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Bushkill Township News
Effective March 17, 2020 Bushkill Township Municipal and Zoning Office will be closed to the public until further notice. We are implementing safety measures for staff and residents due to the Coronavirus pandemic. There is a drop off/pick up bin on the front porch for zoning or administration. Employees are available by phone or email during normal business hours.

The Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly meeting on May 7, 2020. Please click here to view the agenda here). If you would like to provide a comment regarding any agenda or non-agenda item, you are invited to do so in writing via email to belinda@bushkilltownship.com or chill@bushkilltownship.com. If you would like to address the board during the meeting, please send an email to belinda@bushkilltownship.com for more information.

At this time the yard waste facility located at 897 Clearfield Road, Nazareth will be open on Wednesday and Friday from 7am to 1pm. The location will be monitored by an employee. At this time to adhere to the Social Distancing requirement only 2 vehicles at a time will be allowed to unload at the site. If you have any questions contact the office at 610-759-1250 or the Public Works Department at 610-759-2758.
Due to the current epidemic Bushkill Township will be postponing the Annual Clean Up Day. Please continue to visit our website for updates regarding Clean Up Day.

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.
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 belinda@bushkilltownship.com



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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