Towamensing Township is in a Burn Ban

Burn Ban:  Effective April 22, 2016 -  Towamensing Township Supervisors have placed a burn ban in effect until further notice.

No burning of any materials is permitted.  Outdoor gas and barbecue grills are allowed.

Welcome to Towamensing Township

           The area known today as Towamensing Township was originally called “Saint Anthony’s Wilderness”. The word Towamensing is derived from a Lenape Indian word meaning uninhabited. Today, the township is semi-rural, with small farms interspersed between homes and woodlands. The jewel of our township is Beltzville State Park and Lake, providing residents and visitors with opportunities for year-round recreation including swimming, fishing, hiking, boating, bird-watching, and cross-country skiing.

 
          The Township is located within the boundaries of the highly regarded Palmerton Area School District.  Towamensing has an active youth sports program, and it is the first township in Carbon County to institute a policy to preserve its historic structures.  You will find the township to be a dynamic location with friendly people whether you are planning a July afternoon visit or a permanent move here.
 
 
 

 

ALERT!
BEFORE YOU BURN, PLEASE CALL THE COM CENTER AT 1-800-452-1813

 
New Zoning Office Hours

May 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

 

Township News

Spring Cleanup & Recycling Event

Saturday, April 2, 2016
8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Sunday, April 3, 2016
8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Click here to view the Electronic Recycle Day flyer.

Click here to view  2016 Garbage Collection letter for a list of acceptable items


 

Historical Commission Cookbook

The Towamensing Township Historical Commission has compiled a wonderful cookbook with local recipes for all to enjoy.  It is a great holiday gift for only $10.00.

You can purchase one at the Township office or by contacting Karl by email at seed361@ptd.net.

All proceeds will go to the refurbishing of the Greenzweig School, a one-room schoolhouse in operation from 1892 to 1954, located at 995 Church Drive, Palmerton, PA.

Click here to view the cookbook's cover

 


 

Township Resolution Passes Opposing The Pipeline

 

Towamensing Township Supervisors passed a resolution opposing potential harmful effects of the PennEast Pipeline on residents and the environment within the township.

Read the resolution here...


PennEast Pipeline New Information

Click here to read


CFL Recycling

We now accept compact fluorescent light bulbs for recycling.  We ask that you bring them to the  office during regular hours and place them in the designated receptacle, which is designed to prevent breakage.


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The Township Office is closed the following holidays:

New Year's Day
Friday, January 1, 2016

Good Friday
Friday, March 25, 2016

Memorial Day
Monday, May 30, 2016

Independence Day
Monday, July 4, 2016

Labor Day
Monday, September 5, 2016

Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016

Christmas
Friday, December 23, 2016
Monday, December 26, 2016

(*Cold weather road services are an exception.)


State's ReadyPA Campaign

The state’s ReadyPA campaign encourages residents to Be Informed, Be Prepared, and Be Involved. Read More...


Flood Insurance

Information detailing coverage and how to obtain flood insurance can be found at www.floodsmart.gov