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
bonita.westpittstonboro@comcast.net

Borough Secretary
Gloria Kijek
wpbsecretary@comcast.net

Borough Council President
Ellen Quinn

Members
Charles Alfano
James Butera
John Hood​
Barry Hosier
Ray Judge
Bill Bohn

Mayor
Tom Blaskiewicz

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

Council Work Sessions
Third Tuesday of the month unless otherwise published at 5:00pm in the Borough Building.

Police Chief
Michael Turner

Fire Chief
John Hood
West Pittston Hose Company #1

Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer
Alan J. Brezinski
wpbcode@Comcast.net

Public Records Officer
Savino Bonita

Council President’s Column / About Us


About the Borough of West Pittston


Keep West Pittston Clean


Thank you! Mayor Tom

For the new trash cans in our parks and your efforts to keep the Garden Village looking sharp!


Paint the fire hydrants is being rescheduled


If painting is your thing, you have an opportunity to spruce up the town on Saturday, May 20, when you can help paint fire hydrants. The hydrant painting is being rescheduled for September. For more information contact Ellen Riddle at the borough building.


APRIL 29 – PARKS CLEAN-UP


On April 29 volunteers of all ages joined in to clean up the Morris Park next to the Borough Building and the park on Montgomery Avenue for the spring and summer. The event was sponsored by the West Pittston Parks & Rec Board. Members include Ed Martin, chairman; Lynne Burbank, Judy Stevenson, Mary Kearns, Don Shearer, Tom Bubul, and Ellen Quinn. Lunch was served under the pavilion by Trinity Episcopal Church volunteers.

Thanks Everyone!

Ellen Quinn, chair of Borough Council’s Parks & Rec Committee, and Mayor Blaskiewicz place the first new trash bin in the Morris Park April 15.

At a special public meeting May 24 Borough Council members seleted Tom Blaskiewicz will be sworn in as mayor at 2:30 p.m. May 31 at the borough building. The public is invited to attend. He asked those attending to bring food items to donate to West Pittston’s food banks in Denisco’s memory.

Council President Brian Thornton called and asked me to consider taking the position as mayor Blaskiewicz told the Times Leader after the council meeting. ” I’ve volunteered to so many organizations. I raised my kids, and I was raised by my mom and dad to volunteer at our church and in the community. When you get a call from all-stars like Brian Thornton, Pete Albano and the rest of council, it’s hard to say no”.

” What’s great about this community is they have nothing up their sleeve and i’m the same kind of guy,” he said,“We want to do the right thing, and we’re passionate about doing it. We will only do the right thing for the residents of this town. I’ll be here for the next (19) months serving and looking forward to bringing a lot of energy.”

A Pittston Area High School graduate, Blaskiewicz, 55, grew up in Avoca but has been a West Pittston resident for the past 15 years. Blaskiewicz has been on the Property Maintenance Board of Appeals, a position he will resign due to being mayor, but he is better known around the borough as the one who maintains the small park at the intersection of Wyoming and Delaware Avenues and Third Street and puts the lights on the town’s Christmas tree each year.. He is currently employed at McCarthy Tire in Wilkes-Barre and handles their government and special contracts.


Public Works Notices


Yard waste pick up is scheduled to begin April 8!

The recycling containers located at the Public Works Building on Delaware Avenue, will be locked and closed to the public every day, except Saturday mornings. The only time that residents may drop off recyclable items at the Public Works Department Building will be Saturday mornings, from 8AM until 12PM. This does not affect the Public Works Departments curb-side pickup of recyclable items. West Pittston Borough recycling bins are for the use of West Pittston residents only. The Public Works Department Building is monitored by cameras and anyone found leaving trash, large bulk items, such as lawn furniture, or any other non-recyclable items, will be in violation of West Pittston Borough Code.

Curbside collection of recyclables is the first and third Thursday of each month. The Public Works Department asks that residents place their recyclables in front of their homes Wednesday evening prior to recycling collection on Thursday morning. Placing the recyclables out in front of your home early will prevent the Public Works Department from missing the collection of your recyclables on that day.

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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