In observance of this Memorial Day Holiday, the office and Department of Public Works will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022. Garbage and Recycling will be on a one day delay. REMINDER, First Friday Paper Fiber will be picked June 3, 2022.
Moosic Borough Officials sends a big thanks to all who are serving in the military or who have served and gave their lives for us.
Moosic Borough office will be closed on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in observance of Primary Election Day. However, the Department of Public Works, will be collecting Garbage and Recycling . Please have your garbage and recycling curbside by 6:00a.m.
Moosic Zoning Board of Adjustments will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building at 715 Main St. Moosic, Pa 18507. This public hearing is with regards Charles LaBelle LTD, Memorial Highway Shavertown, is requesting a variance on his M-1 Zone so he can have car sales from his property on Rocky Glen Road Moosic, Pa – Ashley Nicole Adams, 1118 Water Street Moosic is requesting a variance for the property located at 1118 Water Street, minimum frontage from 50 feet to 60 feet frontage, and both side yard variances.
Interested parties are invited to attend and present testimony.
At the regular meeting of Moosic Borough Council to be held on March 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Moosic Borough Building, 715 Main St Moosic Pa., Council will consider for adoption Ordinance #3 of 2022, the following summary: An Ordinance of the Governing Body of Moosic Borough is considering amending Ordinance 14 of 2020 which provides for the prohibiting installation of use of supply wells for portable and agricultural use within the municipal limits. This ordinance may be examined in its entirety at the Moosic Borough office during normal business hours. The public is invited.
Alzheimer Support is a free service that assists Moosic families who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Through our free search tool and database of Alzheimer’s care facilities, families in need of care for their loved ones can locate licensed care homes and communities in the Moosic area that are best equipped to provide care for their loved ones. https://www.alzheimersupport.com/memory-care/pennsylvania/
Moosic Borough Civil Service Commission will be holding a meeting on Monday, January 31, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Moosic Borough Building located at 715 Main St. Moosic PA. 18507. The public is invited.
CHRISTMAS TREES – The Moosic Borough DPW will be picking up Christmas Trees every Thursday and Friday throughout the borough from January 3rd to January 27th. Please make sure they are not bagged and/or have any decorations on them.
Residents can bring their Christmas Trees to the Lackawanna County Recycling Center by themselves, but will be charged a fee ($5-$10) depending on the size.
The organization meeting of the Moosic Borough Council to be held on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at the Borough municipal building located at 715 Main Street, Moosic, PA 18507. The purpose of the meeting is the election of officers and any other business listed on the meeting agenda that comes before the elected officials. The Public is invited.
Notice is hereby given that Moosic Borough proposed budget has been prepared and submitted to Council for ensuring year 2022. A copy of proposed budget and Tax Ordinance #1, fixing the tax rate for the calendar year 2022 at 18.37 mills, has been filed in the boroughs business office, 715 Main Street Moosic, PA 18507, where it is open for inspection. Council will hold a Public Hearing to receive input into the proposed Budget on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 6:45 p.m., followed by the regular schedule Council meeting. The public is invited.
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. They spent time and energy that truly reflected the spirit of the Holidays. Thank you for all you have done to make our Christmas a little brighter.
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 Friday, December 24th, 2021 in observance of the Christmas holiday.
There will be No (Thursday) Special pick up’s and No Grass and brush (Thursday and Friday)
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 the evenings of Saturday, December 18 (Greenwood & Glenmaura Section) and Sunday, December 19, (lower Moosic sections) they will be escorted throughout the streets of the Borough by the Police Department . Santa and his helpers will be handing out goodie bags to all the children. Follow Santa’s route https://www.facebook.com/moosicboroughpolicedepartment
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 25rd and Friday November 26th 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.
Moosic Borough Office and Department of Public works will be open for business on Veterans Day, your garbage and recycling is on schedule. Moosic Borough Mayor and Council thank all Veterans and men and women serving our country each and every day.
Notice is hereby given that Moosic Borough proposed budget has been prepared and submitted to Council for ensuring year 2022. A copy of proposed budget has been filed in the boroughs business office, 715 Main St Moosic, Pa 18507, where it is available for public inspection.
