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.
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.
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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
Put right sides of cotton fabric together
Cut 9×6 (Adult) or 7.5 x 5 (Child)
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.
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.
Now sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. Again put an elastic with the edge out.
Sew to the next corner and sew in the other end of the same elastic.
Sew across the bottom leaving about 1.5” to 2” open. Stop, cut the thread. Turn inside out.
Pin 3 tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are the same direction
Sew around the edge of the mask twice.
It is so easy to make this. Be sure any fabric design is placed horizontally.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
To date, there are 6 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.
Counties impacted to date include:
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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
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 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.
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.
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
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
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.
Turn your clocks back an hour on November 3 , 2019 for the end of DaylightSavingsTime. 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).
Moosic Borough office will be closed on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in observance of the Election day. However, the Department of Public Works Garbage and Recycling will be collected. Please have your garbage and recycling curbside by 7:00a.m.
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.
In observance of Labor Day, Moosic Borough Office & Department of Public works will be closed on September 2, 2019. Garbage and Recycling will be delayed one day. Please have your garbage and recycling curbside on the Day After your regular scheduled day.
Moosic Borough Mayor and Council wish all residents a safe Labor Day Holiday.
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.
Moosic Youth Center
606 Main St.
Greenwood Hose Co. No. 1
3729 Birney Ave.
Moosic Borough Building
715 Main Street
Greenwood Hose Co. No.1
3729 Birney Avenue
For more information on how to register to vote click here.
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 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!
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”
Moosic Borough Department of Public Works announces its summer schedule for Garbage and Recycling PICK-UP. Starting Monday, April 29, 2019, Garbage and Recycling will be picked up curb side starting at 6:00 a.m. Please have your containers curb side
Due to the Special Election, the Moosic Borough Council Meeting regularly scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, 2019 has been rescheduled to be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m., in the Municipal Building, 715 Main Street, Moosic, PA. The Public is invited.
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
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.
Mayor James Segilia
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.
This is a safe and fun way to celebrate Halloween. Join the Shoppes at Montage for the 12th Annual Trick or Treat Parade, Sunday, October 28, at 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Participating merchants will be passing out candy and novelties to children in costume 12 years old and under. Line up near parking lot adjacent to DSW Shoes.
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 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
*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
*Applicator’s Contact Person Christian Boyer
*Onsite for Event Applicator’s Contact Phone 717-346-8221
*Christian Boyer Applicator’s Name/s
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.
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: 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.
Moosic Borough’s Department of Public Works Moosic Borough has for the past several years conducted special collection of big ticket items, such as, refrigerators, washers & dryers, spring and mattresses, furniture, rugs, micro-wave units and such items that are not considered household waste. There is a charge for these items and residents must call the borough office at 457-5480 to schedule their collection, which is normally done every other Thursday’s. The cutoff date for these collections is Wednesday prior to the pickup date. The charge is nominal and is for the dumping fees charged for such items at the land fill. Contact the borough office for further information.
PLEASE REMEMBER YARD WASTE SHOULD BE PUT OUT CURBSIDE IN OPEN CONTAINERS. IF USING PLASTIC BAGS, THE EMPTY BAGS WILL NOT BE TAKEN AND SHOULD BE OPENED NOT TIED.
ALSO THE FOLLOWING IS NOT YARD WASTE!
Rocks, Dirt, Animal Waste, Tree & Shrub Branches Over 4 Inches In Diameter & More Than 3 Feet Long, Wood Of Any Kind.
Also be advised that branches must be no more than 3 feet long, bundled and tied
An ordinance designed to improve the quality of life in Moosic Borough will take effect as it was adopted by borough council on March 13, 2018 The ordinance is modeled after similar ordinances in nearby municipalities. It brings all potential violations together in the all- encompassing enforcement . The Main goal is to streamline the process of different code enforcement issues. “The Goal is to get some of these properties taken care of”, Jane Sterling.
