On December 11, 2018, Moosic Borough Council adopted the 2019 budget with no tax increase. Moosic Borough has maintained it’s current tax millage of 12.87.
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
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 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 @ 10:00 AM.
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).
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!!!!
Moosic Borough Mayor and Council wish all residents a safe and Happy Halloween. Please stay safe and watch out for our children on the borough streets.
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.
A building permit is required in Moosic Borough for new construction, or adding onto pre-existing structures and major renovations.
Building/Zoning permits are required for, but not limited to:
- Pools, Garages, Sheds, Fences, Additions
- Decks or Porches
- Sidewalks, Driveways and curb cuts
- Commercial Signs
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.
Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American People understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it. (Barry Commoner).
Make Everyday Earth Day!
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.