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"A MILE OF HOSPITALITY"


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

Upcoming Events

Saturday - 06/29/2019

REPTILE SHOW

1 P.M. - 2 P.M.

KENNEDY PARK PAVILION

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Saturday - 06/29/2019

REPTILE SHOW

The Reptile Show is a free event paid for by the Parks & Recreation Board.  

The Concession Stand will be open and selling food and beverages. Donations to help defray the cost of this event are appreciated.   See the poster below.

Please join us for the show.

1 P.M. - 2 P.M.

KENNEDY PARK PAVILION

Monday - 07/01/2019

Monthly council meeting

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Council Chambers - 2nd floor

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Monday - 07/01/2019

Monthly council meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Forest City Borough Council is held the first Monday of each month.  Everyone is welcome.  Take this opportunity to offer your ideas, comments and suggestions.        

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Council Chambers - 2nd floor

Sunday - 07/07/2019

3 vs. 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

12 noon - approx. 5 p.m.

KENNEDY PARK COURTS

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Sunday - 07/07/2019

3 vs. 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

KINGS OF KENNEDY PARK - 3 vs 3 Basketball Tournament - Double eliminations - Registration at 12 p.m.  Tip-off at 1 p.m.

Music by djBT - Concession stand will be open.  All proceeds benefit the Forest City Parks & Recreation.

12 noon - approx. 5 p.m.

KENNEDY PARK COURTS

UPCOMING GFCBA EVENT SCHEDULE

  July  

Bike Wednesdays! (Union Dale Trailhead) 6 p.m.
July 6th ~ Nature Hike (Ararat Trailhead) 9 a.m.
July 20th ~ Bike and Yoga (Forest City Trailhead ) 9 a.m.
July 25th, 26th, 27th ~ Clifford Picnic

AUGUST
August 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Trail Town Festival Weekend (Forest City)
 August 2nd ~ Alumni Event hosted by FCR (FCR Campus, Forest City) 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  Fireworks at Kennedy Park 9 p.m.
 August 3rd ~ Trail Town Festival (Main Street, Forest City) 10 a.m.  Coal Cracker Run 9 a.m., Bike Rides 11 a.m., Historical Bus Tour 1 p.m.
 (Forest City Trailhead)
 August 4th ~ Fishing Derby 9 a.m. Chicken BBQ 12 p.m. Pickle Ball Tournament 12 p.m.
 (Kennedy Park, FC)

August 6th - National Night Out - Sponsored by the Forest City Police Department 

at Kennedy Park - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
August 24th ~ Gun Bingo (Forest City Area Emergency Services) 5 p.m.

SEPTEMBER

September 7th ~ Clifford Parkfest (Community Center, Clifford) 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
September 8th ~ D&H Distance Run & 5K (Forest City Trailhead)
September 8th ~ Purse Bingo to benefit F.C. Parks&Rec. (hosted by Forest City Area Emergency Services) doors open at noon. Bingo starts at 1 p.m.
September 18th ~ GFCBA Fall Mixer (Forest City Trailhead, Forest City) 

OCTOBER
October 24th ~ Fright Night preview (Main Street, Forest City)
October 25th ~ Fright Night (Main Street, Forest City)

DECEMBER
December 4th ~ GFCBA Holiday Mixer
December 7th ~ Holiday Trail Town Festival (Main Street, Forest City)

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MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION 2019




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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)

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2019 Lady Foresters Softball

 

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TENTATIVE AGENDA - JULY 1, 2019

TENTATIVE AGENDA

  1. CALL TO ORDER – (President Nicholas      Cost)

  • PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. (All stand)
  • ROLL CALL.
  • PUBLIC COMMENT (specific  to agenda items)


COMMITTEE REPORTS 

ADMINISTRATION:  (Joann Matarese)

a)  Motion to Approve Regular Meeting Minutes of  June, 2019 (Motion;

b)  Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report for June 2019;

PUBLIC WORKS:  (Bernie Scalzo)

a)  Public Works Report for June 2019;

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS: (Robert Lesjack)

a)  

PARKS & RECREATION: (Amy Bean) 

a)  Parks & Recreation Board report;

c)  Gazebo update

d)  Chicken BBQ

CODE ENFORCEMENT/HEALTH&SAFETY: (Chris DeGonzague)

a)  Code Enforcement Report (Stephanie Reisch) – June 2019;

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: (Tracey Lazier)

a)  

MAYOR’S REPORT:  (Mayor Christopher Glinton)

a)    June 2019 Police Report; & Vandling invoice;

b)   Update on National Night Out & Fishing Derby

SOLICITOR’S REPORT: (Paul Smith)

a)   Ordinance #517 - Increase Tax Collector's commission for 2022

NEW BUSINESS:


CORRESPONDENCE: (President Cost)

a) 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS or QUESTIONS: (President Cost)


ANNOUNCEMENTS: (President Cost)

i.  The next regularly scheduled Meeting will be held on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT:  (President Cost requests motion to adjourn)

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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.

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