The 2020 Farmer’s Market begins Tuesday, July 7th and will be held every Tuesday until November 24th from 9:00am to 2:00pm. We are currently accepting vendor applications to participate.
Please complete this form and return with the necessary proof of insurances and health certificates, if applicable, by June 18, 2020 to Pittston City Farmers Market c/o Downtown Pittston Partnership, 71 South Main Street, Pittston, Pa 18640.
SEALED PROPOSALS will be received by The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittston, at their Administrative Offices located at 35 Broad Street, Suite 202, Pittston, PA,
18640, until 4:00 PM (prevailing time) on Monday, January 27, 2020, at which time they will be opened and read aloud, for the rehabilitation of 134 Parsonage St. Pittston, PA 18640.
Paper Copies of Bid Documents may be obtained by contacting Beckie Latona at 570-654-4601 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a PDF copy of the BID PACKET, please click here.
A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Wednesday January 15, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. on site at 134 Parsonage St.
Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.
Bidder must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, religion, color, handicap, national origin, age or sex.
The Redevelopment Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or familial status in employment or the provision of services.
The Redevelopment Authority Is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The Redevelopment Authority Reserves The Right To Waive Any Informality In Order To Reject Any Or All Bids.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittston will receive sealed PROPOSALS for the following: Audit Services for the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittston and the North East Pennsylvania Land Bank, as well as, Tax Services for the Greater Pittston Economic Development Corporation. The RFP is available at the Redevelopment Authority Office 35 Broad St. Suite 202, Pittston, PA 18640 or online at pittstoncity.org. Contact 570-654-4601 with any questions. Proposals must be received by 3:30pm local prevailing time, on Monday, November 25, 2019.
The Planning Commission of the City of Pittston shall hold a Public Meeting on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 3:00PM in the Basement Conference Room of City Hall, 35 Broad Street, Pittston, PA. The purpose of this meeting is to review the proposed new Zoning Ordinance and Map as prepared by the Planning Department and to receive comment from citizens.
Pittston City Civil Service Commission Accepting Applications for Police Officer and Firefighter Testing
Governor Tom Wolf announced last week new funding to revitalize the Pittston waterfront by converting an underused warehouse into a mixed-use facility with apartments, offices, retail space, and a business incubator.
“This comprehensive redevelopment project will be a noticeable update to a section of downtown Pittston that has a lot of potential, but not expansive use,” Wolf said. “By renovating the structure and surrounding area, we will be creating jobs, expanding offerings for businesses, college students and residents, while opening up opportunities for more economic development.”
Waterfront Management Group, LLC was approved for a $2 million grant to rehabilitate a 101,997-square-foot warehouse at the corner of East Street and Kennedy Boulevard. The completed project is expected to have 27 apartments, a food court supporting the students of the recently opened nearby Luzerne County Community College’s Pittston center, 28,296 square feet of office space, and a business incubator with space for 36 units. The warehouse is only partially occupied, and the 13 existing jobs will be retained while approximately 60 new jobs are created through the new uses.
“I’m extremely proud of the wide array of community enhancements in the City of Pittston and this significant investment of state funds will advance an integral commercial and residential project along the Susquehanna River waterfront,” said Representative Mike Carroll, D-Avoca. “I am grateful to Governor Wolf for his unyielding support of our community.”
The project is expected to bring economic growth through enhanced property values, a stronger local tax base, and increased commercial and residential development. The renovation will also beautify the waterfront through exterior renovations and new landscaping.
“(This) announcement of RACP funding for the Waterfront Warehouse Conversion project in Pittston is yet another positive step towards the City’s revitalization,” said State Senator John Yudichak. “The repurposing of this former warehouse facility into a state-of-the-art multi-use asset along the Susquehanna River will create the opportunity for continued economic growth in Pittston and our core cities in Luzerne County.”
Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.
The Luzerne County West Nile Program will be conducting an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile Virus on August 15, 2018 in parts of Exeter Borough, Forty Fort Borough, Pittston City, West Pittston Borough, and Wyoming Borough.
The treatments will be administered via truck-mounted equipment, spraying residential and recreational mosquito habitat. The equipment dispenses AquaDUET at a rate of 0.62 ounces per acre.
The product is designed to provide quick, effective control of adult mosquito populations. The application material has a very low toxicity profile to mammals and will have negligible impact to non-target insects and the environment.
The spray will begin at dusk (pending any unforeseen circumstances) and conclude between 9:30-10:30pm.
Residents should stay indoors as much as possible during these hours only.
Certain mosquito species carry the West Nile virus, which can cause humans to contract West Nile encephalitis, an infection that can result in an inflammation of the brain. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, all residents in areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk of contracting West Nile encephalitis.
In 2018, West Nile virus has been detected in the following counties: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Union, Venango, Washington, Westmoreland, Wyoming, and York.
Weather conditions and other unexpected events could delay or cancel this spray operation. If conditions do not allow application on August 15, 2018, the following evening, August 16, 2018 will serve as the back-up spray date. If conditions remain unfavorable, the spray will be postponed until weather permits.
Individuals can take a number of precautionary measures around their homes to help eliminate mosquito-breeding areas, including:
Additionally, these simple precautions can prevent mosquito bites, particularly for people who are most at risk:
For more information about West Nile virus and the state’s surveillance and control program, please visit www.westnile.state.pa.us.
The Pittston City Street Department’s Public Property maintenance team recently began a series of repairs and improvements to Albert J. West Memorial Park on Swallow Street. The concession stand used by the Pittston Junior Patriots Mini-Football and Cheerleading was painted and improvements made to its exterior lighting. The running and walking track around the field is being re-graded and new cinders layed. The football field goal posts are being painted. With this being the centennial anniversary of the end of World War I in 1918, further improvements and repairs will continue to the park named for a Pittston City World War I soldier will continue throughout the rest of the summer.
