Proposed Budget/Taxing Ordinance 12/13/2022

Notice is hereby given that Moosic Borough proposed budget has been prepared and submitted to Council for ensuring year 2023. Council will hold a Public Hearing to receive input into the proposed Budget on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 6:45 p.m., followed by a Special Meeting to adopt the 2023 budget, followed by the regular schedule Council meeting, where council will consider for adoption the following: Tax Ordinance #1, fixing the tax rate for the calendar year 2023 at 21.87 and Ordinance #2 of 2023 imposed a fee for the collection and disposal of refuse from residential properties and light commercial at the rate ($150.00) DOLLARS per “dwelling Unit” per year.  A copy of the full text of the proposed Ordinances and proposed budget has been filed in the boroughs business office, 715 Main Street Moosic, PA 18507, where it is open for inspection during normal business hours of 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. The public is invited. 

Zoning Board of Adjustments Public Hearing: 12/7/2022

Moosic Borough Zoning Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Building, 715 Main St Moosic.

Wylam 3900 LLC, 7 Villa Drive Moosic, PA 18507 are requesting a drive way variance, 3900 Rear Wylam and 3902 Wylam Avenue, 3 setback variances and a multi-family occupancy.

Interested parties are invited to attend and provide testimony.  

Henry Donato, Chairman

Notice of Police Entry Level Examination Schedule.

LEGAL NOTICE
BORUGH OF MOOSIC
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

NOTICE OF ENTRY LEVEL
POLICE OFFICER EXAMINATION
SCHEDULE

November 03, 2022, at 11:00 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 October 26, 2022.

There is a non-refundable fee of $50 due at the time of application.

ALL CANDIDATES MUST PASS A 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 05, 2021
Jane Sterling, Borough Administrator

Visit Moosic Borough Police Department for Application Information

                  

                        

Zoning Board of Adjustments Hearing

Moosic Zoning Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Building at 715 Main Street, Moosic PA 18507.

Commonwealth Charter Academy, Tax Number 18601010007, 53 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic regarding section 300 Table 1 and 23e intended use is for an Office for a sidebar Charter School. Interpretation or in the alternative Special exception

Also Kreig, 3716 3718 Lawrence Ave. Moosic reviews paving issue.

All parties are invited to attend and provide testimony.

Notice of Intent to Adopt Fire Pit Ordinance

At the regular meeting of Moosic Borough Council to be held on October 11, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Moosic Borough Building, 715 Main St., Moosic, PA. council will consider for adoption ORDINANCE #9 of 2022; the following of which is a summary: AN ORDINANCE OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF MOOSIC BOROUGH, LACKAWANNA COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA , AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 112 OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF MOOSIC WHICH REGULATES OPEN BURNING IN THE BOROUGH; PROVIDING FOR NEW DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING REGULATIONS ON FIRE PITS; PROVIDING CERTAIN EXEPTIONS AND AMENDING PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY AND REPEALER CLAUSE. THIS ORDINANCE MAY BE EXAMINED IN IT’S ENTIRETY AT THE MOOSIC BOROUGH BUILDING, 715 MAIN ST. MOOSIC, PA. DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS.

Notice of intent to Adopt

At the regular scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 13th the Moosic Borough Council will consider for adoption Ordinance #7 of 2022, repealing Ordinance #18 of 2020, imposing a fee for the negligent inadvertent, intentional or unintentional activation of fire, burglar, medical or any emergency alarm system: Providing for a graduated penalty: Providing certain penalties: setting forth certain prohibitions: setting standards for alarm systems: requiring reporting and billing: setting forth alarm system maintenance requirements including annual inspection: requiring call out information: providing for penalties and repealer and effective date.

Also Council will consider for adoption Ordinance #8 of 2022: An ordinance providing for the entering into a Cable Franchise Agreement: Providing for the appropriate signatures to the aggeement: providing a severability clause: providing a repealer clause and providing an effective date.

Public Hearing 9/13/2022

Moosic Borough Council will a hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 in the Moosic Borough Building, 715 Main Street Moosic PA 18507. The purpose of the hearing is to receive input regarding Ordinance #8 of 2022, entering into a franchise agreement with Astound.  The regular monthly  meeting will immediately follow.  The public is invited.

