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.
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!
COMMUNITY AWARENESS BULLETIN
Christmas Tree Recycling
available Mon.-Fri. 6:30am-3:00pm in January.
Trees can not have lights or ornaments!
Home Preservation Program
Monroe County Habitat for Humanity is seeking applicants for our Home Preservation program. Home Preservation allows homeowners affected by low income age and disability to make necessary repairs on their homes. We are still in need of applicants so that we can achieve our goal of 23 home repair projects in Monroe County by June, 2015. Applicants must be homeowners, live in Monroe County, be up to date on mortgage, property taxes, have homeowner’s insurance and earn less than $38,600 (1 person) or $55,100 (Family of four). Contact our office for an application today!!
Help us to achieve our vision of “A World where everyone has a decent place to live”!
Volunteers are needed to reach our goal of 23 Home Preservation projects in Monroe County by June, 2015. All skill levels needed. Give your neighbors a “hand up” and work with us on some of these exciting projects! Call the office for more information. Groups are also welcomed.
We can only continue to build better lives in Monroe County for the next 20 years with the support of community members like you!!!
CONTACT KELLY KEMMERER IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!
PLEASE CONTACT KELLY KEMMERER IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!
Monroe County Habitat For Humanity
Be sure to check our website www.habitatmc.org
WED. – SAT. MAY 13 - 16, 2015
4 DAYS, 3 NIGHTS
DEADLINE FOR FINAL PAYMENT IS MARCH 27, 2015.
*PLEASE SEE GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR DETAILS*
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
We are looking for volunteers to help clean the Community Center rooms and hallways.
Dates: Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Come for a few hours or stay all day.
Light lunch will be served.
Please call Carey Krum at 610-381-4560 to RSVP, so we can have enough supplies for the whole volunteer crew.
POCONO FAMILY YMCA WEST END EXTENSION is located at the ELDRED SCHOOL BUILDING!!!
Special holiday memberships on sale now through January 31: No joiners fee!
THREE MONTH MEMBERSHIP:
ADULT $55 SENIOR ADULT $44 FAMILY $100 SENIOR FAMILY $80
PHONE : 570-807-3068
CALL FOR 2015 CLASSES AND SCHEDULE!
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 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.
East Stroudsburg Social Security Administration Office
9090 Franklin Hill Road
Pennsylvania State Police
Lehighton (610) 377-4270
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:
NEW STATE SENATOR
MARIO SCAVELLO, 40TH DISTRICT SENATE
NEW STATE REPRESENTATIVE