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SEPTEMBER 2016

     

CLARKS SUMMIT SEEKS JUNIOR COUNCIL MEMBERS:  The Borough has two junior council seats open to either high school juniors or seniors who reside in Clarks summit.  The program runs from October through May and participants are not expected to stay later than 9pm at meetings.  Those interested should submit a letter of interest to Borough Manager Virginia Kehoe at clarkssummitmanager@gmail.com or mail to Clarks Summit Borough, 304 South State Street, Clarks Summit PA  18411


The Clarks Summit Fire Company Ladies Aux is celebrating their 65th Anniversary, Congratulations!


Please see the attached news release for information on requests for gypsy moth spraying for the 2017 season.

documents\2017 Gypsy Moth Spray Story (1).docx


(Pictured above left to right:  Council President Gerrie Carey, Code Enforcement Officer Lori Harris, Borough Manager Virginia Kehoe, Treasurer Melissa Jones and Borough Secretary Jenn Basalyga) Best wishes to our Treasurer Melissa Jones on her new adventure!

 

Lackawanna County Court System Community Service Program helping clean the garden beds and mulched (May 2016)

 

Lackawanna County Court System Community Service Program helping replace the steps at Front Street Park (May 2016)

 

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The Clarks Summit Borough is seeking volunteers for the Shade Tree Commission.  Please submit letters of interest to the Borough Office.

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TREE PLANTING-What can you do to help?

Plant Trees Please!  The Shade Tree Commission can help you obtain wholesale-priced, bare root trees to plant anywhere on your property.  Bare root trees can cost more than 50% less and contain 200% more roots than the same size balled-and-burlapped trees.  Call or email Donna at the Shade Tree Commission 570-585-5535 or donnaz@comcast.net

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REMINDER TO ALL LANDLORDS:

Effective January 1, 2017 the sewer billing will be sent to the property owner.  We ask that you consider changing your rental contracts at renewal to reflect sewerage included with the cost of the rent and having all account billing changed over to your name and address at that time.  In the interim, for all property owners that have the tenants pay the sewer bill, we remind you that you can call the borough office any time Monday-Friday between 9am-3pm to stay updated on the status of any an all accounts.  Call 570-585-4801 or 570-586-9316.


Clarks Summit DPW crew removing Christmas lights in the Borough.  (January 15, 2016)

 

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Mike Fleming – LTAP Technical Support trains the DPW on PennDOT salt delivery standards and show them how to calibrate their truck’s salt spreaders.

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Clarks Summit Borough's Annual Tree Lighting, November 20, 2015.  (Pictured above left:  Councilperson David Jenkins, Judge Gibbons, Councilperson Gerrie Carey, and Officer Eric Williams.)

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Students from the Scranton State School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing deliver Thanksgiving Dinner to the staff at the Borough office.  This is their way of saying thank you for the services the community provides the school and it’s students.


Congratulations!  Clarks Summit is one of the safest cities in Pennsylvania according to the 2015 Safest Cities in Pennsylvania Report!

SafeWise combined data from recent FBI Crime Reports with their own research to create a list of the 50 Safest Cities in Pennsylvania.

For the complete listing click on the link below:

http://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-Pennsylvania-2015


TENTATIVE 2016 CLARKS SUMMIT BOROUGH PAVING LIST

100 Block of Claremont Avenue, Center Street- from Marion to Electric, Linden Street, Parker Street, Summit Avenue-Hallstead to Earl, Division Street, 600 Block of Gladiola, Columbia Avenue-Clark Avenue to Waverly Avenue, 300 Block of Main Avenue.  Crack sealing on Timber Lane.

Paving by Water Company:

Melrose Avenue-Nichols Street to Hallstead Street, Marion Street-Center to Powell Avenue, Carnation Circle

**The Borough is seeking residents to join the Public Works Committee in making final decisions for 2016 paving.  Please call 570-586-9316 M-F, 9am-3pm.  Thank you


SKATES, SKATEBOARDS, ROLLERBLADES, COASTERS, SLEDS AND OTHER TOY VEHICLES:

It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in roller-skating, skateboarding, rollerblading or to ride or propel any coaster or other toy vehicle upon any street except in order to cross the roadway and it is unlawful to use them on any sidewalk located in a business district in the Clarks Summit Borough.

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Please do not put yard debris into stormwater system or creeks, it causes blockages and floodingThank you Penny Mason for the photography.

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POSTING ON TELEPHONE POLES CAN POSE A SAFETY PROBLEM

Attaching items like yard sale or garage sale fliers, signs, posters can puncture critical line workers safety gear.

