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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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, and because it distributes the burden of good governance among all citizens, not just local government officials. The methods of citizen involvement range from dissemination of information through electronic networks, newsletters, and public meetings, to engaged and participatory processes (such as strategic planning, task forces, public meetings, and focus groups) that encourage all citizens to be active players in decisions made for their community. The Borough Council appoints a number of citizens each year to Borough Authorities, Boards, Commissions, & Committees (the “ABCs”). These bodies serve as advisory groups, and offer advice and guidance on important policy decisions for the . . . .

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Time to Renew your Dog License!

Pennsylvania state law mandates that all dogs 3 months or older must be licensed. Dog Licenses must be purchased by January 1st of each year regardless of when the license was purchased the previous year. Fines are $300.00 plus court costs per dog for violation of this law. Regular Annual License $ 8.50 for a male or female dog $ 6.50 for a neutered male or spayed female dog Senior or Disabled Annual License $ 6.50 for a male of female dog $ 4.50 for a neutered male of spayed female dog Regular Lifetime License Fees $ 51.50 for a non-neutered male or non-spayed female $ 31.50 for a neutered male or spayed female Senior Citizens Lifetime Dog License Fees $ 31.50 for a non-neutered male or non-spayed female $ 21.50 for a neutered male or spayed female Disabled Person Lifetime License Fees $ 31.50 for a male or female dog $ 21.50 for a neutered male or spayed female dog Dog Licenses can be purchased on line at PA Dog License. To purchase a dog license in person or by mail, click on the type of dog license listed below and follow the instructions.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Regular Dog License Senior Dog License Disabled Person . . . .

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