Advertisement of Bids – Paving Project 2022

Sealed bids for the Moosic Borough 2022 Pave Project shall be submitted to the Moosic Borough Manager at the Moosic Borough Municipal Offices, 715 Main Street, Moosic, PA 18705 until 9:30 A.M. on Friday, August 26, 2022 at which time and date the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Moosic Borough Council will consider the bids for award at special meeting of Moosic Borough Council scheduled for 4:00 P.M., Friday, August 26, 2022 at the above-noted location.

Briefly, bids are invited for the above-mentioned project, which includes but is not limited to the following:

  1. Maintenance & Protection of Traffic & Misc. Incidental Contract Items
  2. Full-Width Profile Milling of Bituminous Pavement
  3. Base Repair, 6” of Subbase and 25mm WMA Superpave Base Course, 3” thickness to milled surface
  4. Level/Scratch Course, 9.5mm WMA Superpave, variable thickness, In Place
  5. Wearing Course, 9.5mm WMA Superpave, 2” thickness, In Place
  6. ADA Curb Ramp Construction
  7. Concrete Drive Adjustment, 6” PA DOT 2A Stone, 6” Class “AA” Concrete
  8. Asphalt Drive Adjustment, 6” PA DOT 2A Stone, 3” 25mm WMA Superpave, 1 ½” 9.5mm WMA Superpave
  9. Gravel Drive Restoration, 6” Thickness, Match Existing Gravel
  10. Lawn Restoration, 4” Topsoil, Formula “B” Seed, Soil Supplements and Mulch
  11. Standard Storm Inlet
  12. 12” SLCCP Storm Line
  13. 15” SLCCP Perforated Storm Line with Geotextile Wrap
  14. PA DOT 2A Trench Backfill
  15. Trench Pave Restoration with 6” PA DOT 2A Stone, 3” 25mm WMA Superpave
  16. Manhole and Storm Inlet Grade Adjustments

All as provided for within the contract documents and bid/proposal form.

It is the intention of Moosic Borough and the requirement of this project that the following roads be completed by the end of the 2022 construction season:

  1. Belin Village Drive
  2. Marion Lane
  3. Railroad Street

The remaining two roads, Hobart Street and Laurel Avenue, will be required to be completed during the Spring of 2023, as both include the installation of storm drainage system improvements.

Contract/Bid documents are on file and may be obtained for a non-refundable fee of $100.00 at the office of PennEastern Engineers, LLC at 165 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard, Wilkes-Barre, PA between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.

Prospective bidders are urged to familiarize themselves with the site and review the scope of work and contract documents.  Any contractor, who does not do so and submits a bid, does so at his own risk.

Attention is called to the Pennsylvania Prevailing Minimum Wage requirements contained within the Bid Documents that are to be utilized for this project.

Bid proposals must be on the forms provided by Moosic Borough contained within the bid documents.  Bid Security in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total bid shall be submitted with each bid in accordance with the Contract Documents.

The successful bidder will be required to submit separate payment and performance bonds in amounts each equal to 100% of the contract price within 20 days of the contract being awarded and will also be required to submit a one-year maintenance bond in the amount of 100% of the contract price prior to final payment or any partial payment that reduces the balance owed to less than 10%.

The Successful Bidder shall commence work under the contract on a date to be specified in the Notice to Proceed, and fully complete the project within SIXTY (60) consecutive calendar days thereafter and as noted within this “Advertisement for Bids”.  The Successful Bidder shall pay, as liquidated damages, the sum of $500.00 for each consecutive calendar day thereafter.

This project is subject to the provisions of the “Steel Products Procurement Act” of March 3, 1978 (P.L. 6, No. 3) as amended.

Moosic Borough reserves the right to reject any or all bids or portion thereof or to waive informalities in the bidding.

Moosic Borough is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Bids may be held by the Borough of Moosic for a period not to exceed Sixty (60) days from the date of opening of the bids for the purpose of reviewing the bids prior to awarding the contract.  In this period of time, no bidder may withdraw their bid.

                 BY:  Jane Sterling, Borough Manager

                                                       Borough of Moosic

Advertisement for Bids

                                       

Sealed bids for the Moosic Borough 2022 Pave Project shall be submitted to the Moosic Borough Manager at the Moosic Borough Municipal Offices, 715 Main Street, Moosic, PA 18705 until 9:30 A.M. on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at which time and date the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Moosic Borough Council will consider the bids for award at the regular monthly meeting of Moosic Borough Council scheduled for 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at the above-noted location.

