Borough News

Good Friday 4/19/2019: Closed

Moosic Borough office and Department of Public Works will be closed on Friday, April 19, 2019 in observance of the Easter holiday, therefore, there will be no grass and brush collections that week, however , grass collection will resume the following Friday.

If you have any questions, you may contact the borough office at 457-5480 during normal business hours. Borough officials wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.


UPDATE September 10th, 2014: Residents may continue to stop in the office and pick up your recycling bin Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Official Moosic Borough Recycling Bins are in! Moosic Borough residents may pick up a recycling bin starting on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. We ask residents to drive behind the Borough Building between the hours of 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm for pick up. Registration is required (name & address)

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. 

Our first meeting (1/16) should run about an hour; the whiteboard session the following week (1/23), closer to two hours. Below is the timeline for the project–Bring a Friend!

January 16, 2020–Community session #1

Location:  Moosic Borough Building

                715 Main Street

                Moosic, PA  18507

Time:  6:30PM

January 23, 2020–Community session #2/ Whiteboard

Location:  Moosic Borough Building

                715 Main Street
Moosic, PA  18507

Time:  6:30PM

Shoot dates:

Saturday, February 22, 2020–8am-4pm

Location:  TBA

Saturday, February 29–8am-4pm

Location:  TBA

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.


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).





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:
• 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.