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PUBLIC NOTICE MEETING Notice is hereby given that the next regular meeting of the Forks Township Board of Supervisors will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 7 p.m. Any written comments may be sent to dasure@forkstownmship.org who will coordinating to meeting electronically. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held both in person and electronically through the GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone, dial 562-247-8321 and when prompted, enter 375 206 067 to join the meeting.To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/335747281253721612

PUBLIC NOTICE - The regular meeting of the Forks Township Planning Commission will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 7pm in person and electronically through GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone, dial 914-614-3221 and when prompted, enter 519-386-153 to join the meeting. To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7523156935789057807

PUBLIC NOTICE - The workshop meeting of the Forks Township Board of Supervisors will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 7pm in person and electronically through GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone, dial 562-247-8422 and when prompted, enter 456-720-787 to join the meeting. To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3762782088520240142

PUBLIC NOTICE - The regular meeting of the Forks Township Planning Commission will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 7pm in person and electronically through GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone, dial 914-614-3221 and when prompted, enter 899-005-367 to join the meeting. To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8504280847748481807

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FORKS TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE FORKS TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 1606 SULLIVAN TRAIL, EASTON, PA FOR THE FOLLOWING REQUEST:

ON THE APPLICATION OF LEADER OF THE PACK CANINE INSTITUTE, INC. TO CONSTRUCT A KENNEL AND VETERINARY BUILDING THAT DOES NOT MEET THE MINIMUM LOT AREA (5-ACRES), SECTION 200-28A.A-6(A) AND EXCEEDS THE NUMBER OF DOGS ALLOWED (100) SECTION 200-28A.A-6(C) OF THE FORKS TOWNSHIP CODE. PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT 1200/1230 BRADEN BOULEVARD, TAX PARCEL # J9-13-6E AND J9-13-6E1. EASTON, PA 18040. APPLICANT IS REQUESTING RELIEF FROM THESE PROVISIONS.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS OR THOSE DESIRING TO PROTEST THE GRANTING OF THIS REQUEST MAY ATTEND.

THE FORKS TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FORKS TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE FORKS TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 1606 SULLIVAN TRAIL, EASTON, PA. FOR THE FOLLOWING REQUEST:

ON THE APPLICATION OF MICHAEL SIMONETTA, 1719 MAPLE AVENUE, EASTON, PA 18040 TO CONSTRUCT AN IN-GROUND SWIMMING POOL THAT EXCEEDS THE MAXIMUM IMPERVIOUS COVERAGE ALLOWED ON THE LOT. PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN THE CR (COUNTRY RESIDENTIAL) ZONING DISTRICT. MAXIMUM IMPERVIOUS COVERAGE IS 25%, SECTION 200-15B. OF THE FORKS TOWNSHIP CODE. APPLICANT WISHES TO INCREASE THE COVERAGE TO 47% .

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS OR THOSE DESIRING TO PROTEST THE GRANTING OF THIS REQUEST MAY ATTEND.
THE FORKS TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD

Every owner or keeper of any animal shall attempt to exercise control over said animal so as to prevent the animal from defecating on municipal property or on any other person's property in the Township. In the event that said animal defecates on any municipal propertyor on any other person's property, the owner or keeper of said animal shall take immediate action to properly dispose of said waste. The failure to promptly and properly dispose of said waste shall constitute a violation of this chapter.

PUBLIC NOTICE MEETING Notice is hereby given that the next regular meeting of the Forks Township Board of Supervisors will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7 p.m. Any written comments may be sent to dasure@forkstownmship.org who will coordinating to meeting electronically. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held both in person and electronically through the GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone, dial 1-213-929-4232 and when prompted, enter 347 451 587 to join the meeting.To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5167738046164358668

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Forks Township is accepting applications for a part time Monitor at the Community Center. Applicant must be available to work evenings and weekends. Position requires some computer experience, customer service skills, monitoring events/programs and other general duties as needed. Resumes may be forwarded to: rsulzbach@forkstownship.org or mailed to Forks Township Community Center, 500 Zucksville Road, Easton, PA 18040.

PUBLIC NOTICE - The workshop meeting of the Forks Township Board of Supervisors will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7pm in person and electronically through GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone, dial 1-914-614-3221 and when prompted, enter 361-304-993 to join the meeting. To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2636307135658372367

Electronics Recycling Event Scheduled for Saturday September 26, 2020 at the Forks Township Public Works garage has been cancelled by the County due to COVID-19. Please visit the County page https://www.northamptoncounty.org/PUBWRKS/ENVSVC/Pages/Electronics-Recycling.aspx for drop off locations.

