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Bushkill Township
Bushkill Township
Bushkill Township
Bushkill Township
Bushkill Township
Bushkill Township

Bushkill Township News

Bushkill Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) meeting will be held on Thursday 09/09/2021 at 6:00PM at the Bushkill Township Rec Park Pavilion. To view the agenda please click here

If you sustained damage during Tropical Storm IDA.Crisis Cleanup has been activated for survivors of IDA to register their unmet needs. To view the amended agenda please click here

Bushkill Township Board of Supervisors meeting was held at 6:00PM at the Bushkill Township Rec Park Pavilion. The Agenda was amended during the meeting. To view the amended agenda please click here

Bushkill Township Board of Supervisors meeting will be held at 6:00PM at the Bushkill Township Rec Park Pavilion. To view the agenda please click here

NOTICE: All 100 of the approved Hunter Access Permits for the 2021-2022 Hunting Season have been distributed. Thank you to everyone who came out and good luck this season!

07/20/21 IMPORTANT NOTICE TO COMMERCIAL ACCOUNTS: Due to extenuating circumstances, the site will be closed on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021. The schedule for the remainder of the week will be: • Thursday, July 22nd and Friday, July 23rd – 8AM to 4PM The site will be closed on Saturday, July 24th and reopen on Monday, July 26th at 8 AM. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Bushkill Township will begin accepting Hunter Access Program permit applications for the 2021-2022 Hunting Season beginning Monday August 2nd. The Township office will accept applications Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm. 100 permits will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. There is no cost to obtain a permit. The documents for the Hunter Access Program can be found under the "Forms and Documents" tab, or click here

Bushkill Township yard waste facility will be open the following hours beginning Wednesday March 24th:
Wednesday and Friday 7am-3pm
Saturday 8am-12pm

A Bushkill Township employee will be monitoring the gate. Please pick up a yard waste permit at the Township building if you do not already have one.

First Regional Compost Authority located at 6701 Weaversville Rd. Northampton, PA will be open Tuesday and Thursday 8am-3pm and Saturday from 8am-12pm. Their phone number is 610-262-1000

Filetown Road (SR 1006) Bridge will be closed beginning March 22, 2021 until August 1, 2021. For any questions please contact PennDOT.

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

As part of the federally mandated MS4 Program, which focuses on management of stormwater from municipal-owned properties and rights-of-way, Bushkill Township is required to provide leaf collection from Urbanized Areas within the Township. MS4 stands for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems, and the Urbanized Areas are designated by the federal government based on higher population densities (based on the 2010 Census, see Area information below). Bushkill Township has been and will continue to be a relatively rural township based on our adopted Nazareth Area Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan, and there will not be leaf collection in rural areas. To help control costs of this program, all residents in all areas are encouraged to compost leaves on their properties.

If you live in an Urbanized Area within the Township, leaf collection will occur based on the schedule listed below. Residents of the Township are required to abide by the following regulations governing leaf collection: 1) Residents must place their leaves in piles or rows along the edge of the street. It is the responsibility of the resident to protect their leaves, so they do not blow throughout the neighborhood. It is not the responsibility of the Township collection crew to empty plastic bags or containers; this is the responsibility of the resident. Branches, grass clippings, shrubbery, garbage, and building materials will not be collected and will be left behind. 2) Please do not use bricks, rocks, etc. to hold tarps on top of your leaf piles. They can get mixed into the pile and vacuumed-up by the equipment, resulting in costly damages and delays. With the increasing number of maturing trees each year and variable weather conditions, it is impossible to guarantee a specific pick-up day for any one location. If the leaves are not in place when the crew goes by, they will be picked-up on the next scheduled rotation, or residents can take their leaves to the Public Works Department yard waste facility at 897 Clearfield Road. The schedule is subject to inclement weather, mechanical breakdown, and other factors, and your area could be skipped at any time should these situations occur.

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 picked-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 picked-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 picked-up will occur during the second week of November and the second week of December. Questions regarding leaf collection can be referred to the Bushkill Township Public Works Department at 610-759-2758, between the hours of 7:00am to 3:00pm

2020 Leaf Collection Map

Welcome To Bushkill Township

Bushkill Township 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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