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Municipal Briefs

NUANGOLA – The borough will have cleanup from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 1 for Nuangola residents only. Proof of a driver’s license or a tax bill will be required before any drop-off at the recycling center.

The borough will not accept refrigerators, air conditioners or dehumidifiers, electronics, tires, asbestos, commercial contractor waste, hazardous materials, combustible items, firearms, batteries, oil and antifreeze. All fluids must be removed from lawn and garden items.

A list of recycling dates to the end of the year is on the official borough Web site at www.nuangolaborough.com.

SWOYERSVILLE – Tax Collector Nancy L. Keating announces that the date of issue for the 2009 Wyoming Valley West school tax bills will be Friday, July 31.

The 2009 tax millage has been set at 12.4 mills.

The tax office will reopen on Saturday, Aug. 1, with hours for collection during the rebate period Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, and Tuesday evenings, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Swoyersville Borough Building, 675 Main St.

Rebate period ends on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Appointments and home collections can be requested by calling 718-1999 and leaving a message.

When paying by mail and requesting a receipt, please send the complete tax bill along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. A mail slot has been made available at the borough building for these payments.

Borough building hours are Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SWOYERSVILLE – Borough officials say residents are advised that the use of outdoor wood burners, fire pits, fire boxes, chimneys and the like is not allowed.

No outdoor burning of any kind is allowed in Swoyersville.

Officials have received numerous complaints about the burning of wood in outdoor devices and have found many instances of burning wood and mixing garbage and other materials in with the wood.

Borough Council repealed all outdoor burning many years ago and the rule is still in effect, officials said. Anyone caught burning wood in any type of outdoor device will be cited, officials said.

EDWARDSVILLE – Tax Collector Carol Brawley announced school tax bills will be issued on July 31. Payments must be received by Sept. 30 to receive the 2 percent rebate.

Hours during the rebate period at the borough building are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Home collections are available to anyone by calling the office at 288-7899.

Tax bills are sent directly to the home owners. It is their responsibility to send them to their mortgage companies.

Anyone who has not received their taxes should contact the tax collector as soon as possible.

EXETER – The borough refuse department now has stickers available for sale for extra bags of garbage or bulk items. The cost of the sticker for extra bags is $2 per bag.

Bulk items will be $15 per item, no refrigerators or air conditioners. Any questions, call Lynda at 654-3001, Ext. 2.

Businesses in town that received a letter concerning mandatory recycling in the borough are asked to get their paperwork back to the borough. Even if businesses are not recycling with the borough and have their own hauler, the borough needs the paperwork sent back showing how recyclables are being gotten rid of. Any questions, call Karen at 654-0933.

Residents are reminded to have their garbage curbside on Tuesday night, or by 5 a.m. Wednesday. Please place garbage in plastic bags in a can so the animals don’t get into it.

LUZERNE – All property owners who have sewer accounts that are delinquent (over $100) must have their accounts paid by the due date on their statements or a lien will be filed on their property in the amount of $135 plus 6 percent interest added to their accounts, borough officials said.

LUZERNE – Tax Collector John Lohman has announced the Wyoming Valley West School Real Estate School Taxes will be issued July 31, with the millage set at 12.4 mills. The rebate period for the school taxes will run from July 31 through Sept. 29.

The face period for the school taxes will run from Sept. 30 through Nov. 30. Penalty period for school taxes will run after Dec. 1 through Dec. 18.

School tax payments can be made at the borough building, 144 Academy St. The building is handicap accessible. Office hours for the collection of school taxes during the rebate period will be Mondays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Office hours for the face and penalty periods will be Mondays, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Property owners with escrow accounts should promptly forward their tax bill to their financial institutions for payment. Anyone not receiving a tax bill by Aug. 15 should call John at 288-9640 or e-mail LUZBOROTAX@aol.com and a copy of your tax bill will be sent.

All property owners are reminded when making payments by mail or in person that the entire bill must be presented if a stamped receipt is requested. For payment by mail, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if a receipt is requested.

The three equal installments payment plan will be accepted by the tax collector. This option is limited to approved homestead and farmstead properties. Homeowners whose property was approved by the county assessment office under the Taxpayer Relief Act as a homestead or farmstead property are eligible for this option. There is no discount given for taxes paid under the installment plan.

The due dates for the installment plans are as follows: First payment due by Aug. 31. Taxpayers electing to pay on the installment plan must do so by this date. The second payment due date is Oct. 15 and the final payment is due by Nov. 30.

A 10 percent penalty is added on if the installment payment is not made by the due date of the plan without regard to any partial payment of the installment. A taxpayer that is delinquent by more than 10 days on all installment payments is ineligible for the installment payment option in the following school year.

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