Request For Proposal – Developers Needed for Home Rehabilitation

The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittston is inviting development teams (or a
developer) with experience in single family home rehabilitation to submit proposals for
the Rehabilitation Toward Homeownership for 65-67 ½ Parsonage Street, Pittston,
Pennsylvania (72-E11NE2-024-005-000).

All proposals for this project are due by 12:00Noon on Thursday, December 23, 2021. 

For extensive information on this project and it’s requirements, please view the formal Request for Proposals below.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS-65 PARSONAGE

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – PROFESSIONAL HOUSING CONSULTING SERVICES

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – PROFESSIONAL HOUSING CONSULTING SERVICES

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittston requests proposals from qualified consulting firms to provide professional housing consulting services relative to the development of affordable homeownership and rental housing. The Authority intends to designate a consultant for the three year period 2022 through 2024. The Authority will enter into an indefinite quantity contract with the selected consultant.

View the Request for Proposals here.

CANCELLED – Blighted Property Board Meeting – November 10, 2021

The City of Pittston Blighted Property Board Meeting scheduled f0r Wednesday, November 10,2021 at 2:00PM in the City Hall Conference Room has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the City Hall Conference Room.

If you have any questions, please call (570)654-4601.

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittston – Accepting Applications

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittston is now accepting applications for housing.

Applications must be made in person at the Infantino Towers Building located at 500 Kennedy Blvd, Pittston PA between the hours of 9:00am-4:00pm. You must be over the age of 18 to apply and must bring the following items:

-Driver’s License/Identification Card

-Birth Certificate

-Social Security Card

-Proof of Income (social Security Award Statement(s), Pension, Unemployment Compensation Payments, Pay Stubs)

-3 Months’ worth of bank statements

 

Questions? Please call 570-655-3707.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CDBG-CV DISCRETIONARY FUNDS AND MODIFICATION FOR THE CDBG-CV 1 FUNDS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CDBG-CV DISCRETIONARY FUNDS AND

MODIFICATION FOR THE CDBG-CV 1 FUNDS

CITY OF PITTSTON

 

Notice is hereby given that the City of Pittston will hold a public hearing on November 8, 2021, at 4 P.M. The Hearing will be held virtually. To join the Zoom Meeting please go to the following link:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83577961890

 

Meeting ID: 835 7796 1890

Or Call In at

(301) 715-8592

Meeting ID: 835 7796 1890

 

 

If you require special accommodations, please notify Joseph Chacke, Director of the Pittston Redevelopment Authority, at least 72 hours in advance at 570-654-4601 or jchacke@pittstonrda.com  or  TDD users 7-1-1 PA Telecommunications Relay Center.

 

The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the City’s proposed application for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) Cares Act Discretionary funds program. The City of Pittston intends to apply for $1,000,000.00 for housing rehabilitation funds to assist income qualifying, elderly and disabled households to age in place, preventing congregate living and those individuals and families with health-related issues that make them susceptible to the COVID-19 such as asthma, lead and other environmental conditions. The program will offer consultations related to COVID mitigation strategies at home through Preferred Care at Home of Pittston. This will be a regional program to include the City of Pittston and Boroughs: Avoca, Exeter, Hughestown, Taylor, Laflin, West Pittston, Wyoming, Dupont, Duryea, and Townships: Pittston and Jenkins.

 

In addition, the City of Pittston invites public input on a proposed modification to the CDBG-CV 1 Program. The City of Pittston will reallocate $77,700 from the Foreclosure Prevention Program and move the funds to pay for the replacement of 9 split unit systems at the Lincoln Heights Senior Center. HVAC work will include duct modifications, vent tie-in, flushing of refrigerant in lines and removal and disposal of old units to aid in COVID-19 mitigation strategies at the senior center.

 

All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing and give oral testimony at the public hearing or present written comments concerning the CDBG-CV Discretionary funds application or the CDBG-CV 1 modification.  Comments may be submitted to the Pittston Redevelopment Authority, Attention Joseph Chacke at 35 Broad St. Pittston PA or jchacke@pittstonrda.com by November 9, 2021.

