The Clarks Summit Borough and Police Department want to thank the community for their donations to the Toys for Tots program. Clarks Summit Police Officer Eric Williams and Chief of Police Chris Yarns displaying the toys which will be given out to the needy in our area. Thank you again for all of your donations and kindness.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2016
DEP Finds Record Radon Level in Home, Encourages All Pennsylvania Residents to Test for This Radioactive Gas
September 2016: Council President Gerrie Carey, Troop 160 Boy Scout Trevor Sablan and Council Vice President Herman Johnson. Trevor Sablan and about 25 volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 160 met at Clarks Summit-Abington Area Veteran's Park on October 22, 2016 to clean up and beautify the area. This was Trevor's Eagle Scout project.
Boy Scout Troop #160 volunteers helping Trevor Sablan with his Eagle Scout project at Veteran's Park, October 2016.
November 3, 2016: Doug
Craig, Jr. Vice Commander, John Wettstein, Sr. Vice
Commander, Michael McClane, Quartermaster/Adjutant, Don
Jones, Commander, Herman Johnson, Mayor, Patrick Williams,
Counclman. Presentation of $500 donation to Veteran's
The Clarks Summit Fire Company Ladies Aux is celebrating their 65th Anniversary, Congratulations!
Please see the attached news release for information on requests for gypsy moth spraying for the 2017 season.
(Pictured above left to right: Council President Gerrie Carey, Code Enforcement Officer Lori Harris, Borough Manager Virginia Kehoe, Treasurer Melissa Jones and Borough Secretary Jenn Basalyga) Best wishes to our Treasurer Melissa Jones on her new adventure!
Lackawanna County Court System Community Service Program helping clean the garden beds and mulched (May 2016)
Lackawanna County Court System Community Service Program helping replace the steps at Front Street Park (May 2016)
The Clarks Summit Borough is seeking volunteers for the Shade Tree Commission. Please submit letters of interest to the Borough Office.
TREE PLANTING-What can you do to help?
Plant Trees Please! The Shade Tree Commission can help you obtain wholesale-priced, bare root trees to plant anywhere on your property. Bare root trees can cost more than 50% less and contain 200% more roots than the same size balled-and-burlapped trees.
REMINDER TO ALL LANDLORDS:
Effective January 1, 2017 the sewer billing will be sent to the property owner. We ask that you consider changing your rental contracts at renewal to reflect sewerage included with the cost of the rent and having all account billing changed over to your name and address at that time. In the interim, for all property owners that have the tenants pay the sewer bill, we remind you that you can call the borough office any time Monday-Friday between 9am-3pm to stay updated on the status of any an all accounts. Call 570-585-4801 or 570-586-9316.
Clarks Summit DPW crew removing Christmas lights in the Borough. (January 15, 2016)
Mike Fleming – LTAP Technical Support trains the DPW on PennDOT salt delivery standards and show them how to calibrate their truck’s salt spreaders.
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, 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.
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