Moore Township News
At a recent meeting of the Board of Supervisors, Moore Township became the first Township in Pennsylvania to adopt a Resolution which is Resolution #2014-12 which expressed our opposition to the proposed pipeline through Moore Township and our woodlands and streams. We would like to Thank all of the residents that came out to the meeting on Wednesday November 19 to learn what can be done to try and halt the pipeline. We will try and keep the public updated on this page as to what is happening and what you can do to help. To access a map of the proposed pipeline, please go to our general information page, and click on "links" the pipeline link is the first one on the list.

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. Unfortunately, there is no funding in the 2015 County Budget for farmland and woodland preservation. The Moore Township Land Preservation Board and the Board of Supervisors has let the current County Executive and County Council know that this is unacceptable, and funding for our farmlands and woodlands should be included in the 2015 budget as it has in previous years. BUT YOU CAN HELP ALSO!! Show your support for Moore Township's farmland and woodland preservation programs by telling them you want the funds reinstated into the 2015 budget. Please, as soon as possible, send a letter to, who will distribute your lettet to all members of County Council, and, the County Executive. The Moore Township Land Preservation Board and the Board of Supervisors would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation and help on this extremely important matter.

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.

Fall leaf collection in Moore Township will begin on October 20, 2014. The first area will be in the Southeast quadrant of the Township. October 27, 2014 we will be in the Southwest quadrant for collection. November 3, 2014 we will be servicing the North quadrant. The cycle will then start over on November 10 and continue the cycle until completion.

The following guidelines must be followed: LEAVES ONLY shall be raked to the shoulder of the road for pickup. Leaves shall be kept off of the roadways. Leaves must be free of sticks and other foreign materials.

The Public Works Crew may refuse pickup if inappropriate material is found within the leaves or if the above guidelines are not followed.

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. 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.


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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