 

By order of the

City of Pittston

Michael Lombardo

Mayor

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND INTENT TO APPLY FOR FUNDING FOR THE CDBG CARES ACT FUNDING

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO APPLY FOR FUNDING for the CDBG CARES ACT FUNDING

CITY OF PITTSTON

 

Notice is hereby given that the City of Pittston will hold a public hearing on October 29, 2021 at 4 P.M. The Hearing will be held virtually. To join the Zoom Meeting please go to the following link:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83931125023

 

Meeting ID: 839 3112 5023

Or

Dial by your location

+1 646 558 8656

 

If you require special accommodations, please notify Joseph Chacke, Director of the Pittston Redevelopment Authority, at least 72 hours in advance at 570-654-4601 or jchacke@pittstonrda.com  or  TDD users 7-1-1 PA Telecommunications Relay Center.

 

The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) Cares Act program in general, the needs of the community that can be met with CDBG-CV funding, and the Needs Assessment and Coordination Plan.

 

The Coronavirus Aid, relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), provides additional CDBG funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic.  The funds may be used for CDBG eligible activities that meet one of the national objectives.  The City intends to apply for housing rehabilitation funds to assist elderly and disabled households to age in place preventing congregate living and those individuals and families with health-related issues that make them susceptible to the COVID-19 such as asthma, lead and other environmental conditions.

 

If activities undertaken with grant funds would result in the displacement of families or individuals, then the City’s Anti-Displacement and Relocation Policy would be in effect. Also, the City would be responsible for replacing all low- and moderate-income housing units that may be demolished or converted as a result of using CDBG funds.

 

All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing and give oral testimony at the public hearing or present written comments concerning the needs of the community, and the CDBG-CV program in general.  Proposals and comments may be submitted to the Pittston Redevelopment Authority, Attention Joseph Chacke at 35 Broad St. Pittston PA or jchacke@pittstonrda.com by November 3, 2021.

 

By order of the

City of Pittston

Michael Lombardo

Mayor

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: SEEKING LOCAL APPRAISERS

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: SEEKING LOCAL APPRAISERS

The City of Pittston Redevelopment Authority seeks proposals for appraisal services related to the implementation for the federal Community

Development Block Grant and HOME programs:

These contracts are 3-year contracts that would require appraising 2-3 homes per month. The authority is seeking both drive-by appraisals and full appraisal services. Timeliness of report turn-around is emphasized. The complete Request for Proposals including submission requirements and scope of services may be obtained by calling 570-654-4601 or e-mailing Shannon Bonacci Sbonacci@pittstonrda.com.

Responses must be received by the RDA at 35 Broad Street Pittston, PA 18640 no later than 1:00 P.M. on Monday, November 1, 2021. The RDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MBE/WBE and Section 3 businesses are encouraged to respond.

Section 504 Officer and Process for Grievance

NOTICE

Section 504 Officer and Process for Grievance

 

Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its implementing regulations (“Section 504”), no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall, solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

The City of Pittston does not discriminate in access to, participation in, or treatment, or employment in, its programs or activities. The City of Pittston’s Section 504 Officer is Joseph Chacke. The Officer can be reached at 35 Broad St. Pittston, PA 18640 or telephone: 570-654-4601 or fax: 570-602-9261, or email: jchacke@pittstonrda.com.

(TDD users:  PA Relay Center 7-1-1)

Grievance procedures for any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against or denied equal opportunity or access to programs or services may file a complaint, which shall be referred to as a grievance, with the City of Pittston as shown above or

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

FHEO/Region III Office, Mid-Atlantic Office

100 Penn Square East, 12th Floor

Philadelphia PA 19107

215-861-7643

Fax: 215-656-3349

Grievance procedures and complaint forms may be requested from the City of Pittston by contacting the Section 504 Officer, Joseph Chacke as identified above.

 

Free Community Cookout – Saturday September 25h – Albert West Park

Pittston’s Community Development Office is pleased to announce our second Community Cookout taking place in West Park on Saturday, September 25th from 12:00PM-2:00PM. Come meet some City staff and enjoy the afternoon with your fellow residents! All are welcome!

