Laflin Borough Right-to-Know Officer

REQUESTING INFORMATION UNDER THE RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAW

To request records under the RTKL, you may file a request with this Agency’s Open Records Officer:

Charles Boyd, Borough Manager

Laflin Borough Municipal Bldg.

47 Laflin Road

Laflin, PA  18702-7213

Phone: (570) 654-3323     Fax: (570) 602-2288

Email: LaflinBoro@comcast.net    Website: www.LaflinBoro.com

 

To challenge this Agency’s response, you may file an appeal within 15 business days with:

Erik Arneson, Executive Director

Office of Open Records

333 Market Street, 16th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234

Phone: (717) 346-9903   Fax: (717) 425-5343

Email: openrecords@pa.gov   Website: http://openrecords.pa.gov

 

When a request is denied as seeking exempt criminal investigative records of a local agency, appeals may be filed within 15 business days of the agency’s response with:

Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office

200 North River Street

Wilkes-Barre, PA  18711

Phone: (570) 825-1674   Fax: (570) 825-1572

Email: chaz.balogh@luzernecounty.org     Website: www.LuzerneCounty.org

 

In compliance with Section 504 of the Right-to-Know Law:

  • A form which may be used to file a request is available at this location and posted.
  • Laflin Borough follows the guidelines and policies of the PA State Office of Open Records.

For information on the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law:
OpenRecords.pa.gov

Right-to-Know Forms:
OpenRecords.pa.gov/RTKL/Forms

DEP Mine Subsidence Insurance


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.

PA Game Commission Black Bear Tips

Trapping a bear is the last solution because it does not always work.  Some bears will not go into traps because they have been caught before or are just naturally wary of them.  If the bear is caught and relocated it will often make its way back, even if it is moved several miles away.  When relocating bears, wildlife conservation officers try not to take them across major highways because if the bear attempts to go back it has a greater chance of getting hit on the highway.  This limits the traveled distance and locations for appropriate releases.

How to Reduce a Bear’s Attraction to Your Property

  • Put bird feeders and seed away or keep it inside at night. Birds don’t need supplemental feeding in the spring and summer months.
  • Keep garbage inside until trash day. Wait until the morning of pick-up to put garbage out. Try to keep the trash inside, in a garage or shed. It is also a good idea to put ammonia, bleach or powdered garden lime in the bags. This will help eliminate the odors and give the trash a bad smell or taste to the bear.
  • Don’t leave extra pet food outside.
  • Burn off all grease and food on the grill.

Nextdoor Laflin Policy

What is Nextdoor Laflin?

Nextdoor Laflin is a private social website managed and controlled by a resident of Laflin Borough.  Although many borough officials are members and encourage the residents to use this site, it cannot be presented as an official borough communication.  Please refer to this website or contact the business office for questions and concerns related to the borough.  Borough officials will utilize Nextdoor Laflin for information posts only but cannot discuss issues in detail on this social forum.

Nextdoor allows communities to easily create private websites to facilitate communication among neighbors thereby building stronger neighborhoods.  Nextdoor was created based on the idea that the neighborhood is one of the most important and useful communities in a person’s life.  Nextdoor’s mission is to use technology to help neighbors build stronger and safer neighborhoods.

Only Laflin residents can join this private group.  For information on joining visit www.Nextdoor.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.