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.
EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020, MAYOR FRANK COUGHLIN HAS DECLARED THAT PLYMOUTH BOROUGH IS UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY.
Starting at sunset on March 29, 2020, all Borough parks are closed to the public. The Plymouth Municipal Building, firehouses, and DPW garage will continue to be closed to the public until further notice.
The offices are open to office personnel only, who will continued to service public needs.
Any Borough Employee who has visited a "hot spot" will quarantine for 14 days upon their return.
- For non-emergency police business, please call 570-779-2147.
- For all police, fire and medical emergencies, please dial 911.
- The tax office will be closed as well. Tax payments will be accepted by mail only, with a check or money order until further notice. A receipt will be mailed to the owner on record.
- Building, zoning and other applications can be found on our website www.plymouthborough.org .
Face Period for 2020
County / Municipal Taxes
Has Been Extended
Barbara Dellario, Plymouth borough tax collector announces that the Face period for the 2020 County/Municipal taxes has been extended to 8/18/20.
Please mail all payments made payable to Barbara Dellario Tax Collector to PO Box 26 Plymouth PA 18651.
Please send a self addressed stamped envelope if a receipt is needed.
Information can also be found on the Tax office voicemail outgoing message at 570-779-7704.
Updates will be posted if anything changes.
Plymouth Public Library
As of July 27, 2020
We are slowly reopening with guidance from the CDC, PA Department of Health, and Office of Commonwealth Libraries!
The Plymouth Public Library will remain closed to the public until further notice.
You may return your materials to the outside bookdrop.
No donations will be accepted at this time.
Staff will be available to answer questions by phone (570-779-4775):
Monday, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM
Tuesday, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM
Wednesday, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM
BEGINNING MONDAY, JULY 27TH, WE WILL BE ACCEPTING APPOINTMENTS FOR COPIES, COMPUTER PRINTS, AND FAXES.
Our update of complete curbside services is listed below:
Library material Pick-Up
Computer Print Pick-Up
Patrons can call the library at the number noted above to schedule an appointment time for any of these services.
The procedures for each of these services are outlined below:
· Material Pick-Up:
When calling to reserve materials for pick-up, patrons must provide their library card number to the library staff member. Patrons must then let us know whether they would prefer to pick up their materials in the foyer facing Gaylord Avenue (overlooking the Turkey Hill parking lot) or the foyer facing West Main St. (overlooking Happy Pizza). Patrons must present their library card for identification at pickup. If a patron does not have a library card, they can apply for one at: https://osterhout.info/using-the-library/library-card-application/ At this time, patrons can reserve only Plymouth Public Library materials.
Patron will bring their complete documents to their appointment. Patrons will wait outside the door while staff copies and/or faxes their documents. Staff will return patrons' original documents to them and provide them with their copies and/or fax receipts. Copies are 25 cents per page, and faxes are $1 per page. We kindly ask patrons to provide exact change if possible.
Patrons will e-mail their complete documents WITH THEIR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER to firstname.lastname@example.org. Their documents will be ready for pick-up at their appointment time. Print-outs are 25 cents per page. We kindly ask patrons to provide exact change if possible.
Patrons must wear masks and practice proper social distancing while picking up their materials and waiting for their documents.
We thank our friends and patrons profoundly for their kindness and patience during this unusual time.
Please continue to watch for updates through the Plymouth Borough website, plymouthborough.org, and our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Plymouth-Public-Library-671732249967426/?ref=br_rs.
Plymouth Borough Dedicates Memorial
To Fallen Police Officers
On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Mayor Frank Coughlin and members of Plymouth Borough Council, with the help of Scout Nathaniel Wren, were proud to honor the police officers of the Plymouth Borough Police Department who lost their lives while serving the citizens of Plymouth Borough. Officers Thomas Reese, James Price, and John LaBarr Peters now will never be forgotten for their supreme sacrifice in their service to Plymouth Borough with the dedication of this memorial in their honor located in front of the Plymouth Borough Building.
Nathaniel took on the project of creating a memorial monument to our fallen police officers as an Eagle Scout project. He raised all the funding for the monument on his own. He also helped by digging the trench, pouring the cement for the base of the monument, and finishing with the landscaping around the monument.
On hand to help Nathaniel unveil the memorial monument were former Chief of Police and current member of council John Thomas, former Chief of Police Myles Collins, and current Chief of Police Tony Gorey. Retired Plymouth Borough Police Officer Dave Jesso saluted the three fallen officers for their service. Also on hand were family members of Officer John LaBarr Peters.
Pennsylvania State Representative Gerald Mullery thanked Nathaniel for his hard work on the memorial monument and offered words of thanks for the service of the fallen Police Officers.
Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution placed flowers at the base of the monument.
Nathaniel was presented with a certificate of appreciation by Mayor Frank Coughlin and Plymouth Borough Council for all his hard work and dedication in bringing this special project to a successful completion.
Great Job Nathaniel!
Thank you Thomas Reese, James Price, and John LaBarr Peters for your service to our Borough!
May you rest in peace.
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.
Click on the picture above
to view the
Local Resource Guide
Library Card Sign-Ups
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! We're celebrating into October too Call ahead if you would like to sign up for a library card with us here at the Plymouth Public Library. Call us at 570 779 4775. Signing up for a card will allow you access the materials at any Luzerne County Library!
We ask friends and patrons to call ahead so that we do not exceed our maximum occupancy of 8 persons in the library at one time. When arriving at the library to sign up for your card, please make sure you have a valid verified government ID with you if you are over the age of 18. Patrons under the age of 18 wishing to sign up for a card are required to have a signature from a parent or legal guardian on their library card application.
If your government ID does not have your current address on it, we kindly ask that you bring a change of address card or piece of mail with you to verify your current address.
2020 Plymouth Borough Council Reorganization
On January 6, 2020, during the Borough Reorganization meeting, Mr. John Thomas, Mr. William Dixon and Mr. Alec Ryncavage were sworn in as Borough Council members to serve for the term from January 6, 2020 until January 1, 2024. Mr. Ronald Kobusky was nominated to serve as President of Council. Mr. Dixon was nominated to serve as Vice President of Council. Mr. Thomas was nominated to serve as President Pro Tem.
Right after the Reorganization Meeing a Special Meeting was held to appoint Mrs. Alexis Eroh to serve on Council. Congratulations and best wishes to all!!
Mr. Frank Coughlin Fills Vacant Mayor Position
Mr. Frank Coughlin was appointed to fill the vacant Mayoral position left by the late Mr. Thomas McTague on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019.
Mr. Ron Kobusky Returns to Fill Seat
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!
Newspaper / Cardboard Recycling
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.