NAT Sweep Friday, July 24, 2020

The City’s Neighborhood Action Team (NAT) will continue inspections again this Friday, July 24th. The NAT will focus its efforts on NAFUS STREET, LANDON STREET, WINTER STREET and the surrounding areas.

 

The City formed the NAT to address blight, property maintenance issues and quality of life in a concerted effort in the neighborhoods under the City and Redevelopment Authority’s Neighborhood Housing Initiative. Members of the Code Enforcement, Police, Fire, EMS, Administration, Public Works Departments, and Office of Community Development comprise the NAT.

 

Property owners receiving notices are required to contact Code Enforcement within 24 hours of a notice to develop a plan of action. They are given up to 24 hours to correct violations such as high grass and up to 30 days (or more) to address more substantial issues. No actual fines or citations are issued during NAT sweeps (except possibly habitual offenders). The purpose of the sweeps are to improve the neighborhoods and quality of life of our residents, and to remind homeowners of their obligation to maintain their properties in a safe and code compliant manner. The City utilizes the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) as published by the International Code Council for these standards. The International Code Council is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes. More information about the IPMC may be found at https://codes.iccsafe.org/public/collections/I-Codes.

 

Homeowners that have code-deficient properties are encouraged to contact the Commission on Economic Opportunity at 570-826-0510 or the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittston at 570-654-4601. Income eligible residents may qualify for programs to help make required repairs to their home. Rules and regulations apply and funds are limited.

 

The Police enforce parking regulations and abandoned vehicles. An abandoned vehicle is one that does not have a current inspection. Vehicle owners are given 7 days to obtain an inspection before further enforcement action occurs.

 

The City and its officials are mindful of the COVID pandemic and the limits it has placed on all of us and will be willing to work with everyone on any issue they may have in this respect. The importance is to communicate this to the appropriate officials if you are notified of a violation.

 

The NAT will be active throughout the summer and fall.

NAT Sweep Scheduled July 17th New Street Area

The City’s Neighborhood Action Team (NAT) will continue inspections again this Friday, July 17th. The NAT will focus its efforts on NEW STREET and the surrounding areas.

 

The City formed the NAT to address blight, property maintenance issues and quality of life in a concerted effort in the neighborhoods under the City and Redevelopment Authority’s Neighborhood Housing Initiative. Members of the Code Enforcement, Police, Fire, EMS, Administration, Public Works Departments, and Office of Community Development comprise the NAT.

 

Property owners receiving notices are required to contact Code Enforcement within 24 hours of a notice to develop a plan of action. They are given up to 24 hours to correct violations such as high grass and up to 30 days (or more) to address more substantial issues. No actual fines or citations are issued during NAT sweeps (except possibly habitual offenders). The purpose of the sweeps are to improve the neighborhoods and quality of life of our residents, and to remind homeowners of their obligation to maintain their properties in a safe and code compliant manner. The City utilizes the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) as published by the International Code Council for these standards. The International Code Council is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes. More information about the IPMC may be found at https://codes.iccsafe.org/public/collections/I-Codes.

 

Homeowners that have code-deficient properties are encouraged to contact the Commission on Economic Opportunity at 570-826-0510 or the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittston at 570-654-4601. Income eligible residents may qualify for programs to help make required repairs to their home. Rules and regulations apply and funds are limited.

 

The Police enforce parking regulations and abandoned vehicles. An abandoned vehicle is one that does not have a current inspection. Vehicle owners are given 7 days to obtain an inspection before further enforcement action occurs.

 

The City and its officials are mindful of the COVID pandemic and the limits it has placed on all of us and will be willing to work with everyone on any issue they may have in this respect. The importance is to communicate this to the appropriate officials if you are notified of a violation.

 

The NAT will be active throughout the summer and fall.

Invitation to Bid Residential Property Rehabilitation 134 Parsonage St.

BID PACKET

 

Invitation to Bid

SEALED PROPOSALS will be received by the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittston, at their Administrative Offices located at 35 Broad St., Suite 202, Pittston, PA 18640, until 3:00 PM (prevailing time) on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at which time they will be opened and read aloud, for the rehabilitation of 134 Parsonage St., Pittston, PA 18640.

Bid Documents may be obtained by contacting Beckie Latona at 570-654-4601 or rlatona@pittstonrda.com. A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Thursday, July 23th, 2020 at 10:00am 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 Wave Any Informality in Order to Reject Any Or All Bids.

 

 

Mary Kuna,

Deputy Executive Director

NAT Sweep Scheduled June 26, 2020

The City’s Neighborhood Action Team (NAT) will continue inspections again this Friday, June 26th. The NAT will focus its efforts on Lagrange Street and the surrounding areas.

 

The City formed the NAT to address blight, property maintenance issues and quality of life in a concerted effort in the neighborhoods under the City and Redevelopment Authority’s Neighborhood Housing Initiative. Members of the Code Enforcement, Police, Fire, EMS, Administration, Public Works Departments, and Office of Community Development comprise the NAT.

