535 Main st, Forest City, PA 18421

(570) 785-3326

FOREST CITY BOROUGH

"WHERE THE THREE COUNTIES MEET!"

"WHERE THE THREE COUNTIES MEET!"

"WHERE THE THREE COUNTIES MEET!" "WHERE THE THREE COUNTIES MEET!"
FOREST CITY BOROUGH

"WHERE THE THREE COUNTIES MEET!"

"WHERE THE THREE COUNTIES MEET!"

"WHERE THE THREE COUNTIES MEET!" "WHERE THE THREE COUNTIES MEET!" "WHERE THE THREE COUNTIES MEET!"

"A MILE OF HOSPITALITY"


              Please let us help you, we are here                            to serve the community!

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"A MILE OF HOSPITALITY"


              Please let us help you, we are here                            to serve the community!

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NEWS RELEASE

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Rail-Trail Council of NEPA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            CONTACT:   Cindy Klenk, Program Manager

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rail-Trail Council of NEPA

570-679-9300, trails@nep.net

What: Tree Walk/Hike with Jim Kessler

When: February 15th, 2020 10 am-12 pm  

Where:  Endless Mountain Trail, RT. 706 to Rose Rd in New Milford Twp., PA 18834

Join us on February 15th, 10 am- 2 pm to identify the trees along this trail.  Enjoy a Winter Hike with Jim Kessler, a retired district forester and us as we walk the Trail discovering the types of trees that are along that leg of the Trail. We will also have a local historian to brief us as to the history of the Endless Mountain Trail.  There is a map of the meeting location on our website, www.neparailtrails.org/events. Meeting location...Endless Mountain Trail, Rose Rd., New Milford, Twp, PA 18834 United States

All are welcome to join. Please dress appropriately, wearing boots, coats, hats and gloves. We hope to see you there.  Happy Trails!

                  WINTERFEST SOUP COOK-OFF 2020  

Even with the nasty weather , Winterfest 2020 was a success with 21 soup entries!!! 

Congrats to the winners for best soups:

1st Place was Crab & Corn Chowder By Rudy Peterka 

2nd and 3rd place was a tie between Cheddar ale w/ beer brats and soft pretzels  by Megan Neubert & Sausage Kale Tortellini by: Michael Flood & Deanna  Cimino - Congrats! 🏅 🏅🏅

Basket winners were :

  1. Jesse’s Salon Basket: Deanna Cimino
  2. All in the Basket : Megan Neubert
  3. Llama Sleeping Blanket donated by DG'S : Dave Richards 

Deanna and Megan were both lucky today!!! 🙂

Winner of the Gift certificate donated by the Pelick/Kernoschak Family from your entered voting ballot was:  Karon Shaffer & Pat Barney. 

Thanks to everyone who came out today to support FC Parks and Recreation, all that donated to this event and the awesome volunteers we have to make this all possible!!!!! 

ABOUT US

ABOUT FOREST CITY

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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.

BOROUGH DIRECTORY

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OTHER LINKS

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 FOR OTHER COMMUNITY LINKS AND  AREA AGENCIES

Tentative Agenda

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MARCH 2, 2020 - 6:00 p.m.

Regular Meeting Agenda 

Monday, March 2, 2020

Special Presentation:

  • PUBLIC  COMMENT (on tonight's agenda items only)


  • COMMITTEE      REPORTS: 


  • ADMINISTRATION: 

  1. Motion to Approve Minutes from February 2020 Meeting
  2. Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report for February, 2020


  • PUBLIC WORKS:   (President Cost)

  1. Public Works Report for February 2020.


  • BUILDINGS & GROUNDS: (Bob Lesjack)



  • PARKS & RECREATION: (Tracey Lazier)



  • CODE ENFORCEMENT: (Bernie Scalzo)

  1. Code Enforcement Report – February 2020


  • SAFETY & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: (Chris DeGonzague)



  • COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: (Amy Bean)



  • CORRESPONDENCE:      (Council President)



  • MAYOR’S      REPORT: (Mayor Glinton)

  1. February 2020 Police Report
  2. Vandling’s invoice for March, 2020 patrols & February Calls, $2,000


  • SOLICITOR’S      REPORT: (Paul Smith)



  • NEW      BUSINESS: (President Cost)



  • ANNOUNCEMENTS: (President Cost)

  1.  The next regularly scheduled Meeting will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020;


  • ADJOURNMENT:

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THE SEASON BEGINS

A decorating event was held on Main Street on Thursday, December 5, 2019.  Several council members, the Mayor and a group of GFCBA members lit up the night, hanging the lights on the trees placed along the fence in the 500 block of Main Street at Frugal Living. The smaller trees were decorated earlier in the day by Forest City Regional students, each grade creating the ornaments that were placed on the trees along the fence.  Thank you to all who participated. 

The official Tree Lighting Ceremony will be on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5:15 p.m. Please join us for a fun-filled day of activities beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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DOUGHBOY DONATION PRESENTATION

Forest City Borough Council voted to make a $3,000 donation at the April, 2019 Council Meeting for the restoration and maintenance of the Doughboy and Coal Miners' Memorials. Presentation was made at the Borough Council Chambers on April 8, 2019.  (Attending from left to right) Dusty Swegel, previous Mayor Pauline Wilcox, Stephanie Collier, Earl Obelenus, Paul Kalasinski, Jeff Swegel, Council President Nick Cost, Mayor Chris Glinton, Joann Matarese, and Chris DeGonzague.  (Photo provided by John Kameen, Forest City News)

RIGHT TO KNOW - OPEN RECORDS

Please visit the link below for more information including the "Citizens' Guide" to RTK https://www.openrecords.pa.gov/RTKL/CitizensGuide.cfm or to obtain a form https://www.openrecords.pa.gov/RTKL/Forms.cfm

or general info about "Right to Know" https://www.openrecords.pa.gov/

RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAW - ENACTMENT Act of Feb. 14, 2008, P.L. 6, No. 3 Cl. 0220080003ua AN ACT  Providing for access to public information, for a designated open-records officer in each Commonwealth agency, local agency, judicial agency and legislative agency, for procedure, for appeal of agency determination, for judicial review and for the Office of Open Records; imposing penalties; providing for reporting by State-related institutions; requiring the posting of certain State contract information on the Internet; and making related repeals.