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PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a Virtual Meeting of West Pittston Borough Council to be held on December 22, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. prevailing time. The public may participate by dialing in at 6:30 pm using the following phone number, 1-844-855-4444. The Access Code is 1504199. Borough Council will consider and act upon a proposed Ordinance which levies on all real property within the said Borough subject to taxation for general Borough purposes for the fiscal year of 2021 a tax in the sum of 3.8951 mills on each dollar of assessed valuation, plus an additional 0.3999 mils tax for indebtedness, for a total of 4.2950 mills. The amount of revenues estimated to be derived from these taxes are as follows:

1. 3.8951 Mills $786,837.89

2. 0.3999 Mills $ 80,830.00

Said proposed Ordinance is as follows:

ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST PITTSTON

FIXING THE TAX MILLAGE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR OF 2021

BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED, and it hereby enacted and ordained by the Council of the Borough of West Pittston, as follows:

SECTION I.

That a tax be and the same is hereby levied on all real property within the said Borough subject to taxation for Borough purposes for the fiscal year 2021 as follows:

Tax rate for general Borough purposes, the sum of 3.8951 mills on each dollar of assessed valuation.

SECTION II.

That in addition to the above tax, an additional tax be and the same is hereby levied on all real property within the said Borough subject to taxation for the purposes of paying interest and principal of the indebtedness incurred pursuant to the Act know as the Local Governmental Unit Debt Act, said tax to levied as follows:

The sum of 0.3999 mills on each dollar of assessed valuation, said tax to be assessed for the fiscal year 2020 and those subsequent years as shall be set forth in specific and express language in the annual ordinance fixing the tax millage.

SECTION III.

That any Ordinance or Resolution or parts of Ordinances or Resolutions not consistent with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

The Borough of West Pittston does not discriminate on the basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Religion, Age,

Disability or Family Status in Employment or the Provision of Services.

Mark W. Bufalino, Esquire

Borough Solicitor

PUBLIC LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a Virtual Meeting of West Pittston Borough Council to be held on December 22, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. prevailing time. The public may participate by dialing in at 6:30 pm using the following phone number , 1-844-855-4444. The Access Code is 1504199. Borough Council will consider and act upon a proposed Resolution which re-adopts the Local Services Tax, Earned Income Tax, Realty Transfer Tax, and Per Capita Tax for the fiscal year of 2021. The amount of revenues estimated to be derived from these taxes are as follows:

1. Local Services Tax $35,000.00

2. Earned Income Tax $537,000.00

3. Realty Transfer Tax $40,000.00

4. Per Capita Tax $9,200.00

Said proposed Resolution is as follows:

RESOLUTION RE-ADOPTING THE LOCAL SERVICES TAX, EARNED INCOME TAX, REALTY TRANSFER TAX AND PER CAPITA TAX FOR THE FISCAL YEAR OF 2021

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Borough Council of the Borough of West Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and it is hereby resolved by authority of the same as follows:

1. That the present Ordinance No. 546 as amended, of the Borough of West Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, imposing a Local Services Tax of Fifty-two dollars ($52.00) for the general revenue proposed on all individuals engaging in the occupations within the corporate limits of the Borough of West Pittston, aforesaid, be continued in force for the fiscal year of 2020 without formal re-enactment, under the authority of the Local Tax Enabling Act, December 1, 1965, P.L. 1257, as amended.

2. That the present Earned Income Tax or Wage Tax Ordinance of One Percent (1%) presently enforced by the Borough of West Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, is hereby re-adopted as a tax in the Borough for the fiscal year of 2021.

3. That the present Ordinance, No. 341, as amended, of the Borough of West Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, imposing an excise tax of One Percent (1%) for general revenue purposes, on the privilege of transferring and/or acquiring real estate situate in part or in whole within the Borough of West Pittston, aforesaid, be continued in force for the fiscal year of 2021 without formal re-enactment under the authority of the Local Tax Enabling Act, December 1, 1965, P.L. 1257, as amended.

