Lackawanna County added to “stay at home” order

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Today, Gov Wolf and Secretary Levine revised their “Stay at Home” orders to include nine additional counties: Berks, Butler, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Luzerne, Pike, Wayne, Westmoreland, and York. This takes effect at 8:00 PM today, March 27, 2020, to include nine additional counties – Berks, Butler, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Luzerne, Pike, Wayne, Westmoreland and York – bringing the state total to 19 counties under a stay-at-home order. 

This order takes effect at 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, and will continue until April 6, 2020.

Social Distancing is not Social Isolation

With the spread of COVID-19 sweeping the world. Local, State, and National leaders all telling us to practice social distancing to stop the spread of this new virus. Moosic Borough Mayor and Council, Police Department and  Greenwood Hose Co.are asking our residents to consider reaching out to your neighbors while practicing social distancing, some ideas of this include a phone call to see if they need any type of supplies including medications, foods, cleaning products, etc.  Social distancing is not social isolation so we need to pull together as a community and help one and other, even if this is just a simple chat on the phone. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to the Borough by calling 570-457-5480.

Department of Public Works (COVID-19) Schedule

During this global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Moosic Borough is committed to providing our residents with uninterrupted essential service while protecting the health and safety of our employees, and their families.  Following the recommendations of Mayor and Council the Borough is implementing new policies and procedures starting the week of March 30, 2020:

The Department of Public works will continue to pick up garbage and cardboard on regular scheduled date Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  However, services rendered on Thursday and Friday are suspended until further notice, (grass and brush pick up, First Friday of the month paper pick up and special bulk item pick up).

  • All of our office personnel can be reached via email, or by phone during normal business hours to answer questions.
  • The office staff will continue to work in the office and remotely for home answering telephones and providing resident support. 

Sewer User Fee billing 2020

sewer user fee

Due to the current Coronavirus Outbreak, Moosic Borough Council has advised Berkheimer Taxing Agency, the collection agency of our sewer user fee to extended due date for 30 days until May 4th  2020.

We hope that that you and your family have all been able to stay safe and happy in this trying time.

“Masked Bandits” project.

Fire Stations to serve Masked Bandits project
Lackawanna County Commissioner Debi Domenick, Esq. announced Saturday afternoon that she, working in conjunction with Scranton Mayor Paige G. Cognetti, enlisted the help of more than 35 Lackawanna County Fire Stations to aid The Masked Bandits.

The Masked Bandits is a project set up by the Lackawanna County Medical Society and the Luzerne County Medical Society to make fabric masks for hospitals and physicians to help fight the COVID-19
pandemic. The groups are seeking volunteers to help with the project.

The fire stations will serve as drop-off points for mask donations. The LCMS is also asking for newly packaged thermometers to be donated as well.

Orders for standard/disposable masks are on backorder and many healthcare workers are finding themselves in the position of hoarding and reusing masks as they continue to provide care to
public. According to the CDC, homemade fabric masks are an option when protective supplies are not available.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Though not ideal, washable fabric masks can be used by staff and patients. These masks can be sterilized and reused as needed. If you are interested, we can use sewers, fabric donations, deliverers and donations! Please contact Tonyehn Verkitus at info@luzlackmedsoc.org or visit
https://www.facebook.com/events/213611253042835/.

The details:
· Please use the directions below to make face masks
· Use tightly woven fabric on both sides of the masks
· When you have completed 20 masks minimum please email info@luzlackmedsoc.org to arrange for
delivery. We will set a given time for delivery locations.
· Collected masks will be delivered and processed for use.

