WP softball

The West Penn Girls Softball organization will be accepting applications for the coming season on Feb. 6 and Feb. 13. Registrations will be held at the West Penn Municipal Building, both dates, from 9 a.m. until noon. The league is open to all girls between the ages of 5-14.

For further information, contact Scot Dietrich at (570) 386-2818 or 449-6084.

Class of 2010

The Decorating Committee for the Parents of the Tamaqua Class of 2010 meets every Monday, at 7 p.m., on the third floor of the Tamaqua Elks, 301 W. Broad St. Members continue working on decorations for the annual All Night Party.

Rush watchdogs

The Rush Township Concerned Citizens Watchdog group will meet Feb. 11, at 7 p.m., at the Hometown Fire Company. Topics for discussion will include the Feb. 16 meeting of the supervisors and the public hearing for former Police Chief Robert Romanick.

All residents are welcome to attend.

Snow removal

In the event of a winter storm dumping measurable snow in Tamaqua, borough crews have established a procedure for snow removal operations. Streets selected for snow removal will be posted the day before operations are to begin. Start times will vary but may be as early as 12:01 a.m., depending on work schedules and conditions.

Residents/motorists must move their vehicle from posted streets or face the possibility of having their vehicle ticketed and towed at their own expense.

Tax exemptions

The Tamaqua Area School District is accepting Assessed Occupation Tax exemption applications for the 2010-2011 school year. This will cover the 2010 calendar year.

Retired persons and housewives with no earned income, who have previously been exempted, do not need to file again unless their status has changed and they are now earning income. Also, those who are disabled or at least 75 years of age, who have been specifically notified of their exemption by the district, need not file an application.

Students who reach the age of 18 by June 30, 2010, will be responsible for paying the tax unless exempt by application.

Requests for exemption must be filed with the district by March 1, 2010. Application forms are available at the following locations: school district administration building; local tax collectors' offices; the Tamaqua Public Library; Tamaqua Borough Hall; local post offices; and all local bank branches.