Snow rules

With another winter storm watch posted by the National Weather Service, Tamaqua residents are reminded of borough rules concerning sidewalks and streets.

Property owners are required to maintain a clear path, at least three feet wide, on sidewalks.

Snow and/or ice must be removed from these pathways within 24 hours of the end of a snowstorm. Snow, ice and other materials may not be thrown into the streets. Fines may be imposed on anyone caught throwing snow or ice into the street or who fails to maintain a snow free pathway.

In addition, individuals who plow snow from in front of homes and businesses must REMOVE any piles of snow they create.

Anyone piling snow in the street/parking areas could be cited. Residents are also to refrain from piling snow near fire hydrants or on top of storm drains.

Further information is available by calling (570) 668-3444 or (570) 668-0300.

TOPS

The Tamaqua Chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Wednesday, from 6-8 p.m., in the Tamaqua Salvation Army Community Center, 105 W. Broad St. The meeting includes a short business session and a program.

For more information, stop by a meeting or call Nancy Barron at (570) 668-4651 or Bernie Kunkel at (570) 645-7702. Information is also available on the Web at TOPS.org.

Anyone interested in learning more may attend the meeting without obligation.

Recycling

Wednesday is the day for curbside recycling pickup for all residents of Tamaqua.

All recyclable items must be placed in the containers issued to each borough household. Any other containers, such as plastic bags and cardboard boxes, will be emptied and left behind.

Anyone who needs a recycling container may contact borough hall at (570) 668-3444.

Collection bins for cardboard have been moved to the Tamaqua Transfer Station on Sewage Treatment Plant Road.

Collection bins for newspaper can be found at the Tamaqua Borough Garage on East Broad Street.

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.