Borough of West Pittston, Pennsylvania
~ The Garden Village ~
West Pittston Borough
555 Exeter Avenue
West Pittston, PA 18643
8:00am - 4:00pm weekdays
Main Office: 570-655-7782
Public Works: 570-655-7786
Police (non-emergency): 570-655-7780
505 Delaware Avenue
Open for Recycling 8:00am to 12:00pm Saturdays
Borough Council President
Barry D. Hosier
555 Exeter Ave.
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.
West Pittston Hose Company #1
Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer
Alan J. Brezinski
Public Records Officer
The borough has advertised and adopted a new ordinance dealing with the prohibitions and consequences for homeowners leaving pets outside for 30 minutes or more when the temperature is below 26F or above 92 F. The ordinance will be enforced by the Luzerne County Society for the Prevention for Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) at no additional cost to West Pittston. It would go into effect on March 1, 2017.
The ordinance makes it: “unlawful for any person to leave any dog outside and unattended during any period in which a severe weather warning has been issued for Luzene County by the National Weather Service. It is unlawful for any person to leave any dog outside or unattended for a continuous period of time greater than thirty (30) minutes if the temperature during such period remains either entirely: i. below twenty-six (26) degrees Fahrenheit; or ii. Above ninety-two (92) degrees Fahrenheit. “
“Outside” means the dog is subject to the weather and elements, which expressly includes, but is not be limited to, a dog in a securely fenced-in yard, a dog in a kennel, or a dog tethered. The dog is considered “outside” regardless of access to an outdoor doghouse or similar structure. “Unattended’ means any dog left outside either when the owner is inside the house or building, or the owner has left the house or building.
Anyone found guilty of violating the ordinance by a District Magistrate can be fined up to $500 in addition to court costs and enforcement and shelter costs in the event a dog must be confiscated. Each day of a violation will be a separate offense, which will also be subject to prosecution. The maximum allowable fine where separate offenses are alleged and prosecuted at the same time is $2,500.
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 email@example.com
Crime tips may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.