November 24th Message from JP Mascaro

There is still a large volume of yard waste this time of year due to leaves that residents are putting out. Given this, JP Mascaro does not want to fall behind this week on yard waste collection even though Thursday is Thanksgiving. JP Mascaro will be sending crews into the Township on Thursday to begin collecting yard waste. Please put yard waste out for Thursday as you normally do.

Also, these have been challenging times for our industry and our company during the COVID pandemic. Between the extremely high volumes of waste and recyclables each week and, more recently, members of our key managerial team out for two weeks not to mention the drivers and helpers who have had to quarantine over the past six months, we have not been able to provide you the service you have come to expect from our company. It is certainly not due to a lack of an effort but just the reality that exists in the current COVID environment. As a result, while our contract provides that the yard waste collections in Lower Southampton Township to stop on December 15th, we have agreed to continue to provide yard waste collections in your Township through the end of the year. So, instead of the last yard waste collection occurring on Thursday, December 17th, we will continue to provide yard waste collections through Thursday, December 31st.

Please share this news with your neighbors!

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Announcement 11/17/2020

Wolf Administration COVID-19 Announcements: Protecting the Health Care System, New Traveler Testing Order, Strengthened Masking Order, Recommendations for Colleges and Universities 

Harrisburg, PA– As Pennsylvania experiences a resurgence of COVID-19 cases with significantly higher daily case counts than in the spring and hospitalizations on the rise, the Wolf Administration has identified four new mitigation efforts, which Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced today.

“It is our collective responsibility to protect our communities and our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians from COVID-19 and to continue to work together to get through this pandemic. These targeted mitigation efforts, combined with existing ones, are paramount to saving lives and protecting our economy,” Gov. Wolf said. “The administration will continue to monitor the risks posed by COVID-19 across the commonwealth and will reinstate or institute new targeted mitigation tactics as necessary.”

The efforts announced today include:

Protecting Our Health Care System
Dr. Levine issued a memorandum to acute care hospitals outlining expectations to care for Pennsylvanians who need care during the pandemic.

Hospitals are to work through the established health care coalitions and other partnerships to prepare for how they will support one another in the event that a hospital becomes overwhelmed during the pandemic. Hospitals should also be working to move up elective procedures necessary to protect a person’s health and prepare to suspend them if our health care system becomes strained. 

Restrictions on elective surgeries put into effect in March and lifted in April were to help with both PPE and bed capacity and were considered successful.

Hospitalizations are increasing, as are ICU patients, and according to modeling from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, which does not take into account hospitalizations from influenza, Pennsylvania will run out of intensive care beds in December if ICU admissions continue at the current rate.

The same modeling indicates we will have sufficient medical-surgical beds with some uncertainty as to capacity from region to region.


Traveler Testing
Dr. Levine issued an order requiring anyone who visits from another state to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the commonwealth.

If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, they must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvanians visiting other states are required to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to their return to the commonwealth or to quarantine for 14 days upon return to Pennsylvania.

This order, which takes effect on Friday, November 20, does not apply to people who commute to and from another state for work or medical treatment. 

Strengthened Masking Order

Dr. Levine first issued a masking order on April 15. The order signed today strengthens this initial order with these inclusions:

  • Masks are required to be worn indoors and outdoors if you are away from your home.
  • When outdoors, a mask must be worn if you are not able to remain physically distant (at least 6 feet away) from someone not in your household the entire time you are outdoors.
  • When indoors, masks will now be required even if you are physically distant from members not in your household. This means that even if you are able to be 6 feet apart, you will need to wear a mask while inside if with people other than members of your household. 
  • This order applies to every indoor facility, including homes, retail establishments, gyms, doctors’ offices, public transportation, and anywhere food is prepared, packaged or served.

Colleges and Universities

The departments of Health and Education issued recommendations for colleges and universities to implement a testing plan for when students return to campus following the holidays.

These recommendations include establishing routine protocols for testing.

Colleges and universities should have adequate capacity for isolation and quarantine and should be prepared to enforce violations of established policies such as mask wearing and physical distancing.

Every college and university should test all students at the beginning of each term, when returning to campus after a break and to have regular screening testing throughout the semester/term.

“We must remain united in stopping COVID-19,” Dr. Levine said. “Wear a mask, wash your hands, stay apart and download the COVID Alert PA app. If you test positive, please answer the call of the case reviewer and provide information that can help protect others. It’s the selfless, right thing to do.”

Watch the November 12th Board of Supervisors Meeting

On November 12, 2020, the Board of Supervisors held their meeting via teleconference platform Microsoft Teams. The Budget Work Shop was held at 6:50 PM. The Public Meeting was held at 7:30 PM.

The next Board of Supervisors Budget Workshop and Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

Click HERE to view the Budget Workshop & Public Meeting.

November 12, 2020 Board of Supervisors Meeting Information

The Lower Southampton Township Board of Supervisors will hold their next meeting on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 7:30 PM. A Budget Workshop will be held at 6:50 PM. The Supervisors will hold an Executive Session at 6:30 PM. In response to the current health pandemic, this meeting will be conducted via the teleconference platform Microsoft Team. The public may listen live to this meeting by telephone using the dial-in number below. Please note – the public will be muted during the meeting. Below you will find instructions on how to access and participate in the meeting:

To access the Meeting:

Meeting Dial-in Number: 1-814-626-9459

Meeting ID Number: 434890462#

Public Comment or questions can be sent to publiccomment@lstwp.org until 7:30 PM on November 12, 2020, 2020. All public comments must contain your name and address. All comments will be read aloud.

Click HERE to view the agenda.

November 4, 2020 Board of Supervisors Meeting Information

The Lower Southampton Township Board of Supervisors will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM. A Budget Workshop will be held at 6:30 PM. In response to the current health pandemic, this meeting will be conducted via the teleconference platform Microsoft Team. The public may listen live to this meeting by telephone using the dial-in number below. Please note – the public will be muted during the meeting. Below you will find instructions on how to access and participate in the meeting:

To access the Meeting:

Meeting Dial-in Number: 1-814-626-9459

Meeting ID Number: 929242617#

Public Comment or questions can be sent to publiccomment@lstwp.org until 7:30 PM on November 4, 2020, 2020. All public comments must contain your name and address. All comments will be read aloud.

Click HERE to view the agenda.https://www.ecode360.com/documents/LO0148/public/571492905.pdf

Change in Polling Place

If you vote at the Township Administration Building, please note that the polling location has moved to the Old District Courthouse Building. No other polling places have changed in the Township. The building will be sanitized. Please wear a mask.

Polls open on Election Day, November 3, 2020 at 7 AM.

Watch the October 28, 2020 Board of Supervisors Budget Workshop & Public Meeting

On October 28, 2020, the Board of Supervisors held their meeting via teleconference platform Microsoft Teams. The Budget Work Shop was held at 6:30 PM. The Public Meeting was held at 7:30 PM.

The next Board of Supervisors Budget Workshop and Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.

Click HERE to view the Budget Workshop & Part 1 of the Public Meeting.

Click HERE to view Part 2 Public Meeting.