The Sons of American Legion Post 604 and the Borough of Moosic have created the Hometown Heroes Banner Program. A living tribute to recognize and honor residents and their family members who are serving, or are veterans who have served our country in the US Armed Forces. Banners will be displayed on street poles (Main Street, Spring Street, Birney Ave. & Rte. 502) throughout the course of two years to celebrate and remind the community of their dedication to our country.
Purpose and Description of Program:
This program was created to pay tribute to the brave men and women of Moosic Borough who are serving, have served, or have given the ultimate sacrifice of life to our country serving in the military.
The Hometown Heroes Banners are funded through donations.
The cost of each banner is $200.00(including installation and removal)
After the course of (2) years, the banner will be permanently removed and given to the serviceperson or family member.
With oncoming winter conditions, here are some tips for safe snow shoveling:
TIP #1: Stay on top of the snow. The best advice is to stay ahead of the storm. Prevent snow and ice from adhering to the sidewalk or street by clearing the snow every few inches instead of waiting for the snow to stop falling before you head outdoors.
TIP #2: Wear breathable layers.
TIP #3: Watch your feet.
TIP #4: Take a few minutes to stretch
TIP #5: Push don’t lift.
TIP #6: Drink up! Water that is.
TIP #7: Don’t play in traffic
TIP #8: Call and text. It is important to have your cell phone on you so you can make a call in event of an emergency
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 & rights-of- way is illegal and maybe subject to a fine. Residents have 24 hours after the snow stops to remove the snow and ice from their sidewalks. As described in Moosic Borough Code. Your cooperation with these regulations is appreciated.
A warm welcome for the newly appointed Council Members of Moosic Borough. The Swearing in was preformed by Honorable Judge Corbett held on January 2, 2018 at 6:00 in the Moosic Borough Building, 715 Main Street: Mayor James Segilia, John Tilberry, James Thomas, James Norton and Charles Maurer – Council members and Bryan Fauver- tax collector .
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 Tuesday, December 25th, 2018 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Collection will be one day delay.
Borough officials and employees wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.
Moosic Borough Department of Public Works announces its summer schedule for Garbage and Recycling PICK-UP. Starting Monday, May 01, 2017 Garbage and Recycling will be picked up curb side starting at 6:00 a.m. Please have your containers curb side.
Moosic Borough Council & Mayor continues its efforts to update the borough’s fleet of equipment with a new sewer cleaner and a vacuum pump. Versatility is the best keyword to use to describe the new equipment.
A powerful drain cleaning machines uses a high-pressure water jets to clear obstructions in within the municipal sewer system. This equipment will remove debris from storm systems and sanitary lines to ensure proper operation.
The Borough Council was able to hold the line on taxes, continue to deliver all its municipal services, and fund some upgrades and improvements as needed.
Representative Sid Michaels Kavulich will again be hosting the annual cleanup, on Saturday April 29—from 9AM –1PM.In conjunction with the annual cleanup and the kind support of McCarthy Tires assisting in this process, Moosic Borough will host a tire drop off program from Wednesday, April 26, to Friday, April 28, 2017.If you have any tires you wish to dispose of you can drop them off at Borough DPW garage located at 606 River Street, Moosic between 7 am and 3 pm.There is no cost for the service.
Pennsylvania Ambulance and Geisinger Health System offered to donate to the Moosic Borough Police Department an AED defibrillator unit.
To formalize the process of this donation and facilitate best practice the Mayor and the Fire Chief Molinaro decided that the AED would be to place the unit in the primary police car that is used day to day for this device to be out in the streets for Moosic Borough.
Mike McCormick of Pennsylvania Ambulance presented the unit to Moosic Police Chief Maurer, stating Pennsylvania Ambulance is commitment to the Borough of Moosic and its residents. They will provide the training and any CPR update if needed. Explaining that the timing is critical for victims of a heart attack and the police may be on seen before the EMS responders that could save a life.
