Bushkill Township News
Per Governor Wolf's order, the FRCA will be closed to the public. At this time the yard waste facility located at 897 Clearfield Road, Nazareth will be closed until further notice.
Any tax payments or moving permits will need to be paid via mail. Please remit payment to Dale Lieberman, 122 Virginia Drive, Nazareth, PA 18064.
Effective March 17, 2020 Bushkill Township Municipal and Zoning Office will be closed to the public for at least the next two weeks. We are implementing safety measures for staff and residents due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Employees are available by phone or email during normal business hours.

It's that time of year again when we all start thinking about "SPRING" cleaning, so mark your calendars for Friday May 8th and Saturday May 9th for the annual Clean Up Day. More information will be posted as the dates get closer and advertisement will appear in The Key.

Hours for the Tax Collector's Office during the Tax Season are Monday and Thursday 4pm to 7pm, Tuesday 10am to 1pm. The office is closed on Wednesday and Fridays, if you need to speak to the Tax Collector please call 610-759-6784.

Snow plowing on all township roads begins after 2 inches of snow has fallen. If an accumulation of snow is in the forecast, be on the safe side and remove your cars from the street. Anytime snow plows are dispatched during a snowstorm, parking is prohibited on all township roads except in areas where no off-street parking is available. In those areas without off-street parking, all motor vehicles shall be parked on the even address side of the street on even numbered calendar days, and on the odd address side on odd numbered calendar days. Please do not park in cul-de-sacs during snowstorms. Any vehicles parked on the street during a snowstorm may be towed and fined. The Township's snow removal procedure calls for snow emergency routes to be salted first. This is to ensure that all developments can be accessed by emergency vehicles (fire, police and ambulance). During heavier snowstorms, snow emergency roads will be completely cleared prior to equipment starting to plow secondary roads. Should you have a non-medical emergency during a snowstorm, please contact the Bushkill Township Police Department at 610.759.2200. For medical emergencies, please dial 911.

During snow periods, and a snow emergency, it is prohibited to park a trailer, vehicle on the roadway. Per Resolution 2001-03 Residents are reminded that at no time are you to push or blow snow onto Township roads at any time. Residents are reminded to keep garbage and recycling containers behind mailboxes far enough to allow plows to unload. We are not responsible for removing garbage cans from the Township rights-of way. Also if your mailbox is in a bad area for snow drifting, tie a long branch or post to your mailbox post, so the Township employees can see where your mailbox is, if it's buried by snow. The Board of Supervisors appreciates your cooperation.

RESIDENTS: Per Resolution 2001-03 Please be advised that any installation within the Township road rights-of-way, including mailboxes and parked cars, are placed solely at the owner's risk. Also, Bushkill Township does not repair or replace any mailboxes, structures, shrubbery or landscaping damaged by snowplowing operations if it is located within the Township Righ of Way. Residents are reminded that snow being discharged from a plow truck can generate enough force to knock down unsecured posts and mailboxes. Any questions may be directed to the Township Manager at

ATTENTION RESIDENTS: Bushkill Township Public Works will be picking up Christmas Trees on the following dates - Weather Permitting. January 2, January 3, January 9, January 10, January 16, January 17, January 23 and January 24, 2020. Trees must be free of all decorations and connot be in a tree carrier/plastic bag. Trees will be collected from the end of the driveway and taken the FRCA for recycling. If you are unable to have you tree out for pick up, it may be dropped off at the Public Works Deprtment, Monday thru Friday bewteen the hours of 7AM and 3PM, located at 897 Clearfield Road, Nazareth, PA. Should you have any questions, please contact the Road Supervisor at 610-759-2758.

Leaf collection will tentatively occur in accordance with the following schedule: Area 1 Boundary – Beginning at the Moore Township/Bushkill Township border, State Route 512, Miller, Bushkill Center, West Douglasville, Clearfield, Hahn, and Williams Roads. If you live within these boundaries, leaf pick-up will occur during the fourth week of October and the third week of November. Area 2 Boundary – Beginning on Miller, Baron, Keller, Gold Mill, Parkland, Renaldi, State Park, Jacobsburg, Henry, and Schoeneck Roads and ending at Bushkill Center Road. If you live within these boundaries, leaf pick-up will occur during the first week of November and the fourth week of November. Area 3 Boundary – Beginning at Williams, Hahn, West Douglasville, Bushkill Center, Beil, High, Gower, and Knauss Roads and ending with Bok Road. If you live within these boundaries, leaf pick-up will occur during the second week of November and the second week of December. To view a map of the boundary areas Click here)

For information on the Spotted Lantern Fly (Click here)

Northampton County is sponsoring multiple opportunities to recycle your electronics. For more information (Click here)

Bushkill Township is located in northcentral Northampton County. Until formation on August 13, 1813, the land area of Bushkill Township was part of its parent municipality, Plainfield Township. Before that time, the area of Bushkill Township was often referred to as "The Plains." On the north the Township is bordered by the Blue Mountain and Monroe County, with the Appalachian Trail running all along the summit of Blue Mountain. Plainfield Township and the Borough of Wind Gap border in the northeast, with Plainfield Township extending along the east to the Borough of Stockertown at the southeastern corner. The lengthy western border is with Moore Township, and the shorter southern border is with Upper Nazareth Township, just north of the Borough of Nazareth. The Township is approximately 25 square miles and has over 55 miles of municipal roadways.

Bushkill Creek, a High Quality-Cold Water Fishery, bisects the Township from the northwest to the southeast, and was once the source of power for numerous mills found within the Township and downstream. Sobers Run, an Exceptional

Value stream, is entirely within Bushkill Township and was an important source of water for farms and mills along its course to the Bushkill Creek. Both streams support native and wild reproducing trout populations, and both exhibit beautiful wooded greenways, which in recent years have become a focal point for land preservation within the Township. Many greenway areas now contain public trails and select properties have been opened for public fishing; all accomplished through the Township's Open Space Program and various funding partners. (more info)

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