First Posted: 12/3/2014
Harveys Lake Borough recently became a member of the Back Mountain Community Partnership (BMCP), making it the seventh member municipality. The BMCP also includes Dallas Borough, Dallas Township, Franklin Township, Jackson Township, Lehman Township and Kingston Township.
The BMCP was formed to serve the needs of the Back Mountain region of Luzerne County and provide communication, cooperation and joint action in the interest of local governments of the Back Mountain region individually and collectively.
In 2008, State Senator Lisa Baker, in cooperation with Misericordia University and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA), provided the impetus for the formation of the BMCP. NEPA has been the administrator of the BMCP since its inception.
The BMCP has worked cooperatively on a number of projects to improve the Back Mountain communitym including the new Back Mountain Regional EMA Building on Route 118 in Dallas.
In order for Harveys Lake Borough to join the partnership, the borough had to petition the BMCP for membership. Each of the BMCP municipalities passed a resolution in support of Harveys Lake Borough’s membership.
Harveys Lake Borough’s membership was confirmed at the Nov. 20 BMCP meeting.The BMCP meets monthly at the Back Mountain Regional EMA Building.