Notice of Public Hearing FY 2021 CDBG Program

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FY 2021 CDBG PROGRAM
CITY OF PITTSTON

Notice is hereby given by that the City of Pittston will hold its second public hearing for the 2021 CDBG application on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 4:00 P.M. The hearing will be held virtually. To join the Zoom Meeting, please go to

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81157409610

or call in

1-301-715-8592 US (Washington DC)
1-312-626-6799 US (Chicago)
1-646-558-8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 811 5740 9610

This meeting is accessible to persons with disabilities and/or persons with Limited English Proficiency. If you wish to attend and require special accommodations, please notify Joseph Chacke, Director of the Pittston Redevelopment Authority, at least 72 hours in advance at 570-654-4601 or jchacke@pittstonrda.com or TDD users 7-1-1 PA Telecommunications Relay Center.

The CDBG program is a state-administered federal grant program for local communities to do infrastructure and housing improvements that primarily benefit low- and moderate-income persons. The City of Pittston proposes to use the FY 2021 grant of $ 317,772 as follows:

Administration- $49,772
Rehabilitation at Lincoln Heights Senior Apartment- $200,000
Housing Acquisition for Blight -$68,000

Anyone having an interest in historic resources may also make themselves known and review and comment on the proposed activities. Those individuals will receive future notices regarding program activities and their potential impact on historic resources.

All interested parties are invited to attend the public meeting and give oral testimony at the public meeting or present written comments concerning the needs of the community, proposed CDBG activities, the prior use of funds, as well as the CDBG program in general. Comments may be submitted by October 11, 2021, to Joseph Chacke, City Hall, 35 Broad Street, Pittston, PA 18640 or jchacke@pittstonrda.com. City Council may approve the CDBG application at the general business meeting on October 20, 2021.

By order of

Michael Lombardo, Mayor

 

 

Open Space Elevator Installation Project: Bidding Open

Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittston

35 Broad Street
Pittston, PA 18640

Open Space Elevator Installation Project – REBID

City of Pittston, Luzerne County, PA

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed Bids for the Open Space Elevator Installation Project will be received online via the PennBid Program by the Redevelopment Authority of the  City of Pittston, at 35 Broad Street, Pittston, PA 18640, until 10:00 AM local time on  September 28, 2021, at which time the Bids received will be  publicly opened electronically and read virtually. The Project consists of Base Bid: Installation of new elevator along with construction of CMU elevator shaft and associated demolition, architectural, electrical, and mechanical work with Add Alternate Bids for Façade Improvements including windows, painting, siding improvements, stone veneer and lighting.

Bids will be received for a single prime Contract.  Bids shall be on a lump sum basis as indicated in the Online Bid Form.

All bidding documents are available at no cost on the PennBid Website

A pre-bid conference will not be held for this project.

Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

The following wage rate requirements are applicable to this contract: PA Prevailing Wage Rates

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.

City of Pittston 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.

City of Pittston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Cancelled – 8/11/21 Blighted Property Board Meeting

The Blighted Property Board Meeting scheduled for 2:00PM on August 11th at 2:00PM in the City Hall Conference Room has been cancelled. The next Blighted Property Board meeting will be held on September 8th at 2:00 PM in the City Hall Conference Room.

If you have any questions, please contact Cara Wengen at cwengen@pittstonrda.com or by calling (570)654-4601 ext.245.

2021 Police Civil Service Examinations

CITY OF PITTSTON

Civil Service Examinations

Entry-Level

Police Officer  

The Civil Service Commission for the City of Pittston is now accepting applications to take the civil service examination for Entry-Level Police Officer in the Police Department. Applications may be obtained from the City Administrator’s Office at Pittston City Hall, 35 Broad St., Pittston, PA 18640 or online at www.pittstoncity.org. If you would like an application mailed to you, please contact 570-654-4601 ext. 245. Applications and required documentation along with a non-refundable processing fee of fifty ($50) dollars, check or money order made payable to the City of Pittston must be submitted by mail or in person at the City Administrator’s Office.

Submission deadline is Thursday, August 12th at 4:00pm.  Qualified applicants will be invited to test on Saturday August 28, 2021.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Entry-Level Police Officer

  1. Applicants must be 21 years of age.
  2. Must possess a high school diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  3. Must have successfully completed Act 120 training and be able to provide M.P.O.E.T.C. certification.
  4. Must be a Citizen of the United States of America.
  5. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to maintain a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  6. Must maintain a residence not more than ten (10) miles from the City’s boundaries by the date they begin work.
  7. Must be able to perform all the essential functions of the job being applied for, with or without reasonable accommodation.

The City of Pittston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

2021 Police Application