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Legal Notice:  Special Meeting of Dupont Borough Council Tuesday evening, May 29th at 6 pm for the purpose of approving resolution and commitment letter for the submittal of a grant application through Flood Mitigation Program for mill creek channel repairs.

RECYCLING CHANGES:   Dupont Borough will discuss at its June meeting changes to the recycling program:  Whether to go back to the schedule in place prior to singlestream which was to separate recyclable materials and schedule pickups as follows:  1st and 3rd Wednesdays CoMingle which is cans, glass and plastic  and 2nd and 4th Wednesday paper and cardboard; and fifth Wednesday, no recycling.    We will keep you posted on the outcome.

The Fence at the Little League Field damaged during the storm will be replaced the week of May 14th.  Please be safe while at the park and avoid this area until the fence is fixed.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Announcements:  DYBO Chicken BBQ Saturday, May 19th  from 2-5 pm at the Park Pavilion.  $10.00;  Memorial Day Parade May 28th 10:30; Electronic and Paper Shredding Event June 7 at Borough Building from 3 to 6 pm,

Water Main Projects Scheduled for July 2018 –  Wood Street, Walnut Street between Everhart and Holden, and Main Street from Ziegler to Laurel Street.  Maps and Drawings on file at the Borough office.

Scranton Beltway Project – PA Turnpike –   For information on this project go to https://www.patpconstruction.com/scrantonbeltway

Grant Award – March 2018 Dupont Borough was approved for Borough Building Remodeling Grant – in the amount of $173,847 to be used for heating, air conditioning, new doors, windows, flooring, office furniture and more.

Clock Project – The Clock is ordered and should be received in the near future. The Clock will be located in front of the borough building toward Elm Street. Around the clock will be the memorial brick walkway.   Clock is scheduled for delivery May 21st, engraved plaques May 31st.    The brick walkway, the concrete clock base, and the electrical needs to be done before the clock installer can set a date to come out and place the clock on site.

UGI Gas Lines – Work is moving forward on the gas lines in town.  Dupont Borough received an update from UGI as follows:UGI is proposing to install a gas main on Gill Street this year (2018) and expect to start construction the end of June.  Other streets in Phase 2 that are proposed to be installed this calendar year are: Hill, Highland, New, Holden, Everhart, Wyoming, Lackawanna and Walnut.  The third phase that is expected to have a 2019 construction timeline is still int he planning phases but would likely include:  Penn, Hillside, Elm, Pine, Ash, Florence, Hemlock, Park Place, Spruce, the the block of Bridge between Center and Main.

Street Paving – Community Development Fund along with Borough Liquid Fuels will be paving streets in the Borough this year.

Senior Housing Project – Waiting to hear from PHFA and Luzerne County Housing Authority on tax credits and the status Of the senior housing project.   Approval was granted for a one year extension on the option agreement for the property until January 2020 at the May council meeting.

Greenways, Trails and Recreation Grant Submitted – A grant was submitted for demolition of basketball courts and construct new courts at the current site.

Atlantic Sunrise Grant – $5000 to construct a walk trail, dog trail, picnic area within the 33 acres in the Grimes Industrial Park. This area is behind the DPW Garage near US Hydrations and the Compost Facility. Tree cutting is needed as well as volunteers to prepare the site for the walk trail. Please call
the borough Office if your group or organization is interested, or any persons interested in completing
this recreational space. This grant was specific to this area, and cannot be transferred to the park on
Elm or the basketball courts.

Mill Creek Grant – $85,000 awarded to repair the cracks and grout within the concrete creek channel between 81 and Bear Creek Road.

Pump Station Grant – Work to install new pumps at the station will take place in 2018.

Police Regionalization Grant – Extension approved until June 30, 2019 for police regionalization study.

Electronics recycling day Thursday, June 7th 2018 –  no batteries will be collected

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