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Residents of Northampton County are welcome to bring their electronic items to be recycled. You can find a list of accepted items, dates, and costs by clicking HERE.

2017 Forks Township Yard Waste Site New Hours and Regulations:
Yard Waste / Brush Drop-Off Site located at 1051 Frost Hollow Road will be open from April 1, 2017 until December 1, 2017 on the following days and hours:
YARD WASTE HOURS:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 11am – 7pm
Wednesday - 11am – 7pm
Thursday - Closed
Friday - Closed
Saturday 8am – 1pm

There will be someone at the site during the hours of operation. Proper ID (Driver's License) will be required to show proof of Township residency to enter the yard waste site. Should you hire a contractor to drop off any yard waste from your Township residence, they will be required to have a Yard Waste Drop Off Authorization Form that can be found on the Township website or picked up from the Public Works office located at 100 Newlins Road East, Easton Pa 18040.

The following items are prohibited from being dumped at the yard waste site:
Lumber, Pressure Treated Wood, Paneling, Pallets, Shingles
If you have any questions or need a form emailed, please call 610-438-2670 or skramer@forkstownship.org.

Stephen Kramer
Public Works Director

Forks Township is seeking a qualified individual to serve as its Recreation Manager. This is an exempt, salaried position reporting to the Parks and Recreation Director.

The Recreation Manager is responsible for the overall operation of the Community Center and for assisting the Parks and Recreation Director with other functions of the department. Hours for this position are 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM with some weekends and additional hours as needed. The Recreation Manager must be able to develop, manage, and provide oversight to a comprehensive Community Center program focusing on youth, adult, and senior programs in both active and passive recreation, as well as, possess the ability to supervise community center personnel. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package.

Education requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation, or related field. -1 – 3 years of experience in the field.

Please forward your resume no later than Monday, April 21, 2017 to:

Forks Township Municipal Building
Human Resources
1606 Sullivan Trail, Easton, Pa. 18040
bbartek@forkstownship.org

Forks Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Forks Township is accepting applications for Part Time Seasonal Positions

Parks Department - Public Works Department & Snack Bar Monitor

Grounds Maintenance Position requires experience in grass cutting, weed-trimming and general ground maintenance.

Snack Bar Monitor (Community Park) Position requires monitoring and executing all aspects of food and beverage orders; maintain snack bar inventory; must be at least 16 years of age; excellent customer service; flexible schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays.

Applications are available on the township website under "General Info. - Employment" or may be obtained at the Forks Township Municipal Building, 1606 Sullivan Trail, Easton, Pa. 18040 between the hours of 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. Applications should be forwarded to this address by close of business April 10, 2017.

The Forks Township Fire Department has released their Yearly Statistics and 5 Year Plan. Click HERE for more information.
The Forks Township Public Works Facility is now located at 100 E. Newlins Road, Easton, Pa. 18040. Any isses such as the New recycling Carts, possible sinkholes, street lights malfunctioning or not working properly, potholes, clogged storm drains, brush drop off hours, street cleaning, snow plowing, and damaged mailboxes from plows, etc. please call 610-438-2670.
Attention: Residents who choose not to keep their OLD yellow Recycling container for yard waste collection MUST return them to the Forks Township Municipal Building, 1606 Sullivan Trail,Easton, Pa. 18040. The OLD yellow recycling containers are not recycleable and cannot be destroyed.
The attached Community Awareness Bulletin is provided to the public as part of an increased effort by the Pennsylvania State Police to share important information concerning the safety and security of the citizens we serve. These bulletins will be disseminated as necessary, and will contain information regarding emerging crime trends and safety issues that could impact our communities. The Pennsylvania State Police remains committed to working hand-in-hand with the public to reduce crime and improve the overall quality of life in our communities.

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The Delivery of the New Recycling Carts is expected to begin on October 24, 2016 and will take two weeks or longer for assembly before being delivered to residents. We encourage everyone to please be patient during the process. In advance of this we have included some information below.