The Borough of Moosic recently passed an ordinance that applies to registration of vacant and abandoned property. This ordinance is deemed necessary for the health and welfare of the residents to regulate such properties.
Starting immediate if any property is found to be vacant or abandoned, or shows evidence of vacancy, then the owner shall register the property with the Borough of Moosic on a form provided by the Borough and pay the appropriate registration fee established by Resolution #10, 2016. This form is available by clicking on Departments and under Zoning is a list of all permit applications.
Properties subject to registration under this Ordinance shall remain under the annual registration requirement, security and maintenance standards of this Ordinance for as long as they remain vacant. Violations and Penalties apply.
President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the day was designed to expand public understanding of what type of job was performed and the role of the military in civilian life. So Lets Celebrate “Support the Troops”.
The Moosic Little League would like to invite all Moosic Borough residents to join them in their Opening Day Celebrations. The parade kicks off from the Moosic Raiders Field, Spring St. at 8:30 Saturday, April 23, 2016. Moosic Borough officials and staff extend our unwavering support for the 150 children and there coaches along with over 300 parents and family members involved in the Moosic Little League. “Good Luck for the 2016 Season.”
The borough office and Department of Public Works will NOT be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016. Our Garbage and Recycling collection will NOT be affected. Your Garbage and Recyclables will be picked up on its regularly scheduled days.
You could be eligible for a rebate of up to $650 on the property tax or rent you paid in 2015. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for 2015-2016 season opened Mon., Nov. 2. LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months. It’s available to renters and homeowners. This grant runs through April 1, 2016. Paper applications are still available through local county assistance offices. The sooner you apply the sooner you get your money.
The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, but HALF of your Social Security income and any cost-of-living adjustments are excluded.
Santa & Mrs Clause will be hitting the streets of Moosic aboard the Greenwood Fire Department fire apparatus on Saturday December 19th. The Riverside High School Choral Group will also be riding along to sing Christmas Carols at each stop. Santa & Mrs. Clause will be stopping in all the neighborhoods at the following locations and times to visit with all the children.
Glenmaura Drive & Emerson Drive 12:00PM
Grzyboski Train Store Rt 502 & Glenmaura National Blvd 12:20
Lanes Crane Parking Lot Rt 502 12:40
Al’s Lounge Parking Lot Birney Ave & Stark St 1:00
Moosic High Sch Memorial Main St (next to Berlew’s Hoagies) 1:20
Oakwood Terrace Parking Lot Rocky Glen Rd 1:40
Railroad & Winfield Ave Intersection Island 2:00
Red Wings Baseball Field Lydon Lane & Church St 2:20
Riverside Elementary School Kreig Ave 2:40
From all of the hard working members of the Greenwood Fire Department to all of our friends and neighbors, we wish you a very “Fire Safe” Merry Christmas!
Moosic Borough Council & Mayor continues its efforts to update the borough’s fleet of equipment with two 2015 Ford Interceptor Sedan – All wheel drive. These latest vehicles are equipped with the latest in emergency equipment and will augment the current fleet. Moosic Police Department provides coverage for 22.47 of local roads, 5.73 miles of county and 11.24 miles of state road. ARRIVE ALIVE:
Moosic Borough Council President Joe Mercatili is retiring after serving more than three decades. Joe has served on council for 38 years, serving 35 of those years as council president. During his tenure, Moosic Borough’s budget has gone from $800,000. in 1978 to 3.6 million today. The community has grown substantially with the development of Montage Mountain, a major golf course, a Visitors Center, Cinemark 20 screen theatre complex and major corporate centers and assorted business. The attractive tax base in the borough is an added incentive and major benefit. Mr. Mercatili has served as President of the PA State Association of Boroughs on its Policy and Resolution Committee and as President of the Lackawanna County Association of Boroughs. His accomplishments go beyond the borough as he reaches out to both the County and State organizations as well. Mr. Mercatili will remain a councilman with a firm hand and watchful eye.
