Borough of West Pittston, Pennsylvania


~ The Garden Village ~


EST. 1857


West Pittston Borough

Address
555 Exeter Avenue
West Pittston, PA 18643

Office Hours
8:00am - 4:00pm weekdays

Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer
code-zoning@westpittstonborough.com
570-655-7782 extension 224 (or #5)

Code Officer/Zoning Officer will be in person at the borough building on Mondays and Thursday afternoons.

Phone Numbers
Main Office: 570-655-7782
Fax: 570-602-8046
Public Works: 570-655-7786
Police (non-emergency): 570-655-7780
Emergency: 911

Recycling Center
505 Delaware Avenue
Open for Recycling 8:00am to 12:00pm Saturdays
Residents can pick up recycle bins between 2-3 pm Mon.-Fri.

Borough Manager
Savino Bonita
manager@westpittstonborough.com

Borough Secretary
Gloria Kijek
secretary@westpittstonborough.com

Borough Council President
Ellen Quinn

Members
James Butera
John Hood​
Jared Jordan
Ray Judge
Bill Bohn
Ian Stevenson

Mayor
Angelo Alfano

Tax Collector
George Miller
555 Exeter Ave.
570-655-7782 ext.232

Council Meetings
First Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm in the Borough Building.

Council Work Sessions
Third Wednesday of the month unless otherwise published at 6:30pm in the Borough Building. If there are
5 Wednesdays in a month, Work Session will be on the fourth
Wednesday.

Police Chief
Michael Turner

Fire Chief
John Hood
West Pittston Hose Company #1

Public Records Officer
Savino Bonita

Welcome to West Pittston


NOTICE


There will be no curbside pick up for cardboard products which includes boxes, newspaper, junk mail, magazines, books, cereal boxes, ect. All cardboard products can be dropped off at the DPW building 505 Delaware Ave. the First and Third Saturday of each month 8am to noon.


Rain Barrel Workshop – September 24, 2022


Local residents, save the date! Learn about the environmental benefits of rain barrels. For more information, check out the flyer below.


PUBLIC NOTICE OF WEST PITTSTON BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING DATE CHANGE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Borough Council of the Borough of West Pittston has voted to change the day of their Council Meetings.  The Council meetings will now be on the First Wednesday of every Month, effective immediately. The July Council Meeting will be on Wednesday July 6, 2022 6:30 PM prevailing time.  The following are the new 2022 meeting dates. August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2 and December 7.  The meetings will be held in person in Council Chambers located at 555 Exeter Avenue, West Pittston, PA. The Borough of West Pittston does not discriminate on the basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Religion, Age, Disability or Family Status in Employment or the Provision of Services. Any person with a disability requiring special accommodation to attend this meeting should notify the Borough Secretary’s Office at 570-655-7782 as early as possible prior to the meeting. The Borough of West Pittston is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

GLORIA KIJEK
SECRETARY BOROUGH OF WEST PITTSTON


DPW Open for Dropoff


Beginning Saturday, March 5, 2022 the DPW building located at 505 Delaware Ave. will be open every First and Third Saturday of each month from 8am – 12pm for drop off of Cardboard, Newspaper and Junk Mail ONLY.


2022 Budget


Public Budget Notice


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Borough Council of the Borough of West Pittston at a meeting held on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 fixed the Tax Millage for the fiscal year 2022 at 4.2950 mills, adopted the General Fund 2022 Operating Budget in the amount of $2,910,822.00 and the Sewer Maintenance Fund 2022 Operating Budget in the amount of $604,000.00, and is on file and available for public inspection at the Office of the Borough Secretary, 555 Exeter Avenue, West Pittston, Pennsylvania, during regular office hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. prevailing time, Monday through Friday (except holidays).  The 2022 Operating Budget is also available on the West Pittston Borough Website, www.westpittstonborough.com.

The Borough of West Pittston does not discriminate on the basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Religion, Age, Disability or Family Status in Employment or the Provision of Services.

The Borough of West Pittston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Act 511 Taxes Ad


Budget Adoption Ad


Millage Ordinance Ad


Recycle


ATTENTION RESIDENTS STARTING DECEMBER 1ST NO GLASS IS ALLOWED IN YOUR RECYCABLES. IF GLASS IS IN YOUR RECYCABLES THEY WILL NOT BE PICKED UP.

The DPW will be distributing the new recycle cans. You will receive  1 per household , we will not give any additional containers to residents that we know have at least two containers in their possession ,we will continue to give out the containers until every resident has one. Please remember, that all containers are the property of West Pittston Borough and should remain at that address were they are located .

Recycling News:


RECYCLING WILL BE ON WEDNESDAYS ONLY. 


West Pittston Borough DPW Announcements

The West Pittston Borough Council and Department of Public Works urge all residents to carefully read the following information in regard to new recycling containers, trash pick-up, yard waste, leaf vacuuming, and the collection of recyclables. Our residents’ utmost cooperation is very important in maintaining a clean and attractive borough.

The borough was very fortunate to receive, through a grant, 2500 new recycling containers. These containers will be distributed at the DPW Building on a date and time which will be announced in the very near future. Residents who DO NOT already have a green borough container will be the first to get a maximum of two containers. These residents will also be asked to fill out a document listing their name and address.

