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


 

The Kidder Township

Administration Office will be

closed

Friday July 3, 2020

in observance of

Independence Day.

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday!


 

COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL TAX INFORMATION

The Carbon County Commissioners and Kidder Township Supervisors have extended their respective 2020 property tax deadline for the Base Period.  Please note:  The 2% Discount deadline will remain the same, ending May 31, 2020.  The base period for the County and Township taxes has now been pushed to October 31, 2020 from the original date of July 31, 2020, providing an additional 3 months for the taxpayer to pay their property taxes before the penalty period begins.  The Penalty period will now begin on November 1, 2020 instead of August 1, 2020. If there are any questions, you may contact the Kidder Township Tax Collector, Kim Ginopolas at 570-510-1335 or kim@kiddertax.com.

The Kidder Township Tax Collector WILL NOT be hosting in-person tax payments that were scheduled during the County/Township discount period, which ends May 31, 2020.  These locations include her home office, as well as the scheduled times at Golden Oaks Clubhouse, Albrightsville Firehouse and Kidder Township Municipal Building. Tax payments can be made via mail to: Kim Ginopolas- Tax Collector PO Box 197 Lake Harmony, PA  18624   If you are in need of a tax receipt, please send BOTH copies of each bill (tax collector copy and taxpayer copy), along with a self-address stamped envelope.  Your stamped “PAID” copy will be returned to you with the envelope you provided.  Questions? Call Kim at 570-510-1335 or email kim@kiddertax.com.

For convenience residents can use the drop box in front of the Township Office.


 

Secretary of Health Signs New Mask Order

Expanding on the Commonwealth’s existing business safety order requiring the wearing of masks

in businesses, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine has now expanded the mask-wearing

directive to require that absent social distancing masks be worn, effective immediately.

This order requires face coverings to be worn in the following situations:
*If outdoors and unable to consistently maintain a distance of six feet from individuals who are not members of your household.
*In any indoor location where member of the public are generally permitted.
*On or waiting for public transportation.
*When Obtaining healthcare services for yourself, family or pet.
* When working, at the workplace of off-site, when interacting in person with any member of the public, in any space where food is prepared or packaged, working in or walking through common areas or any room or an enclosed area where other people, except a member of a person’s own household, are present and unable to physically distance.


 

  ♦     The  Monthly Board of Supervisors Meeting

will be held

 Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.


 

On Wednesday – May 13, 2020, Census Enumerators will be canvasing homes in your township and leaving Census information.  It will consist of a White Bag marked US Census and contain the 2020 Census Questionnaire.  They will be traveling by personal vehicle with placards in the rear window and windshield indicating their activity as part of the 2020 Census.  Each will have an official 2020 Census ID and will be wearing a mask.  They will not be interacting with the residents and if by chance they come in contact, will maintain appropriate personal space distancing.

The Census Bureau will be dropping off a questionnaire packet at the front doors of households in areas where a majority of people do not receive mail at home (e.g., mail is delivered to a PO box). This operation, which had been suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic, does NOT require interaction with a census worker and follows current federal health and safety guidelines. Urge your residents to respond as soon as they receive their questionnaire to avoid an in-person visit later. Click here to learn more.

Why is it so important to participate: The 2020 Census will determine how money is distributed for transportation, hospitals and schools and other community services. It also determines federal funding annually for critical programs such as Medicaid and Medicare, grants for education, highway construction and housing assistance. Please help ensure that our municipality is accurately represented by making sure you are counted! Visit 2020census.gov to learn more how it impacts our community. You can also participate by calling 844-330-2020. For hard of hearing call the TTD number at 844-467-2020


 

Kidder Township would like to create a list of email addresses for the purpose of notifying residents of important information. This list will not be shared with any other entity or for solicitation purposes.
Please send your name (or business name), physical property address and the email address you would like added to our list to Kidder_clerk@pa.metrocast.net

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