How to make fabric masks (pattern is courtesy of The Turban Project):
What you will need:
Cotton fabric, a pretty print is best. Rope Elastic, beading cord elastic will work (you may also us 1/8” flat elastic) Cut the elastic 7” long and tie a knot at each end (DO NOT knot the ends of the flat)

You can make two sizes: Adult or Child

  1. Put right sides of cotton fabric together
  2. Cut 9×6 (Adult) or 7.5 x 5 (Child)
  3. Starting at the center of the bottom edge, sew to the first corner, stop. Sew the elastic with
    the edge out into the corner. A few stitches forward and back will hold this.
  4. Sew to the next corner, stop, and bring the other end of the same elastic to the corner and sew
    a few stitches forward and back.
  5. Now sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. Again put an elastic with the edge out.
  6. Sew to the next corner and sew in the other end of the same elastic.
  7. Sew across the bottom leaving about 1.5” to 2” open. Stop, cut the thread. Turn inside out.
  8. Pin 3 tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are the same direction
  9. Sew around the edge of the mask twice.
    It is so easy to make this. Be sure any fabric design is placed horizontally.

NO Commingle Pick up starting March 30th:

Due to the current health concerns regarding Covid-19, Lackawanna Recycling Center, Inc. here will no longer accept commingle material after Friday, March 27th.

Moosic Borough Department of Public works will continue to pick up your cardboard.and regular garbage on your scheduled days and newspaper on the First Friday of the month’

The PA DEP has advised the following: You can store clean commingle until the health crisis subsides and services are restored, or if you choose, it can go into their trash.

Our most sincere wishes that you will stay safe and well.

Public Health Emergency:

Due to the Corna Virus pandemic an Emergency Declaration has been issued by Mayor James Segilia. Public access to all Moosic Borough public buildings, parks and playgrounds will be restricted beginning on Monday March 16, 2020 at 7:00 am, until further notice pursuant to an emergency declaration.

  • Borough Building, 715 Main Street
  • Moosic Borough Street Dept, 608 River Street
  • Greenwood Hose Co. Building, 3727 Birney Ave
  • Mercatili Segilia Park, R. Birney Ave
  • Moosic Little League Playground, Petro Court
  • Kobeski Field, Off Lydon Lane 
  • Mary Ann Nawrocki Park, Irene Lichak Court
  • Quinlan Field, 230 Rear, Spring St.
  • Ken Smerdon Park, off Water St

Moosic Borough government will continue normal operations, those seeking to do business may telephone the Municipal Building (570-457-5480), or visit our website for general information.  Email your questions or concerns to manager@moosicborough.org or secretary@moosicborough.org, Any questions regarding garbage and recycling pick up can call (570-457-5480) press 5, to leave a message and someone will return your call.

Moosic Borough Taxes can be mailed or paid online, if you need a receipt please indicate in a memo your email address or if desired we will send receipt via US postal. Any questions regarding taxes can be sent to tc@moosicborough.org.

Stay Safe!!!!

SAFETY AND SECURITY DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

As a valued resident of Mooisc Borough, the safety and security of your tax dollars is always a top priority. With the COVID-19 virus as close as Wayne, Monroe, and Delaware Counties, the safety, health and wellness of you and your family are equally as important. Moosic Borough would like to share some of the ways to prepare and plan. 1. Make the most of digital payment services. Residents with online and mobile capabilities are able to complete a wide variety of transactions from the convenience of their homes, including paying Moosic Borough Taxes, pay portal here for truck fees and rentals, building permits pay portal here.

These self-service tools allow you to pay anywhere and anytime, and will be especially helpful if you cannot get to the Borough Building. This service can be found our our website http://moosicborough.com/ . If you need assistance feel free to call our office 570-457-5480.

Looking for corona virus info? Update

See the most up-to-date information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help you stay healthy and perfect the spread of the virus. https://www.cdc.gov/

UPDATE: 3/11/2020

CURRENT SITUATION
As of January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency. WHO has officially named the 2019 novel coronavirus COVID-19.
PADOH continues an incident command structure to coordinate monitoring, response, and messaging. The Department Operations Center is located in room 112 of the PEMA building. PADOH is coordinating with other state agencies, as needed. These agencies include the Dept. of Human Services, PEMA, Dept. of Education, PASSHE, PSP, DMVA, OA, and Agriculture. Communications personnel from various agencies have established a virtual Joint Information Center to address inquiries related to COVID-19.
Currently, 111 countries have confirmed cases of the virus.
As of March 7, 2020, The Pennsylvania DOH State Lab in Exton has confirmed the state’s first presumptive positive COVID-19 cases, and Governor Wolf has signed the COVID-19 Disaster Declaration.
As of 1800, there are 11 presumptive positive cases in Pennsylvania. Community spread is implicated in several states and cases in long-term care facilities have been noted in Washington state, and there are 22 deaths to date in the United States.

