The Hanover Township Council and Staff would like to congratulate Josef Fragnito and David Strongowski as their new Public Works Supervisor and Crew Chief, respectively, and wish them success in their new roles.
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting people to become Census Takers for the 2020 Census. These positions offer competitive pay, flexible hours, paid training and weekly paychecks. Census Takers in Lehigh County will earn $18.00/hour and be reimbursed $0.58/mile for travel while they work. Successful applicants will be assigned to work as close to their own homes as possible.
The Reorganization Meeting of the Hanover Township, Lehigh County Council will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, January 13, 2020. The first regular monthly meeting of the Hanover Township, Lehigh County Council will follow at 7:30 PM. on Monday, January 13, 2020. The regular monthly meetings of the Hanover Township, Lehigh County Council will be held at 7:30 PM on the first Wednesday of every month (as required) and the third Wednesday of every month. At the third meeting of each month a report of the progress of the Hanover Township Stormwater Program will be presented and is an opportunity for the public to submit their input or bring issues regarding Stormwater issues. The regular monthly meetings of the Hanover Township, Planning Commission will be held at 7:30 PM (as required) on the third Tuesday of every month. The regular monthly meetings of the Hanover Township, Lehigh County Zoning Hearing Board will be held at 7:00 PM (as required) on the fourth Thursday of every month. All meetings will be held in the Hanover Township Municipal Building, 2202 Grove Road, Allentown, PA 18109.
We are saddened by the loss of one of our Public Works crew member, Nate Frey. Nate was a friend to any one he came in contact with. His presence and contagious smile will truly missed. Rest easy. Nate's obituary can be viewed at sauconsource.com.
Township Staff and Officials wish you and yours a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! Our offices will close at Noon today and will reopen on Thursday at 8:30 A.M..
The Township Staff and Officials wish you and yours a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! Our offices will close at Noon today and will reopen on Thursday at 8:30 A.M.
On Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM, Council voted on Bill No. 2019-04, An Ordinance Amending Chapter 27, Part 16 of the Statutory Code of Hanover Township, the Hanover Township Zoning Map, by changing a portion of the zoning district designated Limited Use (LU) south of Lloyd Street to a designation of Planned Commercial (PC). A copy of Ordinance 619 is available for review at the Township Building during normal business hours.'
Santa is scheduled to come to Han-Le-Co Fire Company to ride on the fire trucks around the Township. He has agreed to deliver toys to all the good boys and girls a few days before the holiday. There is still time to bring a present to the Township Building, 2202 Grove Rd. by end of day today, 4:00 PM. Santa will bring the present to your child on December 15 after 11:00 a.m. Please wrap the present and have the child's name, address and phone number clearly marked on the gift.
The Township will be accepting donations for Toys for Tots until December 12th. Toys for Tots accepts new unwrapped toys only. You may bring donations to our municipal building from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Thank you in advance for your donations!
Hanover Township, Lehigh County is seeking dependable, personable and motivated applicants to join our team and fill the position of Township Manager. Select the link below for more information.
Township Manager Position
Our polls are open from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. @ Han-Le-Co Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, 1001 Postal Rd., Allentown, PA. Make your vote count!
Leaf collection started on Monday, October 21, and will continue to approximately Thanksgiving (End of Nov.) where we collect on an as-needed basis. Our Public Works will be out every Monday and Tuesday unless raining heavily.
Due to the recent damage to the street sweeper, the street cleaning is suspended for the rest of this year. We will resume next year.
Leaf collection is still being evaluated on Monday mornings and at that point it will be decided if it starts earlier than the first Monday and Tuesday of November.
State Representative Jeanne McNeill invites you to her inaugural Disabilities Resource Fair. Vendors will be on hand with information on programs and services that help adults and children with mental and physical disabilities. Admission is free.
The Council of Hanover Township (Lehigh County) will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2020 Operating, Capital Reserve, Liquid Fuels, Water and Sewer Budgets pursuant to Section 7.08 (a) of the Hanover Township Home Rule Charter on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Township Building, 2202 Grove Road, Allentown PA 18109. This meeting will be continued on the following; Wednesday, November 6, 2019. The proposed budget messages may be inspected on weekdays between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM at the Township Building. Other general business may also be discussed at these meetings.
