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The Borough of Hellertown solicits bids for the collection of recyclable materials in the Borough of Hellertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.  Sealed, written bids shall be received at Hellertown Borough Municipal Complex, 685 Main Street, Hellertown, PA

18055, until 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 12, 2023, on forms provided by the  Borough.  All bids so received shall be opened and read that same day, at 11:00 a.m., in Council Chambers, at the Municipal Complex. Borough Council shall consider the award of the bid at their  regular meeting at 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 16, 2023.  Copies of the bid specifications and contract documents may be obtained at the Municipal Complex at a cost of $25 during regular business hours or from the Borough’s web site    2024 Recycling Bid Docs 9-16-2023

A bid bond, drawn to the order of the Borough of Hellertown, in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the amount of the bid, shall be submitted with the bid proposal.  Such bid bond may be in the form of cash, money order, certified or cashier’s check, or bond with corporate surety.

Bid proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope marked:


There is no pre-bid meeting. 

The number of residential units for which bidder shall be required to collect recyclables is estimated at 2,484 residential and 50 commercial. 

Borough Council hereby reserve the right, which is understood by and agreed to by all bidders, to refuse or reject any and all bids submitted; to waive any informalities irregularity or defect in the bids or the bidding process; and, to award the bid in a manner which Council, at their sole discretion, feel is in the best interest of the Borough.

No bidder shall withdraw a bid that has been submitted for a period of sixty (60) days after the date of the bid opening.

Cathy Hartranft

Borough Manager


Borough of Hellertown

Department of Public Works


The Borough of Hellertown is accepting applications for the position of a full time Public Works Laborer II.  The individual selected for this position will have demonstrated experience in municipal operations, including, street paving, snow plowing, maintenance and repair of vehicles and machinery, parks and ground maintenance, pool operations and refuse collection. 

This position will entail physical labor in a variety of environments and work assignments.  Applicants must possess a valid PA driver’s license with the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License Class B or higher within 6 months of hire as a condition of employment. 

This position involved strenuous physical effort and, at times, uncomfortable working conditions.  The applicant must maintain a positive public service attitude at all times with the ability to cooperate with co-workers. 

The Borough of Hellertown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  A job description and application is posted on the Borough’s web site at  Interested applicants should submit an application and resume to Cathy Hartranft, Borough Manager, Borough of Hellertown, 685 Main St., Hellertown, PA  18055 or by 4:00 pm September 22, 2023.

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Budget Meeting Notice

The Borough Council of the Borough of Hellertown will meet on the following dates to review and discuss the proposed 2024 budget.  Meetings will be held in person at 685 Main Street, Hellertown, PA  and via zoom.

October 2, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – Police & Fire (In Person)

October 9, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – Public Works, Parks, Liquid Fuels, Sanitation (ZOOM)

October 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – Admin, Insurance & Revenue, Library

October 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – Revenue & Capital (ZOOM)

October 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – if needed (ZOOM)

November 6, 2023– Preliminary Budget approval

December 4, 2023 – Final Budget approval



For anyone struggling to pay their heating bills, please be advised that grant money is available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP. Depending on household size and income, you may be eligible for up to $1000 off your heating bill.

You can find more information and apply online here

You can also refer to this website for local resources to help you through this process

Crossing Guard Position in the Saucon Valley School District

 Hellertown PD is now hiring a Crossing Guard to help students walk safely to and from school.

Crossing Guards are important to our community.

Work part-time, rain or shine OUTDOORS and on school days only from:

7:00 – 9:00 AM

with adjustments for weather related events. No nights, weekends, or holidays.

Location is Walnut Street & Constitution Avenue in the borough.

Salary is $13.60 per hour.

Applications can be found on our website at:, click the FORMS tab and look for the application there.

Questions can be directed to the Hellertown Police Department at 610-838-7040, Mon. – Fri.  8:00 AM  – 4:30 PM.

Substitutes are welcome to apply also.

Borough of Hellertown

The Borough of Hellertown is pleased to announce the new Hometown Hero banners have been hung. We are honored to memorialize and commemorate your loved one’s service to our country! You can find the location list below

Hometown Hero Location List.

On behalf of the Borough of Hellertown, the Township of Lower Saucon, and the Saucon Valley School District, please find a link 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 on or prior to January 9, 2021.