Briefly, bids are invited for the above-mentioned project, which includes but is not limited to the following:

  1. Maintenance & Protection of Traffic & Misc. Incidental Contract Items
  2. Full-Width Profile Milling of Bituminous Pavement
  3. Base Repair, 6” of Subbase and 25mm WMA Superpave Base Course, 3” thickness to milled surface
  4. Level/Scratch Course, 9.5mm WMA Superpave, variable thickness, In Place
  5. Wearing Course, 9.5mm WMA Superpave, 2” thickness, In Place
  6. ADA Curb Ramp Construction
  7. Concrete Drive Adjustment, 6” PA DOT 2A Stone, 6” Class “AA” Concrete
  8. Asphalt Drive Adjustment, 6” PA DOT 2A Stone, 3” 25mm WMA Superpave, 1 ½” 9.5mm WMA Superpave
  9. Gravel Drive Restoration, 6” Thickness, Match Existing Gravel
  10. Lawn Restoration, 4” Topsoil, Formula “B” Seed, Soil Supplements and Mulch
  11. Standard Storm Inlet
  12. 12” SLCCP Storm Line
  13. 15” SLCCP Perforated Storm Line with Geotextile Wrap
  14. PA DOT 2A Trench Backfill
  15. Trench Pave Restoration with 6” PA DOT 2A Stone, 3” 25mm WMA Superpave
  16. Manhole and Storm Inlet Grade Adjustments

All as provided for within the contract documents and bid/proposal form.

Contract/Bid documents are on file and may be obtained for a non-refundable fee of $100.00 at the office of PennEastern Engineers, LLC at 165 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard, Wilkes-Barre, PA between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.

Prospective bidders are urged to familiarize themselves with the site and review the scope of work and contract documents.  Any contractor, who does not do so and submits a bid, does so at his own risk.

Attention is called to the Pennsylvania Prevailing Minimum Wage requirements contained within the Bid Documents that are to be utilized for this project.

Bid proposals must be on the forms provided by Moosic Borough contained within the bid documents.  Bid Security in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total bid shall be submitted with each bid in accordance with the Contract Documents.

The successful bidder will be required to submit separate payment and performance bonds in amounts each equal to 100% of the contract price within 20 days of the contract being awarded and will also be required to submit a one-year maintenance bond in the amount of 100% of the contract price prior to final payment or any partial payment that reduces the balance owed to less than 10%.

The Successful Bidder shall commence work under the contract on a date to be specified in the Notice to Proceed, and fully complete the project within SIXTY (60) consecutive calendar days thereafter.  The Successful Bidder shall pay, as liquidated damages, the sum of $500.00 for each consecutive calendar day thereafter.

This project is subject to the provisions of the “Steel Products Procurement Act” of March 3, 1978 (P.L. 6, No. 3) as amended.

Moosic Borough reserves the right to reject any or all bids or portion thereof or to waive informalities in the bidding.

Moosic Borough is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Bids may be held by the Borough of Moosic for a period not to exceed Sixty (60) days from the date of opening of the bids for the purpose of reviewing the bids prior to awarding the contract.  In this period of time, no bidder may withdraw their bid.

                                                               

 BY:  Jane Sterling, Borough Manager

                                                                         

Enacting Ordinance #6, 2022 Authorizing the issuance of Loan.

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on June 14, 2022 at 715 Main Street, Moosic Lackawanna County Pennsylvania., the Council of the Borough of Moosic, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania enacted an Ordinance Number 6 of 2022, authorizing the issuance of $1,000,000.00, principal amount of the General Obligation Note and the private sale thereof to Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank, Dunmore, Lackawanna County Pennsylvania, Lender, at par, bearing interest at the rate of 3.75% per annum.  The Note is a general obligation of the local government unit, and its officers are directed to do all acts necessary and proper for the issuance and securing of said Note.  No amendments were made during the final passage of this ordinance.

A copy of the full text of the ordinance as enacted may be examined by any citizen in the office of the Secretary of the Borough of Moosic at the 715 Main Street, Borough of Moosic, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, on any business day (except Saturdays and Sundays) between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., prevailing time.

ADV: 06/18/2022

Adopt Proposed Debt Ordinance

NOTICE BOROUGH OF MOOSIC

     SUMMARY OF DEBT ORDINANCE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a public meeting of the Council of the Borough of Moosic to be held at Main Street, Moosic, Pa at 7:00 p.m., prevailing local time, on June 14, 2022, the Council will consider the adoption of an Ordinance (the “Ordinance”) authorizing the incurring of nonelectoral debt by the Borough for the purpose of issuing general obligation note(s) to provide funds for purchase, planning, designing, constructing, and renovating for the purpose of construction a new police station and certain payments to the Volunteer Fire Company for land and a building to be used in coordination with a Federal grant for a combined police and fire station in the Borough of Moosic,; and (2) paying for the cost of issuance of the hereinafter-defined Note(the “Project”).