Your New Recycling Cart

Recycling Cart FAQs

Both PPL Electric and Met Ed want you to properly dispose of your old refrigerator or freezer, and they will pick it up and pay you to do it! By recycling your old appliance (working refrigerator, air conditioner and dehumidifer) you can save over $100 per year in energy costs. If you are an existing customer, both companies will pick up your appliance(s) for you and mail you a check. Be sure to check all the details at:

Med Ed/FirstEnergy Pennsylvania 188-277-0527 or
https://www.firstenergycorp.com/save_energy/save_energy_pennsylvania/met_ed/for_your_home/appliance-turn-in-program.html

PPL Electric 1-877-486-9204 or
https://pplelectricsavings.com/Appliance/Recycling

The project consists of the following work: Installing 4,860'of 12" ductile iron pipe to project area and providing new gaskets. (2) Air release chambers (2) Valve vault chambers. One located at the intersection of Richmond Road and Ramblewood Drive. The other will be located within the Frost Hollow Pump Station property. Miscellaneous minor pipe modification to existing piping/valves at the Frost Hollow Pump Station. For additional information please contact the Public Works Facility at 610-438-2670 located at 100 E. Newlins Road, Easton, Pa. 18040.

Looking for a safe place to meet after you've sold or bought something online?

With the increasing popularity of transactions being made through online sites, such as Craigslist or online yard sales, the Forks Township Police would like to assist citizens by providing a safe meeting place. The public is welcome to use the Township parking lot to the rear of the police station as a place to meet and handle their transactions. Simply come to our parking lot, conduct your transaction, and leave. There are designated parking areas marked with signs.

There are cameras that point into the parking lot, which is well lit at night. By suggesting to the buyer or seller to meet them at the police station parking lot, it is likely to weed out any potential threats.

If you do choose to meet somewhere other than the police station, be sure to bring someone with you, and also be sure that you tell friends or family members where you'll be and when you'll be there. Please remember that no bargain is worth your safety.



The Forks Township Police Department now has a medical return drug collection unit located in the lobby of the station. Residents can access the drop off box 24/7. For more information please visit the following website: http://www.medreturn.com/. MedReturn is committed to providing a safe, simple, secure and environmentally friendly way to help law enforcement agencies and communities collect unwanted or expired household medication, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and unused pharmaceuticals in locations throughout the U.S.A. Please feel free to visit the police department or call at 610-252-0377 for additional information.

Unfortunately, we have seen an increase in heroin use, not only here in Forks, but throughout the Lehigh valley area. We have recently had four persons die in the township of heroin related overdoses. The National Institute on Drug Abuse page provides a wealth of information regarding heroin, its usage, and dangers that potentially exist to the user

http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/heroin

Gregory F. Dorney
Chief of Police
Forks Township Police Department

It's that time of year again. The 2015 local earned income tax return filing deadline is approaching. The due date is extended to Monday April 18 this year because Washington DC is commemorating Emancipation Day on Friday April 15.

Did you know the quickest way to get your refund is to file online? If you live and work in Pennsylvania, you can e-file on our tax administrator's secure website, which is available 24/7 at www.KeystoneCollects.com.

Keystone Collections Group’s e-file is the easy, fast and secure way to file your 2015 tax return. It lets you file your tax return when it is most convenient for you. You will need your W-2, your Social Security Number and any other income documents that may apply (such as a PA-UE or a Schedule C).

Keystone redesigned e-file to make it even faster and more user-friendly.

If you have questions regarding local tax filing, visit Keystone’s Frequently Asked Questions or call Keystone’s Taxpayer Helpline at 1-888-328-0565 to speak with a local, knowledgeable Taxpayer Service Agent. You can also email your questions 24/7 to Taxpayer Support. Taxpayer Service Agents try to respond to all online inquiries within three business days.

Taxpayers with earned income in 2015 are required to file a Final Tax Return by Monday, April 18.

Shredding of confidential documents is available FREE to businesses and private individuals at the Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center located at 10 East Church Street, Bethlehem, Pa. 18018. If you have 4 or more boxes, you need to schedule an appointment. If you wish to stay while your material is shredded, you must have an appointment regardless of how much material you have.

They CANNOT shred the following: Anything heavier than a paper clip or staple, rubber bands, heavy file folders, glossy material, and X-rays or photographs. Please call 610-865-7000 for further information and or driving directions.





The Forks Township Board of Supervisors invites you to explore your Forks Township website. We want to provide our web visitors with the latest information on township governance, services, public meetings and events, along with staff contacts. We continually treat the website as a work in progress to assure the best service and information to our residents and visitors.

The Board's mission is to support the best quality of life for our residents by maintaining a professional and responsive staff; delivering the highest level of public safety; providing recreation to promote wellness for all ages through our Community Center programs; encouraging the utilization of the Township's well maintained parkland and its facilities, including the extensive network of recreational pathways; and finally to deliver governmental services in a courteous, efficient and fiscally responsible manner.




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