PUBLIC NOTICE MEETING Notice is hereby given that the next regular meeting of the Forks Township Board of Supervisors will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 7 p.m. Any written comments may be sent to dasure@forkstownmship.org who will coordinating to meeting electronically. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held both in person and electronically through the GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone, dial 1-415-930-5321 and when prompted, enter 255 822 596 to join the meeting.To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4947920381894591759

PUBLIC NOTICE - The regular meeting of the Forks Township Planning Commission will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 7pm in person and electronically through GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone, dial 1-415-655-0060 and when prompted, enter 361-346-902 to join the meeting. To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5785882383030210062

The Board of Supervisors of Forks Township will conduct a hearing on the conditional use application of Triple Net Investments XIII, LP for the operation of a parking and outdoor storage use for ninety (90) empty trailers at 600 Kuebler Road, tax parcel number J9-15-8A-0311. The property is located in the EC-Employment Center zoning district. The use, H-6 Outside storage as accessory to an allowed principal use, as defined in the Forks Township Zoning Ordinance is allowed as a conditional use in that district under Section 200-19(A)(2). In the alternative, the Applicant is seeking a conditional use under Section 200-79(F), Uses not specifically regulated.

The hearing will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 7:00 pm at the Forks Township Municipal Building, 1606 Sullivan Trail, Easton, PA 18040. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the hearing will be held both in person and electronically through GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone dial 1 (415) 655-0052 and when prompted, enter 839-501-778 to join the meeting. To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4947920381894591759. Copies of the conditional use application and related drawings and documents are available for inspection and copying at the Forks Township Municipal Building during regular business hours and on the Township’s website.

All supporting documents for the hearings are available on the Forks Township website www.forkstownship.org. Comments and exhibits from the Applicant and interested residents will also be accepted via e-mail and regular mail up to 5 days in advance of the scheduled hearing. All comments and exhibits for the Applicant and interested residents must include the person's name and address listed or they will not be accepted. If the options above do not provide you with the ability to participate in the meeting, please contact the Township Manager, Donna Asure at 610-252-0785 or dasure@forkstownship.org for other options. Written comments and exhibits from the Applicant and interested residents will not be considered if first presented at the time of hearing and not provided in advance thereof.

Conditional Use Application
Conditional Use Exhibit 1
Conditional Use Exhibit 2


NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of Forks Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, will consider for enactment at a Public Hearing to be held at 7:00 p.m. on the 1st day of October, 2020, an Ordinance amending various provisions the Code of the Township of Forks, Chapter 200, Zoning, including amending §200-10, the Zoning Map to change the current zoning classification of the property located West of the CR Zoning District, approximately 300 feet East of the center line of Sullivan Trail and/or East of Rensselaer Avenue, South of Meco Road West and North of Forks Avenue from the current Town Center (TC) District to Town Center/Apartments (TC-1); amending §200-10, the Zoning Map to change the current zoning classification of the property located West of Tax Parcel J9/15/11 and J9/21/5, East of Kesslersville Road, South of Tax Parcel J9/15/8A and J9/21/3A and North of Newlins Road West from the current Employment Center (EC) District to the Employment Center/Apartment (EC-3) District; amending §200-16(A)(1) of the Ordinance to add a B-10 Apartments use; and amending §200-16 of the Ordinance to add certain provisions applicable to B-10 Apartments use.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the hearing will be held both in person and electronically through GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone dial 1 (914) 614-3221 and when prompted, enter 361-304-993 to join the meeting. To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2636307135658372367. Copies of the proposed Ordinance are available for review at the Forks Township Municipal Building located at 1606 Sullivan Trail, Easton, Pennsylvania during normal business hours, and on the Township’s website.

TC-1, EC-3 Ordinance


PUBLIC NOTICE MEETING Notice is hereby given that the next regular meeting of the Forks Township Planning Commission will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 7 p.m. This meeting will be a joint meeting with the Forks Township Board of Supervisors. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held both in person and electronically through the GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone, dial 1-415-655-0052 and when prompted, enter 604 872 457 to join the meeting.To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3718269458347916813

PUBLIC NOTICE MEETING Notice is hereby given that the next regular meeting of the Forks Township Board of Supervisors will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 7 p.m. Any written comments may be sent to dasure@forkstownmship.org who will coordinating to meeting electronically. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held both in person and electronically through the GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone, dial 1-415-930-5321 and when prompted, enter 255 822 596 to join the meeting.To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/405057193835578123

Letters of interest are now being accepted for vacancies on the Forks Township Planning Commission.

