April 2015 Newsletter - The Borough of Moscow

MOSCOW BOROUGH NEWSLETTER
APRIL 15, 2015 THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2015
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MOSCOW BOROUGH OFFICE HOURS: The Moscow Borough Office hours are Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Wednesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
MOSCOW BOROUGH WEBSITE: The Moscow Borough website is www.moscowboro.com.
MOSCOW BOROUGH SOCIAL NETWORK: Log onto www.nextdoor.com, enter your street address, zip and email address and
join your neighbors in a private social network only for Moscow residents. This is a place to share ideas, news, and information
of interest to Moscow residents.
DEPARTMENT TELEPHONE NUMBERS/EMAIL ADDRESSES:
DEPARTMENT
Moscow Borough
Moscow Borough
Moscow Borough
Moscow Borough
TELEPHONE NUMBER
570-842-1699
570-842-2061
570-848-1265
570-842-1699
Office
Police Department
Street Department
Wage Tax Office
E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
BOROUGH OFFICIALS:
POSITION
Mayor
Council President
Council Vice President
Councilmember
Councilmember
Councilmember
Councilmember
Councilmember
Junior Council Member
OFFICIAL
Daniel F. Edwards
Arthur Pencek
William Heim
George Edwards
Cesare Forconi
Marc Gaughan
Edward Gaughan
Rose Warner
Sophia Parola
POSITION
Junior Council Member
Solicitor
Real Estate Tax Collector
Wage Tax Collector
Secretary/Treasurer
Police Chief
DPW Superintendent
Zoning Officer
Building Inspector
OFFICIAL
Matthew Zero
Bruce Zero
George Powell
Berkheimer/Beth Murray
Constance Sanko
Ivy L. Brenzel
Mark Mecca
David Lamm
David Lamm
MEETING DATES AND TIMES
Moscow Borough Council meets on the first and third Monday September through May (with the exception of when a holiday falls
on a Monday the meeting is scheduled for Tuesday) and on the first Monday only during the months June, July and August at
7:00 p.m. at the Borough Building. The Planning Commission meets on the last Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the
Borough Building.
NEWSLETTER SUPPLEMENT
A supplement to the newsletter is now available that contains the information that is recurring in the newsletter. This
supplement is on the Borough’s website, along with the current newsletter. Individuals who still wish to receive a copy of the
newsletter through the mail will also receive a one-time mailing of the supplement. If you already requested to continue
receiving the hardcopy of the newsletter by mail you do not need to request it again. The newsletter and supplement are also
available at the Borough Office.
MOSCOW BOROUGH MEMORABILIA
The Borough is in the process of displaying all of the memorabilia it has in the Borough Building. The Borough is still accepting
memorabilia or pictures to be displayed. Also, if you would like to help out with this project contact the Borough Office at 570842-1699.
STRATEGIC LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE
The Young Visionaries, Recreation, Business Improvement, and Community Enhancement Committees are working to complete
their various proposals and should be ready to present them to Moscow Borough Council and the public in the near future.
Contact the Borough Office if you are interested in being on a committee.
LOCAL ECONOMIC REDEVELOPMENT TAX ASSISTANCE (LERTA)
At a meeting held on February 3, 2015, Moscow Borough Council passed Ordinance #234 - 2015 providing an opportunity to
apply for a tax exemption for improvements to certain deteriorated industrial, commercial, or other business properties. These
property owners who construct new buildings or who add to current locations within our commercial area may apply for the
opportunity for a LERTA waiver. Property owners will still pay property taxes on their current assessed value of the land or
property but will be given an exemption for a 10 year period on any additions or new construction on designated location
throughout the commercial area of the Borough.
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The exemption, if granted, will call for a 0% payment on the increase of the newly assessed property for the first 5 years followed
with a gradual increase the next 5 years. On the 11th year, the taxes will be paid on the full, newly assessed value.
Moscow Borough's commercial area is trying to compete with the large big box stores while maintaining its small town charm. To
entice businesses to expand or to build in Moscow, Borough Council felt that the use of the LERTA to spur growth on a controlled
basis was a wise yet progressive action.
For this program to be implemented, council worked closely with the North Pocono School District and the Lackawanna County
Commissioners, who both have agreed with the plan since they will also utilize the same formula as determined by the Borough.
It is felt that for the future, the expanded tax base will help all of the taxing entities.