4. That the present Ordinance No. 348, as amended, and the present Ordinance No. 329, as amended of the Borough of West Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, imposing a Per Capita Tax of Ten Dollars ($10.00) for general revenue purposed on each and every resident of the Borough of West Pittston aforesaid, over the age of eighteen (18) years, be continued in force for the fiscal year of 2021, without formal re-enactment, under the authority of the Local Tax Enabling Act, December 1, 1965, P.L. 1257, as amended.

5. That all Ordinances or Resolutions or parts of Ordinances or Resolutions not consistent with the provisions of the above Resolution be and are hereby repealed.

The Borough of West Pittston does not discriminate on the basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Religion, Age, Disability or Family Status in Employment or the Provision of Services.

Mark W. Bufalino, Esquire

Borough Solicitor

Snow Plow Bids

Sealed Proposals will be accepted and publicly opened and read by the Duryea Borough Council on December 8, 2020 for the following: snow removal equipment, including driver, on an hourly basis for snow removal throughout the Borough, for emergency purposes only. Proposal forms and specifications may be obtained at the office of the Borough Manager, 315 Main Street, Duryea (9AM-12PM AND 1PM-2PM). All bids must be submitted on the borough proposal forms. The Duryea Borough Council reserves the right to reject any or all bids. All bids must be received by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 12PM.

Carolyn Santee/Borough Manager 570-655-2829


570-655-2829

MEETING NOTICE

GREATER NANTICOKE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

The previously scheduled Re-organization and Regular Meeting of the Greater Nanticoke Area School District School Board for Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 6:00pm will now be conducted entirely utilizing video/teleconference technologies. In-person attendance by members of the public will not be permitted. The meeting will be live-streamed online and members of the public who wish to participate may submit general public comments and/or comments on agenda items through live online chat or email sent to [email protected] Details on how to view/participate in the meeting and the proposed meeting agenda will be available on the District's website at:

www.gnasd.com

PUBLIC AUCTION

14 HILLSIDE ROAD

TRUCKSVILLE, PA 18708

December 14, 2020

Chevy Cruz Sedan

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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the Lake-Lehman

School District has scheduled a special meeting for the purpose of reorganization to be held on Monday, December 7, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., via Zoom video conference. The Board will also hold its regular monthly meeting for the purpose of voting on Monday, December 14, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., via Zoom video conference in order for its employees / agents and the public to maintain appropriate social distancing. Those who wish to view these meetings are directed to visit our district website at www.llsd.org for the Link/ID/password to connect to the meetings. Agendas will be posted on the website one hour prior to the meetings. The board will consider agenda items as posted in its most current status and any other items that may properly come before the board at the time of the meeting. Public comment in regard to the voting meeting will be taken in written format via email and circulated to the board and read during the meeting. All public comment must include the name and address of the participant. Public comment will be accepted via email to: [email protected]

LEGAL NOTICES

WILL PUBLISH EVERY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SUNDAY

DEADLINES:

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday is at

3 pm the day before

Sunday is 2pm on Friday

Any questions

Call Linda at

570-704-3975

or email

[email protected]


570-704-3975

LEGAL NOTICE

TO: Unknown Father

RE: Adoption of A.M.S.,

Minor

Luzerne County Court of

Common Pleas-NO. A-9082

A petition has been filed asking the Court to put an end to all rights you have to your child, A.M.S., born April 2016 in Montour County, Danville, PA. The Court has set a hearing to consider ending your rights to your child. That hearing will be held January 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. via Microsoft Teams. You are warned that even if you fail to participate in the scheduled Microsoft Teams hearing, The Microsoft Teams hearing will go on without you and your rights to your child may be ended by the Court without you being present. You have a right to be represented at the Microsoft Teams hearing by a lawyer. You should take this paper to your lawyer at once. If you do not have a lawyer or cannot afford one, go to or telephone North Penn Legal Services, 33 N. Main St., Suite 200, Pittston, PA, 18640.

