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WELCOME TO
PLYMOUTH BOROUGH

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.

Street Sweeping - Week of August 8th

Wyoming Valley Sanitation Authority will be in town all next week from 7am to 12pm sweeping the streets. They will do the "Even" house numbers side of Main St (East & West) on Monday August 8, and the "Odd" house numbers side of Main St (East & West) on Tuesday, August 9.

On Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, the WVSA will be doing various other streets in the town and they will post their signs in the lawns as they always do. Please watch for the signs for days & times and please move your vehicles as the police department will be ticketing the vehicles that are not moved.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Council Meeting

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
 
6:00 PM

Plymouth Municipal Building
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Council Meeting

Shawnee Indians Vendor Fair
 
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Shawnee Indians Football Field
1 Rowe Lane, Plymouth, PA 18651
18th Annual Kielbasa Festival

Friday, August 12th
&
Saturday, August 13th
 
Main Street in Plymouth

Parade: Saturday, August 13th
@ 11 AM

View the Vendor Map Here
Council Meeting

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
 
6:00 PM

Plymouth Municipal Building
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Council Meeting

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
 
6:00 PM

Plymouth Municipal Building
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Council Meeting

Tuesday, October 8, 2022
 
6:00 PM

Plymouth Municipal Building
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Newspaper/cardboard recycling will be on Tuesday & Thursday.

For questions call the Administrative office at 570-779-1011.

 

Thank you again for supporting this recycling program.

COUNTY WASTE SCHEDULE

Click on the picture to view a PDF of the map

Right-to-Know Requests

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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.

 

Local Resource Guide

No Nonsense Neutering

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PLYMOUTH BOROUGH CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

IS ADMINISTERING A WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR

 

Police Officer

Full - Time

 

The starting wage is $23.81 per hour.

Applicant must be MPOETC Act 120 Certified,

be 18 years of age or older at the time of exam,

 and must be a citizen of United States.

 

Qualified applicant must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver's license, which shall not be suspended or revoked at time of filing application.

The qualified applicant must be of good moral character and physically and mentally fit to perform all duties of a police officer.

Applicant cannot have been convicted of any state or federal offense classified a misdemeanor or felony.

He/She must be able to perform the job functions and possess the personal characteristic requirements adopted by the Commission.

Those who pass the exam will be required to pass an oral exam, and background investigation in order to be considered for an appointment as a conditional employee and then must pass the medical and psychological exam.

 

Applicant will pay any fees associated.

Passing applicants will be placed on an eligible list, which may be valid for up to one year. This list will be utilized to fill appointments when they become available.

Any applicant claiming a veteran's preference must submit a DD Form 214 with his/her application.

Proof of Act 120 Training must be submitted with application.

All applicants must sign a Waiver & Release for background information on the job application form.

Any applicant seeking accommodation under the American Disabilities Act in any examination must submit a written request with supporting documentation from a treating physician or other qualified professional by August 12, 2022 to the Commission at the address listed at the bottom of this ad.

 

The list of eligibility will be valid for one (1) year from the date of approval by Civil Service Commission and may be renewed for one (1) additional year by vote.

 

Appointment will be subject to a 180-day probationary period during which no seniority will be accrued, and no benefits of any type will be paid.  If after completion of the probationary period, Council appoints the probationary person to a Full-Time position, that person will be entitled to the benefits provided in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

Last date applications will be accepted is Friday, August 12, 2022 at 4:00 P.M.

Civil Service Written Exam will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2022 starting at 1:00 P.M. at the Plymouth Borough Municipal Building.

Successful applicants will be notified of future examinations dates.

 

Please apply at:

Plymouth Borough Building

162 West Shawnee Ave.

Plymouth Pa 18651

Attn: Gail Burdulis

Mon-Fri (except Holidays)

8:30am - 4:00pm.

Plymouth Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR CURBSIDE COLLECTION OF MUNICIPAL WASTE

& RECYCLABLE MATERIALS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Plymouth Borough Council is soliciting a request for proposal for Curbside Collection of Municipal Waste and Recyclable Materials. The Request for Proposal and the required Proposal Forms may be obtained by contacting the Borough Secretary listed below. The deadline to submit the Proposal Forms to the Borough is Monday, August 8, 2022 no later than 4:00 PM at the Office of the Borough Secretary, Plymouth Borough Municipal Building, 162 West Shawnee Avenue, Plymouth, Pennsylvania 18651. The Request for Proposal Forms can be requested by calling the Borough Secretary at 570-779-1011 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM or by picking the Proposal and Forms up in person, Monday thru Friday, except holidays between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM at the address listed above. Bids will be open at the regular scheduled meeting of Council on August 9, 2022, commencing immediately after the Council work session, which commences on said date at 6:00 PM.