Covid 19 Comcast Response : https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19


CDC recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the U.S E: Here is the official guidance from CDC. here

UPDATE 3/17/2020: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

  • To date, there are 96 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.
  • Counties impacted to date include:
Allegheny7
Beaver1
Bucks8
Chester4
Cumberland10
Delaware9
Lehigh1
Luzerne1
Monroe8
Montgomery32
Northampton1
Philadelphia10
Pike1
Washington2
Wayne1

UPDATE 3/18/2020:

  • To date, there are 133 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.
  • Counties impacted to date include:
Allegheny11
Beaver2
?Berks?1
Bucks9
Chester9
Cumberland10
Delaware14
?Lackawanna?1
Lehigh1
Luzerne1
Monroe7
Montgomery42
Northampton1
Philadelphia17
Pike2
Washington2
Wayne1
?York

UPDATE 3/19/2020:

COVID-19 Testing in Pennsylvania*

?NegativePositive
1,608
?185

* Map, table and case count last updated at 12:00 p.m. on 3/19/2020

Counties impacted to date include: 

?County?Cases
?Deaths
?Adams
?1
?
Allegheny
16
?
Beaver2?
?Berks?1
?
Bucks12
?
Chester10
?
Cumberland11
?
Delaware14?
?Lackawanna?2
?
?Lancaster
2
?
?Lebanon
?1
?
Lehigh1?
Luzerne1?
Monroe15
?
Montgomery47
?
Northampton5
?1
Philadelphia33
?
Pike3
?
Washington3
?
Wayne
1
?
?Westmoreland
?2
?
?York?2
?

UPDATE 3/20/2020:


https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/20200319-Life-Sustaining-Business.pdf



UPDATE 3/23/2020:

?NegativePositive?Deaths
4,964
479
?2

* Map, table and case count last updated at 12:00 p.m. on 3/22/2020

Counties impacted to date include: 

?County?Cases
?Deaths
?Adams
5
?
Allegheny
40
1?
Beaver3
?
?Berks13
?
Bucks
32
?
?Butler
?1
?
?Centre
?1
?
Chester
23
?
?Columbia
?1
?
Cumberland
11
?
?Dauphin
1??
Delaware43
?
?Erie
2
?
?Fayette
?1
?
?Franklin
?1
?
?Lackawanna6
?
?Lancaster
6
?
?Lebanon
?3
?
Lehigh
19
?
Luzerne
7
?
?Mercer
?1
?
Monroe31
?
Montgomery87
?
?Montour
?1
?
Northampton21
?1
Philadelphia91
?
Pike
3
?
?Potter
?1
?
?Schuylkill
?1
?
Washington7
?
Wayne
2
?
?Westmoreland
4
?
?York10?

UPDATE 3/27/2020:

?COVID-19 Testing in Pennsylvania*

?NegativePositive?Deaths
16,441
1,687
16

* Map, table and case count last updated at 12:00 p.m. on 3/26/2020

Counties impacted to date include: 

CountyCasesDeaths 
Adams7
Allegheny1332
Armstrong1
Beaver13
Berks36
Blair1
Bradford2
Bucks107
Butler191
Cambria1
Carbon2
Centre9
Chester84
Clearfield2
Columbia3
Crawford1
Cumberland15
Dauphin13
Delaware1561
Erie4
Fayette8
Franklin5
Greene3
Indiana1
Juniata1
Lackawanna282
Lancaster21
Lawrence1
Lebanon4
Lehigh631
Luzerne361
Lycoming1
Mercer3
Monroe672
Montgomery2822
Montour4
Northampton563
Philadelphia4021
Pike15
Potter1
Schuylkill9
Somerset2
Susquehanna1
Warren1
Washington12
Wayne6
Westmoreland24
York 21

