-PennDot Update 05/10/13
The meeting was very productive in the spirit of cooperation among all involved. Mayor
Fluck and Borough Council want to especially thank Representative Bob Freeman with
his assistance in coordinating this meeting.
1. Kichline Ave. will remain closed
2. The Kiernan Ave. traffic signal will be reinstalled with left turns restrictions
onto Main St
3. Hess Ave will be one way west from Main to Oak.
4. Roth Ave. will be one way west from Main to Oak.
5. The High Street detour remain in effect to egress onto Route 412
6. Trucks are restricted to local deliveries on all affected streets
7. PennDot will provide directional signs to all local businesses
8. PennDot will expedite the changes
Due to the continued success of the Hellertown Pool and the growing number of season
pool passes issued each year, Hellertown Borough will implement a new procedure for
the 2013 season when issuing season passes.
-Pool Opening Date is June 15, 2013.
All season passes will now be issued at the Hellertown Borough Municipal Building,
685 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055. Season passes will not be available to purchase
at the Hellertown Pool.
For your convenience, there are many options and expanded hours to purchase your
season pool pass:
1. At Borough Hall during normal business hours; Monday through Friday 8:00 am to
2. Expanded hours are available on the following dates :
Wednesday, June 5th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 8th 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Wednesday, June 12th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 15th 9:00 am to 11:00 am
3. Included in this correspondence is the 2013 Season Pool Pass application. Additional
applications are available on the Borough’s web site www.hellertownborough.org /General
Info/Forms & Documents/Hellertown Pool Season Pass.
4. You may complete the application, provide copies of acceptable proof of residency
and mail your check with required information to the Borough office. Your pool passes
will be available at the Pool on opening day. Note incorrect checks or lack of all
required information will result in your application and check being returned.
5. In order to receive the discount “resident rate” you and all season pass holders
will need an acceptable proof of residency which includes those listed on the attached
Borough Council and the staff of Hellertown Borough hope you enjoy your 2013 season
at the Hellertown Pool!
- Family Weekend Information
To all our friends: Saucon Valley will celebrate a family weekend on Saturday, Oct.
19, 2013 and conclude with the Saucon Valley Spirit Parade, Sunday, October 20, 2013
at 2:00 p.m. rain or shine. We are having these festivities to bring families together
and re-dedicate the Morris J. Dimmick Park and Dewey Fire Co. This year we have
many venues that are planned. I hope you can truly support our fundraising efforts
to bring families together and celebrate what this community is all about. Please
review the following form and help us celebrate this weekend. We want you to participate,
we need your donations. Please help us! We are anticipating a very large parade.
The Spirit Parade will begin our community spirit as in years past and will be followed
by the 4-County Fireman’s Parade. This year we welcome the Philadelphia Police &
Fire Pipes and Drums to our parade. The fire apparatus will not be using sirens
this year, only lights, saving sirens for emergency purposes only! If you have any
questions, please bring it to my attention at (610) 838-0521 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanking you in advance for your attention in this matter. Sincerely, David J. Heintzelman
(Click Here) For more info
- Important Recycling Information
Pursuant to the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act of 1988,
Hellertown Borough established a Recycling Program which mandates that certain specified
recyclable material be kept separate from other municipal waste. This Program applies
to all residential, commercial, industrial and institutional uses. Removing certain
materials from the municipal waste-stream will decrease the flow of solid waste to
municipal waste landfills, aid in the conservation and recovery of valuable resources,
conserve energy in the manufacturing process, increase the supply of reusable materials
for the Commonwealth’s industries, and will also reduce substantially the required
capacity of proposed resource recovery facilities and contribute to their overall
combustion efficiency, thereby resulting in significant cost savings in the planning,
construction and operation of these facilities. Each year, included with your Garbage/Recycling
bill, is a flyer that outlines the types of materials to be recycled as well as the
appropriate method of disposal. Cans, glass and plastic should be rinsed and may
be co-mingled in a recycling container. For your convenience, recycling containers
may be obtained at the borough office at a cost of $10. Large 96-gallon toters (perfect
for multi-unit apartments and larger volume recyclers are also available at a cost
of $75. Paper and Cardboard, High Grade Office Paper & Newspapers – Newspapers,
magazines and junk mail may be bundled and tied or nested in a paper bag, or taken
to any Abitibi drop off location throughout the Borough. Cardboard must be cut no
larger than 2’x2’ and tied. Place the bundle next to or on top of your recycling
bin. Please make sure your trash and recyclables are secured on windy days; plastics
and trash blowing around pollutes our land and our streams. The Borough is here
to assist you with recycling education. Please call the Borough office at 610-838-7041
with any questions.
