township

Township

Pocono Township was created as a separate Township by a decree of the courts of Northampton County in November 1816. – learn more


community

Community

Pocono Township Community Information, Phone Numbers, Services, Schools, Library and Places of Worship. – learn more


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Visiting

Pocono Township is in the Heart of the Poconos, located in the center of Monroe County, Pennsylvania. – learn more

 


Information
 

 

Detour Notice

The bridge on Rimrock Drive is scheduled for a full replacement. A full detour will be in place starting July 27. The detour is scheduled to be in effect until late October.

 

Emergency Services RFP

Pocono Township is soliciting proposals from qualified organizations to provide 24/7 ALS and BLS services to the Township. Details are included in the RFP document below.

Pocono Township Emergency Services RFP

Pocono Township Emergency Services RFP Addendum #1 (Questions)

Road Paving

Pocono Township is conducting paving in multiple locations. Below is the current schedule. Please note that the schedule may change based on weather and other factors.

Laurel Development – Wednesday 8/5, Thursday 8/6, Friday 8/7

Crescent Lake Road – Friday 8/7, Monday 8/10

Gravatts Way – Monday 8/10

Post Hill Court and Woodchuck Lane – Tuesday 8/11, Wednesday 8/12

 

Gypsy Moth Information

Monroe County has started to receive phone calls from residents concerning gypsy moth infestation.  In an attempt to accurately determine the range and severity of the 2015 infestation and therefore the possible 2016 infestation they will be creating a data base of effected parcels throughout the county.  Residents who have gypsy moth infestation should contact Evan Makuvek, Environmental Planner at 570-517-3341.  He will need the name and the physical address of the property owner. Below is also a Homeowners Guide to Gypsy Moths.

A Homeowners Guide to Gypsy Moths

A public meeting meeting will be held on 8/12/15 at 6:00 PM at the public safety complex to discuss 2016 spraying.

Residents interested in 2016 spraying should fill out this application and submit to the county per the instructions.

 

Zoning Hours Change

Effective February 3, 2015, the zoning hours for Pocono Township have changed. The new zoning hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily. Appointments are encouraged as the zoning officer may be doing inspections during those times.

 

Bicentennial Celebration Committee Volunteers Sought

The Board of Commissioners has formed a seven member Bicentennial Celebration Committee. This committee is charged with the planning of the Township’s 200th anniversary in 2016. Residents interested in serving should submit their resume to Township Manager Gregg Schuster at gschuster@poconopa.gov .

 

New Zoning Hearing Board Schedule 

The Zoning Hearing Board will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month when necessary.

 

 

Community Vision
The HSPS (Hamilton Twp., Stroud Twp., Pocono Twp., and Stroudsburg Borough) Region is an attractive community in which to live, work, and vacation, characterized by a high quality of life; diversity of landscapes and settled areas; a balanced and vital economy providing family sustaining jobs for residents; efficient alternative modes of  travel; extensive preserved open space; access to protected scenic, natural, historic, and cultural resources; a variety of recreational and social opportunities; managed, balanced and controlled development consistent with available infrastructure and the Region’s Plan for the Future; reasonable taxation; intermunicipal cooperation; social cohesion; and assimilation of new residents. – read more

Meeting Schedule


Mountain View Park


Mt. View Park, situated off of Sullivan Trail, Tannersville, Pa, is one of the most beautiful parks in Monroe County. The park was opened in 1978 and offers three ball fields, one soccer field, two tennis courts, two basketball courts, four pavilions- including grills, well-equipped playgrounds, rest rooms, and nature trails.
The park is open in May – weather permitting, and closes on Labor Day, but is open on weekends after Labor Day through Columbus Day. – learn more