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Washington Township
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Washington Township is seeking a part-time administrative clerk. For a complete job description please click HERE

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

West Penn Power, Penn Power, Penelec and Met-Ed – are urging residential customers experiencing financial hardship to contact their utility as soon as possible to establish an affordable payment arrangement or obtain assistance before the winter utility disconnection moratorium is lifted and shut-offs for nonpayment resume beginning April 1.

For more information please click HERE

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

Batteries come in several different types. Proper disposal depends on the type of battery you have. Ordinary Batteries: Regular alkaline, manganese, and carbon-zinc batteries are not considered hazardous waste and can be disposed of with ordinary trash. Other common single use or rechargeable batteries such as lithium and button batteries are recyclable, but access to recycling may not be available in all locations. You may be able to take these batteries to a household hazardous waste collection event or drop-off location sponsored by your county, city, waste disposal district/company, or health department. "Universal Waste" Batteries: Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) and small sealed lead-acid (SSLA) rechargeable batteries are considered "universal waste". These batteries are commonly encountered in emergency lighting, exit signs, security systems, and alarms. They are expensive to purchase, but are rechargeable. Overall they may save the use of hundreds of disposable batteries over their lifetimes, providing good life-cycle cost effectiveness. All "universal waste" batteries produced since 1997 must include the following wording on their labels: "BATTERY MUST BE RECYCLED" or "BATTERY MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF PROPERLY". You can search for local rechargeable battery recycling facilities by zip code at Earth 911. Refer to the "Everyday Hazmat User's Guide" for more information about Ni-Cd and SSLA battery disposal and universal waste. Rechargeable Ni-Cd and SSLA batteries contain lead and/or cadmium, which can leak, be vaporized and carried on the wind, or leach from incinerator waste if they are disposed of improperly. During recycling, the heavy metals are removed from the batteries so the metals don't escape into the environment. Health Issues: Lead and cadmium are toxic heavy metals that can cause severe health effects depending on the total concentration a person is exposed to over time. The effects of cadmium depend on whether it was ingested or inhaled. Lead affects every organ in the body, especially the central nervous system. Cadmium affects the digestive and excretory systems and lungs. Both can cause cancer. The effects of lead and cadmium exposure on fetuses and young children include delays in physical and mental development, lower IQ levels, shortened attention spans, and increased behavioral problems.

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.

The Washington Township Board of Supervisors adopted the 2022 General Fund Budget of $3,188,461.00 on December 8th 2021. The real estate tax rate for 2022 will remain at eight (8) mills ($.80 for each $100.00 of assessed value) for General Fund purposes.

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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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