Emergency Declaration

Emergency Declaration

As most residents are aware, on Friday, March 13th, President Donald J. Trump declared the Coronavirus pandemic a National Emergency. In tandem with The Centers for Disease Control and d Prevention (CDC) the Borough began to implement mitigation strategies for our community. These non-pharmacological interventions will help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our Public Officials have noted numerous times that the health, safety, and well-being of our residents and staff of the Borough is the main priority. Therefore;

The Borough of Dunmore has declared a State of Emergency. The following restrictions are being put in place EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Public access to the Dunmore Borough Building, Fire Department, Police Department, DPW, and the Community Center, will be restricted until further notice.

If you have an emergency and need our Emergency services please contact 911. Otherwise, call the non-emergency number at (570) 342-9111. Copies of Police reports can be requested via email to DPDreports@DunmorePa.gov or by calling the Police Station at (570) 343-0851. The $15.00 fee can be taken over the phone via credit card.

Any resident with any non-emergent form of business with the Borough, please contact the Borough’s Main Office at (570) 343-7611 prior to your departure. Dunmore Borough Real Estate Taxes can be placed in a drop box outside of the main or code office entrance, mailed, or paid at FNCB or Fidelity Banks during this time. If you need a receipt, please indicate in a memo your email address or if desired, we will send receipt via USPS. Any questions regarding taxes should be mailed to TaxInfo@DunmorePa.gov or please call (570) 343-7611, Extension 2. ALL permits, licensing, inspections, and payments should be placed in the lock box outside of the code enforcement door. If you need a receipt, please indicate in a memo your email address or if desired, we will send receipt via USPS. Any questions pertaining to this office should be mailed to Code@DunmorePa.gov or please call (570) 343-7611, Extension 4.

Trash collection will continue as normal. Please refer to the 2020 Collection Calendar that was mailed to you or access the copy on the Borough website (www.DunmorePa.gov). Any further collection questions please call (570) 343-7611, Extension 3. During this time, please disinfect trash cans and recycling bins to help protect our workers.

Public access to the following Borough parks is restricted until further notice: McHale Park, Rear 1414 Monroe Avenue Schautz Stadium, 1209 Prescott Avenue While access is being restricted to the public, the Borough will continue to thoroughly clean and disinfect all Borough offices, Community Center and Borough Parks so they are ready for public use once the State of Emergency is lifted. We ask that you please follow all directives from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health when it comes to the COVID-l9 crisis.



WHEREAS, the COVID-19, also known as the CORONA VIRUS has caused or threatens to cause injury, and suffering to the persons and property of the Borough of Dunmore;

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 has endangered the health, safety, and welfare of a substantial number of persons residing in the Borough of Dunmore, and threatens to create problems greater in scope than the Borough of Dunmore may be able to resolve;

WHEREAS, emergency management measures are required to reduce the severity of this disaster and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of affected residents in the Borough of Dunmore;

NOW, THEREFORE, we the undersigned of the Borough of Dunmore, pursuant to the provisions of Section 7501 of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Services Code, (35 PA C.S., Section 7501), as amended, do hereby declare the existence of a disaster emergency in the Borough of Dunmore;

FURTHER, we direct the Borough of Dunmore Emergency Management Coordinator, in conjunction with the Lackawanna County Emergency Management Coordinator to coordinate the activities of the emergency response, to take all appropriate actions needed to alleviate the effects of this disaster, to aid in the restoration of essential public services, and to take any other emergency response actions deemed necessary to respond to this emergency.

STILL FURTHER, we authorize officials of the Borough of Dunmore to act as necessary to meet the current exigencies of this emergency, namely: by the employment of temporary workers, by the rental of equipment, by the purchase of supplies and materials, and by entering into such contracts and agreements for the performance of public work as may be required to meet the emergency, all without regard to those time-consuming procedures and formalities normally prescribed by law, mandatory constitutional requirements excepted.


This Declaration shall take effect immediately.


Michael A. Dempsey, Esq. President

Thomas Hallinan Vice-President

Janet Brier Council

Elizabe McDonald Zangardi Council

Vito P. Ruggiero Municipal Administrator/Secretary

Timothy Burke Mayor

Vincent Amico -Council

Thomas-Ehnot Council

Carol Scrimalli Council