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Dunmore Borough Pennsylvania

Dunmore is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, adjoining Scranton. Dunmore was settled in 1835 and incorporated in 1862. Extensive anthracite coal, brick, stone, and silk interests had led to a rapid increase in the population to 8,315 in 1890, 12,583 in 1900, 17,615 in 1910, 20,250 in 1920, and 23,086 in 1940. The population was 14,057 at the 2010 census.

Dunmore contains several schools: Dunmore High School, Holy Cross High School formerly known as Bishop O’Hara, and Saint Mary’s of Mount Carmel Elementary School.

Conveniently located 2 1/2 hours from Philadelphia, 3 hours from New York City, 4 hours from Washington, and less than an hour from the Pocono Mountains.  Interstate 81 as well as Interstates 380 and 84 are easily accessible from the borough.   The Keystone Industrial Park is also located in Dunmore.

Tax Payment Announcement

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dunmore School District residents are asked to mail their Tax Payments to Dunmore Tax Collector, 400 S. Blakely Street, Dunmore PA 18512. Payments may also be dropped off in the drop boxes at the Borough Offices in the front of the building and also at the back of the building. The discount period for the School District has been extended until October 31, 2020 and there will be no penalty added on  for payments made in December.

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Notice is hereby given that Dunmore Borough Council will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 5:30pm at the Dunmore Community Center for the purpose of hiring from the Dunmore Police Civil Service eligibility list before it is set to expire on July 23, 2020.  This Special Meeting will replace the already advertised meeting scheduled for Monday, July 27, 2020 at 7pm.

Nick Morell, Chairman
Dunmore Civil Service Commission

* Recycling August 4th, 2020 Update

The Borough will pick up all commingled recyclable material. This includes glass jars and bottles, aluminum cans, plastic bottles (water, soda, laundry detergent), and steel cans. The center still DOES NOT accept plastic food or yogurt containers.

** If you decide to take your recyclable material to the Lackawanna County Recycling Center on Boulevard Avenue, Glass jars and bottles will not be accepted for drop off. Therefore, if you would like to recycle glass bottles and jars, please put them on the curb on your designated recycling day with your other recyclable materials. (Please check the schedule on our website, or on your 2020 Collection Schedule that was mailed to you. If you still have any further questions, please contact the Borough Building at your earliest convenience. Thank you**

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Joint Lackawanna – Luzerne Comprehensive Plan and Long Range Transportation Plan


Your input is needed to help shape the region for the next 20+ years!  Please take the survey for the Lackawanna – Luzerne Comprehensive and Long Range Transportation Plan update.  Feel free to forward this along to family, friends, coworkers, etc.  We appreciate your help.  Survey link is below along with an introduction to the plan.

Click here to Take the Survey!

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Dunmore Borough Outdoor Dining Waiver

The Borough of Dunmore hereby agrees to temporarily waive zoning ordinances to allow restaurants and eateries within the Borough to provide for outside seating with the following conditions:
1. Seating shall be allowed only within the property limits.
2. Outdoor eating area shall close by 10:00 p.m.
3. Owner must provide a barrier to enclose the seating area which must be at least 32 Inches from the curb for ADA compliance.
4. Seating shall comply with state issued social distancing rules.
5. No entertainment shall be provided.
6. Establishments providing for alcoholic beverages shall comply with PLCB regulations.
7. Owners shall sign the attached Hold Harmless Agreement.
Borough Zoning Officer
Joseph Lorince
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The Borough is seeking Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a lender/financial institution that can satisfy and refinance the Borough’s existing General Obligation Notes/Bonds. The awarded proposal will guide the Borough in potentially satisfying some existing debt, and refinancing the remaining balance(s).

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2020 Census

2020 Census: it has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone, or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker.

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All Dunmore Borough News, Resources, and Information regarding COVID-19.


Dear Dunmore Borough Resident,

A Federally Funded Sidewalk and Paving Project (possibly Storm Water as well) is being considered for your neighborhood. In order to qualify for Federal Funding to complete this project, each household within the project area must complete a Community Development Block Grant Survey (CDBG) Form.

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American Red Cross

This spring, the American Red Cross is hosting a Home Fire campaign in an effort to install 100,000 free smoke alarms across the country. In doing our part, they distributed 102 alarms to our borough for residents in need. The process is simple. Please contact our Fire Headquarters at (570) 348-1730 and request these life-saving/safety tools. Our department representatives will take your information, fill out the required forms, and install them in your residence. If you have any further questions, please contact Fire Headquarters at the provided number at your earliest convenience. The supply is at a first come, first serve basis.


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