ZONING HEARING BOARD
Moscow Borough Council is seeking an individual to be an alternate on the Zoning Hearing Board, which meets on an as needed
basis. If you are interested in this position contact the Borough Office at 570-842-1699 prior to May 1, 2015.
GENERAL BOROUGH BUSINESS
GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE FOLLOWING MAY BE FOUND IN THE NEWSLETTER SUPPLEMENT:
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Information that is Repeated in Newsletters
Moscow Borough Website
Email Contact List
North Pocono School District Senior Projects
Junior Council Members
Voter Registration Forms/Absentee Ballot
Applications
Local Businesses
Zoning Ordinance
Subdivision/Land Development Ordinance
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Permits Required
Property Maintenance
Animal Ordinance
Garbage Collectors
Service Request Form
Use of Facilities Form
Historian/Photographer
Happenings Magazine
Northeast Pennsylvania Visitors Guide
ANIMAL CONSTRAINT AND CLEAN UP
The Borough Office has received complaints about individuals allowing their pets (dogs and cats) to stray off of their property and
complaints about individuals not cleaning up after their pets when walking them along Borough streets. Borough employees and
residents have noticed that they have seen bags of animal defecation being disposed of improperly along certain roadways.
UPDATE ON STATUS OF GRANTS
United States Department of Agriculture Rural Business Enterprise Grant in the amount of $100,000.00: The Borough
installed sidewalks along the first two blocks of the easterly side of Market Street, and along a portion on the upper side of the
westerly side of Market Street, using funding from this grant. There as some funds remaining which will be used for another
project on Market Street.
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program
Grant in the amount of $500,000.00: Funds from this grant have been used to install curbing, sidewalks and decorative
street lamps along the southerly side of VanBrunt Street from Main Street, installing a new roof on the rear portion of the
Borough Building, installing new siding on the sides and rear portion of the building, and partitioning off a portion of the garage
interior to created a heated bay. Remaining funds will be used to pave the Borough parking lots and possibly install a new
camera system.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Automated Red Light Enforcement Funding Program: The Borough will be
using grant funds in the amount of $67,000.00 for the purpose of making landscaping improvements along the embankments on
Main Street near the railroad tracks. This project will begin within the next few months of this year.
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Monroe County Local Share Account Grants:
The Borough recently purchased a 2015 Mack Dump Truck using $100,000.00 in grant funds from a Monroe County Local Share
Account.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protections: The Borough recently purchased a 2015 Roll Off Mack Truck, two
roll off containers, and recycling bins using funds from this grant. The Borough is in the process of purchasing three additional
recycling roll off containers and recycling bins using the balance of the grant funds.
Lackawanna County Re-Invest Program. The Borough was approved to received $15,000.00 for the purpose of installing a
pavilion at Golden Park and purchasing picnic tables. The Borough is in the process of purchasing the pavilion and tables. This
project will be completed this summer.
LANDLORDS/TENANTS
LANDLORDS/TENANTS: Landlords are reminded to provide all tenants with a copy of this newsletter or to make them aware of
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it being on the Borough's website.
TENANT REGISTRATION: Moscow Borough requires every property owner who rents a parcel of real estate to provide semiannually by March 31st and September 30th of each year a list of names of all tenants and addresses to the Borough Office.
Forms may be obtained at the Borough Office or from the Borough website.
MULTI-FAMILY DWELLINGS: Owners of multi-family dwellings are required by the Moscow Borough Zoning Ordinance
adopted June 2, 2008 to have exterior storage areas for trash and rubbish screened from public view on three sides and garbage
shall be contained in covered, vermin proof containers.
MOSCOW BOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT
ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2014:
Number of 911 Calls
Number of 911 Calls cleared
Number of man-hours
Number of miles patrolled
Collisions
Traffic Citations
Non-Traffic Citations
Parking/Summons
1,686
1,641
10,837
31,348
24
75
11
41
Written/Verbal Warnings
Criminal Arrests
Juvenile Petitions
Police Escorts
Security/Housechecks
Fuel by Dollars
Fuel by Gallons
433
12
4
18
101
$8,889.68
2,636.94
PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK PROGRAM DROP OFF: Unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications
can be dropped off at the Moscow Borough Police Department to be placed in a collection box Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m.
SUBSTITUTE SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS NEEDED: Moscow Borough, along with the North Pocono School District, employs
five school crossing guards who are presently deployed at five locations within the Borough. The guards are vital in ensuring that
school age children are protected from the hazards of crossing our busy roadways in their daily travels to and from school.
