Plymouth Borough was incorporated on April 23, 1866 and covers 1.1 square miles. It is situated on the west side of the Susquehanna River in the Wyoming Valley of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
With a current population of approximately 5,792 residents, Plymouth Borough is a member of the Wyoming Valley West School District and is home to the Wyoming Valley West High School.
Help Line / 211
The Local Luzerne County Resource guide provides information to all types of human services. The Help Line/ 2-1-1 is an information referral service and first response point for crisis calls in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. It is the central access point for problems and issues regarding: Aging, Mental Health, Child Abuse/Neglect, Drug and Alcohol, Runaway, Energy Assistance, Homeless Services and Victim Services. If you are facing a problem regarding any of these issues, please call 2-1-1 or review the pamphlet for further information. If you would like pamphlet please see the Borough Administration Office, the Police Department or the Code Enforcement Officer.
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Frank Coughlin Fills Vacant Mayor Position
Mr. Frank Coughlin was appointed to fill the vacant Mayoral position left by the late Thomas McTague on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019.
Frank Coughlin Fills Vacant Mayor Position
On November 6th, 2019, Ronald Kobusky was appointed to fill the vacancy left by Clyde Peters. Mr. Kobusky previously served on council for sixteen years and we are grateful that he returned to keep our community headed in the right direction. Thank you Mr. Kobusky!
*** Yard Waste Pickup - Date Extended ***
The last day for yard waste bag collection is December 6, 2019.
We will let you know when the program will start back up in the Spring.
Thank you for your participation and support of this worthy recycle program.
Newspaper/cardboard recycling will be on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.
For questions call the Administrative office at 570-779-1011.
Thank you again for supporting this recycling program.
Plymouth Borough is accepting applications for part-time police officers. The hourly rate is $16.50 per hour. Applicants must be Act 120 Certified.
Employment Applications may be obtained and returned to the Plymouth Borough Administration Office, 162 West Shawnee Avenue, Plymouth, PA, 18651, from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).
Plymouth Officials Met With Business Owners
Plymouth Borough officials have been active in discussing the future of Plymouth Borough’s business district . Surveys were constructed to determine opinions on needs, hopes and ideas in implementing a development plan for Main Street. The survey is available for business and Main Street property owners at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XR2SCJ5 .
Surveys are available for residents at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X6ST263 .
The Plymouth Business Association is in the process of forming with a goal to develop relationships and cooperation among businesses with the hopes of a brighter future for Plymouth Borough. The Plymouth Revitalization Committee was formed to streamline representation and communication between businesses and Plymouth Borough Officials to ensure cooperation and community engagement.
115th Annual Six County Firemen's Convention
On June 23, 2018, Plymouth Fire Co. #1, Goodwill Hose Co. #2, Elm Hill Hose Co. #3, and Plymouth Rescue joined departments from Luzerne, Lackawanna, Schuylkill, Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland Counties at the 115th Annual Six County Firemen’s Convention parade in Hanover Township.
Plymouth Rescue 1 brought home the first place award for the most functional light rescue within 6 counties. All apparatus was judged based upon functionality, equipment, and operator knowledge.
Plymouth Engine 1, Goodwill Squad 2, Elm Hill Engine 3, Plymouth Rescue 1, Squad 1, Rescue 2, and Boat 1 brought home the trophy for the best appearing department with 3 or more pieces of apparatus.
Plymouth Hires Additional Police Officers
“Plymouth Borough Council hired additional police officers at a special meeting that was held on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Sitting row, Gary Kochinski, President of Council, Anthony Gorey, Police Chief, Brandon McGinnis, Patrolman, Timothy McCue, Patrolman. Standing row from left to right, Holly Spece, Borough Secretary & Treasurer, William Dixon, Councilman, John Thomas, Council Pro Tem, Frank Coughlin, Vice President of Council, Clyde Peters, Councilman, Earl Cunningham, Councilman, and Donna Manglaviti, Councilwoman”
Plymouth Alive Donates Laptop to the Police Dept.
Plymouth Borough Council and Police thank Plymouth Alive for their generous donation of a laptop to the Police Department. This donatation is greatly appreciated and it will be used to serve both the Police officers and residents of this town by its software that was included to assist the officers with investigations. Those in picture are the Plymouth Alive Board Members, Jaynan Temarantz, Terry Wolmelsdorf, Susan Gryziec and Scott Cannon with our Police Chief, Anthony Gorey.
Thank you, Plymouth Alive!!
During the June 11, 2019 Council Meeting, Mr. Frank Coughlin, President of Borough Council, along with the rest of Council, awarded Mr. Brian Lyons a Certificate of Appreciation for his outstanding services to Elm Hose Company #3.
Brian, thank you for raising funds to support your community and its services.