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Crosses:  Pvt. Joseph E. Motiska; Sgt. Barney F. White; Pvt. Frank Kotula; Spec 4 C. Daniel R. Romanko; Sgt. Bernard Bryk; Lt. Col. Richard Berrettini; Pvt. Joseh Zureski; Pvt. Ronald Urbanski; Airman 2C. Ronald E. Snopkowski; Seaman 1 C. John J Rindos; Sgt. Alex Rolek; Sgt. Sylvester V. Daley Lello; PFC. Stephen Kundla; Staff Sgt. Edward Kadluboski; M Sgt. Frank Celusniak; Sgt. Edward Barnak; Seaman Stanley Cebula; Cpl. John J. Potorski; Pvt. Robert J. Volack; Staff Sgt. Peter J. Poremba; Seaman 2C. Willard Koteck; PFC. John Romanowski; PFC. Henry A. Grabowski; T. Sgt. Steve Stupak; Pvt. Andrew Kundla; Cpl. Peter J Knick Bish; Staff Sgt. John S. Opiela; Pvt. John Sroka; Pvt. John B. Kivak; T. Sgt. Stanley Karkut; T. Sgt. Walter Plisga; Pvt. Frank Legezdh; Sgt. Ebon C. Morris; 1st Lt. Stanley S. Zdun; Sgt. John Rainane-Ross; Pvt. 1 C Edward W. Serafin; S. Sgt. Edmund Lokuta; Seaman FC. Jerome D. Chernefski; Pvt. 1C Peter Loncala; Pvt. 1C. Walter Moskowitz; Seaman 2C. Frank J. Ziantz; Pvt. 1 C. Jacob P. Vida; S. Sgt. Joseph J. Olejnick; PFC. John J. Kutza; Edward J. Satkowski; Seaman 2C. Frank K. Knick; Pvt. Michael Psoka; Pvt. 1C. Michael Insogna; Pvt. 1C Albert Przybytek; Seaman 2 C John E Kuna; Pvt. 1C. Thomas E. Kulick; Seaman 3C Stephen J. Pramick; T Sgt. Raymond J. Rosato; Seaman 1C. Edward J. Marsh; S. Sgt. Stanley Wysokinski.

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06-02-2020 –  June 2nd, 2020 Primary Election

 

Luzerne County Special Information for the June 2nd, 2020 Primary Election

 

MUNICIPALITY
PRECINCT
JUNE 2ND, 2020 POLLING LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE, ZIP
OLD/REGULAR POLLING LOCATION
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE, ZIP
DUPONT BORO W 01 Martin L. Mattei Middle School 122 New Street Pittston, PA 18640 Dupont VFW 401 Main Street Dupont, PA 18641
DUPONT BORO W 02 Martin L. Mattei Middle School 122 New Street Pittston, PA 18640 Dupont VFW 401 Main Street Dupont, PA 18641

05-12-2020 – Updated Calendar Directory – Hospital Numbers
*  Please make note of these changes to the calendar.  Stickers are available in the foyer of the Borough Building.

Geisinger CMC, 570-703-8000

Geisinger GWV, 570-808-7300

Moses Taylor, 570-770-5000

Regional Hospital, 570-770-3000

Wilkes-Barre General, 570-829-8111


05-28-2020 – Monthly Food Distribution
Thursday, May 28, 2020, 12 noon, at the Dupont Municipal Building, 600 Chestnut Street.
* Volunteers will again bring packages out to vehicles as was offered during previous distributions.

 


05-12-2020 – Regular Monthly Council Meeting

Regular monthly council meeting on  Tuesday May 12, 2020 at 7 PM was again held via online internet video teleconference using WebEx. This was the second meeting held using this format. Minutes to be posted upon availability.

 


 

04-29-2020 – Special Meeting Held

 Declaration extended by resolution to June 13, 2020.

  • Council of the Borough of Dupont, at a special meeting held April 30, 2020 at 17:00 hours, has taken official action and approved a motion/resolution (RESOLUTION 2020-003) to extend the Declaration of Disaster Emergency put in place on March 16, 2020, for a period of time extended to June 13, 2020, due to the continued threat to public health and safety involving the current COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus disease) 
  • Pending additional guidance from county, state and/or federal resources, and future actions concerning this fluid situation, option exists to rescind (cancel), modify or ratify the current local emergency declaration status by a resolution of council, BEFORE the extended date.

The boroughs current extended state of emergency does not in any way conflict, vary, or differ from the Governor Tom Wolfs initial proclamation of disaster emergency purpose dated March 6, 2020.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced that the statewide stay-at-home orders issued on April 1 to protect Pennsylvanians and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will be extended until Friday, May 8 at 12:01 AM. The initial state level order was set to expire on April 30.


04/29/2020- 2020 Census

As of April 27th, Luzerne County had a Census2020 “response rate” of 50.2%.

·         Dupont – 58.4%

National Response Rate is 53.7% and the Pennsylvania rate is 55%.

Further information can be found at this link: 2020 Census Resource Guide.

Key message: It’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census while being safe and practicing social distancing at home. Once you have responded, please encourage your family, friends and loved ones to complete the census, too.

 


04/22/2020 – TAX COLLECTION NOTICE:
Susan Gregory, Tax Collector announces the tax collector office within the borough building is closed due to building restrictions.

Tax Collector Phone 570-655-6216 x 107 or x 101.
Payments will be accepted by mail only. Checks or money orders will be accepted. No cash payments.

Luzerne County council adopted an ordinance that extends the deadline to pay county tax bills at face value from June 17 until Aug. 18, following a long debate at Tuesday’s council meeting held via video conference.

Luzerne County Ordinance:   O-2020-05 Allowing for the Reduction of the Penalty Period Fees for the 2020 Luzerne County Real Estate Taxes

Updated period schedules:

Rebate Period (two months): February 18th to April 17th
Face Period (five months): April 18th to August 18th
Penalty Period: August 18th to December 31st
Please check for updates on any county level schedule changes at:  Luzerne County Treasurers Office


 

04/19/2020 – Health Safety Measures for Businesses Permitted to Maintain In-person Operations
In light of the Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Directing Public Health Safety Measures for Businesses Permitted to Maintain In-person Operations effective April 19, 2020, 8:00PM, and to provide critical protections for the workers needed to run and operate the Borough of Dupont local government, a memo has been released stating all visitors to buildings maintained and operated by the Borough of Dupont local government must wear a face mask or face covering while on the premises or you will be denied entry and access. Acceptable forms of face coverings, specifically covering the nose and mouth areas, include cloth coverings, scarfs, or bandanas.

 

04/17/2020 – Expanded Eligibility – Filing for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
The link to apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is now available. This assistance is designed for those who typically do not qualify for standard unemployment compensation benefits, like those who are self-employed.
These benefits are retroactive to January 27, 2020.

 

04/02/2020 – SEWER BILLING:
2020 Sewer bills scheduled for mail delivery at the end of April 2020 will be mailed at the end of May 2020.
Due date will be EXTENDED to JULY 31, 2020, instead of June 30, 2020.
Only MAIL IN PAYMENTS will be accepted at this time, or until otherwise announced.
* No penalty will be charged as long as sewer bills are paid by the new extended date of JULY 31, 2020.

 

04/02/2020 – Refuse Collection/Service
All sanitation and refuse services will continue through at least April 30, 2020.
Delinquent accounts related to garbage collection will still be addressed, but services will
continue through at least April 30, 2020, including properties with delinquest accounts. As part of
essential services, the borough will continue to make best efforts to continue refuse
collections on a scheduled basis.

 

04/02/2020 – Grounds Keeping, Grass Cutting, General Clean Up
As weather improves, borough public works employees will start performing
grass cutting and other similar activities around town. As part of essential services, the borough will continue
to make best efforts to maintain cleanliness of borough areas.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Dupont Borough Public Works Employees will continue trash, yard waste and recycling pickups Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays. Thursdays and Fridays the workers may be unscheduled, and on call for emergencies.

The Borough Administration Office will be staffed and borough business can be done through phone and email.

Borough Office/DPW Calls –  655-6216 x 101. Non-Emergency Police  570-654-9971.

Residents in need are asked to contact the borough office and we will respond or direct you as best we can during this situation.

Thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time.


EXTERNAL SITES OF INTEREST:
LLVSA – Lower Lackawanna Valley Sanitary Authority
Pennsylvania State Office of Unemployment Compensation
Pennsylvania Department of Labor Unemployment Compensation Services
Pennsylvania State Mail-in & Absentee Ballot Application
Luzerne County Home Page

 

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