********* Special Announcements *********
Honesdale Borough is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Applicants Sought for Zoning Hearing Board
Honesdale Borough Council is accepting resumes for two vacancies on its Zoning Hearing Board—one member and one alternate. Applicants must be a resident of Honesdale Borough. Resumes can be dropped off, faxed, or emailed to the Borough Office, 958 Main Street, Honesdale. The fax number is 570-253-4624. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org . Resumes must be received by 3 PM on August 28, 2020.
The member vacancy term runs through December 31, 2023 while the alternate member term runs through December 31, 2021.
The Zoning Hearing Board is a quasi-judicial body that renders decisions regarding the fair and equitable application and administration of the zoning ordinance, including by hearing appeals from the zoning officer’s determinations and by granting relief from the literal enforcement of the zoning ordinance in certain hardship situations.
Applicants Sought for Borough Planning Commission
Honesdale Borough Council is accepting resumes for one vacancy as an alternate Planning Commission member. Applicants must be a resident of Honesdale Borough. Resumes can be dropped off, faxed, or emailed to the Borough Office, 958 Main Street, Honesdale. The fax number is 570-253-4624. The email is email@example.com . The position would be for a term through December 31, 2021. Deadline for resumes is August 28, 2020.
The Honesdale Borough Planning Commission currently meets at 7 PM the first Wednesday of the month in the Community Room of the Chamber of the Northern Poconos, 303 Commercial Street, Honesdale.
A Planning Commission is an appointed government board charged with recommending to the Borough Council the boundaries of the various original zoning district and appropriate regulations to be enforced therein and any proposed amendments thereto and shall collect data and keep itself informed as to the best practices generally in effect in the matter of planning and zoning to the end that it may be qualified to act on measures affecting the present and future movement of traffic, the segregation of residential and business districts and the convenience and safety of persons and property in any way dependent on Borough planning and zoning.
Alternates Sought for Civil Service Commission
Honesdale Borough Council is accepting resumes for alternates to service on its Civil Service Commission. Applicants must be a resident of Honesdale Borough. Resumes can be dropped off, faxed, or emailed to the Borough Office, 958 Main Street, Honesdale. The fax number is 570-253-4624. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org .
Borough Councilors may appoint up to three qualified residents to serve as alternate members of the commission. The term of office shall be six years; however, the two vacancies are for terms ending December 31, 2021. When seated, an alternate commissioner shall be entitled to participate in all proceedings and discussions of the Commission to the same and full extent as provided by law for Commission members, including specifically the right to cast a vote as a voting member during the proceedings. Alternates shall hold no other office in the municipality.
Currently the Civil Service Commission of Honesdale Borough meets as required.
WE ARE LIGHTING THE STAR
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 https://www.ecode360.com/documents/pub/HO1505/Minutes/?
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 https://www.ecode360.com/documents/pub/HO1505/Legislation/?. 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.