State law makes it a summary offense to drive a nail or tack into, or attach any metal or hard substance on, an electric utility pole. 

Please do not attach any signs to the poles without permission.  Thank you.


Attached please find a brief article on imposters posing as utility workers.

documents\Imposters Article_10-2014FINAL (1).docx

Melanie R. Horvath
Manager, Government and Regulatory Affairs
Pennsylvania American Water Company
800 West Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, PA  17033
Telephone: 717.520.4604


The Clarks Summit Borough

has a property that they would

like to sell. 

It is a “legally non-conforming”

property in an R-2 zone. 

Following is information about a

legally non-conforming lot.

For more information please

contact the Clarks Summit

Borough office M-F 9am-3pm,

at 570-586-9316


ALWAYS REMEMBER TO BUCKLE YOUR SEATBELT FOR SAFETY

IT'S THE LAW!


Department of Environmental Protection contact info:

www.depweb.state.pa.us

PO Box 2063 Harrisburg PA 17105

717-787-1323


1151 Oak Street, Pittston, PA 18640-3726
Phone:570-655-5581  FAX:570-654-5137
www.nepa-alliance.org


REMEMBER to clear out storm swales/gutters before next rain

Abington Regional Wastewater Authority Brochure

www.abingtonwastewater.org


ATTENTION: ALL HOUSES NEED TO HAVE STREET NUMBERS CLEARLY DISPLAYED

http://www.abcofire.com/blog/2011/01/the-importance-of-house-numbers-for-emergency-vehicles/


Reminder

Be considerate of your neighbors when using yard equipment

NOTICE:

DO NOT PUT YARD DEBRIS INTO STORM WATER SYSTEM OR CREEKS-IT CAUSES BLOCKAGES AND FLOODING


YARD SALES REQUIRE PERMITS

Please call CEO Lori Harris or visit the Borough building to get a permit


The Borough of Clarks Summit is looking for volunteers for odd jobs around our community.

Call Patrick Williams at 587-5567


When you're washing your car in the driveway, remember you're not just washing your car in the driveway.

All the soap, scum, and oily grit run along the curb. Then into the storm drain and directly into our lakes, streams, and coastal waters including the Chesapeake Bay. And that causes pollution which is unhealthy for fish. So how do you know avoid this whole mess? Easy. Wash your car on grass or gravel instead of on the street. Or better yet, take it to a car wash where the water gets treated and recycled.

Notice from PP&L

Please do not post signs on telephone poles.

It weakens the poles and poses injury hazards. State law makes it a summary offense to drive a nail or tack, or attach any metal or hard substance, into an electric utility pole.

PP&L Electric Utilities will take down any unauthorized signs on its poles and could take legal action if necessary.

If you have put a sign on one of their poles, kindly please take it down.

Recycle Your Old Fridge and Get $35

For a FREE pickup, call 1.877.270.3522 or visit www.pplelectric.com/recycle

The Abington Area Joint Recreation Board's Earth Camp was a huge success! 

Please visit www.hillsidepark.net for further information on the camps.


Hillside Park has a pavilion that is available to rent for your special occasions.

The Pavilion Use Agreement is available by clicking here.  Please call Lori at 570-585-4811

for additional information. www.hillsidepark.net

ABINGTON HEIGHTS SCHOOL DISTRICT

Visit the web site www.ahsd.org.


ABINGTON BUSINESS and PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

Please visit www.theabingtons.org for a list of events or call the Abington Business and Professional Association
at 570-587-9045.


ABINGTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY

We have more than 84,000 books, DVD's, CD's, magazines, and talking books for all ages, with free reference service to help you find the best resources.

NEW To the Abingtons? Not new?

FREE WI-FI Internet Services! Free computers with Microsoft products installed

LIBRARY HOURS
9 AM - 9 PM Monday thru Friday
9 AM - 5PM Saturday
2 PM - 5 PM Sunday

We're always open at www.lclshome.org/abington where you can access free downloadable talking books and E-books.


ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

ELAN GARDENS, VENARD ROAD

Last Tuesday of every month from 7-8pm

Call:  Rota Fenton 570-586-0179 for more information.


Lackawanna County Newsletter

Please  visit www.lackawannacounty.org to read.


 SCRANTON -ABINGTON PLANNING ASSOCIATION


1151 Winola Rd
S Abington Twp, PA 18411
570- 586-8996

DIRECTIONS

 Please visit the Abington Senior Center web site for additional information at www.telespond.org/asc


Please clean up after your pets as per Borough Ordinance! 

