First Posted: 1/13/2013
President of Council Stan Knick reported at the first borough council meeting of the New Year the following grant applications: Two applications for gaming funds have been submitted, one for street paving for 12 roads in town and one for the interior renovations to the municipal garage on Commerce Road plus a grant application to the DEP for a natural gas vehicle.
Also, Knick stated that the borough has asked businesses or residents who are using private haulers to report their recycling amounts to the borough office which will help their 2012 performance grant report to DEP.
Year-end recycling collection totals: 110.4 tons of plastic; 169.4 tons of mixed paper and 14.83 tons of single stream.
Atty. Eric Dingle, borough solicitor, noted that the borough has sent out approximately 20 letters concerning non-payment of refuse bills for 2012. The borough has received some responses and feels it will have success in recovering the remaining outstanding accounts. On the matter of delinquent sewer accounts, door hangers will be placed on delinquent properties and notices will be sent in April that the municipality is set to proceed with water shutoffs.
The last issue Dingle reported on was abandoned or unlicensed vehicles on private property and the course of action needed to resolve the ongoing issue. Atty. Dingle stated that the borough will need to file a nuisance violation with the magistrate at a cost of $60 per day or file a 30-day violation notice which would run about $1500.
Property owners in violation of the ordinance will have a lien placed against their property. Motion was made and passed by Council to have the solicitor file a 30-day violation notice with the magistrate with costs levied against property owners.
The next scheduled council meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
One of the 2012 completed state projects in Dupont was the removal of the stone wall at Heidelberg Bridge on Main Street, Dupont leading to Avoca Borough and improvement of the intersection.
Dupont Borough is sponsoring a Valentine Theme Basket Raffle to raise funds for the Dupont Borough Children’s Fund. All proceeds are used for the Children’s Halloween and Christmas parties. The theme basket also has $50 in lottery tickets and is currently on display at the municipal office. Tickets are $1 each and are available at the municipal office. Drawing will be held on Valentine’s Day, Feb.13.
Dupont Softball/Teeball signups will begin this month and take place at the Dupont Borough Municipal Office on Chestnut Street. The league is open to all children of the Greater Pittston Area and surrounding communities. Registrations will be held from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 10 and 17; from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 and 31; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 2 and 9; and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, the final day for sign-ups. Registration fee for teeball for boys and girls ages 4 to 7 is $25 each. For softball players ages 7 to 17, registration fee is $50 each with family discounts available. For more information, contact Bob at 881-8744.
The Polish American Citizens Club of Elm Street Dupont, will hold its regular monthly meeting at 2 p.m. today, Jan.13 at the Club home. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.
Elm St. Sportsmen’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. today, Jan.13 at the Polish American Citizens Club, Dupont. Elections of officers will be held. Refreshments will follow the meeting. John Lizak will preside. Current officers are, president, John Lizak; vice president, Gary Vogue; secretary, Brian Nagy; treasurer, Joe Lokuta; financial secretary, Mike Magda; board of directors, John Wesolowski; Dan Coviello, Joe Turkos, Charles Tetlack, Stanley Tetlack and Joseph Budzilek.
The Dupont VFW Post 4909 Home Association will hold its annual Valentine’s Day Dinner from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. A dinner buffet will be served from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. and the bar will be open from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 .am. Music will be provided by Frank and Judy from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Door prizes will be awarded during the evening. Donation is $28 per person and tickets and reservations can be made by contacting Bob Lopata or the VFW at 654-9104. Deadline for reservations is set for Friday, Feb. 8.
The Dupont VFW Post 4909 Home Association will hold an election for the office of vice-president between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 in the VFW recreation room. Candidates are incumbent Gerard Gurnari and Edward Zielinski, Sr. Paid-up active members are eligible to vote.
Holy Mother of Sorrows will hold its Parish Committee meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 14 in the Rectory’s Conference Room.
Holy Mother of Sorrows YMS of R Annual Installation Meeting and Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 15 in the Parish Hall.
The 2013 Garbage Bags are now on sale. Fees for refuse bags are: residential, $105; seniors, $75; and commercial, $150. The Dupont Municipal office will have extended hours for the month of January and will remain office until 6 p.m. on Thursdays and will open from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays..
The AMVETS Post 189 2013 calendars are now available from any post member or by contacting Post Commander Bernie McDonald at 817-4858. Donation is $30 and proceeds will benefit 16 VA hospital and homes including the Wilkes Barre VA Medical Center and the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton.
Rick Hansen, chairperson of the Dupont Lions Adopt a Highway project, announces the next cleanup will be held on Jan/ 19. Members will clean the area roadway north and south of Route 315 starting from Pilot to Petro and from Petro and from Petro back to Pilot.
The Dupont Lions monthly food distribution will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church, Wyoming Avenue. All qualifying residents of Dupont and Suscon are eligible.
