The Clarks Summit Borough and Police Department want to thank the community for
their donations to the Toys for Tots program. Clarks Summit Police Officer
Eric Williams and Chief of Police Chris Yarns displaying the toys which will be
given out to the needy in our area. Thank you again for all of your
donations and kindness.
Clarks Summit Borough Council is
inviting CPA's and Auditing Firms to submit a bid for the 2016
Audit of the Clarks Summit Borough Funds. Please contact
Virginia Kehoe at 570-585-4800 for additional information.
November 17, 2016
DEP Finds Record Radon Level in Home, Encourages All
Pennsylvania Residents to Test for This Radioactive Gas
September 2016: Council President Gerrie Carey, Troop 160
Boy Scout Trevor Sablan and Council Vice President Herman
Johnson. Trevor Sablan and about 25 volunteers from Boy
Scout Troop 160 met at Clarks Summit-Abington Area Veteran's
Park on October 22, 2016 to clean up and beautify the area.
This was Trevor's Eagle Scout project.
Boy Scout Troop #160 volunteers helping Trevor Sablan with his
Eagle Scout project at Veteran's Park, October 2016.
November 3, 2016: Doug
Craig, Jr. Vice Commander, John Wettstein, Sr. Vice
Commander, Michael McClane, Quartermaster/Adjutant, Don
Jones, Commander, Herman Johnson, Mayor, Patrick Williams,
Counclman. Presentation of $500 donation to Veteran's
Please feel free to bring in a toy for the "Toys for Tots" program.
There is a box in both the Borough Office and the Police Department, located at 304 South State Street, Clarks Summit. (pictured Ofc. Orzalek and Chief Yarns) Please new, unwrapped toys only. For more information you can call Ofc. Eric Williams at 570-587-3026 or visit the Toys for Tots web page at www.toysfortots.org
November 4, 2016: Scranton State School
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Turkey Dinner
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)
The Clarks Summit Borough is seeking
volunteers for the Shade Tree Commission. Please submit
letters of interest to the Borough Office.
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
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)
Mike Fleming – LTAP Technical Support trains the DPW on PennDOT salt
delivery standards and show them how to calibrate their truck’s salt
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.)
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
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
TENTATIVE 2016 CLARKS SUMMIT BOROUGH PAVING
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.
Please do not put yard debris into
stormwater system or creeks, it causes blockages and flooding.
Thank you Penny Mason for the
POSTING ON TELEPHONE POLES CAN POSE A SAFETY
Attaching items like yard sale or garage sale
fliers, signs, posters can puncture critical line workers safety
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
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
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,
ALWAYS REMEMBER TO BUCKLE YOUR SEATBELT FOR SAFETY
IT'S THE LAW!
Department of Environmental Protection contact info:
Box 2063 Harrisburg PA 17105
1151 Oak Street, Pittston, PA 18640-3726
REMEMBER to clear out storm swales/gutters before next rain
Abington Regional Wastewater Authority
HOUSES NEED TO HAVE STREET NUMBERS CLEARLY DISPLAYED
Be considerate of your neighbors when using yard
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
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
Recycle Your Old Fridge and Get $35
For a FREE pickup, call 1.877.270.3522 or visit
The Abington Area Joint Recreation Board's Earth Camp was a huge
www.hillsidepark.net for further
information on the camps.
Hillside Park has a pavilion that is available to rent for your special
The Pavilion Use Agreement is available by
clicking here. Please call
Lori at 570-585-4811
for additional information.
ABINGTON HEIGHTS SCHOOL DISTRICT
Visit the web site
ABINGTON BUSINESS and PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
www.theabingtons.org for a list
of events or call the Abington Business and Professional Association
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
NEW To the Abingtons? Not new?
Internet Services! Free computers with Microsoft products installed
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
ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP
ELAN GARDENS, VENARD ROAD
Last Tuesday of every month
Call: Rota Fenton
570-586-0179 for more information.
-ABINGTON PLANNING ASSOCIATION
1151 Winola Rd
S Abington Twp, PA 18411
visit the Abington Senior Center web site for additional information at
Please clean up after your pets as per Borough Ordinance!
Be a responsible pet owner!
Click here to view Ordinance
animals are illegal to run at large.
The new thrift ship
at the Comm!
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
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