Public Announcements


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Honesdale Borough is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Deadline Announced for Open Council Position

The Honesdale Borough Council declared a vacancy at its June 15, 2020, Council meeting when it accepted with regret the resignation of Councilor Bill Canfield who served on the following committees:  Building, Parking and Streets.

Residents wishing to be considered for the position must submit a resume by 3 PM on July 1, 2020.  All applicants submitting a letter of interest and a resume should attend the scheduled audio-coferenced Council meeting at 6 PM on July 6, 2020 and be prepared to state why they wish to be a Councilor and answer any questions that the Council members may have.

Applicants must be a resident of Honesdale Borough for a minimum of a one year and be a registered voter.  Resumes can be dropped off at Borough Hall, 958 Main Street, Honesdale, weekdays from 9 AM to 3 PM; faxed or emailed to the Borough Office.  The fax number is 570-253-4624.  The email is .



To show Honesdale residents and businesses support during these troubling times, the Greater Honesdale Partnership with support from Honesdale Borough has decided to light the iconic Dick Smith “Winter Wonderland” Star upon Irving Cliff tonight, March 25, 2020, at 7:30 PM.  For us, this demonstrates a united community.  This shows we stand with our town and members. More than ever it is important we feel connected. This crisis will only display our strength and love for one another.  Hopefully, the star will inspire a feeling of peace and help calm the fear of the unknown. Continue to take care of one another and stay healthy. If you would like to be part of the lighting and show your support, please turn your porch light on at 7:30 PM.


Honesdale Borough Initial Response to COVID-19


Based upon the Governor’s emergency declaration concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, the Honesdale Borough Council shall hold public meetings via telephone conference or other electronic means, provided that the following conditions are met:

  • The Borough posts on its website and at its municipal building that the meeting will not be held in-person but will be conducted via telephone conference or other electronic means.
  • The Borough will post on its website and its municipal building how members of the public may access and participate in the public meeting.
  • The Borough shall record the public meeting and will make the recording available to the public.
  • This resolution shall remain in full force and effect until modified by further resolution.

In addition, Borough Council reviewed Governor Wolf’s declaration and mitigation incentives, as well as, Wayne County’s declaration and voted to restrict public access to Borough Hall, 958 Main Street, Honesdale.  As of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, all transactions need to be conduced by United States Postal Service, telephone, fax or email for the administration office, parking department and building and zoning permit office.  Parking ticket collection boxes are located throughout the downtown area.  Each department can be reached at the general telephone number of 570-253-0731.  The administration and parking offices are in operation from 9 AM to 3 PM weekdays while the building and zoning office is in operation from 9 AM to 1 PM weekdays.  Stated again, that no in-person access will be conducted at the building.  Please refer to the Borough website and outside bulletin board for notices pertaining to other Borough agencies and their meetings. Honesdale Borough Council stated that the situation would be reevaluated at its April 6, 2020, meeting.  

Honesdale Borough Council stated that the situation would be reevaluated at its April 6, 2020, meeting.  


Office Hours for Mayor

Mayor Sarah Canfield announced that residents may contact her by telephoning 570-253-0731, extension 13, to leave a comment, suggestion or request an appointment.


Yard Debris Collection

Yard debris and leaf collection has begun as of May 2020.


Agency Meetings and Hearings

Refer to the Borough Calendar for dates and times of agency meetings and hearings or call the Borough Office at 570-253-0731. For each hearing, a public document file will be available for review by citizens.


Council Minutes Available Online

The link to previous Council minutes is


Ordinances and Resolutions Available Online

The Code of the Borough of Honesdale has been made available through a program entitled eCode360. The link to the eCode360 is Newly passed ordinances and resolutions not incorporated in the Code of the Borough of Honesdale can be found under the Legislation subsection not New Laws subsection.



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