General Information

Chapter 7-A of Act 44 of 2009 MANDATES the annual disclosure of certain information by every entity (hereinafter "Contractor" which is a party to a professional services contract with one of the pension funds of Plainfield Township (hereinafter the "Requesting Municipality"). Act 44 disclosure requirements apply to Contractors who provide professional pension services and receive payment of any kind from the Requesting Municipality's pension fund. Act 44 disclosures for Plainfield Township's Non-Uniform Pension Plan professional services provider are provided as follows:

Act 44 Disclosure- 2015

Act 44 Disclosure- 2016

Act 44 Disclosure- 2017

Act 44 Disclosure- 2018

Act 44 Disclosure- 2019

Act 44 Disclosure- 2020

Act 44 Disclosure- 2021

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: These meeting dates are subject to change. Please contact the Plainfield Township Municipal Office or view the Township Website to verify you have the most recent schedule prior to conducting business with Plainfield Township.

2023 PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP MEETING SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE for PDF of 2023 Annual Meeting Schedule 

Meeting Location:

All listed public meetings of Plainfield Township public agencies and bodies, including the Board of Supervisors, Environmental Advisory Council, Planning Commission, Recreation Board, and Zoning Hearing Board, are to be held at the Plainfield Township Municipal Building, which is located at 6292 Sullivan Trail, Nazareth, PA 18064. The public notice and agenda for public meetings shall be posted in advance on the Plainfield Township website under the “Meeting Agenda and Minutes” tab (https://plainfieldtownship.org/).

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Time: 7:00 PM (unless otherwise identified)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates of Community Wide Special Events

2022 Community Wide Yard Sale- July 8, 9 and 10, 2022 (Rain or Shine)

2022 Plainfield Township Farmer's Fair- July 19 to July 23, 2022 

2022 Trick or Treat Night- Monday, October 31, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Rain or Shine)

 

 

 FERAL CAT PROGRAM

Effective January, 2020 and continuing in 2021, Plainfield Township has entered into a contract with No Nonsense Neutering to provide feral cat sterilization services.  What this means to residents is if there is a colony of cats living near your home (and their left ear is NOT tipped), please contact the Plainfield Township Municipal Office for information about the trap neuter return program exclusively for feral cats. Free vouchers will be provided with proof of I.D. confirming residency within Plainfield Township). Vouchers will be issued on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Please read the following information carefully before booking your appointment. Slots on the transport van are limited and we will allow no more than 2 per person. Pet cat must be in a hard sided carrier with a towel or newspaper on the bottom. Feral cat must be in a trap with newspaper in the bottom and covered with a sheet or towel.

PAYMENT: ALL appointments must be PREPAID when you make an appointment by a credit card and a $5 per cat fuel surcharge fee will be added. We encourage you to vault your credit card if the staff finds parasites or an infection that needs to be treated. We will call you for approval to treat and authorize through our system. We will not accept payments over the phone.  NOTE: If you are paying with a voucher, please indicate that in your email.

Pet Male cat: $85 includes rabies & distemper vaccines, nail trim, ear cleaning if needed, fluids and long-acting pain injection.

Pet Female cat: $90 includes rabies & distemper vaccines, nail trim, ear cleaning if needed, fluids and long-acting pain injection.

FERAL Cat: $40 and includes rabies vaccine, distemper if 1 year or younger, ear mite, flea and worming treatments, fluids and pain injection. Left ear will be tipped.

The drop off time will be between 7am-7:30 am and pick up from 5-5:30 pm.

To schedule: Appointment requests must be emailed to transport@nnnlv.orgYou must have access to a smartphone device or a computer to successfully complete the appointment registration. Transport scheduling will not be done over the phone or on Facebook.

Provide the following in your EMAIL:

  • State the location/date you want to schedule.
  • Your name, address, 2 telephone numbers (Landline with voice mail) and your preferred email.
  • Pet/s name, sex, breed and age (Name not needed for a feral cat and realize you may not know the sex/age/color when scheduling. So put female cat/black/1 year old).
  • Any additional services requested. i.e., FeLV test, microchip
  • If your pet is up to date with a rabies vaccine, please attach it. If you do not provide it, your pet will receive a rabies vaccine.

Please provide pertinent health conditions/ medications/records for the safety of your pet.

Once approved and contacted by the scheduling team, you will be asked for payment in full.

Surgical consent forms will be sent to your email and must be completed 2 weeks prior to transport, or your appointment will be cancelled and money refunded.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours to receive a full refund.

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday (8:00 AM to 4:30 PM)

 

Address
Plainfield Township Municipal Building
6292 Sullivan Trail
Nazareth, PA 18064
(610)759-6944

 

The Plainfield Township Municipal Office is closed in observance of the following holidays:

New Year’s Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

Keystone Collections Group, which is the organization responsible for collecting Earned Income Tax (EIT) for Northampton County, provides a dedicated, toll-free phone line for taxpayer inquiries, as follows:

1-866-539-1100

Keystone Collections Group Taxpayer Helpline Flyer

Plainfield Township Permit Application Forms

(All current permit application forms will be posted on this page and updated on a regular basis)

Moving Permit 

Moving Permit Application
(required for ANYONE moving into or out of the Township - required for tax and school district coordination)

Building Permit Applications

For Building Code/Uniform Construction Code questions about submittals/applications, please review the below KeyCodes Inspection Agency website link prior to contacting the Plainfield Township Municipal Office:

