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COMMUNITY NOTICE- 7/17/20 UPDATE

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The Stroud Township Board of Supervisors has declared a disaster emergency in response to COVID-19 and its possible consequences.  All meetings, hearings or other gatherings of all Township boards and commissions, including the Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, Environmental Advisory Council, Uniform Construction Code Appeals Board, Non-Uniform Pension Plan Board, excluding any meetings of the Board of Supervisors, are postponed until April 20, 2020. 

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Until further notice, the Township office at 1211 N. 5th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 is closed to the public, but will be staffed during regular business hours by phone (570-421-3362), email (stroud17@ptd.net), regular mail, or the Township’s website stroudtownship.org

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Customers of the Stroud Township Sewer Authority are directed to mail payments to the authority’s attention at 1211 N. Fifth Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.  The public is encouraged to conduct business with the township on-line by downloading documents which can be found by clicking on the Permit Forms tab on the township website, stroudtownship.org

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Completed forms can be emailed to the email address provided on the form.  If an email address is not provided, email your completed form to stroud17@ptd.net.  Completed forms can also be faxed to 570-421-3240.  Please identify the person and/or department that you’re faxing.  If you have any questions or require assistance, please call the township staff at 570-421-3362.



 

On March 20, 2020, the Stroud Township Board of Supervisors declared a disaster emergency in response to COVID-19 and its possible consequences.  Under recently amended emergency declaration, Stroud Township’s municipal government and services shall follow the reopening plan as set forth in the Governor’s three-phase matrix.   In the Green Phase now in effect, the public can access the municipal office lobby and large meeting room at 1211 N. 5th Street, Stroudsburg, PA.  Face masks and minimum 6-feet social distancing practices continue.  To maintain social distancing, a maximum of 25 people can occupy the large meeting room.  All Township boards and commissions may conduct meetings and hearings in the large meeting room.  If the 25-person meeting room capacity is reached, boards and commissions may offer public participation remotely by telecommunication devices or audio/video technology that allows for audio/video communication between all participants.

The public is encouraged to conduct business with the township on-line by downloading documents which can be found by clicking on the Permit Forms tab on the township website, stroudtownship.org.  Completed forms can be emailed to the email address provided on the form.  If an email address is not provided, email your completed form to stroud17@ptd.net.  Completed forms can also be faxed to 570-421-3240.  Please identify the person and/or department that you’re faxing.  If you have any questions or require assistance, please call the township staff at 570-421-3362.

Customers of the Stroud Township Sewer Authority can mail payments to the authority’s attention at 1211 N. Fifth Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, or make payments on-line at stroudtwpsewer.org, or by calling toll-free, 877-243-1213.

The following Stroud Township facilities, parks and nature preserve are open*:

Gaunt Road Compost Facility open on Saturdays 7 AM to 2 PM; Weekdays 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Glen Brook Golf Course

Big Pines Park  – NO PICNICKING

Yetter Park – NO PICNICKING

Hickory Valley Park, except picnic area is closed; NO PICNICKING

Pinebrook Park South, except picnic areas are closed.  NO PICNICKING

Pinebrook Park North – open for fishing and trail use; picnic areas are closed.  NO PICNICKING

ForEvergreen Nature Preserve – NO PICNICKING

Brodhead Creek Park, however, the pavilions are closed.  NO PICNICKING

Creekview Park – NO PICNICKING

Albertson Park, however, pavilion is closed.  NO PICNICKING

 

*While enjoying these open space areas, avoid large social gatherings, especially of people who don’t live in the same house; keep at least 6 feet between people and practice other safety measures as prescribed by the PA Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health.  Open and closed lists above are subject to change.


 Fireworks Law

Key Sections To Follow And To Be Enforced

Consumer fireworks, which can be legally purchased by the public, shall not be discharged on public or private property without the express permission of the owner and shall not be discharged within 150 feet of an occupied structure.  Public streets, parks and parking lots shall not be used to discharge consumer fireworks.  A person using consumer fireworks in violation of this law commits a summary offense and, upon conviction, can be fined $100.

In addition to disturbing the peace, fireworks can terrify pets and can be traumatic for veterans.

Please obey the law and be considerate of your neighbors and their pets.


Township Road Work Notice

 The following Stroud Township roads have work areas in July and August.  Please drive carefully and slowly in work areas.

Wallace Street

Tanite Road

Ramble Bush Road

Frantz Road

Metzgar Road

Hallet Road

Pocahontas Road

Brushy Mountain Road

Hammond Lane

Roosevelt Street (section to Yetter Park)


Tropical Storm Isaias 

The Monroe County Office of Emergency Management has requested storm damage documentation from residents by Monday, August 10. Stroud Township residents can submit storm damage photos and repair costs to the township by 12 PM, Monday, August 10, caused by the storm on Tuesday, August 4 (Tropical Storm Isaias). Please submit your documentation by email to stroudjw@ptd.net, or in person at the township office located at 1211 N. Fifth St., Stroudsburg, PA 18360