In addition to February hours for borough residents, Hellertown borough officials Wednesday announced that compost center ID cards will be sold to Lower Saucon Township residents who wish to continue using the facility beginning March 1.
A dispute between Hellertown borough and Lower Saucon Township officials that began with a disagreement over library services and later spread to involve other previously shared facilities has culminated in a lawsuit filed by the borough in the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas.
With the Saucon Valley Compost Center closed this January, the annual disposal of Christmas trees in Hellertown borough and Lower Saucon Township will be a bit different this year, at least for some residents.
Hellertown Borough Council met Monday to vote on an extraordinary measure that could end a longstanding agreement to jointly operate its yard waste facility with Lower Saucon Township. However, if a letter the borough received from township officials Monday is any indication of things to come, no one may be operating it in the near future.
Hellertown Borough Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. to discuss the Saucon Valley Compost Center and the borough’s DEP permit to operate it.
A division between the Borough of Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township that began over differences in funding for the Hellertown Area Library seemingly grew deeper following the decision by borough council earlier this month to end several intermunicipal agreements with the township at the end of this year.
The Borough of Hellertown will be making a community-wide, curbside yard waste collection during the week of June 20, 2022.
The Saucon Valley Compost Center will reopen on Monday, May 11, with a new schedule as well as health and safety regulations in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On Monday, Hellertown Borough Council discussed a proposal to reopen the compost center with social distancing precautions in place.
If you are behind on cleaning up yard waste and live in Hellertown borough, you still have some time before the borough’s public works department makes its annual spring collection.