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Washington Township
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Dear Valued FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Customers: With summer heat likely to drive increased electricity use and higher bills, FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities – Met‐Ed, Penelec, Penn Power and West Penn Power – want you to have the tools and knowledge you need to effectively manage your energy use and budget. As summer temperatures rise, you can improve energy efficiency and lower cooling costs throughout the season by following these tips: Set thermostats as high as comfort will allow. Every degree a customer can increase the temperature in their home will result in using about 3% less energy during the summer. Use a programmable or smart thermostat to keep temperatures higher when no one is home and to reduce the temperature before arriving back home. During sunny weather, close drapes or blinds on windows facing the sun to prevent direct radiant heating from impacting temperatures inside. Check air conditioner and furnace fan filters. Clogged filters waste energy and money by forcing HVAC systems to work harder than necessary. Avoid using heat‐producing appliances during the hottest hours of the day. The less heat produced at home, the less work the air conditioner will do. For more energy efficiency tips you can use year‐round, visit www.firstenergycorp.com/save_energy. You also can take control of your energy costs this summer by understanding your electricity supplier options. Your electric bill is divided into two parts: charges from FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities for delivering electricity to your home and a separate charge for the electricity you use. You have the option to shop for the electricity, you use from a competitive energy supplier, just as you shop for other products and services. If you are not currently served by a competitive supplier, your utility has bought electricity for you. The cost of the electricity we purchased recently increased, and as a result, non‐shopping customers may see higher summer bills. You can find the new summer rate reflected under the “Messages” section of your bill as the “price to compare.” As you evaluate your “price to compare” against competitive energy supplier offers, consider the price, plan structure (fixed or variable rate), contract terms and conditions, and any taxes, charges, or fees that may apply. If you change suppliers, you will not experience any interruptions in your electric service. If you choose not to shop for a competitive energy supplier, you can continue to rely on your local utility for all elements of electric service, including electricity supply. To learn more about shopping for a competitive electric supplier, including a list of suppliers licensed by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, visit https://www.firstenergycorp.com/customer_choice.html You can find more information from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission at www.papowerswitch.com

Attention: PenArgyl Borough, Washington Township and Upper Mount Bethel Townships. PENNDOT will be working on Drainage Maintenance on the following roads: East Main Street, Second Street, West Bangor Road between PA 512 and Fox Gap Road. This will be done only during the day time hours between 9:00am and 2:00pm on the following dates 6/21/22 - 6/24/22. Expect delays and please use caution driving through the work zones.

Each year the Township performs a road evaluation to determine where available funds will be allocated for road reconstruction and maintenance. The Washington Township Board of Supervisors identified OW Road as the 2022 Road Project. The road will be paved from Delabole road to approximately 67 OW Road. OW Road will be closed during the day-time work hours and opened again at night. The work is planned to take place between June and August. We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience during the construction period and thank you in advance for your support and understanding.

Notice is hereby given that Washington Township, Northampton County, PA has caused an audit to be made, by a Certified Public Accountant, of its books and records for the year ended December 31, 2021. When published, the complete report will be on file at the Township Office and will be available for public inspection Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A concise summary of such report is as follows:

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP
Concise Combined Balance Sheet - All Fund Types
December 31, 2021
Assets:
Cash and investments $3,608,111
Liabilities:
Other liabilities $7,859
Fund Balances 3,600,252
Total Liabilities and Fund Balances $3,608,111

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP
Concise Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures,
and Changes in Fund Balances - All Fund Types
For the Year Ended December 31, 2021

Revenues:
Taxes $2,258,692
Licenses and Permits 75,502
Fines and Forfeits 20,590
Interest, Rents, and Royalties 115,421
Charges for Services 625,284
Other Financing Sources 584,792
Intergovernmental 702,664
Unclassified Operating Revenue 146,701
Total Revenue 4,529,646

Expenditures:
General Government 286,559
Public Safety 919,250
Public Works - Sanitation 561,580
Public Works - Highway and Streets 723,401
Public Works - Other Services 15,884
Debt Service 268,595
Culture and Recreation 177,933
Employer Paid Benefits 310,868
Insurance 33,931
Other Financing Uses 436,083
Unclassified Operating Expenditures 130,012
Total Expenditures 3,864,096
Change in Fund Balances 665,550
Fund Balances - January 1, 2021 2,934,702
Fund Balances - December 31, 2021 $3,600,252
Outstanding Debt $739,070
Assessed Valuation $154,401,400
Latest Date of Maturity of Existing Debt 2030
Assets in Sinking Fund $71,151
Gail Putvinski, Secretary/Treasurer
1021 Washington Blvd., Bangor, PA 18031

We do not pick up concrete or construction materials, such as roofing and other home remodeling debris. Special arrangements can be made with J.P.Mascaro & Sons or another waste hauler to remove this debris. Please review the list provided, the following companies may be able to assist. However it is recommended you call the companies to confirm there acceptance of certain materials.

ABE Materials Easton
5137 Lower Mud Run Rd., Easton
(610) 250-7691

American Containers & Disposal
1438 Willowbrook Rd., Northampton
(610) 262-9021

Bethlehem Landfill
2335 Applebutter Rd., Bethlehem
(610) 317-3200

Chrin Bros. Sanitary Landfill*
400 S Greenwood Ave., Easton
(610) 253-9665

Crushcrete, Inc
1965 Silvex Rd., Bethlehem
(610) 217-3447

East Penn Sanitation
4687 Hanoverville Rd., Bethlehem
(610) 759-6398

Northampton County's 3rd Annual Festival will be held at the Louise Moore Park in Easton,PA on Saturday October 8, 2022. Live Music, Vendors, Food Trucks along with Awards and Demonstrations will take place from 11AM until 6PM. Come on Out and Join in on the Fun!

Einfalt Recycling & Salvage, Inc. located at 221 Bushkill St. Stockertown, PA is accepting these items. The phone number is (610) 759-7998, Operating Hours:

Monday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Tuesday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Friday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm
Sunday: CLOSED

For more information from the Pennsylvania Game Commission on road-kill deer, please click HERE

Lower South Main Street will be closed while construction efforts are being performed. Click on [more info] for project detour and other information.

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Any special meetings, hearings, changes or cancellations, will be advertised in a local newspaper, posted on this website and posted at the municipal building.

Welcome To Washington Township

Washington Township Washington Township is a pleasant rural community with a variety of features including open space, rolling hills, farms, housing developments, streams, and a mixture of restaurants, stores and services. Most residents find our Township to be a quiet and relaxing place to live. Our community prides itself on its ability to work well together and with others to provide a safe and comfortable life for you and your family.

Common to rural life, there are some characteristics you will also find. For example, our Township is supported by a Volunteer Fire Company and a Volunteer Rescue Squad. Also, the majority of the Township is serviced by private wells and on-lot septic systems. In addition, it is not uncommon to find large and slow moving vehicles such as tractors on the open road, and the smells and sounds associated with a working farm. And finally, we have a high volume of wild animals such as bear, deer, coyotes, skunks, fox, and raccoons.

Our website is designed to help new and current area residents find valuable information and resources regarding our community. If you have any questions or comments regarding the website, or need additional assistance finding information, please contact the office at (610) 588-1524. We will be happy to assist you.



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