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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.

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Council Meeting Announcement 

Tonight’s scheduled Council Meeting has been cancelled.

The next meeting will be Monday, March 8th.

COVID Information

The Borough of Dunmore follows the Department of Health and CDC guidelines. 

Below are educational links for your review. 

SNOW REMOVAL ANNOUNCEMENT

SNOW REMOVAL ANNOUNCEMENT DUNMORE PADunmore Borough Council together with our Department of Public Works have protocols in place to be dispatched to the forecasted inclement weather Wednesday into Thursday.
We ask the public to please be patience in regards to your residential sanitation pickups because the priority will be our roadways and to make them passable.

Please remember:

It is unlawful for owners, occupants or tenants of property, or any other person, to dump, throw, shovel, pile or push any snow or ice removed from driveways or walkways into any public street. No snow, ice, slush or a combination thereof shall be pushed or deposited into any drainage area, stream, river, culvert or catch basin. No snow, ice, slush, or combination thereof shall be deposited, pushed or maintained, within a commercial, manufacturing, light industrial or multiple family zoning district parking facility or at or near an intersection in any zoning district, in a manner or at a location which creates a traffic hazard by impairing visibility from or of a public highway. No person shall damage any Borough property, including but not limited to, traffic signs, culverts, etc. while removing snow, ice, slush, or a combination thereof Any damage to Borough property shall be repaired or replaced in accordance with the requirements of the Borough at the expense of the property owner and/or snow removal agency. (Chapter § 86-1 (2)).

We will work efficiently as possible to cleanup/remove the snow, and to remove your sanitation in front of your residence.
Thank you for your patience, understanding, and please stay safe.

NOTICE OF CONTINUANCE THE FOLLOWING PROTOCOLS ARE STILL IN EFFECT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS YEAR.

FIRST IMPLEMENTATION / POSTING: MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020 SECOND POSTING: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2020

TO CONTINUE TO PROMOTE HEALTH, SAFETY, & SOCIAL DISTANCING THE DUNMORE BOROUGH OFFICES ARE STILL CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Tax payments can still be placed in either Drop Box located at both entrances of the building, Mailed, or can be presented for payment in the Drive-Thru at FNCB and Fidelity Banks.

Permit Applications and payments can also be placed in either Drop Box located at both entrances of the building or Mailed.

Trash Collection will remain on schedule. The 2021 Trash Calendar will ONLY be posted online and a copy will be mailed upon resident request. Please refer to the garbage calendar on the Borough website.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Main Office; (570) 343-7611, at your earliest convenience. Messages will be reviewed daily.

HOMETOWN HEROES APPLICATION

WE NOW HAVE NEW HOMETOWN HERO APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTACT THE BOROUGH OFFICE AT 570-343-7611 EXT. 5 PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION, SUBMIT WITH A PHOTO AND A CHECK FOR $170.00.

YOU CAN EITHER MAIL IT IN OR PUT IT IN THE DROP BOX LOCATED IN THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING AND ALSO AT THE SIDE ENTRANCE OF THE BUILDING.

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Work Session Cancellation Notice

Until further notice, Borough Council’s work session (the second meeting of the month) will be cancelled.  This will be evaluated each month and when the determination is made to recommence, we will post it on all our social media outlets.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during these tough times.  Please stay safe.

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MS4 Stormwater

MS4 stands for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System. MS4s are conveyances or systems of conveyances including roads with drainage systems, municipal street, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains that are owned or operated by a public entity, are designed or used for collecting or conveying stormwater, and are not a combined sewer or part of a publicly-owned treatment wastewater treatment plant.

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* 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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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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TAKE THE SURVEY FOR THE LACKAWANNA – LUZERNE COMPREHENSIVE AND LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN UPDATE

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!

https://dunmorepa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/20200624140804705.pdf

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

COVID-19 News Alerts

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

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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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