer or mobile device. Click here to register. Registration is no longer available because this meeting has passed already occurred. Click here to view the meeting.  

b. To participate by telephone (without a computer). Participants may register by calling the Township Administration at (610) 282-1171, ext. 1222 by noon, April 27, 2020. There is no guarantee that late registrations will be accepted.

2. If you register by computer or mobile device, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting. If you register by phone, you will receive instructions at the time of registration. Follow all instructions for joining and participating in the meeting.

3. When the meeting begins, the Supervisors will follow the agenda, and there will be a time for the public to participate as indicated on the agenda (i.e., during “Public Comment” at the beginning of the meeting and “Courtesy of the Floor” at the end of the meeting). Township staff will provide verbal instructions for public participation at the beginning of both public comment portions of the meeting.
The meeting agenda and this Public Notice are available for review on the Township website at https://www.uppersaucon.org/meetings-and-agendas/

Questions concerning this Notice may be addressed to the Township administration, by email at ustmeetings@uppersaucon.org or by telephone at (610) 282-1171, ext. 1222.

Please note that the procedure described above shall apply to all, subsequent public meetings of the Board of Supervisors pending the duration of this Emergency.

UPPER SAUCON TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
BRIAN FARRELL, CHAIRMAN