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  

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT ELDRED TOWNSHIP

Township Supervisors are accepting applications, resumes, and letters of interest for the following position at the Municipal Building. Please submit to the secretary at s.solt@eldredtwp.org.

Eldred Township Administrative Assistant Job Description, 2015

This employee reports to all three Township Supervisors and to the current Secretary/Treasurer for day-to-day tasks. Current hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and first and third Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon. 
Duties included in the position are:

Planning Commission Recording Secretary
Keep minutes, accept plans and correspondence for PC review, work with engineers and developers to ensure timely responses. Prepare minutes for each meeting, share with planners, notify Supervisor’s of PC actions.

Community Center Coordinator
Prepare and maintain a central calendar showing events and daily rentals at the Center. Update Facebook and Web page with information regarding Center events. Collect room rental agreements and leases, report income to Supervisors and Community Center Treasurer. Attend meetings at Center each week.

Sewage Permit Secretary
Issue sewage permit applications, collecting fees and preparing files for sewage designs, documents, etc. Work with SEO to gather necessary documents and paperwork for septic systems. Prepare an annual report of permits issued. Send system designs to DEP as required.

Other duties:

• Send out Eldred Township Updates via email as events or news items occur.
• Prepare annual recycling report, collecting data quarterly from trash haulers.
• Answer phones and emails re township business
• Maintain the Township website as well as the Community Center pages
• Cover for the Township Secretary/Treasurer in their absence as needed
* And other duties, as assigned

APPLICATION DEADLINE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16.

 PLANNING COMMISSION VACANCY

The Eldred Township Planning Commission lost a dedicated member this month.

 Mr. Philip Marano served on the Planning Commission for more than twenty years. He passed away on August 2; he will be sorely missed.  Our condolences to Mr. Marano’s family.  

There is now a vacancy on the Planning Commission Board.  We encourage all residents who may be interested in serving as a Township Planner to submit a resume and letter of interest with qualifications to:

                Eldred Township Board of Supervisors

                PO Box 600

                Kunkletown, PA 18058  

                Or via email to: s.solt@eldredtwp.org

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

DEER PARK CHESTNUT SPRINGS PROGRESS REPORT  JUNE 2015

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

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 

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. 2015 GENERAL FUND BUDGET

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

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