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Lower Saucon Township News
At their January 21, 2015 meeting, the Township Council gave its approval to a Memorandum of Agreement with the Township Fire Companies to participate in the process of developing a plan for a consolidated Township Fire Department.

Currently, the protection services for the Township are provided by three (3) separate volunteer fire companies (Se-Wy-Co, Southeastern, and Steel City). The Township and the Fire Companies have expressed interest in forming a consolidated Township Fire Department with a unified command structure that will preserve the autonomy of the existing fire companies. The Memorandum of Agreement can be viewed HERE.

Please use extreme caution with the disposal of fireplace ashes. Click HERE to read more.

The Saucon Valley Compost Center, located at 2011 Springtown Hill Road, will be open on Saturday, January 31st and February 7th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm to drop off Christmas trees and brush.

01-29-15 - Be Safe During Winter Storms and Disasters: The first step in being prepared is to know about the hazards that can affect you where you live and work. Winter storms can occur anywhere in the United States. To learn more about what you should do to protect yourself, click HERE or register for America's Prepareathon by clicking HERE.

01-23-15 - Preparing for Winter Storms: Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. To prepare for a winter storm, please click HERE to see what you should do.

01-19-15 - Tips for Safe Snow Shoveling: Here are some tips from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry on safe snow shoveling. Please click HERE to read more.

01-12-15 - Tips for Driving in Inclement Weather: Here are some tips from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for driving in bad weather. Please click HERE to read more.

01-05-15 - Tips for Working Outside in Cold Weather: Here are some tips from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry on working outside in cold weather. Anyone working in a cold environment may be at risk of cold stress. Some workers may be required to work outdoors in cold environments and for extended periods of time. Please click HERE to read more.

01-02-15 - Tips for Winter Survival Kits: Here are some tips from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry on how to make a winter survival kit for your vehicle. Please click HERE to read more.

12-22-14 - Winter Vehicle Tips from PennDOT: Here are some tips to make sure your vehicle is ready for the winter months ahead. Please click HERE to read more.

12-22-14 - Get Outdoors PA: Check out the great variety of events available on the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) calendar to help motivate you to take full advantage of all the beauty and fun that winter brings to your outdoor activities. Click HERE to see the calendar.

12-15-14 - Winter Snow Reminders for Residents: With several snow and ice events already occurring this year, the Township would like to remind residents to please keep a couple of important tips in mind during this winter season. Please click HERE to read more.

12-01-14 - Winter Driveway Tips from PennDOT: Click HERE to see PennDOT's suggestion for clearing snow from your driveway.

11-24-14 - Winter Driving Guide from PennDOT: If you must travel, PennDOT offers a Winter Driving Guide. Click HERE for more information.

January 22, 2015:
Lower Saucon Township Council approved Resolution No. 32-2015 at their January 21, 2015 Council meeting opposing the construction of the proposed PennEast Pipeline through Lower Saucon Township. Please click HERE to read the resolution

January 16, 2015:
PennEast Pipeline continues to evaluate route options throughout FERC's review process. The interactive mapping tool was updated and reflects the survey corridor associated with the current preferred alternative route. Please click HERE to read the article and see the link to direct you to the revised interactive mapping tool.

December 3, 2014:
Please click HERE to see PennEast Pipeline's revised pipeline map showing the Hellertown lateral.

December 2, 2014:
Please click HERE to see PennEast Pipeline's project overview of their project.

November 26, 2014:
PennEast Pipeline provided various maps for Lower Saucon Township regarding the proposed pipeline. Click HERE to see the map of the Township showing the new route on the east side of SR33 and Lehigh River crossing. Click HERE to see the map of the Township with environmental features overlaid. Click HERE to see the map of the area showing any geological faults.

November 5, 2014:
PennEast Pipeline Company has developed an interactive mapping tool to assist landowners, neighbors and community leaders. Click HERE to read the letter from Alisa Harris from PennEast Pipeline Company.

October 24, 2014:
PennEast Pipeline Company invites you to their open houses to provide you with accurate information on the proposed pipeline. Click HERE to find out the date and where the open houses will take place.

October 17, 2014:
Information on PennEast Pipeline Project pertaining to Lower Saucon Township. There are four sections to ther PowerPoint document. Click on each section. Section 1; Section 2; Section 3; Section 4.

October 13, 2014:
On October 10th, PennEast provided the attached map of the proposed route through Lower Saucon Township. Click HERE to view the map.

October 10, 2014:
Here are frequently asked questions about the PennEast Pipeline Project. Click HERE to view the FAQ's.

October 9, 2014:
Included in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) filing were more specific maps showing the proposed route. Click HERE to view USGS Topographic Quadrangle Map of Lower Saucon Township.

October 9, 2014:
The following message was received from the PennEast Pipe project representatives on October 8, 2014:

Dear Community Leader,
On October 7, 2014, PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC, submitted its formal request to initiate pre-filing review by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The application is the first step in requesting FERC certificate approval for the proposed pipeline. PennEast Pipeline is not required to use the comprehensive, multi-step FERC pre-filing review process; however, PennEast chose to request pre-filing in order to work cooperatively with the FERC staff on the technical engineering and environmental aspects of the project before a formal application is submitted.

The pre-filing process creates the framework for the environmental analysis required of the location, design and permitting for construction of the proposed natural gas pipeline. Pre-filing also includes a formal structure for stakeholders along the proposed route to provide input and opinions regarding the proposed PennEast Pipeline.

If approved for the pre-filing process, FERC will assign the PennEast Pipeline Project a docket number (Note: FERC Docket Number: Click HERE and then click on "File List" to view documents submitted with filing) and PennEast will share the docket number through its website and news release. Once a docket number is assigned, FERC will accept public comment regarding the proposal. PennEast anticipates beginning the process of submitting project documents to FERC by the end of October and plans to complete pre-filing and file a formal application in spring 2015.

Alisa E. Harris
PennEast Pipeline
Government and Community Affairs.

Lower Saucon Township is seeking volunteers to serve on a newly formed Budget Advisory Committee.

Please click HERE to read more.

Lower Saucon Township is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Finance Clerk. Click HERE to see the job description.

Northampton County is holding two Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off events on Saturday, May 30, 2015 and Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.

Please click HERE to see the flyer.

With our first snowfall of the winter season, it is a good time to remind residents about the Township policy on mailbox damage. Please click HERE to read the rest of the article.

The Saucon Rail Trail Oversight Commission has announced that they are soliciting funds to underwrite the cost of refurbishing and restoring the color light railroad signal located along the Saucon Rail Trail in Hellertown Borough. Please click HERE to read the rest of the article.

Service Electric Cable TV will now be offering discounts on cable service for Lower Saucon Township low income seniors and military veterans. Please click HERE for more information.

Please click HERE for the form that needs to be filled out to receive the discount.



Welcome

Saucon Township was originally established in 1742 as part of Bucks County. In 1752, county lines were changed, and the large township became part of Northampton County. It was divided into Upper and Lower Saucon in 1753. Both townships were part of Northampton County until 1812, when Upper Saucon became part of Lehigh County. At that time, the new Lower Saucon Township boasted about 200 sturdy inhabitants. Today, it has over 9,800 people and remains the oldest township in present-day Northampton County.

The township covers an area of 23.3 square miles, through which run 100 miles of public roads. It is recognized for its pastoral farmlands, tranquil woodlands, and gently rolling hills.

Please feel free to contact us with your inquiries.


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