Collectively, this dedicated group of individuals goes above and beyond the call of duty in all kinds of weather and faced with all
types of drivers. They act as friend and educator, instilling principals of pedestrian and traffic safety as they shepherd the
children safely on their way.
Being a school crossing guard is rewarding, part-time work that makes a positive contribution to the safety of our children. If you
would like more information, contact Chief Ivy L. Brenzel of the Moscow Borough Police Department.
Crossing Locations and Times
SCHOOL
Moscow Elementary Center
LOCATION
M.E.C. Parking Lot
TIMES
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
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Church Street and Maple Street
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Church Street and Marion Street
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Church Street and Sunrise Boulevard
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Church Street and Hill Street
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2:30
7:00
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2:30
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RAPE AGGRESSION DEFENSE COURSE FOR WOMEN (SELF-DEFENSE): Ivy Brenzel, Police Chief of the Moscow Borough
Police Department, is offering classes for this self-defense course for females of all ages. Please check the Borough's website for
upcoming class information or contact Chief Brenzel at 570-842-2061.
r.a.d. KIDS SUMMER SAFETY CAMP 2015: The r.a.d.KIDS Summer Safety Camp for 2015 offered by Chief Ivy Brenzel for
children 5 – 7 (9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.) and 8 – 12 (12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) is scheduled for July 20 to 24, 2015. If you have
a child in each age group or siblings whom you want to attend together, call for further information. The cost is $20.00 per child
(free for r.a.d.KIDS members, but must register to attend). Please call Chief Brenzel at 842-2061 for further information.
Deadline to register is July 13, 2015.
SECURITY CHECKS: The Moscow Police Department provides periodic house and business checks when you are away from your
home or business for an extended period of time. You can request a Security Check by any of the following means: coming to the
Police Department in person; contacting the Police Department by telephone or by email. Forms are available by downloading
from the website at moscowboro.com.
SEE IT, HEAR IT, REPORT IT: The Police Department would again like to remind you that if you observe or hear anything
suspicious, or if you need immediate assistance, you should IMMEDIATELY call 911 or 570-342-9111. If it is a non-emergency,
call the Police Department Office at 570-842-2061.
FOUND, ABANDONED, AND UNCLAIMED PROPERTY: The police department is the central location for lost and found items
in the Borough. Residents are encouraged to make police reports for missing or stolen property. There have been instances
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when the missing property is already in the evidence/property room waiting to be claimed. All property turned into our
department is inventoried and kept in storage. The rightful owner is contacted if possible. Because storage space is limited, the
department disposes of all unclaimed property every six months. If the owner of a bicycle cannot be located or the bicycle goes
unclaimed, the found bicycles are then given to the Boy Scouts to be fixed and donated to charity. Note: Proof of ownership will
be needed to claim an item.
INFORMATION REGARDING THE FOLLOWING MAY BE FOUND IN THE NEWSLETTER SUPPLEMENT:
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Halloween Safety Tips
Safety Tips for a Safe Holiday Season
Winter Driving Safety
Snow Removal
Parking Ban on Streets
Snow on Sidewalks
Driving in the School Zone
Meeting or overtaking a School Bus
Slow Down Signs
House Numbers
Pedestrian Right-of-Way
Walkers/Joggers
Thefts from Vehicles
Motorized Scooters/ATV's/Dirt Bikes
Leaders for Girl and Boy Scouts
MOSCOW BOROUGH STREET DEPARTMENT
STREET SWEEPER: Moscow Borough will be renting a street sweeper this spring. A date has not yet been confirmed.
SIDEWALKS: Following the winter months we ask that residents/business owners with sidewalks to clear them of any winter
debris.
DRAINS/DITCH LINES: If drains or ditch lines are located near your property, do not allow them to become blocked with any
type of debris, especially during rainstorms. If drains or ditch lines become blocked, water tends to backup which may cause
flooding onto your property. Please notify the Borough Office if you are aware of any blocked drains.
BOROUGH RIGHT-OF-WAY: The Borough has a right-of-way that is twenty-five feet from the center of the street to each side
of the street; therefore you should notify the Borough Office prior to doing any work in this area.
