It’s been a busy September in the Mayor’s office. As I am sure you’ve noticed, our paving projects are off and running! My car is taking significantly less of a beating driving on Prospect Street and West Drinker Street, just to name a few. Thank you to our Council and especially Council President Vince Amico for spearheading this badly needed project!
On another note…A big piece of the future of the Borough is our downtown district or more commonly known “The Corners.” Over these last few months, I have been working with Council, our business community, architects, and consultants to put together a “Downtown District” plan…think downtown Pittston.
I am happy to say that over these last few weeks we made significant progress in getting the ball rolling. This plan will be al- encompassing, from streetscapes to facades. It will not be done overnight and will take a large amount of work, but I think if we want to move the Borough forward we need to focus on our downtown.
In the meantime, I am happy that we have had business owners step up to beautify our downtown with smaller upgrades that make a big difference. A huge thank you to Chris and Cara Lowe of Cara Mia’s Delicatessen, Lori Iannielli Hart of Sheeley’s Drug Store, and the Iannielli Family Partnership for donating the string lights that you may have noticed are brightening up our Corners!
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It’s hard to believe that September is already here! I hope all our students (and our teachers) in the Borough are not too upset that summer is gone and the school year is here. I’m wishing everyone a very safe and productive school year.
In addition to school being back in session, our local officials have been busy planning the Borough’s first real paving project in years! When I ran for Mayor, I promised to work in unison with Council to pave our roads. Over the last few months, Council and I have been planning to do just that. In addition to the list of roads in the graphic, we have a contractor working on patching roads that do not need a full pave. We hope to pave more in the future, but we think this is a great start!
I hope you are having a wonderful summer and were able to stay cool during that July Heat Wave!
It was a busy month for the Borough’s Police Department. In addition to keeping us safe daily, many of our officers participated in an “active shooter” training at Dunmore High School last month. Captain Billy Springer organized the training which included potential real-life scenarios as well as tours for all officers of both the Elementary Center and High School.
This is an unfortunate reality for school districts across the country, but I’m proud of our officers for being proactive and continuing to put our kids’ safety first.
In other Police Department news, the Borough Civil Service Commission has approved the scheduling of Civil Service Exams for entry-level positions within the Police Department. For more information on these open positions, please contact Mark Burton at the Borough Building.
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