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 Sewer Authority Meeting -Tuesday – May 7th – 7:00pm

Council Work Session – Wednesday – May 1st – 7:00pm

Monthly Council Meeting – Wednesday – May 8th – 7:00pm

All meetings will be held at the Luzerne Borough Building, 144 Academy Street and are open to the public.


Memorial Day Services – Luzerne Borough Memorial Day Service will be held Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the “Luzerne Borough Veterans Memorial” located at the corner of Bennett & Academy Street.  Bennett Street will be closed to traffic from Main/Chapel to Sly Street for the duration of the service.

Office Closures – Administrative Offices and Street Department will be closed Monday, May 27th, 2109 in observance of Memorial Day

Police Department – Luzerne Borough Police Department is on duty 24/7.  Please call 911 with Emergencies

Yard Waste & Borough Garbage Collection – Yard Waste Pickup will be Tuesday, May 28th and County Waste Garbage Collection will be Friday, May 31st.


Any Luzerne Borough Landlord who has not registered their rental unit(s) for 2019 with the Borough, the registration fee per unit is now $50.00. Forms received after June 1st will be $110.00 per unit. LANDLORDS WHO HAVE VACANT RENTALS OR IMMEDIATE FAMILY LIVING IN THE RENTALS MUST STILL COMPLETE THE INFORMATION AND RETURN THE FORM FOR OUR RECORDS.

Any landlord not complying with the March 8th, 2017 Ordinance “Establishing New Reporting, Registration/Licensing, Occupancy and Management for Landlords within the Borough of Luzerne will be subject to collections with our district magistrate. The Borough is not responsible for any landlord who for whatever reason has not received the 2019 Landlord Registration Notice. It is the Landlords responsibility to contact the Borough or stop by during business hours: Monday thru Thursday – 9:00am – 3:00pm to obtain the proper forms.


Yard Waste is being collected every Monday for those Residents that have a current “Luzerne Borough Window Garbage Sticker”. Yard Waste does not include grass clippings, dirt or rocks. Yard Waste should be placed in an open container or open paper leaf bags; plastic trash bags are prohibited. Brush must be tied in bundles no longer than three (3) feet in length and open containers are not to exceed 30 lbs. Please have yard waste curbside by 6:00 a.m.on Mondays. Pickups are weather permitting.






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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