Police Dept.- 570-785-3453 Borough Office 570-785-3326
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A meeting is scheduled for Monday, JUNE 1, 2020, third floor (Pentecost Hall) at 6:00 p.m. to comply with current distancing recommendations, masks must be worn and attendance will be limited.
YARD WASTE PICK UP
Monday, June 8, 2020
& Thursday, June 11, 2020
CURB-SIDE COLLECTION OF
Leaves, GRASS, plants or
other green yard waste
Must use biodegradable bags.
Must weigh less than 40 pounds.
Branches up to 6 foot in length/6 inches in Diameter are acceptable. Bundle or place small branches and twigs in cans or containers.
Do not mix rocks, dirt, cat litter or any other type of trash or recyclables with your yard waste.
Have all yard waste at the curb by 7:00 AM.
NO PLASTIC BAGS
Forest City Parks and Recreation will be hosting a Free Chicken & Biscuit Dinner , sponsored by D.G.’s DoGooders for families who live within the Forest City Regional School District, ( you do NOT have to have children in school to get this) on Sunday June 7th- pick-up 11:30am- 1:00pm at Kennedy Park, Forest City.
This event is a drive thru.
150 dinners are going to be available and are on a 💢RESERVED basis only💢
You can reserve your dinners by :
1. Private messaging us on Facebook.
Parks and Recreation Forest City PA
2. Sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or
3. Calling DGS’s @ 570-785-5995 during business hours, Tuesday thru Saturday 12-6.
**Please DO NOT leave comments on Facebook to reserve ,
as these are often missed. **
Let us know your name, phone # and number of dinners you will be picking up
K.W. Oil donated $250 for pizza giveaway!
Thank you to one of our local businesses for their donation! This will cover some of the costs for the pizza giveaway!!
Again, a million thanks to the K.W. Oil family for helping our local families🤗
#shoplocal #smallbusiness #kwoil #forestcity
Kennedy Park and the Dog Park are OPEN!!
A few rules and guidelines:
- please practice social distancing
- basketball hoops are removed
- swings and the play area closed
- rest rooms are closed
- Pavilion is closed for repairs
- parks are open from dawn to dusk
Walk, fish, play disc golf or just relax!
Forest City Borough is a borough in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Forest City is situated at the corner of Susquehanna County, Lackawanna County and Wayne County, 23 miles northeast of Scranton on PA State Route #171. The entire borough is only .9034 square miles.
Forest City Borough is governed by a Borough Council consisting of seven Council Members. The Mayor oversees the Forest City Police Department which consists of a full-time Chief of Police, Assistant Chief and several part-time patrol officers.
The Police Department offices are on the second floor of the Borough Building at 535 Main Street, which also houses the Borough Offices, Council Chambers, and the Mayor's office. The first floor of the Borough building is occupied by a branch of the Susquehanna County Library and the Area Agency on Aging Senior Nutrition Center. The third floor of the building is the Pentecost Hall which is available for private events for a nominal fee.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,911 people, 817 households, and 462 families residing in the borough.
There are 817 households out of which 28.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.6% are married couples living together, 15.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 43.5% are non-families. 39.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 23.5% have someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.23 and the average family size is 2.91.
The median age is 47. For every 100 females there are 84.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 78.0 males.
The median income for a household in the borough is $33,618, and the median income for a family is $41,985. The per capita income for the borough is $19,245. About 6.4% of families and 21.3% of the population live below the poverty line, including 28.4% of those under age 18 and 17.4% of those age 65 or over.
“Cut in the dark woods where never a shimmer of golden sun shines through the trees and the surface was covered with vegetation in wild luxuriance. There were monster hemlock trees, some of them of beautiful symmetry lifting their magnificent proportions to an altitude of nearly one hundred feet. Others were bent toward each other having their long limbs locked across the narrow road as if embracing each other and whispering secrets.” This was William Pentecost’s 1864 romantic description of the area where three counties meet in the mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The area was first settled in 1864 when William Pentecost opened a lumber mill down by the Lackawanna River. The new town of Forest Mills had 50 people in 1865. Between 1866 and 1871 the D&H Canal Company built a railroad spur in Forest Mills. Though coal had been discovered by Pentecost in 1864, it was not until coal was found by the D&H in 1871 that coal mining became the new industry for the area.
The Borough Building houses a facility on the third floor suitably named for William Pentecost. The Pentecost Hall recently renovated under the direction of Councilman Robert Lesjack will be available for event rentals in the future.
FOR CONTACT INFORMATION
FOR OTHER COMMUNITY LINKS AND AREA AGENCIES
MONDAY - APRIL 6, 2020 AT 6:00 P.M.
Next meeting - Monday, May 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
MEETINGS ARE THE FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 6:00 P.M. UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.
MEET OUR MAYOR
FOREST CITY POLICE