Dupont Lions will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 at the VFW Post 4909. All members are urged to attend
Here is Joey Jones’ eco-tip of the week: Turn your thermostat down when you are using the stove and oven. You are heating your house when cooking.
Applications for gas service are available at the Dupont Municipal offices during regular business hours; UGI Representative Mike Trussa states that, in order for the company to have program approval for placement of gas lines, residents’ applications must be filed with UGI. For more information, contact Trussa at 829-8664.
The Dupont Neighbor Crime Watch January meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the municipal building
The Senior Outreach Committee of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in the lower level of the parish rectory. The committee asks if you have a family member or know of a parishioner who is homebound or in a nursing home who would like to receive the weekly bulletin, please contact the rectory at 654-3713. Mark your calendars: The Annual Health Fair sponsored by Senior Outreach will be held on April 20 and 21 after all weekend Masses in the church hall.
Monday, Jan 14 – Refuse
Tuesday, Jan.15 – Yard waste and Christmas trees
Wednesday, Jan 16 – Recycling: plastics, glass
High Scratch Series Scores
Men’s Division: Don Whiting, 709; John Colarusso, 695; Chris Renfer, 694; Bill Puap, 675; Wally Zieminski, 663; Paul Chmiel, 612; Greg Renfer, 587; Vito Buzzetta, 582; Kyle Wagner, 577; Matt Charney, 565.
Women’s Division: Marytheresa Pupa, 545; Courtney McKitish, 459; Lisa Heck, 386; Ashley Fuller, 278.
High Scratch Series Scores: Edward Collins, 744; William Elko, 676; Ed Ritledge, 664; Jerry Coggins, 662; Dale Reese, 656; Nicholas Berlinski, 649; Billy Jr. Elko, 644; Mike Gotcha, 630; David Titton, 622; Grancis Pupa, 596.
High Scratch Series Scores: Anthony Ferretti, 740; Keith Weinschnek, 734; Matt Felter, 722; Mark Kulick, 710; John Kulick, 708; Jerry Coggins, 665; Robert Lussi, 640; Neal Elko, 632; Dale Reese, 631; Joe Burns, 630.
Pittston Twp VFW
High Scratch Series Scores: Jack Casper, 734; Larry Jr. O’Brien, 580; Joe Stella, 569; Russ Stevens, 568; Jody Marranca, 555; Joe Sr. Walsh, 547; Peter Chodnicki, 547; Wally Moore, 545; Ed Wasko, 543; John Blattner, 536.
Sunday Night Mixed
High Scratch Series Scores:
Men’s Division: Jason R, 589; Russ Stevens, 573; Gene Wasko, 547; Eric McKitish, 537; Vito Buzzetta, 532.
Women’s Division: Mary Theresa Pupa, 450; Debbie Stevens, 432; Courtney McKitish, 417; Gracelynn Williamson, 410; Hope Wruble, 333.
Boys Division: Zachary McKitish, 510.
Girl’s Division: Michelle Grossbauer, 393.
Elko’s Bantam/Prep Mixed
High Scratch Series Score:
Boys Division: Robert Davidson, 176; Jacob Dobrowalski, 163; Ryan Peck, 159; Bobby Savakinas, 152; Ryan Kane, 147; Alek Chilson, 134; Jake Grzech, 117; Jimmy Soroka, 106; Andrew Adonizio, 98; Bryan Bryk, 91.
Girls Division: Kacie Fisk, 127; Makenzie Kaminski, 121; Sophia Gronka, 47.
High Scratch Series Scores:
Boys Division: Anthony Zimmerman, 564; Michael Elko, 536; Evan Elko, 487; Paul Greco, 475; Zachary Garbarino, 402; Justin Coyne, 399; Joey Jones, 351; Dominic Falzone, 347; Michael Walsh, 343; Dylan Kelly, 325.
Girls Division: Samantha Piechota, 396; Hannah Maruhnich, 345; Leah Hodick, 322; Janelle Dudek, 280; Piper Kane, 270; Gina Kirkpatrick, 266; Loren Gronka, 258; Halle Gronka, 226; Kiena Vest, 210; Alyssa Bulford, 199.
Elko’s Junior/Senior Friday
High Scratch Series Scores:
Boy’s Division: Conrad Chapple, 686; Austin Elko, 658; Peter Kulick, 652; Zachary McKitish, 607; Spencer Saxon, 606.
Girls’ Division: Jordan Cegelka, 505; Courtney Osiecki, 491; Katie Wynn, 427; Michelle Grossbauer, 369; Danielle Zydko, 356.
Elko’s Prep Boys
High Scratch Series Scores: Tyler Granahan, 369; Jeremy Lavelle, 363; Martin Kuna, 352; Marc Piechota, 328; Ozzie Dobrowalski, 326; Tyler Cegelka, 321; Noah Donahue, 312; Anthony DePascale, 297; Zachary Elko, 289; Joey Wruble, 278.