The following is a summary of the provisions of the Ordinance:

The ordinance Approves the Project and determines it to be in the best interest of the Borough to incur debt, authorizes the incurring of nonelectoral debt to be evidenced by an issue of General Obligation Note of the Borough, Series of 2022 in an aggregate principal amount of up to $1,000,000.00, specifies the Note as a general obligation note, specifies the indebtedness as non-electoral, authorizes and directs the execution of the Note by the President of Council or the Vice-president, provides a form of the Note, establishes a Sinking Fund in respect of the Note, specifies a useful life of the Project, authorizes the Council to take such action as may be incidental to the issuance of the Note including the filing with Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development the Ordinance, Debt Statement and a Borrowing Base Certificate and purchase agreement, providing the Note is a qualified Tax Exempt Obligation, authorizes and directs the execution of any contracts necessary with the sinking fund depository, provides for the acceptance of a purchase proposal from Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank and authorizes delivery of the Note to the purchaser upon receipt of the accepted purchase price and upon compliance with all conditions precedent to such delivery and further authorizes the appropriate offices to execute any and all documents, pledges the full faith and credit of the Borough for the payment thereof,  provides that the Borough will not assume the payment of any taxes in consideration of the purchase, states that the Borough covenants that it will make no investment or other use of the proceeds of the Notes or take any other actions which would cause the Notes to be arbitrage Notes within the meaning of Section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and that the County will comply with the requirements of such Code that must be met in order that interest on the Notes not be included in gross income for federal income tax purposes and provides for execution of certain related documents, provides for the deposit of the Note proceeds in appropriate accounts for the purpose of payment on the Project, Authorizes officers of the Borough to take such further actions and to execute, file and deliver such other documents as they deem necessary  or appropriate to effectuate settlement on the Notes and to comply with the Purchase Contract and requirement of the Local Government Unit Debt Act, provides the ordinance is a contract with the note holders, provides for a severability clause, provides for a repealer clause and provides an effective date. The funds to be obtained from the borrowing will be used for the following purposes: rehabilitation and repair of the Borough municipal building located at 715 Main Street, Moosic Pennsylvania.

A copy of the Ordinance summarized above may be examined by any citizen during regular business hours (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., prevailing local time) in the office of the Secretary of the Borough of Moosic, 715 Main Street, Moosic, Pennsylvania.

The Ordinance currently on file omits certain details which have not yet been ascertained.  If the Ordinance is adopted, a notice of adoption thereof, including a summary of the omitted details, a statement of the exact principal amount of the Notes, the range of interest rates of the Note and the price to be paid for the Note, all of which will be determined at the meeting and will be inserted in the Ordinance prior to adoption, and also including any amendments to the Ordinance during final passage, will be advertised after adoption and made available for examination by any citizen in accordance with the Act.

                                  Moosic Borough

Notice to Adopt Ordinance

At the regular meeting of Moosic Borough Council to be held on June 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Moosic Borough Building, 715 Main St. Moosic PA, council will consider for Adoption Ordinance #5 of 2022. the following of which is a summary:

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING CERTAIN TRAFFIC REGUALTION ON

SALINA STREET RELATIVE TO THE LOCATION OF THE TEMPORARY

POLICE HEADQUATERS: DESIGNATING SALINA STREET AS A ONE-WAY                STREET: PROHIBITING PARKING ON THE EAST SIDE OF SALINA STREET

OTHER THAN FOR POLICE BUSINESS; DESIGNATING ANGLE

PARKING ONLY ON CERTAIN PORTIONS OF SALINA STREET AND

PROVIDING FOR  PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF        AND FURTHER  AMENDING THE CODE OF THE  BOROUGH          OF                                                  MOOSIC, SECTION 285-12.

This Ordinance may be examined in its entirety at the Moosic Borough Office during normal business Hours. The public is invited.

Zoning Board of Adjustments Public Hearing:

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.

Hank Donati Chairman, Peter P. Kanton, Secretary

Notice of Intent to Adopt

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.

Moosic Borough Reorganization/Council Meeting.

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.

Adopting Budget 2022.

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. 

Notice of Police Officer Promotional Examination.

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

Visit Moosic Borough Police Department for Application Information