Beautiful weather is in full swing! You can rent the Joint 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 “News and Information” 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.
Memorial Day Parade and Service: Our annual Memorial Day parade and service was held on May 27th at 10:00am. The parade began at the Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center and ended at the Evergreen-Woodlawn Cemetery on Reynolds. The turnout for the parade and services was a success.
Church Street Paving: Paving is complete on the upper Church St project. Most of the funding for this project came from the 2018 Impact Fee. Details on this fund can be seen in the Government tab.
Karen Boback Satellite Office: A representative from Karen Boback’s office comes to the Borough Hall the first Wednesday of every month from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Please feel free to come in with questions or if you are in need of assistance.
Christy Mathewson Days: This year we are looking to make some changes to the yearly celebration. There will be new activities as well as some of the old favorites. It is planned for August 10, 2019. If you would like to be involved in planning or volunteering contact the Borough Hall. Volunteers and vendors are still welcome.
New Plow Truck: The Borough was able to buy a new plow truck this year to utilize for next winter. The truck is currently at Bradco Supply in Towanda for the upfit to add the truck bed and the plow. The old truck is going to be sold to the Lackawanna Trail School District.
Rental Inspection Ordinance: Factoryville Borough Council passed a rental inspection ordinance at their May 8th meeting. Landlords are expected to complete the form mailed to them for this program. More information can be found under the “Ordinances” heading or by contacting the Borough office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-945-7484.
Hometown Heroes Banners: This spring we began the Hometown Heroes Banners program. This program was very successful. The banners were displayed in time for Memorial Day 2019! Donations towards this wonderful program are welcome.
Christmas Market: As many know, the Factoryville Christmas Market was a rousing success with the vendors, the music, the wineries, the Alpine House and of course, the horse drawn carriage rides. Most of the vendors provided positive feedback and will be returning for the 2019 European Style market. This year we kicked off the Christmas Market with tree decorating and lighting as well as the new Ugly Christmas Sweater 1 mile run. Please check back for 2019 planning meetings. All are welcome.
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