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Public Notice – Regular Meeting of the Zoning Hearing Board, April 6 is Cancelled

The Regular meeting of the Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) of Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, scheduled at the Upper Saucon Township Public Meeting Room, 5500 Camp Meeting Road, Center Valley, PA 18034 on Monday April 6, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. has been Cancelled. 

UPPER SAUCON TOWNSHIP
ZONING HEARING BOARD
MICHAEL DEPAOLIS, CHAIRMAN

Upper Saucon Township has an App

The app is now live and ready for use on both Apple and Android Stores. Links below:

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/upper-saucon/id1492750527


Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.uppersaucon

Public Notice: Zoning Hearing Board Meeting Monday, March 23, 2020 is Postponed

The Zoning Hearing Board Meeting that was scheduled to be held at the Southern Lehigh Middle School on Monday March 23rd is being postponed due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic. A new date will be announced on this site, Facebook and the Township Website.

APPEAL NO. 2020-02: Jewish Community Center (Owners), 2201 W. Tilghman Street, Allentown, PA 18104 and Tree Course Adventures (Applicant), PO Box 82, Shawnee-On-Delaware, PA 18356. The property identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 640447704115 1 and 5831 Vera Cruz Road, Center Valley, PA 18034, is 55.59 acres in size and is located within the South Mountain Conservation (SMC) Zone. The Applicant requests variances from Sections 200.B and 516 of the 2009 Upper Saucon Township Zoning Ordinance to permit the establishment of an Adventure/Ropes Course, a use not permitted in the SMC Zone and to allow minor removal of trees to accommodate the proposed use.

Public Notice – Environmental Advisory Council Meeting, March 17 2020 is Canceled

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the regular meeting of the Upper Saucon Township Environmental Advisory Council originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 at 6:00 PM

HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

UPPER SAUCON TOWNSHIP
EAC
Tom Gettings, Chairperson

Public Notice – Upper Saucon Zoning Hearing Board, March 23, 2020

 

UPDATE: 03/13/2020 – Due to the School District Closure the ZHB meeting will not be held at the Middle School. Information concerning this meeting will be updated on this website, Nextdoor and Facebook when available. 

A public meeting of the Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) of Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, is scheduled at the Southern Lehigh Middle School, 3715 Preston Lane, Center Valley, PA 18034 on Monday March 23, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. for the purpose of hearing the following appeal:

APPEAL NO. 2020-02: Jewish Community Center (Owners), 2201 W. Tilghman Street, Allentown, PA 18104 and Tree Course Adventures (Applicant), PO Box 82, Shawnee-On-Delaware, PA 18356. The property identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 640447704115 1 and 5831 Vera Cruz Road, Center Valley, PA 18034, is 55.59 acres in size and is located within the South Mountain Conservation (SMC) Zone. The Applicant requests variances from Sections 200.B and 516 of the 2009 Upper Saucon Township Zoning Ordinance to permit the establishment of an Adventure/Ropes Course, a use not permitted in the SMC Zone and to allow minor removal of trees to accommodate the proposed use.

The 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

Public Notice – Board of Supervisors Meeting March 23 is Canceled

Notice is hereby given that the regular meeting of the Upper Saucon Township Board of Supervisors originally scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2020 at 6:30 PM has been canceled.

Upper Saucon Township
Board of Supervisors
Brian Farrell, Chairman

Safe Trade Station now at the Upper Saucon Township Police Department!

The Upper Saucon Township Police Department is pleased to announce its participation in the Safe Trade program.  There are now two spaces in front of the police station reserved specifically for exchanges of all types.  These spaces are video recorded, and traders can receive emergency assistance from the police department by calling 9-1-1.

Remember, if someone is reluctant to meet you at the police station or gives you a bad feeling, consider calling off the deal. 

For more information and safety tips, visit: http://www.safetradestations.com/

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. Preparation work will begin on or about Monday, March 9. Paving will begin on or about March 23. During the paving portion Chestnut Hill Road will be closed DAILY, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 7AM and 5PM starting on Monday, March 23 and ending on or about Wednesday, April 8th.

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

PUBLIC NOTICE: Zoning Hearing Board Meeting March 2, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

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 March 2, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. for the purpose of hearing the following appeals:

APPEAL NO. 2020-02: Jewish Community Center (Owners), 2201 W. Tilghman Street, Allentown, PA 18104 and Tree Course Adventures (Applicant), PO Box 82, Shawnee-On-Delaware, PA 18356. The property identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 640447704115 1 and 5831 Vera Cruz Road, Center Valley, PA 18034, is 55.59 acres in size and is located within the South Mountain Conservation (SMC) Zone. The Applicant requests variances from Sections 200.B and 516 of the 2009 Upper Saucon Township Zoning Ordinance to permit the establishment of an Adventure/Ropes Course, a use not permitted in the SMC Zone and to allow minor removal of trees to accommodate the proposed use.

APPEAL NO. 2020-04: Calvary Bible Fellowship Church (Owners/Applicants), 6782 N. Main Street, Coopersburg, PA 18036. The property identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 642440135288 1 and 6782 N. Main Street, Coopersburg, PA 18036, is 5.27 acres in size and is located within the Suburban Residential (R-2) Zone. The Applicant requests variances from Sections 1527 and 1534.B of the 1986 Upper Saucon Township Zoning Ordinance as amended by Ordinance 79-OO, to not provide a required perimeter landscape buffer which would not be required for a permitted non-residential use in the R-2 Zone under the 2009 Zoning Ordinance.

The 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

Local Wildlife

Upper Saucon Wildlife

There have been some posts on various social media sites about coyotes and other wildlife. The Environmental Advisory Council is working with the Pa Game Commission to hold a presentation in the near future on these native species of animals and our impact on their habitat. More information will follow.

WildlifeHelp has a very good website to learn more about wild animals in our area and what to do if you encounter them.