Delaware Township Public Works is responsible for approximately 23 miles of Township Roads and maintaining all Township property.
Full-Time Public Works Crew:
Rich Bailo, Road Master
Gilbert Clark, Bulk Day Attendant
Rick Schultz, Emergency Snow Plow Driver
Steve Schmalzried, Emergency Snow Plow Driver
Mike Montague, Emergency Snow Plow Driver
All phases of road work are completed by Public Works. Larger projects (paving, seal coating, replacing large pipes) are contracted out. The Township owns and maintains:
Two (2) 36,000 GVW Trucks equipped with plows and spreaders
Two (2) F-550 Ford Dump Trucks, equipped with plows and spreaders
Two (2) Pick-up trucks equipped with plows
Grader; Loader; Backhoe; Miscellaneous Road Maintenance Equipment
Contact Information for Road Master:
Damage to mailboxes and/or posts from snow thrown from the snowplow is not the township’s responsibility. Property owners have the sole responsibility for the repair or replacement of the mailbox and post in the event the snow cast from the plow is the cause of the damage.
Official Policy Statement regarding Delaware Township Road Department activities during winter or other weather-related events.
In accordance with commonwealth statutes and compliance with the Township’s promulgated emergency operations plan, Delaware Township Public Works (road department) equipment and employees are only authorized to enter any private community or development in direct support of responding emergency services- fire department, ambulance corps or state police, to an incident dispatched by Pike County Public Safety for the sole purpose of assisting in providing access to or egress from the emergency scene for emergency vehicles and personnel responding, or as requested by the emergency service officer in charge or the incident commander via established radio communication or cell phone.
All community associations, boards and members should be reminded that these are the only times and conditions under which Municipal resources are permitted to operate within private property or on Commonwealth or Federal Roads, regardless of weather or other circumstances, as part of the adopted “emergency operations plans”, compliant with Federal and State NIMS (National Incident Management System) directives. Commonwealth statutes relating to the assumption of liability for 2nd class townships and employees, prohibit any actions outside of these adopted policies. Residents who call 911 and request assistance for any valid emergency, fire, medical, etc. can be assured that a comprehensive response from all appropriate agencies will be initiated, however, even during “declared disaster emergencies” the responsibility for ongoing road maintenance, hazard or debris removal during any phase of a disaster remains with the property owner or community association.
Penn DOT Maintained Roads in Delaware Township
SR-2001 Milford Road
SR-2002 Wilson Hill Road
SR-2004 Silver Lake Road
Delaware Township Maintained Roads
Log & Twig Road
Chestnut Ridge Road
Johnny Bee Road
Kitty Harker Road
Childs Park Road
Mary Stuart Road
Doodle Hollow Road
Long Meadow Road
Ball Park Road
Pocono Circle Drive
Delaware Crest Drive
Good Shepard Drive (Akenac Park )
O’Connor Lane (Akenac Park )
Abby Lane (Akenac Park )
Til’bo (Akenac Park )
Problems with PennDOT ?
Delaware Township receives numerous complaints each month about the maintenance (or lack thereof) of the State Roads running through the Township. Be assured that the Board of Supervisors is working hard to bring these concerns to the proper authorities. If you experience problems with plowing, potholes, or other safety concerns on State roads, you are advised to contact PennDOT and the elected officials that oversee them to express your concerns and opinions.
When contacting PennDOT or your elected officials, please keep in mind the following:
1. Be specific - PennDOT can't fill potholes they can't find.
2. Be concise - Nobody is going to read a 20 page letter.
3. Be sure its a PennDOT Road
4. Reference the SR number and not the road name.
5. Regular letters carry more weight than e-mail (But feel free to send both).
6. Avoid threats (no matter how mad you are, threats are against the law).
PennDOT - Pike County Office
P.O. Box 1509
Milford, PA 18337
PennDOT - District 4-0 Headquarters
P.O. Box 111
Scranton, PA 18501
PennDOT - Harrisburg
Barry Schoch P.E.
Secretary of Transportation
400 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Governor Josh Shapiro
Governor’s Correspondence Office
508 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: (717) 787-2500
FAX: (717) 722-8284
State Senator Lisa Baker
Senate Box 203020
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3020
FAX (717) 787-9242
State Representative Joseph Adams
164A East Wing
P.O. Box 202139
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2139
Fax: (717) 782-2910
State Representative Tara Probst
18 South 9th Street, Suite 105
Stroudsburg, PA 18360-1630
Fax: (570) 420-2854