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March 2021 eNewsletter



March Newsletter

Hiring: Road Crew


Smithfield Township is accepting applications for an experienced full-time employee for the road crew. Applicants must have experience working on roads, snow plowing, and operating equipment, and have a valid PA driver’s license and a valid CDL license (minimum Class B). All candidates are subject to passing random drug and alcohol testing. This position provides a competitive wage, paid time off, and fully paid family benefits. Applications will be accepted at the Smithfield Township Municipal Center, 1155 Red Fox Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 or by email at ed@smithfieldtownship.com until March 19, 2021 at 3:30PM.

Volunteer: Smithfield’s Zoning Hearing Board


Smithfield Township is in need of volunteers to serve on the Zoning Hearing Board. Members cannot serve on any other Township boards, or be officials of the Township in any other capacity. The Zoning Hearing Board is charged with hearing requests for variances or special exemptions per the Township Zoning Ordinance. Applicants must be residents of Smithfield Township. The regular Zoning Hearing Board meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of the month, as needed, at 7 p.m. Meetings can be conducted by hybrid or electronic (Zoom) means.
If you are interested, please email Lois at lois@smithfieldtownship.com.


When Spring Snow Melts: Home Flood Protection


This year we have faced an abundance of snow. Though beautiful, the after-effects can cause damage to your home. Just one inch of water can cause thousands of dollars worth of property damage with even more costly damage to your home’s foundation. So far, East Stroudsburg has gotten 35 inches of snow. 10 inches of snow equates to 1 inch of water!
Most homeowners and renters insurance policies do not include flood protection with few automatically renewing. Even if you are not in a flood prone area, with changes in the weather, it may pay off to get the extra protection.

World Water Day: March 22nd


Fresh water is an incredibly important resource. Our goal in Smithfield Township is to reduce the sediment, or runoff, in the Brodhead Creek and Reservoir Run. This goal is achieved within the standards set by our MS-4 program, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System. A collection of structures, including retention basins, ditches, roadside inlets, and underground pipes, are designed to collect storm water and discharge it into streams. Having healthy waterways is important to our community!

To Spot a Spotted Lanternfly

In addition to damaging trees, the spotted lanternfly is a HUGE THREAT to PA agriculture; infecting grape, hops, apple, and hardwood industries.

Spotted Lanternfly Alert

How YOU Can Help Bees

In the last 20 years, the bumblebee population has declined 87% because of habitat loss, use of pesticides, and disease. They help pollinate our food and flowers, let’s help them back!

10 Ways to Save the Bees

In recent days Township staff has been made aware of delays in trash collection. Under Smithfield Township Ordinances, the Township is authorized to investigate these delays and consider enforcement actions. If you have a complaint about your trash not being collected and you have already contacted your waste hauler, please submit your complaint to the Township in writing.

Email is preferred and encouraged, but hand delivery is also accepted. Please send your email to lois@smithfieldtownship.com. Please include your name, street address, and waste hauler. If you would like to hand deliver your complaint, please do so at our Municipal Center, located at 1155 Red Fox Rd, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful


As the snow melts, more than our local wildlife will emerge; bottles, cans, plastic wrappers, fast food bags, and more will start popping up. All this month through April, we’re encouraging our residents to take to the streets and participate in local trash collection. The Pick Up Pennsylvania initiative is more than roadside litter pick up; try planting a flower or tree, participating in local public education programs, or getting involved in a local recycling program!


Estimated on our roadways:
500 million pieces of litter
37% cigarette butts
30% plastic items
To participate, register at gacofpa.org. Contact Michelle Dunn, program coordinator, with questions at 877-772-3673, ext. 113, or mdunn@keeppabeautiful.org. Also, when visiting their website, check out “video contest” for details on a cash prize! Meanwhile, follow our Smithfield Township event on Facebook for local updates and resources!







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