When you enter Kidder Township you are entering the front door of the Pocono’s. The Township covers 70-square miles of beautifully wooded terrain in the northern tip of Carbon County. It is primarily a heavily wooded area easily accessible. If taking I-476 (formerly called the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike) use Exit 95 and if taking Interstate 80, Exit 277 / Lake Harmony or Exit 284 / Blakeslee. We’re only 20 minutes south of Wilkes-Barre. The Township encircles Hickory Run State Park and has thousands of acres of Pennsylvania State Game Lands which provide excellent camping, hiking, cross country skiing and hunting. The many resorts within Kidder Township offer facilities for conventions, ski slopes, golf courses and lakes for boating and fishing so there is something for everyone year round. Kidder Township is a zoned community that consists primarily of vacation and seasonal homes from small rustic A-frames to large glass fronted contemporaries suitable for executive entertaining. The full time residents are, rightfully so, proud of their Township and strongly support the governing ordinances that provide building codes, anti-littering laws, trespass and abandoned vehicle controls as well as other laws that promote living in a civilized community.
As many have experienced, it is a popular vacation and seasonal home location, governed and patrolled to keep it as peaceful, tranquil and beautiful as it is. Whatever your reason for being in Kidder Township, we welcome you!
You can now view Kidder Township Ordinances online. Click here for Kidder E Codes
KTEAC Awarded PennEast Community Connector Grant
The PennEast Pipeline Company has awarded the Kidder Township Environmental Advisory Council (KTEAC) a $5,000.00 grant through their Community Connector Program. The grant will be used for the Green and Blue Pages, an environmental resource manual which identifies environmental issues and recommends plans, programs, ideas and actions to the appropriate agencies to promote and conserve natural resources as well as the protection and improvement in the quality of the environment. The KTEAC developed the Green and Blue Pages to help educate the community by sharing ideas to help protect and preserve natural resources while improving living standards. Contact the Township Administration or a member of the KTEAC to get your copy. Embrace and protect the environment! PennEast began its Community Connector Program in 2014 to help the communities where PennEast will operate. The Community Connector Program provides grants up to $5,000 to support projects along the proposed route. PennEast is focused on not-for-profit organizations dedicated to safety, the environment, and education and energy sector workforce development. PennEast will continue to build partnerships with local communities by listening to their concerns and supporting those making a difference.
Community Connector Grant Projects Should Provide Community Benefits Including:
- Support for first responders and emergency management
- Improved community safety
- Conservation of important habitat
- Enhancement of open spaces, recreational areas and wildlife habitat
- Preservation of community culture and heritage
- Support environment or energy education programs
- Support for local workforce development for the energy industry
Residents are being asked to attend the next KTESC Meeting.
Guest speaker John Waters from Montgomery County will be addressing the importance of
residential sprinkler systems installed in newly constructed homes.
The meeting will be Thursday July 5, 2018 at the Kidder Township Municipal Building
♦ The Board of Supervisors Meeting will be held
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE PERMANENT TIME CHANGE
♦ WE ARE STILL LOOKING ♦
Anyone that may be interested in serving on Planning Commission
Please submit a letter of interest to the Kidder Township Board of Supervisors ASAP
Contact Township Secretary Suzanne Brooks with any questions you may have at 570-722-0107.
August 19, 2018
Split Rock Resort
The Kidder Hike Bike Trails Group Fundraiser