- Route 412 Road Work
HRI will be implementing Phase MPT1B on Monday 4/29/13. Parking along Main from
Wagner to Cherry will be eliminated until this phase is completed.
- Lower Saucon Township - Rail Trail Parking Info.
Please be advised that the Township Public Works Department has begun the excavation,
construction and paving of the parking lot and access pathway for the Reading Drive
Trailhead in Lower Saucon Township. This project is expected to continue until the
end of the month. During this construction the parking area at Reading Drive will
be closed to vehicles and pedestrian access. The Saucon Rail Trail in this section
is still open in both directions and the portable toilet is accessible from the trail.
Parking vehicles along Reading Drive is prohibited.
- Trap-Neuter-Return Program
What are feral cats? You might call her an alley cat, a barn cat, or a street cat
– she is a feral cat, living a valued life outside. Because she has not been spayed,
she has 3-4 litters a year, eventually forming colonies. Cats make their home wherever
they can find food and shelter. Tomcats prowl for mates, females become pregnant,
and the cycle of reproduction continues.
Please click here for more information
- Open Public Bids and RFP’s
Additional information on open bids and request for proposals can be found on the
bidding page or by (Clicking Here)
Hellertown Community Yard Sale – June 1st 2013
Residents and Businesses anywhere in the borough can participate; the $5 yard sale
permit fee is waived if you pre-register no later than May 22nd: stop by our sponsor,
Coldwell Banker (186 Main St.), to fill out a permit. Click here for permit application.
2nd Annual Saucon Valley Restaurant Week – July 21st – July 27th 2013
Participating restaurants from the borough and township offer special menus at discounted
rates for an entire week.
All events are Hosted by the Hellertown Borough Business Revitalization Program (BBRP):
contact for more information… email@example.com / 610.739.1520
- Northampton County Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Info
Please click here for more information
- Help Wanted to Beautify Main Street: Flower Planter Maintenance
Five new flower planters will adorn Main Street this spring. The Hellertown Borough
Business Revitalization Program (BBRP) has recently ordered the planters as part
of an image/identity grant initiative funded in part by the Chamber Foundation’s
Main St. Lehigh Valley (MSLV) grant program. While the Hellertown BBRP funds the
seasonal plantings, we rely on the community to help maintain them. We are asking
local residents, businesses, or volunteer groups to commit to watering and tending
to these additional planters. We hope to display the planters along Main Street’s
town center – between W. Depot and W. Saucon Streets – as long as nearby property
owners can commit to their care. (Click Here) for more info Interested in lending
a hand? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610.739.1520
- Hellertown Main Street’s Red, White, & Blue Donated to Show Honor & Appreciation
Do you remember the American flags flying proudly along Main Street last summer?
Did you know all thirty of those flags were donated by local businesses and residents?
30 replacement flags were purchased last year as well, to exchange for the tattered
or beaten flags from 2012 that should no longer be displayed. The Chamber Foundation’s
Main St. Lehigh Valley grant program funded this purchase by using the residential
& business flag purchases as the required match money for the grant. Help us to
grow and make this a tradition. As with last year, the flags will be installed at
town center first, and will extend north and south from town hall. The flags are
MADE IN THE U.S.A. and purchased locally! (Click Here) for more information.
- Rabies Information
The Hellertown Police department has been dispatched to five calls within the past
week concerning suspected rabid skunks. On each occasion the skunk has been destroyed
(or in the case of one, died prior to the officer’s arrival). The attached statement
contains information regarding to educate you are your family on the importance of
vaccinating and leashing your pet, and what to do in the event you come across a
wild animal acting unusual. The release also includes a link to the PA Department
of Agriculture’s web site page that discusses rabies. (Click Here) for more info
- Paper Recycling Information- Please click here for more information regarding this
- Volunteers Needed for Saucon Valley Compost Center
Please be advised that the Yard Waste Compost Center will be open Fridays and Saturday
starting April 12th 2013 to November 30th 2013 10:00 am to 2:00 pm then every Saturday
in January 2014 from 10-2. The Center is a joint project of the Borough and Lower
Saucon Township, and is available to residents of both communities we are looking
for Volunteers., is recruiting volunteers to assist with the future operation of
the Center. Due to municipal funding limits, the operating days/hours of the Compost
Center cannot be extended beyond the current schedule at this time. However, expanded
schedules could be considered in the future if an adequate number of volunteers step
forward to assist the facility staff. If you are interested in volunteering your
time to help out at the Compost Center, please contact the Borough Manager at: email@example.com.
Training and equipment will be provided to all volunteers.
- Hellertown Borough Community Photo’s
We have added a community happening photo link to our Facebook Photo Albums. (Click