CLEAN AND GREEN 2015
SPRING CLEAN UP (CLEAN AND GREEN): Moscow Borough’s annual Clean and Green program will take place from June 1
through June 3, 2015. All items to be picked up should be placed curbside no earlier than Friday, May 29th and no
later than Sunday, May 31st. Pickup will begin at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 1st. Stickers for white goods (washers, dryers,
refrigerators with doors removed or taped shut, dishwashers, stoves, water heaters, and air conditioners) are available at the
Borough Office at a cost of $15.00 per sticker. Items excluded from being picked up are televisions, electronics,
hazardous waste, tires, oil, or oil containers, batteries, building materials, and garbage. Residents are asked to place
small items in containers, boxes, or plastic bags to make it easier for pickup and to avoid having the items strewn all over. This
service is for Moscow Borough residents only; anyone caught bringing in items from outside the Borough will be fined
accordingly. Also, all items must be placed near the curb of your property and not in or along the roadway.
MOSCOW BOROUGH RECYCLING DEPARTMENT
RECYCLING ORDINANCE MANDATING THAT ALL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES RECYCLE: Moscow Borough Council
passed Ordinance #222 – 2013 which mandates that all residents and businesses in the Borough recycle. It was necessary to
pass this ordinance in order for the Borough to qualify for recycling grants through the Pennsylvania Department of
Environmental Protection.
ELECTRONICS DROP OFF: In 2010, the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA) was passed which requires that all
covered devices such as computers, laptops, computer monitors, televisions, and tablets be recycled and cannot be taken to or
accepted by landfills or other solid waste disposal facilities for disposal. The Borough will be accepting these items at the
Borough Building on Saturday, June 6th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., free of charge. The Lackawanna County Recycling
Center, 570-963-6868, will also accept electronics at no cost.
TIRE DROP OFF: Tires may be dropped off at the Borough Building on Saturday, June 6th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All
rims must be removed. There is a fee of $3.00 for automobile tires and $5.00 for truck tires.
APPLIANCES: Borough employees will now pick up appliances (white goods) throughout the year. You must contact the
Borough Office first to purchase a $15.00 sticker prior to placing the item curbside for pickup. Do not leave these items on
Borough property.
FLUORESCENT BULBS: The Borough Office has recycling kits for 4’ fluorescent bulbs. Bulbs can be dropped off at the Borough
Building during regular business hours.
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INFORMATION REGARDING THE FOLLOWING MAY BE FOUND IN THE NEWSLETTER SUPPLEMENT:
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Mandatory Recycling Ordinance
Recycling Schedules
Lackawanna County Environmental Office of Sustainability
General Recycling
Commingled Materials
Cardboard and Paper Products
Recycling Offsite
Dumpster at Rear of Building
Yard Waste
Miscellaneous Recyclable Items
Appliances
Tires
Electronics Drop Off
Leap Pickup
Christmas Tree Drop Off
MOSCOW BOROUGH RECREATION DEPARTMENT
PARK RULES AND REGULATIONS:
Signs are posted at Golden Park, Centennial Park, Clover Park, and New Street Park
stating rules and regulations. We ask that anyone using these parks follow all rules and regulations. Pets are not allowed in
Borough parks.
MOSCOW BOROUGH SHADE TREE COMMISSION
ARBOR DAY: The Moscow Borough Shade Tree Commission will hold its annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 24, 2015
at 4:00 p.m. at Golden Park located on Maple Street.
TREE CITY USA: Moscow Borough recently received a Tree City USA designation for the twenty-fifth consecutive year from the
National Arbor Day Foundation.
TRIMMING OF TREES ON BOROUGH RIGHT-OF-WAY: Property owners are responsible for trimming and maintaining all
trees on their property including the ones located on Borough right-of-way. All trees shall be kept trimmed so that the minimum
clearance where they overhang any public walk shall be eight (8) feet, and the minimum clearance where the trees overhang any
public street or highway shall be fourteen (14) feet. However, the commission reserves the right to designate a higher clearance
on certain highways where heavy traffic or other conditions make it expedient. All trees standing on private property and having
branches projecting over a public highway shall be kept trimmed by the owner of such private property so that the lowest
branches shall have a minimum clearance specified above or such other clearance as may be specified by the Commission.
There is also a benefit to keeping the trees trimmed so that they will not be damaged during heavy snow or ice storms.