Trick or Treat Night in the Township will be on Friday, October 25 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. rain or shine.
On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Council introduced Bill No. 2019-08, An Ordinance Authorizing An Intermunicipal Cooperation Agreement Between The Boroughs of Catasauqua, North Catasauqua, The Townships of Hanover (Lehigh County) and East Allen, And the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission To Create A Multi-Municipality Comprehensive Plan.
The Pulic Hearing on said Bill will be held on October 2, 2019 at 7:30 PM. Copies of this Bill is available for review at the Township Building during normal business hours.'
You're Invited! Stop in and see if you are owed any money from the PA Treasury Unclaimed Property Fund! Come meet Rep. McNeill and her staff. They will be available to provide constituents with information on state government-related programs and services available. The member and staff can also assist you with government-related problems you may have. For more information about the event, contact Rep. McNeill's office at (610) 266-1273.'
The August 7, 2019 Council meeting has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled Council meeting will be August 21, 2019 at 7:30PM.
HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LEHIGH COUNTY
STATEMENT REGARDING REPORTS OF ETHYLENE OXIDE EMISSIONS
JULY 19, 2019
Hanover Township, Lehigh County is aware of the recent Morning Call article about the release into the atmosphere of ethylene oxide by B. Braun from its facility in the Township. Hanover Township relies on the federal Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Environment Protection to establish standards for the emission of chemicals, gasses and similar substances by manufacturing, healthcare and other facilities at levels that are safe for surrounding communities. We also look to these agencies for the monitoring to assure compliance by such facilities with these standards. We are not aware of any report by these agencies or in the press that B. Braun has at any time exceeded emissions allowed by such state and federal standards at its facility in the Township.
Nonetheless, Hanover Township representatives have reached out to meet directly with B.Braun to discuss these circumstances. B Braun has confirmed that it has always operated within regulatory limits for release of ethylene oxide from its Hanover Township facility, over the last three years it has been reducing its release each year, and it intends to continue such reductions in the future.
Hanover is in the process of discussing the matter with its State and Federal representatives to determine its options for action moving forward. As it learns more about the circumstances related to ethylene oxide emissions in our community, Hanover Township will take steps where it can to improve the protection of our residents or will encourage other agencies with appropriate authority and jurisdiction to do so.
Hanover Township, Lehigh County is seeking dependable, personable and motivated applicants to join our team and fill the position of receptionist. Select the link below for more information.
Part Time Receptionist
UPDATE: DUE TO PREDICTED INCLEMENT WEATHER, THIS WORK WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY JUNE 4 at 5:00pm.
NOTICE: The City of Bethlehem will be doing some work on their water line TODAY, May 30. The work will take place along Race Street at approximately 5:00pm. The planned work is a quick shut off to verify the position of a 20” valve. The shutdown will involve addresses 1800 thru 1840, and 2 hydrants. The shutdown will only last 15 to 20 minutes
Thank a Public Works crew member this week for maintaining your local parks, roads, streets and sewers while ensuring that you enjoy all that your community offers you.
The Public Works Department will start their SUMMER schedule on May 28th (day after Memorial day). The schedule will be 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In preparation for the implosion of Martin Tower, contractors will be conducting fire hydrant operations in the area of Eaton and 8th Avenues on Wednesday May 15, 2019. Due to the increase in the volume of water being used, City of Bethlehem water customers in the area may experience loss of pressure and/or discolored or cloudy water. This activity will occur again on Sunday May 19, 2019 during the implosion event.
If you experience discolored or cloudy water we advise that you do not let your water run continuously. Rather, run your cold water faucets only for a few minutes at a time until it begins to clear up. Repeat this step every hour or so until the water runs clear. We recommend that you do not run your hot water while you are experiencing discolored or cloudy water; this will only draw sediment into your hot water tank. While the water remains safe for consumption, you should consider avoiding activities such as washing clothes.
Any loss of pressure and/or cloudy water should be a short-term condition. If the water does not clear up in a few hours or you have an emergency involving your water service, please contact Water Control at (610) 865-7077. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
Hanover Township has an immediate need for an Emergency Management Coordinator. The job description can be found below. Interested candidates should forward any questions, or their letter of interest and resume to the Township Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Township will be accepting applications through May 4, 2019. Hanover Township is an equal opportunity employer.
- Emergency Management Coordinator
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