The Delaware Valley School District and Pike County commissioners have voted to support Shohola Township’s real-estate tax abatement program. As reported in our May 9 issue, the commissioners had already approved the program, the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance Act (LERTA) plan for the entire county. However, in order to go into effect in any given locality, the plan must also be approved by the township in question and the affected school district. This has now happened in Shohola. Read more
Shohola Township Park & Recreation Committee hold clean-up day at the Township Building, 8am-3pm. 570/559-7394.
Ladies Aid Penny Social at Saint Jabobi's Church. Doors open at 2 pm, drawings start at 3pm. Refreshments served after.
Pike County Advanced Life Support (ALS) will remain the primary provider for Shohola Township—for now—despite concerns by some officials about its professionalism and sustainability. Township supervisors, after a lengthy discussion at their March 14 meeting during which they considered going with a different provider, tabled the matter for a second straight month. Read more
The American Lung Association’s 8 session program at St. Jacobi Lutheran Church, 7:30pm. Register: 570/559-7608.
The Shohola Township Board of Supervisors is considering cutting ties with its ambulance provider, Pike County Advanced Life Support (ALS), due to “problems at scenes.” The news came as a shock to the ambulance service. Read more
Shohola Twp. Volunteer Fire & Rescue Annual February Thaw Chicken BBQ, 4-7pm. Tickets: $10. 570/559-7525.
Shohola Township supervisors have approved advertising a public hearing for a proposed local tax abatement law.
“The law could give Shohola a fighting chance to compete for businesses that are seeking to locate in the Tri-State area, and specifically in Shohola, by giving such companies a tax break,” said Michael Sullivan, director of the Pike County Economic Development Authority (EDA).
The hearing will be held at the beginning of the township council meeting on February 14 at 7:30 p.m. Read more
Tri State Dog Obedience Club (TSDOC) orientation class at the TSDOC facility at Shohola Business Center, 7pm. Registration is recommended. www.tristatedogobedienceclub.org.
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has awarded Pike County a $30,100 grant to prepare a greenway plan for the Lackawaxen and Upper Delaware rivers. According to a press release from the Pike County Office of Community Planning, the project will complement an existing waterfront revitalization program currently underway in Sullivan County, NY. Read more