 

Property owners receiving notices are required to contact Code Enforcement within 24 hours of a notice to develop a plan of action. They are given up to 24 hours to correct violations such as high grass and up to 30 days (or more) to address more substantial issues. No actual fines or citations are issued during NAT sweeps (except possibly habitual offenders). The purpose of the sweeps are to improve the neighborhoods and quality of life of our residents, and to remind homeowners of their obligation to maintain their properties in a safe and code compliant manner. The City utilizes the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) as published by the International Code Council for these standards. The International Code Council is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes. More information about the IPMC may be found at https://codes.iccsafe.org/public/collections/I-Codes.

 

Homeowners that have code-deficient properties are encouraged to contact the Commission on Economic Opportunity at 570-826-0510 or the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittston at 570-654-4601. Income eligible residents may qualify for programs to help make required repairs to their home. Rules and regulations apply and funds are limited.

 

The Police enforce parking regulations and abandoned vehicles. An abandoned vehicle is one that does not have a current inspection. Vehicle owners are given 7 days to obtain an inspection before further enforcement action occurs.

 

The City and its officials are mindful of the COVID pandemic and the limits it has placed on all of us and will be willing to work with everyone on any issue they may have in this respect. The importance is to communicate this to the appropriate officials if you are notified of a violation.

 

The NAT will be active throughout the summer and fall.

CBDG 2020 and Cares Act Public Hearing

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS for the FY 2020 CDBG PROGRAM

And CARES ACT FUNDING

CITY OF PITTSTON

 

Notice is hereby given that the City of Pittston will hold a public hearing on June 30, 2020 at 4 P.M. The Hearing will be held virtually. To join the Zoom Meeting please go to the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89504079926?pwd=MmF1RUR1aGE2YktjMVpBOHBUWE5FZz09

 

Or Call in

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 895 0407 9926

Password: 029268

 

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) program in general, the needs of the community that can be met with CDBG funding, and performance under the previously funded CDBG program years and the Three-Year Community Development Plan.

 

The City of Pittston expects to receive an allocation of $304,821 in FY 2020 CDBG funds from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  At least 70% of the funds must be used to benefit low- and moderate-income persons.  The proposed activities must benefit at least 51% low-moderate income persons in a service area to qualify as an eligible project.   DCED will accept applications through October 28, 2020.

 

The following types of activities may be eligible for funding under the CDBG Program:  water and sewer line replacement and improvements; housing rehabilitation; construction or improvements to community facilities such as community centers, roads, sidewalks and recreational facilities; public services; removal of architectural barriers; code enforcement; economic development; acquisition of property in support of other activities; demolition; and general administration.

 

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 will receive an allocation of $193,732.

 

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, proposed CDBG activities, the prior use of funds and the CDBG 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 October 1, 2020.

 

By order of the

City of Pittston

Michael Lombardo

Mayor

NAT Sweep Scheduled June 19th, 2020

The City’s Neighborhood Action Team (NAT) will begin inspections again this Friday, June 19. The NAT will focus its efforts in the vicinity of Webster, Dinniny, Division Streets and Washington Terrace.

 

The City formed the NAT to address blight, property maintenance issues and quality of life in a concerted effort in the neighborhoods under the City and Redevelopment Authority’s Neighborhood Housing Initiative. Members of the Code Enforcement, Police, Fire, EMS, Administration, Public Works Departments, and Office of Community Development comprise the NAT.

 

Property owners receiving notices are required to contact Code Enforcement within 24 hours of a notice to develop a plan of action. They are given up to 24 hours to correct violations such as high grass and up to 30 days (or more) to address more substantial issues. No actual fines or citations are issued during NAT sweeps (except possibly habitual offenders). The purpose of the sweeps are to improve the neighborhoods and quality of life of our residents, and to remind homeowners of their obligation to maintain their properties in a safe and code compliant manner. The City utilizes the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) as published by the International Code Council for these standards. The International Code Council is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes. More information about the IPMC may be found at https://codes.iccsafe.org/public/collections/I-Codes.

 

Homeowners that have code-deficient properties are encouraged to contact the Commission on Economic Opportunity at 570-826-0510 or the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittston at 570-654-4601. Income eligible residents may qualify for programs to help make required repairs to their home. Rules and regulations apply and funds are limited.

 

The Police enforce parking regulations and abandoned vehicles. An abandoned vehicle is one that does not have a current inspection. Vehicle owners are given 7 days to obtain an inspection before further enforcement action occurs.

 

The City and its officials are mindful of the COVID pandemic and the limits it has placed on all of us and will be willing to work with everyone on any issue they may have in this respect. The importance is to communicate this to the appropriate officials if you are notified of a violation.

 

The NAT will be active throughout the summer and fall.

City of Pittston Civil Service Commission Meeting June 4th, 2020 9AM Online

Public Meeting Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Pittston Civil Service Commission shall convene an online meeting via Zoom on Thursday June 4, 2020 at 9:00am.

To join the Zoom Meeting use the following link and access codes: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83715994062?pwd=MFEwU0tQOU9oaW1YM0xyUGIvK3hUZz09

Meeting ID: 837 1599 4062

Password: 277307 or call 1-312-626-6799 to access by phone

Any person with a disability requiring special accommodation to attend this meeting should notify the City Administration 24 hours prior to the meeting date by contacting 570-654-0513.

