NEWS AND UPDATES
Please take note: the Pennsylvania State Police Barracks in Lehighton has a new number since their move. The new number is (610) 681-1850
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Thrift Store News: After a great start the Thrift Store is now open Thursday, Friday 10-2 and Saturdays 10-3. Donation accepted. Stop by and shop til' you drop at bargain prices.All proceeds benefit the Community Center . This is an all volunteer operation.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is offering a free seminar about LYME Disease at Zion Church on April 15 2016 from 11-12.Call to reserve your space.Lyme Disease Information Link
Quilts for Kids
Calling All Quilters: The Quilts for Kids group is coming to the Eldred Community Center. This organization provides quilts to children in Hospitals and other similar situations. They will provide quilt kits and instruction. When completed, the quilts are donated back to the organization. What a fun way to learn to quilt !!
Please call to register for the event April 19 from 10-2. bring your portable sewing machine. Also knitting and crocheting instruction will be available. If you've always wanted to learn, now is your chance. Call Ann at 610 381-4252 ex.2 Donations to the Community Center are welcome.
The Community Center is seeking donations of 2 Ironing boards and 2 Irons in good condition for the Quilters to use.
The Community Center is looking for volunteers. anyone who can be a building monitor or has skills that would compliment our purpose please contact Ann at 610 381-4252 ex.2
Thanks to everyone in Eldred for your support. The Committee needs a floor buffing machine If anyone can donate this item in good and operating condition, let us know.
Thank You for the anonymous donations of the snow blower and lawnmower.
Children's Reading Hour
Eldred Welcomes back Michael Sauers
formerly a teacher at Eldred, now returning to offer Saturday reading events to our youth. Children of all ages welcome. Books are provided.
Second and fourth Saturdays in Mr. Sauers old classroom from 9:30-noon
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.
No charge for this event!
No charge for this event!
STAY IN THE LOOP!!
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East Stroudsburg Social Security Administration Office
9090 Franklin Hill Road
Pennsylvania State Police
PO Box 600
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:
to contact the Monroe County Emergency Management Agency call
570-992-4113 and ask for Maryellen.
MARIO SCAVELLO, 40TH DISTRICT SENATE
NEW STATE REPRESENTATIVE
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
MOVING IN/OUT PERMITS REQUIRED
SEE ADDITIONAL TOWNSHIP INFO ON THE DIRECTORY PAGE
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.
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 .
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 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.
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
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
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 right 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