Welcome to Eldred Township, Monroe County!
A planned and zoned community. Permits required. Mandatory Recycling and Waste Removal Program.
Stop by to pick up your recycling barrel.
MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2015:
SUPERVISORS: FIRST WEDNESDAY EA MONTH AT 7:30 P.M.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE JACK RADER JR.: SECOND WEDNESDAY EA MONTH 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. **STARTING MARCH 11, 2015***
Historical Society: Third Tuesday ea month at 7 P.M.
PLANNING COMMISSION: THIRD THURSDAY EA MONTH AT 7:30 P.M.
MOVING IN/OUT PERMITS REQUIRED
SEE ADDITIONAL TOWNSHIP INFO ON THE DIRECTORY PAGE
See the document below for a report on the water extraction process on the Gower property.
GYPSY MOTH PROBLEM?
The Monroe County Planning Commission is undergoing an investigation of the annual gypsy moth infestation in our county. In an attempt to accurately determine the range and severity of the 2015 infestation, and therefore the possible 2016 infestation, they will be creating a data base of affected parcels throughout the county. If you have a gypsy moth infestation, please contact Evan Makuvek, Environmental Planner, at 570-517-3341. He will need your name and physical address.
The county has provided contact information for a private gypsy moth sprayer:
John Tallman, Tallman Aerial Spraying, 717-921-2476
ELECTRONIC RECYCLING IS BACK!!
Our township in conjunction with the Monroe County Waste Authority is once again accepting your old electronic equipment for recycling. You may drop off your acceptable electronics at the Township Municipal Building weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Drive around to the back of the building and place your articles on the pallets provided. To see the list of acceptable items, visit, www.thewasteauthority.com
COMMUNITY CENTER OPEN HOUSE A GREAT SUCCESS!
We were blessed with good weather and great attendance at our first Eldred Township Community Center Open House. Nearly 400 visitors stopped by to visit more than 20 vendors and community service providers. The old Eldred School was filled with people, music, and memories as former faculty, students, and staff viewed old photos on the bulletin boards and toured their former classrooms.
The Community Room, Art Room, and Music Room were open for business, and the great music from the band Last One Standing echoed in the halls. The YMCA did a spectacular job of providing information and demonstrations of their available classes and services. Friends and neighbors visited and remembered their days at the old school.
We sincerely appreciate your contributions, feedback, and most importantly, your presence at our Open House. We hope you learned a lot about community services, and about the Center.
We look forward to providing more community events in the near future. We will keep you posted!
Starting on March 11, 2015
State Representative Jack Rader Jr. or his legislative aide will begin to have hours at the Eldred Township Municipal Building to address any questions or concerns that the residents have. These sessions will be held on the second Wednesday of each month and run from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The first session is on March 11th, 2015. Everyone is welcome to attend.
ELDRED TOWNSHIP OUTREACH: APRIL 8 AT THE
TOWNSHIP BUILDING FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M..
ELDRED TOWNSHIP OUTREACH: APRIL 8 AT THE TOWNSHIP BUILDING FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M..
Rader Announces District Offices Open February 9, 2015
With locations in Effort and Pocono Pines, both offices will open Monday, Feb. 9, 2015.
The office in Effort is located at 2785 Route 115, in Suite 103 of Carriage House Square, can be reached at (570) 620-4341 and will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Check out the Weekly Roundup with our State Representative, Jack Rader, for the exciting details!!!!! Weekly Roundup
Home Preservation Program
Monroe County Habitat for Humanity is seeking applicants for our Home Preservation program. Home Preservation allows homeowners affected by low income age and disability to make necessary repairs on their homes. We are still in need of applicants so that we can achieve our goal of 23 home repair projects in Monroe County by June, 2015. Applicants must be homeowners, live in Monroe County, be up to date on mortgage, property taxes, have homeowner’s insurance and earn less than $38,600 (1 person) or $55,100 (Family of four). Contact our office for an application today!!
Help us to achieve our vision of “A World where everyone has a decent place to live”!
Volunteers are needed to reach our goal of 23 Home Preservation projects in Monroe County by June, 2015. All skill levels needed. Give your neighbors a “hand up” and work with us on some of these exciting projects! Call the office for more information. Groups are also welcomed.
