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.
Eldred Township's Historical Society: Third Tuesday ea month at 7:00 pm
MOVING IN/OUT PERMITS REQUIRED
SEE ADDITIONAL TOWNSHIP INFO ON THE DIRECTORY PAGE!
Eldred Township Officials and Employees wish you and yours a glorious holiday season filled with peace, love, and joy.
Please note that the Municipal Building will be closed on Thursday, December 25, and Friday, December 26.
NOTIFICATION OF BOARD OPENINGS
NOTIFICATION OF BOARD OPENINGS
Eldred Township Supervisors will be making appointments in January for possible vacant positions to the Township Zoning Board, Planning Commission, and CJERP, our regional planning/zoning group. Residents who are interested in serving on one of these boards are invited to send a letter with their qualifications and reasons for their interest by December 31.
Letters should be sent to Sharon Solt, Eldred Township Supervisor, PO Box 600, Kunkletown, PA 18058. For more information, including meeting times, dates, and frequency, please visit us at the Township Municipal Building on Kunkletown Road, or call 610-381-4252.
Road Crew Position Available
Eldred Township Supervisors will be accepting applications immediately for a position with the Township road crew. This position is on a part-time, temporary, as-needed basis, and may include such duties as snow removal, emergency tree removal and cleanup, road repair and maintenance, etc. A CDL is required. Interested parties should send a letter of interest to the Township Secretary, Sharon Solt, or apply in person at the Township Municipal Building. Building hours are 9-4 weekdays and 9-12 the first and third Saturday of the month. Applications must be received by December 31, 2014.
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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SCHOOL BUILDING BOARD
The Eldred Township Board of Supervisors is accepting letters of interest to be placed on a volunteer board to manage the functions of the Eldred School Community Building. Please submit a letter indicating any prior experience and why you would like to be part of this board. We are also looking for volunteers to work on the building, plan activities, and have marketing strategies. Please email to Sharon Solt at firstname.lastname@example.org or send to us at P.O. Box 600, Kunkletown, PA 18058. We look forward to your input!
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
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.
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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