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.

Upcoming Meetings

 

The Zoning Hearing Board will meet to hear the Nestle application for Water Extraction  on May 18, 2016 at 7 P.M. at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company 597 Kunkletown Rd. Kunkletown. Pa. Additional meetings are set for June 15,2016 and July 20, 2016 at the same time and location

The link below is the new link to the Planners recommendations to the Zoning Hearing Board..just click on the link to see the document

Zoning Hearing Board Recommendation from the Eldred Township Planner

The Eldred Township Board of Supervisors will hold a Special Meeting on Monday May 9, 2016 at 10 AM to discuss an Open Burn Ordinance  and other items.

THE NEXT REGULAR BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR May 11, 2016 AT THE TOWNSHIP BUILDING.

          

The Tax Collector will have some special hours as follows: Thursday May 19, opening at 2:30 P.M.                                                                Saturday June 4 Closed


GENERAL MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2016:

SUPERVISORS: SECOND WEDENSDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7:30

PLANNING COMMISSION: THIRD THURSDAY EA MONTH AT 7:30 P.M. at the Municipal Building.

2016   ELDRED TOWNSHIP GENERAL FUND BUDGET

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.

 

Deer Removal

We are happy to announce the County of Monroe and the Monroe County Waste Authority has finalized an agreement for pickup, removal and disposal of deer from the County's roadways.  The Authority will act as the County's agent and or contractor under a preexisting agreement with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation until such time as the Waste Authority can become a direct party with the other agencies.

The excellent service that has been provided to the county residents will continue.  Please call the Waste Authority at 570-643-6100 or call our toll free number at 888-502-6055 to report a dead deer needing to be picked up and properly disposed.  Click on the "Contact Us Online" link in the upper right hand corner of the homepage and in the comments box, please give us the township where the deer is, the location/road and any intersecting roads.  Also give us your name and phone number in case we are unable to locate the deer.

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MOVING IN/OUT PERMITS REQUIRED

SEE ADDITIONAL TOWNSHIP INFO ON THE DIRECTORY PAGE

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PUBLIC NOTICES  

The Dave Fleetwood Scholarship is available for 2016 for a graduating Pleasant Valley Student     2016 Fleetwood Scholarship

                                                       

  See the document below for a report on the water extraction process on the Gower property.

Eric Andreus of Nestle/Deer Park will have office hours at the Community Center on Tuesday       March 23 from 2:30-4:00 P.M.

http://www.nestlewaterspa.com/chestnutsprings 

The link above is the link to the Nestle application to the Zoning Hearing Board regarding the water extraction proposal under consideration. To see the information just copy and paste this link into your browser .

DEER PARK CHESTNUT SPRINGS PROGRESS REPORT  JUNE 2015

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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  

    HOMEOWNERS GUIDE TO GYPSY MOTH MANAGEMENT

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ELECTRONIC RECYCLING is over and will begin again in May

Our township in conjunction with the Monroe County Waste Authority  accepts 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 

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.

Jack 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

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IT'S OFFICIAL!!

Eldred Township Elementary School 

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

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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.

PennEast Pipeline Project Proposed Route

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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 right to access Land/Planning Records Portal, then Planning, then Comprehensive Plan Update.  

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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/5968  

Monroe 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

ELDRED IMAGES

 

BRIDGE OVER THE BUCKWHAEldred Elementary School

   KUNKLETOWN FIREHOUSECABOOSE