KINGSTON TWP. — A $250,000 grant will give the township the means to repave Main Street, said Supervisor Chairman James Reino.
Main Street, which runs parallel to Route 309 and extends behind the Shavertown Volunteer Fire Department building, features large cracks and potholes.
Supervisors plan to use the Department of Community and Economic Development grant to resurface the two-lane road. Any funds left over will be put toward paving a portion of South Pioneer Avenue, Reino said.
He was not sure of the total expense of the Main Street paving project since it has not been bid out yet.
Also, supervisors authorized Police Chief Michael Moravec, Township Manager Kathleen Sebastian and Kingston Township’s attorney Benjamin Jones III to draft a new towing ordinance that would allow the municipality to contract with one towing company.
Currently, the township is on a monthly rotational schedule with a minimum of six companies, Jones said.
In other news:
• Supervisors gave a $500 donation to the Dallas High School Lock-In Committee members Trudy Chapple McAndrew and Donna Kon. The Dallas High School Lock-In is a drug and alcohol- free all-night party for graduating seniors held at the high school. The organized, chaperoned event, gives the graduating class a chance to celebrate the milestone.
• Supervisors announced the annual spring yard waste and leaf pickup will be April 18-21 and again on April 24.
Yard waste can include bundled sticks and twigs extending no more than 3 feet in length, 1 foot high and 1 foot wide. Residents are limited to two bundles. Bags should contain only leaves, not grass clippings.
Yard waste should be placed curbside. Township crews will pick up debris between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., weather permitting, on the designated days.
Residents are reminded raking leaves into gutters and storm drains as well as burning yard waste is a violation of township ordinances.
• The Kingston Township composting site, located at 225 E. Center St. in Shavertown, is open as of Monday, April 17. The facility’s hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All times are dependent on the weather.
Only township residents and property owners are permitted to use the facility. Residents who will have someone other than themselves dropping off yard waste must obtain a free annual permit to give the second party access to the site.
Commercial landscaping or grounds keeping contractors will not be allowed access.
For more information, call the municipal offices at 570-696-3809 or visit www.kingstontownship.com.
• The next Kingston Township supervisors meeting is set for 7 p.m. May 8 in the municipal building.
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