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Burning Ordinance

The Kingston Township Board of Supervisors wishes to remind all residents in the Township that some limited burning is allowed in the Township by permit only. Please keep in mind that the Township has a successful recycling program for regular brush and yard waste.

You may obtain a burning permit by stopping by the Kingston Township Office, 180 East Center St., Shavertown, PA, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.m., Friday 8:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M. A permit must be obtained and approved by the Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer before you start burning.

Burning Permits are issued under strict guidelines.

Pot-Hole Reporting

The Kingston Township Road Department urges all residents to report any potholes on the Township Roads. If any are noticed, please email the Township so we can respond quickly and keep our roads in the best condition possible.

Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification

Kingston Township Police Officer Robert Spencer attended and successfully completed the Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) Certification course. The course, held at the Pennsylvania State Police Hazelton Barracks, took four (4) days to complete. The class comprised of classroom instruction, hand-on work with car seats and vehicles and a community safety seat check. The National Child Passenger Safety Training Program, which is partners with The National Child Passenger Safety Board, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Safe Kids Worldwide, provided the training to the officers.

As CPST’s, the officers will put their knowledge to work through a variety of activities, including child safety seat checks where parents and caregivers receive education and hands-on assistance with the proper use of child restraint systems and safety belts.

If you are a resident of Kingston Township and need assistance with a child restraint, call the Kingston Township Police Department at 696-1175 and schedule an appointment. Also, look for scheduled child safety seat checks in the near future.

Local Service Tax

The Kingston Township Board of Supervisors have approved an Ordinance adopting the Local Services Tax. The Local Services Tax is a $52 annual tax with $10 being distributed to the Dallas School District, and the remaining $42 used for local services such as fire and ambulance and also infrastructure improvements.

2020 Local Earned Income Tax

In accordance with the Luzerne County adopted Tax collector, Kingston Township will be using the Berkheimer Associates for collection of Earned Income Taxes and The Local Services Tax for 2019.

2022 Compost Site

The Kingston Township COMPOST SITE will be open Monday-Tuesday & Thursday 10 am to 7 pm. Wednesday & Friday 10 am – 8 pm and Saturdays &Sundays 10 am – 5 pm.

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Monday September 14 – Saturday, September 19, 2020 2020 RULES

KINGSTON TOWNSHIP – SPRING (Fall) CLEAN-UP Kingston Township Residents Only.

Monday, September 14, 2020 through Saturday, September 19, 2020

Kingston Township Public Works Facility 225 E. Center Street, Shavertown, PA.

1. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, hours are 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday and Thursday, hours are 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Hours on Saturday are 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

2. Items not be accepted: household trash, garbage; recyclable items, tree stumps, rocks; construction debris; toxic substances such as paints, solvents, automotive fluids, fertilizers, medical waste or any chemicals, All electronics such as TVs, computers etc; Tires, washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, furnaces, stoves, microwaves, water heaters, or other large appliances, air conditioners & dehumidifiers that are not tagged with a certified sticker from a professional stating that the freon has been removed. Please present tattered American Flags to the staff for proper disposal.

3. Proof of Township residency is required to obtain a Spring Clean-up permit.

4. All residents are required to obtain a Spring Clean-up permit prior to dropping off any materials in accordance with the following fee schedule:

Cars/Sm SUVs $5.00 / permit (limit 2 trips) $10.00 (unlimited) Vans/Mid-SUVs/Sm Trucks $10.00 / permit (limit 2 trips) $25.00 (unlimited) Lg. Trucks/Trailers/Cargo Vans/Lg SUV (< 1 ton) $35.00 / permit (2 trips limit) Vehicles (> 1 ton) $90.00 / permit (1 trip limit) NO REFUNDS 5. Spring Clean-up permits are issued to the occupants of rental units, not to the property owners. All items must be from Township Residence Only.

6. Proper ID will be required with Spring Clean-up permit for admission to the drop-off site. Please show the permit to the officer on duty. Unlimited permits must be visible for each admission.

7. The Township reserves exclusive right to determine residency of persons entering the site.

8. The Township reserves exclusive right in determining the classification of vehicles described in # 4 above.

The Township asks the cooperation of residents in refraining from sweeping leaves into gutters and roadways. The leaves block storm drains and pose a serious maintenance problem for the Public Works Department. A Township Ordinance also prohibits this practice. Residents are also reminded that Ordinance 2004-4 prohibits the burning of leaves.