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Jenkins Twp.’s 2020 refuse and recycling stickers are past due. As of Feb. 1, a $10 late fee has been added, making the prices as follows: 36- and 65-gallon carts, $260 and 95-gallon cart, $310.

If payment is not made by Feb. 28, you will be subject to legal action. As of March 1, all unpaid charges or balances will be forwarded to the Jenkins Twp. Police Department for enforcement and issuance of citations.

If anyone wishes to upgrade their service to the next size, you may do so with proof of your current sticker for the cart size and a copy of the paid invoice brought to the municipal building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman.

Bulk stickers also are available for sale. You must purchase a full sheet of six stickers for $30.

Bulk collections no longer need to be scheduled with County Waste. Please place your items out Monday evening or Tuesday morning by 6 a.m. for collection.

Items that will not be accepted include tires, building materials, automobile parts and electronics.

Jenkins Fire Company

fund drive

The Jenkins Twp. Volunteer Hose Company is currently holding its 2020 fund drive. The hose company thanks the residents of Jenkins Twp. for their generosity, as approximately 70% of the company’s operating budget is supported by donations from local businesses and residents of Jenkins Twp. and Yatesville Borough. According to the hose company, it is with these donations that it can provide the vital service of firefighting.

Residents can mail the donation or drop it off at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company at 2 Second St., Pittston. If you haven’t received a mailer, please contact the Jenkins Twp. Volunteer Hose Company at 570-655-5045.

Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance membership

The Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance announced the 2020 membership cards have been mailed to residents of Pittston City, Jenkins Twp., Yatesville and Exeter Borough.

The Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance thanks everyone who contributed to the 2019 membership drive.

Congratulations also are in order as the Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance received the 2019 Pennsylvania Department of Health EMS Agency of the Year award.

For information about the membership cards or about ambulance service, call 570-654-1202.

PTAA news

The Pittston Twp. Ambulance Association’s 2020 membership drive is underway. The requested membership donation remains at $35 per residential household.

Having an ambulance membership permits the PTAA to waive any costs the patient’s insurance does not cover for both basic and advanced life support emergency medical services. A membership is active for a full calendar year and covers all persons residing in a common household, along with any visiting guests.

Residents of the new Boulevard Station Apartments on North Township Blvd. can stop by the apartment business office and obtain a membership brochure.

Anyone who has not received a membership brochure is asked to contact the ambulance association at 570-654-4717 or email at info@pittstontownshipems.com and one will be mailed.

The membership drive will close Saturday, Feb. 29.

PTAA is continuing its fundraiser through the AmazonSmile Foundation Website, with a small percentage of your purchase on eligible items on Amazon going to a charitable organization of your choice such as PTAA. To participate, go to Smile.Amazon.com, log in with your Amazon user name and password and in the search bar type in Pittston Twp. Ambulance Association. The name will appear and the year it started, 1977. Once you’ve selected it, the website will redirect you to Amazon.com, where you go about your normal shopping.

Jenkins Twp. Zoning Officer JoElle Dougherty reminds residents that work being done on all property, such as house additions, decks, pools, sidewalks and driveways, may require permits. Building permits also are required for roof, window, plumbing and electrical work. For information, call JoElle at 570-654-3315.

Notice also is given to all businesses in the township that signs cannot be placed on poles or in the ground anywhere within Jenkins Twp. Doing so is considered a violation and is subject to fines.

Pittston Twp. yard waste

and bulk collections

Yard waste collections have concluded for the year.

Pittston Twp. residents are reminded bulk item collection is limited to 12 items per year with a yellow sticker. Bulk item pickup is allowed at one item per month per residence.

Jenkins Twp. yard waste

Jenkins Twp.’s red yard waste containers are available for $11 each at the municipal building.

Yard waste collection has concluded for the year and will resume in April.

Jenkins Twp. meetings

Jenkins Twp. Board of Supervisors normally meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at the municipal building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman.

Jenkins Twp. Planning Commission meets at the municipal building the third Thursday of every month.

For information, call 570-654-3315.

Jenkins Crime Watch news

Jenkins Twp. Crime Watch meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building, 46½ Main St. in Inkerman.

Jenkins senior meeting

Jenkins Twp. Senior Citizens Organization’s next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company, 2 Second St., Pittston. The group normally meets the third Tuesday of every month. Meetings are halted during the winter.

New members are welcome. For information, contact Jean Mudlock at 570-654-9710.

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