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 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:
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.
Please do not put yard debris into stormwater system or creeks, it causes blockages and flooding.Thank you Penny Mason for the photography.
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.
Melanie R. Horvath
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:
PO Box 2063 Harrisburg PA 17105
1151 Oak Street, Pittston, PA 18640-3726
REMEMBER to clear out storm swales/gutters before next rain
ATTENTION: ALL HOUSES NEED TO HAVE STREET NUMBERS CLEARLY DISPLAYED
Be considerate of your neighbors when using yard equipment
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 $35For 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
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
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.
1151 Winola Rd
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.
The new thrift ship at the Comm!
Hours: Wed-Fri 10am-4pm
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!
What's happening in Northeastern Pennsylvania? Please visit http://www.HappeningsMagazinePA.com
Trash/Recycling pickup will be delayed by one day this week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Thank you
Leaf pickup will continue through Wednesday, November 25th. If the weather cooperates and there is still a need, the DPW will continue after the holdiay.
Please be sure to rake the leaves to the edge of your property.Please do not rake leaves into the swales as they will clog the storm drain. This causes blockages and flooding issues.
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
THE CLARKS SUMMIT BOROUGH IS ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR "FEED A FRIEND" AND "TOYS FOR TOTS"
The donation collection box for "Feed a Friend" is located in Loughney Hall (2nd floor of Borough Building)
The donation collection box for "Toys for Tots" is located in the Police Department (basement floor of Borough Building)
Thank you for all of your support!
WREATH MAKING WITH ABBY PECK
Waverly Community House
Friday, December 4th 9am-2pm
THE WINTER CONCERT OF THE WALLY GORDON COMMUNITY SINGERS
Sunday, December 6th at 6pm
Clarks Summit United Methodist church
9TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY COOKIE WALK
Saturday, December 12th 10am-noon
Clarks Summit Fire Company, 321 Bedford Street, Clarks Summit
$8 per pound
COUNTRYSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH CHRISTMAS CANTATA
Saturday, December 12th - 2 performances 1:30pm and 4:00pm
14011 Orchard Drive
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
The Waverly Community House
Saturday, December 12th 10am
HOLIDAY FILM FESTIVAL
The Waverly Community House
Saturday, December 12th noon-3:30
Free to the public
Comm auditorium and Scout Room
WELLNESS THROUGH MIND-BODY INTEGRATION
Thursday, January 28th from 6:30-7:30pm
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
THE ABINGTON AREA COMMUNITY CLASSROOM
FALL 2015 CLASS LIST AVAILABLE
brought to you by
THE GATHERING PLACE
Any questions please call 570-563-2402 or 570-954-6650, or visitwww.GatheringPlaceCS.org
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
NEW KINDERGARTEN READINESS PROGRAM
For more information please call 570-587-1088 or visitwww.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.