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4714 Indian Trail Road
Northampton, PA 18067
Phone: 610.262.7012
Fax: 610.262.7364
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Allen Township Public Works Department will be collecting Christmas trees each Thursday until January 27th, 2022. Please place COMPLETELY UNDECORATED TREES at the curb next to your weekly trash cans.

The trees are taken to the First Regional Compost Authority Central Processing facility to be chipped and processed into mulch available residents in Spring.

The Allen Township Board of Supervisors are accepting letters of interest from residents to fill vacant positions on the Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors and Zoning Hearing Board.

Applicants are encouraged to apply by submitting a letter of interest via email to the Township Manager at: or by submitting the letter at the Township Municipal Building, located at 4714 Indian Trail Road, Northampton, PA 18067. The last day for prospective applicants to apply is January 11, 2022 by no later than 3:00 PM.

The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at the Kreidersville Covered Bridge Park on Saturday, December 11th beginning at 4:30 PM. Rain/weather date is Sunday, December 12th beginning at 4:30 PM.

Map to Kreidersville Covered Bridge Park

Please be advised the draft 2022 Allen Township Budget is available for public inspection. The preliminary budget as approved and authorizated for public inspection at the Board of Supervisors meeting of November 09, 2021 maintains the existing real estate tax millage rate of 5 mills. This rate remains unchanged since 2004. Final adoption of the 2022 Budget is scheduled for final consideration at the Board of Supervisors meeting of December 14, 2021, which will be held at 7:00 PM at the Allen Township Fire Company Building, located at 3530 Howertown Road, Northampton, PA.

Click hear to view the 2022 Draft Allen Township Budget.

Representatives from Barry Issett and Associates, who serve as the Township Engineer will continue the brief door to door canvas of residences in the northern portion of the Township through November 15th. The survey is being conducted to determine if there are any sewage problems in this area. This is a general survey and the results are intended to be used in evaluating the need for community wide solutions as part of the Townships Act 537 Official Sewer Plan Update (PA DEP). The door to door survey is required as part of the Act 537 plan update, which is PA DEP required planning process.

Door to Door Act 537 Plan Update Needs Survey.
Allen Township Trick or Treat Night is set for Sunday, October 31st 6 PM - 8 PM. Raindate is Monday, November 1st from 6 PM - 8 PM.

Effective October 1, 2021, until further notice, the First Regional Compost Authority - Central Processing Site will temporarily discontinue the acceptance of grass. Additionally “mixed loads” of yard waste will be refused. Brush, branches and leaves are to be segregated before entering the Center

The Allen Township Electronic Recycling Event will be held on Saturday, September 11th (9AM to 1PM) at the Allen TOwnship Fire Company located at 3530 Howertown Road. The Township sponsored event is open to Allen Township RESIDENTS ONLY.

Please stay within your vehicle to provide for acceptable social distancing when attending the event. Additionally, due to currency shortages, please provide exact change or check when paying for your items. Envelopes preferred.

Fee Schedule and Event information are available below.


The following schedule changes to the schedule for both the Public and Commercial Drop Off Areas will go into effect on Wednesday, August, 11th:


1st and 3rd SATURDAYS OF EACH MONTH: 8 AM – 1 PM




MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY and FRIDAY: 8 AM – 4 PM (Absolutely no exceptions for afterhours drop-offs!)

Effectivef this date, until further notice, the First Regional Compost Authority - Central Processing Site WILL NO LONGER accept brush or logs over 12" in diameter, stumps, bamboo or sod. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please reference "the First Regional Compost Authority website" for further details about these recent changes.
Allen Township requests all residents using the yard waste drop off/pickup area at the Municipal Building (or FRCA Processing Site) be sure to secure all incoming/outgoing loads of material. Please take this matter seriously at tie down all material in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Code!

At their meeting of Tuesday, November 24, 2020 the Board of Supervisors authorized the preparation of a draft amendment to the Allen Township Zoning Ordinance to resolve the validity challenge/curative amendment based upon the Willow Brook Farms Mixed-Use Community Plan, dated September 2020. Please check the Township website and agendas for updates (Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors)regarding this ongoing proceeding as this matter is expected to require multiple meetings to conclude.

As a matter of background, on May 3rd, 2019, Allen Township recieved the challenge to the substantive validity of the Allen Township Zoning Ordinance and request for curative amendment pursuant to Section 609.1 and 916.1 of the Municipalities Planning Code.

