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2016 Gypsy Moth Suppression Program





Accepting Applications--Pike County is now accepting applications from residents and community associations who would like to be considered for gypsy moth spraying.  This is a state program,run by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)with

cooperation from Pike County.  Any person who would like to be evaluated for possibleinclusion in this program must submit an application to:

PIKE COUNTY GYPSY MOTH PROGRAM, 556 Route 402,Blooming Grove,PA18428.


NOTE: STATE and FEDERAL funding for this 2016 gypsy moth program has not yet

                              been announced. Pike County's program IS CONTINGENT on receiving this funding for the program.                                                 



The Gypsy Moth Program guidelines require a 23-acreminimum spray block size. We strongly encourage residents to speak with neighbors to ensure you meet this spray block size.


Individual applications must be submitted with a $20.00 non-refundable application fee. Community applications must be submitted with a $75.00 non-refundable application fee.   APPLICATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 1,2015. 


Applications are available on the web at,or they can be picked up at the County Administration Building in Milford, Municipal offices, or by contacting the Pike County Conservation District at 570-226-8220.


Please note that submitting an application and fee only allows your property to be evaluated for the program. It does not guarantee that the property will be included in theprogram. Properties will be evaluated in Fall 2015 and landowners will then be billed for a portion of the costs for spraying. Costs have not yet been determined. Costs will be based on the total acres included in the spray program AND the level of STATE and FEDERAL funds allocated for the 2016 program.


Bids Opened For Park Emergency Access


Bids Opened For Park Emergency Access
By: Heather Adams
Pike County Dispatch – Thursday, March 5, 2015



Dingmans Ferry-Delaware Township Supervisors opened bids for the Akenac Park Emergency Access Driveway Project at their regular township meeting last Feb. 25.  Solicitor Tom Farley oversaw the reading of the bids, which were submitted electronically to Engineering Firm Boucher and James.  Nine bids were received, ranging from $71, 943.12 to $193,370.72.  The bids will be reviewed by township engineers and awarded at the next Township meeting on March 11. 


Township Fees Updated


 The Supervisors adopted Resolution 2015-07, updating the Township fee schedule.  Building permit fees continue to be the same as listed in Resolution 2015-04.  Retired Judge Steven McBride pointed out that temporary signs category excludes political signs.  McBride also questioned the cost of site investigation for water and septic, which was listed as “$50 (minimum per hour)” similarly to spray irrigation, which was listed as “$35 (minimum per hour).”  Farley and the Supervisors thanked McBride for his observation and said they would follow up with the inspectors for clarification and possible amendment.


Easter Egg Hunt


The Akenac Easter Egg Hunt will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 28.  The hunt will begin at 1:15p.m. and the Lion’s Club will provide coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.  Photos with the Easter Bunny and crafts and prizes will be available until supplies run out.  If you have any questions, you can contact the Township Office at 570-828-2347.


In other Business

Trainings and supplies were approved, including an additional 1,500 bar-coded stickers for Akenac Park.  The township purchased 1,000 last season, and have none remaining.  Advertising for part-time seasonal gatekeepers was approved, although the rate was still to be determined.

The next regular Delaware Township meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Mar.11 at the Township Building located at 116 Wilson Hill Rd., in Dingmans Ferry.

 Public workshops start at 5 p.m.








Hall Rental

Delaware Township Hall rentals are available; however, the kitchen will be unavailable for use until March as we are remodeling it.

Pyrite Opposition Contact List

July 10, 2014

As discussed at last night's Delaware Township Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a list of contacts to write/call/email regarding your opposition to pyrite disposal on property located within Delaware Township. Use this contact information to continue to prevent this matter from evolving further.


The Honorable Thomas W. Corbett
Governor of Pennsylvania
225 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Harry Forbes
Governor’s Northeast Office
Oppenheim Building, 3rd Floor
409 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
Ph: (570) 614-2090

Senator Lisa Baker
2512 Route 6
Hawley, PA 18428
Ph: (570)  226-5960
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State Representative

Representative Rosemary Brown
PO Box 869
Marshalls Creek, PA 18335
ph: (570) 420-8301
Fax: (570) 420-8304
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Pike County

Pike County Conservation District
556 Pennsylvania 401 #1
Hawley, PA 184728
ph: (570) 226-8220
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Pike County Commissioners
506 Broad Street
Milford, PA 18337
ph: (570) 296-7613
fax: (570) 296-6055

National Park Service

John J. Donahue, Superintendent
National Park Service
c/o Delaware Water Gap
River Road off Route 209
Bushkill, PA 18324-9999
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E. Christopher Abruzzo
Acting Secretary of PA Department of Environmental Protection
HC 1, Box 95-B
Swiftwater, PA 18370
(570) 895-4040
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George Roberts
Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation
District 4-0
55 Keystone Industrial Park
Dunmore, PA 18512

Denise Youorski, EIT, Project Manager
Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation
District 4-0
55 Keystone Industrial Park
Dunmore, PA 18512
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ph: (570) 963-4998
fax (570) 963-4014

Kevin E. James, P.E.
Technical Manager – Highways
Michael Baker Jr., Inc.
4431 North Front Street 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17110
ph:  717-221-2021
fax: 717-234-7611
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Child Abuse & Safety Symposium

Child Abuse & Safety Symposium

Breaking the cycle of silence - empowerment and prevention through awareness.  Please join  use, and "Let's work together now to stop events that could change the course of a child's life forever."

