Tunkhannock Township supervisors met Monday night and finally determined to host a Spring Cleanup Day on June 27.

Look beyond the fact it’s in the summer season.

Secretary Judy Gingher said it would be $30 a pickup truckload with appliances extra as well as tires.

Supervisor Randy White said the exercise — which is usually held the first or second Tuesday of June — was typically a financial loss, “but it’s a win because the stuff doesn’t get thrown over the side of the road.”

Supervisors renewed their Declaration of Disaster Emergency from the COVID-19 pandemic until its next meeting the first Monday in July.

The township was also granted a 3-month extension on filing paperwork from 2018 flooding at Lazybrook for PEMA.

The supervisors acknowledged a donation of playground equipment Sonshine nursery had on the grounds of the Presbyterian Church in Tunkhannock, and also a swingset that Linda Stacknick wished to donate as well.

White said that Evan Talcott had completed his Eagle Scout project of a disc golf course at Lazybrook Park in memory of Billy Kresge, and the course is enjoying considerable use.

There was a little bit of discussion about taking barriers down from around playground equipment which had been placed at the front end of the pandemic, and White, who said he believed Wyoming County would be moving to green, possibly as early as June 12, said they would soon come down when the county’s status is official.

In his police report, Chief Edward Morristell noted 151 incidents in May, suggesting it was a bit quiet, considering.

He acknowledged that one of the township’s patrolmen, Ben Seibert, had been activated for National Guard Duty over the weekend and would be in the Philadelphia area to help quell any unrest there from public concern over the George Floyd shooting in Minnesota.

The supervisors also wanted to underscore that Census data was still being collected. “At a 65.6 percent response rate, we’re Number 1 in Wyoming County,” Hoyt Keiser said, “but that’s not good enough. I’d like to see it closer to 98 percent, so ask your friends if they have been counted. It’s important to us.”


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