Interested persons should submit a letter of interest addressed to “Donna Asure, Township Manager”, and send to Forks Township Municipal Building, 1606 Sullivan Trail, Easton, Pa. 18040 or by email to dasure@forkstownship.org.

The August 13, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting is canceled.

Notice is hereby given that the next regular workshop meeting of the Forks Township Board of Supervisors that was to be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7 p.m. was canceled.

PUBLIC NOTICE MEETING Notice is hereby given that the next regular meeting of the Forks Township Board of Supervisors will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. Any written comments may be sent to dasure@forkstownmship.org who will coordinating to meeting electronically. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held both in person and electronically through the GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone, dial 1-562-247-8422 and when prompted, enter 348 497 968 to join the meeting.To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1500436856377578765

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FORKS TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2020 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE FORKS TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 1606 SULLIVAN TRAIL, EASTON, PA. FOR THE FOLLOWING REQUEST:

ON THE APPLICATION OF MAC SIGNS, 232 SHERMAN AVE, SCRANTON PA 18504 TO INSTALL A SIGN AT 1250 BRADEN BLVD. EASTON PA. 18040 PARCEL # J9-13-6D THAT EXCEEDS MAXIMUM HEIGHT AND SIZE REQUIREMENTS. SITE IS IN THE EC ZONING DISTRICT. SECTION 200-49B 1 OF THE FORKS TOWNSHIP CODE PROHIBITS FREE STANDING SIGNS FROM EXCEEDING EIGHT (8) FEET IN HEIGHT AND THIRTY-TWO (32) SQUARE FEET IN OVERALL SIZE. APPLICANT WISHES TO INSTALL A SIGN THAT IS OVER FIFTEEN (15) FEET IN HEIGHT AND SIXTY-FOUR (64) SQUARE FEET OVERALL.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS OR THOSE DESIRING TO PROTEST THE GRANTING OF THIS REQUEST MAY ATTEND.
THE FORKS TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD

The Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 9, 2020 is cancelled

PUBLIC NOTICE MEETING Notice is hereby given that the next regular workshop meeting of the Forks Township Board of Supervisors will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 7 p.m. Any written comments may be sent to dasure@forkstownmship.org who will coordinating to meeting electronically. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held both in person and electronically through the GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone, dial 1-562-247-8422 and when prompted, enter 951 606 000 to join the meeting.To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5973478856264224269

Forks Township Trash & Recycling Collection for the week of 6/29/20 to 7/3/20 is scheduled as normal with no delays because of the July 4th Holiday being on Saturday. The Recycling Center will be open on Saturday July 4, 2020 for normal business hours 8am to 1pm. Any questions please call 610-438-2670

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FORKS TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON MONDAY, JULY 13, 2020 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE FORKS TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 1606 SULLIVAN TRAIL, EASTON, PA. FOR THE FOLLOWING REQUEST:

ON THE APPLICATION OF LUIS ARIEL DIAZ, 807 SENECA LANE, EASTON PA 18040 TO CONSTRUCT A DETACHED GARAGE THAT DOES NOT MEET SIDE YARD SETBACKS. PROPERTY IS LOCATED ON PARCEL K9-1423G76 IN THE CR COUNTRY RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICT. APPLICANT WISHES TO CONSTRUCT A 20FT X 24FT DETACHED GARAGE THAT IS LOCATED 5FT FROM NEIGHBORING PROPERTY LINE. MINIMUM SET BACK IN THAT DISTRICT IS 20FT (FORKS TOWNSHIP CODE SECTION 200-15C). SECTION 200-28H3(C) (2) OF THE CODE ALLOWS STRUCTURES UNDER 200SQFT TO HAVE A SMALLER SETBACK, HOWEVER THIS PROPOSAL DOES NOT. APPLICANT IS SEEKING RELIEF FROM THESE PROVISIONS.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS OR THOSE DESIRING TO PROTEST THE GRANTING OF THIS REQUEST MAY ATTEND.

THE FORKS TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FORKS TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON MONDAY, JULY 13, 2020 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE FORKS TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 1606 SULLIVAN TRAIL, EASTON, PA FOR THE FOLLOWING REQUEST:

ON THE APPLICATION OF JODIE FREY, 1550 HAWTHORNE DRIVE, EASTON PA TO INSTALL A UTILITY STORAGE SHED THAT DOES NOT MEET SIDE AND REAR YARD SETBACKS. PROPERTY IS LOCATED ON TAX PARCEL K9-10-6-335. PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN THE (CR) COUNTRY RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICT. MINIMUM SETBACKS IN THIS DISTRICT FOR AN ACCESSORY STRUCTURE IS 5 FEET FROM REAR AND SIDE YARDS (SECTION 200-28H3 OF THE FORKS TOWNSHIP CODE). APPLICANT IS PROPOSING A 1 FOOT SETBACK

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS OR THOSE DESIRING TO PROTEST THE GRANTING OF THIS REQUEST MAY ATTEND.

