Borough News

RECYCLING BINS ARE AVAILABLE!! [UPDATE]

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)

Weather Advisory Nov 15-16, 2018

PLEASE SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION:   snow develops into afternoon. Expect 2-4 inches into dark. Snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain/rain in many locations as night progresses. Tonight/early Friday…mixed precipitation and rain changing back to snow into early Friday morning. Another 3-6 inches is possible, especially in the elevations and northern/eastern counties. Friday…morning snow ends to partial clearing in the afternoon. Temps will rise to near 40 or better, greatly improving road conditions! STAY SAFE!!!!

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.

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 22rd and Friday November 23th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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.

Daylight Savings Time Ends: November 4 , 2018

Turn your clocks back an hour on November , 2018 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).

 

 

Election Day: Closed November 6, 2018

Moosic Borough office will be closed on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 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.

During this mid-term election year, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested.  PLEASE VOTE!!!!

Agility Road Resurfacing Project:

MOOSIC BOROUGH ROAD RESURFACING PROJECT:
Moosic Borough in conjunction with Penndot Agility program will be resurfacing roads on Tuesday, October 09, 2018. Residents living on Kreig Ave, Grace Ln, School St, Roth St and Wylam Ave. are asked to remove your vehicle(s) from the roadway by 7AM . Once work has begun on the roadway, vehicular traffic will not be permitted back into the roadway until paving project is completed on your street.
Also we will be resurfacing roads on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Residents living on Walnut St, Spruce St., Hudson St, Elm St, Brook St, Montgomery St., George St., Lucas Ct. and Dente Ct. are asked to remove your vehicle(s) from the roadway by 7AM . Once work has begun on the roadway, vehicular traffic will not be permitted back into the roadway until paving project is completed on your street.
MOOSIC BOROUGH thanks you in advance for you patients and cooperation at this time.

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.

Slow Down: Back to School Means Sharing the Road

It’s “Back to School” time.  School buses are back on the roads, and students are walking along the side of the road and waiting for buses.

apple Please watch carefully for children near school buildings, in areas where school buses are traveling or where there are signs for school zones or bus stops.
apple Remember that if you are approaching a school bus from either the front or behind, and it’s yellow lights are flashing, the bus is preparing to stop.
apple If the buses red lights are flashing, YOU MUST STOPIt’s the law!

Roads Impacted by Flooding in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Dunmore, PA – Motorists in Northeastern Pennsylvania are advised that several roads are impacted in the area due to flooding. The following roads are currently closed as of 12 AM.

Lackawanna County

SR 6 in Eynon is closed in the westbound lanes.

SR 590 is closed between Reservoir Rd in Madison Township and Parry Road in Jefferson Township.

Now Open SR 3001 (Newton-Ransom Bld.) is closed in both directions from the intersection of Milwaukee Rd in Ransom to the intersection of Cherry Hill Dr in Ransom

SR 3005 (Main St/ River Rd) is closed in both directions from the intersection of the Luzerne County Line to the intersection of the Wyoming county line.

SR 3006 – (Church Hill Rd/Milwaukee Rd) is closed between Willow Drive and Laurel Hill Rd in Newton Township

SR 3012 (Oak Street) is closed between Keyser Avenue and Main Street in Taylor

SR 3015 (Main Street/Moosic Rd/Oak Street) is closed between SR 11 (Birney Ave) in Moosic and Honey Lane in Old Forge

SR 3019 (Lonesome Road/Spring Street) is closed between Drake Street and Main Street/Bridge Street in Old Forge

SR 3022 (The Central Scranton Expressway) is open. Motorists should use caution when traveling in the area due to rocks and debris on the roadway.

SR 4011 (Turnpike Rd/Old State Road) is closed between State Street in Clarks Summit and Maple St in La Plume.

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.

4th of July: Public Works and the Business Office will be CLOSED.

The Department of Public Works and the Business Office will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2018 in observance of the holiday.

Moosic Borough Officials announce the following schedule for the 4th OF JULY HOLIDAY.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 – Closed No pick up
Thurday, July 5, 2018 – Wednesday scheduled pick up. No special bulk pick up

Borough officials wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Upcoming Road Closures:

Moosic Borough is reaching out to our residents and motorists in regards to some upcoming work that Norfolk Southern will be doing on the railroad along Main Street (SR3015). The anticipated date range for this work is July 9-13,2018. The road will need to be closed and traffic will be detoured while work is ongoing.

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.

Borough Office Closed for Election Day May 15, 2018

The Borough Office will be closed for business on Tuesday May 15, 2017 for the Primary election, but the doors will remain open for voters registered in Ward 3 to cast their vote.

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.

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.