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FEBRUARY 2016

     

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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Any Clarks Summit Borough resident interested in volunteering on any of the Borough's boards or committees should contact the office by December 24, 2015 at 570-586-9316.  Thank you in advance.


    

                         

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, Junction Street, 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

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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

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NOTICE:

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

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YARD SALES REQUIRE PERMITS

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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

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

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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.

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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.


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 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.

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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 

 

There is no overnight parking in the Clarks Summit Borough from November 1st through March 31st between the hours of 11pm and 7am.  Thank you

images\2000-01 Motor Vehicles and Traffic (1).pdf (please refer to section 406.1)


VOLUNTARY ACTION CENTER AT THE WAVERLY COMM TO OFFER FREE TAX PREPS FOR SENIORS

Free tax information and preparation to people who are 60 years of age or older through the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program (TCE) which is sponsored by the IRS.  Tax preparation is done by appointment only.  Appointments can be made by calling the Voluntary Action Center beginning in mid-January at 570-347-5616.


NEW FITNESS CLASSES OFFERED AT THE WAVERLY COMMUNITY HOUSE

High intensity interval training classes that can be modified to any fitness level

Tuesday and Thursdays from 7:30-8:15am

Wednesday and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:15pm

Saturday from 8:30 to 9:15pam

Classes are held in the gym at the Comm

for more information contact jackiek724@gmail.com


REGISTRATION FOR ABINGTON AREA GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE

Begins Monday, January 11th and runs through February 15th

Register at AAGSL.ORG


THE WAVERLY COMMUNITY HOUSE

"TOTS AND TODDLERS MUSIC"

Infants and Toddlers-ages 6 months to 5 years old:  Wednesdays at 5:45pm beginning January 13th and Saturdays at 11:30am beginning January 16th.

Toddlers-ages 3-5 years old: On Fridays at 9:15am beginning January 15th

Infants and Toddlers-ages 6 months to 2 years old:  On Fridays at 10am beginning January 15th. 

Classes take place in the Scout Room and the fee is $55 for the six-week session


  THE WAVERLY COMMUNITY HOUSE

"SIGN AND SING"

Beginning American Sign Language Instruction for parents wishing to use ASL to communicate with their hearing child. 

Saturday mornings for six weeks, with 60 minute sessions that use songs and games to teach sign language.

Classes begin at 9:30 on Saturday, January 16th in the After School Room

The cost is $65 for the sex week series and includes take home materials


REHEARSALS FOR THE WALLY GORDON COMMUNITY SINGERS

Begins on Tuesday nights

January 19th at 7:30pm (for one hour)

Clarks Summit United Methodist Church

Theme:  "Disney"


"ART WITH ALEX" AT THE WAVERLY COMM

Foundation Drawing and Painting:  Beginning Thursday, January 21st, a six week program for children ages 6 and older from 4pm-5pm.  The fee for the class is $60 which includes materials


DYSLEXIA:  MAKING IT PERSONAL

February 3rd at 2 & 6 pm

Summit University of Pennsylvania

SummitU.edu/events

Summit University


WAVERLY COMM FAMILY VALENTINE'S PARTY

The Waverly Community House will once again host its annual Family Valentine's Open House Workshop for children of all ages. Valentine's crafts, card making games, cookie decorating, light refreshments and lots of fun.

February 6, 2016 from 10:30am-Noon

$5 donation per family


GLOBAL MINISTRY CONFERENCE:  BUILDING BRIDGES AND BREAKING WALLS

February 8-10th

Summit University of Pennsylvania

SummitU.edu/events

Summit University


CHURCH OF THE EPIPHANY IN GLENBURN

PANCAKE SUPPER

February 9th from 5-7pm

570-563-1564


CROSSROADS CHURCH

LENTEN GATHERING

Wednesday, February 10th at 7pm

312 South State Street, Clarks Summit


SPANISH CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AT THE WAVERLY COMM

6 week classes will be held on Thursday afternoons in the Scout Room

Beginning February 11, 2016 from 3:30pm to 4:14pm for ages 5-10.


CVS IN CLARKS SUMMIT DRUG TAKE BACK

Thursday, February 11th from 2-7pm

Please bring unused or expired medication to the event for proper disposal

A Clarks Summit Police Officer will be present at the event. 

No needles, inhalers, or liquid medications please.


SOCIAL SECURITY QUESTIONS ANSWERED AT THE WAVERLY COMM

Learn what you need to know about changes for 2016, how to chart your social security plan and manage your money. 

February 11th at 6:30pm

Constance Reynolds Belin Room

Free to the public


TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH BLOOD DRIVE

To honor those of the Abingtons in active military

During the Ice Festival, Saturday 2/13 from 11am-4pm

205 West Grove Street


THE 12TH ANNUAL CLARKS SUMMIT FESTIVAL OF ICE "FROZEN FRONTIER"

"THE WILD WEST INVADES CLARKS SUMMIT"

February 12-15

~Live Ice Carvings

~Over 50 Ice Sculptures

~Live Music

~Parade on Friday

~Free Admission and Parking

visit:  www.theabingtons.org for more information


"THE PARAMOUNTS" AT DUFFY'S COFFEE SHOP

February 14, 2016 during the Ice Festival 1-3pm

They are an oldies rock & roll doowop band!


TRINITY EARLY EDUCATION CENTER

OPEN HOUSE

Monday, February 22nd from 6pm-7:30pm

Trinity Early Learning Center at Trinity Lutheran Church, 205 West Grove Street, Clarks Summit


CLARKS SUMMIT BOROUGH

PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT STORMWATER POLLUTION

6:30pm at the Clarks Summit Borough Building, Council Chambers

February 23, 2016

Meeting Outline:

What is stormwater runoff?

Why is stormwater runoff a problem?

What can/is the Federal/State/Local Government doing to help?

What can I do to help?


ANATOMY OF UPSET

WAVERLY COMM

Thursday, February 25th from 6:30-7:45pm

The Waverly Community House in the Constance Reynolds Belin Room

Free to the public


SPRING COLLEGE DAYS

February 25-27th

Summit University of Pennsylvania

SummitU.edu/events

Summit University


THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST

February 25-27 at 7:30pm

Summit University of Pennsylvania

SummitU.edu/events

Summit University


THE ANNUAL ROTARY CLUB OF THE ABINGTONS PASTA DINNER

2/28 from 1-5pm

Abington Heights High School Cafeteria

Take outs available, $10 for adults, $5 for children under 6


SCRANTON UNICO HONORS DR. A. GIALLORENZI

2/27th at 6pm at Fiorelli's

Reservations call 570-558-8516


HEALTHY NUTRITION

WAVERLY COMM

Thursday, March 31st from 6:30-7:45pm

The Waverly Community House in the Constance Reynolds Belin Room

Free to the public


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.