Luzerne Borough
144 Academy Street
Luzerne, PA 18709
P: (570) 287-7633 | F: (570) 287-7842
Office Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm

“What’s Happening in Luzerne”


LUZERNE BOROUGH COUNCIL WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING , MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD AT 5:00 PM.  PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO VOTE ON HIRING A PART TIME POLICE OFFICER; NO OTHER MATTERS WILL BE DISCUSSED.  Meeting will be held at the Luzerne Borough Building located at 144 Academy Street, Luzerne.  Public is welcome to attend.

October 2019 MEETINGS

Luzerne Sewer Authority Meeting -Tuesday – October 1st – 7:00 pm – Luzerne Borough Building

Council Work Session – Wednesday – October 2nd – 7:00pm – Luzerne Borough Building

Monthly Council Meeting – Wednesday – October 9th – 7:00pm – Luzerne Borough Building

All meetings are open to the public.


Luzerne Borough Council voted at their monthly September 11th, 2019 meeting to suspend ALL BURNING “Until Further Notice” due to numerous reports of people burning toxic matter and trash.

TIRE RECYCLING EVENT – Thursday, Oct 10th & Friday, Oct 11th

Luzerne Borough in conjunction with Luzerne County Waste Management is offering free tire pickup for Luzerne Borough Residents only.  As a courtesy, Luzerne Borough Street Department will pick up regular sized automobile, motorcycle, pick-up truck & SUV tires.  All tires must be REMOVED FROM RIMS, FREE OF LIQUIDS and HEAVY MUD, and CANNOT BE CUT.  This collection is NOT open to small garages/service stations, tire dealers or tire manufacturers. For tire pick up, Luzerne Borough Residents are asked to call the secretary at 570-287-7633 ext. 2 or the garage at ext. 3 to register your address and number of tires.  Tires will be collected Thursday, October 10th and Friday, October 11th and must be curbside by 6:00am.





James Keller – Mayor
Michael Jancuska – Chairman
Anthony Perzia -Vice Chairman – Finance
Jason Tarreto – Council – Roadmaster
Mary Ellen Schell – Council – Police
Corey Klinefelter – Council – Parks and Recreation
Jonathan Spohrer – Solicitor
Bill Balavage – Treasurer
Linda Booth – Secretary
Michael J. Kotwasinki – Chief of Police
John Lohman – Tax Collector
Tim Connolly, Tetra Tech – Engineer


Regional Stormwater Management Program
In the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is charged with regulating stormwater pursuant
to the Clean Water Act (CWA).
In 2016, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEPI labeled approximately 19,000 mites Of rivers
and streams in Pennsylvania impaired for water supply, aquatic life, recreation or fish consumption.

Stormwater runoff is one Of the biggest reasons for impairment.

Under existing federal law, municipalities in Northeastern Pennsylvania must curb pollution of the
Susquehanna River by as much as 10% in the next five years (2018-2023). Stormwater carries an
immense amount Of pollution, including sediment. Car oil, lawn fertilizers and pesticides. Those
pollutants have many negative impacts on our Streams and rivers.
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