UPDATE 3/27/2020 3:11:01 pm

Gov. Wolf added Lackawanna County to be included in “Stay at Home” order. The order takes effect at 8:00 PM on Friday, March 27 and will continue until April 6, 2020. https://www.wnep.com/news

UPDATE 3/31/2020 10:56 AM

?COVID-19 Cases in Pennsylvania*

?NegativePositive?Deaths
33,777
4,087
48

* Map, tables and case counts last updated at 1:15 p.m. on 3/30/2020

Positive Cases by Age Range to Date

?Age Range
?Percent of Cases
?0-4?< 1%
?5-12?< 1%
?13-18?1%
?19-24?10%
?25-49?41%
?50-64?28%
?65+?19%

* Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding

Hospitalizations by Age Range to Date

Total number of hospitalizations since 3/6/2020: 386

?Age Range
?Percent of Cases
?0-4?1%
?5-12?0%
?13-18?1%
?19-242%
?25-49?22%
?50-64?25%
?65+?49%

* Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding

County Case Counts to Date

CountyNumber of Cases Deaths
Adams8
Allegheny2902
Armstrong3
Beaver44
Berks82
Blair6
Bradford3
Bucks2463
Butler492
Cambria2
Cameron1
Carbon13
Centre24
Chester146
Clarion1
Clearfield4
Columbia6
Crawford4
Cumberland241
Dauphin36
Delaware3034
Erie13
Fayette11
Franklin12
Greene7
Huntingdon1
Indiana2
Juniata3
Lackawanna622
Lancaster972
Lawrence101
Lebanon27
Lehigh2313
Luzerne1503
Lycoming4
Mckean1
Mercer7
Mifflin1
Monroe1827
Montgomery5405
Montour10
Northampton1845
Northumberland1
Perry1
Philadelphia10077
Pike391
Potter2
Schuylkill30
Snyder2
Somerset2
Susquehanna1
Tioga1
Union4
Venango1
Warren1
Washington26
Wayne10
Westmoreland55
York 54

WVIA TV’s “Our Town” to Feature Moosic Borough

WVIA-TV is coming to our town — Moosic Borough!

Our Town, produced by WVIA TV, is a “day-in-the-life” one-hour video scrapbook that focuses on the people, places, and happenings of a town/city in northeast or central Pennsylvania as seen through the eyes of its residents. Any person interested in participating in this effort to bring our town “Moosic Borough” to the forefront as one of the best places to live in Northeast Pennsylvania are welcome to join. 

Premiere:  Thursday, April 30, 2020, 8pm.

Selling Dog Licenses 01/22/2020

The Lackawanna County Treasurer’s Office and Officials of the Borough of Moosic announced that DOG LICENSES would be available for residents on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.   Licenses may be obtained between 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Moosic Borough Building, 715 Main Street, Moosic, Pennsylvania. Anyone desiring to obtain a license for your pet may do so at this time and date.

New Years Day

Garbage and Recycling Collections for the New Years holiday is on schedule. Moosic Borough Department of Public Works announces its schedule for Garbage and Recycling Collections during the week of New Years holiday.

The borough office and department of public works will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in observance of the New Years holiday.
Garbage and Recycling will be delayed on Wednesday. There will be no special pickups and no grass and brush pickups .

View Garbage Pickup schedule here.

Borough officials and employees wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Recycling Notice

The Lackawanna Recycling Center will no longer accept combined loads of mixed paper and cardboard in its recycling processing. Effective January 6, 2020 all Paper Fiber will be collected on the First Friday of every month (newspaper, catalogs, magazines, phone books, computer paper, envelopes, unwanted mail, shredded paper).  Cardboard and Box Recycling’s (carboard boxes, cereal boxes, cracker boxes, heavy shipping boxes, lightweight boxes, paper towel rolls, pizza boxes), will be picked up weekly on your regular scheduled day.

Thank you for your dedication to our environment and for obeying the law and helping make recycling work for the Borough of Moosic.

