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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Stockertown Borough has started the process of permitting and design to connect the Borough’s sewer system to Easton’s sewer system. If we are successful, the connection will be a permanent solution to the violations imposed by the Department of Environmental Protection, (DEP), as well as eliminating the continuing issues with clogs, back-ups, and grinder pumps mentioned in every newsletter.

The connection project will be paid for by a loan or a GRANT. Part of the grant application criteria requires that the Borough’s median household income figure falls within the range of eligibility. The median household income is determined by a door to door survey and will require at least an 85% household participation rate for the Borough to be eligible. Without 85% participation, the Borough will be ineligible to apply for a Grant and the financial burden of the conversion of the sewer plant will fall on the Borough residents.

All residents should realize the importance of your participation in the survey. Please consider opening your doors to the individuals conducting the survey and giving honest answers regarding current household income. This survey will be conducted by a contracted survey/census collection company who will be licensed and bonded. All information submitted will be confidential and used only by the collection company for the purpose of determining grant eligibility.

When the project reaches the financial commitment phase, we will update residents with more details. If you have any questions, please contact the Borough Office at (610) 759-8393. Office Hours are Monday thru Thursday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Borough Council would like to thank everyone in advance for understanding the importance of this project and your anticipated cooperation.

Borough Council


 

CODERED

CodeRED, (ENC) is a high speed notification system which can quickly deliver messages to the entire Borough or targeted areas as necessary. Amber Alerts, road closures and extreme weather alerts are examples. Messages are delivered via phone, cell phone, email and text. It is important to stress CodeRED provides a data base supplied from county records, however, that information may not be accurate and will not include your cell phone and email addresses. The system is only as good as the information it has so we urge you to read the information provided in this mailing and update your preferred method (s) of notification. ANY/ALL information will be secure and used only by CodeRED for the purpose of notification and WILL NOT be sold, exchanged, or made available to anyone for marketing by ENC or the Boro.

About Stockertown

Stockertown is a small borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, incorporated in 1901. The Borough is located in the Lehigh Valley region of the state within a 2 1/2-mile radius and provides services for a population of 927 residents.

It is governed by a seven member council and a mayor. Stockertown maintains two public parks, a public ball field, and is home to Stockertown Rod and Gun Club whose facilities are available by membership. The Little Bushkill Creek wanders through the eastern side of the Borough and is stocked with trout.

Stockertown is protected by a part time police department, backed up by the Pennsylvania State Police. Fire protection services are provided by contract with Forks Township Volunteer Fire Company. Stockertown is in the Nazareth Area School District. It is surrounded by five second-class townships, Forks, Palmer, Tatamy, Upper Nazareth, and Plainfield Townships and provides access to State Route 33 which links to Routes 22, 78, 80 and 380 to service the many industrial parks in these townships.

The borough is home to industries, such as Buzzi Unicem (Hercules), Polymer Products, Praxair, Universal Forest Products, A&H Sportswear, and Einfalt's Salvage.

It is located in Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District, in Pennsylvania's 137th (State House of Representatives) and 18th (State Senate) Legislative Districts.

History

The Borough of Stockertown was named for the Stockers, who settled on the land in the late 18th century. The post village was referred to as Stockersville as of 1845, and described as a very fertile area. In late 1900, by which time the village was being called Stockertown, a group of the village's citizens petitioned Northampton County Court to grant the community the status of a borough. That petition was granted and, early in 1901, the Borough government was organized.

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