THE FORKS TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD

PUBLIC NOTICE MEETING Notice is hereby given that the next regular workshop meeting of the Forks Township Board of Supervisors will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 7 p.m. Any written comments may be sent to skramer@forkstownmship.org who will coordinating to meeting electronically. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held electronically through the GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone, dial 1-562-247-8422 and when prompted, enter 700-656-689 to join the meeting.To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1539588265916606736

On Wednesday June 10th, 2020 the Easton Area School District, with assistance from the City of Easton, Borough of Wilson, and Forks and Palmer Townships will provide the Easton Area High School Graduating Class of 2020 with a Vehicular Graduation Procession through the community to celebrate their achievement. We invite the public to celebrate with our seniors and help send them off on their next steps in their life’s journey.

The procession will begin at 6:00pm on June 10th and travel from the Easton Area Middle School by way of Old Mill Rd. to Sullivan Trail and then travel down College Hill by way of Cattell St. into downtown Easton. The procession will then move from the Centre Square area along Northampton St out to the Easton Area High School Campus and enter the campus from Milford St. off of William Penn Highway. The procession is expected to take approx. forty-five (45) minutes. Officers from the four municipalities will be stationed along the procession route in order to assist with traffic control and any emergencies that may arise.

We request that the public consider this procession route during the time between 6:00pm and 7:00pm on Wednesday June 10th, 2020 and plan their trip and route of travel accordingly. We apologize for any inconveniences that this may cause anyone and reiterate that police officers will be stationed along the route to assist the public, ensure that this event runs as smoothly as possible and see that public inconvenience is held to a minimum.

Thank you for helping us provide the EAHS Graduating Class of 2020 with what should be a memorable graduation procession given the trying times that our community is experiencing.

Please be advised that the rain date for this event is Thursday, June 11th, 2020.

PUBLIC NOTICE MEETING Notice is hereby given that the next regular workshop meeting of the Forks Township Board of Supervisors will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 7 p.m. Any written comments may be sent to skramer@forkstownmship.org who will coordinating to meeting electronically. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held electronically through the GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone, dial 1-631-992-3221 and when prompted, enter 727-481-285 to join the meeting. To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6295231142280153615

Forks Township Recycling Center located at 1051 Frost Hollow Road will resume normal operations starting Tuesday June 2, 2020.

Appointments will still be needed the week of May 25, 2020 to May 30, 2020 utilizing the links below

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B4CA9A822A5F94-may27 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B4CA9A822A5F94-may30

Forks Township Recycling Center will resume the normal operations prior to Covid-19 as provided in the township newsletter along with the link provided under the Public Works Services page http://www.forkstownship.org/pwservices.html effective June 2, 2020.

We ask that you remain in your vehicle until you have reached the designated area that has been set up. Please remember to practice safe social distancing and stay at least six feet away from others while you are outside of those areas.

If you have any questions, you can email skramer@forkstownship.org

Forks Township Trash & Recycling Pick Up will be delayed the week of May 25, 2020 due to the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday.

Monday = Tuesday
Tuesday = Wednesday
Wednesday = Thursday
Thursday = Friday
Friday = Saturday
Any questions please call 610-438-2670

The Board of Supervisors of Forks Township will conduct a hearing on the conditional use application of Triple Net Investments LIII, LLC for the construction and operation of a warehouse use of approximately 160,000 square feet to be located on tax parcel numbers J9-15-9-0311 and J9-16-4-0311. The property is located in the EC-Employment Center zoning district. The use, G-17, Warehouse/Wholesale over 100,000 square feet, as defined in the Forks Township Zoning Ordinance, is allowed as a conditional use in that district.

The hearing will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 7:00 pm. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the hearing will be held electronically through GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone dial 1-213-929-4232 and when prompted, enter 868-852-275 to join the meeting. To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8301986097352508685. Copies of the conditional use application and related drawings and documents can be viewed here (provide link to documents).

Comments and exhibits from the Applicant and interested residents will also be accepted via e-mail at TWeis@forkstownship.org and regular mail up to 5:00 pm on May 20, 2020. All comments and exhibits for the Applicant and interested residents are to have the person's name and address listed or they will not be accepted. If the options above do not meet the need for participation in the hearing please contact the Township Zoning Officer, Tim Weis, at 610 250-2264 or at TWeis@forkstownship.org for other options. Written comments and exhibits from the Applicant and interested residents will not be considered if initially presented at the time of the hearing.

