We’re Looking for a Few Good People!

Mount Pocono has a number of openings on our Authorities, Boards, Commissions, & Committees [the “Borough ABCs”]. Appointment is made by the Borough Council. Residents of the Borough 18 or older are eligible for all positions. In addition, taxpayers, owners of real estate, and owners of businesses located in the Borough, are eligible to serve on the Municipal Authority. Eligible citizens wishing to be considered may fill out and submit this simple form on our webpage: Citizen Application for Appointment Please apply today as the Council will start filling positions in January.

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Happy Birthday, Ollie!

Borough Employee, Oliver Van Buskirk’s 87th birthday was celebrated at the Municipal Building this morning! Ollie is a Korean War Veteran, and a very valuable, dependable employee — he very RARELY misses a day of work.  A Borough employee since July 12, 2001, he is our Borough Building Custodian.  Ollie’s workday begins at 5 am, and by 9 am he has our lovely Building all ready for another work day!  You’ve got to get up early to  catch him. Ollie & his bride, Lois, celebrated 63 years of marriage this past July. They raised three (3) children, Cindy, Keith, & . . . .

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Get Involved in Your Borough Government!

The basis of any democratic government is its citizens. In the United States, the essence of democracy is embodied in the Constitution, which begins, “We the People. . . .” This wording establishes democracy as not only a right, but also a responsibility, and establishes the foundation for citizen involvement in governance. The right and responsibility of citizenship unfolds in many ways: citizen involvement in governance encompasses not only citizen participation (through mechanisms such as public hearings) but also citizen decision-making, information sharing, and voting. Citizen involvement is important for local governments worldwide because it increases legitimacy, efficiency, and accountability, . . . .

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