WVSA MS4 Regional Stormwater Management

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, please click here.


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.

Laflin Rec Board Summer Camp!!!

Laflin Rec Board Annual Summer Camp – June 26th to July 28th

Laflin Rec Summer Camp will begin the last Monday of June.   Registration forms will be available at the borough office and library.   Forms can be emailed upon request or downloaded here.

All children and grandchildren of Laflin residents ages 5-12 are welcome (children under 5 must have a guardian present).   The cost is $20 per camper.  Camp days are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am to 12pm.   Camp will take place at the park behind the Laflin Borough Building.   Children will be provided breakfast and lunch daily.   They will also have the opportunity to participate in arts & crafts, games, sports and socialize with other kids throughout the summer.

Advanced registration is required.   Hope to see you there!

For more information or to obtain an application, contact the borough office at (570) 654-3323 or email LaflinRecBoard@yahoo.com.

Laflin Road Paving Work 2017

Road Milling and Paving Work Scheduled in the Borough

Road paving work will commence in the borough, weather permitting, this month. The following roads are scheduled for paving starting the week of  May 15th and will be funded by way of  casino grant funds awarded to the borough by the Dept. of  Community & Economic Development (DCED).    The award was for $125,000.00.

Laurelwood Drive  ♦  Redwood Drive  ♦  Oakhill Drive  ♦  E. Ashwood Drive

The second phase of milling and paving will be completed this June by a separate paving contractor.  The roads in the second phase:

Cedarwood Drive  ♦  Sprucewood Drive  ♦  Lower Haverford Drive

During the milling phase base repairs will be completed and stormwater catch basins will be adjusted.  Asphalt curbing will be installed to complete the work.  This work schedule is weather sensitive and could change.

Access to your driveways, although limited, will be available during this process.  No vehicle will be allowed to be parked on the street while this work is being done and vehicles should be off the street by 7:00am.   We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this project may cause and thank you for your continued cooperation and support in making Laflin a better place.  If you have any questions regarding this process, contact the borough office at 654-3323.

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.



Laflin Rec Board Summer Camp Counselors

Laflin Recreation Board
Summer Camp Counselors

The Laflin Rec Board will be accepting applications for part-time, paid summer camp counselors to assist at our annual day camp starting June 26th.   Interested candidates can submit their applications and required clearance certificates (PA Child Abuse History Clearance; PA Criminal Records Check; FBI Criminal Background Check) to the Laflin Borough office prior to June 13, 2017 to be considered.   Applicants must be 18 yrs. of age or older.

The camp accommodates approximately 30 to 40 boys and girls ranging in age from 5 to 12.   We are looking for fun, enthusiastic and mature individuals who can teach and assist in all areas of fun (arts & crafts, sports and many other programs).

The summer camp program will run from June 26th to July 28th and is held at the borough building park.    For more information or to obtain an application, contact the borough office at (570) 654-3323 or email LaflinRecBoard@yahoo.com.

Laflin Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Plains Ambulance Association 2017 Subscription Drive

Plains Ambulance Association Annual Subscription Drive 2017

UPDATED: 5/4/17  Plains Ambulance will be issuing subscription notices for 2017 soon.   They will run from July 1st to June 30th.

Dear Mr. Boyd – 1/12/2017

Please be aware that the Plains Volunteer Ambulance Association’s annual subscription drive mailing is set to be distributed within the next few weeks. All residents, regardless of prior subscription status, will be treated as subscribers to ensure that every opportunity has been made for them to respond to the 2017 membership.

-Angela L. Patla, Operations Manager
Plains Volunteer Ambulance Association

Banning Street-side Parking During Inclement Weather

Laflin Borough reminds all residents to avoid parking street-side and/or remove vehicles from the roads during snow events.   This allows our plow truck room to work and minimizes the risk of property damage.   Although snow plowing is the most obvious condition to allow better access for the plow truck, our ordinance addresses the need to remove vehicle during all inclement weather that may accumulate on the roadways.  Road salt spreading work may take place without the accumulation of snow.   Thank you for your cooperation.

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.