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Moore Township News
Local Tax Return is Due April 15 It’s that time of year again. Your 2014 local earned income tax return is due on April 15. Did you know the quickest way to get your refund is to file online? If you live and work in Pennsylvania, you can e-file on our tax administrator’s secure website, which is available 24/7 at www.KeystoneCollects.com. Keystone Collections Group’s e-file is the easy, fast and secure way to file your 2014 tax return. It lets you file your tax return when it is most convenient for you. You will need your W-2, your Social Security Number and any other income documents that may apply (such as a PA-UE or a Schedule C). Please note that the forms changed this year. If you will be claiming an out-of-state tax credit or if you work in Philadelphia, you may be eligible for a local earned income tax credit up to the amount you owe to your resident municipality. The worksheet on the back of the form will help you calculate your out-of-state tax credit (attach a copy of your out-of-state filing). If you have questions regarding local tax filing, call Keystone’s Taxpayer Helpline at 1-888-328-0565 to speak with a local, knowledgeable Taxpayer Service Agent. You can also email your questions to “Taxpayer Support” at www.KeystoneCollects.com. Taxpayers with earned income in 2014 are required to file a tax return by Wednesday, April 15.

The Moore Township Board of Supervisors would like to Thank - State Representatives Marcia Hahn and Julie Harhart for coordinating the recent meeting with Representatives from the people involved in the PennEast pipeline proposal. The meeting was well attended by residents of Moore Township and surrounding areas. There were a lot of great questions and answers, from the local Attorney, the Representative from Penn State and from the State Representatives themselves. The more information that can be distributed to our residents, the better chance of makeing the right decisions for everyone concerned. Again, we want to Thank our Representatives for their involvement.

The Moore Township Land Preservation Board and the Board of Supervisors would like to thank you for your cooperation and help on this extremely important matter. In the past, Moore Township's land preservation efforts have been very successful and have benefited greatly from it's partnership with the Northampton County preservation program and experts. We are happy to report that due to the efforts of the Moore Township Board of Supervisors and the Land Preservation Board and the residents of Moore Township, the County has approved a budget which now includes $750,000.00 for Land Preservation. This means that the efforts of all of us have helped to keep the program moving into 2015 and beyond.

Moore Township has contracted with Westerwald Pottery to produce the two itens pictured here. These items are available at the Municipal Building and also at Lattemann's Crossroad Store. This handcrafted pottery items are one of a kind, as each one has a different painting on the front. Either item can be purchased for a costs of $20.00, with the money to be used to offset the costs of our 250th Anniversary Celebration which we are having next year.



The Moore Township community, vicinity of Bath in Northampton County, is banding together to bring the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall (a 3/5 scale replica) to the Lehigh Valley for display between 13 and 17 August 2015. The wall will be erected at the Moore Township Recreation Fields on 12 August 2014. While the expenses for staging such a memorial are not small for a community of this size and considerable work lies before them, if its civic spirit is any indication, it will overcome all obstacles. The local Boy Scout troops, in particular, will lead that charge.

Indeed, what sets this effort apart from many others is the way community is coming together for an act of remembrance of its veterans. It is not being led by military, veterans or political organizations, but by the very citizens of a community. This is how such memorial events should be done. As private citizens, Lynn Kessler and her husband, Matthew - both closely associated with Scouting - began the venture. Already, Boy Scout Troops 33 and 50 and Moore Township officials have banded together with them as the initial cadre.

Their first fundraiser to cover the expenses of the project will be a golf tournament on 18 October at the Wedgewood Golf Club, 4875 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg, PA 18036.

Moore Township will be celebrating its 250th anniversary in the year 2015. Founded in 1765 the Township has grown to approximately 9,600 residents. The celebration will be held on August 29 & 30, 2015 at the Moore Township Recreation Center. There will be lots of exciting things to do and view. We will be having a 5k race to start off the events, and then there will be a hot air balloon lift off by the football field. There will be an antique tractor parade through parts of the Township. We have booked several area bands including, Crazy Hearts, Dersire and Friends. The Grandmaster pipe organ will be on display for your listening pleasure on Saturday. There will be a kids park for their enjoyment as well as many exhibits and tours of the Townships historical sites by the Historical Commission. The Boy Scouts will be having a camporee during the weekend, as well as buck skinners and civil war participants. We are in the process of having the Army National Guard here with many pieces of equipment for your enjoyment. The first Moore Township Hot Dog eating contest will be held on Saturday afternoon. State Representative Marcia Hahn and Julie Harhart will be on hand for the festivities. The culmination of Saturday will be a FIREWORKS display to end the evening. Stop by and take in the sights and sounds of Moore Townships 250th anniversary. Don't forget to pick up your hand made crocks and steins, which have been crafted by Westerwald Pottery, and each one is totally different than the other. They are on sale at the Township Building, Lattemanns Corner Store, and at the National Penn Bank in Moorestown and at the Southmoore Pharmacy. The cost is $20.00 each. We also have T-Shirts on sale commemorating the anniversary for $15.00 & $20.00 each also on sale at the Township Building.

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The Moore Township Recreation Center is again doing the "Walk In The Park". Come out and walk with your friends starting December 4th on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.

Walk In The Park




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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