Public Hearing on proposed Sign Ordinance

Pursuant to notice, on Tuesday, September 4, at 6:30pm, the Mount Pocono Borough Council will conduct a Public Hearing on the Petition of Pocono Summit Realty, LLC, to amend the Borough Zoning Ordinance with respect to commercial signs.  The public is invited to attend, comment on, and present evidence with respect to the proposed amendment.  A copy of the petition and proposed amendment may be reviewed HERE.

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PICK UP THE POCONOS DAY in Mount Pocono!!

You’re invited! Please join us for the first ever Pick Up the Poconos Day in Mount Pocono Borough on September 29, 2018, 8am-Noon. Locations across all of Monroe County are joining forces to Pick Up the Poconos on September 29.   We urge you to get involved in your borough and help with the effort!  Facebook Page Here Volunteers will be given a FREE t-shirt to be worn during the pick-up and additional Pocono Mountains swag. Everyone who helps will also be put into a raffle to win one of some amazing prizes, such as: 4 waterpark passes to Great Wolf Lodge, a $100 Gift Certificate to the Hotel Fauchere, Dinner and a Show for 2 at Woodloch Resort, Laser Tag for 4 at Blue Mountain Resort, and much more. Gloves and bags will be provided to volunteers for the pick-up, as well as light breakfast fare and water throughout the morning. *Click HERE to Sign Up Now!* (Please sign up by September 19) We hope to see you on September 29!

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Zoning Hearing Board Vacancy

Mount Pocono Borough Council is accepting applications to fill a vacant seat on the Borough Zoning Hearing Board. The Zoning Hearing Board acts as a quasi-judicial body, or “local court”, for zoning matters. The five-member board hears various appeals from the determinations of the zoning officer, may grant relief from the literal terms of the ordinance in certain hardship situations, hears challenges to the validity of the ordinance, and reviews applications for “special exception uses”, which are permitted uses requiring a review. Zoning Hearing Board members are appointed by the Borough Council for five year terms, with one term expiring each year. Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday @ 7:00 pm, only when needed The current members of the Board are: Walter Harrison, Chair,Term Expires 2019 Oscar Ramos, Vice-Chair,Term Expires 2018 Shirley Lansdowne, Secretary, Term Expires 2021 Jean Simchak,Term Expires 2020 To apply, send a letter of interest to the Borough Council, in care of the Borough Secretary: Mount Pocono Borough Council c/o Lori Noonan, Borough Secretary 1361 Pocono Boulevard, Suite 100 Mount Pocono, PA 18344 Or by email: lori@mountpocono-pa.gov

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