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Modified Drop-Off Site schedules will continue for remainder of 2020 Season

We anticipate both Township drop-off sites will continue to be open on alternating weeks for the remainder of the 2020 Season.

HOURS are Monday thru Friday from 8am-2pm and Saturday from 8am-1pm.

The FRANKO Drop-off will be open the weeks of October 5 & 19 and November 2, 16 & 30.

The DEVONSHIRE Drop-off will be open the weeks of October 12 & 26, November 9 (closed November 11 in observance of the Veteran’s Day holiday) & 23 (closed November 26 & 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday), and December 7.

December 12 will be the last operating day for the 2020 Season. We’ll keep you posted on the revised schedule planned for 2021.

Residents will have to show proof of Township residency (their most recent utility bill would be optimal) and addresses will be logged. Only 3 cars will be allowed on-site at any given time; only when one car leaves another will be allowed in. As usual, the sites are open for residential use only; no landscapers or non-residential use will be allowed. All materials will be checked to ensure that they’re clean and not contaminated with other waste. Contaminated materials will not be allowed to be disposed of at the site.

In order to maintain appropriate social distancing, there will be no physical interaction between Township staff and the public. Residents must be able to unload materials and empty containers themselves. Residents must take all bags and containers utilized for the transportation of materials with them when they leave the drop-off site. Masks will be required to be worn to enter the site.

Please see the Township’s Coronavirus Statement for full details on all modifications.

Mail-In Ballot Drop Boxes To Be Available In All Lehigh County Districts

September 24, 2020

CONTACT: Laura Grammes

Lehigh County residents now have access to five drop boxes for their mail-in ballots.

Allentown, PA- Drop boxes for mail-in ballots will be available for residents at five select municipal buildings in Lehigh County. Last Thursday, September 17th, 2020, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled that drop boxes will be allowed for the upcoming 2020 General Election. As a result, the Lehigh County Election Board finalized that five boxes will be available at the following locations.

Voters can find them at the following district locations:

North Whitehall Township Building
• 3256 Levans Road, Coplay, PA 18037
• 610-799-3411
• M-F 7:30AM- 4PM

District #2
Upper Macungie Township Building
• 8330 Schantz Road, Breinigsville, PA 18031
• 610-395-4892
• M-F 7:30AM- 4PM

District #3
Catasauqua Municipal Building
• 90 Bridge Street, Catasauqua, PA 18032
• 610-264-0571
• M-F 8AM- 4PM

District #4
Lehigh County Government Center
• 17 South 7th Street, Allentown, PA 18101
• 610 782-3194
• 24/7 Night Drop Box at Voter Office

District #5
Emmaus Borough Office
• 28 South 4th Street, Emmaus, PA 18049
• 610-965-9292
• M-F 8AM-3PM

All locations will have drop boxes inside the building and will be available for use during normal municipal business hour. Ballots can be dropped off at these locations instead of by mail or by handing them to a Voter Registration Office employee. Each drop box location will be monitored via electronic surveillance and by the presence of a municipal poll worker.

All ballots must be enclosed in the security mailing envelope before being sealed in the mailing envelope. Any ballots that fail to do this will not be counted.

Please be advised that current legislation is subject to change. This press release is up to date and current with federal and state legislation as of September 24th, 2020.

For more information, please contact the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office at 610-782-3194 or Public Information Officer Laura Grammes at 610-782-3002.


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Trick-or-Treat Night 2020

6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Salisbury Township’s Trick-or-Treat Night will be held on Friday, October 30th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Please continue to respect social distancing guidelines and face coverings as mandated by the governor.

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Important Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips:

  • Make sure your child’s clothing is flame retardant. Review the stop-drop-roll exercise.
  • Attach your child’s name and address to the inside of his or her costume.
  • Imitation knives, guns and swords are not recommended costume accessories.
  • Give children flashlights and/or reflective tape, especially if their costume is a dark color.
  • Set up a curfew for your older kids.
  • Discuss, in advance, the route trick-or-treaters should follow.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Keep dogs and other pets away from your front door so that visiting children will not become frightened.
  • Remove items kids could trip over from your walkway and doorstep.
  • Make sure your outdoor lights are operational.
  • Watch for signs of tampered candy, such as loose wrappers, and check all treats before they are eaten.
  • Throw away homemade or unwanted treats. When in doubt, throw it out.
  • Teach children how to dial 911 if they become lost or have an emergency.
  • Avoid masks and use non-toxic make-up instead.

Warning to Motorists:

  • Watch for children in the street and medians
  • Enter and exit alleys and driveways slowly and carefully
  • Watch for children in dark clothing
  • Avoid all unnecessary travel on Trick-or-Treat Night and Halloween


Register for the September 24, 2020 Board of Commissioners Meeting


Exercising an abundance of caution and to respect social distancing guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the September 24, 2020 Board of Commissioners meeting will be held online using Zoom. Interested participants must register in advance to be able to participate in the meeting. To do so, just click to register and follow the instructions for registration. If anyone needs assistance with registering, please contact the Township at 610-797-4000 or

Tropical Storm Isaias Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment

September 10, 2020

CONTACT: Office of Emergency Management

Lehigh County, PA- A Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment (JPDA) is currently being conducted for all Lehigh County municipalities, residents, and businesses affected by Tropical Storm Isaias. On behalf of PEMA and FEMA, the Lehigh County Office of Emergency Management is requesting those who incurred substantial uninsured or underinsured damages to submit their information to the county’s online damage assessment tool. This is a time-sensitive matter and must be done as quickly as possible.

The link is as follows:

This tool will request information about the property and the damages, as well as allow you to upload pictures, documents, and other information that will verify damages. As much information as possible should be supplied to help avoid delays.

Residents and businesses must submit their information by no later than noon on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Both FEMA and PEMA have already started reviewing data that has been submitted. As the process moves forward, additional information may be needed to clarify and justify the reported expenses. Those who are unsure if they qualify for assistance are encouraged to submit their information for consideration.


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