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.
Hearings for New 449 Ft Tower
PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Penn Forest Township Board of Supervisors will hold a conditional use hearing on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 6:00 P.M. prevailing time, at the Penn Forest Township Municipal Building, 2010 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229.
Pierce Broadband LLC, California was granted a variance by the Penn Forest Zoning Board at the May 2nd ZB hearing. The 449 foot tall tower , will be erected on the Twp building property. It is a dish style, line of site tower transmitting financial information from Chicago to NY. Upon completion, cell phone and other communication companies may also utilize the tower. The tower will stand 2,051 feet above sea level. The FAA requires a daytime white strobe light. At night , it will be lit by a red flashing light. There will be further discussion about the tower at upcoming Township Supervisor meetings.
Annual Dumpster Dates
We are having a dumpster delivered to the clubhouse on Friday, May 24th through Tuesday, June 4th. Any residents can bring their unwanted items to the dumpster. It will be located behind the clubhouse. Please note that there are some restrictions to what can be disposed of. No tires, chemicals or paint are allowed.
Association due dates will be changing in the new year. 2019 dues will be able to be paid beginning January 1, 2019. A discount will be available if paid before January 31, 2019. All dues are due by February 28, 2019, after which a late fee will be assessed.
*If you would like to reserve the clubhouse, please contact Director Eugene Melvin at 570-732-4018 or e-mail him at [email protected]
*If you see trash or debris, but cannot move it yourself, please notify the association via an e-mail ([email protected]) or leave a message at 570-722-2400. 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.
Upcoming important events:
1. Second application hearing is scheduled for 12/17/18 at 6pm at the Penn Forest Township Building. Please attend if you can.