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 Albrightsville Fire Company has a special Take-out Menu available Wednesday through Saturday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Call 570-722-8325 to order and for weekly specials.

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.


 

In light of the Governor’s action plan to re-open Carbon County, Kidder Township

will enter the “Yellow Phase”. The Kidder Township Administrative Office will be

open to the public on Tuesday May 26, 2020. Visitors to the Municipal Building are

asked to please follow the guidelines and practice proper social distancing upon

entering the premises.

Thank You

As of May 1, 2020 all businesses in the construction industry are permitted to

maintain in-person operations. Kidder Township is asking that all requirements be
adhered to. Click here for Guidance Information.

If you have any other questions please contact our office at 570-722-0107.

The Kidder Township Police is here to protect and serve the community but in order to do that we need to protect the officers of KTPD.  In order to do this we are modifying out patrol procedures to include taking reports over the phone that do not require an on scene investigation. We will respond to crimes of violence or against other people and reportable accidents.  Please continue to call 911 for KTPD and we will assess the situation and respond as appropriate.

During this time of the Covid-19 Pandemic. If any senior citizens in Kidder Township need assistance, please call 570-722-0192.  We will attempt to help you in any way we can.

To all Rental Property Owners

As of May 22, 2020 Carbon County will enter into the Governor’s “Yellow Phase”

to re-open the state. Short-term rentals will permitted.

Contact the Township Office with any questions.

To Small Business Owners

 

For information on loans or grants from the SBA it can be found by clicking here.


 

  ♦     The  Monthly Board of Supervisors Meeting

will be held

 Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

This meeting will be conducted as scheduled using the

GoToMeeting, see information listed below.

The agenda for this meeting will be available on this website.

If you are not attending and have any public comment

please submit via email to

Kidder.manager@pa.metrocast.net or by

calling (570) 722-0107 prior to the 6:30 p.m. start if you

have any questions or need guidance to access the

website being used.

Supervisors Meeting May 21, 2020
Thu, May 21, 2020 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/656061949

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123

Access Code: 656-061-949

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/656061949


 

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


 

Important News

The Pennsylvania Primary Election has been moved from April 28, 2020 to June 2, 2020.

• Visit www.VotesPa.com for more information or call 1-877-868-3772

• Voter registration deadline is May 18, 2020, click here for form.

• Already registered? Fill out application for Mail-in Ballot click here.


 

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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