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Moore Township News
The Historical Commission reorganization meeting scheduled Tuesday, January 26, 2021 is CANCELED.



The Board of Supervisors regular meeting will be held Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm via a telephone conference utilizing the Zoom platform. The public will have the opportunity to comment via the telephone conference call prior to any official action taking place and during the “Open to Floor” portion of the meeting. If you wish to comment on agenda items or have other comments in advance, please call or e-mail the Township Manager at 610-759-9449 ext 2 or nsteiner@mooretownship.org.
Call-In Number: 888-475-4499 or 1-888-475-4499 (US Toll Free)
Conference ID: 710 203 0229
URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/pac/join/7102030229

The Zoning Hearing Board meeting for February is CANCELED.



The 2021 Northampton County Farmland Preservation application round has been extended until March 15, 2021. The application can be found HERE.





The Moore Township Board of Supervisors are seeking part-time snowplow drivers for the 2020-21 winter season. Class B CDL required. Email the Township Manager Nicholas Steiner at nsteiner@mooretownship.org or call 610-759-9449 x2 for an application.





Northampton County Covid-19 Relief Small Business Grant Program
The Northampton County COVID-19 Relief Small Business Grant Program has re-opened and is now accepting applications! Northampton County Council has approved this Grant Program partnered with the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce that will distribute $1.3 million dollars of CARES Act Funds to Northampton County small businesses with 100 or fewer employees. Please click HERE for more informatoin. Deadline to apply is Friday, December 4, 2020.

COVID-19 Risk Management & Recovery Training for Northampton County Businesses
County Executive Lamont McClure & Northampton County DCED in collaboration with Northampton Community College offer to Northampton County businesses the opportunity for free COVID-19 Risk Management & Recovery training. Please click HERE for more informatoin. To enroll in Instructor led (live) or access Independent (pre-recorded) training, please use the following link: www.northampton.edu/NCCovid.

Northampton County COVID-19 PPE Reopening Readiness Program
Limited amounts of sanitizer, masks, and sanitizing wipes are available for non-profits and small businesses in Moore Township through the Northampton County COVID-19 PPE Reopening Readiness Program. Organizations are required to provide their name, contact person, phone number, and e-mail address for accounting purposes. Quantities taken by each organization will also be tracked for accounting purposes. To receive your supplies, visit the Police Secretary during normal hours, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM.



Offices are open to the public with normal hours during the "Yellow" and "Green" phases. Visitors must check in with the police secretary and wear masks when meeting with Township staff.

The Real Estate Tax deadline has been extended from June 30, 2020 to August 31, 2020. The Tax Office will also be closed to public in-person payments. The forms of payments accepted during this time will be Check and Money Order ONLY. NO Cash payments will be accepted at this time. If you do not have checks, please use a Money Order for the total amount of your payment due. You can mail your payments to 2913 W Beersville Rd, Bath, PA 18014, or drop off in the locked drop box on the garage at this address. If you need a receipt, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with all payments (mailed or in drop box). You can reach the Tax Collector by phone at 484-294-3798 or email at mooretwptax@gmail.com if you have any questions.

For those who qualify, the state's Property Tax/Rent Rebate program has been extended to December 31, 2020. For information regarding the program, visit https://www.revenue.pa.gov/GeneralTaxInformation/PropertyTaxRentRebateProgram/Pages/default.aspx.

Parks are to be used at the public’s risk as apparatus and playground equipment are not being sanitized. Groups should consist of 25 or less people in the “Yellow" phase. Groups should consist of 250 or less people in the "Green" phase. The Recreation Center basketball courts and tennis courts are unlocked, and the playgrounds open. For the latest guidance from the state, visit https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx.

The First Regional Compost Authority (FRCA) is open with modifications. Please visit http://www.frcaweb.org/ for information. The township yard waste drop off will be open regular hours, dawn until dusk.



For information related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the following links:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

For questions regarding life-sustaining businesses, please refer to the following:
BUSINESS CONTACT: ra-dcedcs@pa.gov or 1-877-PA-HEALTH, select option 1
PUBLIC CONTACT: 1-877-PA-HEALTH, select option 2 or by webform at https://www.governor.pa.gov/contact/

Unemployment Rights and Resources - COVID-19

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency - CARES Act Rent or Mortgage Relief

COVID-19 Relief PA Statewide Small Business Assistance





During this time of sheltering-in-place, Penn State Extension has prepared and will continue to offer free webinars for homeowners to learn about stormwater and practices they can implement to improve water quality. For a listing of past programs, click HERE. Recordings and future webinars can be found on the Penn State Extension Facebook pages, Penn State Extension – Lehigh County and Penn State Extension – Northampton County. Please visit https://extension.psu.edu/programs/watershed-stewards for more information about the Penn State Master Watershed Steward Program.



The 2020 Moore Township tax bills have been mailed out, and you should be receiving them in the next couple of days. Please note there may be more than one bill in your envelope as bills are sorted per household (Real Estate and Per Capita). This is a mass mailing, and there is no way to track if you receive your bills. If you do not receive your Per Capita or Real Estate tax bills in the next couple of weeks, please call the Tax Collector at 484-294-3798 or send an email to mooretwptax@gmail.com so you can be sent or emailed another.

You can total all of your bills (Real Estate and Per Capita) onto one check if you'd like. Please refer to the blue insert in the envelope with your bills for additional helpful information, forms of payment accepted, who to make checks payable to, the Tax Collector's office hours for walk in payments, address, phone, email, etc.

*There is also locked drop box located on the garage if you prefer to drop your payment off but do not want to wait in line. If you want a receipt, please enclose a self addressed envelope with your payment in the drop box.*





Moore Township is a large, rural community containing 38 square miles in north-central Northampton County, Pennsylvania. The Township entirely surrounds the small Borough of Chapman Quarries. Two larger boroughs, Bath and Nazareth, are located to the south and southeast. The township has 6 different mailing addresses due to its large size; they include Bath, Nazareth, Northampton, Danielsville, Walnutport and Wind Gap.

The Moore Township Police Department and the Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company provide 24 hour emergency services to the township. Moore Township is very rural and contains beautiful picturesque farmlands, woodlands and mountains. Framed to the north by the Blue Mountain, the Township has the famous Appalachian Trail, which runs through the Township. Agriculture and single-family residences, along with open space are the largest features that can be seen within the township. Despite the coming of the Industrial Age, Moore Township has remained largely rural in character.

In a series of meetings and questionnaires over the years, township residents said they value the physical beauty of the township, the openness of the land and the wildlife and plant life around them. Thus, in planning for the future they recognize the need to remember and preserve elements of the past.

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