The Moosic Borough Council will hold a Budget work session on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Moosic Borough Buidling, 715 Main Street, Moosic, PA to prepare the tentative Budget for 2022. The public is invited. Public Meeting Calendar
LEGAL NOTICE BORUGH OF MOOSIC CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
NOTICE OF ENTRY LEVEL POLICE OFFICER EXAMINATION SCHEDULE
November 18, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. at Borough of Moosic Municipal Building; Written Examination (Entry Level Police Officer)
Following the grading of the written exam an oral examination will be scheduled for those applicants successful on the written exam
All candidates applying for testing must submit an application in person at the Borough of Moosic Municipal Building, 715 Main Street, Moosic, PA, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applications must be submitted no later than November 10, 2021.
There is a non-refundable fee of $50 due at the time of application.
ALL CANDIDATES MUST PASSA PHYSICAL AGILITY EXAM
All applicants claiming the following preferences must supply proof at the time of application: Veteran preference requires proof of service and honorable discharge. All applicants must have reached their eighteenth (18th) birthday before the deadline for submitting a completed application.
If successful on the Oral and Written examinations, physical exam will be required. A police background check, a polygraph, drug screen and a mental and psychological examination will also be required.
Further information can be found at moosicborough.com
The Borough of Moosic is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Adv. Oct 18, 2021 Jane Sterling, Borough Administrator
LEGAL NOTICE BOROUGH OF MOOSIC NOTICE OF PROMOTIONAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION POLICE OFFICER EXAMINATION SCHEDULE
November 8, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at Moosic Borough Municipal Building; Oral Promotional Examination will be conducted for the following position:
Assistant Chief Captain Sergeant
All Police Officers applying for the Promotional Examination must submit a Letter of Intent, together with a current resume in person at the Borough of Moosic Municipal Building, 715 Main Street, Moosic Pa. between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applications must be submitted no later than October 25, 2021.
Further information can be found at moosicborough.com
The Borough of Moosic is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
Adv. October 18, 2021 Jane Sterling Borough Administrator
Turn your clocks back an hour on November 07, 2021 for the beginning of DaylightSavingsEnd. 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).
The Borough Office will be closed for business on Tuesday November 02, 2021 for the General 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.
In observance of Labor Day, Moosic Borough Office & Department of Public works will be closed on September 6. 2021 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.
Moosic Borough Department of Public Works announces its summer schedule for Garbage and Recycling PICK-UP. Starting Monday, May 10, 2021 Garbage and Recycling will be picked up curb side starting at 6:00 a.m. Please have your containers curb side
I wanted to let you all know that the Commissioners and the recycling center have heard everyone’s concerns regarding the yard waste and brush policies at the center. Attached is a new policy effective today, May 26th2021.
Some key takeaways from the new policy:
Brush that comes in still needs to be 2 in. in diameter or smaller BUT it can now be up to 4 ft. in length
Please continue to make sure that there is not any garbage or foreign materials in the brown leaf bags
Leaves and grass can come in intermixed (separated is preferred, but no one will be turned away for them being together).
Pine needles, plants and flowers etc. can be mixed in with the leaves and grass
Moosic Borough office and Department of Public Works will be closed on Friday, April 02, 2021 in observance of the Good Friday, therefore, there will be no grass and brush collections or Paper collection that week, however , collection will resume the following Friday, April 09, 2021.
Moosic Borough Mayor and Council wishes everyone a Happy Easter Holiday.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the March equinox (aka spring equinox or vernal equinox) occurs when the Sun crosses the equator line, heading north in the sky. This event marks the start of spring in the northern half of the globe. After this date, the Northern Hemisphere begins to be tilted more toward the Sun, resulting in increasing daylight hours and warming temperatures. (In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the opposite: the March equinox marks the start of autumn, as the Southern Hemisphere begins to be tilted away from the Sun.)
The Borough of Moosic continues to operate under the State of Emergency as proclaimed by Mayor Segilia and upheld by Borough Council.
Borough Facilities are open to the public. Masks must be worn and social distancing is being enforced as per the Pennsylvania Department of Health and CDC Guidelines. Also, temperature screening devices are being used while entering the Municipal Building.
Please continue to follow The PA Department of Health recommendations regarding COVID-19 Precautions.
GETTING THE COVID VACCINE:
Pennsylvania has started to vaccinate against COVID-19 and is working to expand eligibility to more groups of people.
