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July 2022 eNewsletter



Hello, July! (photo with decorative slices of watermelon on a blue-painted wooden picnic table)

Have a Blast, but be Safe!

Independence Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with fireworks? While we all want to have a blast, no one wants to spend Independence Day in the emergency room, which is exactly where more than 15,600 people ended up in 2020. Accordingly, the State Fire Commissioner is urging caution, and recommends the following safety tips:

  • Never allow children to play with fireworks, even sparklers, which can burn at temperatures of at least 1,200 degrees.
  • Only allow adults to light fireworks one at a time, then quickly back away.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Keep a bucket of water or garden hose handy in case of a fire.
  • Never pick up or try to relight fireworks that have not fully ignited.
  • After the fireworks have burned, fully douse them with water before picking them up or disposing to prevent trash fires.
  • Never use fireworks after consuming alcohol or other medications or substances that can impair judgment or the ability to react quickly to an emergency.
  • Always remain at a safe distance from the ignition location.
  • Be sensitive of neighbors and their pets, particularly if military veterans live nearby.

Pennsylvania state law requires the following for fireworks:

  • Individuals who use Class C (consumer-grade) fireworks must be 18 years old.
  • Fireworks cannot be ignited or discharged on public or private property without the express permission of the property owner.
  • Fireworks cannot be discharged from within a motor vehicle or building.
  • Fireworks cannot be discharged toward a motor vehicle or building.
  • Fireworks cannot be discharged within 150 feet of an occupied structure, whether or not a person is actually present.
  • Fireworks cannot be discharged while the person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or another drug.

At the June 22nd Board of Supervisors meeting, Township engineer Missy Hutchison, P.E. of LVL Engineering Group gave a presentation about Smithfield’s MS-4 program. MS-4 is a program dedicated to maintaining and improving water quality.

There are six main components of the program:

  1. Public Education & Outreach
  2. Public Participation & Involvement
  3. Illicit Discharge Elimination
  4. Construction Site Runoff Control
  5. Post-Construction Stormwater Management
  6. Pollution Prevention & Good Housekeeping

To learn more about our MS-4 program and how you can help keep your drinking water clean, click below to visit the township’s MS-4 page or view the presentation.

MS – 4 Page
MS – 4 Presentation

The Waste Authority.com. Monroe County Waste Management Authority. 183 Commercial Blvd, Blakeslee, PA 18610. HHW Event. Household Hazardous Waste. Wednesday, July 13. We accept: gasoline, anti-freeze, motor oil, oil based paint, insecticides, pool chemicals, fire extinguishers, and more. Upcoming dates: August 10, September 21, October 19, November 16. Drop-off location: Military Road Recycling Site. 1114 Military Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Registration & Additional Info: You MUST register and pay before arriving. Only items paid for will be accepted! Click the button below or head over to our website. For Monroe County residents only!
The Monroe County Waste Authority is helping residents dispose of household hazardous waste over the summer. The first collection event is July 13th. To learn more about accepted items and how to register, click below!

Dansbury Pool Pass Discount. Discounted rates: Ages 2 thru 17 - $3/half day, $6 full day, $65/season pass. Ages 18 thru 54 - $4/half day, $7/full day, $90/season pass. Ages 55 and up - $3/half day, $5/full day, $60/season pass. Family - $10/half day, $20 full day, $145 season pass. Each additional child in a family - $1/half day, $2/full day, $10/season pass. Stop by the municipal center for fill out your discount form. *Family rates are for 2 adults and 2 children (under 18) who live together. Additional children may be added per the above rate.

Dansbury Pool is open for the season! Residents of Smithfield Township are entitled to discounted rates for half day, full day, and season passes. To claim your discount, stop by the Municipal Center between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to fill out a voucher. Vouchers are approved on the spot, allowing you to take your copy to Dansbury Pool to purchase half day/full day passes or the Day Street Community Center to purchase season passes. For more information about Dansbury Pool, call 570-421-6591. The pool and community center are open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Dansbury Pool
15 Day St, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Open through August 21, subject to Stroud Regional Open Space & Recreation Commission discretion.

Day Street Community Center
(located next to the basketball and tennis courts at Dansbury Park)

Board of Supervisors dais. View of chairs and windows behind the dais.

Upcoming Township Meetings

The Board of Supervisors meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 6 p.m. All meetings occur at the Municipal Center.

July Board of Supervisors meetings:
Wednesday, July 13th at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 27th at 6 p.m.

The Planning Commission meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. All meetings occur at the Municipal Center,

July Planning Commission meeting:
Thursday, July 14th at 7 p.m.

Township Meeting Calendar

American flag ribbons. Office Closed in Observance of 4th of July - Independence Day. 7.4.2022.





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