CHRISTMAS DAY

Garbage and Recycling Collections during the week of Christmas holiday. Moosic Borough Department of Public Works announces its schedule for Garbage and Recycling Collections during the week of Christmas holiday.

The borough office and department of public works will be closed on Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Garbage and Recycling will be delayed on Wednesday one day. No Special pick up’s

Borough officials and employees wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Santa is Visiting Moosic

Santa Claus and the Mrs. along with  Santa’s elves, will be visiting Moosic on December 22nd and they will be escorted throughout the streets of the Borough by the Police Department and DPW.  Santa and his helpers will be handing out goodie bags to all the children.

Santa’s visit will start approximately 11am and will proceed through the streets of lower Moosic, Springbrook Ave, 502, Belin Village, Rocky Glen Rd and Moosic Heights.  Santa’s visit will then continue through Glenmaura, The Shoppes, Greenwood and Honor Park.

Christmas Tree Decoration:

The Borough of Moosic Christmas tree is tall, really tall in fact. As such, it needs a lot of decorations to fill its many branches.  As in past years, the Borough is turning to the Elves from Itsy’s Bitsy bookworm daycare to make those decorations and hang them on the tree at the Community Tree Decorating event, taking place Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 10:00 AM.

 

Budget Message

Calendar year 2020 mark the drawing of a new era for Moosic Borough in its mission of providing programs and services for it 5717 residents.
Many hours went into the preparation of the 2020 fascial blueprint. Its goals is services to all the residents. This year we are proposing a tax increase of 3 mills due to the continued pressure from shrinking Federal and State funding, collectively bargained wages and benefits increases, and rising law enforcements costs, the boroughs 2020 budget will exceed the 2019 budget.
These are solid workable figures, it is crucial that we increase our garbage fee to $75.00. The cost of the landfill dumping exceeds our revenue so this increase is necessary for our growing community.
The cost of running this municipality and its various services is substantial. By taking advantage of favorable interest rates we embarked on 1.5 million dollar line of credit which will be put to work to improve our roads and free up money in our general fund account and maintain our annual debt service in a manageable range. Also this budget contains a decrease in sewer user fee, since that account is stable it is good time to give back and help residents with their personal needs.
This budget is funded by hard earned tax dollars
Budget Overview:
The 2020 general fund budget totals$4,581,804.00. The Liquid Fuels budget totals are $276,078.00.
Total Revenue and Expenditure Budget all Funds $4,857,882.00

Thanksgiving Day: CLOSED

Garbage and Recycling Collections during the week of Thanksgiving holiday.

Moosic Borough Department of Public Works announces its schedule for Garbage and Recycling Collections during the week of Thanksgiving holiday. The borough office and department of public works will be closed on Thursday, November 28rd and Friday November 29th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

There will be no special pickups and no grass and brush pickups.
Borough officials and employees wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Daylight Savings Time Ends: November 3 , 2019

Turn your clocks back an hour on November 3 , 2019 for the end of Daylight Savings Time.   This is also a good time to change your batteries in your smoke detectors. 

To remember which way to set your watch, keep in mind “spring forward, fall back”. You set your clock back in the fall when DST ends (= regain one hour) and ahead in the spring when DST begins (= lose one hour).

 

 

MAIN STREET PAVING PROJECT:

SR 3024 MAIN STREET MOOSIC PA, ROAD CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ALERT:

For the public’s benefit and safety, the Construction Division of Hanson Aggregates Pennsylvania, LLC, is notifying motorist of roadway resurfacing and related work to be conduction on the State Route listed below. Hanson is under contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to perform this road construction.
Work is scheduled Monday through Friday, October 21, 2019 thru November 30, 2019, between the hours of 6:00 a. and 8:00 pm with Saturdays used as make-up days. There will be NO PARKING within work zones, please use side streets.

Borough Office Closed for Election Day May 21, 2019

The Borough Office will be closed for business on Tuesday May 21, 2019 for the Primary election.

The Department of Public Works will be on schedule.

Moosic Borough Officials urge all its citizens to VOTE in both the Primary and General Election. Following is a listing of the Polling Places where residents of the various wards in the borough can cast their ballot on Election Day.

