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Borough of HellertownZoning Hearing Board

Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Hearing Board of Hellertown Borough will hold a virtual meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 at 6:30 pm for the purpose of hearing the following appeals.   The Board will not be physically present at the Municipal Building for this meeting.  ALL APPELLANTS AND INTRESTED PARTIES CAN CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ATTEND:

https://zoom.us/j/95550419503?d=ZC9ZNlprMmtwU2ZiSGpzM09UZVcwQT09

 Or go to https://zoom.us/ and enter the following meeting ID and passcode:

Meeting ID: 955 5041 9503

Passcode: 2021

ZHB-21-02:  The appeal of Exchange 21 LLC, 1177 6th St. Whitehall, PA 18052  Appellant seeks a use variance from section 450.15A(1) Industrial uses, to allow housing for the elderly.  Appellant also seeks a variance from section 450.15E maximum building height, to allow for 54 feet 3 inches whereas 50 feet maximum is permitted. Property is located at 30 Bachman St.(Q7NW3D810715) in the Industrial District

All persons interested may log into Zoom meeting and be heard.  The appeal listed may be reviewed by contacting the Zoning officer at

610-838-7041 

Kris Russo Zoning Officer

Major Permit Modification for an expansion of the Bethlehem Landfill. Local Municipality Involvement Meeting

 

2021 Summer Employment Ad 2

Employment Application for Lifeguard – 3-27-17

2021 Summer Help Ad

Employment – Part Time Seasonal

                                           Pool Manager
The Borough of Hellertown is seeking a Pool Manager for the 2021 Summer Season.This is a working supervisory position requiring weekend and holiday work. This position is responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the pool facility, including personnel management and training. Applicants must be available from early June till late August. Applicant must possess Red Cross Lifesaving, CPR, First Aid, Lifeguard Training Certificate, clear background and Child Abuse check, ServeSafe certified and PA Pesticide Applicator License a plus.

A competitive salary is offered. Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest and resume by February 12, 2020 to
Cathy Hartranft
Borough Manager
Borough of Hellertown
685 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055

On behalf of the Borough of Hellertown, the Township of Lower Saucon, and the Saucon Valley School District, please find a link https://arcg.is/9iDe5 to the public review draft of the Saucon Valley 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update upon which the partners have worked to update this year.  The partners have hosted a successful, well received joint public meeting in October 2020 and, in accordance with the PA Municipalities Planning Code (MPC), are in the process of scheduling a future Public Hearing.  Information associated with the Public Hearing will be advertised at a later date in accordance with the MPC.

Through the Saucon Valley 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update, the partners aim to expand possibilities of how their past, current and future joint planning can best serve their residents, businesses, leaders and stakeholders.  As implementation of actions continues to progress through the coming decade, the partners will keep their Plan continuously relevant through their StoryMap platform. This platform, evolving from their 2009 document, is interactive, respects social distancing, and mobile-friendly.  Thank you for the opportunity to forward the information.  In upholding the work’s 45-day public review period, please submit any comments to carolynyagle@epd-pgh.com on or prior to January 9, 2021.

As we enter a season of thankfulness, we extend our thanks to you.

NEW ROUND OF FACADE GRANTS AVAILABLE

What it is:  This program is designed to assist downtown businesses in making exterior renovations to their front facades.  It will provide for matching 1 to 1 reimbursement grants for façade improvements in the Borough of Hellertown up to a maximum amount of $10,000 per property. 

Up to $3,000 of the $10,000 maximum in grant funding can be used for Streetscape-level improvements to your property, whereby you can receive one dollar in façade grant money for every two dollars you invest into these types of improvements.

Why invest:  The Façade Program is intended to stimulate private investment in the preservation of historic downtown architecture and to foster image-making improvements to properties.

  • Benefits to property owners include: Higher rents, more stable leases, increased occupancy rates, improved marketability and higher property values.
  • Benefits to business owner include: Increased sales, improve image and visibility of your business, increases exposure, creates an inviting atmosphere and reduce overhead.
  • Benefits to the community include: Help create a sense of place, enhance safety and cleanliness, recruit better employees, develop a more stable tax base and reduce pressure for sprawl development.

Eligible properties:  Any business or business property owner (excluding government or non-profit entities) within the following map are eligible:

Project Boundaries:     On Main Street: from Walnut Street through Kichline Avenue

On Water Street: from Front Street to Delaware Avenue

All of Front Street: from E. Thomas Avenue to Walnut Street

  • Eligible Facade Level Activities

(Require a $1 match for every grant $1 – maximum of a $10,000 grant allocation)

Brick and Stone Masonry, Architectural Metals, Doors, Windows, Exterior Woodwork, Storefronts, Signage, Painting, Awnings, Lighting, Shutters, Power Washing, Roofing , Gutters, Design Assistance (see “Eligible Activities” Section in the Policies and Procedures document for more detailed information)

  • Eligible Streetscape Level Activities

(Require a $2 match for every grant $1 – up to a $3,000 grant allocation, which counts towards the $10,000 maximum per property)

Sidewalks, street trees, fences, retaining walls, other site improvements (as approved on a case by case basis)

  • Ineligible Activities

Landscaping (with the exception of street trees), benches, trash cans, paving, parking lots, and sandblasting are not eligible activities.

Schedule:

  1. Review guidelines
  2. File Notice of Intent to Apply form (complete); await word on eligibility
  3. Pursue Design Assistance (not required – but encouraged)
  4. Fill out a formal application for a Façade Grant
  5. Façade Grants are awarded by the Hellertown Planning Commission; await word on the status of your application
  6. Complete a reimbursement agreement (if project is approved)
  7. Begin construction (please note – any work completed before the reimbursement agreement is signed will not be eligible for reimbursement)
  8. Complete construction, obtain all necessary materials and submit for a reimbursement check
  9. Receive reimbursement check

For more information:  Please note that this is only a general overview of this program. For a full copy of the policies and procedures, please contact Cathy Hartranft at 610-838-7041.