Upper Mount Bethel Township News
Thank you to all our residents and businesses that generously donated to purchase trees for the Community Park

The following FEMA information (links) may be helpful to the residents of UMBT.

General Information:
Information on insurance:
Information about Risk MAP:
Information on available grants:
Information on hazard mitigation:

You can view the latest Township Today Newsletter HERE

Northampton County is cooperating with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry and the USDA Forest Service in a joint effort to control gypsy moth caterpillars in Spring 2016 in certain residential and public high use areas within the county.

A public meeting concerning GYPSY MOTH CONTROL will be held at

The Bushkill Fire Company
155 Firehouse Dr, Nazareth PA
August 4th from 7:00-9:00 PM.

All interested property owners are encouraged to attend this meeting. Applications will be available and eligibility requirements discussed.

DCNR Staff will be present to explain the program and address any questions

Click HERE to download the application.

The PA State Police will be offering drug-take back services at the barracks in Plainfield Township:

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day which will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for residents with unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications. This will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical, controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. The program is open to all residents regardless of where they reside.

Where: Pennsylvania State Police Barracks, 654 Bangor Road, Nazareth, PA 18064 (Plainfield Township)

For more information please click HERE

Yard Sale permit fees have been suspended, however the permit still must be filled out and is still limited to (2) sales per year

Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, PA is seeking a Part-time Laborer with mandatory CDL License for the Public Works Department. Application can be picked up at the at the Township Municipal Building located at 387 Ye Olde Highway, Mt. Bethel, PA 18343 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. click here for an application. Any questions regarding the job description please contact J. Robert Cartwright, Township Manager at (570) 897-6127 Ext. 1026.

Upper Mount Bethel Township now has the ability to accept credit cards payments (Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express) for all Permits and Recreation Signs-Ups.

This contest is designed to recognize the valuable contributions made by youth groups involved in community projects that improve the quality of life within the Township. For more information please click Here.

E-Cycling Event will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 9am-1pm at the Arts Quest/Steel Stacks / East First Street / Bethlehem PA. For more info click HERE.

Open to girls grades 2-6. Field Hockey registration has been extended until further notice. Registrations are being accepted at the UMBT Municipal Building between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information click here

Registration forms are available here

Our 2015 Budget is available for review by clicking here

Eastern PA Animal Alliance offers low cost spaying and neutering. Their can visit their website here or call 570-994-5846.

Township requests bids for the following work to be done at the Barn: Remove existing siding and install new 6" Dutch lap wood siding as per drawing. On the Potomac Street side from the top of the windows to the peak and on the bank side, all siding surrounding the sliding barn doors.

Install 1" x 6" pine corners. Contractors shall verify all dimensions in field prior to providing quotes on project. Contact Supervisor Dennis Jones for further information at 610 392-5508 or submit your quote directly to the township building at 387 Ye Olde Highway, Mt. Bethel, PA 18343 or Fax 570 897-0108 or you can email to

There is an opening on the UMBT Recreation Board for a term until January 1, 2019. Please submit your letter of interest to the township at 387 Ye Olde Hwy, Mt. Bethel, PA 18343 Attn: Melissa or email at

The Township of Upper Mount Bethel Housing Rehabilitation Program is designed to help low-moderate income homeowners with general home repairs. Click here for more info.

Meals On Wheels of Northampton County promotes healthy living through the delivery of nutrition services. For more info visit our website: or call us at 610-691-1030.

Attention UMBT residents. Any resident that would like to burn brush should call John Bocko, Fire Marshall at (570) 688-6191

Watersheds are areas of land that drain into a lake, river or stream. Water travels over the land's surface - farm fields, forests, lawnsand city streets - on its course to a waterway. For more detailed information click here.

Emergencies can happen unexpectedly anytime and anywhere. Please be prepared in the event an emergency occurs in your community and you must go for a few days without electricity, water service, and access to a supermarket or local services. For more information click here.

Do you know how important you and your love ones are? VERY IMPORTANT

Did you know that in the event of an emergency it makes the task of locating your home more of a challenge for ambulance, fire and police responders if they are unaware of where you live. A correctly posted house number could be the difference between life and death.

You should be aware that your house number needs to be conspicuously placed somewhere on your property as per Township Ordinance 95-7. You are required to restore or replace any number (s) that shall have been removed or destroyed.

Also, if your house is not visible from the roadway, because you live down a lane or have a long driveway, you should place some type of display that lists your house number at the beginning of the lane or driveway.

Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year. In fact, on average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. Here are some tips for staying here.



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