 

 

City of Pittston Planning Commission Meeting Monday June 8th 2020 at 5:30 p.m Online

Notice of Planning Commission Meeting

 

 

 

Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the City of Pittston will conduct an online public hearing on Monday June 8th 2020 at 5:30 p.m., via Zoom.  Use the following link to access online

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85969791966?pwd=dlBIeisvNVlaRk8xem16bzhUYW9Udz09

or by calling 1-301-715-8592 to access by phone. Meeting ID: 859 6979 1966 Password: 068882

 

The Planning Commission will consider the following matter:

 

  1. Subdivision of parcel 72-E11NE3-012-180 owned by Laura McHugh to be conveyed to UGI and combined with Parcels 72-E11NE2-012-018, 72-E11NE3-012-18C, and 72-E11NE3-012-18B.
    PLAN AVAILABLE HERE 

 

 

A copy of the application and plans are available online at pittstoncity.org or by request by contacting Mary Kuna at 570-654-4601.  Please submit any questions or comments in writing to Mary Kuna at mkuna@pittstonrda.com or by mail 35 Broad St. Suite 202 Pittston, PA 18640 by Friday June 5th at 4pm. Anyone requiring special accommodations to attend the hearing should telephone the administrative offices at 570.654.4601 by 4pm on Thursday prior to the hearing date. The City of Pittston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or family status on employment or the provision of services.

 

 

 

FOR THE CITY OF PITTSTON PLANNING COMMISSION CONTACT:

 

Mary Kuna

Director of Planning

City of Pittston

Notice of Zoning Hearing, Monday May 18th, 2020, 3:00 pm,Online

Notice of Zoning Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Hearing Board of the City of Pittston will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 18th, 2020, at 3:00 pm, the hearing will take place online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84534014957?pwd=OXlnSmlYYWczUS8vM3czMjJZTEZ6UT09 Meeting ID: 845 3401 4957 Password: 678365 to consider the following matter:

1. Request of Verlean Winslow for a property at 21 George Street for a variance from TABLE 480.43 lot width requirements.
2. Request of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittston for a property at 79 S Main Street. A variance request for relief of Article XIII 480.49 building height, 480.55 design standards, subsections i-ii-iii-iv-v.

Copies of the applications for zoning permits and hearings are available by contacting the administrative office at 570.654.0513 or by emailing code@cityofpittston.org.

All written comments or questions will be accepted until Friday, May 15, 2020, at 4:00pm and may be e-mailed to code@cityofpittston.org.

Anyone requiring special accommodations to attend the hearing should telephone the administrative offices at 570.654.0513 by 4pm on Friday prior to the hearing date. The City of Pittston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or family status on employment or the provision of services.

FOR THE CITY OF PITTSTON ZONING HEARING BOARD:
Harry Smith Zoning Officer City of Pittston

2020 Pittston Farmer’s Market Accepting Vendor Applications

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.

2020 Farmer’s Market Vendor Application

RDA Invitation to Bid 134 Residential Property Rehabilitation 134 Parsonage St.

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 rlatona@pittstonrda.com.  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 PACKET 

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.

RFP Audit and Tax Services, Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittston

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.

 

Request For Proposals Packet

2019 Proposed City of Pittston Zoning Ordinance and Map

2019 Proposed City of Pittston Zoning Ordinance

2019 Proposed City of Pittston Zoning Map

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.

Governor Wolf announces funding to revitalize Pittston waterfront

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.

 

Read the article on the Sunday Dispatch Website

 

Luzerne County Mosquito Spraying Set For 08/15/2018

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:

  • Dispose of cans, buckets, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar containers that hold water.
  • Properly dispose of discarded tires that can collect water. Stagnant water is where most mosquitoes breed.
  • Drill holes in the bottom of outdoor recycling containers.
  • Have clogged roof gutters cleaned every year as the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to plug drains.
  • Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use.
  • Turn over wheelbarrows and don’t let water stagnate in birdbaths.
  • Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish.
  • Clean and chlorinate swimming pools not in use and remove any water that may collect on pool covers. If a resident has stagnant pools of water on their property, they can buy BTI products at lawn and garden, outdoor supply, home improvement and other stores. This naturally occurring bacterium kills mosquito larvae, but is safe for people, pets, aquatic life and plants.

Additionally, these simple precautions can prevent mosquito bites, particularly for people who are most at risk:

  • Make sure screens fit tightly over doors and windows to keep mosquitoes out of homes.
  • Consider wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants and socks when outdoors, particularly when mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk, or in areas known for having large numbers of mosquitoes.
  • When possible, reduce outdoor exposure at dawn and dusk during peak mosquito periods, usually April through October.
  • Use insect repellents according to the manufacturer’s instructions. An effective repellent will contain DEET, picardin or lemon eucalyptus oil. Consult with a pediatrician or family physician for questions about the use of repellent on children, as repellent is not recommended for children under the age of two months.

For more information about West Nile virus and the state’s surveillance and control program, please visit www.westnile.state.pa.us.

Albert J. West Memorial Park Repairs & Improvements

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 Announces July 4th Holiday Schedule

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.