Notice is hereby given that the next regular workshop meeting of the Forks Township Board of Supervisors will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 7 p.m. Any written comments may be sent to skramer@forkstownship.org who will coordinating to meeting electronically. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held electronically through the GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone, dial 1-562-247-8422 and when prompted, enter 273-249-979 to join the meeting. To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7042466940792910860.

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This is the Final Plan proposal by the developer for the upcoming Board of Supervisors Meeting. Download File(10Mb)

Please submit any documents or comments to Tim Weis (Zoning Officer) no later than 5:00 Wednesday May 20.

Forks Township Yard Waste Site will have access to Forks Township Residents ONLY by scheduled appointment.

Forks Township Yard Waste site will be open on Wednesday’s from 11am to 7pm and Saturday’s from 8am to 4pm by APPOINTMENT ONLY with NO EXEMPTIONS. You will need to email skramer@forkstownship.org after 3pm Sunday for the following week to schedule a preferred time for access, of which we will try and accommodate your preferred time request, but there may be other times you will have to go based on the amount of request for that specific time. You will receive an email confirmation of the time you have been assigned. If you DO NOT have a scheduled time, you will not be granted access to the facility. This will be for Forks Township Residents ONLY, NO CONTRACTORS.

This is all for the protection of each resident and employee on site as you will be required to stay in your vehicle until you have reached the designated marked off areas and they are free of any person or vehicle as per the social distancing outlined by the Federal/State Government. Failure to comply will result in access being denied. The site is monitored by video cameras for compliance.

We ask for everyone’s patience, cooperation and understanding during these unprecedented times with the goal of everyone being healthy and, in the end, returning to our normal lifestyles.

We will return to normal operations at some point.

Place your materials curbside as follows:

Any clean, open-top container (use your former cylindrical, yellow recycling container, but NOT YOUR AUTOMATED CART)

Compostable brown paper bags available at certain grocery stores or online.
Tie with cotton or hemp twine in bundles no larger than 3’x3’x3’, and weighing no more than 40 lbs.

NO PLASTIC BAGS, OR PLASTIC OR SYNTHETIC ROPE, OR TWINE

NO grass clippings, tree stumps, loose soils, sod, any wood or tree limbs over four (4) inches in diameter; human or animal excrement; noxious weeds or soil contaminated with hazardous substances will be picked up

PUBLIC NOTICE MEETING Notice is hereby given that the next regular meeting of the Forks Township Planning Commission will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 7 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held electronically through the GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone, dial 1-213-929-4232 and when prompted, enter 497-983-915 to join the meeting. To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5347352062846337806
Notice is hereby given that the next regular workshop meeting of the Forks Township Board of Supervisors will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 7 p.m. Any written comments may be sent to skramer@forkstownship.org who will coordinating to meeting electronically. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held electronically through the GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone, dial 1-415-655-0052 and when prompted, enter 757-415-365 to join the meeting. To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8099874969378255374.

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Forks Township Yard Waste Site will have access to Forks Township Residents ONLY by scheduled appointment.

Forks Township Yard Waste site will be open on Wednesday May 6, 2020 from 11am to 7pm and Saturday May 9, 2020 from 8am to 4pm by APPOINTMENT ONLY with NO EXEMPTIONS. You will need to email skramer@forkstownship.org after 3pm Sunday to schedule a preferred time for access, of which we will try and accommodate your preferred time request, but there may be other times you will have to go based on the amount of request for that specific time. You will receive an email confirmation of the time you have been assigned. If you DO NOT have a scheduled time, you will not be granted access to the facility. This will be for Forks Township Residents ONLY, NO CONTRACTORS.

This is all for the protection of each resident and employee on site as you will be required to stay in your vehicle until you have reached the designated marked off areas and they are free of any person or vehicle as per the social distancing outlined by the Federal/State Government. Failure to comply will result in access being denied. The site is monitored by video cameras for compliance.

We ask for everyone’s patience, cooperation and understanding during these unprecedented times with the goal of everyone being healthy and, in the end, returning to our normal lifestyles. a>

Forks Township Yard Waste site will be open on Wednesday April 29, 2020 from 11am to 7pm and Saturday May 2, 2020 from 8am to 4pm by APPOINTMENT ONLY with NO EXEMPTIONS. You will need to email skramer@forkstownship.org after 3pm Sunday April 26, 2020 to schedule a preferred time for access, of which we will try and accommodate your preferred time request, but there may be other times you will have to go based on the amount of request for that specific time. You will receive an email confirmation of the time you have been assigned. If you DO NOT have a scheduled time, you will not be granted access to the facility. This will be for Forks Township Residents ONLY, NO CONTRACTORS.