Supplies are extremely limited, so we must prioritize who gets vaccinated first — starting with those most at risk of catching COVID and experiencing complications.
Use this guide to see if you are currently eligible for a COVID vaccine and to find out how to get one. If you have questions about the vaccination process in Pennsylvania, please call the Pennsylvania Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258. https://www.pa.gov/guides/get-vaccinated/
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/
The borough office and department of public works will remain open on Monday, February 15, 2021; therefore, garbage and recyclable collections will be on regular schedule pick up.
Presidential Birth States and Places With Names of Presidents
As we near Presidents’ Day on Feb. 15, just weeks after a presidential inauguration, we look at where our presidents were born and how many places in the United States carry their names. Places include counties, cities, towns and minor civil divisions.
George Washington, who took the oath on April 30, 1789, tops the list of presidential namesakes with at least 94 places that share his name.
Every other president, except for Dwight Eisenhower and our most recent – Biden, Donald Trump and Barack Obama — have places that share their names, too.
Second on the list of places with presidential monikers is Abraham Lincoln (72), followed by Andrew Jackson (67) and Thomas Jefferson (62).
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.
Moosic Borough Zoning/Code Enforcement officer has announced today (November 25) new/additional measures in their attempt to stop the exposure, transmission and spread of the Coronavirus.
The Zoning/Code office will be open to the general public, but by appointment only, as of December 1. The overriding reasons for this action is to limit entrance/foot traffic into the building and, above all, safety/health concerns. Appointments can be made by call 570-862-7361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop boxes will be remain in the front office vestibule for various payments and other transactions.
The Office will be closed on November 24-25, 2020, the facilities is following public health policy for deep-cleaning worksites. If you need to pay taxes or have any borough business please email your questions to email@example.com or call (570) 457-5480 Ext.111.
UPDATE 10/5/2020: Moosic Borough will return to original schedule for Recycling pick up. On your regular scheduled trash pick up day your commingled pick (glass, plastic bottles and jars and cans) along with Cardboard can be placed curbside. Please have you containers curbside by 7:00 am on your regular scheduled pick up date.
UPDATE 6/16/2020: Moosic Borough will resume commingled pick up starting Monday June 22, 2020. Please have you containers (glass, plastic bottles and jars and cans) curbside by 6:00 am on your regular scheduled pick up date.
UPDATE 5/11/2020 The first Friday of every month paper pick up will resume starting June 5, 2020. Please have your newspaper in container curbside by 6:00 am on the designated day.
UPDATE 5/1/2020 Grass and Brush pickup will resume as normal starting Thursday, May 7, 2020 and Friday, May 8, 2020 and will remain throughout the year. DPW will be picking up grass and brush every Thursday’s wards 1 and 3 and Friday wards 2 and 4. calendar
Grass clippings (no plastic bags – brown paper bags or open containers)
Leaves (no plastic bags – brown paper bags only or open containers)
Tree limbs (n more than 3′ length and 4″ in diameter)
Brush (must be bundled together)
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 Special Bulk Pick up and Truck Rentals are suspended until further notice,
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.
Moosic Borough Council passes Resolution 5, on May 14, 2020 waiving the late penalty fee for this calendar year as it pertains to your property tax. Property owners shall be obligated to pay only the face value of their property taxes up through December 31, 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic as had a debilitating effect on families and business through out our community. It is imperative to help-out our residents in this difficult time.
This guidance is intended for all Americans, whether you own a business, run a school, or want to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your home. Reopening America requires all of us to move forward together by practicing social distancing and other daily habits to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.
Please be advised that on March 16, 2020, the Borough of Moosic activated in response to the Mayor’s Declaration of Emergency. As such, only essential services are available. The goal of this action is to mitigate the spread and reduce the severity of COVID-19, the Coronavirus, to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents and employees of Moosic Borough. Accordingly, the Borough’s Office of Open Records closed. When the Borough resumes regular operations, we will consider all requests as having been received on that day.https://openrecordspennsylvania.com/2020/03/11/the-sunshine-act-and-covid-19/
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.
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 https://moosicborough.com/ . If you need assistance feel free to call our office 570-457-5480.
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.
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
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
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.
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”
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
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.”