Penn Forest Township

Information and Resources for Penn Forest Township residents


Penn Forest Township Building

Notices



Voting for Southwest & Northwest PFT Residents on JUNE 2, 2020 should report to : FIRE CO #1 1387 STATE ROUTE 903

The Tax Collector will resume regular office hours staring Wednesday, May 27th.

5/11/20 the Penn Forest Township Municipal Office will be Open and follow CDC precautionary measures until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

4/24/20 Penn Forest Township is looking to hire a part-time General Laborer see details in documents; township documents.

EFFECTIVE 3/21/2020 Transfer station staff will no longer be assisting in the removal of trash from personal vehicles, or assisting in loading it into the compactors. Transfer station hours remain the same. Please plan accordingly.

Notice: Please avoid flushing disinfecting wipes, paper towels and disinfecting and antibacterial sanitizers. These products may cause backups in the building sewer or significantly impact septic tank health.

EFFECTIVE 3/17/20 AARP will be CLOSED until further notice

Starting 2/5/2020 through 4/15/2020 every WEDNESDAY 9A-12P AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 50 and older in the Lower Level of the Municipal Building.

2020 ELECTRONIC RECYCLING Dates-JULY 18TH & NOVEMBER 14TH

EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 11, 2019 Recycling has resumed at the Transfer Station

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019 a LATE FEE of $25.00 will be applied to all garbage accounts.

LOST-AND-FOUND If you lost something, come in and check with the township office we may have found it!


Meeting Schedule

Penn Forest Township Board of Supervisors Meeting - 1st Monday of each month 7:00 pm (Except if 1st Monday is a Legal Holiday then meeting will be held on Tuesday).

Zoning Board - 1st Thursday of each month 7:00 pm; scheduled as needed

Park & Recreation Meeting - 3rd Thursday of each month 6:30 pm; at the Penn Forest Township Recreational Park Concession Stand

Planning Commission - 4th Monday of each month 6:00 pm Basement of The PFT Municipal Building; scheduled as needed.(Except if 4th Monday is a Legal Holiday then meeting will be held on Tuesday)


Emergency Services

Penn Forest Township residents have access to 9-1-1 emergency services. Dial 911 in an emergency, but only in an emergency. If you need assistance but do not have an emergency, call:

Fern Ridge State Police 570-646-2271 (non-emergency number)

Lehighton State Police 610-377-4270 (non-emergency number)

Lehighton Ambulance-Penn Forest location 570-325-8184

If you live in a development, contact your development managenent or Property Owner's Association for the property security procedures in case of an emergency.

BEFORE burning Call the Communication Center 570-325-9111

The PA turnpike exchange construction is completed and available to EZ Pass tag holders ONLY.


Supervisors and Staff

Supervisors

Tom Cross - Chairman
Christian Bartulovich - Vice Chairman
Roger L Meckes - Roadmaster/Supervisor
Scott Lignore - Asst. Roadmaster/Supervisor
Judith Knappenberger - Supervisor


Office Staff

Dana Vitale - Secretary
Laura Matz- Treasurer
Heather Saba - Administrative Assistant
Julie Rossi - Administrative Assistant


Transfer Station / Road Maintenance
Shannon Meckes
Ricky Ahner
Uwe Pohle
Jerry Enck
Robert Sloss


Contact Information

2010 State Route 903 Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone: 570-325-2768 or 570-325-2769
Office Hrs: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Fax: 570-325-8230
E-mail : pftsec@ptd.net
Building/Zoning 570-325-2760
Office Hrs: Zoning M,W,F 1-4PM
Building T,TH 8-11AM
Transfer Station: 570-325-3016


2020 Township Office Holidays

New Year's Day - Wednesday - 1/1/20
President's Day- Monday- 2/17/20
Memorial Day - Monday -5/25/20
July 4TH - Friday -7/3/20
Labor Day - Monday -9/7/20
Columbus Day - Monday -10/12/20
Thanksgiving - Thursday -11/26/20
Thanksgiving - Friday - 11/27/20
Christmas Eve - Thursday - 12/24/20
Christmas - Friday -12/25/20