CITY-WIDE YARD WASTE COLLECTION MONDAY JULY 2nd
City residents are reminded that per the recycling calendar, there will be city-wide yard waste collection on Monday July 2nd. Yard waste usually collected on Wednesday will be collected on Monday.
City Hall and the Street Department will be closed Wednesday July 4th for the Independence Day holiday. Garbage usually collected Wednesday will be collected Thursday July 5th and garbage usually collected Thursday will be collected Friday July 6th.
NEW 2018-2019 SALMON/PEACH COLOR GARBAGE BAG STICKERS MUST BE USED BEGINNING MONDAY JUNE 4th. BAGS WITH THE OLD BLUE/WHITE STICKER WILL NOT BE COLLECTED! NEW STICKERS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE CITY TREASURER’S OFFICE SEE INFORMATION AT THIS LINK: https://www.pittstoncity.org/pittston-city-departments/pittston-city-treasurer/
Curbside Yard Collection begins for the north side of the city on Wednesday April 4th and the south side on Friday April 6th. Please check the 2018 Recycling Calendar for future collections. Yard waste must be curbside in open containers less than 30lbs. No rocks or dirt. Branches must be cut to 3ft in length and no thicker than 4 inches and bundled. Thank You!
The 2018 City of Pittston Recycling and Refuse Calendar is now available. Print copies are available at Pittston City Hall, 35 Broad Street and the Pittston Memorial Library, 49 Broad Street. View the calendar and download a copy by clicking here.
Please note due to the winter weather, Pittston City Hall will close at 1pm today. Our Street Department is out plowing and salting, but please use extreme caution and travel only if necessary during this winter weather event.
LATEST BULLETIN FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
Issued by: Binghamton – NY, US, National Weather Service,
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST SATURDAY… * WHAT…HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED, ESPECIALLY AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS. WIDELY VARYING TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS RANGING FROM 4 TO 8 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS, WITH 6 TO 10 INCHES AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS. LOCALIZED ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 14 INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE POCONOS OF EASTERN LACKAWANNA AND LUZERNE COUNTIES. * WHERE…BRADFORD, WYOMING, LACKAWANNA, AND LUZERNE COUNTIES. * WHEN…RAIN CHANGING TO WET SNOW IN THE PRE-DAWN HOURS OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND AROUND DAYBREAK FOR THE VALLEYS. HEAVIEST SNOW INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS, DIMINISHING BY THIS EVENING. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…PLAN ON DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING DURING THIS MORNING’S COMMUTE. TREE DAMAGE AND SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES EXPECTED FROM GUSTY WINDS AND WEIGHT OF SNOW. WINDS GUSTING 40 TO 55 MPH THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
The Pittston Riverfront Park Remains Closed Due to Flooding and Ice Jam Damage
Water Street Bridge and the Pittston Riverfront Park Are Closed Due to an Ice Jam on the Susquehanna River.
Here is the current update from the National Weather Service:
Issuing Office: Binghamton
10:07am EST, Wed Jan 24
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON NEW YORK HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER NEAR WILKES-BARRE. * FROM THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL THURSDAY AFTERNOON. * AT 10 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 20.2 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 22.0 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. THERE IS CURRENTLY FLOODING ALONG SUSQUEHANNA STREET IN WEST PITTSTON UPSTREAM OF THE GAUGE. * FORECAST… THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY 2 PM WEDNESDAY AND CREST NEAR 22.7 FEET AROUND 7 PM WEDNESDAY. THE RIVER IS BEING AFFECTED BY A LARGE ICEJAM. EXACT WATER LEVELS IN ALL AREAS ALONG THE RIVER ARE UNPREDICTABLE AND CAN VARY BY SEVERAL FEET IN ANY GIVEN MOMENT. THIS FORECAST IS BASED ON AN EXPECTATION THAT THE ICE JAM WILL PARTIALLY RELEASE THIS WATER VOLUME TOWARD, AND DOWNSTREAM OF THE GAUGE. * IMPACT… AT 22.0 FEET… MINOR FLOODING BEGINS. LOWLANDS IN PLAINSVILLE, PLYMOUTH FLATS, WEST NANTICOKE AND SHICKSHINNY FLOOD. MAXIMUM EFFECTIVE DESIGN OF LEVEE PROTECTION IN THE CITY OF WILKES-BARRE IS 41 FEET. &&
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN PENNSYLVANIA… SUSQUEHANNA RIVER NEAR WILKES-BARRE AFFECTING LUZERNE COUNTY PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… DO NOT DRIVE OVER FLOODED ROADS OR BRIDGES… STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO, THE OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR LATER DEVELOPMENTS. FOR FURTHER RIVER AND WEATHER INFORMATION, YOU CAN VISIT OURWEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/BGM &&
Pittston City Streets & Sanitation Department will collect live Christmas trees curbside from January 8th to 19th. Trees must be free of decorations, lights, and stands. Additionally trees cannot be in plastic bags. All trees are taken to a recycling center to be ground into mulch which is why they cannot be in bags.
Garbage and Recycling regularly collected on Thursday will be collected Friday due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Thursday Nov 23 – Thanksgiving Day City Hall and Street Department Closed. Garbage and Recycling regularly collected on Thursday will be collected Friday
Friday Nov 24 – City Hall Closed, Street Department Open
The entire length of Cliff Street is currently under construction by a contractor for the Pennsylvania American Water Company who is installing a new water main. When the project is complete, the road will be completely repaved. Please use caution when traveling in this area until the work is complete.