COUNCIL, MAYOR AND EMPLOYEES WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND A WARM WELCOME TO OUR NEW OFFICE MEMBER – LOIS.   WELCOME!

 

2-20-19  DUE TO THE WEATHER, COMINGLE RECYCLING WILL BE PICKED UP ON THURSDAY, 2-21-19   IF NOT WED.

SIGNUPS FOR DUPONT YOUTH BASEBALL ORGANIZATION 2019 TBALL AND BASEBALL WILL BE HELD SAT. FEB 23  FROM 11 -1  DUPONT BOROUGH BUILDING

 

ANNOUNCEMENT:  DEP NOTIFIED DUPONT BOROUGH THAT THEIR APPLICATION SUBMITTED UNDER ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND WATERSHED PROTECTION (GROWING GREENER) GRANT WAS SELECTED TO RECEIVE $326,366

Dupont Borough is proposing to implement Streambank Stabilization along with Urban Stream Restoration   The planned restoration would take place within both Mill Creek and Lidy Creek.  The primary intent of implementing this BMP at these two locations is to address the erosion that takes place through this stream corridor as well as re-establish the stream’s natural path.  The first corridor/project location is located at the confluence of Lidy Creek & Mill Creek and then extends northeast approximately 485lf.  The second corridor/project location is at the intersection of New Street and an alley; from that intersection the corridor extends southwest approximately 330 lf and terminates at the box culvert that crosses under HWY 315.  The project also involves rerouting stormrmwater runoff through a series of new inlets and pipes.      The areas will be Everhart/Holden   and Jackson/Almond/White Street along the creek bank.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT:  PAPER SHREDDING AND ELECTRONICS RECYCLING

DATE SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY AUGUST 15, 2019  FROM 3 PM TO 6 PM

SHREDDING IN FRONT OF BUILDING,   ELECTRONICS IN REAR OF BUILDING

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NEW TAX COLLECTOR:  Due to a vacancy in the tax collector office, Dupont Borough Council on January 8, 2019,

appointed SUSAN GREGORY, TAX COLLECTOR

(FOLLOW TAX COLLECTOR PAGE ON WEBSITE)

FOR HOURS, CONTACT INFORMATION

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NEW RECYCLING CHANGES:

PLEASE FOR NOW  RECYCLING CANS, BOTTLES, PLASTIC 1 TO 3

NO STYROFOAM, TAKEOUT CONTAINERS, TOYS, PLASTIC BAGS

WE ARE WAITING FOR A NEW BROCHURE FROM THE RECYCLING CENTER AND WILL UPDATE EVERYONE AS THE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE.   THE FLYER PICKED UP AT THE BOROUGH HAD #1 TO 7.   AT THIS TIME –  WE WILL BE COLLECTING  1 2 AND 3.    THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING AS WE MAKE THESE CHANGES.   WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON ANY CHANGES.

With Yearly Payment, Receive 52 bags, window sticker, calendar and Recycling Bin.

THE 2019 REFUSE BAGS WILL BE AVAILABLE BEGINNING DEC. 12TH

SENIORS $95;      FAMILY/INDIVIDUAL $125.00  COMMERCIAL  $160.00

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Reference the Ordinances Section of the Website

DPW reminds residents it first plows the center of the roadway to open lane of traffic,  the second day or day following the snow storm the ordinance states after snowfall of 3 inches or more by 7 AM it will be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle on designated sides of streets:  1st day after there will e no parking on the EVEN side of the street to facilitate clearing of snow.   The next day it will be the ODD side of the street.

Alleys are plowed after the main roads are cleared or opened.

Please park in driveways or follow ordinance so the streets can be cleaned.  Do not call after the truck goes by and ask that the dpw come back because you moved your vehicle.   Please clean sidewalks within forty eight hours following the end of the snowfall.  It is illegal for anyone to throw snow onto the roadway when clearing driveways or sidewalks.  Piling of snow in intersections is not permitted.

BLIGHTED PROPERTIES –   The first application was mailed Oct 15, 2018 to the  blighted property review committee through Luzerne County.   Additional properties will be forwarded to the County in the near future.

 

  • TENANT REGISTRATION –  Landlords are reminded to update the tenant listing with the Borough prior to the end of November prior to the mailing of the 2019 refuse bills.

PERMITS ARE NEEDED FOR ALL TYPES OF WORK, DRIVEWAYS, GARAGES, SHEDS, ELECTRIC, PLUMBING, REPLACING DOORS, WINDOWS, ALL TYPES OF OME REMODELING, ROOFS, ETC.

