TRASH PICKUP MONDAY JANUARY 18TH – GLASS GOES OUT WITH TRASH ON MONDAY
– COMINGLE RECYCLING PICKUP WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20TH//NO GLASS IN WITH PLASTIC, ALUMINUM AND STEEL CANS
JANUARY 12, 2021 COUNCIL MEETING http://bit.ly/dpnt112 (all lowercase) by Phone +1-202-860-2110 Meeting No. 178 821 1046
GLASS IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE WITH COMINGLE RECYCLING. GLASS GOES OUT ON MONDAY WITH THE TRASH EITHER IN THE BAG OR IN A CONTAINER NEXT TO THE BAG. IF ONLY A FEW GLASS ITEMS PUT IN BAG. IF MORE THAN A FEW PUT OUT IN A CONTAINER NEXT TO THE BAG. NONCOMPLIANCE WILL RESULT IN INCREASED FEES OR RECYCLING REJECTED AT THE CENTER
FOOD DRIVE – JAN. 28TH AT SACRED HEART CHURCH HALL
2021 MEETING SCHEDULE: Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm and special meetings or changes as advertised.
Jan. 12 virtual; Feb. 9; March 9; April 13; May 11; June 8; July 13; Aug. 10; Sept. 14; Oct. 12; Nov. 9; Dec. 14.
UGI 2020 GAS LINE INSTALLATION SCHEDULE
YELLOW AREAS – Work to begin January 4, 2020 Beginning on January 4, 2021.
UGI 2020 GAS LINE INSTALLATION SCHEDULE
DUPONT HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY PROJECT
AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER BEN FRANKLIN SCHOOL
2021 REFUSE BAG BILLS HAVE BEEN MAILED. OFFICE HOURS ARE M-F 8 AM TO 4 PM. IN JANUARY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY HOURS FOR REFUSE PAYMENTS 9 AM TO NOON.
RECYCLING UPDATE: Glass will no longer be recycled. Glass needs to be disposed of in the Refuse Bags.
Work begins on demolition of former Ben Franklin School building to become the new site of a three story 36 unit housing complex. For information on the Application process for one of the 36 units
please contact the Luzerne County Housing Authority. A press release will be issued late December
regarding the project and application process may begin February 1, 2021.
SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES!
(note: a few have changed since last printed)
Most businesses are listed in the Dupont Borough Calendar. However, a story on WNEP recently brought attention to a new business located at 10 Freeport Road, Grimes Industrial Park, ANIMALS AMERICA THRIFT OUTLET. Follow them on Facebook or check out the wnep article. The article lists them as Pittston Township, but it is actually in Dupont. Other Dupont businesses in the park include US Hydrations, Eastern Produce, Herrs Foods, Midlantic Engineering, Clarklift Services, GT Fabrication, Main Pool & Chemical, Petroleum Products. For those residents selling clothing, jewelry, avon products, skin car products, make up products, soaps, baked goods, etc. if you would like a listing in the business directory on the website, please contact the borough office.
2021 REFUSE BAG BILLS – The refuse bag postcards will be here at the borough building during December, beginning December 14th. Residents can stop by to pay the fee and will be given the receipt along with the bags, window sticker and calendar. After December, any remaining bills not paid will be mailed to property owners . The fee is due January 31, 2021. The budget will be passed on the 8th of December. The bags should be here by the 11th. Therefore we will begin selling the 2021 bags on December 14th. Due to construction we may set certain days and hours. Please follow the notices on the front door of the building, updates on website and facebook pages. We will also have Saturday and Sunday hours posted to help get through this process during building construction. ANYONE WISHING TO HAVE THE BAGS DELIVERED CAN REQUEST THAT BY CALLING THE OFFICE. ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE TO PICKUP PAYMENT AT TIME OF DELIVERY, OR IF MAILING IN PAYMENT AND REQUESTING A DELIVERY, ATTACH A NOTE TO YOUR PAYMENT. PLEASE LIST A PHONE NUMBER SO WE CAN CALL TO ADVISE YOU OF THE PORCH DELIVERY.
UGI GET GAS UPDATE: Leeward Construction is the contractor for Phase 3. They will hold a pre-construction meeting early December 2020 and begin work thereafter. See the map below for areas being scheduled for work. Most areas are streets branched off Walnut including Hillside, Elm, Penn, Wyoming, Lackawanna, Everhart, Lolli, etc.