(855) 236-6405

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Luzerne County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. in the County Council Meeting Room, County Courthouse, 200 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, PA to hear the following amendment to the Zoning Ordinance of Luzerne County.

1. Josh D. Price and Gary Phillips II, 375 Elm Avenue, Kingston, PA, request the rezoning

of a 1.54 acre parcel on Post Office Road near Wesley Lane, Ross Township, from a B-1

(Neighborhood Business District), to an A-1 (Agricultural District) to construct and maintain

an agricultural property with a residential home.

Applicants, representatives and any interested parties must attend.

The Luzerne County Courthouse is accessible to persons with disabilities. Please notify the Luzerne County Manager’s Office at (570-825-1635) if special accommodations are required.

The County of Luzerne does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,

religion, age, disability or familial status in employment or the provision of services

The proposed detailed amendment to the Ordinance may be examined at the Luzerne County Planning Commission Office, Room 208, Penn Place Building, East Market and Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.


570-825-1635

PUBLIC BUDGET VIRTUAL MEETING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Borough Council of the Borough of West Pittston at meeting held on Tuesday, December 1 , 2020 introduced on first reading and adopted the Tentative 2021 General Fund Budget in the amount of $4.196,573.89 and the Sewer Maintenance Fund Budget in the amount of $640,000.00. The Proposed 2021 Operating Budget is on file and available for public inspection and comment at the Office of the Borough Secretary, 555 Exeter Avenue, West Pittston, Pennsylvania, during regular office hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. prevailing time, Monday through Friday (except holidays). The Tentative 2021 Operating Budget is also available on the West Pittston Borough Website, www.westpittstonboro.com.

The Tentative 2021 Budget shall be considered on the second and final reading, along with public input and with any amendments by Borough Council, and presented for final adoption at a Virtual Meeting to convene on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. prevailing time. The public may participate by dialing in at 6:30 pm using the following phone number, 1-844-855-4444. The Access Code is 1504199. Borough Council will also entertain any other business, which may lawfully come before them.

The Borough of West Pittston does not discriminate on the basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Religion, Age, disability or Family Status in Employment or the Provision of Services.

The Borough of West Pittston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

GLORIA KIJEK, SECRETARY

BOROUGH OF WEST PITTSTON

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

BEFORE THE CITY OF WILKES-BARRE

ZONING HEARING BOARD

A public hearing will be held in City Council Chambers, Fourth Floor, City Hall, 40 East Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, relative to the following zoning appeal applications:

a) City of Wilkes-Barre for the property located within an R-2 zone at 269 East Northampton Street for a variance to waive the lot width from the required 50 feet down to 48.31 feet because of a minor subdivision.

b) Rafael Reynoso for the property located within an R-1 zone at 32 High Street for a variance to change nonconforming use from a building containing two apartments to a building containing two apartments and a barbershop. A variance to waive one parking space for the proposed use.

c) Duncan’s Refuse, a program of New Roots Inc. for the property located within an M-1 zone at 121 Water Street for a special exception to establish a homeless shelter for twelve (12) individuals as “Uses Not Addressed Within Ordinance” with the existing “peer recovery support” professional office use. A variance to waive 6 parking spaces for the proposed use.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS MAY APPEAR AT SUCH HEARING. CASES WILL NOTNECESSARILY BE CALLED IN THE ORDER LISTED ABOVE. DISABILITIES NOTICE: This Hearing is being held at a facility which is accessible to persons with disabilities. Please notify the Human Resources Office, if special accommodations are required. Such notification should be made within one (1) week prior to the date of this hearing. The Human Resources Office can be reached at (570) 208-4173 or by FAX at (570) 208-4124 or by e-mail at wilkes-barre.pa.us

By Order of the Zoning Hearing Board

of the City of Wilkes-Barre

William C. Harris, Director of Planning & Zoning/Zoning Officer

OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

George C. Brown, MAYOR