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State Documents that describe how good Government works

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Borough Council Handbook
This is a PA state handbook that describes the origins, duties and functions of a "Borough Council" 

Borough Mayors Handbook 
This is a PA state handbook that describes the duties and role of a Mayor in a Borough 

Citizens Guide to Local Government
This PA state handbook describes how local governments are organized 
Administering Police Services in Small Communities
This PA state handbook describes the role of local Police in small Communities 
Open Meetings and Open Records
This is a PA state publication that describes the PA state Sunshine Law and the Open Records Law
This one is a MUST read for officials and the public

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Hidden Treasures in the Jim Thorpe Area

Carbon County Environmental Center

Great trails for hiking and bird watching. Environmental activities at the center. Outside picnic area. Located two miles past Mauch Chunk Lake Park on the left.

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Switchback Trail from Jim Thorpe to Mauch Chunk Lake

Wonderful biking and hiking trail from downtown Jim thorpe. Pick up the trail at the top of Hill Rd behind the Opera House. Follow it for 3.5 miles to the lake. Coast all the way back on the 4% grade. Outside picnic areas at the Lake.

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