Pittston Progress columnist Kayleigh Demace, 02/04/2016. Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

Hughestown will be hosting a free Touch-A-Truck event Sunday, July 18. This event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. in Robert Yaple Park and is being held this year in place of Picnic in the Park.

As a way for the borough, fire department and police department to get together and give back to the community for their support over the last year, it’s a perfect way for children to get up close and personal with the trucks they love!

This family-friendly event offers an up close and personal opportunity to explore all different vehicles that are usually seen but are not usually able to be touched. There will be all types of vehicles on display as well as a dunk tank and food trucks. And with free admission, it’s a great event for the whole family. We hope to see you there!

Council news

Council reminds residents that the noise ordinance applies to fireworks. When celebrating the Fourth of July, do not set fireworks off between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. If someone is setting off fireworks between that time, call 911.

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

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

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

Pool water regulations

Property owners should be mindful of proper pool water discharge guidelines. 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.

Hughestown NAT sweep schedule

The Neighborhood Action Team team will perform sweeps to improve the neighborhoods and quality of life and remind residents of their obligation to maintain their properties in a safe manner that is compliant with borough existing codes.

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. Tuesday is cans, and plastic collection and Wednesday is yard waste in an open container.

J.P. Mascaro’s pickup day for regular garbage is Monday. Households are allowed two bags. 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 5 p.m. Monday.

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