Welcome to the official website of the Borough of Jessup, Pennsylvania!

The Borough Manager is available Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm by calling the office 570-489-0411.

 

***** If you need a police officer please dial 570-489-1810 or 911*****

While in the Green Phase of COVID-19 masks are required in all public buildings. Masks are required out of doors when safe social distancing of 6 feet can not be maintained. Please keep a mask handy at all times.

 

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE BEGINNING APRIL 12, 2021  -  EXPECT DELAYS

 

State Route 247 will be closed from Valley View Drive to Marshwood Road. Jessup /Olyphant for a 72” pipe replacement. Detour will be in place and in effect starting Monday, April 12, 

2021 through Friday, May 28, 2021. 

 

Lackawanna County

CDBG CARES Mortgage & Utility Assistance Program (MUAP)

 

 

 

Lackawanna County CDBG Coronavirus CARES Mortgage and Utility Assistance Program (MUAP) is being administered by the Lackawanna County Department of Human Services. MUAP was established as an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic to disburse funds in Lackawanna County to provide financial assistance on behalf of low- and moderate-income homeowners experiencing difficulty making mortgage payments and/or utility payments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistance will be made available in the form of a grant, and funds will be paid directly to the mortgage and/or utility provider. Applications will be available on the Lackawanna County website https://www.lackawannacounty.org or https://www.RELIEF.LACKAWANNACOUNTY.ORG  Thursday, March 11, 2021.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Homeowners who have experienced job loss or a reduction in annual income due to the Covid-19 pandemic and need assistance with past-due mortgage payments and/or assistance with past due utility bills, including electric, gas, water, and/or sewer may be eligible.

 

ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

Assistance may be provided to support homeowners who are at least 30 days past due on their monthly mortgage payments and/or utility expenses and can verify job loss or loss of income related to COVID-19 rendering them unable to pay mortgage and/or utilities. All MUAP assistance is subject to the availability of funding. MUAP funds may only be used to cover mortgage and/or utility expenses incurred after March 1, 2020. The maximum amount of monthly assistance for mortgage and utility payments will be equal to the actual mortgage payment and/or actual utility bill amount not to exceed three (3) consecutive months. For a household to be eligible, the household income cannot exceed 80% of “median income” as defined in the guidelines published annually by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Scranton-Wilkes Barre MSA.  See application for further guidance.

 

This program is available to the following municipalities: the  Townships of Benton, Carbondale, Clifton, Covington, Elmhurst, Fell, Glenburn, Greenfield, Jefferson, LaPlume, Madison, Newton, North Abington, Ransom, Roaring Brook, South Abington, Spring Brook, Thornhurst, Waverly, West Abington and Scott; and the Boroughs of Clarks Green, Dalton, Jermyn, Mayfield, Moosic, Moscow, and Vandling,  Archbald, Blakely, Clarks Summit, Dickson City, Dunmore, Jessup, Old Forge, Olyphant, Taylor, and Throop.

Note: The Cities of Scranton and Carbondale are direct entitlements of HUD and receive their own funding, therefore they are not included within this Program. 

 

***For additional information regarding this program please call 211***

 

The CDBG-CV allocations per municipality were determined by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development and are listed below. The Lackawanna Department of Human Services will be administering the application process for the MUAP.  The amounts below are set per municipality and the Department of Human Services will adhere those amounts.  i.e.  If you are from Dunmore and apply and are deemed eligible the amount of the grant that you are awarded would come out of the Dunmore allocation and so on, until funding is expended.

 

Flow of CDBG funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) · There are 40 municipalities in Lackawanna County, of which, Scranton and Carbondale are cities · The City of Scranton receives CDBG funds directly from HUD · The State of Pennsylvania (PA) receives State CDBG funds from HUD to distribute based on the formula of Act 179 of 1984 · The City of Carbondale receives CDBG funds directly from the State of PA · Lackawanna County receives CDBG funds directly from the State of PA “on behalf of” the remaining 38 municipalities. The 38 municipalities are all administered “on behalf of” by the Lackawanna County Department of Planning and Economic Development. Of the 38, 11 municipalities are entitlement communities that receive a yearly CDBG allocation based on population. The 11 entitlement communities are as follows, Archbald, Blakely, Clarks Summit, Dickson City, Dunmore, Jessup, Old Forge, Olyphant, Scott, Taylor, and Throop. The remaining 27 municipalities all fall under the non-entitlement category.

 

 

CDBG-CV

   

Municipality

PROJECT

   

Lackawanna County *

$156,183.00

Archbald Borough

$64,587.00

Blakely Borough

$63,529.00

Clarks Summit Borough

$59,883.00

Dickson City Borough

$62,286.00

Dunmore Borough

$82,398.00

Jessup Borough

$58,775.00

Old Forge Borough

$67,934.00

Olyphant Borough

$59,972.00

Scott Township

$59,352.00

Taylor Borough

$62,772.00

Throop Borough

$57,294.00

   

TOTALS

$854,965.00

   

*LackawannaCounty (Non-Entitlement)(27)

 

Municipalities

Benton

Roaring Brook

Carbondale

South Abington

Clifton

Spring Brook

Covington

Thornhurst

Elmhurst

Waverly

Fell

West Abington

Glenburn

Clarks Green

Greenfield

Dalton

Jefferson

Jermyn

Laplume

Mayfield

Madison

Moosic

Newton

Moscow

North Abington

Vandling

Ransom

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Also, could you please confirm upon receipt of this email.

 

Thank you!!

 

Peggy Piccotti

Lackawanna County Community Development Manager

Show your support

The Jessup Police Department is accepting donations for a yard sign. 

 

Please contact the police department by dialing 570-489-1810

 

                                                              BOROUGH OFFICIALS

Sitting:         Roberta Galati, Council; Jerry Crinella, President of Council; Peter Larioni, Vice-President of Council;

                    Joseph Mellado, Council.

Standing:      Joseph J. Buckshon, Jr., Mayor; Robert Wasilchak, Controller; F. Craig Shander, Council;                                                      Gregg Betti, Council; Rella Scassellati, Council; Genevive Lupini, Tax Collector.

 

 

MAYOR:                   Joseph J. Buckshon, Jr.

 

COUNCIL:

 

         President - Gerald Crinella      

        

         Vice President - Peter Larioni      

 

         Officials - Gregg Betti      

                        Roberta Galati       

                        Joseph Mellado 

                        Rella Scassellati

                        Craig Shander    

 

 

CONTROLLER:          Robert Wasilchak

 

 

TAX COLLECTOR:     Genevieve Lupini

Borough Council meetings

 

First Monday of the month

 

(Work sessions are the Thursday before)
 

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Municipal Building

          395 Lane St., Jessup,  PA

 

Meetings are open to the public

Click here to find out more about Jessup events.

 

 

Garbage collection is on Tuesday except when a holiday falls on a Monday; collection will be Wednesday. 

                          

                                 Memorial Day         Labor Day                

 

 

Recycling is picked up weekly.

 

Trash and recycling collection are on the same day.

 

Jessup Borough is not effected by the recycling restrictioins in place at the Lackawanna County Recycling Center. JP Mascaro has its own private recycling center. Please continue to recycle as usual; single stream.

 

 

         All Businesses are strongly encouraged to recycle            cardboard, office paper and aluminum cans as stated in   

Act 101.