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MAY 2016

     

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

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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 

 

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.


ABINGTON AREA COMMUNITY CLASSROOM SPRING 2016 CLASS SCHEDULE

The Gathering Place for Community Arts and Education

Visit www.GatheringPlaceCS.org

or contact GatheringPlaceCS@gmail.com for information


ABINGTON JR COMETS FOOTBALL AND CHEER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Please visit www.abingtonjuniorcomets.com


A BUTTERFLY TO REMEMBER

AN ASERA CARE MEMORIAL EVENT

May 22nd at 3pm

RSVP by May 20th

Saint Gabriel's Monastery, 631 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp

Reflections, Refreshments, Music and Butterflies

For more information please call 570-586-4573


VFW POST 7069

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Monday, May 30th

Starts at 11am


CHICKEN BARBECUE

CLARKS GREEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

June 4, 2016 from Noon - 6pm

$10 for adults and $5 for children


NATIONAL RUNNING CENTER ALONG WITH THE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL COMMITTEE 5 K RUN FOR KIDS TO BENEFIT THE GATHERING PLACE

The festival and race is being held Saturday, June 18th

The 5k run/walk begins at 9am and should conclude within an hour.  Kids fun run will follow at approx. 10:15am.


ADULT DRAWING CLASSES AT THE WAVERLY COMM

"Intro to Drawing for Adults"

6 week introduction to drawing using the basic techniques of line, shape, value and perspective.

The 90 minute class will be offered on Wednesdays, beginning May 18th and will run through June 22nd from 6-7:30pm in the Scout Room.  $85 fee includes all supplies.

For more information call 570-586-8191 or visit www.waverlycomm.org for visit Waverly Community House on Facebook.


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF CLARKS SUMMIT-FREE CONCERT

Patriotic Concert with Civil War Band

May 20th 7pm


ARMED FORCES TO BE HONORED ON ARMED FORCES DAY

MAY 21st

The Armed Forces Day Parade will take place on Saturday, May 21st starting at 11am at the Gino Merli Veterans Center on Vince Street and Penn Avenue in Scranton. 


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ABINGTON COUNCIL 6611

Knight at the Races

Saturday, May 21st at St. Patrick's church Hall, 205 Main Street in Nicholson

Doors open at 6pm, 1st race at 7pm

Call 570-586-1566 or 570-878-7210


A BUTTERFLY TO REMEMBER

AN ASERA CARE MEMORIAL EVENT

Please join in a honoring your loved one with a butterfly release.

May 22, 2016 at 3pm

Saint Gabriel's Monastery, 631 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Township

This is an opportunity for personal reflection.  Butterflies to be released in honor and memory of the loved ones we have lost.  Light refreshments will be served.  Live music. 


ANNUAL COMM CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT WAVERLY COMM

The Waverly Community House will hold its 20th Annual Comm Classic Golf Tournament

Friday, May 27th at Stonehedge Country Club in Tunkhannock, PA

Registration fee is $150.  Registration begins at Noon with a 1:30pm shotgun start.  Friends and family may join the golfers afterward for cocktails and dinner $50 per person.


MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND SERVICES

Monday, May 30th

Abington Memorial Post 7069, Veterans of Foreign Wars

The parade begins at 11am and will end at the VFW Post Home where a Memorial Service will be conducted.  


THE ABINGTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY PRESENTS

STORY WALK AND STORY SONGS

Hillside Park Saturday, June 4th

10am-1pm and it's FREE!


FOREVER YOUNG KIDS FISHING DERBY

Saturday, June 11th

Check in at 8am, Derby starts at 9am

Awards and prizes are from Noon -1pm

Register online or pre-register at Abington Community Library starting May 27th


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.