It is once again that time of year when the Hughestown Hose Company EMS Division reaches out to local residents for their financial support.

Since last year’s membership drive, so much has changed — from continued training for the department to numerous changes to Medicare and insurance billing policies. But, despite these changes, the EMS members work tirelessly to provide Hughestown residents, businesses and organizations with the best emergency response services and protection possible.

With an EMS membership, the Hughestown Hose Company’s EMS Division is providing you with a 60% discount for any remaining expenses incurred after insurance billing. This discount should prevent you from paying large, out-of-pocket expenses in the event of a medical emergency. The hose company has worked closely with many of its mutual aid ambulance providers to include them in your subscription too.

Please take a minute to complete the donation stub you recently received in the mail and return your membership form and payment to the Hughestown Hose Company no later than March 31 to secure membership. Keep your membership receipt for your records, as this identifies you as a subscriber to these emergency medical services.

Remember, your EMS membership covers not just you, but also your family and any of your guests in the event of a medical emergency.

Your support is very important and helps the hose company make sure you’re receiving the best care possible.

Council meeting

The next council meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the borough building. Masks must be worn and attendees must practice social distancing.

Paper shredding

Paper shredding will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 5, at the borough building. The event is free for Hughestown residents and is a great opportunity to safely get rid of old financial papers. Council reminds residents that this event is for paper only. Residents should not bring binders or books.

Trash and recycling

In Hughestown, newspaper and cardboard are collected Mondays. Glass and plastic are collected Tuesdays and ash is collected Wednesdays.

There is a 30-pound limit on all bins, including ashes. Boxes for recycling must be broken down and newspapers go in a brown bag or in a bin to be picked up. All recyclables must be clean and rinsed and jars must be empty.

All mattresses must be encased in plastic for pickup.

All questions regarding trash and recycling collection are to be directed to the borough building at 570-654-2061.

Residents are allowed one bulk sticker per month. The sticker can be picked up at the borough building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 570-654-2061 with any questions.

Condolences

Council sends condolences to the families of Grace Deeble, Michael Delconte and Pat Solano for their losses.

Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown every week. To list an item, email kdemace@pittstonprogress.com or call 570-821-2004 by 5 p.m. Monday.

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