Ward 1
Moosic Youth Center
606 Main St.

Ward 2
Greenwood Hose Co. No. 1
3729 Birney Ave.

Ward 3
Moosic Borough Building
715 Main Street

Ward 4
Greenwood Hose Co. No.1
3729 Birney Avenue

For more information on how to register to vote click here.

Fire Hydrant Flushing

REQUEST OF PA AMERICAN WATER COMPANY Greenwood Fire Department was notified yesterday that PA American Water Company is beginning their annual Fire Hydrant flushing program through out Moosic Borough. The flushing program provides testing and maintenance of the hydrants, and also improves domestic water quality by flushing water mains. Many residents have taken the initiative to landscape around some fire hydrants. PA American Water would like to advise that “all” fire hydrants will be operated and tested. Their employees will do everything possible not to disturb landscaping. However, the operation and flowing of each hydrant is necessary and some landscaping will be disturbed or removed as necessary.

Eagle Scout Merit beyond the Badge:

Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting.  Moosic Borough Mayor and Council had the privilege to recognize Moosic residents Jason Walter Phillips Jr., a member of Boy Scout Troop 316 in Avoca, whom recently earning the honor of Eagle Scout.  Jason whom has undertaken for his Eagle Scout project the restoration of the Bernie J. Sklanka Pavilion and the addition of multiple Birdhouses in Moosic, PA..  Again on behalf of Moosic Borough Mayor and Council and all the residents of Moosic, Congradulations! Job Well done!

Cub Scout Arrow-of-Light Award:

Inspired by achievement, Moosic Borough Mayor and Council at it’s regular scheduled meeting held on April 9, 2019 recognized Brayden Insalaca  whom has achieved the highest award as a Cub Scout, the Arrow-of-light Award. In recognizing this steps in the advancement system of Cub Scouting help’s Brayden to grow in self-reliance and in his ability to help others in our community so Congratulations is given in achieving this awards. “Best of Luck”

Stan Kania, Council President, Cub Leader, Tamara Brown, Mayor James Segilia, and Brayden Insalaca

Special Election for District 114 PA House of Representatives

A Special Election for District 114 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has been called for March 12, 2019. Candidates running for special elections in Pennsylvania are selected by their respective political parties.
The seat became vacant after Sid Michaels Kavulich passed away on October 16, 2018, after complications from heart surgery.
The Candidates are:
Bridget Malloy Kosierowski
Frank Scavo III

Letter from the Mayor:

I would like to apologize to those effected by our chipping program this year. I made the decision to Chip our roads in the Borough because I know first hand how it works, unfortunately this was not the time of the year to do so.
As I discussed with my DPW Director, our Seal Coat Operation in Lackawanna County has come a long way and has done some impressive work in the past few years, what occurred does not represent their work or the work that was performed in the Borough. It’s easy to point fingers and look at things in hindsight and say “woulda coulda shoulda” but that doesn’t’ resolve anything. In my opinion, what occurred this past October was the result of a series of events- the year has been wet and programs fell behind, the end of the chipping season was fast approaching and the weather patterns have been unpredictable; I made the decision to continue to Chip even though this was not the time to do so. The weather pattern looked dry for the week so I took a shot. Seal Coat does work and I want to prove it to you. I spoke to PaDOT’s County Manger and the roads that were chipped last year will be re-done in July/August of this year. I want to make sure everyone is happy with the outcome and so does PADOT.
Thank you,
Mayor James Segilia

Reminder: Please do not place snow, slush or other obstructions into public streets.

Please remember as winter is upon us, Moosic Borough residents are reminded that any person, owner or resident of the Borough of Moosic depositing or throwing or discarding snow, slush or other obstructions into the public STREETS and rights-of- way is illegal and maybe subject to a fine of $600.00. Residents have 24 hours after the snow stops to remove the snow and ice from their sidewalks. Your cooperation with these regulations is appreciated.

