Penn Forest Township

Public Notices

BOS Meeting

When: September 6, 2022, 7:00 PM Eastern Time

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BOS Special Meetings

The Board of Supervisors will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, August 8, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 2010 State Route 903 Jim Thorpe.  The BOS will discuss Zoning Amendment concerning Truck Distribution Centers.

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The Board of Supervisors will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at the PFT Fire Company, 1387 State Route 903 Jim Thorpe.  The BOS will discuss Short Term Rentals.


PC Meeting

When: September 26, 2022, 6:00 PM Eastern Time

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ZHB Meeting

When: Aug 10, 2022, 06:30 PM Eastern Time

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Meeting Schedule

Penn Forest Township Board of Supervisors – 1st Monday of each month at 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 at 7:00 pm; scheduled as needed.

Parks & Recreation Committee – 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm.

Planning Commission – 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 pm as needed.


Electronics Recycling Date for Penn Forest Township Transfer Station 2022 is November 19th

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

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


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) for all residents above Unionville Rd.

Lehighton State Police 610-681-1850 (non-emergency number) for all residents below Unionville Rd.

Lehighton Ambulance-Penn Forest location 570-325-8184

BEFORE burning Call the Communication Center at 570-325-9111

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

The Penn Forest Township Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is located under the Resources tab.

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


BOS Supervisors and Staff

Supervisors

Roger L Meckes – Chairman/Roadmaster
Christian Bartulovich –Vice-Chairman
Scott Lignore – Asst. Roadmaster/Supervisor   
Patrick Holland – Supervisor
James Denier – 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
Jerry Enck
Robert Sloss
Donald Fisher
Jay York- Foreman
 


 

Contact Information

2010 State Route 903 Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone: 570-325-2768 or 570-325-2769 Fax: 570-325-8230
Office Hrs:Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
E-mail: secretary@pennforesttownship.org
Building & Zoning:570-325-2760
Office Hrs:Zoning Mon,Wed & Fri 1-4PM
Building Tue & Thur 8-11AM
Transfer Station 570-325-3016


 

2022 Township Office Holidays

New Year’s Day- Mon 1/1/22
President’s Day- Mon- 2/21/22
Memorial Day – Mon-5/30/22
July 4TH – Mon-7/4/22
Labor Day – Mon-9/5/22
Columbus Day – Mon-10/11/22
Thanksgiving – Thurs-11/24/22
Thanksgiving – Fri- 11/25/22
Christmas Eve – Fri- 12/23/22
Christmas – Mon -12/26/22