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OCTOBER  12, 2021 COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA   AGENDA OCT 12 MTG


                 OCTOBER 23, 2021    6 PM – 7 PM    AT SACRED HEART OF JESUS CHURCH PARKING LOT, LACKAWANNA/EVERHART STS.

FOLLOWING THE EVENT,     A MOVIE WILL BE SHOWN IN THE DUPONT BASEBALL FIELD, ELM STREET, DUPONT


October 12th REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA INCLUDES FIRST READING OF 2022 PROPOSED BUDGET, REFUSE COLLECTION CHANGES, AMEND RECYCLING ORDINANCE


HALLOWEEN –  DUPONT LIONS AND DUPONT CRIME WATCH PLANNING OCT. 23RD TRUNK OR TREAT AT SACRED HEART CHURCH PARKING LOT  – FOLLOWING DYBO WILL JOIN WITH A MOVIE IN THE PARK .   FOLLOW FB PAGES FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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NOTICE OF EXEC SESSION SEPT 28, 2021 AND SPECIAL MEETING


APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED ELDERLY HOUSING COMPLEX ON WALNUT STREET IN DUPONT.   CONTACT 287-9661  OR STOP BY THE BOROUGH FOR INFORMATION POSTED ON THE FRONT DOOR OF THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING.  THE BOROUGH OFFICE WILL ALSO ASSIST IN THE COMPUTER APPLICATION IF NEEDED FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE A COMPUTER.


LUZERNE COUNTY TIRE RECYCLING PROGRAM –  Dupont Residents can call and register for curbside pickup of 2 tires per household on October 8th.   Council will take the tires to Hanover School on October 9th as part of the Luz. Co. Program.    You can also drop tires off on the 8th behind the building to be loaded prior to 3 pm to be ready for shipping to Hanover.  Call to register at 655-6216.

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LIONS CLUB CLEANUP    Saturday September 18th HWY 315 Dupont    Join Linda O’Boyle Zaneski , Mrs. Pennsylvania Earth and the Dupont Lions Club Members for World Clean Up Day.  For More information check out Linda O’Boyle Zaneski facebook page. 

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SEPT. 14, 2021 MEETING AGENDA   Sept. 14 agenda

 


VIGIL  DUPONT PA     FOR ALL WHO ANSWERED THE CALL:  Sept 4, 2021   VFW, 401 Main St. Dupont

https://youtu.be/uAibrQWmpck  

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NOTICE:  ”  Honoring the Fallen National Monument” will be coming through Dupont on September 9th in recognition of the 20th anniversary of 9/11.  It is estimated to be traveling in Dupont on it way to McDade Park around 4:00-4:15 that day.   This memorial travels all over the country and this year it will be in our area.  We encourage everyone to share this escort route and come out to pay their respects to our fallen heros.       Route: 3pm Mohegun Sun – 4 pm KSU right onto Kidder St. Rt 309 to Rt315, Rt 315 to Chestnut St., left at y on Main St. Rt. 11, Left on McAlpine St to Phoenix St. right onto Main St. Left on Union St. Taylor by Sheetz right onto Keyser Ave left on Ransom Rd. to McDade Park.

Residents are welcome to come out at the Borough Building and show support by holding flags during the escort along Chestnut Street.

 

   

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HOMETOWN HERO BANNERS –  The banners that have been taken down because of damage are stored at the park pavilion.  Anyone wishing to pickup their banner can do so on the 29th during the Funday Event, or contact a member of the Lions Club or Dupont Borough.     There are a few more banners in town that will be coming down in the near future.      An announcement will be made in September as to the status of the banner program.  At that time contact information will be given out for those interested in reordering should the decision be made to do so.  Research and samples of new material are being requested at this time and the Lions Club will meet in September to discuss the program.—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

FUNDAY  SUNDAY  AUGUST 29TH,  RAFFLE WINNERS TO BE CHOSEN,

HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED AND CAME OUT TO SUPPORT THIS PROJECT.

WOULD LOVE TO LIST EVERYONE, BUT DON’T WANT TO MISS ANYONE

  • Dupont Neighborhood Crime Watch events to raise funds to purchase cameras for the park.  Music, Refreshments, Games, Raffle.   Monetary donations can be dropped off at events or at  the borough building with checks payable to Dupont Neighborhood Crime Watch      August  events will   feature additional raffles,  Fire Dept.,   Games: Rub a Dub Dub, Pick a Duck from the Tub –  Lets Make a  Deal – Keep the Duck  or Trade it for a Prize;   Keep it Reel Fish Game – Hook a Prize.; Bowling, Jenga, water balloons, hula hoop, frisbee, toss game, whip cream game, Slim Game, Face Paint.  Raffles include Porcelain Doll Umbrella, Nerf Gun, Beach Game Basket, Wine Basket, Fall Wreath, Halloween Wreath, Picnic Basket, This & That with shampoos, lotions, lottery;   $25.00 Burger King Card;  $25.00 Weis Gift Card; 5 Individual $20.00 Gift Cards Chefs Corner;  2 Individual Donut Connection Certificates for. Dozen Donuts, Board Games Basket,  Pink Zebra Scentsy Basket; Susquehanna Brewery Basket, Snack Movie Basket,     Precious Child Piece, and new baskets added each week.     New Basket:  Holiday Hair Gift Basket.   Raffle winners will be chosen at the August 29th event.          Events and other donations sent in raised $1830.00.  THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
  • NEW BASKETS ADDED FOR THE 29TH   PETS PLUS DOG BASKET, SCHOOL SUPPLY BASKET, AND $25.00 GIFT CARD FROM METRO DELI/PETRO IRON SKILLET.