NerdWallet’s analysis looked at 145 places in Pennsylvania, each with a population of at least 5,000, then calculated the overall score for each location based on the business climate and economic health using data from the U.S. Census Bureau Moosic Borough has placed 2nd for the best places to start a business in Pennsylvania. In Moosic, about 11 businesses per 100 people see an average annual revenue at just over $3 million. Some of the key retail and entertainment attractions include the Cinemark 20 and XD Movie Theater and the Shoppes at Montage, as well as baseball games at PNC Field, home of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. The Greater Northeast Chamber of Commerce is in Moosic and serves Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.
Moosic Borough is consistent in lowering taxes and municipal fees for borough residents. This past week Borough Council eliminated the General Obligation Term Loan. A 6 year term note was issued in 2012 in the amount of $800,000.00, to provide funds for the replacement and rehabilitation of portions of the Borough’s existing sewer mains, including, but not limited to, Birney Avenue crossing at Railroad Street, Stone Street extension, Birney Avenue at Route 502, Main Street, Spring Street, Birney Avenue and Rocky Glen Road. Moosic Boroughs financial management is the process of obtaining funds to support the necessary services provided by the Borough and using those funds in an effective and efficient manner. Sound fiscal management requires a well planned budget and effective use of the budget as a tool for managing the receipt and spending of money throughout the year. Council President Joseph Mercatili stated “ I am pleased to eliminate this loan and provide a sufficient saving to the borough residents along with a strong infrastructure.”
Joseph Mercatili, Council President was recognized by prominent business owner Alan Goldstein, on May 12, 2015. Mr. Goldstein stated “it is an honor to call Joe my friend”. In appreciation for continuous dedication and putting Moosic before everything else, a bench was placed in front of the borough building in Mr. Mercatili’s honor.
Left: Joseph Mercatili, Shirley Mercatili, Alan Goldstein
In memory of our former borough secretary Clare Conaboy, officials of Moosic borough took time to honor the former secretary on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The unveiling of a bench was presented in front of the Conaboy family and Officials from the borough. Jane Sterling, Borough Administrator, officiated the ceremony in memory of her good friend, and also Thanked the donors that made the bench possible, Alan Goldstein, James McDonough, John Brazil, Building Inspectors Underwriters and PennEaster Engineers. Clare’s son said it best: “The best way to continue to serve her memory is to serve Moosic Borough.
It is a pleasure to report that the Lackawanna Recycling Center will resume accepting electronic material immediately at no fee from Monday through Friday during the hours of 7 am to 3 pm.
We are sorry for the inconveniences caused by this brief interruption of service and thank you for your input and patience.
As always, I am available to assist you with any questions or comments.
Sharing your relief,
[UPDATE] April 14, 2015
I was notified today that effective immediately the recycling center on Boulevard Avenue will no longer accept electronics of any kind.
Municipal truck and residents have been turned away today. There was no advance notice.
I contacted Andy Wascura who oversees operation of the recycling center for clarification on the status of electronic recycling. He stated that he is unsure of when/if they will accept electronics either in the near future or long range.
Contacting some local vendors that have accepted electronics in the past, I have the following information to offer:
Best Buy 570-346-8977 accepting 3 electronic items/day/customer – no fee
Including: up to 50” flatscreen TVs; up to32” tube TVs ; laptops, computers and peripherals
Elmwood Specialized 570-969-9040 accepting all electronics except monitors or TVs
Staples 570-342-5138 accepting 5 electronic items/day/customer except monitors or TVs
Target 570-383-7100 accepting cell phones and ink cartridges no other electronics
I know this is the time for Spring Clean Ups in many municipalities. I promise to keep you updated as I learn anything else on this matter.
Turning you away at the gate is just not something I want to hear happens again.
