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

Phone Numbers
Main Office: 570-655-7782
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

Borough Manager
Savino Bonita
manager@westpittstonborough.com

Borough Secretary
Gloria Kijek
secretary@westpittstonborough.com

Borough Council President
Ellen Quinn

Members
James Butera
John Hood​
Barry Hosier
Ray Judge
Bill Bohn
Ian Stevenson

Mayor
Barry D. Hosier

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

Council Meetings
First Tuesday 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.

Police Chief
Michael Turner

Fire Chief
John Hood
West Pittston Hose Company #1

Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer
Alan J. Brezinski
code-zoning@westpittstonborough.com

Public Records Officer
Savino Bonita

Welcome to West Pittston


GRATULATIONS TO THE NEW WEST PITTSTON BOROUGH MAYOR
🎉 BARRY D. HOSIER 🎉


Important Recycle Date Change & Holiday Information:


THERE WILL BE NO RECYLE PICK UP THE WEEK OF THANSGIVING NOV. 23 TO NOV. 27

THE DPW AND ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENTS WILL BE CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY
AND THE DAY AFTER. NOV. 26 AND 27.

LAST DAY OF YARD PICK UP IS DEC. 1, 2020.



Council Meetings
WEST PITTSTON BOROUGH
VIRTUAL MEETING NOTICE


All upcoming council meetings and work sessions will use the following info for public participation.

To join, please call 1-844-855-4444 pin#1504199.


Recycling News:


Curbside Recycling Pick Up will now be every Thursday beginning July 30, 2020.

UPDATE ON CONSTRUCTION WORK IN BOROUGH DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS


Please click here for important information regarding construction work in the Borough during the COVID-19 crisis.

CENSUS 2020


Borough residents should have received a mailing this past week for the 2020 Census. It is encouraged to respond online or by phone. If you did not receive one respond online by going to www.My2020Census.GOV We encourage everyone to respond because this data covers over 300 federal programs that matter to everyone such as SNAP,CHIP, Medicaid, Free Lunch Programs for Schools, just to name a few. Thank You.

COVID-19 INFORMATION


The Mayor and council ask that each and every resident of West Pittston Borough (young and old) follow all directives from the Center for Disease Control(CDC)and the Pennsylvania Department of Health when it comes to the COVID-19 crisis. Thank you for your cooperation. Stay safe and please practice social distancing. Thank you.

For more information, please visit http://www.cdc.gov or
http://www.health.pa.gov.

DPW CLOSURE

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE STARTING THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020, THE DPW FACILITY LOCATED AT 505 DELAWARE AVENUE WILL BE CLOSED AND WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING THE DROP OFF OF RECYCLING MATERIALS DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS CRISIS.  CURBSIDE PICK UP OF RECYCLABLES WILL CONTINUE AS SCHEDULED, WHICH IS THE FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH.  ANYONE HAVING ANY QUESTIONS IS ASKED TO CALL THE DPW FACILIYT AT 570-655-7786.

 WEST PITTSTON BOROUGH GOVERNMENT WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING DURING THESE RECENT EVENTS.

Residents – most importantly all recycling must be clean and free of residuals, all cardboard boxes must be broken down and placed into one box for easy pickup, because of the present COID-19 situation these rules must be strictly followed, the safety of our men is of the upmost importance, if these rules are not followed your recycling will not be picked up.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

MODIFIED PUBLIC ACCESS TO BOROUGH OFFICES

MODIFIED AND LIMITED PUBLIC ACCESS TO WEST PITTSTON BOROUGH GOVERNMENT OFFICES DUE TO EVENTS OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS CRISIS

THE FOLLOWING LIMITED PUBLIC ACCESS TO BOROUGH GOVERNMENT OFFICES WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE IN DEALING WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS:

ANYONE WISHING TO MAKE ANY SEWER PAYMENTS IS ASKED TO PLACE YOUR PAYMENTS IN THE WVSA DROP BOX LOCATED IN THE FRONT OF THE BOROUGH BUILDING, OR BY US MAIL TO THE WVSA MAIN OFFICE AT 179 SOUTH WYOMING AVENUE, KINGSTON, PA 18704-3705. ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK WITH SOMEONE FROM THE WVSA CONCERNING QUESTIONS WITH THEIR BILLS OR PAYMENTS IS ASKED TO CALL THE WVSA MAIN OFFICE AT (570) 820-9872.

ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK WITH SOMEONE IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE BOROUGH OFFICES OR NEEDS TO DO BOROUGH BUSINESS CAN DO SO IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING WAYS; BY CALLLING (570) 655-7782, OR BY EMAIL TO THE FOLLOWING EMAIL ADDRESSES: BOROUGH COUNCIL BUSINESS, secretary@westpittstonborough.com, ADMINITSTRATION BUSINESS, manager@westpittstonborough.com, CODE ENFORCEMENT AND ZONING BUSINESS, code-zoning@westpittstonborough.com, THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS BY CALLING (570) 655-7786, THE BOROUGH WEBSITE, www.westpittstonborough.com.

THERE WILL BE NO RECYCLING DROP OFFS ALLOWED ON SATURDAY MORNINGS AT THE DPW FACILITY UNTIL FURHTER NOTICE. CURBSIDE PICK UP OF RECYCLABLES WILL CONTINUE AS SCHEDULED.

WEST PITTSTON BOROUGH GOVERNMENT WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE IN ADVANCE FOR BEING UNDERSTANDING DURING THESE RECENT EVENTS IN ORDER TO LIMIT PUBLIC CONTACT WITH INDIVIDUALS IN ORDER TO PROTECT AND SAFEGUARD THE HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS.

REGARDING MDJ-11-2-01 DISTRICT COURT, PLEASE CONTACT THEIR OFFICE AT (570) 655-0177.

From the Office of the Tax Collector

UPDATED NEWS: To all residents of West Pittston our Tax Collector George Miller is requesting that payment be made by check or money order via the U.S. Mail To: West Pittston Borough 555 Exeter Ave. Attn: George Miller. Please do not come to the Borough Building during this emergency to make a payment. Thank You.


Borough Announcements


All Parks Are Closed Until Further Notice.

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!


🎉🎆👏CONGRATULATIONS WYOMING AREA WARRIORS – 3A DIVISION STATE CHAMPIONS 2019!👏🎆🎉

Recycling Information


Recycle pick up is every first and third Thursday. All items will be inspected for cleanliness. No black or white bags. CLEAR BAGS ONLY. Thank you for your cooperation.

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


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


West Pittston Borough Shade Tree Commission



West Pittston Borough

Address
555 Exeter Avenue
West Pittston, PA 18643

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

Phone Numbers
Main Office: 570-655-7782
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

Borough Manager
Savino Bonita
manager@westpittstonborough.com

Borough Secretary
Gloria Kijek
secretary@westpittstonborough.com

Borough Council President
Ellen Quinn

Members
James Butera
John Hood​
Barry Hosier
Ray Judge
Bill Bohn
Ian Stevenson

Mayor
Barry D. Hosier

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

Council Meetings
First Tuesday 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.

Police Chief
Michael Turner

Fire Chief
John Hood
West Pittston Hose Company #1

Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer
Alan J. Brezinski
code-zoning@westpittstonborough.com

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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