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 2016:
SUPERVISORS: SECOND WEDENSDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7:30
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.
Notice of Change of Meeting Date
The public hearing to discuss the change in the ordinance scheduled for February 17, 2016 has been cancelled. The hearing will take place at a later date to be announced.
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.
WANTED—PART-TIME TWP. ROADCREW EMPLOYEE--Must have a CDL Class B with air brake endorsement, have previous experience operating equipment and driving all types of trucks, plowing snow, be certified to flag or willing to be certified in flagging, and participate in a current Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Salary to be negotiated with Board of Supervisors. Applications may be obtained at the Eldred Township Municipal Building, Kunkletown Road, Kunkletown, PA from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the first and third Saturday; or send resume to: Eldred Township Supervisors, P.O. Box 600, Kunkletown, PA 18058.
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.
Eric Andreus of Nestle/Deer Park will have office hours at the Community Center on Tuesday February 9 from 2:30-4 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
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
Join us for dancing and fun Saturday February 13 2016 for a Valentine's Day dance at the Kunkletown firehouse. Tickets are $10.00 in advance, $12.00 at the door. Refreshments will be available. There will be raffles and a Lottery Tree (if you're feeling lucky.) Limited seats available so sign up now to reserve your tickets. Contact Ann at 610 381-4252 ex2
All proceeds are to benefit the Community Center
To have your event posted on our website contact
Stained Glass Classes
Mary Dolan is again offering her Beginning Stained Glass Class. the class begins Jan.12 and runs for 5 consecutive Tuesdays form 7-8:30 P.M. Class size is limited and we already have many signed up. Class is $50.00 for all 5 classes and materials will be provided or you can bring your own.
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 10-20, 8' white tables and folding chairs. 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
Sewing/Quilting Room Anyone interested in teaching sewing or quilting? We have received several sewing machines and a merrow machine and some quilting frames and fabrics.
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!!
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
and let us know you wish to be included.
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