Lions Club elects offices for new year

At a recent meeting, the Hughestown Lions Club elected the officers for the new year. Steve Golya was elected president, Fred Pierantoni IV as vice president, Fred Pierantoni III as second vice president, Matt Pierantoni as secretary, Jason Chilipko as treasurer and Mary Golya as publicity. From left, are Coran Twomey, Michael Twomey, Fred Pierantoni IV, vice president; Matthew Pierantoni, secretary, Steve Golya, president, and Fred Pierantoni III, second vice president. Absent from photo: are Lions Jason Chilipko, Denise Chilipko, Michael Harding and Mary Golya.

Hughestown Lions Club recently elected officers for the new year.

Steve Golya was elected as president, Fred Pierantoni IV as vice president, Fred Pierantoni III as second vice president, Matt Pierantoni as secretary, Jason Chilipko as treasurer and Mary Golya as publicity chairwoman.

Plans for upcoming events also were discussed.

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day! As we celebrate fathers, grandfathers and godfathers, I want to remind all fathers to take a moment to take care of themselves this week. On Father’s Day, we’re going to celebrate you and all that you’ve done for us, but dads should take a moment for self care, too. Whether that moment is spending time alone working on the car or sitting down with your family and watching your favorite movie, it’s important to slow things down now and then.

We call on you a lot for help and advice, so make this a part of your routine. Take time to decompress and enjoy the little (and big) things in life that mean the most to you. And know that we’re grateful every day for everything you’ve done —and will do — for us.

Council news

The community yard sale, paper shredding and appliance pickup were all successful. Council thanks all who participated.

Council reminds residents that building permits are needed for work done to homes. Permit forms can be obtained in the borough office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can also call Jeff Pisanchyn at 570-237-6686 for information.

Council reminds residents that there is a noise ordinance in effect from 9 p.m. through 7 a.m.

Construction work is still taking place in Stauffer Heights. Pennsylvania American Water Company started work on May 24 and milling will take place once the ramps are complete.

If you’re interested in renting Centennial Pavilion, contact the borough office for information at 570-654-2061.

Pool water regulations

Property owners should be mindful that pool water is not allowed to be aimed at streets or roadways, where it will ultimately end up in streams and rivers and harm aquatic life.

Instead of directing pool or hot tub water onto roadways, release it onto grass areas of your property.

Guidelines from the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority are available at the borough building.

NAT news

On June 10, Hughestown’s Neighborhood Action Team did a sweep of Upper Rock Street, cleaning the catch basin by the school, and on upper Division Street, trimming grass along the side of road, cleaning three catch basins and trimming trees hanging out in the road.

The Neighborhood Action Team team performs sweeps to improve the neighborhoods and quality of life and to remind residents of their obligation to maintain their properties in a safe manner that is compliant with the borough’s existing codes. Upcoming neighborhood sweeps scheduled include: June 24, Parsonage Street; July 22, Center and First streets.

Any property owners who receive notices from the NAT are required to contact code enforcement within 24 hours of receiving the notice. Anyone with a code-deficient property should call code enforcement at 570-654-4188.

Waste collection

Newspaper, magazines and cardboard are collected Monday and should be put out in paper bags, not plastic bags. Tuesday is cans, and plastic collection, and Wednesday is yard waste in an open container. Branches must be bundled and be no larger than 3 feet long and 3 inches in diameter. No logs will be accepted. Trash, styrofoam and glass are not allowed. No shredded paper or plastic bags should be included. Boxes for recycling must be broken down and newspapers go in a brown bag or a bin. Recyclables must be clean and rinsed and empty of leftover food. There is a 30-pound limit on all bins. Place items out the night before pickup.

J.P. Mascaro’s pickup day for regular garbage is Monday. Households are allowed two containers. One bulk sticker per month is allowed. Stickers are available at the borough office. Mattresses must be encased in plastic.

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

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