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PRESCRIPTION COLLECTION BOX –  Available in the hallway of the municipal building.

EYE GLASS COLLECTION BOX – Available in the hallway of the municipal building.

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.

REFUSE/RECYCLING COLLECTIONS: Also at the June meeting, Council will discuss plans to outsource refuse collection and recycling collections to a private hauler. This will allow the dpw employees more time to work on road maintenance, vegetation control, plowing and other repair projects throughout the year.    UPDATE:  Council did open bids for private collection of refuse at its August meeting.   The bids are under review and council will vote at the September meeting as to private hauler or dpw collection.     If this is awarded, it is possible that the rates for 2019 will increase.   We will have more information after the September meeting on fees,  collection days, etc. if changes are going to take place for 2019.

The Fence at the Little League Field has been fixed.

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 has been delivered. the engraved plaques for the clock have been delivered. The pavers are being engraved. The Clock will be located in front of the borough building toward Elm Street. Around the clock will be the memorial brick walkway.   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. Below is a picture of the engraved plaques. There is still one plaque available if anyone interested in getting something engraved. Cost is $250.00 There are 30 spaces available. The complete plaque of thirty spaces needs to be filled before the order is placed.
A tentative date of September 1st is set for the ribbon cutting.

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.

Flood Mitigation Grant Submitted.   A grant was submitted for funds to complete repairs on the Mill Creek Flood Control Project Channel.

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.  A second grant to complete repairs is being submitted in 2018 as noted above under Flood Mitigation Grant.

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.

Growing Greener Grant
being submitted for flood protection along Everhart Street/Holden Street property that experiences problems during heavy rains and also for bank stabilization along Lidy and Mill Creek in area of Jackson Street/Almond Street to protect erosion of property.

MultiModal Transportation Fund Program
grant being submitted (1) for replacement of Walnut Street Bridge with cross streets of Heidi and Hemlock and (2) reconstruction of Grove Street.

Shredding Event 2018 – Shredding was held June 7th from 3-6 PM. Over 1000 pounds was shred. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.   1160 POUNDS OF MATERIAL SHRED

Electronics recycling day Thursday, June 7th 2018 –  no batteries will be collected
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2018 ELECTRONICS EVENT: 75 VEHICLES STOPPED BY THE EVENT. THE TRUCK WAS FULL.  A TOTAL OF 6,449 POUNDS WAS COLLECTED WHICH DOUBLED LAST YEARS AMOUNT.

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