COVID-19 UPDATE   -     March 30, 2020

COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE

Lehighton Borough Council will meet on Monday, April 6, 2020 to act on essential business only. By the Sunshine Law, the public is invited to attend the meeting however due to COVID-19 along with the Governor’s Stay-at-Home orders, we would encourage the public to address all comments in writing prior to the meeting. The agenda and action items are posted for the public to review. If you have any items which need to be addressed on the essential action items, please email concerns to nbeckett@lehightonborough.com or they can be dropped in our utility drop box on the North Side of Borough Hall prior to 4:30pm on April 6th. All public concerns, outside of the essential business on the agenda, should be addressed with the Administrative Office at 610-377-4002.

The 1st Floor of Borough Hall is closed to the public and all access will take place through the Amphitheater entrance to Council’s Chambers.

The 6th Agenda and Action Items can be found at the link below:

Download and view the 6th Agenda and Action Items

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Lehighton Borough will be functioning with limited staffing and operations until Friday, April 17, 2020. We will continue to monitor and re-evaluate our operations and will extend the date as needed. To encourage social distancing during this time, below are some of the steps the borough has put in place:

  • Essential services such as Police, Fire, Electric and Public Works will remain operational
  • Borough Hall is closed to the public. Administration can be reached at 610-377-4002 and the Utility Office can be reached at 610-377-4004
  • All customers are encouraged to pay their utility bill by:
  • Mail (No Cash Payment
  • Utility Drop Box on North Street side of the building
  • Online by E-Check: https://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/WippLEHG
  • The Borough will reimburse the $1.05 for paying via E-Check

Only public meetings required by law will be held. All other meetings will be cancelled until further notice.

 For all up to date information on the Coronavirus, please visit the following websites:

            Center for Disease Control     www.cdc.gov

            PA Department of Health       www.health.pa.gov

  MESSAGE FROM THE LEHIGHTON POLICE DEPARTMENT:
The Lehighton Borough Police Department continues to be committed to
providing the Borough with exceptional service. The police will continue to
respond to calls as always, however, in the effort to keep our police and
staff healthy, effective today, March 16, 2020, our lobby will be closed to
the public to limit personal contact. We are asking that non-emergency
police related issues be handled by phone whenever possible. Additionally,
officers will likely maintain more distance during face-to-face contacts
(unless you are being arrested).

Clerical staff will be available during normal business hours Monday through
Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM via phone at 610-377-4003 to answer any questions
or conduct routine business. Our lobby will remain closed to visitors until
further notice. Please check back for updates.

 

From the Borough: Leaf Collection is over. Residents can now bag the leaves and put them out for the garbage.

The Borough of Lehighton is situated upon the western bank of the Lehigh River, in southern Carbon County, Pennsylvania.  Originally settled by the German Moravian Brothers as Gnaden Huetten (Cabins of Grace), the Lehigh River provided easy transportation for the early settlers and, indeed, throughout much of the early life of the current Borough.  The Lehigh River, with its source of water power, encouraged the development of many early industries, including: Silk and lace mills, a Meat-packing house, a Shirt factory, Automatic-press works, Railroad car shops, Stoneworks, and Foundries.

Throughout much of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the railroad made it easy for businessmen to get their products to major markets.  For many years, the Lehigh Valley Railroad had a major repair facility in Lehighton.  The Lehigh Valley Railroad was the major employer in the area for several decades, employing several thousand workers at the repair facilities or operating and maintaining the railroad.

As is true of many of our nation's smaller towns, the coming of the "Mall" deflated the local economy, and resulted in many smaller stores closing.  The attraction of suburban living also encouraged many former Borough residents to re-locate.

Today, the Borough of Lehighton stands at an exciting cross-road in its future. A group of local business men and women, along with a some interested residents have gotten together to try and revitalize the borough’s downtown business district. The group is working on different projects to get the community involved in their town by hosting various community events.They are also holding other events to raise funds for the redevelopment and rebirth of the town. Please, become involved and become active! You may visit the Lehighton Downtown Initiative on their Facebook page

Welcome to the Borough!!  We welcome you as visitors, as business owners, and as residents.  Please do not hesitate to contact secretary@lehightonborough.com for further information concerning our fair Borough.

 

Borough Hall
1 Constitution Avenue
Lehighton, PA 18235

(610) 377.4002

Monday thru Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Non-Emergency
Police Number
(610) 377-4003

News


Crossing Guards

    Lehighton Borough Police
    Department is currently
    looking for individuals
    who want to help as
    school crossing gaurds.

    For more information,
    please contact the police secretary
    at 610-377-4003.

2020 Pool Flyer
   
The 2020 pool flyer is available
    on the Recreation page



Local Tax / EIT Forms
    These forms can be found on
    Berkheimer Tax Administrator .

    Lehighton Borough Residents:
    PSD Code is 130203.

    Berheimer EIT Form (.pdf)