A Message from the Thornhurst Township Board of Supervisors
In addition to COVID delaying many aspects of life, it has impacted the church project. We have grants and commiitted Township funds, but supply problems and inflation created new issues. Bids initially received were five and six times more than the original estimates due to the increased cost of building materials. In order to move forward in a responsible manner, we needed to change our approach. We are working with our engineering firm to establish plans addressing the project in phases. We are reissuing the bid request that reflects the new approach. Drew Wagner, Thornhurst Volunteer Fire Co. Chief and an engineer by profession, has assisted the Township with the initial grant request and again with extension requests. His assistance has been critical to this project.
Our spring cleanup is scheduled again for this year and the details are in this publication. Please consider clearing your property of unused or broken items and take advantage of this opportunity to dispose of them. Your cooperation with the workers at the dumpsters is key to the Township continuing to offer this service.
A major change for the better is that North Pocono CARE organization has volunteered to oversee the park project. You will find details in this newsletter. This is an important step to ensure the longevity of the project and making the resources available to the community for years to come.
The Board has passed a Short-Term Rental Ordinance. If you are considering renting your home on a short-term basis, it is critical to familiarize yourself with the requirements and follow the guidelines. Consult the Zoning Ordinance to verify that you’re in a zone that allows short-term rentals. Ordinances are on the website at www.thornhursttwp.com/ordinances/. Also, be sure your septic system is adequate. Note that short-term rentals are not allowed in Thornhurst Country Club Estates or Pine Grove Acres.
Township Meeting Dates & Times
The Planning Commission meets at 7pm on the first Tuesday of March, May, September and November, with additional meetings as needed. The Board of Supervisors meets at 7:30pm on the second Thursday of each month. Both meetings are held at the Township Building on Old River Road.
Public notices and meeting changes are published in the Tri-County Independent. Information about local events and other township news or activities is posted on the bulletin board outside of the building.