Stormwater Management:

Working Together: Stormwater Management
Flooding, whether it be inside your home or outside in your yard or street, can be dangerous, problematic, and at the very least, inconvenient.
Residents who have stormwater concerns in their yards or basements should call or submit a letter to the Borough office staff describing the problem in detail.
Borough staff will determine if the flooding is caused by an issue with the Borough’s infrastructure (storm and / or sanitary sewers) or a private property owner’s infrastructure. If the cause of flooding is determined to be a Borough infrastructure problem, the Borough is responsible for any short term repairs in a timely manner. If the cause of flooding is determined to be a property owner problem (such as a failed sump pump or altered landscaping), the property owner is responsible for the repairs.
Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater Management:
• PLANT A TREE!
• Backyard Streams – Establish a buffer and plant trees and shrubs in your buffer zone.
• Vehicle Maintenance – By maintaining your car properly you can prevent oil leaks, heavy metals and toxic materials from traveling onto the streets.
• Lawn Care – LET YOUR GRASS CLIPPINS LAY! Don’t bag the grass mulch it.
• Pet Waste – Bag it! Dig a small trench in your yard where you pet tends to defecate and toss the waste in the trench, cover with a layer of leaves, grass clippings and dirt.
• Planters – Reduce impervious cover such as concrete sidewalks, parking lots.
• Rain Barrels – temporarily holding the stormwater run off.
• Rain Gardens & Wildflower Meadows – promotes grounding water infiltration.
• Dry Well – small, excavated ptis, filled with stone or gravel that temporarily stores stormwater runoff.

Mosquito Spraying in Moosic:

Mosquito Spraying in Moosic Wednesday August 1, 2018. The information below is for confirmation of the event only. We expect no concerns or problems. These spraying events are regular occurrences.
*Date of Application: August 1, 2018
*Moosic Borough
*Estimated Start Time: 2230 (10:30PM)
*Estimated Duration: 2 hour
*Applicator’s Company Name DEP
*Applicator’s Company Phone 717-346-8221
*BU Number of Applicator’s BU 5976
*Truck Mounted ULV Equipment
*Color/Markings/Company Logo White Ford F150
*Sprayer is Silver on Adulticiding Equipment
*Product/s Being Applied is Duet
*DEP Contact Onsite for Event: Christian Boyer*
*DEP Contact’s Phone Number: Office: 717-346-8221
Cell: 717-934-8215
*Applicator’s Contact Person Christian Boyer
*Onsite for Event Applicator’s Contact Phone 717-346-8221
*Christian Boyer Applicator’s Name/s

Public Child Safety ID:

New York Life is working with members of our community to ensure the safety of our children.  A Public Child Safety event will be held on August 21, 2018 at the Riverside Elementary East School.  The event will be from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.  All children will receive a FREE identification card.  Bring the entire family and friends for a day of fun, festivities, and valuable safety tips.  The event is sponsored by Alpha M. Barry/Agent NY life Insurance.

Electronic Recycling Program CLEAN & GREEN:

Moosic Borough residents will have the opportunity to recycle electronic devices for free during a two-day period in mid-June through a program outlined by the Lackawanna County Commissioners. The program will be in effect from June 14-15, 2018.

Thursday, June 14 – 1st and 3rd wards of Moosic Borough.
Friday, June 15 – – 2nd and 4th wards of Moosic Borough.

This is a great opportunity to discard electronic devices at no cost while protecting our environment.

Mosquito Control Operations:

MOSQUITO CONTROL OPERATIONS: For Moosic Borough this will include May St., Corey St., Greenwood Ave., Cotter St. and Kearney Ct.

The PA Department of Environmental Protection WNV Program will be conducting a truck mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation certain forested sections of Moosic this spring. The insecticide being used on residential properties is Bacillus thuringienis var., a biological insecticide which has no known adverse human health and environmental impacts. The insecticide will be applied by aircraft flying approximately 50 feet above the treetops sometime in May. To avoid the possibility of eye irritation, persons should not look up as the spray droplets are descending. Vehicles which are exposed to the spray deposits should be washed as soon as possible. You may contact the local Bureau of Forestry office (570)945-7133.