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August Newsletter

Smithfield Township’s Local News and Updates

The Smithfield Township office is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm. Board of Supervisors Regular Business Meetings are the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7pm, and Work Sessions are every Wednesday at 4pm. All meetings are held at the Municipal Center and streamed on Zoom and YouTube. Subscribe to our YouTube channel Smithfield Township for notifications and updates.



East Stroudsburg Area School District

Offering FREE Senior/Adult Meals

Available to anyone over the age of 18 at South HS, North HS, and Middle Smithfield Elementary.
11:30AM to 1:00PM

Dansbury Discount for Smithfield Residents

Visit the Smithfield Township Municipal Center for your discount voucher. Have your ID ready!

More about the pool »

47.9% of Smithfield Township properties have responded to the 2020 Census. Get counted!

The 2020 Census determines congressional representation, informs hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provides data that will impact communities for the next decade. Your response benefits:

  • School Lunch Programs
  • Library Funding
  • Federal Transit
  • And More!

RESPOND

A message from one of your Smithfield Supervisors: 
Let’s talk crisis. The US Census rolled out in the spring with great plans to go door-to-door to get responses, but it didn’t work out that way. Now we are faced with only half the residents of Smithfield Township having completed the 2020 Census.
The Census is MONEY. The more statistics we have on our population, the more money organizations receive from the State to pave roads and provide services. The more children that are accurately counted, the more money our local schools receive for free and reduced lunch programs. The Census is IMPORTANT.Some people think they are making a political statement by not completing the Census. What statement? That there are fewer of us? That we deserve LESS representation, fewer seats in the State Senate or House? This is not a partisan issue.I can’t stress enough how important it is to respond to the 2020 Census. Even if you received a form at a vacation home, it’s still important to respond and state that no one lives there because it’s a second home.Now is the time to text your friends, talk to your neighbors, and shout it from the rooftops: respond to the 2020 Census!
Thanks, Robert Lovenheim

[email protected]

PennDOT will be paving Route 447 from Seven Bridge Road to North 5th Street.
Night work: 7pm – 7am.
Tentative start date of August 4th.

Electronic Recycling Day 
Wednesday, August 19th
7:30am to 3:30pm
The Waste Authority is hosting an electronic collection day at their Military Road drop-off location for Monroe County residents.
Click here for more information! 



What have you done for me lately?

That’s  a fair question to ask of your Township. Municipal government is from the Sanskrit word “muni” meaning “us”, at least that’s what Google says. It is especially important this summer when most of us are making travel plans that don’t go further than the supermarket. Maybe this is the summer (what’s left of it) to start up some activities to dispel the belief that Smithfielders  won’t join any club that would have them for members. How about we organize a stargazing night at Waterfront Park led by someone who knows what’s up? Or a bring-your-own picnic concert on the Mt. Nebo Park lawn? Or a kids kayaking day on the Delaware? I hike along the canyon on Brodhead Creek? A socially distanced pot luck along Cherry Creek? Maybe you’ve got some favorites you can suggest to us. I know we all miss major league sports on TV, but do you know there is a world-class Ecuadorian volleyball tournament  just about every Sunday on the basketball court in Waterfront Park? And the soccer teams are back practicing  at Minisink Park.

Let’s use this summer to get to know what’s around us and get to know each other. Give us a call. Brian, Jacob, Robert — your Supervisors at the Township.

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Smithfield Township Municipal Center
1155 Red Fox Road
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Phone: (570) 223-5082
Fax: ( 570) 223-5086