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”

July 2019 MEETINGS

Luzerne Sewer Authority Meeting -Tuesday – July 9th – 7:00 pm – Luzerne Borough Building

Council Work Session – NO Work Session for July 2019

Monthly Council Meeting – Wednesday – July 10th – 7:00pm – LUZERNE BOROUGH FIRE HALL located on TENER STREET

All meetings are open to the public.


County Waste Garbage Collection will be Friday, July 5th due to the 4th Holiday.


Administrative (Secretary) Office will be closed Thursday, June 27th thru Friday, July 5th. Everyone may drop their garbage sticker stubs in the mail slot at the Borough Building.


The July thru December 2019 Window Garbage Stickers are on sale at Gerritys Supermarket located in the Luzerne Shopping Center.  Please complete the stub attached to the sticker and drop it off 24/7 at the Luzerne Borough Building.  The mail slot is located to the left of the main door of the building.  Cost of stickers remain the same: $75 – 35 gal cart, $105 – 65 gal cart and $135 – 95 gal cart. Final day for pickup with Jan – June sticker will be July 14th.  Thereafter, County Waste will start removing their carts from anyone who did not purchase a new sticker or did not drop their stub off to register with the Borough.  Kindly remove your OLD garbage sticker from your window. Any new customers please make notation on the stub if you need carts.


Yard Waste Pickup is Monday for Residents with a current garbage window sticker.  Yard Waste must be placed in open containers or paper leaf bags.  Containers and paper bags should not exceed 30 lbs.  Plastic trash bags are prohibited and will be left curbside.  Brush must be tied in bundles no longer than three (3) feet in length.  Grass Clipping will be collected but must be in paper leaf bags or covered containers not exceeding 30 lbs.  Please have yard waste curbside by 6:00 am on Mondays.  Pickups are weather permitting and may be delayed a day should there be a holiday.


Landlords who have not registered their properties with Luzerne Borough for 2019 are reminded that the cost per unit is now $110.00.  Landlordswho have vacant units or immediate family living in the units are still obligated to complete the registration form and advise the Borough of the status of the unit.  Any landlord not complying with the March 8th, 2018 Ordinance will be subject to collection proceedings at the end of 2019.



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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