The City of Pittston allocated over $500,000 in LSA Funding!

The City of Pittston was allocated over $500,000 in Local Share Account (LSA) Funding!
$66,511 will go toward wayfinding improvements in our downtown. Examples can include kiosks and signage leading pedestrians to key areas in the city! 🚻↗️
$200,000 for the city’s Facade Improvement Grant Program, which will help support businesses and improve curb-appeal – more info on this will be announced shortly! 🏰⭐️
$269,612 to make Tomato Festival site improvements including additional fencing and repairs to the retaining wall. 🍅🍅🍅
As always, we would like to thank our local representatives Senator Marty Flynn and Rep. Jim Haddock for their constant support on important projects in our community! 💞
To read more about the Local Share Account allocations, please click here.

ATTENTION RESIDENTS – 2024 Refuse Bills are in the mail!

🚨ATTENTION RESIDENTS🚨

2024 Refuse Bills are in the mail!
Please watch your mail and bring the entire bill with you to City Hall for payment.
Payment can also be made online at our website: www.pittstoncity.org.

Current 2023 (orange) stickers will be allowed until your last scheduled garbage pickup in June 2024.
They will no longer be sold after May 10, 2024.

$5 Reprint fee applies if you do not bring your bill.

Help Reduce Mosquito-Borne Illness

Mosquito season has started early this year in Luzerne County. The consistent rain throughout the winter/early spring has created an overabundance of standing water, supporting heavy mosquito larvae populations. The recent warm weather has sped up the mosquitos’ life cycle and adult mosquitos are now starting to emerge. Please remember to keep yourself and others safe by repairing screens, eliminating standing water, and wearing proper insect repellent when outside! If you would like to report a mosquito complaint, please contact Luzerne County’s Mosquito Disease Control program at 570-674-7991 ext. 6 or send emails to mdc@luzernecd.org.

NEW EXTENDED HOURS – Treasurer’s Office – beginning May 8th

You spoke, and we listened! The City Treasurer’s office will now have extended hours on Wednesdays. The office will be open from 9am-6pm on Wednesdays ONLY beginning Wednesday, May 8th to aid in the collection of various payments and to better serve our community!

Pittston Matters Newsletter

In an effort to improve communications regarding general city information, initiatives and city events, we are excited to announce our new quarterly newsletter, Pittston Matters. The publication will highlight top news stories, trash/recycling schedules, police and fire updates, and much more! The purpose is to connect neighborhoods and keep residents informed about the city they call home! To view the first edition, please click here.

Request for Proposals: Key Card Entry System

The City of Pittston seeks proposals from qualified and experienced persons, businesses or organizations to design, implement, install, and support a key card entry system for Pittston City Hall. Sealed proposals are due by 12:00PM (Noon) on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. To view the full RFP, please click here. 

Pennsylvania American Water Launches Water Service Line Material Inventory Project

Pennsylvania American Water is undertaking a project to identify what material each customer’s water service line is made of – but they need your help. The project will consist of reviewing existing data and conducting field investigations, so, heads up, you might get a knock on your door. The information you provide will help remove identified lea and certain galvanized water lines from service. For more information, please click here.

Pittston Beautiful Blocks Information Session – February 6, 2024

The NeighborWorks of NEPA Beautiful Blocks program is preparing for their inaugural program cycle in the City of Pittston and would like to invite all Pittston residents to join them for an informational meeting on Beautiful Blocks for 2024 at the Pittston Memorial Library on February 6, 2024, at 6:00PM! All in attendance will be able to see examples of successful past projects from other communities, learn more about the application process, and more. Refreshments will be served; please stop by and learn more about improving your home and neighborhood.

Rating Action: Moody’s upgrades City of Pittston’s issuer and GOULT ratings to Baa2

Today Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the City of Pittston’s issuer and general obligation unlimited tax (GOULT) ratings toBaa2 from Baa3, affecting approximately $15 million in debt outstanding. This is confirmation that the strategies that our administration and senior staff have initiated continue to place the City on solid financial ground.  Over the past several years we have seen unprecedented development and as a result, financial growth.  Continued development and vigilant attention to the City’s finance will allow the administration to realize its commitment to provide the best services in the most cost-effective manner. Click here to view the full Moody’s Press Release.  

CURBSIDE YARD WASTE COLLECTION EXTENSION

Due to weather conditions, the Street Department will continue curbside yard and leaf collection through the end of November. The final collection will be Wednesday November 29th. Yard waste and leaves must be placed for collection curbside in open containers.  Containers must be curbside on Wednesday but due to volume, may not be picked up until Thursday or Friday. However, once the truck collects the street it will not return so do not place anything out after the pickup collection has done your street. Thank you!