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IT Manager Frank Caruso interviewed by Haverford Systems - PODCAST - LIVE STREAMING CLICK HERE - LIVE STREAM PODCAST Haverford Systems is a promoter of Live Stream Video of Government entities.



The City of Easton is seeking sealed REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, CITY OF EASTON AGGREGATED PENSION FUND INVESTMENT & CUSTODIAL SERVICES. Specifications are on the city website at RFP Responses to the RFP will be due at City of Easton City Hall Room 303 123 S 3rd St, Easton Pennsylvania 18042, by 4:00 P.M., January 15, 2019. RFPs received after that day and time WILL NOT be accepted. Actual receipt by stated time is required and deposit in the mail is insufficient



Download the attachment for a list of Scrap Metal Drop-Off Locations in our area.

Scrap Metal Drop-Off Locations



Public Hearing, Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, regarding proposed conversion of N. 12th Street between Spring Garden and Church Street from a public thoroughfare to a private Street.



Side-by-side comparison of the changes to the original proposed sign and Business and Entertainment District zoning amendments to the revised proposed zoning amendments.

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We no longer collect any recyclable material in a plastic bag of any kind or mixed in with your recycling. Recycling must be loose in a recycling container.... .



The city is preparing for the 2020 U.S. Census, to get an update on the efforts in Pennsylvania and within our region , please see below link for the Philadelphia Regional Census Center Partnership Newsletter. The Philadelphia Region covers Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, Maryland, Kentucky, District of Columbia and Delaware.

Click https://issuu.com/phrcc.docs.phrcc for more information.


Prepared by Nurture Nature Center for the City of Easton in fulfillment of the Global Covenant of Mayors Commitment. June 2018

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What is the MS4 mandated program about? 

All operators of municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) are responsible for development and implementation of stormwater management plans

The stormwater requirements of the federal Clean Water Act are administered under the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) Program. In December 2002, DEP issued a General Permit (“PAG-13”) for use by MS4s that fall under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II program, requiring the implementation of a stormwater management program for minimizing the impacts from runoff. Several extensions have occurred since the expiry of the initial 5 year permit period, the latest of which extended the permit expiration date to midnight on June 11, 2013. After much debate and extensive delays, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection released its new permit requirements in late 2011, so all MS4s are working to understand how they are affected and prepare their applications before they are due. For more information, follow MS4 in the Blog. Under the MS4 Program, permittees are required to incorporate the following six elements (known as minimum control measures, or MCMs) into their stormwater management programs: Public education and outreach Public involvement and participation Illicit discharge detection and elimination Construction site runoff control Post-construction stormwater management in new development and redevelopment Pollution prevention and good housekeeping for municipal operations and maintenance

Read More about MS4 StormwaterPA


House Bill 542 was signed into law on October 30, 2017. Under the new law, the Fireworks Act of 1939 was repealed and replaced in its entirety. The complete version of the new law can be viewed here. However, the questions and answers below highlight the most noteworthy changes.

Q: Which fireworks are Pennsylvania residents now allowed to purchase and use?

Consumers can now purchase and use "Class C" or "consumer-grade" fireworks that include firecrackers, Roman Candles, bottle rockets, and similar fireworks that contain a maximum of 50 milligrams of explosive material. The expansion includes those fireworks that were previously only available to out-of-state residents.

"Display fireworks," which are classified as professional-grade aerial shells containing more than 60 grams of pyrotechnic compositions, are still only to be used by professionals with a permit from the municipality where the display will take place.

Q: Who can purchase fireworks?

Anyone 18 years of age or older can purchase them.

Q: What are the restrictions on where they can be used?

• They cannot be ignited or discharged on a property without permission of the property owner.
• They cannot be discharged from a motor vehicle or building.
• They cannot be discharged toward a motor vehicle or building.
• They cannot be discharged within 150 feet of an occupied structure.

Also, it is recommended that you check with your local municipality, as you may also be subject to applicable local ordinances.

Q: Where can the fireworks be purchased?

They can be purchased at any licensed facility, including temporary ones. The licenses are issued by he Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Examples of temporary facilities include tents or other tructures found in parking lots. These temporary structures can sell fireworks between the dates of une 15-July and December 21-January 2 each year. Click here for more information on Department of Agriculture licensing. br />


Beginning on May 23, 2018, the City of Easton introduced its DRAFT Pollutant Reduction Plan for public comment. The public is invited to offer comments per instructions in the DRAFT document until end of business June 28, 2018.