There are still a few brick pavers available for the Town Clock Project.   Cost is $100.00.  to have name engraved on the paver.

UGI GET GAS PROGRAM –   For those looking into gas service, please check out the website UGI.com –  There is a rebate program –  www.ugi.com/rebates

ugi rebates

WOOD STREET RESIDENTS –  PA AMERICAN WATER COMPANY WILL BE INSTALLING A NEW WATER MAIN.  AFTER THAT, RENEW ALL THE WATER SERVICES TO THE HOUSES.  PAWCO WILL INSTALL A WATER METER PIT AT THE CURB LINE AND RUN A NEW SERVICE TO THE HOMES FOR THE CUSTOMERS THAT ARE CURRENTLY WATER CUSTOMERS FROM THE REAR OF THEIR HOME.  THIS WILL BE AT NO COST TO ANY OF THE CUSTOMERS THAT IT AFFECTS.

 

COMMUNITY BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT  -If you follow Dupont Grapevine, or You Know your from Dupont, on facebook you see the comments from residents one latest being  what do you want to see in Dupont.  Your voice matters.   Attend the meeting, email your concerns which will be forwarded to council and the mayor.   Beautification begins with each property owner.   Keep  your property clean, the sidewalks, the curb lines.   Your cooperation is appreciated.  Join the organizations who participate in community events, become a member of the Lions Club, the Crime Watch, form a Recreation Committee.  Grant applications, fundraisers, volunteer …   Work together to beautify the town.    The Lions Club will be holding a Highway Cleanup event from the Pilot Truck Stop to the Roundabouts, picking up litter along the roadway on October 13.   Come out and be a part of this event.    The Lions Club will also sponsor Trunk or Treat in October at the field behind the school on Walnut Street on October 27th.   Volunteer to paint the playground equipment.  Paint the pavilion.   Help with the roof on the Pavilion.   The Bridge on Harding Street needs boards replaced, a fresh coat of paint.   Help hang the remaining Hometown Hero Banners.   Do you need community service hours, contact the Borough Office.   Become a part of the solution …   Put a team together, pick a beautification project,  lets work on sprucing up the town.   Follow news in the Progress Paper on Saturdays or speak to members of the Lions Club, Crime Watch, or the Posting on the Doors of the Municipal Building and its website for upcoming events.

 

NEW –—    DUPONT BOROUGH COUNCIL VOTED 4/1 AT ITS AUGUST REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING TO MAKE THE INTERSECTION OF HILLSIDE AND WALNUT STREET A 4-WAY STOP INTERSECTION.     CURRENTLY THERE ARE NO STOP SIGNS ON WALNUT STREET, ONLY HILLSIDE AVE AT THIS INTERSECTION.       DRIVERS PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  STOP SIGNS WILL BE INSTALLED ON WALNUT STREET AT THE INTERSECTION WITH HILLSIDE AVENUE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

 

ALSO NEW:  Dupont Borough at its September 11th meeting voted and approve NO PARKING SIGNS  for the bridge on Lidy Road over SR 2059.  The office has recieved a number of complaints from residents traveling in this area having safety concerns due to cars and trucks being parked on both sides of the bridge,  

 

Welcome To:

Dupont Boro is a residential-oriented community of 2711 people located within the Pittston Area School District. It is midway between cities of Wilkes-Barre and Scranton and near Pittston; a hub center with two adjoining I-81 interchanges and a turnpike interchange, U.S. 11 and both State 315 north and 315 south in the Borough. It adjoins a major airport and two major industrial parks, has modern railroad lines, and is near major shopping malls and national food franchises, and two truck stops.

Contact Info

Borough Secretary/Open Records Officer : Patricia McDonald
Address: 600 Chestnut Street, Dupont PA 18641
Phone: 570-655-6216 / 570-655-6703 Fax
Hours: M-F 8:00AM to 4:00 PM
email: dupontboro@comcast.net

Open Records Request Form & Fee Schedule

 

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Other Information through Luzerne County: For information on recycling and other agencies in Luzerne County click: http://www.luzernecounty.org

For recycling information:  http://www.luzernecounty.org/county/departments_agencies/solid_waste_management

For much information on events happening in the Greater Pittston area  visit

http://www.pittstonchamber.org

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Garbage must be put to the curb in an approved receptacle or an approved size garbage bag.

Street Cleaning

Street cleaning will resume on April 2, 2018 and will continue with the normal street cleaning schedule until first snowfall.