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 2014:
SUPERVISORS: FIRST WEDNESDAY EA MONTH AT 7:30 P.M.
PLANNING COMMISSION: THIRD THURSDAY EA MONTH AT 7:30 P.M.
MOVING IN/OUT PERMITS REQUIRED
SEE ADDITIONAL TOWNSHIP INFO ON THE DIRECTORY PAGE!
Zoning Ordinance and SALDO
A new zoning ordinance and SALDO have been adopted for Eldred Township.
Complementary ordinances have also been approved in Ross, Chestnuthill and Jackson Townships. The ordinances establish certain regional uses, each of which is specifically assigned to one or more of those four townships. Each township to which a regional use is assigned must provide for that use in its zoning ordinance; those to which a particular regional use is not assigned will not have it. The regional uses and the townships to which they are assigned are set out in Section 400.4 of the zoning ordinance.
A joint meeting/hearing was held on Thursday, May 1, for the purpose of public comment and input on new Zoning and SALDO ordinances for participating West End townships. The hearing was held at the West End Firehouse and was attended by officials and residents from Eldred, Ross, Chestnuthill, and Jackson Townships. Township Supervisors from all municipalities unanimously approved the changes to the new ordinances. The Monroe County Planning Commission will be providing new zoning maps for the Townships in the near future.
Community Awareness Bulletin
BORGER ROAD BETWEEN LAUBACH LANE AND CHURCH ROAD WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY, JULY 24 FOR ROAD WORK.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Pleasant Valley
School Board voted unanimously to transfer ownership of the
Eldred Elementary School to Eldred Township for the sum of
$1! Pretty good deal for the Township! The sale is
contingent upon an agreement of sale which provides for a
due diligence inspection (to be completed in 30 days) and
information on the building appraisal and the terms of a
reverter agreement between the two parties.
Although planning for the
use of the building is just beginning, the Township may use
the building for office spaces, expansion of the existing
YMCA facility, and community events.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
SAVE THE LANDFILLS, RECYCLE YOUR OLD ELECTRONICS!
ELDRED TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS will have the opportunity to drop off their old electronics at the TOWNSHIP BUILDING beginning on THURSDAY, MAY 1, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every weekday until October at the same times. Acceptable electronic equipment includes laptops, computer monitors, televisions, networking devices, cell phones, pagers, etc. For a complete list see the county guidelines at www.TheWasteAuthority.com , or call us with your questions. Your items may be dropped off behind the building on the pallets provided.
VISIT THE WASTE AUTHORITY WEBSITE FOR A CALENDAR OF EVENTS THAT YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING.
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.
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/
A new McCord report regarding unfunded PA pensions http://www.patreasury.gov/assets/McCord-Report-02-01-13-web.pdf
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.
Click on links below to access lots of important information:
http://www.thewasteauthority.com/ Visit this website for the complete information on trash collection, recycling information and Earth Day events! A newsletter about the Fair and deer removal! Click HERE to check it out.
http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/ community/dep_home/5968 The link to the Department of Environmental Protection!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
NEWS AND UPDATES
ZONING AND SALDO
To review the newly adopted (May 1, 2014) Zoning and Saldo Ordinances, click on the "Zoning/SALDO" link above.
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 Info@eldredtwp.org and let us know you wish to be included in Updates.
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