Building remodeling – Residents are being advised that the front entrance may be close during demo/construction. The side entrance near the flag poles will be the entrance. Anyone with special needs can call the office for special arrangements. Sorry for any inconvenience. UPDATE: 11-23-20 FRONT ENTRANCE IS BEING USED WITH PLEXIGLASS AND TABLE SET UP FOR PMTS AND BAG PURCHASES.
2021 Refuse Fee Increase: Dupont Borough Budget for 2021 includes a $15.00 increase in refuse fees. 2021 Fees are $140 for residential family; $110 for seniors; and $175.00 for commercial.
Yard Waste Pickup -Usually ends mid November . The 2020 calendar shows the last day as November 10th. However, DPW will pickup Tues. the 17th and the 24th along with ashes for those who need leaf pickup. NO YARD WASTE PICKUP AFTER THANKSGIVING. ASHES ONLY.
Ordinance Reminders: Snow Ordinance – Sidewalks must be cleared of snow. Do not put snow onto roadways. Respect plow drivers and be safe.
Pending Work Projects – UGI Get Gas, Luzerne County Senior Housing Complex, Dupont Borough Building Remodeling, Growing Greener bank stabilization Everhart/Holden and Almond/Jackson Streets; Walnut Street culvert replacement by park; manhole cover replacements along Main Street; Mill Creek Channel repair; Heidleberg Bridge restoration; water main replacement including sidewalk restorations, Main Street paving and ada sidewalk corners. The water main and ada sidewalks and paving are COMPLETE.
Newly Awarded Grant Application: $507,000 for Mill Creek Channel repairs under H2O PA Act of 2008.
Pending Grant Application: 2019-20 LSA Gaming – Packer, Roller, Dump Truck with Plow and Spreader. // 2020 COVID19 – Application submitted to Luzerne County under COVID 19 grant program for PPE supplies, security upgrades to Borough Building. The Borough purchased masks, gloves for each department, Video Conferencing equipment, Security doors and cameras for the entrances to the borough building admin and police locations, wall thermometers and signs.
New Grant Applications Submitted 2020-2021: Community Development Block Grant for ada upgrades to Dupont Municipal Building, Side Entrance/Meeting Room area. Three LSA Gaming Grant applications (1) Packer, Roller, Dump Truck, Asphalt Recycler, (2) Compost Facility – Wheel Loader (3) Compost Facility Parts and Labor for Grinder. Three DCED Multimodal Grant Applications: (1) Quail Hill street and drainage improvements (2) Grove Street Paving (3) Walnut Street Culvert Replacement between Gill and Everhart. Two Penn DOT Multimodal Grant Applications (1) Borough street paving including Hill, Gill, Highland, Walnut, Liberty, Monroe, Bridge, Center, Harding where gas line installation is complete (2) Quail Hill street and drainage improvements.
MAIN STREET PROPERTY MAINTENANCE – BEAUTIFICATION INITIATIVE: Reaching out to residents along Main Street in the Borough – Several properties have begun projects including painting of buildings, removal of overgrown shrubs, placement of planter boxes, and cosmetic upgrades such as a fresh coat of paint on the front door, enhancing the downtown Main Street area. More work needs to be done. We look forward to seeing more activity along the main street in line with the new paving and sidewalks being done to help beautify and brighten the downtown. If you need help with small projects around your property, contact the Borough office. They will be able to refer you to some local people willing to help provide services such as painting, grass cutting, small trimming projects. Lets work together to brighten our hometown. It takes a little step such as paint, or trimming bushes to make a big difference.
DUPONT BOROUGH SITUATION SUMMARY INFORMATION
Declaration of Disaster Emergency issued March 16, 2020 18:00 HRS –
* Extended to June 13, 2020, HAS EXPIRED.
TAX COLLECTION NOTICE:
Susan Gregory, Tax Collector announces the tax collector office hours are Monday 4 pm to 6 pm. for School Taxes 2020. In person payments are being accepted.
Tax Collector Phone 570-655-6216 x 107 or x 101.
Payments will be accepted by mail , or front building drop-box. Checks or money orders will be accepted. No cash payments.
Please check for updates on any county level schedule changes at: Luzerne County Treasurers Office
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.
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 in person, 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.
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