AUGUST 6, 2020 FROM 3 PM TO 6 PM ELECTRONIC RECYCLING REAR OF BOROUGH BUILDING —– PAPER SHREDDING EVENT IN FRONT OF BUILDING
NON CONTACT – YOU MUST STAY IN YOUR CAR. MASKS REQUIRED . FOR ELECTRONIC RECYCLING PAYMENTS HAVE EXACT CHANGE OR CHECK IN ENVELOPE.
WALNUT STREET BETWEEN EVERHART AND LACKAWANNA WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC
FRIDAY JULY 31, 2020 AND SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 2020 FROM 2 TO 8 PM
DUPONT BOROUGH SITUATION SUMMARY INFORMATION
Declaration of Disaster Emergency issued March 16, 2020 18:00 HRS –
* Extended to June 13, 2020, HAS EXPIRED.
06-22-2020 -Water Main Replacement Project
UPDATE: Work will begin AFTER JULY 13, 2020!
Area of construction will be Main Street from BobbyO’s restaurant to railroad crossing near Pittston ByPass. Work area will involve entire roadway, including sidewalk areas. One lane will be open for traffic with detours. Please use caution and allow extra travel time.
06-19-2020 – Green Phase
Governor Tom Wolf announced that eight more counties will move to the green phase of reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 19. These counties include Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Luzerne, Monroe, Perry, Pike, and Schuylkill.
06/18/2020 – 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, or front building drop-box. Checks or money orders will be accepted. No cash payments. In-person by APPOINTMENT ONLY!
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.
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
Electronics and Paper Shredding events planned for August 6, 2020 from 3 to 6 pm at the Borough Building. Follow the website for updates on approval to hold such events. Due to special requirements – REGISTRATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. . Residents will be asked to stay in the vehicles and follow signage instructions at the site.
UGI 2020 GAS LINE INSTALLATION SCHEDULE
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
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: