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 firstname.lastname@example.org until March 19, 2021 at 3:30PM.
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 email@example.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.
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! #WorldWaterDay
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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!