October 13, 2020 Next regular meeting of Dupont Borough Council – Agenda includes first reading of Proposed 2021 Budget, Bids for 2021 Refuse Bags, Recycling Changes, Proposed Changes for 2021, Updates on Current Projects and Grant Applications, and other items. Meeting is at 7 pm and Open to the Public, Masks required.
No Tire Recycling for 2020. Luzerne County Recycling advised that the Tire Recycling Event is postponed to 2021.
Main Street water main project complete. Now working on ADA corner ramps and street paving. UGI is also proposing to install gas main from Grant to Curtain Street prior to the street paving being completed.
The 2020 November polling or election site is the VFW on Main Street. Follow the Luzerne County Election website for updates.
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.
The Lions Club will be doing a roadside cleanup on October 10th from Pilot to the Roundabouts picking up trash along the roadways. Volunteers are welcome. Contact a Lions Club Member. Another way to help is sweeping sidewalks, weed control and curbline sweeping, trim bushes and trees overhanging public properties, removal of outdated signs on poles.
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.
TAX COLLECTION NOTICE:
Susan Gregory, Tax Collector announces the tax collector office hours are Monday 4 pm to 6 pm. for School Taxes 2020.
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
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.
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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