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The Borough of West Wyoming, nestled at the foot of Kingston Mountains, covers a total area of approximately five and one-half square miles. The Borough is located in the northeast section of Luzerne County, and is situated about midway between the cities of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.

The Borough is comprised of mostly residential dwellings and as of the 2010 census there were 2,687 residents. The Borough employs one full-time employee. The Borough provides street and sewer maintenance, refuse collection and disposal, recreational facilities, police and fire protection to its residents.

 

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West Wyoming Newsletter - If you are interested in receiving a monthly newsletter from the Borough of West Wyoming, please send your email address to ecipriani@westwyoming.org

You will be notified by email as soon as the new newsletter is posted. A link to the newsletter will be provided in the text of the email.

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Free Shade Trees Offered to West Wyoming Residents

West Wyoming Borough in conjunction with the borough's Shade Tree Commission will once again this year offer free shade trees to residents. The trees will be planted by the Shade Tree Commission members and can only be planted in the residents' tree lawn. There will be a limited supply of trees and the species will be selected by the Shade Tree Commission arborist. Please contact the borough hall at 693-1311 or

ecipriani@comcast.net if you are interested.

Shirley Malloy Memorial Playground in Charney Park Dedicated

May 30, 2013; Shirley Malloy, who was a long time rec board member had always strived to make sure there were parks and areas for recreation for the borough children during her years on the rec board. She had long been interested in upgrading Charney Park. So when she passed away in 2009 her family and friends wanted to do something to honor her memory. So her family and friends organized a very successful golf tournament. The rec board decided to match the funds that were raised totaling nearly $20,000 from both groups, but we still didn't have enough to do what we wanted in the park. So Eileen Cipriani, council president wrote a DCNR C2P2 grant which was awarded in 2012 thanks to the efforts of Representative Mundy. We were fortunate to have the WST trail project going on in town and was able to have ADA accessible sidewalks installed at the park entrances as part of the project. The shade tree Commission chipped in a few trees and then the Wyoming Rotary club approached the borough and asked to participate in the project. The Rotary donated 4 benches for the park. It is very rare to have such a collaborative project and a credit to this community and the community spirit that Shirley embodied.

At the end of this project nearly $70,000 in upgrades and repairs have been completed. All unsafe equipment removed and new equipment installed. And the park is now ADA compliant. So the borough officials have decided that it is only fitting that we name the playground after the women whose vision and passion started it all. We welcome you to the Shirley Malloy Memorial Playground in Charney Park.

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Cherry Blossom West Wyoming Borough Council welcomed Ashley Thomas, 7yrs of West Wyoming to the monthly council meeting. Ashley was named Miss Cherry Blossom at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in West Pittston.
Walter Stevens Sworn In On Borough Council
Walter Walter Stevens was recently sworn in by Judge Lesa Gelb to serve on West Wyoming Borough Council. Walter will serve as chairman of the Health and Sanitation Committee, along with being the borough representative on the West Side Compost Commission. Walter and his wife Mindy live on Sixth St and recently welcomed a new daughter into the family.
Sewer System Announcement
West Wyoming Borough would like to remind residents to not flush heavier paper products into the sewer system. Items such as cleaning wipes, feminine sanitary products, etc. should not be flushed down a toilet. Instead, place them in the garbage. These items are blocking the sewer pump station on West 4th Street in the borough. Also, if a basement sump pump is connected to the sewer line, please disconnect, as it is illegal as well as unhealthy. Thank you for your cooperation in the effort to maintain the working order of the sewer pumps West Wyoming.
200 Trees Planted By The Shade Tree Commission in Five Years
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West Wyoming Borough Council members Eileen Cipriani, Dan Gadomski and Gil Atherholt, along with Shade Tree Commission leader Mary Pat Appel planted trees in the municipality with students from Wyoming Area and volunteers. This is the fifth year for the Borough's Shade Tree Commission's program and to date nearly 200 hundred trees have been planted in the borough. Participating students were Nikki Giordano, Abby Thornton, Audrey Hiedacavage, Ashlee Blannett, Tyler Wrubel, Alex Krispin, Jared Saporito, Evan Rider, Mike Cipriani, and Kyle Memory

Survey of Residents of West Brady, English and Fairview Streets to be Conducted

Representatives West Wyoming Borough will be conducting a phone and mail survey of residents of West Brady, English and Fairview Streets. The purpose of the survey is to gather information essential for an application for federal Community Development Block Grant funding through Luzerne County for street improvements on the surveyed streets. The Council appreciates the cooperation of residents. All information will be kept confidential.

Shade Trees
West Wyoming Borough in conjunction with the borough's Shade Tree Commission will once again this year offer free shade trees to residents. The trees will be planted by the Shade Tree Commission members and can only be planted in the residents' tree lawn. There will be a limited supply of trees and the species will be selected by the Shade Tree Commission arborist. Please contact the borough hall at 693-1311 or ecipriani@comcast.net if you are interested. Eileen Cipriani 117 Washington Ave, West Wyoming, Pa 18644, 570-407-0173

New Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) Being Adopted by Borough

To help residents and businesses to be better prepared for the risk of flooding, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has launched a website containing the new Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

West Wyoming Borough will be adopting the new FIRM mapping in November along with an updated Flood Plain Ordinance.

The new website, www.pafloodmaps.com, contains a digital version of FEMA’s floodplain maps which were established to designate specific areas that are special hazards or risk premium zones in order to determine whether flood insurance is required.

The site provides information to municipal officials, residents, and insurance agencies and brokers. It also alerts users to the potential risks and responsibilities associated with being located in a floodplain.

The website also features an interactive risk-identification tool that allows users to enter an address and access information relating to that property. Users will also be able to determine if a property is in a floodplain, specific building code regulations that pertain to a property, and if there is a mandatory flood insurance requirement for that address

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