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July 2024 Newsletter



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from Smithfield Township

Support Our Emergency Services!

There are plenty of opportunities this month to support our emergency service providers! The first is to celebrate Independence Day safely and encourage others to do so, avoiding tragedy and increased pressure on those who keep us safe. They are truly the backbone of our community.

On a more fun note, there are plenty of fundraisers that support those who serve us! Look below 👇

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is hosting their annual fireworks display in support of Shawnee Fire Co. on July 5th! Gates open at 5:30pm & fireworks start at sundown. The event is located at 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302. The cost is $15 per car.

Read more about festivities below on Shawnee Mountain’s website.

Fireworks in Support of Shawnee Fire Co.

Marshalls Creek Fire Co. is conducting their “Fun Summer Raffle” for three packages of summer-themed items. Contact Marshalls Creek Fire Co. today to purchase your ticket for a chance to win. Winners will be drawn Thursday, August 29, 2024. The tickets are $10 each.

For more information, check Facebook below or call 570.223.8445​.

Marshalls Creek Fire Co. Fun Summer Raffle

Delaware Water Gap Fire Dept. is hosting their annual Pancake Breakfast on June 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

For more information, check Facebook below or call 570.460.2107.

Delaware Water Gap Fire Dept. Facebook

Our ambulance providers do not currently have any announced fundraisers, but can always accept donations.

Bushkill Emergency Corps. Website
Suburban EMS Website

Fireworks Safety Tips

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 10,000 emergency room injuries in 2022, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. 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.

Learn More About Fireworks Safety

Get Your Swimming On!

Dansbury Pool is open! Residents of Smithfield Township can get a discounted pool pass for Dansbury Pool only. In order to get your discounted pass, you must visit the Municipal Center prior to purchasing your pass.

You must provide proof of residence by ID, utility bill, or otherwise, in order to obtain your voucher for the discounted pass.

Pool hours are 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Check on the StroudRec website or Facebook for updates.

Call us at 570.223.5082 with questions or stop in.

StroudRec Facebook
StroudRec Website

New Probate Assistance Program

Monroe County Register of Wills & Recorder of Deeds Kate Best launched the new Probate Assistance Program in partnership with the Monroe County Bar Association. 

This program enables you to get your questions about opening a loved one’s estate answered by volunteer attorneys at no cost. Learn more by calling 570.517.3347.

You May Be Eligible For A Property Tax/Rent Rebate!

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program supports homeowners and renters across Pennsylvania. This program provides a rebate ranging from $380 to $1,000 to eligible older adults and people with disabilities age 18 and older. 

This program is supported by funds from the Pennsylvania Lottery and gaming. Click below or contact Senator Brown’s office or Rep. Probst’s office for assistance completing your rebate application!

Rep. Tarah Probst
18 South 9th St, Suite 105
Stroudsburg, PA 18360-1630

Sen. Rosemary Brown
2398 Route 611, Suite 201
Scotrun, PA 18355

Apply via myPATH

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

Upcoming Township Meetings

Unless noted otherwise, all meetings occur at the Municipal Center, 1155 Red Fox Rd, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.

Board of Supervisors:
Wednesday, July 10th at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24th at 6 p.m.

Planning Commission:
Thursday, July 11th at 7 p.m.

Environmental Advisory Council
Tuesday, July 16th at 7 p.m.

Zoning Hearing Board:
Tuesday, July 2nd at 7 p.m. (as-needed)





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