Be a responsible pet owner!  Click here to view Ordinance 2001-08

All animals are illegal to run at large.


UPSTAIRS THRIFT

The new thrift ship at the Comm!

Hours:  Wed-Fri 10am-4pm

Saturday 10am-1pm

Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, Waverly pa

*donations are welcome of clean, gently-used clothing, shoes, household children's toys & books, jewelry & accessories, small appliances, occasional furniture pieces and lighting.  Please no electronics or adult books.  Leave inside the back door of the Comm, between the garage doors.

Thank you and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/upstairsthrift~


PLEASE JOIN US!
The Clarks Summit Volunteer Fire Company
on the third Sunday of every month!
ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST!
8:00 AM to 12:30 PM


What's happening in Northeastern Pennsylvania?  Please visit http://www.HappeningsMagazinePA.com 

 

The Clarks Summit Borough recently installed all new parking meters throughout the town.  These new meters now cost .25 cents per half hour with a two hour limit.  Please note that the new meters ONLY TAKE QUARTERS.  Thank you very much for your cooperation!


A Federally Funded Sidewalk Installation Project is being considered for North State Street in the Clarks Summit Borough.  In order to qualify, each household within the project area must complete a survey form.  Please click on the link below for more information.  Thank you

documents\Clarks Summit Notification Letter (1).pdf

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PPL Electric Utilities will be around the Clarks Summit Borough performing tree trimming and clearing work. Trees are the leading cause of storm-related power outages, so this work is a key part of the increasing reliability across their system.  There will be herbicide application done on and around Carol Drive.  This will be done in the PPL right of way, in their easement.  For more information visit www.pplelectric.com/vegetation

Thank you


BRUSH PICKUP IN THE CLARKS SUMMIT BOROUGH

From April through September monthly pickup of brush will be done by the Borough's Department of Public Works.  Brush must be left on the yard (not in the street or storm swales) at the edge of the property and cut to manageable size.  Only brush cut by the property owner will be removed.  If you hire a service to trim your trees or brush, they must remove the brush themselves.  We apologize but we cannot schedule or guarantee a time for pickup.  It will occur monthly as the crew has time in between projects.  Thank you.


COMMUNITY CLASSROOM FALL 2016 BOUGHT TO YOU BY THE GATHERING PLACE

REGISTER NOW FOR FALL CLASSES

at www.GatheringPlaceCS.org

Construction of the Gathering Place is underway.  It will be home to the Community Classroom, and a venue for local artists and community groups to learn, create and share their talents and knowledge in a welcoming atmosphere.

GatheringPlaceCS@gmail.com for information


SUMMIT WRESTLING CLUB REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Please visit the website at summitwrestling.com

Registration night is Tuesday, September 20th from 6-8pm in the high school lobby.


COUNTRYSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH

FREE "THE BRASS MAJORS" CONCERT

Friday, September 23rd at 7pm

14011 Orchard Drive

570-587-3206 or www.countryside-church.org


"GATHERING AT THE GRILL"

STATE STREET GRILL FUNDRAISER FOR THE GATHERING PLACE

Monday, September 26th from 5:30-7:30


BLOOD DRIVE SCHEDULED AT WAVERLY COMM

The Waverly Community House will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive

Saturday, October 1st from 10:30am-3:30pm

Walk ins are welcome, if you would like to schedule your donation for a specific time, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or call the main office at the Waverly Community House at 570-586-8191 ext 2.


FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT

SALEM TOWNSHIP BUILDING,

ROUTE 590 IN HAMLIN

October 1st from 8am-Noon or until the dumpster is filled

This is an Eagle Scout project for Dalton Buckman of Troop 102.


ROTARY'S "TASTE OF THE ABINGTONS"

Sunday, October 2nd from 2pm-5pm

Ramada, Clarks Summit $35 per person

See Leah Rudolph for tickets at the Abington Community Library


THE GATHERING PLACE FUNDRAISER

Talbot's Shop & Support Fundraiser

Wednesday, October 5, from 5pm-7pm


COUNTRYSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH

PIZZA SALE

Saturday, October 8th, Orders by October 2nd

11am-1pm pick up

12011 Orchard Drive, 570-587-3206


CLARKS SUMMIT FIRE COMPANY #1

321 BEDFORD STREET, CLARKS SUMMIT

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, October 15th from 10am-2pm

Live demonstrations, fire extinguisher use, fire truck rides, tours of trucks, tours of fire house, meet and greet members, school classroom contests, Commonwealth Health, County Sheriff K-9, PA ambulance, Lackawanna County SWAT, Scranton fire smoke house, FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!


