Attention Property Owners/Contractors
Upper Mount Bethel Township likes to keep property owners
informed of any necessary information that is required
by the Township. The Township requires a permit application
be obtained when constructing, altering, repairing, demolishing
or moving buildings, etc.
A reminder if you have a contractor do any of the above
type of work it is the best interest of public safety,
health and welfare that the contractor obtains a contractor’s license
and pays the annual fee of $35.00 to be registered with
The contractor must also provide the Township with a copy
of the required liability insurance from their insurance
Marshfield Village, L.P.
Curative Amendment Challenge
On January 29, 2008, Upper Mount Bethel Township received
formal notice from Attorney James F. Preston that his
client, Marshfield Village, L.P., hereby withdraws, without
prejudice, its Curative Amendment Petition filed on December
29, 2006. The Upper Mount Bethel Township Board of
Supervisors held the scheduled Public Hearing on the
Curative Amendment Challenge Application on Tuesday, January
29, 2008. The Board of Supervisors adopted Upper Mount
Bethel Township Resolution 2008-02, which dismisses the
Curative Amendment. While there was mixed sentiment in the
Township regarding this project, all of our residents should
be commended for their determination in making their voices
heard on this very important issue.
Township Ordinances & Regulations
A friendly reminder that
U.M.B.T. has a number of regulations and ordinances that are currently
in effect for the safety and protection of all residents.
Below are a few:
Driveway Construction Permits
Driveway Paving Permits
Yard Sale Permits
Street Address Display Ordinance
Detailed information and
specifics can be obtained from the Township during regular business
hours. These regulations are intended for your safety and
to improve the quality of life in our community.
DISPLAY HOUSE NUMBERS
PROMINENTLY FOR SAFETY
During periodic township-wide inspections and in the course
of normal Township business, we often discover many homes
that do not have the house numbers prominently displayed.
This is vital in the event of an emergency. Since there are
large areas of undeveloped land and large lots located in
the Township, house numbers usually are not sequential.
Numbers must be set aside for the possibility of
accommodating future development. This makes the task of
locating your home more of a challenge for emergency service
Be sure to keep written directions, including
the street you live on and the nearest cross street, next to the telephone
in case you do need to call for help. Be sure your house number is conspicuously
placed so it is readily and easily identifiable from the street or roadway
which accesses the property (be sure to keep any and all posts out of the
Township right-of-way), as per Township Ordinance 95.7. This is especially
important if someone in the house is unable to give clear directions to
the emergency dispatchers or is unable to say more than a few words. It
is recommended that you utilize numbers that are a minimum of 3” and consider
reflective numbers for maximum visibility. This is a small item; however,
it can save your life or a loved one.
In an effort
to keep the rising cost of municipal waste and recycling at the lowest
level possible, UMBT has not included tire disposal in our municipal
waste contract. It is the property owner’s or
tenant’s responsibility to dispose of tires in an
appropriate manner. When you go to obtain new tires for your
vehicle, we encourage all residents to have their service station dispose
of old tires. This ensures the tires will be discarded in a manner consistent
with environmental standards.