TRUCK RENTAL SERVICE If any person within the Borough of Moosic has the need of the borough dump truck to dispose of household generated waste, that would not normally be picked up by the Borough’s refuse collector, then you can rent the Borough Truck for $100.00 (one time per year), no hazardous waste or tires, and no electronics. Make reservations by calling us at (570) 457-5480
Moosic Police Department will soon be cracking down on speeder’s. Moosic Borough Council recently approved the purchase of an ENRADD Wireless System speed-timing device. The ENRADD Wireless System is a PA approved speed-timing device. This system was developed as a speed enforcement tool that can be deployed in a wide range of traffic conditions. The ENRADD Wireless System measures the speed of a vehicle as it passes through the Non-Contact Roadswitch’s timing zone, then displaying the speed for the officer to see.
Moosic Borough will host a free hearing test and Ear Scans. The Test will be given by Hearing Health Providers, registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The test will be given on March 16, 2015, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Moosic Borough Municipal Building, 715 Main St. Moosic, PA.
With a continuous effort to provide better services, Moosic Borough Officials recently approved the funding of a new bulk salt storage facility. Adequate bulk storage assures enough salt to fight winter storms, without the problem of arranging emergency shipments throughout the winter months. This facility can go a long way toward guaranteeing sufficient salt when it is needed to maintain a high level of winter maintenance for the safety of our residents and motorists. More importantly proper storage inside a building or under cover will also prevent possible detrimental effects on the environment, when salt is stored outside, runoff must be properly controlled. This new addition would not be possible without the cost saving construction efforts of the Department of Public Works. Great Job!
Friends, family, the Scranton Chamber, and Moosic Borough Officials gathered with Chelsea Manganaro, Owner and Founder of Nearme Yoga L.L.C.,on Main Street for their Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting on Friday evening. Guests enjoyed 15% off Products in their yoga store, Wine Tasting, Chair Massages, Giveaways, and more!
The studio is located at 700 Main Street in Moosic PA offering a state of the art studio featuring contemporary colors to soothe and energize, warm towel for after class, complementary tea and plenty of parking. They supply blankets, yoga straps, chairs, and blocks and also have mats available for $1. Stop by early to check out the Boutique for exclusive collaborations, yoga accessories, performance apparel, and must-have essentials.
The studio offers a variety of All-level Vinyasa classes, Kids yoga, a Happy Hour Power Hour class, Candle Lite Flow, Restorative yoga and many workshops and events
Visit their website nearmeyoga.com for more information on classes and workshops.
Photo cutline: Chelsea Manganaro, Owner and Founder of Nearme Yoga, (center) surrounded by family, friends and public officials. From left: Moosic Borough Councilman Robert Besecker; Moosic Mayor James Segilia; Father Billy Manganaro; Mother and Husband, Caryl & Phillip Lamberti; and Moosic Borough Councilman Eugene “Buddy” Prusinski.
We are planning a reunion for Taylor-Moosic High School graduates, classes 1962 through 1966. We are looking for classmates from these five years who are interested in meeting up with old friends for a fun and casual get together in the Autumn of 2015.
For further information, please send your email addresses to our T-M reunion email: TMHS62TO66@yahoo.com. Be sure to include name, year of graduation and, for women, please include a maiden name?.?
MOOSIC, PA– “It’s always great when small businesses come to the plate,” Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick O’Malley’s sentiment that echoed throughout C&S Athletic Club’s Ribbon Cutting ceremony October 23 in Moosic. Showing area progress is a dish well received, O’Malley was joined by several area officials eager to offer their support and well wishes to C&S owners Carl and Stacey Lutkowski as they move forward with renovations at their 729 Main Street site.
With bright green branding throughout; a building that once stood vacant for close to five years, now illuminates a fresh new look surrounding the latest in state of the art training equipment. Unceasing in their efforts, the young couple invited the group to tour additional space under renovation as the highly visible spot continues reflecting business progress that translates to community progress.
