South Whitehall Township News Police Department Receives Accreditation

The South Whitehall Township Police Department has received accreditation from the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC).PLEAC’s evaluation of the South Whitehall Township Police Department included a thorough review of the physical facility and an examination of proofs of compliance with 132 standards. PLEAC interviewed our officers and staff and conducted a review of organizational documents, including records, reports and certifications.The Pennsylvania Chie… Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Upcoming Street Projects Announced

For a list of 2017 upcoming street related projects, managed by South Whitehall Township, please follow the links below:2017 Roadway Paving Projects2017 Slurry Seal Projects  Read More…

South Whitehall Township News National Night Out – August 1!

In partnership with the National Association of Town Watch, the South Whitehall Township Police Department will be co-sponsoring the 34th annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.Over 38 million people in more than 16,000 communities throughout the country will join forces to promote police-community partnerships, crime, drug and violence prevention, safety and neighborhood unity.SWT residents are encouraged to participate by turn… Read More…

South Whitehall Township News PPL Installing Routers at Various Locations

As you may already be aware, PPL is working to install new meters for all of their customers Prior to completing, they have contracted with an outside company to install routers at various locations.PPL is replacing their meters for several reasons, many of which involve better service for customers. The new meters will enable new energy-saving technologies, and will give customers improved access to data that will help them manage energy use. The meters will help PPL more quickly detect out… Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Bickel Named Township Manager

Dear Fellow Residents and Businesses,On behalf of the Board of Commissioners of South Whitehall Township we are pleased to announce the appointment of Renee Bickel as Township Manager.Renee joined South Whitehall Township in May of 2011 as the part-time HR Manager; transitioning to the full-time HR Manager in January 2013.  In October of 2015 Renee was named the Assistant Township Manager.  Prior to joining South Whitehall Township Renee led HR Departments in manufacturing, health care… Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Hydrant Flushing

Yearly maintenance of the South Whitehall Township Authority’s water system requires water line flushing of the entire system.  The Utility Department will begin flushing fire hydrants throughout the Township starting Monday, June 5th and continuing until the end of September.  This work will be completed between the hours of 8am and 3pm, Monday through Friday.The annual flushing of water mains, via fire hydrants, is a standard practice in the water industry.  Pipe flushing is done to i… Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Crackersport Road closing

South Whitehall Township advises you to avoid Crackersport Road between Blue Barn Road and Hausman Road beginning Monday, February 20 through Thursday, November 9th due to road construction.Crackersport Road will be closed during the above listed time period due to construction in the area of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension (Interstate 476) overpass.South Whitehall Township residents who utilize Crackersport Road are encouraged to make alternate plans to avoid tr… Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Civil Service Commission Now Accepting Applications

CIVIL SERVICE TESTING FOR THE POSITION OF PATROL OFFICER

The South Whitehall Township Civil Service Commission will be accepting applications for the position of patrol officer.  FILING DEADLINE: 12:00 Noon, Monday, November 28, 2016.Applicants for any position in the Police Department shall possess at a minimum at the time of application, an associate degree of not fewer than sixty (60) credit hours (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university, or sha… Read More…

South Whitehall Township News South Whitehall Receives Prestigious Award

On October 4, the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission awarded South Whitehall Township the 2016 Community of Distinction Award for Excellence in Community Planning.Over the past decade, South Whitehall Township has consistently distinguished itself through its comprehensive planning, land use regulations, and plans for enhancing community facilities and transportation corridors.  "The South Whitehall Township Comprehensive Plan: A Balanced Path Forward", adopted in 2009, articulates the Towns… Read More…

South Whitehall Township News PEST ALERT! – Spotted Lanternfly

If you discover a Spotted Lanternfly, you should try to capture it and put it into a vial filled with alcohol to kill and preserve it, or at least take a good picture of it. Report it to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) by emailing to: badbug@pa.gov or call the Invasive Species Hotline at 1-866-253-7189. Your discovery could add additional municipalities to the quarantined area. … Read More…