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.

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MOVING IN/OUT PERMITS REQUIRED

SEE ADDITIONAL TOWNSHIP INFO ON THE DIRECTORY PAGE

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PUBLIC NOTICES 

There will be an OPEN HOUSE at the Eldred Township Community Center (formerly the Eldred Elementary School) Kunkletown Road, Kunkletown, on Sunday, May 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Come and meet your friends and neighbors for refreshments and fun, and tour the building.  The old school has great history, and former students, faculty, and administrators are expected to be on hand to help celebrate the event.  We will have historical school photos to hang in the hallways, and one blackboard still has messages from one of the last elementary classes from 2010! Vendors and political candidates will be on hand to share products and information.  The YMCA, currently housed in the building, will also be open for a tour on that day. Don’t miss the party! Put May 3 on your calendar today! If you are interested in a table, please contact Darcy Gannon at d.gannon@eldredtwp.org, or phone 610-381-4252,x2.

          

UPDATE:  FREE CONCERT BY THE LOCAL BAND LAST MAN STANDING!! 

 

FREE COMPOSTING CLASSES ON MAY 9!

Learn how to turn your garbage into rich soil that many gardeners call "Black Gold". Classes are free of charge. 

Every attendee is entered into a drawing for a chance to win a composter!

WHERE:

Monroe County Waste Authority,  183 Commerical Blvd ,

 Blakeslee, Pa 18610 

Class sizes are limited to 20 people. 

Contact Cindy Parks to pre-register:

            cparks@thewasteauthority.com            (570) 643-6100

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..

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

West End Park and Open Space Commission

The West End Park and Open Space Commission will provide two(2) $1,000.00 Dave Fleetwood Scholarships this year to recognize PVSD graduates who exemplify the outstanding attributes of Mr. Fleetwood. Applications and Guidelines are available from the Guidance Office or by request to bkozen@weposc.org  All properly completed applications must be received by the West End Park and Open Space Commission (WEPOSC) by April 15, 2015.

Senator Mario Scavello and Representative Jack Rader in cooperation with the West End Park & Open Space Commission will hold an Identity Theft and Cyber Safety Forum on Wed. April 29 from 6pm – 8pm at the Chestnuthill Park Building, 221 Rt.715-Brodheadsville.  Representatives from the Office of Attorney General will speak on:

Dangers of surfing the internet

Tips to prevent cyber bullying

Reduce access to personal information

Protect you identity

What to do if identity is stolen

Other safety issues

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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!!!

 PLEASE CONTACT KELLY KEMMERER IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!

Kelly Kemmerer

Executive Director

Monroe County Habitat For Humanity

(570) 476-9846

Be sure to check our website www.habitatmc.org

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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

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.

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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 left 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

Eldred Elementary School

BRIDGE OVER THE BUCKWHA

   KUNKLETOWN FIREHOUSECABOOSE