MOSCOW BOROUGH EVENTS
ELECTION DAY: Primary election day is Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Moscow Borough residents vote at the Moscow United
Methodist Church on the corner of Church and Spring Garden Streets from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please note that if you choose
to do a write-in vote that you take it seriously because the tallying of write-in votes can be a time consuming task for the election
officials; write in only legitimate individuals. Light fare will be available for purchase from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2015: The first meeting of the National Night Out Committee for 2015 will be held on Monday, May
18, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. prior to the Borough Council meeting. We are looking for volunteers to assist with the many aspects of
preparing for National Night Out which will take place beginning with block parties on Monday, August 3rd and other activities on
Tuesday, August 4th. A schedule will be sent out sometime in July. Last year’s raffle of items donated by local businesses was
very successful and it is the committee’s intent to do the same this year.
The theme for the poster and essay contests for 2015 is “Let's Get Carried Away With Safety". The poster contest is open to
children ages 15 and under and must be submitted to the Moscow Borough Office by July 24, 2015. The essay contest is open to
children between the ages of 10 and 18 and must be submitted to the Moscow Borough Office by July 24, 2015. The essay
should be between 50 and 300 words. All entries for both contests must include the following information on the BACK of the
submission: name, address, phone number, and age of participant and must be on paper 8½ X 11. We would ask that you
encourage your children to participate in both of these activities. Prizes will be awarded for both contests on the evening of
National Night Out.
Block Parties: Last year there were four block parties in various neighborhoods of the Borough. We would like to encourage all
those neighborhoods to participate again this year and any neighborhoods that have not participated in the past to do so this
year. Make plans now to gather together with your neighbors on August 3rd. Please register at the Borough Office if you will be
hosting a block party.
Best Lit House: Make plans now to decorate your house for the evenings of August 3rd and August 4th. Houses will be judged
on the evening of the block parties (August 3rd). An award will be given on Tuesday, August 4th for the “Best Lit House”.
Please register at the Borough Office if you will be participating in decorating your house.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AWARD FOR 2014: Moscow Borough placed 15th in the category “15,000 population and under”
nationwide for its participation in National Night Out 2014.
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MOSCOW VOLUNTEER FIRE AND HOSE COMPANY/EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
MOSCOW VOLUNTEER FIRE AND HOSE COMPANY AND EMS
2014 Annual EMS Report:
Total Incidents
Total Patients
Medical Calls
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Standby Fire
Standby Other
851
543
638
93
93
27
Average Response Time
Average On-Scene Time
6.1 minutes
9.8 minutes
Day Calls (8:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m.)
Evening Calls (4:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.)
Night Calls (12:00 a.m. - 7:59 a.m.)
151
376
324
Breakdown of calls by Municipality:
Moscow Borough
Madisonville
Covington
Spring Brook
Roaring Brook
168
127
121
167
163
Elmhurst
Jefferson
Sterling
Other Municipalities
75
7
13
12
Total Runs
Fire Alarms
Structure Fire
Chemical/Hazmat
Search
Pole Fire
150
57
25
1
0
2
Brush Fire
Trees/Wire Down
Vehicle Fire
Rescue
Motor Vehicle Accidents
13
12
2
3
35
Total Department Assists:
Dunmore
Covington
Elmhurst/Roaring Brook
Jefferson
Spring Brook
10
5
30
3
34
Madisonville
Moscow
Hamlin
Sterling
Throop
Gouldsboro
12
48
2
4
1
1
2014 Annual Fire Report:
CHICKEN BBQ: The annual Moscow Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ will be held on Sunday, June 6, 2015.
SMOKE ALARMS: Please remember to check the batteries in your smoke alarms which every home should have. If you cannot
afford alarms please contact the fire house at 570-842-7211 for assistance in obtaining them.
CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS: Every home should also have a carbon monoxide detector. If you do have one already
please remember to check the batteries regularly.
FURNACES/CHIMNEYS: Be sure to have your furnaces and chimneys serviced and cleaned regularly.
VOLUNTEERS: We are always looking for volunteers. . . not just to help us run ambulance calls or put out fires, but we need
other kinds of support staff as well. If you are interested in helping us by baking, getting donations or donating gift baskets, or
working at our fundraising events, please call 570-842-7211.
NORTH POCONO TRAIL ASSOCIATION
The Moscow Borough Recreation Committee and the North Pocono Trails Association are partnering with the Moscow Sewer
Authority to open a community walking/hiking/biking trail on Sewer Authority land off the 300 block of Market Street.
In 2009, the North Pocono Rotary Club took it upon themselves to create a signature project; the planning of a recreational trail
network throughout the North Pocono area.
In Moscow, a former logging road that has been a recreational area to residents of lower Moscow for decades, was included in
this plan. This roadway passes through Moscow on Sewer Authority land, into Madison Township on state forestry land, and ends
in Roaring Brook on Pennsylvania American Water Company land at the Elmhurst Reservoir.