AUDREY THOMAS MEMORIAL COUNTRY CHRISTMAS FAIR

CLARKS SUMMIT UMC

Saturday, October 15th from 10am-4pm

1310 Morgan Highway

Over 40 vendors quality crafts, baked goods, pick your own cookie booth, lunch is available.

Show Admission $1.00, Children 12 and under free


THE COMMUNITY CLASSROOM

THE GATHERING PLACE

PRESENTS "WATERWAYS OF NEPA"

Monday, October 17th from 7-8:30pm

Donations accepted

For more information visit www.GatheringPlaceCS.ORG

Mr. McGurl will present an overview of the Lackawanna River and its tributaries, detailing efforts to revitalize it and future goals to preserve the heart of our valley.  Learn how each of us can help to ensure that our waterways continue to add to the beauty and well being of our area.


THE FIRST ANNUAL BELIN FILM FESTIVAL

The F. Lammot Belin Arts Foundation at the Waverly Community House presents the film festival

The Festival runs October 14th through October 16th. 

For more information on the Belin Film Festival, visit the website:  belinfestival.com; Visit Facebook.com/bff16; or call Alexandra MacNamara at 570-862-1743


ABINGTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY WITH THE LACKAWANNA/SUSQUEHANNA OFFICE OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL PROGRAMS

Will take back unused and expired medications for humans and pets.  Disposal is free, anonymous, and will be supervised by the Clarks Summit Police Department. 

Also, relieve stress with out meds by having a chair massage, compliments of Body & Soul Therapeutic Massage, $1 a minute, minimum five minutes, to benefit the Library

Free refreshments compliments of the Rotary Club of the Abingtons

October 22nd at the library from 10am-2pm


CLARKS SUMMIT FIRE COMPANY AND AUXILIARY

ROAST BEEF DINNER

Saturday, October 22nd from 4pm-7pm at the Fire House

Eat in or Take out, tickets available now Adults $13.00 with presale for $12.00, children ages 4-12 $6, 3 years and under are free.


HILLSIDE PARK HAS A WEBSITE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT COMMUNITY EVENTS HAPPENING AT THE PARK WHICH IS LOCATED AT PA ROUTE 307, AT 1188 WINOLA ROAD

www.hillsidepark.net


THE ABINGTON AREA COMMUNITY CLASSROOM

THE GATHERING PLACE

gathering place

Any questions please call 570-563-2402 or 570-954-6650, or visit www.GatheringPlaceCS.org


TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

NEW KINDERGARTEN READINESS PROGRAM

For more information please call 570-587-1088 or visit www.trinitylutherancs.com


SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING FOR THE RESIDENTS IN THE BOROUGH OF CLARKS SUMMIT 

Residents are able to recycle paper/cardboard and comingled together! Every week the combined recyclables will be picked up at curbside. 

 If you choose to use your own garbage can,  please make sure it is clearly labeled for recycling.  We do have recycling stickers at the Borough Office located at 304 South State Street. 

J.P Mascaro will recycle all plastics that have a recycling symbol 1-7, junk mail, magazines, office grade paper, newspapers, corrugated cardboard, food boxes, glass and aluminum. 

 Borough Office hours are from 9-3pm Monday-Friday.  For more information call 570-586-9316 or JP Mascaro 1-800-243-7575


CLARKS SUMMIT SEWER BILLING

Clarks Summit Borough took over the sewer billing process in October 2013.  The billing will be quarterly with a monthly payment option.  Home owners will receive a quarterly invoice.  On the bottom of the invoice there will be three detachable perforations.  The first perforation on the bottom left of the invoice will be labeled "Payment #1" and this will be for the residents who choose to pay amount listed for the full quarter.  If you choose the quarterly payment, you will not need to use the other two perforations on the invoice.  For residents who choose to continue with monthly payments, we ask that residents return each payment stub with their monthly payment by the 20th of each month.

  In an effort to make payments more convenient for our residents, we have added ACH (automatic payment) which allows home owners to have the sewer bill automatically deducted from their bank account quarterly or monthly.  In addition, home owners can also access the online credit card payment option which will accept payments from Visa, Mastercard and Discover card.

Residents continue to have the option to pay by using the Borough Drop Box located next to the front door of the Borough Building at 304 S. State Street.  Residents can mail the payment into the Borough, and as always cash is accepted at the Borough Office which is on the second floor of the Borough Building at 304 South State Street, Clarks Summit, PA  18411.

For more information feel free to call the Borough Office at 570-586-9316, M-F, 9am-3pm.