I-80 Task Force Meeting
Time: Feb 27, 2024 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 889 0872 8540
Meeting ID: 889 0872 8540
Sign the Petition to Scale Back the Expansion of I-80
Stroudsburg is the only town in Pennsylvania that is bisected by Interstate 80. The highway literally runs through the center of town, cutting Stroudsburg and South Stroudsburg in two.
PennDOT's proposal to expand I-80 will devastate the area, negatively impact the community, encroach on our pristine creek, streams and exceptional value watercourse, and require earthmoving activities (relocating a creek). It will crush Stroudsburg Borough, the Monroe County seat, and will wreak havoc on local businesses, cutting off accessibility to our thriving downtown Main Street. Two major hospitals, emergency services and fire companies will have dangerous response times due to the closure of two exits. Constant Main Street gridlock will be inevitable due to the closing of these exits and South Stroudsburg will be cut off with huge soundwalls.
This project will kill our tax base and lead to an increase in the borough tax, the school tax and the library tax. This would be devastating to our residents and business owners.
New Solid Waste Fees for 2024
The Borough of Stroudsburg is raising Solid Waste Fees in 2024. First Quarter bills have been mailed and they should be arriving in the next several days. The new fees are:
Monthly Fee $39.00
Quarterly Fee $117.00
Annual Fee $460.00
Fees were increased due to two factors. Firstly, fees increased in the second year of our contract with Casella. Secondly, the majority of the increase is due to more accurately reflecting in bills the actual personnel and administrative costs required to administer this program. This is a one-time adjustment, and future rate increases will not have this added component.
We thank residents for their continued support of this important program!
Annual Solid Waste Billing Cycles
Vacancies on Stroudsburg Borough Boards, Commission and Committees
Zoning Hearing Board
One (1) member for a 5-year term; term expires 12-31-2027.
Purpose of the Zoning Hearing Board. The Zoning Hearing Board shall be authorized to perform five major functions: 1) hear and act on appeals from the Borough Zoning Officer; 2) hear and act on requests for special exceptions; 3) hear and act on requests for variances; 4) hear and act on challenges to the validity of this chapter; and 5) hear and act upon unified appeals.
*Members of the Zoning Hearing Board shall hold no other elected or appointed office in the Borough.
Meetings are held at 4:30 P.M. on the third Wednesday of each month.
One (1) member for a 4-year term; term expires 12-31-2026.
Purpose of the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission reviews subdivision and land development applications, special exception and variance applications, projecting signs and ordinance revisions.
Meetings are held at 6:00 P.M. on the second Monday of each month.
Historical Architectural Review Board “HARB”
One (1) member to fill an unexpired term; term expires 12-31-2025. Must be a PA licensed Real Estate Broker, may reside outside of the Borough of Stroudsburg.
One (1) member to fill an unexpired term; term expires 12-31-2023. Must be a PA licensed Architect, may reside outside of the Borough of Stroudsburg.
One (1) member to fill an unexpired term; term expires 12-31-2023. Must be a PA licensed Building Inspector, may reside outside of the Borough of Stroudsburg.
Purpose of the Historical Architectural Review Board. The “HARB” is an advisory body which provides recommendations to the Borough Council regarding the advisability of issuing a certificate of appropriateness for activities or changes affecting all or part of any building or structure located in the Historic Preservation District that is visible from a public street or adjacent public sidewalk or Quaker Alley, Church Alley or Bank Alley.
Meetings are held at 5:30 P.M. on the first Monday of each month.
One (1) member; annual appointment by the Council President. The Finance Committee, together with the Borough Manager, prepares the annual municipal budget for consideration by the Stroudsburg Borough Council. Meetings are on an “as needed” basis.
Letters of interest may be submitted to:
Larry Kopp, Borough Manager
Stroudsburg Borough Municipal Building
700 Sarah Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest individuals must be residents of the Borough of Stroudsburg unless otherwise noted.It is suggested that interested candidates for any Board, Commission or Committee attend at least two meetings to become familiar with the procedures and responsibilities that are involved. Additional information can be found on the Borough website www.stroudsburgboro.com.
Stroudsburg Mobility Study
Curbside recycling collection will now include the collection of tin/steel cans, i.e., soup cans, coffee cans, vegetable cans. KEEP ALUMINUM CANS AND TIN CANS SEPARATED.
Stroudsburg was chosen “One of the 10 Best Small Towns to Retire in the US” by Travel and Leisure Magazine.
Exciting news for Stroudsburg Borough! Out of thousands of applicants, we have been selected one of ten finalists in T-Mobile’s Hometown Techover. For more information, click here.
Notice to all Residents and Taxpayers: Please be sure to identify your home/ building address by placing your house/building number in a visible area either on the building or on your mailbox. This will help emergency service personnel locate you if there is a need for service. Thank you for helping us help you!
Welcome to the Borough of Stroudsburg
Stroudsburg is a local government located in the heart of the Pocono Mountain region of northeast Pennsylvania. The Borough boasts a bustling downtown area with a wonderful assortment of shops and restaurants – it is THE premiere downtown area of the Poconos.
The Borough will not reimburse for contractor fees if the Borough is not contacted first and the blockage is in the Borough’s sewer main.
Please contact the Department of Public Works at 570-421-0490 during normal business hours (Monday – Friday 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.)
During Non-business hours please contact Monroe County Control Center at 570-992-9911
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Top 10 Finalist for T-Mobile "Hometown Techover