Extensive meetings between the three municipalities, Pennsylvania American Water Company, the North Pocono Rotary Club,
Lackawanna County, and the Lackawanna Heritage Valley over the past eighteen months have been held to bring this project to
near completion.
Although the lands in Madison and Roaring Brook are under control of the project, there is a small section in Moscow which must
be addressed since it is on private property. At this time, all access is at the end of Yedinak Lane in Roaring Brook where there is
a small parking area. For more information, a map, and trail updates, like the North Pocono Trails Association Facebook or
contact any of the municipal offices.
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NORTH POCONO PUBLIC LIBRARY
GENERAL INFORMATION: The North Pocono Public Library offers something for everyone. Use your library card or stop in to
register for a free library card to check out books for adults, young adults and children in hardcover, paperback, large print or
audio formats in fiction or nonfiction. We have DVDs, CDs, magazines and free Wi-Fi for your laptop or in-house computer use.
We offer the Kill A Watt electricity monitor device for check out which monitors energy use in your home and we also offer
Everhart Museum passes for checkout. For a fee the Library offers copy and fax services. The Library also offers test proctoring
for online students. The North Pocono Public Library has weekly, monthly, and special events throughout the spring and
summer. Registration for all events is appreciated. For more information call 570-842-4700 or go to lclshome.org/npocono.
LOCAL CHURCHES
AMAZING GRACE BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH: 570-842-9214, Website: amazinggrace4u.org
MOSCOW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 570-842-7251, Website: moscowumc.com
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA CHURCH: 570-842-4561, Website: northpoconocatholic.com
ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 570-842-7231, Website: stmarksmoscow.org
MOSCOW TRAIN STATION
In 2014 there were 20 activities at the Moscow Train Station with no trains; 21 activities with trains (13 from Steamtown
National Historical Site and 8 trains from Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Society). There were a total of 1,865 volunteer hours spent
at the Moscow Train Station for events, and cleaning and maintaining the grounds and buildings.
COMMUNITY EVENTS/INFORMATION
NORTH POCONO CULTURAL SOCIETY: The North Pocono Cultural Society was the recipient of an Arts & Culture Grant from
Lackawanna County and is looking forward to planning a variety of events for 2015. A theater evening is under consideration for
either May or June and The Old-Time Fiddlers have been invited to perform at the Covington Township pavilion at the Moffat
Estate in July. Doug Smith and his Dixie land jazz group will entertain at the Thornhurst Firehouse on August 30th. October 5th
marks the return of the popular Harmonic Brass Quintet to St. Catherine's Church during its USA tour. The Cultural Society will
be working toward another successful Russian Christmas Art Walk in Moscow for January 2016. Watch for calls for artists for that
event and other exhibits. Meetings are open to all residents of the North Pocono community on the second Monday of each month
at 7:00 p.m. at the Moscow Borough Building on VanBrunt Street. For further information call 570-357-1627, email to
[email protected], or visit the North Pocono Cultural Society’s Facebook page for photos, details and updates.
Volunteers and ideas are welcome!
FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA: The Minisink Lions Club is sponsoring fireworks to be held on the North
Pocono School grounds on Saturday, July 4, 2015 (raindate, Sunday, July 5, 2015). The gates to the school grounds will open at
5:30 p.m. for entertainment and food. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit local organizations.
GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE FOLLOWING MAY BE FOUND IN THE NEWSLETTER SUPPLEMENT:
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North Pocono Food and Dry Goods Pantry
Steamtown National Historic Site
Moscow Railway Station (The Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society, Inc.)
Moscow Clayworks
North Pocono School District Community Education Program
Moffat Park in Covington Township
Lackawanna County Coordinated Transportation
Lackawanna College Environmental Institute
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)
North Pocono Senior Community Center
Lackawanna County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau
North Pocono Rotary
Covington Park (a Lackawanna County Park)
Minisink Lion’s Club
NORTH POCONO AREA YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES
NORTH POCONO DANDY LION LITTLE LEAGUE: Website: northpoconobaseball.com
NORTH POCONO CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL LEAGUE: Website: npcrb.com
NORTH POCONO YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE: Website: npysl.com
NORTH POCONO JUNIOR TROJANS FOOTBALL: Website: np-jr-trojans.com
NORTH POCONO JUNIOR BASKETBALL: Website: npjrhoops.com
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