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Lower Saucon Township News
The Lower Saucon Township Public Works and the Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day. They will both open at thier regularly scheduled times on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Lower Saucon Township has discount 2015 summer park tickets available for sale for Township residents. Click HERE to see the parks listed and the prices.

The Lower Saucon Township Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2015 starting at 7:00 pm has been cancelled due ot lack of business.

The Public Works Department will begin their summer hours on Monday, June 1, 2015 through Friday, August 28, 2015. Their work hours will be Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm.

05-14-15 - Message from the Township Fire Marshal - Fire officials are urging residents to think about safety, and exercise caution when burning. The spring fire season coincides with the time many people are outside in their yards doing spring cleanups that often includes burning leaves and yard debris. Recycling is a much safer alternative than burning for the disposal of yard wastes. It eliminates the risk of wildfire and the negative health effects of smoke. Human carelessness and debris burning are the leading causes of wildfires. Information about the Saucon Valley Compost Center is available on the Township’s website at www.lowersaucontownship.org/svcompostcenter. When you light the fire, you are responsible for it. If your fire gets out of control, you are liable for the cost of fighting the fire, the potential destruction of others’ property, and you could face criminal penalties.

Northampton County is holding a Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm at Northampton Community College Main Campus. There will also be another event on October 10, 2015, same location, same time.

Please click HERE to read more.

05-12-15 - Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce will host a Route 412 Construction update 7:30 am to 9:00 am on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Hellertown Borough, 685 Main Street. PennDOT officials will be providing the update. To reserve seats, call (610) 573-4010 or email jessicao@lehighvalleychamber.org.

The Hellertown Community Pool will open its 2015 season on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Click HERE for more information.

The Polk Valley Dog Park and all Township fields are now open.

The Township has created a Facebook page for the Polk Valley Dog Park, which will contain up-to-date notices of the open/closed status of the facility and will improve communications between the Township and Dog Park visitors.

For a link to the Facebook page, click HERE. Please "like" and follow us at this site for updates on the Dog Park.

Pennsylvania officials are warning residents that there is now a danger of Lyme disease in every county in the Commonwealth. The blacklegged deer ticks have now been observed in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, the first time that this has ever happened.

Please click HERE to read more.

04-21-15:
Lower Saucon Township's submission to the U.S. Inspector General regarding selection of Tetra-Tech as 3rd party general contractor. Please click HERE to read more.

04-01-15:
PennEast engineers have revised and refined portions of the proposed route based on additional feedback from numerous stakeholders. Please click HERE to read more.

03-17-15:
PennEast has filed a response to FERC regarding the scoping comments. Click HERE to view the document.

02-27-15:
REMINDER - Today, Friday, February 27, 2015, is the deadline to file your comments to FERC.

02-26-15:
The scoping comments on the PennEast Pipeline project have been filed. Please click HERE to see the scoping comments and click HERE to see the appendices to the comments.

02-18-15:
Residents can submit comments and documents to FERC at www.ferc.gov through their eComment or their eFiling.

01-22-15:
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

01-16-15:
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.

12-03-14:
Please click HERE to see PennEast Pipeline's revised pipeline map showing the Hellertown 12-02-14:
Please click HERE to see PennEast Pipeline's project overview of their project.

11-26-14:
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.

11-05-14:
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.

10-24-14:
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.

10-17-14:
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.

10-13-14:
On October 10th, PennEast provided the attached map of the proposed route through Lower Saucon Township. Click HERE to view the map.

10-10-14:
Here are frequently asked questions about the PennEast Pipeline Project. Click HERE to view the FAQ's.

10-09-14:
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.

10-09-14:
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.

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.


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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 10,772 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.

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