COMMUNITY NOTICE 7/17/20 - UPDATE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
TRICK OR TREAT
Stroud Township Trick-or-Treating Hours are Saturday, October 31 from 6-8PM.
The Center for Disease Control considers trick-or-treating a higher risk activity, so please follow these guidelines:
Wear proper mask covering nose and mouth Social distance: Avoid being less than 6 feet from people outside your household for more than 15 minutes Only go with your family group where possible and stay close to home Sanitize hands regularly Do not trick-or-treat at homes that do not have the porch light on
For handing out Candy:
Wear a face covering, and if possible, remain outside.
No communal candy bowls or direct candy exchange: Space out candy on a table for “grab and go”
Sanitize hands and table regularly