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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.

 

Beginning Monday, February 14, 2022 Borough Council will meet at 6PM for all Public Meetings and Work Sessions.
The advertised Meeting days will remain the same.  THE ONLY CHANGE WILL BE THE START TIME.
Changes will be posted on ALL Social Media outlets and posted at ALL Borough properties.
Any questions, please call the Borough Building (570) 343-7611 at your convenience.  Thank you

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Dunmore Borough Zoning Ordinance Hearing

Dunmore Borough Zoning Ordinance is an internal working draft, December 1, 2020. Prepared by Environmental Planning and Design LLC. There will be a public hearing meeting on June 14, 2021 in front of the Dunmore Borough Council, for final approval.
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YARD WASTE REMOVAL

YARD WASTE

The week of May 3rd the Recycling Center will begin taking yard waste.

It MUST be in Biodegradable Bags or in an open container for our DPW to pick up. NO stones, dirt, wood, etc… of any kind can go in the bags. We can not accept branches over 24”. The Borough picks up yard waste every other week on your garbage day.

WE CANNOT AND WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY YARD WASTE IN PLASTIC BAGS.

Also, the Recycling Center is no longer taking electronics, even for a cost. Please go to their website for any other information. 

Mortgage Utility Assistance Program

Mortgage Utility Assistance Program

Lackawanna County CDBG Coronavirus CARES Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program (MUAP) is being administered by the Lackawanna County Department of Human Services. MUAP was established as an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic to disburse funds in Lackawanna County to provide financial assistance on behalf of low- and moderate-income homeowners experiencing difficulty making mortgage payments and/or utility payments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistance will be made available in the form of a grant, and funds will be paid directly to the mortgage and/or utility provider. Applications will be available on the Lackawanna County website Lackawannacounty.org or Relief.Lackawannacounty.org  Thursday, March 11, 2021.

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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Dunmore Borough Virtual Meetings

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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Proposed Ordinances

All drafts in their entirety are for review at the Borough Building. Please contact the Borough Building to make arrangements to review.

 

Keystone Sanitary Landfill Update

 | Size: 14th Jan 2022 Keystone Landfill January 2022 Inspection Report  | Size: 14th Jan 2022 KSL 10/12/2022  | Size: 12th Jan 2022 KSL Temporary MDV Increase Approval  | Size: 12th Jan 2022 Keystone Landfill Request to Temporarily Increase MDV  | Size: 6th Jan 2022 1/4/2022 KSL Inspection Report  | Size: 23rd Dec 2021 12-23-2021 - Keystone Landfill  | Size: 23rd Dec 2021 12-14-2021 Keystone Sanitary Landfill - RTPT Inspection Report  | Size: 9th Dec 2021 KSL NPDES Permit Application  | Size: 18th Nov 2021 Keystone Landfill Nov 2021 Inspection report  | Size: 21st Oct 2021 Keystone Landfill Minor Permit Modification  | Size: 15th Oct 2021 Keystone Landfill Oct. 2021 inspection report  | Size: 5th Oct 2021 10/5/2021 - Keystone Landfill - Dumore Borough  | Size: 5th Oct 2021 9/7/2021 - Keystone Sani Ldfl - CTS #359175 - Complaint Inspection Report-signed  | Size: 5th Oct 2021 9/22/2021 - Keystone Sani Ldfl - CTS #359496 - Complaint Inspection Report-signed  | Size: 5th Oct 2021 10/01/2021 - Keystone Sani Ldfl - CTS #359496 - Complaint Inspection Report-signed  | Size: 23rd Sep 2021 9/23/2021 Keystone Landfill - Dumore Borough  | Size: 23rd Sep 2021 8/11/2021 Keystone Sanitary Landfill - RTPT Inspection Report  | Size: 23rd Sep 2021 8/24/2021 FCE Inspection Report  | Size: 9th Jul 2020 Rep. Cartwright Letter  | Size: 8th Jul 2020 Special Municipal Meeting for Commingle Recycling - July 7, 2020  | Size: 2nd Jul 2020 Scranton Council Letter  | Size: 2nd Jul 2020 Casey 6/30/2020 DEP Letter  | Size: 2nd Jul 2020 Mid Valley School Board  | Size: 2nd Jul 2020 Mullins Letters KSL 6/30/20  | Size: 2nd Jul 2020 Mayor Paige 2  | Size: 2nd Jul 2020 Mayor Paige 1  | Size: 2nd Jul 2020 SSB KSL Opposition  | Size: 12th Jun 2020 Dunmore Borough Council Letter to DEP  | Size: 12th Jun 2020 DEP Letter Mayor Burke
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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

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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