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*ANNUAL SPRING SENIOR FAIR*

Posted on March 31, 2017 in Updates

http://hanleco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/20170331132159.pdf Click on above link for detailed information on the Annual Spring Senior Fair co-sponsored by State Representative Daniel McNeill and State Senator Lisa Boscola.  

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**EASTER EGG HUNT @ HAN-LE-CO FIRE STATION, 1001 POSTAL ROAD, ALLENTOWN PA 18109**

Posted on March 16, 2017 in Updates

April 9th Starting at 2:00 P.M. Ages up to 11 years old *RAIN DATE*  April 15th at 12:00 P.M  

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**2017 GARBAGE/RECYCLING COLLECTION**

Posted on January 19, 2017 in Updates

The Township wishes to notify all residents that for approximately the first 3 months of 2017, J.P. Mascaro will continue as the Township’s garbage/recycling hauler.  After that time and as a result of the Township’s need to bid for future garbage/recycling needs, a new hauler may become the Township’s contractor.  Notice of such change will be provided to all Township residents. MISSED PICKUP OR PROBLEMS * Please call J.P. Mascaro (610) 434-2501  

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*2017 TOWNSHIP CALENDAR*

Posted on January 4, 2017 in Updates

There is a delay in getting out the 2017 Township Calendar.  We are awaiting some information to include in the Calendar and hope to be mailing out said Calendar by February.  We apologize for any inconvenience.    

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*DROUGHT WARNING/DROUGHT WATCH*

Posted on November 9, 2016 in Updates

—DROUGHT WARNING/DROUGHT WATCH—   DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, announced revised drought declarations on November 3, 2016.  Please consult the list below and review and update your Drought Contingency Plan (DCP), if necessary, to account for any changes in your sources or the demands on your system. Drought Status The following is the list of Pennsylvania counties and their current drought declaration status: Drought Warning: Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, and Northampton. Drought Watch: Adams, Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Center, Chester, Clinton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Mifflin, Montgomery, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Union, Wayne and York. Normal Status: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Columbia, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour, Potter, Somerset, Susquehanna, Tioga, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, and Wyoming. Data from the Commonwealth drought monitoring network show that dry conditions persisting in the middle of the state and lack of precipitation in the eastern part of the state have deepened precipitation deficits, resulting in extremely low stream flow and groundwater levels, particularly in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area in the Delaware River Basin. Recommended Water Use Reductions: Drought watch: Seek 5 percent reduction through voluntary conservation measures. Drought warning: Seek 10-15 percent reductions through voluntary measures.   PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT...

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UPDATE ON ZIKA SURVEILLANCE AND RESPONSE

Posted on August 22, 2016 in Updates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2016   DEP update on Zika surveillance and response   Wilkes-Barre, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has released results of surveillance for Aedes mosquitoes, which have been found to be vectors of the Zika virus. At this time, there have not been any cases of Zika transmitted locally in Pennsylvania, nor have mosquitoes tested positive for the virus.   Twenty-six counties in Pennsylvania have active surveillance sites for albopictus mosquitoes, commonly known as Asian Tiger mosquitoes. The mosquitoes are predominantly found in southern and eastern counties. There have not been any specimens of Aedes aegypti collected, which are the primary carrier of Zika in South America. Aedes aegypti have not been found in Pennsylvania since 2002.   Counties conducting surveillance and approximate locations can be found beginning on page 15 of the DEP/PA Department of Health Zika Response Plan. Surveillance statistics for the week ending July 30, 2016 are below.   In addition, in early August, DEP and the Philadelphia Health Department and the Chester County Health Department responded to two imported clusters of travel associated Zika virus cases per the protocols outlined in the  Zika Response Plan.  Mosquitoes collected in the Philadelphia cluster response activities were tested for Zika and all samples came back negative. Mosquito trapping in Chester County did not find significant populations of the Asian tiger mosquito and samples were not tested.   “The surveillance and cluster response by DEP and county governments has gone exactly to the Zika response plan, and I am pleased to note that there is no evidence of the Zika virus being carried by mosquitoes in Pennsylvania,” said acting DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “I want to continue to encourage residents to take common-sense actions like wearing insect repellant and eliminating standing water to cut down on mosquito activity.”   In northeast PA, surveillance in Lehigh County has found pest levels of Aedes albopictus during the last week of July (Pest levels are defined as greater than 24 female Aedes albopictus per trapping event).  Aedes albopictus has been found in Northampton County, but the pest levels haven’t been observed. Surveillance in Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Monroe counties began on August 8, 2016.   DEP recommends that residents do simple activities to reduce mosquito activity in their areas:   ·         Dispose of cans, buckets, plastic containers, ceramic pots, or similar containers that hold water. ·         Properly dispose of discarded tires that can collect water. Stagnant water is where most mosquitoes breed. ·         Drill holes in the bottom of outdoor recycling containers. ·         Have clogged roof gutters cleaned every year as the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to plug drains. ·         Turn over wheelbarrows and plastic wading pools when not in use and don’t let water stagnate in birdbaths. ·         Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish. ·         Clean and chlorinate swimming pools not in use and remove any water that may collect on pool covers. ·         Wear insect repellant during times of mosquito activity. Aedes mosquitoes are active during daylight hours ·         Keep doors and windows tightly closed, or ensure that screens do not have holes or tears that can allow mosquitoes to get inside the house “These mosquitoes are weak fliers, so if you see them, they are likely breeding nearby,”...

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Catasauqua Public Library — 2016 Summer Reading Program

Posted on June 8, 2016 in Updates

Click on link below for schedule of 2016 Summer Reading Program   http://hanleco.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Catt.Library.pdf

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Department of Community Development County-wide Housing Rehabilitation Program Brochure

Posted on May 4, 2016 in Updates

We have available at the Township Building Program Brochures, both in English and in Spanish.  The brochures provide detailed information on this wonderful program available to income-qualified County residents. Each year the income limits are updated to reflect current income guidelines used to qualify each County resident that applies for this program.  The program provides wonderful options to those who may be less fortunate and cannot afford to maintain the upkeep of their homes.    

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Consumer Confidence Report for 2015

Posted on April 4, 2016 in Updates

Click on the link below for the most recent Consumer Confidence Report. http://hanleco.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/CCR.pdf

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