Monroe County Commissioners and Watershed Plan Advisory Committee (WPAC) would like to invite you to participate in the Act 167 Stormwater Management Brodhead, McMichaels, 2006 and Tobyahanna, 1997 Plan Renewal Public Hearing on Wednesday, March 16, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at the Commissioners' Office, Monroe County Administrative Center, One Quaker Plaza Room 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360.
Under the Stormwater Management Act of 1978 update of the plans is required per Section 5(a) Act 167. Each watershed plan is required to be reviewed at least every 5 years after its initial adoption. Plan reviews are needed to maintain effective management of stormwater and water quality throughout the county, identify new stormwater issues in the community, provide protection of infrastructure and assets, maintain consistency with the County Hazard Mitigation Plan and increase eligibility for emergency funding from FEMA and PEMA.
The WPAC, with representatives from each municipality, along with our state and local partners, has worked this past year to update the Plans to account for high tunnel farming practices, updated and new technology BMPs, consistency with 25 Pa. Code Chapter 102. Erosion and Sediment Control, and to provide updated release rate district mapping. Municipalities required to adopt Draft Plan renewals in the Brodhead Creek and McMichaels Creek Watershed are contained within seventeen (17) municipalities in Monroe County and one municipality in Pike County as follows: Barrett, Paradise, Chestnuthill, Coolbaugh, East Stroudsburg, Greene (Pike County) Smithfield, Hamilton, Jackson, Middle Smithfield, Mt. Pocono, Pocono, Price, Ross, Stroud, Stroudsburg, Tobyhanna, Tunkhannock. The Tobyhanna Creek, encompasses the northwest portion of Monroe County and portions of eastern Carbon County and southern Wayne County is contained within four Municipalities in Monroe County, one Municipality in Carbon County and one Municipality in Wayne County: Coolbaugh, Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Tunkhannock, Kidder (Carbon County), Lehigh (Wayne County). The Plan Renewals can be found for review online here, hard copy viewing upon request.