Redevelopment Authority Awarded Certificate of Merit

The Redevelopment Authority was recently awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Pennsylvania Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (PAHRA) at its Annual Conference in Lancaster for its Neighborhood Housing Initiative. The Neighborhood Housing Initiative is a cooperative effort between the Authority, City of Pittston and North East Pennsylvania Land Bank Authority to address blight, quality of life issues, housing, and most importantly to improve the City’s neighborhoods. The 2017 PAHRA Bellamy Awards are PAHRA’s highest achievement awards for housing, redevelopment and community development.

Public Participation and Public Meeting For Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Reduction Plan

NOTICE OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND PUBLIC MEETING FOR CHESAPEAKE BAY POLLUTANT REDUCTION PLAN

Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (WVSA) hereby gives notice of the 30-day public comment period for its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination (NPDES) Stormwater Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP). Best management practices (BMPs) are proposed in the regional Plan to satisfy PRP requirements for the Chesapeake Bay and local stream impairments.

The public is invited to review this document and provide written comments to the Executive Director.
WVSA
PO Box 33A, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703
James B. Tomaine, P.E. – jim.tomaine@wvsa.net

The 30-day public comment period begins August 1, 2017 and ends August 31, 2017.
The Plan will be discussed at a public meeting on August 10, 2017 starting at 4PM at the offices of WVSA.
The municipalities participating in the regional Plan include the Cities of Nanticoke, Pittston, and Wilkes-Barre; the Boroughs of Ashley, Courtdale, Dureyea, Edwardsville, Exeter, Forty Fort, Hughestown, Kingston, Laflin, Larksville, Luzerne, Plymouth, Pringle, Sugar Notch, Swoyersville, Warrior Run, West Pittston, West Wyoming, Wyoming, and Yatesville; and the Townships of Hanover, Jackson, Jenkins, Lehman, Newport, Pittston, Plains, Plymouth, and Wilkes-Barre.

Web Link to the WVSA Web Site and The Regional Pollutant Reduction Plan: http://wvsa.org/stormWaterPosting.pdf

Refuse and Recycling Changes For Independence Day

In celebration of the Independence Day Holiday all City of Pittston offices including the Department of Public Works will be closed on Tuesday July 4th.  Due to the Holiday closing refuse and recycling collections will not be picked up in the City of Pittston on Tuesday July 4th.   Tuesday’s regular refuse and recycling pick-up will be moved to Wednesday July 5th, Wednesday’s regular collection will be moved to Thursday July 6th and Thursday’s regular pick-up will be moved to Friday July 7th.  Regularly scheduled pick-ups will resume on Monday July 10th for yard waste, refuse and recycling. Thank you for your cooperation and enjoy a safe Independence Day Holiday.

Pittston City Residents Reminded To Use New 2017-2018 Garbage Bag Stickers

Pittston City residents are reminded that the new light blue and white color 2017-2018 garbage bag stickers are now in effect. The new stickers were required to be used beginning May 29th.  One sticker must be affixed to each garbage bag for it to be collected. The maximum weight for a garbage bag is 30 pounds.The 2017-2018 Pittston City Garbage Stickers may be purchased at the City Treasurer’s Office at City Hall, 35 Broad Street, Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm.  Please bring your bill when you come to purchase the stickers.   For more information on purchasing the garbage stickers please go to the City Treasurer page

For additional information on garbage and recycling collection please go to the Street and Sanitation Department’s page on Garbage Collection and Recycling

Pittston City Easter Egg Hunt To Be Held Saturday April 8

The Pittston City Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday April 8, 2017, at Jefferson Park at New Street and Cornelia Street in Pittston at 1:00 p.m. All Pittston City children up to age 12 are welcome. The Hunt is sponsored by Pittston City Fire Dept., Pittston City Police Dept., and Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance.

Learn more about the event at the City of Pittston’s Facebook page or the Easter Egg Hunt Event page

No Garbage or Recycling Collection Tuesday March 14th Due to Winter Storm; Street Department Issues Travel & Parking Advisories

Due to the impending winter storm, the Pittston City Streets & Sanitation Department announces all garbage & recycling collection scheduled for Tuesday March 14th is cancelled. Weather permitting, the garbage and recycling scheduled for Tuesday collection will be collected Wednesday.  Further updates on changes to the collection schedule will be given after the storm.

Additionally, to the extent possible, the Street Department requests that if you can move your parked vehicles off the street, please do so to facilitate plowing.   Additionally, residents are advised to not travel during the storm or immediately after unless it is absolutely necessary.  Please stay clear of all working snowplows & other snow removal equipment. The Pittston City Street Department thanks you for your cooperation! Stay safe!