By Susan Bettinger Dallas Post Correspondent
April 19, 2014
The Harveys Lake Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) is recruiting local residents, students, visitors, Scouts or anyone concerned with the environment to participate in the Third Annual Harveys Lake Earth Day Cleanup.
Volunteers will pick up litter around the lake from 1 to 5 p.m. on April 27 at the Harveys Lake Beach Club, 2048 Lakeside Drive (Pole 187) as the project concludes Earth Week. Those interested in participating are asked to register with Megan at 570-814-9230. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The event will be held rain or shine.
Maureen Oremus, the borough’s new zoning officer, can be reached at 570-639-3302 or HLzoning@gmail.com for issues and concerns. Her office hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Daniel Blaine of the finance department announced at the April 15 council meeting that “the budget overall is in very good shape.” He also expressed appreciation on behalf of himself and council to the Harveys Lake Recreation Committee, which donated $1,000 for the purchase of a new computer to be used by the borough’s secretary. Blaine also thanked Mike Rush, who donated a refurbished computer to the borough’s road department.
In addition, Blaine urged all residents to be aware of the recent credit card scams that have been present over the internet in conjunction with the recent virus. Social Security numbers and personal information are being stolen over the internet.
A cleanup day will be held on May 5 where certain recyclables can be picked up at residents’ homes. Stickers must be obtained from the borough office. Batteries and propane stickers are $3 each, appliance stickers are $10 each. No tires will be picked up. For more information on which items are eligible for pickup, as well as how to purchase the stickers, call the borough office at 570-639-2113.
Dr. Fred Lubnow, of Princeton Hydro, announced that the five Floating Wetland Islands will be installed sometime between June 2 and 13. He added that additional funds are available to purchase at least one more island for anyone who is interested. The 250 ft. floating wetland islands will be used to remove harmful phosphorous from the lake.
The next council meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 19. The change in date for the month of May is due to the General Election being held on council’s regular meeting date.