We can only continue to build better lives in Monroe County for the next 20 years with the support of community members like you!!!
CONTACT KELLY KEMMERER IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!
PLEASE CONTACT KELLY KEMMERER IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!
Monroe County Habitat For Humanity
Be sure to check our website www.habitatmc.org
Eldred Township has taken ownership of the Eldred Elementary School Building. Plans are under way for office rentals, community rooms, and special programs and events to benefit Eldred Township Residents. Stay tuned for more information as plans unfold and the development of the building and grounds continues.
ELDRED TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY CENTER
Every Monday starting at noon, there will be an acoustical jam session in room 148 of the Eldred Township Community Center. If you are a musician, please bring your instrument to jam with us! If you would just like to listen, you are most welcome to attend. For further information, please contact Carey Krum at 610.381.4560.
PennEast Pipeline Project
Eldred Township Supervisors have recently been contacted by a representative of the Penn East Pipeline Project. AGL Resources, NJR Pipeline Company, South Jersey Industries, PSEG Power LLC, Spectra Energy Partners and UGI Energy Services (UGIES) are the member companies that form the PennEast Pipeline Company. The current pipeline project extends from Luzerne County in Pennsylvania to Lambertsville, New Jersey.
PennEast Pipeline Company is in the process of surveying to determine the feasibility of this natural gas pipeline. The proposed route runs through Carbon County near the Eldred Township line. For this reason, the Company has asked the Township to allow it to survey a portion of the Township's railway trail located along the Buckwha Creek; this area may be included in the planned buffer zone for the pipeline.
The Supervisors would like you to know that they will be deciding how to respond to this request at their public meeting on January 5, 2015. Please visit the website listed below and let us know your thoughts and opinions on this pipeline project. If you are an adjoining property owner, we are especially interested in hearing from you.
MONROE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION PROGRESSES ON UPDATING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
The best plans cannot remain static, but must be periodically updated to reflect changing times and conditions. The Monroe County Comprehensive Plan has recently been reviewed by a task force of thirty-five members working with MCPC staff to develop the updated plan. Please visit the Planning Commission website at www.co.monroe.pa.us to view the Monroe County Comprehensive Plan Final Draft document, as well as Final Draft EDIP Winter 2014 and the The Harvard Study of Alternative Futures for Monroe County. Use links on the left to access Land/Planning Records Portal, then Planning, then Comprehensive Plan Update.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GUIDE (Click on the title)
Covered Device Recycling Act of 2010; Mandatory recycling of electronic equipment. (click to read rules)
A new Monroe County Page. A very important read for taxpayers. http://www.westendsupporter.com/news/
Check this website out for great historical information! http://www.monroehistorical.org/articles/files/090111_paradiseeldred.html Don't forget Eldred Township's Historical Meetings held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, at 7:00 pm, at the Municipal Building.
Visit this website for the complete information on trash collection, recycling information and Earth Day events! http://www.thewasteauthority.com/ Also, a newsletter about the Fair and deer removal, click HERE to check it out.
Department of Environmental Protection: http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/ community/dep_home/5968Monroe County Litter Control and Beautification Site: http://www.co.monroe.pa.us./litter control
PA Environmental Digest Current Newsletter http://www.paenvironmentdigest.com/newsletter/default.asp?NewsletterID=947
For important flood information: floodsmart.gov
NEWS AND UPDATES
STAY IN THE LOOP!!
Become a member of the email group "Eldred Township Updates." Joining this group by providing your email address will keep you informed as to events and issues in the Township as they occur. Simply send an email message to Info@eldredtwp.org and let us know you wish to be included in Updates.
East Stroudsburg Social Security Administration Office
9090 Franklin Hill Road
Pennsylvania State Police
Lehighton (610) 377-4270
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490 Kunkletown Road
Kunkletown, PA 18058
FLOOD INSURANCE ADVOCATE OFFICE LAUNCHED BY FEMA
FEMA has established an Interim Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate to aid citizens and policy holders with specialized assistance on flood insurance issues and new regional mapping support.
FMI, visit the websites:
MARIO SCAVELLO, 40TH DISTRICT SENATE
NEW STATE REPRESENTATIVE