ATTENTION JENKINS TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS:
Genevieve Mudlock will be collecting taxes at the Jenkins Township Municipal Building on February 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 P.M. Each Tuesday and Thursday she will collect taxes from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 P.M. She will not have any evening hours. The County/Municipal tax bills will be issued on February 12, 2018. Discount ends 4/11/18, Face ends 6/11/18, Penalty ends 12/31/18.
From PPL Electric Utilities
Spring cleaning: Ditch your inefficient fridge, freezer
That old fridge in your garage or basement could be costing you an extra $150 a year in electricity.
Through PPL’s energy-efficiency programs, you get free pick-up of your old, working refrigerator or freezer, and a $35 check. As an added bonus, if you recycle an old room air conditioner or dehumidifier at the same time, you’ll receive another $10. The refrigerator or freezer must be in working condition and between 10 and 30 cubic feet in size and be clean, empty and defrosted. Visit pplelectric.com/recycle for more program details.
Recycling your old appliance is good for the environment. Under PPL’s appliance recycling program, up to 95 percent of your appliance’s components are used in new products and don’t end up in a landfill.
Visit pplelectric.com/recycle or call 1-877-486-9204 to schedule your free pick-up today.
Jenkins Township Paving Project
Jenkins Township has some renovation ideas in mind and has applied for funding in the amount of $825,209 through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Bank Program.
With the funds provided, Jenkins Twp. will now have two paving projects in the works to pave the following streets in two phases. Phase one will include East Sunrise Drive, West Sunrise Drive, Orchard Street, Cole Street, Thomas Lane, Ambrose Street, Friend Street, Old Mill Road, Fairfield Drive, Fordham Road, Demark Road, Old Boston Road, Wood Street, Laflin Road, North Highland Drive, South Highland Drive, and any miscellaneous storm water repairs, which include pipe and trench repairs, as well as catch basin replacements. This paving project was awarded to American Asphalt, which began paving work in the township on April 23, 2017.
Phase two will include Delmont Lane, Rutledge Street, Tedrick Street, Patrick Road, St. Mark’s Lane, Orme Street, Woodrow Lane and North Highland Drive. This paving project was also awarded to American Asphalt and the paving of these streets will be determined soon.
Parts of the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building also will be renovated, including paving the parking lot, landscaping the entrance, placing a new digital sign in the front of the building, as well as constructing a retaining wall and replacing and installing brand new light poles.
For more information about the planned projects, please contact the municipal building at 570-654-3315
2018 Refuse & Recycling Sticker
The 2018 Jenkins Township Refuse & Recycling Stickers are now available at the Municipal Building. The 2018 annual garbage assessment rate is as follows:
ONE (1) THIRTY-FIVE (35) gallon bin the sum of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY DOLLARS ($120.00) per residential unit.
ONE (1) SIXTY-FIVE (65) gallon bin the sum of TWO HUNDRED FORTY DOLLARS ($240.00) per residential unit.
ONE (1) NINETY-FIVE (95) gallon bin the sum of TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY DOLLARS ($280.00) per residential unit.
Jenkins Township bags are no longer required. Any garbage assessment that remains unpaid as of February 1, 2018 will face a $10 penalty and if not paid by May 31, 2018 will be charged an additional $10 penalty.
Solid Waste and Recyclables Ordinance
The Board of Supervisors passed Ordinance 002-2013 an Ordinance regulating the collection, storage, and disposal and recycling of solid waste and recyclables; and providing for the authorization and licensing of Township collector(s) for solid waste and recyclables; and providing for penalties for violation of this Ordinance. This Ordinance requires all residential, rental properties and commercial properties to purchase a Refuse & Recycling Sticker. The Purpose of this Ordinance is to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Jenkins Township by regulating the collection, storage, and transportation, removal, dumping, deposit, disposal and recycling of solid waste by instituting a comprehensive solid waste management program and establishing a mandatory recycling program pursuant to the requirements of Act 101.
Landlord/Rental Unit Ordinance
Ordinance 007-2004 of Jenkins Township requires landlords to file reports listing all rental or rentable units, tenants or occupiers thereof, and any subsequent change therein; establishing the requirement for occupancy permits and inspections of all rental or rentable units prior to occupancy; establishing the duties of the code official; providing for definitions, interpretations and the purposes hereof; and prescribing penalties for violation. This ordinance is enacted to provide for the uniform and equitable distribution of the tax levy in Jenkins Township and upon the inhabitants thereof and to promote the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the inhabitants of the Township.