ELECTION VOTING LOCATION MOVED TO TOWAMENSING FIRE COMPANY

ELECTION VOTING LOCATION MOVED TO TOWAMENSING FIRE COMPANY

105 FIREHOUSE ROAD PALMERTON

For Precinct #56 North & #57-1 South1

Towamensing Towamensing Announces Trick or Treat Night

Towamensing Township has announced that TRICK OR TREAT night for the township will be on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from  5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Traffic for Beltzville State Park

The Township is coordinating with DCNR - Beltzville State Park, State Police, and Local Fire Police to better address illegal parking and traffic issues when the park fills to capacity.  Once the park is full, traffic traveling east bound on Pohopoco Road will be detoured to Grange and directed back toward the Turnpike.  Local traffic will still be allowed to pass the closure point.  Traffic trying to come to the park off of Trachsville Road will be redirected east on Pohopoco Road, and again local traffic will be allowed past the closure point.  We hope this minor inconvenience will aid in the overall traffic issues and safety in the area.  Thank you for understanding.

Welcome to Towamensing Township

           The area known today as Towamensing Township was originally called “Saint Anthony’s Wilderness”. The word Towamensing is derived from a Lenape Indian word meaning uninhabited. Today, the township is semi-rural, with small farms interspersed between homes and woodlands. The jewel of our township is Beltzville State Park and Lake, providing residents and visitors with opportunities for year-round recreation including swimming, fishing, hiking, boating, bird-watching, and cross-country skiing.

 
          The Township is located within the boundaries of the highly regarded Palmerton Area School District.  Towamensing has an active youth sports program, and it is the first township in Carbon County to institute a policy to preserve its historic structures.  You will find the township to be a dynamic location with friendly people whether you are planning a July afternoon visit or a permanent move here.
 
 
 

 

ALERT!
BEFORE YOU BURN, PLEASE CALL THE COM CENTER AT 1-800-452-1813

 
New Zoning Office Hours

November 2020

Tuesday, November 2, 2020
4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Thursday, November 12, 2020
4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
4:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.


 

Tax Collector's Hours

In-person tax collection sitting hours will not be available due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Taxpayers can mail payments or drop them in the drop box located on the side porch of the residence located at 40 Berger Street, Kunkletown, PA 18058.

The base/face rate payment period of Township and County Real Estate taxes has been extended to November 1, 2020.

For return receipts, include both payment & taxpayer copies of the bill and a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your payments. Drop or send NO cash.  Last day to pay taxes to the Tax Collector is December 31, 2020.  No personal or business checks accepted after December 15, 2020.

Directions

Located at the intersection of Pohopoco Drive,
Trachsville Hill Road & Berger Street

40 Berger Street is the first house on the right.

610-951-4199 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


 

SENT ON BEHALF OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Due to debris removal concerns resulting from flooding, the following quarantine information, including a link to the detailed information and FAQ is provided to the emergency management community on behalf of the Department of Agriculture. If the Spotted Lanternfly is observed outside of the 13 quarantined counties, please report it to the PA Department of Agriculture. If additional information or guidance is required, please contact Dana Rhodes from the PA Department of Agriculture as shown below:

SPOTTED LANTERNFLY QUARANTINE:

There are currently 13 counties under quarantine for this devastating invasive pest. This insect poses a significant threat to not just agriculture, but to quality of life to those with high populations of the insect. During the months of December-April, the insect winters as egg mass. The egg mass contains 30-50 eggs and is covered by a waxy covering which resembles mud. The eggs may be laid by the female on any items which may be found outside. This includes, but is not limited to: woody debris, barrels, vehicles, outdoor play equipment, grills, landscape and construction materials, etc. Woody debris collected may be chipped into 1"x1" chips and left within the quarantine. The chips may also be transported to a company which has a compliance agreement for managing and handling the chips for mulch. (This list is provided on the PA Department of Agriculture webpage. www.agriculture.pa.gov/spottedlanternfly<http://www.agriculture.pa.gov/spottedlanternfly> under Quarantine - Compliance Agreement Participants. All other debris must be inspected prior to its movement out of the quarantine area. The inspections may take place by trained individuals. Submerging in water or oil applications are not shown to mitigate the egg masses. Egg masses must be removed and destroyed prior to movement or it must remain in the quarantine area.

 

Pictures attached for the current life stage of egg masses.

 

The following counties are currently under quarantine for Spotted Lanternfly:

Berks

Bucks

Carbon

Chester

Delaware

Lancaster

Lebanon

Lehigh

Monroe

Montgomery

Northampton

Philadelphia

Schuylkill

 

 

Township News

Tax Resolution 2020

Towamensing Township Supervisors will be adopting the Tax Resolution 2020

Read the resolution here...


Office Hours

8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Closed: 12:00 P.M. - 12:30 for lunch


Township Resolution Passes Opposing The Pipeline

Towamensing Township Supervisors passed a resolution opposing potential harmful effects of the PennEast Pipeline on residents and the environment within the township.

Read the resolution here...


PennEast Pipeline New Information

Click here to read


CFL Recycling

We now accept compact fluorescent light bulbs for recycling.  We ask that you bring them to the  office during regular hours and place them in the designated receptacle, which is designed to prevent breakage.


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The Township Office is closed the following holidays:

Office will be closed in the Observance of the Following Holidays

New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Good Friday
Friday, April 10, 2020

Memorial Day
Monday, May 25, 2020

Independence Day
Friday, July 4, 2020

Labor Day
Monday, September 7, 2020

Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Friday, November 27, 2020

Christmas
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Friday, December 25, 2020

(*Cold weather road services are an exception.)


State's ReadyPA Campaign

The state’s ReadyPA campaign encourages residents to Be Informed, Be Prepared, and Be Involved. Read More...


Flood Insurance

Information detailing coverage and how to obtain flood insurance can be found at www.floodsmart.gov