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The autumn season began a little while ago and that means fall foliage and falling leaves. There is nothing quite like children running and jumping into big piles of leaves and the smell of autumn in the cool, crisp air. Although, getting rid of all of those leaves could be a tedious job, Pittston Twp. is doing its part to help out.

The township will hold leaf waste pickup Monday, Nov. 19,  for Upper and Lower Browntown, Cork Lane, including Tedrick and Market streets west of the bypass, Stauffer Heights, Center, Laurel, Doty and Mill streets, Horizon Estates and Stauffer Pointe. Tuesday, Nov. 20, collection will be in Butler Heights and Route 315, Suscon, Pocono Ridge Estates, Houston City, Glendale, Route 502 and Quail Hill. Call the municipal building for pick up at 570-654-0161, at least 24 hours prior to pick up, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Landlord/tenant registration

Jenkins Twp. reminds landlords tenant registration forms are now past due.

A new ordinance requires all landlords to file reports listing all rentable units, tenants or occupiers and any change requiring occupancy permits and inspections of all rental units prior to occupancy. The township sent out letters to explain the ordinance in detail. If you did not submit your registration form, second notices are being sent out.

Submit forms to the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Office or at For information, call the municipal building at 570-654-3315 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Jenkins Crime Watch

The next Jenkins Twp. Crime Watch meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman.

Jenkins announcements

The Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, for Veterans Day.

The township is now selling hats. They come in purple and yellow and cost $10. You may purchase one at municipal building weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The township’s zoning and building department reminds anyone making improvements and additions they must obtain proper permits. Call the municipal building at 570-654-3315 for information.

The township reminds all residents who have alarm systems that payments are due. If you did not receive a letter and have an alarm system, please call 570-654-3315.

Jenkins Twp. Supervisors thank everyone who helped with and attended the Halloween party, with special thanks to Cindy Romanski, Denise Roxby, Libby and Robby Linskey and Linda and Joe Casale. According to the board, the event was a great success due to their hard work and dedication.

Pittston Twp. notices

Pittston Twp. residents are reminded that the placement of any portable basketball goals or stands on any township roadway is strictly prohibited between Nov. 1 and March 31. Township road maintenance trucks have been damaged during snow plowing operations due to collisions with these types of equipment on township-owned roadways.

Also, Pittston Twp. wishes to remind its residents that no one, under any circumstances, may dispose of electronic devices or their components with their municipal solid waste. Electronics include desktop computers, laptop computers, video game consoles, microwave ovens and especially televisions. For information, please call the municipal building at 570-654-0161.

The municipal building will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, due to Veteran’s Day.

Tax reminder

The 2018 Pittston Area school tax bills are in face value for payment until Nov. 30.

The tax office at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building, 46½ Main St., will now be open from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Special arrangements may be made by calling Jenkins Twp. Tax Collector Jean Mudlock at 570-654-9710. Payments can be sent anytime in the mail or dropped off at 3 Laflin Road. The postmark will be accepted as payment date. If a receipt is required, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with payment.

Pittston Twp. Tax Collector Rita Timonte will now have office hours from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays at her home office, 12 E. Oak St. Appointments also may be made by calling 570-654-8807.

If you are a new property owner and have not yet received your bill or if you received a bill in error, please contact your tax collector.

Jenkins Twp. Hose Co. news

Jenkins Twp. wishes to remind everyone that Daylight Saving’s Time is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

The Jenkins Twp. Volunteer Hose Company is conducting its 2018 fundraising drive. Approximately 70 percent of the operating budget is supported by donations from Jenkins Twp. and Yatesville residents and businesses. It is through these donations that the volunteer fire department is able to continue operations. If you have not received a mailer, please contact the Jenkins Twp. Volunteer Hose Company at 570-655-5045 and leave your name and address.

Jenkins yard waste

Jenkins Twp. yard waste is picked up every Thursday.

Yard waste bins are on sale for $11 each. Residents are reminded to put yard waste in the appropriate containers. Containers must have perforations on the bottom, handles on each side and cannot have a lid on top. They may not have rims on the top, wheels on the bottom, or exceed 20 gallons. Filled containers cannot weigh more than 30 pounds.

If there are branches in the container, they must not be more than 3 feet long, and they must be bundled and tied for manageable pickup.

For information, call 570-654-3315.

Jenkins seniors meeting

Jenkins Twp. Senior Citizens Organization meets the third Tuesday of each month, with some exceptions. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company, 2 Second St. New members are welcome. For information, contact Jean Mudlock at 570-654-9710.

Pittston Twp. refuse and

recycling reminders

Anyone who hasn’t purchased a Pittston Twp. refuse permit should call the municipal building at 570-654-0161.

Garbage collection days are Friday of each week for all of Pittston Twp. Recycling days are Friday of alternating weeks.

Pittston Twp. sewer bills

Pittston Twp. Sewer Authority reminds residents the sewer bills can be paid by calling 877-830-0596.

Residents also are reminded they must obtain a sewer permit before starting to excavate for connection to the new sewer main. Furthermore, the $1,432 tap-in and connection fee must be paid in full. Office hours are 11 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Call 570-655-8747 for an appointment.

Pittston Twp. meeting

Pittston Twp. Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the municipal building, 421 Broad St. Call 570-654-0161 for information.

Jenkins Twp. meeting

Jenkins Twp. Supervisors meets at the municipal building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman, at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is Nov. 14.

Birthday wishes

Happy birthday this week to: Michael Hill, Kelly Conlon Orzello, James Conlon IV and Debbie Alu Montini, Nov. 12; Jillian Bauer-Reese, Craig Thomas, John Sharp and Gary Wilson, Nov. 13; Vincent J. Wiercinski, Katie Nardone Hennemann and Alyssa Walsh, Nov. 14; Jason Lodico, Jill Kody, Lauren Pernot and Robert Kobolinksi, Nov. 15; Keith Rutkowski, Robert Fahey, Tina Magowan, Liz Pots and Stephen Alexander, Nov. 16; Danielle Nissen, Elizabeth Ardo and Rob Scatena, Nov. 17; Taylor Cundey, Corey Valvano, Richard Maopolski, Matt McAndrew, Brittany Maruska, Silvana Graziano, Nikki Pittelli and Christopher Blazosek, Nov. 18. Make it a great one!

Wise Words of the Week

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot

Nico Rossi writes about Jenkins Twp. and Pittston Twp. To include an item in his column, email or call 570-348-9100, ext. 5202 by Monday.