Duck Pond

Duck Pond                                         Danielle setting Raffle Baskets                           Tug a Rope                                                                                Water Balloons, Frisbee, Hula Hoop

 


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UGI GET GAS APPLICATIONS AND FEE SCHEDULE –  Available Below by clicking the links under the UGI Get Gas Program   or At the Borough Office –  UGI has begun to do work on those properties that are paid and registered for gas service hookups.    –  UGI INFORMATION EVENT, SEPT. 9, 4-7 PM   212 WYOMING AVE. DUPONT.  ENTER FOR CHANCE TO WIN $5000 TOWARD CONVERSION OF YOUR HOME HEATING EQUIPMENT TO NATURAL GAS.    WWW.UGI.COM/GE GASENTRYFORM NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 30,2021.


ELECTRONIC RECYCLING EVENT  AND PAPER SHREDDING EVENT    SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2021  FROM 3 TO 6 PM  AT THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING

SHREDDING IN FRONT   AND ELECTRONICS IN BACK            2021 Electronic Recycling Event

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PAVILION RENTALS ARE CANCELLED FOR YEAR 2021.     THE PARK IS OPEN AND THE OUTSIDE PAVILION AREA IS OPEN, HOWEVER, THE KITCHEN FOR RENTALS IS CLOSED.


SECURITY DOORS AND CAMERAS INSTALLED AT BOROUGH   ALONG WITH A PAYMENT WINDOW IN THE FRONT FOYER.    ALSO AVAILABLE IN FRONT FOYER IS THE PRESCRIPTION DROP OFF BOX,     A RETIRED FLAG DROP OFF BOX,  AND THE LIONS CLUB EYE GLASS DROP OFF BOX.


Dupont residents…Regarding glass recycling.

Effective immediately…

We will no longer be accepting glass as part of the bi-weekly  co-mingle recycling.  Many area towns are facing the same situation since the recycling centers are not accepting glass.  Please put your glass out in a separate box or container on Monday with your regular trash.  We will advise if this situation changes.  Thanks for your cooperation.

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2021 MEETING SCHEDULE:  Second Tuesday of each month at 7pm  and special meetings or changes as advertised.

Jan. 12 virtual;  Feb. 9 virtual ; March 9 virtual; April 13 zoom ;  Open :  May 11; June 8; July 13; Aug. 10; Sept. 14; Oct. 12; Nov. 9; Dec. 14.


UGI 2021 GAS LINE INSTALLATION SCHEDULE

YELLOW AREAS – Work to begin January 4, 2021  –   In process

More information available by contacting Lucy Sassi UGI  570-829-8664

or check out the following links:  https://www.ugi.com/getgas          https://www.ugi.com/rebates-for-home/        https://www.ugi.com/find-hvac-contractor

Residential Customers – $29.00 monthly fixed charge.

Upfront Residential Payoff – $2,158.09

2020 UGI Get Gas Work Schedule - Yellow Areas


DUPONT HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY PROJECT –  TO BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 2021, WITH 12 OCCUPANTS BY JANUARY 2022 .  36  ONE BEDROOM UNITS AVAILABLE

AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER BEN FRANKLIN SCHOOL

APPLICATIONS BEGIN FEBRUARY 1, 2020  

IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WITH ONLINE APPLICATION

YOU CAN CONTACT THE BOROUGH AND THEY WILL HELP

ENTER APPLICATION ON LINE OR CALL PAT STOODLEY  570-287-9661 AT THE HOUSING AND HE WILL HAVE HOURS AVAILABLE AT HIS OFFICE FOR WALK INS  TO HELP WITH APPLICATIONS.

Dupont Press Release


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SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES!

LOCAL BUSINESS LISTING     

(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.

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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.

 

Pending Work Projects –  UGI Get Gas – COMPLETE, Luzerne County Senior Housing Complex – IN PROCESS, Dupont Borough Building Remodeling – COMPLETE, Growing Greener bank stabilization Everhart/Holden and Almond/Jackson Streets – IN PROCESS; Walnut Street culvert replacement by par – IN PROCESS; manhole cover replacements along Main Street – COMPLETE; Mill Creek Channel repair – IN PROCESS; Heidleberg Bridge restoration – IN PROCESS; water main replacement including sidewalk restorations- COMPLETE, Main Street paving and ada sidewalk corners – COMPLETE.  Get Gas extension from Curtain to Grant for Main Street – COMPLETE.  Main Street Drain and Sidewalk in area of PNC Bank – IN PROCESS.

Newly Awarded Grant Application:  $507,000 for Mill Creek Channel repairs under H2O PA Act of 2008.  Others listed below as approved.

New Grant Applications Submitted 2020-2021:  Community Development Block Grant for ada upgrades to Dupont Municipal Building, Side Entrance/Meeting Room area.  – APPROVED  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.   ALL THREE NOT APPROVED

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 –APPROVED (2) Quail Hill street and drainage improvements – APPROVED

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.

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DUPONT BOROUGH SITUATION SUMMARY INFORMATION

2020-06-13-001-1800HRS – SITUATION_STATUS

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 during rebate for county municipal and  for School Taxes 2021.  Face and Penalty payments office hours are Monday only 4 pm to 6 pm.    In person payments are being accepted.

Tax Collector Phone 570-262-4100  or email sknick1961@gmail.com
Payments will be accepted by mail , or front building drop-box. Checks or money orders will be accepted. No cash payments.




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.


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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