Building Code Permit Applications and Submittal Guides
(Keycodes Inspection Agency)

   Deposit due at time of application
Residential permit deposit: $65.00
Commercial permit deposit: $150.00
(cash/check payable to: Plainfield Township)
(three copies of all supporting documents are required for all applications; submission of application without supplement will be denied)

Zoning & Planning Applications

Zoning Inquiry / Property Information Request

Pre-Application Meeting Request

Zoning Permit Application
(required for any alteration to a property, installation of a structure or grading activity)

Change of Use Zoning Permit Application

No-Impact Home-based Business application

New Home Permit Application Requirements 

Zoning Hearing Board Application

Zoning Hearing Board Guide

Special Exception Application

Site Plan Application

Sketch Plan Application

Major Subdivision-Land Development Planning Commission Application

Minor Subdivision Planning Commission Application

Floodplain Permit Application

Official Map - Special Encroachment Permit Application

Licenses & Other Permit Applications

Contractors License Application

Junkyard License Application

Transient Business License Application

Dumpster Permit Application

Certificate of Occupancy Request Form
(required for all commercial changes of use and change of commercial tenants)

Rental Property Approval -
Landlord/Tenant Annual Update Form
(required annually for all rental properties)

Non-conformity Registration Form

Roads/Streets/Driveways

Driveway Permit Application

Road Occupancy Permit Application

Septic Permit

(new system, modification, repair)

Septic Permit Application

Garage/Yard Sales

Garage Sale Permit Application

Special Events (ex. 5K Races)

Special Event Application Form

Plainfield Township Field and Pavilion Rental Forms

Community Park or Municipal Park Field Reservation Form

Farmer's Grove Pavilion Rental Form- Individuals

Pavilion Rental Form- Farmer's Grove- Organizations

Communicable Diseases Waiver Form- Farmer's Grove Pavilion (Required to be Submitted with Rental Form)

 

Right-to-Know Law 

The Plainfield Township Board of Supervisors continuously strive for open and transparent government. The governing body has formally adopted a resolution in order to comply with the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law, Act 3 of 2008.

If you wish to make a request for public information under the Right-to-Know law, you may do so in person, by fax or e-mail. Please follow the procedure below.

Download a Right-To-Know Request Form or request one in person at the Plainfield Township Municipal Building. You may also obtain forms from the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records website at http://openrecords.state.pa.us/

RTKRequestForm

Submit the request form to:

Plainfield Township Right-to-Know/Open Records Officer
Selma I. Ritter, Secretary/Treasurer
6292 Sullivan Trail
Nazareth, PA 18064
Email: treasurer@plainfieldtownship.org

Please keep in mind the following:

The Right-to-Know Officer must respond to your request within 5 business days.

A fee of $0.25 per page will be assessed for all requests. If mailing is requested, the cost of postage will be charged. If a disk is requested, it will be provided by the Township at the cost of $1.00 per disk.

A new disk will be necessary each time records are provided. Fax copies will be available at the cost of $0.50 per page. If “True and Correct Certification” is requested, an additional charge of $2.00 will be added. The Township will require prepayment if the total fees are estimated to exceed $100.00.

The cost of the reproduction of Specialized Documents (including but not limited to blueprints and non-standard size documents, etc.) shall be billed at Actual Cost.

Any questions may be directed to the Right-to-Know/Open Records Officer at 610-759-6944 or via email at manager@twp.plainfield.pa.us

FILING OF APPEAL PROCESS

(a) Authorization. — (1) If a written request for access to a record is denied or deemed denied, the requester may file an appeal with the Office of Open Records or judicial, legislative or other appeals officer designated under section 503(d) within 15 business days of the mailing date of the agency’s response or within 15 business days of a deemed denial. The appeal shall state the grounds upon which the requester asserts that the record is a public record, legislative record or financial record and shall address any grounds stated by the agency for delaying or denying the request. (2) Except as provided in section 503(d), in the case of an appeal of a decision by a Commonwealth agency or local agency, the Office of Open Records shall assign an appeals officer to review the denial.

(b) Determination. — (1) Unless the requester agrees otherwise, the appeals officer shall make a final determination which shall be mailed to the requester and the agency within 30 days of receipt of the appeal filed under subsection (a). (2) If the appeals officer fails to issue a final determination within 30 days, the appeal is deemed denied. (3) Prior to issuing a final determination, a hearing may be conducted. The determination by the appeals officer shall be a final order. The appeals officer shall provide a written explanation of the reason for the decision to the requester and the agency.

(c) Direct interest. — (1) A person other than the agency or requester with a direct interest in the record subject to an appeal under this section may, within 15 days following receipt of actual knowledge of the appeal but no later than the date the appeals officer issues an order, file a written request to provide information or to appear before the appeals officer or to file information in support of the requester’s or agency’s position. (2) The appeals officer may grant a request under paragraph (1) if: (i) no hearing has been held; (ii) the appeals officer has not yet issued its order; and (iii) the appeals officer believes the information will be probative. (3) Copies of the written request shall be sent to the agency and the requester.

 

The Transparency in Coverage Rule issued by the federal government requires health insurers and group health plans to provide detailed pricing data for all covered items and services to the public in the form of Machine Readable Files (MRFs). 

The below link leads to the MRFs that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.

Transparency in Coverage Rule- External Link to Data

Posted June 23, 2022

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