FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Date: December 20, 2019
Contact: Kevin Steigerwalt, Borough Manager
Phone: 570-668-3444 or 570-668-0300
Christmas Tree Collection
The Tamaqua Street Department will collect Christmas trees throughout the month of January. Residents should place their trees at the curb and the Street Department will collect them as time and weather permits. Christmas trees should not be put in bags, and all lights and decorations must be removed from the trees. Residents can also drop off trees behind the Tamaqua Borough Garage at 417 Rear East Broad Street.
Snow removal may be done on various streets in Tamaqua during the winter season. Streets will be posted the day before snow removal is scheduled. Starting times will vary depending on work schedules and weather conditions. Residents are reminded that they must move their vehicles for snow removal. Vehicles that remain on the posted streets will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. Snow removal reminders will be posted at www.tamaquaborough.com and on the Tamaqua Borough Facebook page.
Tamaqua property owners must maintain a three-foot-wide path on their sidewalks that is clear of all snow and ice. Snow and ice must be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours after a storm ends. Property owners who fail to clean their sidewalks may be subject to a $25 fine for the first offense and higher fines for subsequent offenses.
Residents are reminded not to throw snow, ice or other materials on the streets. Traffic can compact the snow causing a traffic hazard. Snow should not be piled at intersections, fire hydrants or on storm drains. Residents are encouraged to clear snow from fire hydrants and storm drains. Residents can be fined for throwing snow on the street.
Any questions may be directed to the Tamaqua Municipal Building, 320 East Broad Street, during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call 570-668-3444 or 570-668-0300.