The City is classified by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) as an owner/operator of a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4). The City is authorized to discharge from its MS4 to Waters of the Commonwealth through compliance with the requirements of an MS4 Individual Permit. The City of Easton is required to apply to renew coverage under its MS4 permit in July 2018 in advance of expiration in January 2019. The renewal package includes the City’s commitment to implementing six Minimum Control Measures (MCM) across the City, submitting annual reports to PADEP, and maintaining stormwater management ordinances. Further, since PADEP has listed the Lehigh River as impaired by siltation from urban runoff and storm sewers, the City’s permit application must also include a Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP) for sediment discharging from the MS4 to the Lehigh River.

DRAFT Pollutant Reduction Plan




Northampton County information flyer on Disposing of SHARPS from Households.

SHARPS Disposal flyer




Street sweeping schedule for 2018. You can find your days by searching the street name or street code. You can also receive text notifications on your cell phone regarding schedule changes. Use our search to find your street code, text that to 888777 and get sweeping updates. Click the Search link below to find your route, code, and sweeping day.

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MobileNOW is an app that lets you use your cell phone to pay for parking. It's convenient, it's easy and it is quick! Mobile Now can be used to park in Easton, Allentown, Bethlehem and Reading. You can park and pay by mobile phone whenever you see the MobileNOW! signs in a parking area or on parking meters. After you￿ve parked your car, follow the instructions on the parking meter or nearby sign. Using MobileNOW! is much quicker if you register your details before you park for the first time. Once you￿ve done this, we￿ll store everything in your own secure account which means you can park and pay in seconds!

You can register HERE.

When you first signs up for the account, you will receive a pop up notifying you of the $20 wallet top up.
However, there is no actual financial transaction until you complete the first parking session as at that point, the system recognizes that the account is low and requires topping up. It notifies you that this is about to occur before proceeding.
When those funds are exhausted, the account needs to be topped up (funded) again in order to use the system. Minimal top up amount is $20 but you can select more if you prefer.
By default, the system has an "auto top up" feature that will load the wallet when the account is low so that if you attempt a session, funds are available.
Now, if you would prefer to opt out of the "auto top up" feature, simply log in to your account from a computer and disable that feature on your payment source. Then, you will have to manually top up your account when it is low before being able to start a parking session.

There is a .25 cent per transaction fee that goes to MobileNOW! Only the per hour rate goes to the city.





Welcome to the City of Easton, PA web site. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, I trust that you will find these pages to be useful and informative. For residents, we hope that you will find the information needed for you to attend meetings, get involved in a committee, pay a bill or download a form/ information on any of our many municipal services. For visitors, we thank you for coming to our city and invite you to visit its rich colonial history and its bright and colorful future. I encourage both residents and visitors to check back often as this web site will change often as we add information almost daily.

Easton is a full service city that constantly strives to provide the most effective and efficient municipal services to both our residents and visitors. From a dedicated, full-time professional fire department to a fully accredited police department, we work hard to provide our residents and visitors with a "Clean and Safe" environment.

In addition to our historic downtown district, we are equally proud of our diverse and architecturally rich neighborhoods.

Bugler atop Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument in Center Square

Enjoy a walking tour of our historic sites,a leisurely horse-drawn carriage ride through our historic district or a pleasant mule-drawn canal boat ride along Hugh Moore Historic Park. For real excitement, bring your children to the Crayola￿ Factory and our National Canal Museum. Easton is also home to Lafayette College, one of the finest institutions of higher learning in America and one that is in the top 10 schools in the country for four-year graduation rate. Downtown Easton also offers a diverse array of shopping and dining opportunities, from casual to formal. And yes, we are the home of Larry Holmes, the Hall of Fame boxer who held the Heavyweight Boxing Title for more than seven and a half years. A bronze statue honoring Mr. Holmes, a.k.a ￿ the "Easton Assassin"" - overlooks the scenic "Forks of the Delaware", where the Lehigh River cascades into the mighty Delaware on its trip to the Delaware Bay.

The County Seat for Northampton County, Easton is uniquely located within an hour of New York City, Philadelphia and the Pocono Mountains. Come and enjoy our sites, our attractions and most of all our residents.



Mayor Salvatore J. Panto, Jr.

Please click HERE to view the Mayor's 2019 Budget Message.
Please click HERE to view the 2019 Mayor's Budget Admin Memo
Please click HERE to view the 2019 Proposed City Budget
Please click HERE to view the Mayor's 2018 State of the City Address.
Please click HERE to view the Mayor's 2018 Budget Message.
Please click HERE to view the Mayor's 2017 State of the City Address.
Please click HERE to view the Mayor's 2017 Budget Address.
Please click HERE to view the Mayor's Proposed 2017 Budget
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