The following is a perfect example of the old, yet very wise adage, “The village doesn’t make the people, the people make the village”. The borough is requiring all residents to remove all containers (trash, yard waste, recyclables, etc.) from tree lawn, road, or sidewalk within twelve hours after the collection. West Pittston’s ordinance regarding containers allows a twenty-four hour window to put containers out and removing them. If there is a viable reason for not following this ordinance (out of town, illness, physical handicap, etc.), please notify the DPW office at 570-655-7786. This ordinance will be strictly enforced, and if not obeyed, a citation will be issued followed by a fine of no less than $25 or more than $300 if the non compliance is not corrected. Residents should also be aware that yard waste and recycling  containers should not exceed thirty pounds. Recyclables should also be clean and free of any sharp objects.  The DPW workers will not collect containers that do not follow these guidelines. Residents should also be mindful that the green recycling containers are borough property and could be confiscated if guidelines are consistently ignored.

Lastly, the borough received a new leaf vacuuming truck via the same grant as the recycling containers. The initial plan is to post signs on streets to alert residents that the vacuum truck will clean leaves on a day listed on the sign. This plan will allow time to rake leaves to the edge of individual properties. When doing so, please do not block sidewalks or rake leaves over the curb onto the street. Leaves on the street could interfere with storm drains and the storm water system. The truck operator will not collect any leaf piles that contain debris (rocks, branches, etc.) that could possibly be a safety concern for the driver or the working parts of the truck. It also should be noted that the new truck may not operate on some of the more narrow streets in the borough due to it’s size. In this situation, leaves will be collected by borough employees as done in the past.

Plans and procedures for snow plowing will be announced at a later date.

We greatly appreciate the cooperation of all our residents in our overall effort to continue to keep our borough looking great. Thank you!


New Borough Ordinance: Parking on Tree Lawns


Section 1 – Definitions

“Tree Lawn” – The untraveled portion of streets lying between the road and sidewalk which abuts on any such property.

Section 2 – Regulations for Parking

The parking of any vehicles, including but not limited to recreational vehicles, trailers and recreational vehicles is strictly prohibited on any tree lawn.

Section 3 – Violation and Penalty

Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a magisterial district judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000.00 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fines and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each Section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.

Important Information


Stormwater Management (MS4) Information


View Borough Floodplain Information


Stormwater Management Ordinance Amendment


Stormwater Violation Letter


Stormwater Management Ordinance
Amendment Legal Ad


The MS4 annual report is available by request at the borough office.


The Shade Tree Commission meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the West Pittston Borough building 555 Exeter Ave. West Pittston

 

 

Contractor List


Perfect Harmony – 570-881-3087

Gashi and Sons – 570-693-5549

Keller’s Lawn and Landscaping LLC – 570-299-7240

MMR Services, Inc. – 570-209-2171

Vision Lawn and Landscaping LLC – 570-266-9326


West Pittston Borough

Address
555 Exeter Avenue
West Pittston, PA 18643

Office Hours
8:00am - 4:00pm weekdays

Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer
code-zoning@westpittstonborough.com
570-655-7782 extension 224 (or #5)

Code Officer/Zoning Officer will be in person at the borough building on Mondays and Thursday afternoons.

Phone Numbers
Main Office: 570-655-7782
Fax: 570-602-8046
Public Works: 570-655-7786
Police (non-emergency): 570-655-7780
Emergency: 911

Recycling Center
505 Delaware Avenue
Open for Recycling 8:00am to 12:00pm Saturdays
Residents can pick up recycle bins between 2-3 pm Mon.-Fri.

Borough Manager
Savino Bonita
manager@westpittstonborough.com

Borough Secretary
Gloria Kijek
secretary@westpittstonborough.com

Borough Council President
Ellen Quinn

Members
James Butera
John Hood​
Jared Jordan
Ray Judge
Bill Bohn
Ian Stevenson

Mayor
Angelo Alfano

Tax Collector
George Miller
555 Exeter Ave.
570-655-7782 ext.232

Council Meetings
First Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm in the Borough Building.

Council Work Sessions
Third Wednesday of the month unless otherwise published at 6:30pm in the Borough Building. If there are
5 Wednesdays in a month, Work Session will be on the fourth
Wednesday.

Police Chief
Michael Turner

Fire Chief
John Hood
West Pittston Hose Company #1

Public Records Officer
Savino Bonita


Sign Up for CodeRED

CodeRED is an emergency notification service that allows borough officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media regarding time-sensitive, general and emergency information. Only authorized officials have access to the CodeRED system. . Any message regarding the safety, property or welfare of the community will be disseminated using CodeRED. These include AMBER alerts, hazardous traffic or road conditions, boil water advisories, evacuation notices or community events.

For registration help, call 1-866-939-0911. Required information includes contact name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number and whether the property is a residence or business.


Police Department Website

The West Pittston Police Department has a new website. Be sure to check it often. The site is intended to help the West Pittston Police Department with its law enforcement duties. You may email tips, retrieve forms, access other law enforcement sites, or register for code red on the site.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the website please email turner@westpittstonpd.com

Crime tips may be emailed to tip@westpittstonpd.com.

Sign Up for CodeRED

CodeRED is an emergency notification service that allows borough officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media regarding time-sensitive, general and emergency information. Only authorized officials have access to the CodeRED system. . Any message regarding the safety, property or welfare of the community will be disseminated using CodeRED. These include AMBER alerts, hazardous traffic or road conditions, boil water advisories, evacuation notices or community events.

For registration help, call 1-866-939-0911. Required information includes contact name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number and whether the property is a residence or business.


Police Department Website

The West Pittston Police Department has a new website. Be sure to check it often. The site is intended to help the West Pittston Police Department with its law enforcement duties. You may email tips, retrieve forms, access other law enforcement sites, or register for code red on the site.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the website please email turner@westpittstonpd.com

Crime tips may be emailed to tip@westpittstonpd.com.

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