Dallas Borough prepares for an active spring and summer seasons

By Eileen Godin - egodin@timesleader.com | March 16th, 2016 9:06 pm

By Eileen Godin


DALLAS — Spring cleaning, yard waste pickup and traffic re-routing plans for the annual Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction were announced at Wednesday’s borough council meeting.

The borough council is preparing for a busy spring and summer season.

The annual spring street cleaning has started, borough Manager Tracey Carr said. Residents are asked to rake cinders out to the side of the road for collection.

A weekly Curbside Yard Waste Collection Program will start the week of May 9, weather permitting. There is a $25 permit for the service. Yard waste is required to be put in two 25 gallon recycling containers.

Council members authorized Carr to submit an application for special events to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for the 79th annual Memorial Day Parade, which will involve Route 415, Lake Street and East Center Hill Road. The parade will begin at the Daddow-Isaacs Post 672, starting at 9 a.m. May 30, with a rain date of June 4.

Council members named the following counselors — pending the appropriate clearances — for the borough summer recreation program:

• Kelly Smith at $9 per hour

• Stephen Zapoticky at $8.75 per hour

• Stephanie Cybulski and Ryan Zapoticky at $8.50 per hour

During the 70th annual Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction, scheduled for July 7, 8, 9 and 10, the following roads will be marked as one way:

• Franklin Street, one-way traffic from Huntsville Road to Main Street;

• Lehman Avenue, one-way traffic from Machell Avenue to Huntsville Road; and

• Norton Avenue, one-way traffic from Huntsville Road to Machell Avenue.

Also, the renovation to the borough building lobby is complete, council President Robert Edgerton said.

The $34,671 project involved installing a wall with a bulletproof glass window and new doors that lock to secure the remainder of the building from the public access.

An Easter egg hunt will be held at 1 p.m. March 19 at the Kenneth Young Memorial Park at the corner of Burndale Road and Luzerne Avenue.

The next council work session will be held at 7 p.m. April 18 in the municipal building. The next council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 20 in the municipal building.

Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.