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Summit Hill Borough welcomes you to our Website! Summit Hill is a beautiful community located in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Carbon County. The elevation of Summit Hill is at 1600 feet above sea level. Our beautiful hilltop community was founded 1791 by a hunter named Philip Ginder when he discovered Anthracite coal on Sharp Mountain, now called Summit Hill.  Summit Hill is also known for the birthplace of the Switchback gravity railroad. It was the first gravity railroad in the United States.


 There will be a Crime Watch meeting next Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Hill Top Community Center (Fire Co. Bldg.). The Mayor, Chief of Police, Borough Committee Members and members from the Save Our Bubble group will be in attendance and are asking for all interested members of the community to attend as well!

This is the time to express your concerns about our town as well as share any ideas to make our community safer for all of us, especially our children. Please take the time to come to the meeting. The more people we have involved, the more successful we will be in cutting back on crime, vandalism, bullying, etc. in our community! Always remember, your opinion matters.....this can help you some day too!

Yudichak Announces Carbon County Recreation Grants

Published on www.senatoryudichak.com

Jim Thorpe, January 26, 2016 –State Senator John Yudichak (D – Luzerne/Carbon) today announced that two Carbon County municipalities will receive $90,000 in state grants through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP).

“Investments in recreation and conservation are important to the continued economic development of Carbon County,” said Senator Yudichak. “Tourism and recreation are a major part of the quality of life for our residents and visitors.”

The CCPP program is administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation in order to provide financial and technical assistance to local governments, river and trail organizations, and other nonprofits for planning, acquisition and development of park, recreation, conservation and greenway projects.

The Borough of Summit Hill will receive $40,000 to help with the rehabilitation of Ginder Field. The work will include installation of playground safety surfacing, ADA access landscaping, and other related site improvements.

“We envision the Ginder Field as a premier recreational facility; not only for residents of Summit Hill, but also for community members in Carbon and Schuylkill counties, as well as visitors and outdoor enthusiasts enjoying the historic Switchback Trail,” said Borough Secretary/Treasurer Kira Steber. “The borough, as well as the Recreation Commission, is very grateful that we’ve been given this opportunity to start giving back to our community.”

The Borough of Weatherly will receive $30,000 in funding to complete a trail feasibility study for the five-mile Weatherly trail from Lehigh Gorge State Park in Lehigh Township to Hudsondale Street in Weatherly.

“The Weatherly five-mile trail would create economic opportunity not only for the borough and its residents, but also for the surrounding communities,” said Weatherly Borough Manager Harold Pudliner. “The borough is extremely excited and thankful to receive this grant.”

Winter Parking Regulations
November 1 to April 30

No parking on the odd-numbered (South or East) side of the street between the hours of 8:00 A.M and 6:00 P.M. upon the accumulation of three (3) inches of Snow and until cleared.

No parking on the even-numbered (North or West) side of the street between the hours of 8:00 A.M and 6:00 P.M. on the day following the clearing of the opposite side of the street.

By Order Of The Summit Hill Borough Council 



Borough Hall

40 West Amidon Street
Suite 3
Summit Hill, PA 18250

Phone: 570-645-2305
Fax: 570-645-9449

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Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M.

Borough Council meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month.   

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