Earth Day cleanup in Harveys Lake today

First Posted: 4/17/2013 7:58:00 AM

Megan Sgarlat Prynn, vice chairperson of the Harveys Lake Environmental Advisory Council, announced details for the 2013 Harveys Lake Earth Day Clean-Up project which will take place from noon to 4 p.m. today, April 21.

Participants will gather and sign in at the Lake-Noxen Elementary School, 135 Westpoint Ave., Harveys Lake.

The event, which will be held rain or shine, has been organized in cooperation with the Great American Cleanup of PA. Participants can also enjoy pizza donated by Grotto Pizza at the end of the event.

Anyone interested in the clean-up is asked to contact Prynn at 814-9230 to register.

Dr. Fred Lubnow, of Princeton Hydro, gave an update on the floating wetland islands project at the April 16 council meeting.

Lubnow said he will be able to provide a map displaying the location of the islands once borough officials secure a permit for the project. Lubnow stated the islands will be placed close to the shoreline and he wants to see “everyone in the community comfortable” (regarding the locations). The project is being funded by a 319 grant from the PA DEP.

The planning commission meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 17 has been postponed until 7 p.m. on April 29 when plans for the cell phone tower at Cliff Street will be discussed.

Borough Secretary Susan Sutton will temporarily replace zoning officer Andy Luzetski while Luzetski recovers from recent surgery.

Mayor Clarence Hogan reminds residents to remove inoperable vehicles, as well as all rubbish from their properties. He said residents can call the police department or visit the borough’s website for details on regulations regarding this matter.

Hogan also stated that the borough’s Easter egg hunt was a success with more than 100 children participating in the event.

Harveys Lake is offering pick up of unwanted items for seniors (age 62+) as well as for disabled citizens from April 22 to May 3. Eligible citizens with a permit may place unwanted items in front of their homes for pickup. The charge is $25 per load, $10 for any major appliance, $5 per car tire and $3 for batteries and propane tanks. Proof of age and disability is required. For more information, residents may call the borough building at 639-2113, ext. 0.

Councilwoman Michell’e Boice reminds residents to immediately pay delinquent trash bills as the borough will diligently pursue this matter.

The next council meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21.