This is all for the protection of each resident and employee on site as you will be required to stay in your vehicle until you have reached the designated marked off areas and they are free of any person or vehicle as per the social distancing outlined by the Federal/State Government. Failure to comply will result in access being denied. The site is monitored by video cameras for compliance.

We ask for everyone’s patience, cooperation and understanding during these unprecedented times with the goal of everyone being healthy and, in the end, returning to our normal lifestyles and operations.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, please email skramer@forkstownship.org

The Forks Township Board of Supervisors has voted to extend the base deadline for real estate taxes to July 15.

The mailing of utility bills has been delayed for all residents. There will be no late fee assessment for this billing.

Notice is hereby given that the next regular meeting of the Forks Township Board of Supervisors will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the meeting will be held electronically through the GoToWebinar. To access the meeting through your phone, dial 1-562-247-8321 and when prompted, enter 506-674-036 to join the meeting. To access the meeting through your computer, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2459491369228515084.

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Forks Township Yard Waste Site will have access to Forks Township Residents ONLY by scheduled appointment.

APRIL 11, 2020 IS FULL
Forks Township Yard Waste site will be open on Wednesday April 15, 2020 from 11am to 7pm and Saturday April 18, 2020 from 8am to 4pm by APPOINTMENT ONLY with NO EXEMPTIONS. You will need to email skramer@forkstownship.org. starting Friday April 10, 2020 to receive a link to schedule a preferred time for access, of which we will try and accommodate your preferred time request, but there may be other times you will have to go based on the amount of request for that specific time. You will receive an email confirmation of the time you have been assigned. If you DO NOT have a scheduled time, you will not be granted access to the facility. This will be for Forks Township Residents ONLY, NO CONTRACTORS.

This is all for the protection of each resident and employee on site as you will be required to stay in your vehicle until you have reached the designated marked off areas and they are free of any person or vehicle as per the social distancing outlined by the Federal/State Government. Failure to comply will result in access being denied. The site is monitored by video cameras for compliance.

We ask for everyone’s patience, cooperation and understanding during these unprecedented times with the goal of everyone being healthy and, in the end, returning to our normal lifestyles and operations.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, please email skramer@forkstownship.org

The Forks Township Community Center and Park Facilities will be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus. Please note that this includes - basketball courts, tennis courts, ball fields, skatepark, and playgrounds. The purpose of the closure is to limit person to person contact and provide social distancing. Please feel free to continue to walk, run, or bike the Recreation Paths for outdoor activities.

Forks Township Real Estate Taxes can be paid via mail or dropped off in the night depository, located in the median in front of the Municipal Building.

If you need a stamped receipt, please include both pieces of the bill when submitting payment and the Real Estate Tax Collector will stamp and return your portion.

We understand your frustration with the building closed in regard to the guidelines that have been set during this difficult time. We kindly ask for your continued cooperation until this crisis ends. Our main concern is keeping our residents safe and healthy during this time.

Looking to drop off new or unused PPE, cleaning supplies, or fabric?
St. Luke's Care Now is accepting donations during business hours at the following at these locations.
We will provide you with a donation form to fill out at the Care Now.

Care Now Drop off addresses
Allentown - 501 Cetronia Road, Allentown, PA 18104
Whitehall - 2402 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, PA 18052
Quakertown - 157 West End Blvd, Quakertown, PA 18951
Hamburg - 9 Dave's Way, Hamburg, PA 19526
Lehighton - 575 S. 9th St., Lehighton, PA 18235, Suite 7
Bethlehem - 153 Brodhead Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017
Wind Gap - 487 East Moorestown Rd., Wind Gap, PA 18091
Brodheadsville - 111 Route 715, Brodheadsville, PA 18322
Phillipsburg - 200 Stryker's Road, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

How should we make the mask or what pattern?
We aren’t worried about looking stylish – but we are concerned about functionality. Non-matching fabrics, thread, binding strips are just fine – but a well sewn mask with no frayed edges or missed seams or "holes" is important.
In order to make sure the masks are safe and as effective as possible, we ask that you consider the following points.
It is most helpful to use a standard pattern to ensure proper fit and function.
Please use the following patterns.