“Carl and Stacey are doing great things,” noted Riverside School District Superintendent Paul Brennan as he admired the surroundings. Frequently passing the site in his travels, he recalled its past and the inspiration C&S has reflected on its neighbors stating, “It’s the people in the place that make the difference.”
Lutkowski delivered heartfelt words of gratitude to all that have contributed to what the athletic club has become and will become as the move forward. “We wouldn’t be where we are today without you,” he said smiling back at Stacey holding their young daughter Peyton then to family, friends and public officials filling the room. With a swift snip of the massive scissors, thunderous applause erupted.
O’Malley later invited others considering opening their own business to “Jump in the pool and take a chance,” adding “YOU control everything you do.”
For more information: POC Jeanine Hofbauer (570)517-1792 or Jeanine@HofbauerStrategies.com
Photo cutline: Stacey Lutkowski (center) joins husband Carl as he cuts the ribbon at C &S Athletic Club’s celebration of progress in Moosic surrounded by family, friends and public officials including (2nd row from left) Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick O’Malley, Riverside School District Superintendent Paul Brennan, Moosic Borough Councilman Eugene “Buddy” Prusinski, Scranton Small Business Development Center’s Keith Yurgosky
Announcement — The Borough of Moosic is pleased to announce we are now accepting credit card payments online. We offer an online solution on our website for consumers to make payments for the following: Building Permits, Health Licenses, Mechanical Device Tax, Sewer Permits, Truck Pick up.
Please click here and follow the direction for this convenient way to pay your fees.
[UPDATE] January 30th, 2014: PA American Water will begin draining the pipe at 9:00 pm this evening. Excavation will begin at 2:00 am where they will be able to try to repair the pipe. Estimated time of repair is 12 to 24 hours for the Greenwood section of Moosic. Montage area should have low pressure during the repairs, but they believe they have bypassed that area. Listing of streets effected came be found on PA america.com. Further updates will be posted as they become available.
[UPDATE] January 30th, 2014: A water tank has arrived at Greenwood Fire Dept . The tank is inside the firehouse and a representative of PAWC is here to assist you. Please come to the side door and knock for help. Please stay tuned to the media for more information.
[UPDATE] January 30th, 2014: PA American Water Company will be shutting the main at approximately noon today. One that occurs parts of Moosic will Lose water. the water will be shut down for a minimum of 3 days. They have requested the help of emergency services to get more water buffaloes.
[UPDATE] January 30th, 2014: If you are among those residents affected by the water break, just a reminder to please keep adequate amount of water in your boiler systems to ensure your heat continues to work.
January 29th, 2014: According to the Pennsylvania American Water Company, there is a break in a 36-inch water main along River Street in Scranton. The problem will affect customers in South Scranton, Keyser Avenue and Keyser Valley, Glenmaura, Montage Mountain, the Greenwood Section of Moosic, the area of Emmitt Street and Meridian Avenue in Scranton, and the Stuffer Industrial Park.
Customers may experience no water, low pressure or cloudy water. Some residents may not lose water at all. If customers experience cloudy or discolored water, run water until it clears before using. This should typically take only a few minutes. The current estimate is that it could be a few days until full water service is restored.
In the event that residents need water, the Pennsylvania American Water Company has dispatched water tankers to Engine 2 Fire House, Gibbons and Pittston avenues in Scranton; Engine 7 Fire House, Luzerne Street, Scranton; Lackawanna Ambulance, 1000 Remington Avenue, Scranton; and Greenwood Hose Company, Birney Avenue, Moosic. Customers should bring their own containers.
Lackawanna County Emergency Services / 9-1-1 has contacted PEMA for assistance if it is deemed necessary. More information will be disseminated as it becomes available. Check the Lackawanna County website and social media platforms for updates.
The Lackawanna County Treasurer’s Office and Officials of the Borough of Moosic announced that DOG LICENSES would be available for residents on Friday, January 17, 2014.
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.