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Leaf Collection Update

Weather permitting, as of Friday, November 9, 2018, one leaf collection crew is in the Green Acres development and one is in the Saddlebrook area.  Rain or shine, the self-contained unit will be moving through the first ward.

For more information, visit the Refuse and Recycling page.

The Spotted Lantern Fly Control & Elimination

Spotted Lanternfly Specimen

Community meeting hosted jointly by Salisbury Township/ Salisbury School Board and The Penn State Extension Office

An informational seminar will be conducted by Randy Fey, Certified Arborist, Master Gardener

The Spotted Lantern Fly Control & Elimination

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Start time is 6:30 pm

Salisbury High School Auditorium

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Spotted Lanternfly in the Wild


UPDATE FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT ON I-78. Homeowners and residents in the area of Lanze Road and Woods Lane area: The DEP and other local, state agencies have been on scene since early this morning with a tractor trailer fire. Several chemicals were released into a drain that flows into the creek in the area. We have been able to isolate the creek downstream in Allentown and cleanup crews are on scene to mitigate the hazard. Please do not allow animals to drink from the stream water in this area. The DEP stated well water IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS SPILL. This was top water run-off and is moving down stream. It is the responsibility of any homeowner to seek a state approved testing lab if you want to check your well. (keep the receipt for possible future resolution.) If you see any dead animals ie. raccoons, opossum, deer please call 610-797-1447 and we can get the appropriate resource notified. Crews will be in and around the area for the next few days checking residual issues of the spill. If you have any questions or concerns please call 610-797-1447. We have an ongoing list and will call back when possible. (Sgt. Sabo)

Wolf Administration Outlines Winter Preparations, Guidance for Public Readiness

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Winter Maintenance Positions Available Statewide

October 17, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – With the winter season approaching, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today outlined the agency’s plans for winter services and highlighted tools the public can use through the winter and how they can prepare for the coming season.

“Our number-one priority is safety, and that guides our winter preparations and operations,” Richards said. “We are ready for the season ahead and want the public to prepare and be aware of the tools available to them.”

To help the public prepare for the season and share information about winter services, resources are available at The site also has a complete winter guide with detailed information about winter services in each of PennDOT’s 11 engineering districts.

The public can also access travel information on nearly 40,000 roadway miles year-round at, and during the winter they can find plow-truck locations and details of when state-maintained roadways were last plowed. The information is made possible by PennDOT’s Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) technology, which uses units in each of the more than 2,200 department-owned and rented plow trucks to send a cellular signal showing where a truck is located.

The 40,000 miles for which PennDOT is responsible translates into 96,000 snow-lane miles — enough miles to circle the globe nearly four times. A snow-lane is calculated as the miles of road multiplied by the number of lanes, which means a one-mile section of four-lane roadway would equal four snow-lane miles.

The department maintains roughly the same number of miles maintained by the state in New York, New Jersey and all the New England states combined.

With $228 million budgeted for this winter’s statewide operations, PennDOT deploys about 4,500 on-the-road workers, has more than 620,000 tons of salt on hand across the state and will take salt deliveries throughout the winter.

PennDOT is actively seeking more than 500 temporary equipment operators statewide for the winter season to supplement the department’s full-time staff. Details on minimum requirements, such as possession of a CDL, as well as application information are available at Through the same website, job seekers can apply for other types of non-operator, winter positions such as diesel and construction equipment mechanics, welders, clerks and more.

“Winter maintenance is a critical and difficult task, and motorists are partners in making this season a safe one,” Richards said. “Drivers should always think safety first and be sure that they are giving plenty of room to our operators and other motorists.”

When winter weather hits, PennDOT’s primary focus is on interstates and expressways, and equipment may be redirected to those routes during significant winter events. The more traffic a roadway has, the more attention it will receive from plows, so motorists may find deeper accumulations on less-traveled routes and should adjust their driving for those conditions.

If motorists encounter snow or ice-covered roads, they should slow down, increase their following distance and avoid distractions. Last winter in Pennsylvania, preliminary data shows that there were 440 crashes resulting in one fatality and 221 injuries on snowy, slushy or ice-covered roadways where aggressive-driving behaviors such as speeding or making careless lane changes were factors.

In addition to planning for winter travel conditions, motorists should prepare their vehicles for the season. Tires should be checked often for the correct level of air pressure and adequate tire-tread depth to perform on ice and snow. A quick way to check tread depth is to insert a penny in the tread groove with Lincoln’s head upside down. If you can see the entire head, the tires are worn and traction will suffer. If you live in an area prone to heavy snow, drivers may want to consider using dedicated snow tires or carrying a set of tire chains. At a minimum, all-season tires should be rated for use in mud and snow.

Once vehicles are travel-ready, drivers should be prepared for winter or vehicle emergencies especially if long-distance travel is planned. PennDOT urges motorists to carry an emergency kit. An emergency kit should include items such as non-perishable food, water, first-aid supplies, warm clothes, a blanket, cell phone charger and a small snow shovel. However, motorists should tailor their kits to any specific needs that they or their families may have. Consider adding such items as baby supplies, extra medication, pet supplies, or even children’s games.

For more information on PennDOT’s winter preparations and additional winter-driving resources for motorists, visit the department’s winter Web page,

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more PennDOT information, visit Follow PennDOT Information on Twitter at, and follow the department on Facebook at and Instagram at

MEDIA CONTACTS: Rich Kirkpatrick or Erin Waters-Trasatt, 717-783-8800




In 2009, Salisbury Township adopted an ordinance for the formation of the Environmental Advisory Council.  The council consisted of five members. We are currently seeking volunteers to serve on the council.

  1. Become an advocate for the use of Native Plants, trees, and shrubs that would support our natural environment of Birds, Bees, Butterflies and other pollinators that support wildlife and aquatic flora and fauna.
  2. Become an advocate to assist the Township by providing guidance on illegal dumping in our community parks such as Lindberg Park, Laubach Park, Walking Purchase Park, Franko Farms, Devonshire Park and Dodson Park.
  3. Become an advocate to educate individuals on the impact of invasive plants and bugs such as Spotted Lantern Fly; stink bugs, Japanese knotweed, Stilt grass, Tree of Heaven, Norway Maple trees and others.
  4. Become an advocate to assist the Township and help provide guidance for Stormwater initiatives such as the Municipal Storm sewer system (aka MS4) which is a mandated EPA project that requires public education, outreach involvement and participation.

If you are interested in sharing your talents, please submit an application via the Salisbury Township website to become a volunteer and serve on the Environmental Advisory Council. 

          Attached is a link to the volunteer form.

          All applications shall be submitted to the Township Manager via email at or by mail to:  

Cathy Bonaskiewich, Salisbury Township, 2900 South Pike Ave., Allentown, PA 18103

Thank you for your time and consideration on this request.