DECEMBER 15TH BEGINNING AT 5 PM
CHECK OUT THE DUPONT HOSE COMPANY FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION
The Dupont Fire Department has just received a call from friends at the North Pole with some great news! Santa will be making his rounds through town on a Dupont Fire Truck Saturday, December 15, 2018. Look for us in the afternoon/evening as we ride through the streets of town spreading Christmas cheer.
AMVETS POST 189 CHRISTMAS PARTY TO BE HELD DECEMBER 13, 2018 AT 6 PM AT THE HOSE COMPANY. TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM MEMBERS OR CALL COMMANDER MCDONALD AT 570-817-4858. COME SPEND THE EVENING WITH VETERANS FROM GINO MERLI CENTER AND VA CENTER.
THE 2019 REFUSE BAGS WILL BE AVAILABLE BEGINNING DEC. 12TH
SENIORS $95; FAMILY/INDIVIDUAL $125.00 COMMERCIAL $160.00
SNOW ORDINANCE: 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.
THE 2018 ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON DECEMBER 2ND AT THE BOROUGH BUILDING.
INDOOR EVENTS FOR THE CHILDREN WILL TAKE PLACE AFTER SANTA ARRIVES, ALONG WITH REFRESHMENTS, AND THE READING OF TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS . BELOW ARE PICTURES FROM LAST YEAR’S EVENT
AT THE OCTOBER 25TH SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL, COUNCIL VOTED TO INCREASE THE 2019 REFUSE FEE $10.00. Senior Rate will be $95.00; Regular and Family Rate is $125.00 and Commercial is $160.00. Also next years bags will be twist tie bags, not drawstring. Changes also to the recycling schedule will take place to dual stream which is Cominge plastic and cans on the 1st and 3rd wednesdays and Paper and Cardboard on the 2nd and 4th wednesdays. The fifth wednesday NO RECYCLING. We are working with the recycling center as to whether glass will be accepted or not. We will keep you posted.
32 GAL RECYCLING CONTAINERS
Residents will receive a 32 gal recycling container along with the 2019 yearly refuse payment. The recycling containers are property of Dupont Borough through grant funding received through Department of Environmental Protection. The Borough local match for this grant for containers may be passed on to the residents. Residents will be required to sign for receipt of the container. The 32 gal. container can be used for commingle while the 22 gal containers can be used for paper.
PROPOSED 2019 BUDGET IS AVAILABLE FOR TEN DAYS PUBLIC INSPECTION FROM NOVEMBER 13, 2018 TO NOVEMBER 27TH
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.
OCTOBER 9TH REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING- The motion to award the trash collection to the low bidder failed due to lack of a second.
GRANT AWARD – Dupont Borough was approved through DEP for a recycling grant for 32 gallon recycling containers and the cost of the printing for the recycling calendar for 2019. Martha Doran completed the application and submitted it to DEP while employed as part time clerk with the Borough.
SEPARATE RECYCLABLES – Dupont Borough was contacted by the Recycling Center regarding separating paper from plastics, cans and bottles recycling. A brochure is being prepared and will be forwarded to Dupont residents prior to the start of this program in 2019 if approved by Council. Residents will be given a schedule as to collection dates and frequency of collections. Please stay tuned for information forthcoming, since changes in pickup may take place in 2019. Proposal calls for 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month: comingle (glass, plastic and cans) and 2nd and 4th Wednesdays paper, cardboard.
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
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: AUGUST 29, 2018 –THE CONTRACTOR WILL BE WORKING ON LIDY ROAD IN THE AREA OF 150 FOR A REPAIR ON SEPTEMBER 7TH. AFTER THAT IS COMPLETE, – THE GATES ON AIRPORT PROPERTY AT THE END OF LIDY ROAD OUT TO NAVY WAY ROAD WILL BE CLOSED. RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO USE LIDY ROAD, GROVE STREET, OR GILL STREET FOR TRAVEL.
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,
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.
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
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
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