Saturday, October 26, 2013
1:00 pm - 3:00pm - at the Dingman Delaware Middle School Auditorium
1365 Route 739, Dingmans Ferry, PA

Guest Speakers:

PA Senator Lisa Baker
PA Representative Rosemary Brown
Pike County Sheriff Phil Bueki
Attorney Kelly Gaughan
Diane Quintiliani and David Beaver of Safe Haven of Pike County
Brian R.J. Goldsack of Spotty Mcgoo & Friends
Tammy Gillette

For more information, please visit Pike County United Women on Facebook


Press Releases

Twp. Approves No Tax Increase For 11th Straight Year

By Wayne Witkowski

DINGMANS FERRY -- Delaware Township will have no tax increase for another year after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the 2019 budget at last week's meeting. "There hasn't been an increase in my seven years here (as township administrator). In fact, there have been several decreases," said Township Administrator Krista Predmore with a smile reagrding her undertaking  with township Supervisor and Treasurer Jane Neufeld. There has not been a tax increase since 2008; however, taxes will not be decreased as they were in three recent years 2012, 2013 and 2016.

The tax rate holds at 11.68 mills, including 8.68 mills for the General Fund, 1.5 mills for the Recreation Fund and 1.5 mills for the Fire Fund. The General Fund has a listed $1,280,152.25 total income and $1,275,484.09 expenses. Any surplus will go into the township's capital reserve. Tax revenue for the Recreation Fund and Fire Tax Fund is $145,500 for each. Township contribution for the volunteer fire company is $16,085, although no funding was approved for a stipend payment to volunteer firefighters as a few other townships in Pike County are starting. Contribution for the township volunteer ambulance is $53,394.

Three budget workshops were held in the fall. "We are very happy to have the taxes unchanged," Neufeld said. 'There was a lot of opportunityto see how their (tax) money is being spent. Looking at the coming year, we believe we have provided not only for the upcoming operations but also have been able to identify more possible infrastructure work as well as unforeseen needs."

Supervisors also gave final approval for the Delaware Plaza project for Route 739, provided that six conditions are met. The approval came after project engineer Joe Hudak of Riley Associates presented updated blueprints for the hub that will be anchored by Weis Markets. Hudak was joined by John Stieh, representing developer Charles Miller; and an attorney for Weis Markets.

Delaware Township engineer Jon Tresslar was among the 25 people gathered for the meeting.

The conditions include a hefty performance bond accepted by Tresslar. The conditions also state a certificate of occupancy will not be granted for the gas pumps at a station until the state permit is provided. It also stipulates that the developer shall try to accommodate the fire department's concerns raised during the Planning Commission meeting. Those concerns were revised after the preliminary approval and after Chris Kimble was appointed township fire chief. They include, for example, outdoor lighting for behind the buildings so emergency responders could see well at night if summoned.

"We're waiting for the executed development agreement and for the performance bond, which we expect soon," Predmore said. "The plan is to start sometime in 2019 and that the project will take nine to 12 months."

The supervisors, after a brief public hearing, unanimously passed amendments to Ordinance 110 zoning and Ordinance 901 definitions by adding Non-Tower Wireless Communications Facilities to the ordinance. The conditional use regulates things such as trailers carrying wireless communications that would be stationed in the right of way. Supervisor Rick Koehler made the motion.

The change comes amid reports that the state is looking ti allow wireless companies greater access to other servicing opportunities apart from the townshiups' scrutiny. " We have taken steps to make sure that dosen't happen without thorough township regulation,"Neufeld said. Supervisors also agreed to a $39,382.25 payment to Mar-Allen Concrete Products Inc. for the Akenac Park Recreation Building's pier repair foundation project. Mar-Allen has been a lead contractor in the Pike County Courthouse Addition project.The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $7,396 to the Pike County Drug Task Force for one year only. It would go toward hiring a county detective on drug enforcement against illegal traffickers. If most townships do not contribute, Delaware Township will get its contribution back. The board accepted the resignation of Robyn Eldred from the township Planning Commission but appointed her to the township's Recreation Committee. The Recreation Committee will move its meetings into the township building for the second Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. starting Jan.10.

Township bulk disposal days for residents discarding certain large items that cannot be picked up in normal garbage disposal to take place on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. That will run from April through October.

During the workshop prior to the regular meeting, supervisors said there was no update on any response from Blue Ridge Communications regarding revisions proposed by the township for the cable franchise agreement that is up for renewal.

Supervisors said they have not yet gotten a response from the National Park Service to their request for the township to be notified when NPS will close the gates to and along Route 209 during inclement weather or an emergency so township officials can notify residents.

Legal Notices




January 16, 2015

The News Eagle




 The Delaware Township Board of Auditors will hold regularly scheduled meetings on the third (3rd) Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. beginning February 21, 2015. These meetings will be held at the Delaware Township Municipal Building(s), located at 116 Wilson Hill Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328.


  Thank you.

  Krista Predmore
Township Administrator/Assistant Treasurer

Thomas Farley, Esq.

Township Solicitor



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