Stay Calm, Stay Home, Stay Safe: In these unprecedented times, it is important to treat ourselves as though we have COVID-19 even if we believe we do not. The incubation period with no symptoms present can be 2 to 14 days. There are many people in our lives who fit into the high risk category, and we want to keep them healthy. Currently, the Borough has signed a Declaration of Disaster Plan which will allow the Borough to operate as quickly as possible for specific services without obligation to follow prior protocol. This allows the Borough to restore any essential public services, hire temporary workers if needed, rent equipment, purchase supplies, and enter into contracts if public works are needed. Please refer to the Spring 2020 Newsletter for resources and information. Remember to support our local, small businesses especially as they are working to help each other and our community. Some of the restaurants are listed in the newsletter, but there are other businesses that remain open. Also, reach out to neighbors and friends who may need help or someone to check in on them (phone calls) regularly. Let’s support each other in this difficult time. Some Facebook resources in our town include: Voices for the Ville, Factoryville Help, Factoryville Borough, and Factoryville Fire Company.If you need assistance, Dalton police have increased patrols and will be checking in on more vulnerable populations within the Borough. They can be reached at 570-563-2330. You may also call 911 in an emergency.
Christy Mathewson Park Recreation Improvement Plan: Our previous grantwriter, Sadie Rozenberg, before she resigned to take a councilperson position, submitted a plan to the DCNR Park Rehabilitation and Development grant program, and our park was selected! This project will include a renovation of the basketball courts to resurface and redesign two different courts: a larger, upgraded basketball court and a pickleball court. Additionally, the park has 3 play pockets for younger children but lacks one for older children. This plan includes a play pocket for the 5 to 12 age range. As this project takes off, the Borough would like to make this a community opportunity. Volunteers will be welcome! Contact the Borough Hall for updates. 570-945-7484.
Christmas Market: The European style Christmas Market had a very successful year! We had over 30 vendors and artisans as well as others who participated in fun festivities such as the Elf School! We had volunteers and clubs who participated as well. The final count for the market was over 1200 visitors!!! Activities to participate in included all of the favorites: The one-mile ugly sweater run, carriage rides, tree lighting, and pictures with Santa with a new decorating contest throughout the Borough. Additionally, Keystone College was involved by hosting their annual Christmas Concert, several of the students also volunteered to help with setting up, the United Methodist Church offered a soup supper, the Factoryville Fire Department hosted breakfast with Santa, the boyscouts provided overnight security for the vendors, and many other assisted with planning and volunteer hours. Our 4th annual Factoryville Christmas Market is already being planned. This year could be our biggest year yet! We received a grant from and are now funded in part by the Wyoming County Room Tax Fund and the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau! The dates for the Market will be Saturday, December 5th from 11:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, December 6th from 11:00am to 5:00pm. If you would like to participate in planning, volunteering, or have ideas, contact the Borough office at 570-945-7484.
You can rent the Creekside Park with many amenities including the pavilion and picnic tables, concession stand, refrigerator, and bathrooms. Access to the playground and fields are also available but are also open to the public. Check the website for available dates on the calendar, download and print an application on the “Ordinances and Forms” tab, and submit to the Borough Hall with the fee.
If you are interested in renting a smaller space, consider the Christy Mathewson Park. You will have access to the pavilion with picnic tables, the baseball field, basketball courts, a walking trail, and bathrooms. Contact Ed Nowakowski at 570-945-5638 to book events.
Calendar: Please check out our calendar for Factoryville Borough events in the community as well as use of the borough hall, park, and other important dates. You don’t want to miss out!
Rental Inspection Ordinance: Factoryville Borough Council passed a rental inspection ordinance at their May 8, 2019 meeting. Due to some revisions that needed to be made the ordinance was updated on December 11, 2019. Applications should be completed for EACH UNIT within each building owned. An addendum is also required, signed by the landlord and tenants. This addendum includes information about who is responsible for basic care of the property including lawn, sidewalks, etc. Furthermore, it is an agreement that the tenants will follow the listed ordinances already in place within the Borough and will allow reasonable inspections with the proper notice by the landlord. The paperwork necessary for a license to be issued is due May 11, 2020 to avoid daily fines of no less than $100 and no more than $1000 per rental unit, per day (Section 11.4, Ordinace 2019-4). For questions or concerns, please call the Borough Hall 570-945-7484 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to read the ordinance and include all necessary information in the application. The direct link on this website can be found here.
The Factoryville Borough and Clinton Township Joint Municipal Sewer Authority was highlighted in the Pennysylvania Rural Water Associations quarterly magazine. We were honored to be named “Featured Wastewater System” in the Fall issue of their magazine “Keystone Tap”. The PDF version of “Keystone Tap” is available below. We are featured on pages 44 and 45.
Please come to our monthly meetings to see what your elected and appointed officials are accomplishing. The Sewer Authority meets on the second Wednesday each month at 6:00 and Borough Council meets on the same night at 6:30 or immediately following the sewer meeting.
The Borough is awaiting information on several grant applications for improvements to our two parks.
Our 2012 Act 13 Impact Fee funds were used for fixing stormwater problems in the Borough.
A grant for new bleachers at Christy Mathewson Park is in the final development stages and will be noticeable soon.
The Borough is very proud of the Factoryville Men’s Civic Club for spearheading efforts to install a community sign on SR 6/11. Numerous other organizations contributed to the purchase including a large donation by the PS Bank. Borough resident, Dan Nowakowski is doing an outstanding job managing the content on the sign. To reach Dan, please email him at email@example.com
Dedication of Mathewson Park Apartments
MATHEWSON PARK APARTMENTS
6 Maple Street, Factoryville PA
The Mathewson Park Apartments are managed
by the Wyoming County Housing Authority
This is a Senior Housing Complex
Each one bedroom apartment includes:
Fully equipped kitchen
Front door security
Wall to wall carpeting
Call 942-6155 for an application and appointment
Justin Clark worked on a wetland demonstration area at the Clinton Township – Factoryville Borough Joint Municipal park located at 154 Creek Road in Clinton Township just across the street from the Clinton Township Municipal building.
The Factoryville Men’s Civic Club recently rebuilt the outdoor classroom at Christy Mathewson Park. Thanks to Matt Spott, Spott Construction for managing the project. Please thank all the Factoryville Men’s Civic Club volunteers that came out to help Matt rebuild the classroom at Christy Mathewson Park.
Christy Mathewson Days
August 8 – 12, 2006
Frank Deford, author of the Old Ball Game speaks to the crowds at Christy Mathewson Park
2006 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Christy Mathewson Little League organization. Part of the weekends events included:
National Public Radio Commentator, Sports Illustrated Writer, and Author of The Old Ball Game, Frank Deford visited Factoryville during Christy Mathewson Days this year. Eddie Friersonl presented Matty, An evening with Christy Mathewson on Friday August 11, 2006
Thanks to everyone for helping make Christy Mathewson Days a success!
161 College Avenue
Post Office Box 277
Factoryville, PA 18419