Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Railroad work in Dupont causing detour from Main Street

July 19. 2014 1:39PM
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Work has begun at the Reading and Northern Railroad crossing at Main/Curtain/Coolidge. The project is scheduled to take two weeks and the detour will be the Heidleberg Bridge Route.

Committee being

formed on progress

The Dupont Borough is looking to form a committee to oversee the progress in Dupont. It will be a committee to work on the recreational needs, grant application needs, furture projects and beautification of the Dupont Borough. It will also begin fundraisers and plans for the 2017 birthday celebration and much more.

A meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29 prior to the Crime Watch meeting at 6:30 p.m. Residents interested in being part of the progress for the Dupont committe should attend.

Public Works

Summer hours

Dupont Public Works Department has started its summer hours for pickups of refuse, yard waste and recycling. Summer hours are from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents are asked to place their items curbside the night before a scheduled run. The department will no longer make return trips for pickups.

Residents are reminded that borough bags must be used and there is a weight limit. Borough workers need to lift the bags into trucks and over limit bags can cause injury. Bags will be left curbside that exceed the weight limit.

Third District GOP

to meet Monday

The Third District GOP will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 21 at the Dupont VFW. Chairman Pat Marranca will preside. Anyone interested in joining the Republican Party is encouraged to attend.

Yard waste

Yard waste is processed at the compost center and therefore cannot include any unacceptable items, including rock, dirt, concrete or other materials or items that can cause damage to the grinder. A weight limit exists for yard waste containers as well.

Any large tree, brush or shrub removal require a call to the borough for truck rental. The truck will be parked at the property and the property owner must load the truck. There is a $15 charge for this special service. Again, the public works employees can only pickup a normal amount of yard waste, anything extra needs a special arrangement.

Recycling reminder

Mandatory recycling exists in the borough which allows the borough to receive grant money to further promote and cover expenses associated with recycling containers, etc. It has been reported that recyclables are being disposed of in the refuse bags. By doing this, the borough is losing revenue, and paying for disposal of the material at the landfill.

All items should be curbside the night before the scheduled pick up date.

V.F.W. Meeting

V.F.W. Post #4909 will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, August 4 at the post home. Commander Mark Roney will preside. The Home Association meeting will follow. Food and refreshments will be served.

Party in the Park

Party in the Park is set for 1 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Community Park Pavilion. This year’s theme will be God Bless America, Dupont Proud, Party in the Park 2014.

T-shirts will be available at a cost of $10 with two styles and red and blue shirts available.

Anyone wishing to donate time or supplies, baskets for the raffle, provide entertainment should contact Patty at the borough office. Donations for the Town Clock Project, new fencing at the Little League field near the concession stand, an art exhibit by local artists and much more is planned.

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for many small borough summer projects including grass cutting, weed wacking, painting, cleanup and maintenance. If you are in need of community service hours or would just like to participate and help in the community, contact the borough office.

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