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May 2024 Newsletter



Your Newsblast from Smithfield Township

Marshalls Falls Is Now Open!
At long last, Marshalls Falls Park is open. We are overjoyed with the response the opening garnered. It took the better part of two decades to finally see this park come to fruition. Smithfield Township owes a debt of gratitude to many folks.

In 2020, Supervisors Lovenheim and Pride presided over the acquisition of the former Titania house, which allowed for the township to finally obtain the necessary PennDOT permit for the park to open. Construction for the first phase concluded earlier this year and would not have been possible without the acquisition of the house or several grants spearheaded by former Supervisor Barrett.

The invaluable support from Congressman Matt Cartwright, former Senator Mario Scavello, Senator Rosemary Brown, and Representative Probst enabled Smithfield to receive grant funds for construction from the PA Departments of Community & Economic Development as well as Conservation & Natural Resources.

In addition, the Monroe County Redevelopment Authority’s blight removal grant enabled Smithfield to tear down four dilapidated structures. The MCRDA will also be of significant assistance in the next phase of the park.

The Board of Supervisors wishes to extend gratitude to Township Manager Julia Heilakka, whose coordination of these funds and various stakeholders ensured this park would finally open. The Board is also grateful for the efforts of Administrative Coordinator Dyana Salvi and Conservation & Recreation Director Alex Jackson to plan the opening.

Park hours are dawn to dusk. Please be cautious on Marshalls Creek Rd, and be sure to leave the park clean! 

Thank you to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Smithfield for being our host site for Pick Up the Poconos this past Saturday! Members of Smithfield staff and the Board came out as well as folks old and new. What a great day! We look forward to an even bigger turnout next time!

Spring Clean-Up!

Spring Clean-Up will be held May 15th-18th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on acceptable items and the fee schedule, visit our website or call 570.223.5082.

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2024 Election Information

The 2024 primary election is today! Both major parties will hold primary elections to nominate candidates for:

  • President & Vice President of the United States
  • United States Senator
  • Representative in Congress, 8th Congressional District
  • Attorney General of Pennsylvania
  • Auditor General of Pennsylvania
  • Treasurer of Pennsylvania
  • State Representative, 189th Legislative District

Good to know:

  • Polls are open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Mail-in ballots must be received at the Elections Office by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
  • Call Monroe County Voter Registration if you have questions at 570-517-3165.

To locate your polling place or update your voter registration, log onto www.vote.pa.gov.

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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!

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, April 24th at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8th at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22nd at 6 p.m.

Planning Commission:
Thursday, May 9th at 7 p.m.

Joint Session – Board of Supervisors & Planning Commission:
Wednesday, May 15th at 5 p.m.

Joint Session – Smithfield Township, Middle Smithfield Township, Price Township, & Emergency Response Agencies:
Wednesday, May 1st at 7 p.m.

Environmental Advisory Council
Tuesday, May 21st at 7 p.m.

Zoning Hearing Board (as-needed):
Tuesday, May 7th at 7 p.m.





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