Craft Passion: Face Mask Sewing Pattern
The Stitching Scientist

You can also reference this website for more info on how to make a mask https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-make-a-Face-Mask

Used fabric will not be accepted.
Recommended fabric for the outer portion of the mask includes heaver, non-stretch fabric such as denim, duck cloth, canvas, twill, or other tight woven fabric.
Recommended fabric for the inner lining and filter pocket can be other cotton, cotton-blend non-stretch fabric. It can be thinner and softer, but again recommended minimal or non-stretch.
Must be laundered in HOT water prior to sewing to prevent future shrinkage.
Polyester or other less breathable fabric will not work as well, due to moisture produced when breathing.
Elastic should have plenty of stretch and of an appropriate size to fit over the ears. 1/16 inch round cord or 1/8 inch braided work best.
If elastic is not available, fabric ties can be sewn on the mask. There will need to be 4 ties (one tie on each of the 4 corners). Ties should be approx. ¼ inch in width, sewn in such a way that there are no frayed edges, and long enough to be tied into a bow on the top of the head (for the top corner and behind the head for the bottom corner).


Enclose completed masks in a closed plastic bag or closed plastic box and drop off at a St. Luke's Care Now location listed above or follow the directions below.

Unable to drop off at a St. Luke's Care Now ?
*Some restrictions apply to mailing cleaning products.
Check with your mail carrier for more details.

Mail supplies to:
1650 Race Street
Allentown PA 18109

We appreciate your generosity during these extraordinary times.

Thank you for your donation.

Sincerely,
The Care Team
St. Luke’s University Health Network

The March 19th 2020 BOS meeting is cancelled due to the Corona Virus outbreak. In addition, Residents can leave their tax and utility payments in the drop box located in front of the administration building.

For more information on what you need to know about the Coronavirus from the CDC please click HERE

When it comes to “rags” and the sewer system, they don’t mix! They are small, but mighty, and can cause very costly damage to wastewater equipment. The consequences of the damages and repairs will be reflected in your sewer rates.

In the wastewater industry the term “rags” is used to describe wipes, towels, shop rags, industrial rags, cleaning wipes, etc.; basically, materials tougher than toilet paper, that are not able to break down in the sewer system.

Now maybe you are thinking, what happens when I flush “rags” down the toilet? They disappear from my house and/or place of work to never be seen again. Well…that’s not the case for those of us that work in the wastewater industry. “Rags” can clog sewer lines, get caught in pumps and wastewater equipment, causing them to malfunction and need to be repaired, or worse, replaced. Tens of thousands of dollars are spent at the wastewater treatment plant alone repairing damage caused by these “rags.”

These repairs not only are costly but may also lead to dangerous confined space maintenance done by our staff. The EAJSA Wastewater staff takes great pride in the wastewater treatment quality. Please do your part by throwing away “rags” so sewer rate payer’s money can be put to better use in upgrading and improving equipment to continue our environmental stewardship of high-quality discharge to the Delaware River, instead of costly repairs.

Letters of interest are now being accepted by the Forks Township Board of Supervisors for the following vacancy:

One seat: Board of Supervisors 2 Year term ending December 31, 2021 letters of interest must be received no later than 3:30 pm Friday January 17, 2020. Based on the number applicants’ interviews will be held Wednesday January 22, 2020. Under State law the Township is required to fill the vacancy within 30 days of January 6, 2020. It is anticipated the Board will deliberate and select a member immediately following the interviews.

Interested persons should submit a letter of interest addressed to the “Forks Township Board of Supervisors”, and send to Forks Township Municipal Building, 1606 Sullivan Trail, Easton, Pa. 18040 or by email to jcornell@forkstownship.org the attention of the Township Manager.

Richmond Road from Meco Road to Winchester Drive will require two (2) to three (3) temporary ROAD CLOSURES (10-15 minutes each) between the hours of 10AM - 3PM on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 and between 12AM - 6PM on Thursday, December 19, 2019 for Utility Work. Please seek alternate routes during those time periods. Any questions please reach out to Penn Dott 610.871.4106 or PPL Ulities 717.652.7179 ext. 4890.

FirstEnergy and dozens of other electric and gas companies are banding together for Utility Scam Awareness Week, held Nov. 17-23, to prevent customers from falling victim to scams this season. Those customers in the WFMZ viewing area may have seen this video & related story regarding heating bill scams:

https://www.wfmz.com/news/area/berks/met-ed-warns-of-heating-bill-scam/article_a9e9e208-0ce3-11ea-b0b1-7ba1f19667bf.html

FirstEnergy customers are urged to keep the following information in mind to help ensure the safety of their family, property and personal information:
- Customers who are behind on their accounts receive written notices of a possible disconnection and how to prevent it. FirstEnergy representatives will not call or email to demand immediate payment to avoid a same-day shutoff.

