26499 S.R.267, Friendsville, PA 18818
Fire Protection, Ambulance - Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Company - dial 911
Police - PA State Police - dial 911 (Gibson, RD 1, Box 227B, New Milford, PA 18834 570-465-3154)
Location: Endless Mountains region of NE Pennsylvania, Susquehanna County, south of Vestal, NY. PA route 267 is the major road in the township, running north to south. From the Sperlings BestPlaces website, the 2009 population was 761. The website provides other interesting information about Choconut.
Water Quality Measurements for the Choconut Creek and other area streams is available from the Susquehanna River Basin Commission. The installation of a monitoring station on the Choconut Creek, near Vestal Center allows local residents to check the water quality and compare it with other streams. Go to the SRBC Remote Water Quality Monitoring Network web page for current data.
Susquehanna County Transportation has a Shared Ride Program. Call (570)278-6140 or (866) 278-9332 (toll free) a day in advance to schedule a ride to get groceries, visit a doctor, ... The service has discounted fares for senior, or persons with disabilities, and is available to the general public at the standard fare.
Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Company & Emergency Rescue Squad has completed an addition to the Choconut Township Building. The addition added two bays to house another emergency vehicle. Click on the squad name above to read about becoming a member or their fundraising events.
Primary Election Day is May 21, 2013.
Click for Democratic Candidates. Click for Republican Candidates.
Township Supervisor Meetings:
Date/Day of Meeting: 1st Monday of the month,
(If the first Monday falls on a holiday, the meeting is the first Tuesday following the first Monday.)
Place: Township Building next to Choconut Market
Time: 7:30 p.m. A workshop to discuss agenda items starts at 7:00 PM.
Municipal Phone:(570) 553-2780
Fax: (570) 553-2096
Rudolph Mattes 553-2463
William R. Stewart Chair 553-2163
William A. Dovin 553-2469
Secretary / Treasurer & Right to Know Officer:
Linda Gittoes 553-2780
Choconut Emergency Management Coordinator
Roger Doolittle 553-2146
Schools: Choconut Township residents attend schools in the Montrose Area School District. Contact Mr. Michael Ognosky, superintendent of schools, for new student information. For information about bus schedules, contact the Transportation Office, at 278-6227.
To make a request under the Open Records Law, contact Linda Gittoes at 570-553-2780 firstname.lastname@example.org. A form is available under documents. If the township denies a record request, or a portion of a record, the requester can file an appeal with the State Office of Open Records. The Choconut Open Records Policy can be view by clicking on Resolution 01-05-2009.
The appeal must be submitted
to the Office of Open Records within 15 business days of the mailing date of the
Agency’s response. Appeals should be sent to the Office of Open Records,
Planning Commission - no longer meeting.
Documents - Township Supervisor Meeting Minutes, Comprehensive Plan, Building Permits, Map, Right to Know Request Form
History Where did the word Choconut come from? Pictures and points of interest.
PERMITS - Choconut Township has adopted the Uniform Construction Code, which is administered by the Code enforcement office of the Council of Governments (COG) office in New Milford. Habitable dwelling permits are handled through the Cog office. Call the COG office at 570-465-2633, or email Cog@nep.net. for a habitable dwelling permit.
For garages and miscellaneous buildings that are not habitable, assessment permits are issued by the township supervisors, and can be obtained by calling 553-2780 to obtain an application form.
Pictures - new, images of Choconut Township
Services - Roads, Sewage enforcement, garbage collection
Choconut Creek Watershed Association:
This site is evolving. Suggestions, corrections, and ideas for new subjects should be sent to email@example.com
Last updated 3/25/2013 JKD