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Unfortunately, we have seen an increase in heroin use, not only here in Forks, but throughout the Lehigh valley area. We have recently had four persons die in the township of heroin related overdoses. The National Institute on Drug Abuse page provides a wealth of information regarding heroin, its usage, and dangers that potentially exist to the user

http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/heroin

Gregory F. Dorney
Chief of Police
Forks Township Police Department

Forks Township, Northampton County is seeking a qualified individual to serve as its Public Works Director

Forks Township is a Township of the second Class located in Northampton County Pennsylvania. The Township is 12.3 square miles in size, with population of 15,000 +/-.

The Public Works Director is a management position with 10 full time department personnel plus additional utilization of 4 full time parks employees and an administrative assistant. This is an exempt, salaried position to serve as a key member of the Township's management team with specific responsibilities for supervising, managing, directing and coordinating the public works function, including street maintenance and repair, implementation of capital improvement programs, knowledge of and ability to prepare and administer departmental operating budget, storm water management, and overall supervision of Township owned buildings and facilities.

Selected candidate must have the ability to interact effectively with related agencies and staff at all levels and must possess a Pennsylvania driver's license, Class A or B CDL with air brakes, or the ability to obtain one within six months, with an acceptable driving record that meets the Township's insurance standards.

A Bachelor's Degree is preferred. Formal training and education in Public Works Administration or closely related field with a minimum of (5) years documented supervisory experience in a public works environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required.

Interested persons may submit apoplication, cover letter and at least three referencesw to the Office of Human Resources, 1606 Sullivan Trail, Easton, Pa. 18040, no later than February 24, 2016. Applications may also be found on this website under "General Information" and then "Employment". Forks Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It's that time of year again. The 2015 local earned income tax return filing deadline is approaching. The due date is extended to Monday April 18 this year because Washington DC is commemorating Emancipation Day on Friday 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 2015 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).

Keystone redesigned e-file to make it even faster and more user-friendly.

If you have questions regarding local tax filing, visit Keystone’s Frequently Asked Questions or 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 24/7 to Taxpayer Support. Taxpayer Service Agents try to respond to all online inquiries within three business days.

Taxpayers with earned income in 2015 are required to file a Final Tax Return by Monday, April 18.

The Forks Township Utility office has been made aware of an error on the recent utility bills. Due to an outside printing error there are (2) return addresses listed on the return stub of your new bill. Please note the return address for your payment should be mailed to: 1606 Sullivan Trail, Easton, Pa. 18040 ONLY. On the stub it has a Baltimore MD address as well PLEASE DISREGARD! We apologize for any incovenience and for the confusion to our residents for this outside error.

The Forks Township Public Works Department has completed the leaf pick-up throughout the township for the winter. Leaves may be dropped off at the property site of Forks Township located on the corner of Newlins and Richmond Road. If any questions or directions are needed please call 610-250-2256.

The Forks Township Planning Commission Workshop scheduled for Tuesday, December 22,2015 has been cancelled.

The Forks Township Planning Commission Workshop scheduled for Tuesday, December 22,2015 has been cancelled.

The Forks Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the Forks Township Municipal Building, 1606 Sullivan Trail, Easton, Pa. FOR THE FOLLOWING REQUEST:
On the application of Global Storage Pa. LLC dba, Easton Public Storage, 3221 Sullivan Trail, Easton, Pa 18040, Tax parcel, J9-13-16, to add rental trucks as an additional use to the property by Special District-1 (SR-1). Mini-Warehouse is not permitted in the SR-1 Zoning District. The current storage unit use is a valid pre-existing non-conforming use. Applicant is requesting to increase the non-conforming use by Special Exception to allow rental trucks on the property, Section 200-63B1. All Interested persons or those desiring to protest the granting of this request may attend.

The Forks Township Board of Supervisors is currently seeking Requests for Proposals for a Fire Truck refurbishment and or conversion to a utility vehicle. The Township owns a 2002 Ford F550 Tanker vehicle which has been taken out of service by the Forks Township Fire Department. All interested companies shall obtain the Fire Truck Refurbishment/Conversion Request for Proposal (RFP) at the Forks Township Municipal Building located at 1606 Sullivan Trail, Easton, Pa. 18040. The RFP may also be found on the Forks Township website at www.forkstownship.org. All questions regarding the RFP shall be submitted to John V Cornell, Township Manager no later than 12:00 pm Wednesday, November 25, 2015 and all responses to the RFP shall be received attention Township Manager, John V Cornell in a sealed envelope by 3:00 pm on Wednesday, December 3, 2015. Forks Township is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sexual orientation, ethnicity and political affiliation.

Shredding of confidential documents is available FREE to businesses and private individuals at the Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center located at 10 East Church Street, Bethlehem, Pa. 18018. If you have 4 or more boxes, you need to schedule an appointment. If you wish to stay while your material is shredded, you must have an appointment regardless of how much material you have.

They CANNOT shred the following: Anything heavier than a paper clip or staple, rubber bands, heavy file folders, glossy material, and X-rays or photographs. Please call 610-865-7000 for further information and or driving directions.

The Forks Township Parks & Recreation Department has planned the following bus trip this fall. Please don't hesitate to register, we expect tickets to sell fast. See below for trip details.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Join Forks Township Parks and Recreation and The Rockettes' for the 2015 Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. This year's show features a 3-D live scene and dazzling special effects. Following the show, experience NYC "On Your Own".

Date: December 13, 2015
Departure: 9:00 AM
Show begins: 11:30 AM
NYC "On Your Own": 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Return to Forks: 7:00 PM
Residents: $105.
Non-Residents: $115.
Ticket price includes Transportation, Show Ticket, and Driver Gratuity. PG13 movies may be played on the bus, depending on movie availability.

To register for any of these three trips, go online or call the Community Center (610-250-1160) or stop in the center located at 500 Zucksville Road, Easton, Pa. 18040. For more details contact either Rachel 484-239-1189 or Matt 484-239-0277.



Forks Township's Brush Drop Off site at the Public Works Garage located on Frost Hollow Road is now OPEN for township residents. Drop Off hours Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Residents will need proof of residency.





The Forks Township Board of Supervisors invites you to explore your Forks Township website. We want to provide our web visitors with the latest information on township governance, services, public meetings and events, along with staff contacts. We continually treat the website as a work in progress to assure the best service and information to our residents and visitors.

The Board's mission is to support the best quality of life for our residents by maintaining a professional and responsive staff; delivering the highest level of public safety; providing recreation to promote wellness for all ages through our Community Center programs; encouraging the utilization of the Township's well maintained parkland and its facilities, including the extensive network of recreational pathways; and finally to deliver governmental services in a courteous, efficient and fiscally responsible manner.




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