- While FirstEnergy representatives often make courtesy calls to customers to remind them about an outstanding balance, they would explain how a payment can be made using the established payment options. They would never require a customer to purchase a pre-paid money card as the only acceptable means of payment.
- FirstEnergy employees do not contact customers to request sensitive information such as social security numbers or bank account information. Scammers often use Caller ID spoofing software to misrepresent the source of a phone call to further mislead and confuse their targets. Call-back numbers provided by these criminals often use greetings and hold messages that mimic legitimate businesses.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FORKS TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2019 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE FORKS TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 1606 SULLIVAN TRAIL, EASTON, PA FOR THE FOLLOWING REQUEST:

ON THE APPLICATION OF CEDARWOOD PROPERTIES, LLC TO COMPLETE A LAND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT AT 1510 AND 1512 SULLIVAN TRAIL, EASTON, PA. 18040, TAX PARCEL NUMBERS; K9SE4-1-1-0311; K9-14-17B-0311; K9-SE4-1-3-0311 AND K9SE4-1-2-0311. APPLICANT IS REQUESTING RELIEF FROM SECTION 200-18D(3) PERMITTING LESS THAN A THIRTY(30) FOOT VEGETATIVE GROUND COVER ADJACENT TO THE CURB LINE OF SULLIVAN TRAIL.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS OR THOSE DESIRING TO PROTEST THE GRANTING OF THIS REQUEST MAY ATTEND.

THE FORKS TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD

Road Work will take place from September 25, 2019 to October 2, 2019 on Newlins Road West from Sullivan Trail to approximately 100 feet North of Adrian Drive. Please plan an alternate route as there will be single lane conditions with possible closure if needed from 7am to 7pm during the week. There will be NO Road Work on Saturday or Sunday.

Any questions please call 610-438-2670

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FORKS TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE FORKS TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 1606 SULLIVAN TRAIL, EASTON, PA FOR THE FOLLOWING REQUEST:

ON THE APPLICATION OF CHRISTOPHER KLINE, 1460 NEWLINS ROAD WEST, EASTON PA. 18040, TAX PARCEL K9-10-5B, TO CONSTRUCT A DETACHED GARAGE THAT DOES NOT MEET REAR YARD SETBACKS. PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN THE HC (HERITAGE CORRIDOR) ZONING DISTRICT. SECTION 200-23C OF THE FORKS TOWNSHIP CODE, REQUIRES THE REAR YARD SETBACK TO BE 40 FEET AND THE SIDE YARD SETBACK OF 25 FEET. APPLICANT IS REQUESTING RELIEF FROM THE REAR YARD PROVISION.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS OR THOSE DESIRING TO PROTEST THE GRANTING OF THIS REQUEST MAY ATTEND.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FORKS TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE FORKS TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 1606 SULLIVAN TRAIL, EASTON, PA FOR THE FOLLOWING REQUEST:

ON THE APPLICATION OF JOSEPH LASSO, 960 COSENZA COURT, EASTON, PA 18040, TAX ID # K9-14-5-65, TO CONSTRUCT AN IN GROUND SWIMMING POOL THAT DOES NOT MEET THE WATER EDGE SETBACK. SECTION 200-28H-3(D)(2) REQUIRES THE WATER EDGE SETBACK TO BE 10 FEET. APPLICANT IS REQUESTING RELIEF OF THIS PROVISION TO ALLOW THE WATER EDGE TO BE ONLY 5 FEET FROM THE PROPERTY LINE.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS OR THOSE DESIRING TO PROTEST THE GRANTING OF THIS REQUEST MAY ATTEND.

THE FORKS TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD

Letters of interest are now being accepted by the Forks Township Board of Supervisors for the following vacancy:

One seat: Board of Supervisors 6 month term ending December 31, 2019 letters of interest must be received no later than 3:30 pm Tuesday June 4, 2019. Candidates are asked to new candidates not previously interviewed and running in the May primary.

Interested persons should submit a letter of interest addressed to the “Forks Township Board of Supervisors”, and send to Forks Township Municipal Building, 1606 Sullivan Trail, Easton, Pa. 18040 or by email to jcornell@forkstownship.org the attention of the Township Manager.

On Thursday March 28, 2019, Mitman Road from Arndt Road to Bushkill Drive will be closed from 9am - 2pm for Road Work. Access to Easton Area School property will be available from Arndt Road.


Welcome To Forks Township

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.

We hope you experience perusing our website is both positive and informative. We would enjoy hearing from you. Please contact us with your comments and suggestions.

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