HIRING FULL-TIME DPW LABORER

NEWTON TOWNSHIP

Newton Township (an Equal Opportunity Employer), in Lackawanna County, is accepting applications for a full-time position with a minimum CDL Class B license in its Public Works Department.  The general duties of the position routinely include, but are not necessarily limited to the following: road maintenance; storm pipe and ditch construction; general maintenance and repair of municipal grounds, buildings and equipment; snow plowing and general labor/municipal work.  The ability to safely and effectively use and operate vehicles/trucks, machines, power/hand tools and other equipment is required.  To obtain more information, specific job responsibilities for the position, minimum job requirements and application, please visit the township office.

Individuals can submit a letter of interest, application, resume and salary requirements to:  

Newton Township

1528 Newton-Ransom Blvd.

Clarks Summit, PA  18411

Ph:570-587-1520

Real Estate Tax Bills

The township real estate tax bills will be going out shortly. The tax collector’s office is located at the Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd. Office hours are Mondays 3:30PM to 5PM.

Jen Kwiatkowski can be reached at (570) 575-4361 or newtontownshiptaxcollector@gmail.com.

REGARDING J.P. MASCARO

Dear Residents:

     As we are sure you have realized, the J.P. Mascaro rates have increased significantly.  The previous garbage contract ended at the end of December 2021.  This past fall, Newton Township advertised for garbage bids and received interest in bidding from at least four different companies, however, the only company that submitted a bid was J.P. Mascaro.

     The rates have increased starting in January 2022 but will not increase for five years.  Beginning January 1, 2022, the rate is $149.52/quarterly plus tax, the senior rate is $97.19/quarterly plus tax.  Again, this rate will NOT increase over the term of the five-year contract. 

     Newton Township is a rural community which has homes that are spaced out significantly, therefore, this may be the reason companies did not submit a bid.  As with many businesses, J.P. Mascaro is having a hard time finding workers and are trying to keep to their schedule to the best of their ability.  They have experienced significant turnover of drivers as well as collectors.  With this constant change, training continues to be ongoing.  If you should find that your pick-up is not done on time, and there hasn’t been a holiday earlier in the week, or a storm, please contact the township office at (570) 587-1520 to let the secretary know.

     The township will post on Facebook as well as on our website every Thursday afternoon what the status of collection will be for Friday.

Respectfully,

Newton Township Board of Supervisors