On behalf of all Laflin Borough Officials, we would like to extend a warm welcome to you.
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For Immediate Release
January 17, 2019
Media Contact: Donna Gillis
Public Meeting Notification
Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (WVSA) to hold Public Information Session on January 31, 2019
WHO: WVSA representatives, including its Board of Directors, Administration, and Stormwater Management Team. Invitations have been extended to U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-Moosic), U.S. Representative Dan Meuser (PA-09), and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
WHAT: Consistent with its commitment to public outreach and education, WVSA will hold a Public Information Session to provide updates on its Regional Stormwater Management Program (RSMP) and stormwater fee billing.
WVSA will share answers to commonly asked questions received through various communication channels, including telephonic, website and public meetings.
WVSA representatives will be available to answer stormwater billing questions. The Authority recently announced it has extended its first sanitary/stormwater payment due date to March 15, 2019.
WHERE: WVSA Board Room (Wastewater treatment facility)
1000 Wilkes-Barre Street, Hanover Twp., PA 18706
WHEN: Thursday, January 31, 2019, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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Laflin Borough has announced the following schedule for Regular Monthly Council Meetings for 2019. Meetings will be held at the borough bldg. at 47 Laflin Road, Laflin, PA 18702.
Meetings will be held on the Second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm, except as noted below. If necessary, Work Sessions will be held as needed at 5:30pm prior to the regular mtg.
Contact the borough office with any questions.
Meeting Dates for 2019:
January 1/8/19 July 7/9/19
February 2/12/19 August 8/13/19
March 3/12/19 September 9/10/19
April 4/9/19 October 10/8/19
May 5/14/19 November 11/12/19
June 6/11/19 December 12/10/19
Special meetings of Borough Council will be advertised as needed. Any person with a disability requiring special accommodations to attend the meetings should notify the borough office prior to the meeting. Laflin Borough is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All Laflin Borough Council Meetings are open to the public.
Laflin Borough Public Park Curfew and Over-Night Parking Restrictions
Laflin Borough Council approved and adopted a new public park curfew that closes both public parks at 10:00pm every night. The ordinance also prohibits over-night parking on both borough properties.
To read the entire ordinance click here: Ordinance #4 of 2018 Park Curfew and Parking Restrictions.
Matt D’Elia, Laflin Borough Junior Council Person receives his Associates Degree while attending High School
Matt D’Elia (17 yr.) Laflin Borough Junior Council Person received his associate degree while attending high school. He earned 60 course credits from Lackawanna College in Business Studies. He will receive his high school diploma and college diploma this spring. Matt plans on continuing his education to attain a bachelor degree and eventually a law degree to become a Judge Advocate Officer (JAG Officer) in the U.S. Air Force.
To read the full article click the link below:
New 32gal. Recycling Containers Delivered to Residents
Laflin Borough delivered new recycling containers to borough residents on Thursday, 7/19/18 to be utilized in the Single-Stream Recycling program. Laflin collects recycling materials on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. The borough receives DEP performance grant money based on the tonnage recycled. Laflin received $5,641.00 in 2017 from DEP.
Laflin Borough Council Reorganizational Meeting
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
New council seated:
The Honorable Judge David W. Lupas gave the oath of office to newly elected officials.
MUNICIPAL WEBSITE NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FOR CHESAPEAKE BAY POLLUTANT REDUCTION PLAN
Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (WVSA) MS4 Pollutant Reduction Plan 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.
James B. Tomaine, P.E. – firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 33A
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703
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
More Than 1 Million Homes Could Be at Risk of Mine Subsidence
New and updated maps of coal mines in Pennsylvania are now available on the DEP Mine Subsidence Insurance website – www.pamsi.org – and homeowners and businesses are encouraged to check to see if they could be at risk for mine subsidence.
Mine Maps are available at the Laflin Borough building to view.
Mailbox Adjustments due to Curb Installation
Due to curb replacement and new curb installation, borough residents may need to adjust the location of mailboxes to meet the specifications of the U.S. Postal Service. The distance from the curb to the face of the mailbox may need to be adjusted to allow for proper access. These specifications can be found on the Laflin Borough website
under notices at www.LaflinBoro.com.
WVSA Regional MS4 Stormwater Management Information
For more information on understanding the regional approach to stormwater management as mandated by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection:
Laflin Borough 2019 Sewer and Refuse Collection Statements
The sewer maintenance ($160.00/yr.) and trash collection ($240.00/yr.) invoices were mailed to residents on January 31st. As in past years, both statements were mailed together to reduce costs. Please contact the borough office with questions. (570) 654-3323.
Refuse Collection Fee:
$230.00 due until 3/31/2019
$240.00 if paid by 6/30/2019
Two Payment Plan Option: First Installment of $120.00 due by 3/31/2019
Second Installment of $120.00 due by 6/30/2019
Sewer Maintenance Fee:
$152.00 due until 4/30/2019
$160.00 if paid by 7/31/2019
Two Payment Plan Option: First Installment of $80.00 due by 4/30/2019
Second Installment of $80.00 due by 7/31/2019
Scam Activity Update
Utilities across the country – including electric, gas, and water – continue to see scammers trying to fleece customers.
Scam artists vary their tactics but usually pretend to be your utility. They may claim you have a delinquent account and threaten to immediately shut off service if you don’t pay a certain amount by prepaid debit card. Another recent tactic was to attempt entry into your house under the pretense they are there to change a meter and then demand a payment for installation.
Don’t be fooled. The Utility companies don’t conduct business like this. There are never on-the-spot demands for money.
If you suspect a scam, hang up. Then check with your utility company.
UGI Gas 1-800-276-2722
If it turns out to be a scam attempt, call the Pennsylvania State Police at (570) 697-2000.
PPL, PAWC and UGI continue to work with law enforcement on this issue.
New Dump / Plow Truck in Service for Laflin Borough
Laflin Borough adds a new 2016 Ford F550 plow and salt spreader truck (right) for the 2016 / 2017 winter season.
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