South Whitehall Township News *CLOSED* – Yard Waste Drop-off Site

March 26, 2020 Due to the Stay At Home Order by Governor Tom Wolf the Yard & Garden Center will be CLOSED until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.  (See below for directions on Curbside Yard Waste Pick-up)

Rules For Curbside Collection Of Yard Waste (not including Grass Clippings)

Advanced Disposal will collect yard waste at the curb on a year-round basis. Yard waste must be placed out the night before your scheduled pick-up. Please follo… Read More…

South Whitehall Township News *IMPORTANT* STAY AT HOME ORDER

Please use the link below to view a recent statement from Lehigh County and from South Whitehall Police Chief, Glen Dorney. LEHIGH COUNTY- STAY AT HOME PRESS RELEASE Lehigh County Stay at Home order chief's message Read More…

South Whitehall Township News IMPORTANT Message from Advanced Disposal

**IMPORTANT** Message From Advanced Disposal - As you know, cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are rapidly spreading throughout our area. It has been determined by the CDC that the virus can remain viable for hours to days on a variety of waste materials thrown out to be collected. With that said, Advanced Disposal Services will be requiring that all waste be bagged using 32 gallon trash bags in order to be collected. Loose trash will be left at the curb and not picked up by ourRead More…

South Whitehall Township News Jordan Creek Greenway Section 35-45 RFP

Please be advised that the Jordan Creek Greenway Section 35-45 Request for Proposals (RFP) is available and can be found here. Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Construction Permit and Land Development Application Update

Pursuant to PA Governor Tom Wolf Order effective at 8:00pm on March 19 and until further notice: South Whitehall Township will not be accepting new applications for any land subdivision activity or any residential and non-residential construction activities. These are considered non-essential activities pursuant to the order. Thank you for your patience. Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Sen. Browne Update on COVID-19

Below is a summary of the actions taken at the department level by the state to deal with or in response to COVID-19. Senator Browne hopes it is helpful to you and your residents. An example of information you may wish to get out to your residents:
PennDOT
  • All driver, photo licenses centers are closed.
Expiration dates will be extended for licenses, Photo ID cards, learners permits, vehicle registrations… Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Zoning Appeal and Zoning Hearing Board Update

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, effective immediately, the receipt and processing of all Zoning Appeal Applications and the conduct of any Zoning Hearing Board Public Hearings is hereby suspended through and including April 13, 2020, subject to further notice. Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Greenwalds Fire Co. Egg Hunt – CANCELLED

The annual Greenawalds Fire Co. Egg Hunt, scheduled for April 11, has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you next year! Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Earth Day 2020 – The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

The first Earth Day celebration was held on April 22, 1970. The idea was to raise awareness about our role in protecting our natural world.  Now, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we are looking for community members who would like to give back.  This event will not be a simple trash clean up here in South Whitehall Township, we will be painting old swing-set posts, spreading mulch, planting flowers and beautifying our park system!  And yes, we may pick up a little trash alon… Read More…

South Whitehall Township News POSTPONED- HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLING

RESIDENTIAL USE ONLY.   No Commercial Waste will be accepted from commercial entities.  All attendees must pre-register online at http://www.lehighcounty.org   Event Date:  March 28, 2020 Event Time:  8.00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Event Location:  Coca-Cola Park  1050 Ironpigs Way Allentown P… Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Zoning Hearing Board Meeting – Wednesday, January 22, 2020 – 7:30pm

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Hearing Board of South Whitehall Township will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, JANUARY 22, 2020, at 7:30 p.m., in the South Whitehall Township Municipal Building located at 4444 Walbert Ave, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, for the following: An organizational meeting of the South Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board to elect its officers, appoint its Solicitor, adopt a Resolution regula… Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Information on the 2020 Census

Please follow the links below for up-to-date information regarding the 2020 Census: How the Census will Invite Everyone... How Census Data Are Used Census 101 &nbs… Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Zoning Hearing Board – Wednesday, October 23rd – Springhouse Middle School Cafeteria

ZHB-2019-16:  The appeal of E & B Hotel Partnership, L.P. and Nick Bizati, seeking a Use Variance from Section 350-24(c)(13) to allow for a multi-family residential apartments as a stand alone use;  a variance from Section 350-48(d)(4)(D) from the minimum parking requirements of an apartment building; a variance from Section 350-48(d)(3) from the parking requirements of apartment as part of a mixed-use building; and a variance from Section 350-24(C)… Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Iron Bridge Road Detour

County:  Lehigh Municipality:  South Whitehall Township Street Name:  Iron Bridge Road west bound lane closed.… Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Results of Refuse/Recycling & Green Initiatives Survey

We would like to take this time to thank SWT Residents for a great response and participation in this survey. Please click below to see results.  Thanks! 2019.07.01 - Summer 2019, Refuse, Recycling, Green Initiatives Survey Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Bridge Closure

July 18, 2019 Per Lehigh County, The Lapp Road Bridge at Iron Bridge Road will be closed until further notice.  Please follow the detour. Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Cedarbrook Road Detour

County: Lehigh Municipality: South Whitehall Township Street Name: Cedarbrook Road Cross Streets: Walnut St/Dorney Park Road Start Date & Time:  June 17, 2019 7 am. Reopen Date & Time: August 9, 2019 5 pm Type of Work/Information: UGI gas main install Cedarbrook Rd between Walnut St and Dorney Park Rd will be closed to traffic during construction hours (approximately 7am to 3pm) Monday through Friday.  Signage will be posted daily… Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Zoning Portal Launch

South Whitehall Township is pleased to announce the launch of the ArcGIS Online Zoning Portal. The Portal provides online access to the Township’s Zoning Map, Zoning Ordinance and other information. This information includes Lehigh County Parcels, Zoning Use Schedules, District Schedules, Floodplains and other sections of the Township Zoning Ordinance. Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Notice of Scheduling Change for 2018 Road Paving Projects

The following roads were scheduled for 2018, but have been postponed until 2019: List of Roads to be postponed until 2019: Brown Street-             From Mauch Chunk Road to 21st Street Ruth Street-                From Mauch Chunk Road to 21st Street Custer Street-             From Mauch Chunk Road to 21st Street 19th Street-                  From Ruth Street… Read More…

South Whitehall Township News Township Seeking Bids for Jordan Creek Greenway Construction

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by South Whitehall Township, 4444 Walbert Ave., Allentown, Pennsylvania, until 2:00 P.M., prevailing time on May 03, 2018 for all clearing and grubbing, tree clearing, construction access, site improvement and trail construction, landscape preparation and Post Construction Storm Water Management measures indicated from Station 7+15.67 to 21+48 associated with the Jordan Creek Trail, Segment 48. Sealed bids will be opened at the South Wh… Read More…

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 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…