Pursuant to an excerpt of the challenge/filing as recieved from the property owners the request includes as follows:

"19. In order to cure the invalidity of the zoning of the undeveloped portions of the Willow Brook Property, Landowners seek a curative amendment: (a) rezoning a 55.47 acre portion of the Willow Brook Property, on the west side of the Catasauqua Creek, to the R-2 zoning district so that it can be developed with 73 age-restricted single-family detached dwellings, 48 age-restricted semi¬detached dwellings, and 54 age-restricted townhouses ("West Tract"); (b) rezoning a 38.04 acre portion of the Willow Brook Property, on the east side of the Catasauqua Creek, to the R-3 zoning district so that it can be developed with 214 multifamily dwellings ("North Tract"); and rezoning a 42.26 acre portion of the Willow Brook Property, on the east side of the Catasauqua Creek, to the R-3 zoning district so that it can be developed with 322 multifamily dwellings ("South Tract") as depicted on a Willow Brook Farm Challenge Plan dated December 1, 2018, prepared by Philip C. Seibert, RLA ("Challenge Plan") attached hereto as Exhibit "B". A copy of Landowner's Proposed Curative Amendment to the Zoning Map is attached hereto and made part hereof as Exhibit "C". 20. As depicted on the Challenge Plan, approximately 25.00 acres of the Willow Brook Property will continue to be used as a farm and equestrian center ("Farm Tract"). 21. As depicted on the Challenge Plan, approximately 39.93 acres of the Willow Brook Property (plus 42.03 acres in North Catasauqua Township) will continue to be used as a golf course and clubhouse and permitted accessory uses ("Golf Tract")."

Click here for the filing and associated exhibits including the Challenge Plan Map (May 3rd, 2019):

Willowbrook Challenge to the Substantive Validity of the Allen Township Zoning Ordinance and Request for Curative Amendment Pursuant to Sections 609.1 and 916.1 of the Municipalities Planning Code Text and Willowbrook Challenge Plan.

Click here to view the plan presented to the Board of Supervisors at their meeting of November 24, 2020 to be used in the drafting of a Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment"Willow Brook Farms Mixed-Use Community Conceptual Plan for Settlement Purposes".

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is in the Preliminary Engineering Phase for the replacement of a bridge structure alogn Indian Trail Road spanning the Hokendauqua Creek.

Construction is anticipated to begin in Early 2022 and will take approximately one year.

Indian Trail Road will be closed at the project location indicated on the plans contained in the link below.

Indian Trail Road will be closed at the project location indicated while construction efforts are being performed. During Construction, access to all residential properties will be maintained.

For questions about this project, please contact: Michael Mignella P.E., Consultant Projecct Manager at 610-650-8101 or C-MMIGNELLA@PA.GOV

Click here for the Indian Trail Road Bridge Replacement Information

Please be advised that the Township has been contacted by USDA regarding the confirmation of the Spotted Lanternfly and added to the area of quarantine effective September 21st, 2017 due to the confirmed present of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly. The quarantine is an important legal designation. The quarantine order directs residents and municipal authorities to follow guidelines to prevent the movement of Spotted Lanternflies at any stage of development. This includes inspecting all wood and vegetation that might leave a quarantined municipality, in addition to inspecting vehicles, trailers, and other mobile equipment prior to moving it out of a quarantined area.

The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive that is new to the United States. Spotted Lanternflies are native to Southeast Asia, but they have been introduced to other areas of Asia as well - including Korea, where Spotted Lanterflies are a major pest to agriculture. Spotted Lanternflies are reproducing quickly in areas of southeastern Pennsylania and have become a major threat to Pennsylvania's agriculture and forestry industries.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture general quarantine imposes limitations for moving the following items from the quarantine area: * Any living life stage of the Spotted Lanternfly * Brush, debris, bark or yard waste * Landscaping, remodeling or construction waste * Logs, stumps or any tree parts * Firewood of any species * Packing materials like wood crates * All plants and plant parts * Outdoor household articles like RV's, lawnmowers, chairs, grills, tarps, tile, stone,lumber and trucks or other vehicles not stored indoors.

However, you can still move these items and similar items if you complete the Certification Checklist found at the link below. Plant nursery, mulch producers or other similar commercial enterprise should contact the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture regarding the necessary compliance agreement.

Current Quarantine Map.

Residents Spotted Lanternfly Certification Checklist.

Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine.

Allen Township receives police services via the Pennsylvania State Police. Our area is served by Troop M located at the Bethlehem Station located in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. Townships officials are in contact with the State Police on a regular basis and work closely to ensure our community is kept safe. In case of an emergency always dial 911. To contact the Troop M Bethlehem Station for questions or non-emergency concerns dial 610-861-2026.

The attached brochure, entitled Accessing Your State Police provides guidance regarding appropriate information to have available when and if there is a need for a resident to contact State Police. Please keep this information as well as the emergency and non-emergency information listed available at all times.

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