HIGH GRASS & YARD WASTE COLLECTION

FOR THE 2022 SEASON

Plymouth Borough residents are reminded that Ordinance 1 of 2021, Property Maintenance, states that grass and weeds are to be kept no higher than 6 inches or they will be cited by the Plymouth Borough Code Enforcement Officer beginning May 2, 2022. Also, yard waste collection program has begun for the 2022 season. DPW will do weekly collections on Monday and Friday throughout the season. Yard waste bags are $1.50 per bag and can be purchased at the borough administrative office during regular business hours; (M-F 8:00am-4:00pm). You will need to call the day before to get on the pick-up list. For more information, please call the administrative office at 570 779-1011. Thank you

Mary Barrett Historical Home Award

The Plymouth Borough Planning Agency is proud to introduce the Mary Barrett Historical Home Award!
 

This Award was created to celebrate the beautiful historic houses of Plymouth and to honor the late Mary Barrett, a dedicated member of the Planning Agency who loved the historical buildings of Plymouth and invested time and energy to the restoration of her own historical home.
 

To nominate a home, please complete the attached form. The Planning Agency will award one home per quarter. You can nominate your own home or that of a friend or neighbor, as long as the home is located within the boundaries of Plymouth Borough.
 

The first award will be decided by the Planning Agency in December and announced at the January council meeting. Nominations will roll over quarter-to-quarter so no need to re-nominate each quarter.

Code of the Borough of Plymouth

Click here to visit the website with the current codes of Plymouth Borough: https://ecode360.com/PL1287

Message from the Tax Collector

Barbara Dellario, Plymouth borough Tax Collector, announces that the 2022 school taxes are currently in the Discount period until 9/26/22 and the 2022 County/Municipal taxes are currently in the Penalty period until 12/31/22.

Office hours during the Discount period are Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Payments can also be dropped off during the day at the borough building with the secretary or mailed to P.O. Box 26 Plymouth, PA 18651. If a receipt is requested, please include the entire tax bill along with a self addressed stamped envelope.

The tax office will be closed on Saturday, August 20th and Saturday September 3rd for the observance of Labor Day.

If any other unexpected office closings need to occur, a notice will be placed on the door and on the outgoing voicemail message for 570-779-7704.

 

Questions can also be emailed to barbaradellario@gmail.com.

Plymouth Borough is accepting applications for part-time police officers. The hourly rate is $20.00 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).

The Luzerne Conservation District's MDC Program has found West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes in Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas.  The conservation district and the PA Department of Environmental Protection have staff members taking actions throughout Luzerne County to mitigate the risk of mosquito-borne diseases to humans.

 

Individuals can take a number of precautionary measures around their homes to help eliminate mosquito-breeding areas, including:

  • Dispose of cans, buckets, plastic containers, ceramic pots, or similar containers that hold water.

  • Properly dispose of discarded tires that can collect water. Stagnant water is where most mosquitoes breed.

  • Drill holes in the bottom of outdoor recycling containers.

  • Have clogged roof gutters cleaned every year as the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to plug drains.

  • Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use.

  • Turn over wheelbarrows and don’t let water stagnate in birdbaths.

  • Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish.

  • Clean and chlorinate swimming pools not in use and remove any water that may collect on pool covers.

 

If a resident has stagnant pools of water on their property, they can buy Bti products at lawn and garden, outdoor supply, home improvement and other stores. This naturally occurring bacterium kills mosquito larvae, but is safe for people, pets, aquatic life and plants.

 

Additionally, these simple precautions can prevent mosquito bites, particularly for people who are most at risk:

  • Make sure screens fit tightly over doors and windows to keep mosquitoes out of homes.

  • Consider wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants and socks when outdoors, particularly when mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk, or in areas known for having large numbers of mosquitoes.

  • When possible, reduce outdoor exposure at dawn and dusk during peak mosquito periods, usually April through October.

  • Use insect repellents according to the manufacturer’s instructions. An effective repellent will contain DEET, picaridin, or lemon eucalyptus oil. Consult with a pediatrician or family physician for questions about the use of repellent on children, as repellent is not recommended for children under the age of two months.