Dupont Neighborhood Crime Watch events to raise funds to purchase cameras for the park. Music, Refreshments, Games, Raffle. Donations can be dropped off at the borough building. Looking for paper products, plates, napkins, paper towel, soda, water, freeze pops, small chips, or items for raffle baskets. August 1st event will feature additional raffles, 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.; Face Paint, Sprinkler, and much more fun events. Future events include water balloons and scavenger hunt.
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; Donut Connection Cert. Doz Donuts, Board Games Basket, Precious Child Piece, and new baskets added this week. Raffle winners will be chosen at the August 29th event. Thank you and come out and support and enjoy.
Reminder Annual Creek Inspection is scheduled for July 9th. Residents along the channel are reminded of the ten foot easement and all grass, and bushes should be trimmed to allow the inspection to take place, gates open in areas as well as any encroachment addressed along the channel. Funding for projects or maintenance along the channel will be affected if non compliance occurs during the inspections.
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. –
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
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.
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.
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
Residential Customers – $29.00 monthly fixed charge.
Upfront Residential Payoff – $2,158.09
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.
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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.