Hickory Run Forest Land and Homeowners Association is a private residential community located in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. We are located north of the historic town of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.
As a private community there are specific rules and regulations on building, control of pets, operation of ATVs and other things that affect the quality of life for the association. Use of fireworks and discharge of firearms is strictly prohibited within the community. Please see Rules and Regulations under the "More" tab for a complete listing.
DCNR Controlled Burn Today
Be aware that it was reported that DCNR is doing a controlled fire in Weiser State Park today (11/9). We are unaware of any schedule for burns that they are planning in the future.
Hunting Season and Purple Tree Paint
Please note that a new law in PA states that owners of private property can use purple paint to denote private property.
Feeding of Animals is Prohibited
A Director recently found bread thrown in the woods were bears have been spotted. Rangers (PA game commission) have also warned us recently about deer infected with chronic wasting disease in our area. Let’s be safe!
Annual Meeting has been Postponed
Your safety and wellness is important to us. Based on the current restrictions due to the Covid-19 virus, we will need to reschedule the Annual Meeting planned for this Sunday, September 13th.
Please stay posted for updates.
Update to ByLaws for Annual Meeting
Please note that we may a revision based on a resident's feedback on the terms of board members. The proposed bylaws with the latest revisions can be found on the Annual Meeting link in the post below.
Annual Meeting for 2020
The HRF Board of Directors will be hosting the annual meeting on September 13th at the clubhouse. There are a number of things that will be done differently from the past. Please visit this link to get the details. You can also navigate using the menu above title "More".
Clubhouse Opening for Events Starting in July
Based on the current Green assessment in Carbon county, we have decided to open the clubhouse back up on July 1st for events. With the current guidance keeping crowds to 50% capacity for indoor meetings, that equates to 49 people for our clubhouse. Please use the links below to follow CDC guidelines to meet safely.
Fireworks are Prohibited in the Association
As a reminder, fireworks are not allowed in the association. Fines will be issued to the homeowner if you are caught.
There has been a change this year to the clubhouse use. A new fee of $100 has been imposed for 2020. As always, there is also a refundable $100 deposit check that will be returned after the clubhouse is used.
Please note that we have updated the phone number and email address for HRF HOA.
A number of updates to documentation, signs, etc. will be ongoing.
The new email is : [email protected]
The new voice and text number is : 570-218-9790
*If you would like to reserve the clubhouse, please contact Director Bob Rhoads at 610-297-6804
*If you see trash or debris, but cannot move it yourself, please notify the association via an e-mail ([email protected]). You can also leave a message or text at 570-218-9790. Thanks!
*We are having issues with bears in the community.
Some tips on how to keep the bears away.
· Don’t place your garbage outside unsecured
· Do not leave pet food, bird seed, and/or garbage outside.
· Do not leave food outside for any wildlife.
· Clean your barbeque grill after use and never dump the grease outside.
Eliminating the feeding source will help detract bears! Black bears will consume almost anything.
Please visit www.portal.state.pa.us for more information on the Pennsylvania Black Bear.
Pa. Game Warden
Your help to clean up after the bears is appreciated!
Communities in Carbon County PA learned in 2016, that a major wind energy corporation has leased property from the Bethlehem Authority. The industrial wind corporation submitted a proposal to the Penn Forest Township Zoning Board to construct a wind turbine project comprising approximately 37 industrial wind turbines up to 525 ft high, with over a 300 ft spin range, along several ridges in Penn Forest Township. This forest is an important watershed since it provides drinking water for the city of Bethlehem. It is also adjacent to several communities, including Towamensing Trails, Hickory Run Forest, and Beltzville Lake Estates. Hundreds of acres of forest will be cleared for this project, destroying the habitat for the area wildlife and fragmenting the extensive forest. The negative impact on quality of life and property values is enormous.