DURYEA — Borough Council passed an ordinance making it illegal to open burn in the borough except under certain circumstances. Residents cannot burn any rubbish, garbage or materials such as leaves on public or private lands.
Open burning is allowed in a standard, commercially designed, non-combustible grill used for the non-commercial preparation of food to be consumed on the premises, or in any fire pit. Any grill or fire pit shall be constructed and operated in a safe manner and shall not be located closer than 20 feet to any building, structure or property line.
In questions of safety, the fire chief of a local fire department shall be consulted to inspect a structure. Any resident violating the regulations of the ordinance shall be guilty of creating a nuisance.
To view the entire ordinance, visit www.duryeaborough.com.
SWOYERSVILLE — The 2013 school tax rebate period ends Sept. 26. Tax office hours during the discount period are 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The office will also be open 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 26.
Face period begins Sept. 27 and ends Nov. 25. Office hours during that time are 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. The tax office will be closed Oct. 3 to Oct. 7.
When paying by mail and requesting a receipt, send the complete tax bill with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
A mail slot is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the borough building for payments. For appointments for home collection, leave a message at 570-718-1999.
Property owners who have not received a bill or received one in error should call the tax office.