Penn Forest Township


Penn Forest is inviting you to a Zoom meeting

Topic : Planning Commission

Time: May 24, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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The burn ban has been lifted. Please check your developments for any other restrictions.

Electronic Recycling Dates for Penn Forest Township Transfer Station 2021 are July 17th & November 20th

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2021 a LATE FEE of $25.00 will be applied to all garbage accounts.

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

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

Penn Forest Township Municipal Office will follow CDC precautionary measures until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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.

Meeting Schedule

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

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

Parks & Recreation Committee – 3rd Thursday of each month 6:00 pm; via Zoom due to COVID-19.

Planning Commission – 4th Monday of each month 6:00 pm; via Zoom due to COVID-19.

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


Roger L Meckes – Chairman/Roadmaster
Christian Bartulovich – Vice-Chairman
Scott Lignore – Asst. Roadmaster/Supervisor
Tom Cross – 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
Donald Fisher
Jenna Medelo


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 :
Building/Zoning 570-325-2760
Office Hrs: Zoning M,W,F 1-4PM
Building T,TH 8-11AM
Transfer Station: 570-325-3016


2021 Township Office Holidays

New Year’s Day – Monday – 1/1/21
President’s Day- Monday- 2/15/21
Memorial Day – Monday -5/31/21
July 4TH – Monday -7/5/21
Labor Day – Monday -9/6/21
Columbus Day – Monday -10/11/21
Thanksgiving – Thursday -11/25/21
Thanksgiving – Friday – 11/26/21
Christmas Eve – Friday – 12/24/21
Christmas – Monday -12/27/21