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LUZERNE – Borough council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the borough building, 144 Academy St.

The meeting is open to the public.

KINGSTON TWP. – The Kingston Township Public Works Department said residents should not deposit grass clippings onto the streets.

Grass clippings can block storm drains and pose a safety hazard to vehicles, the township said.

There is a recycling site behind the Public Works Building on East Center Street, Shavertown, for grass disposal. The site is open from dawn to dusk seven days a week.

Residents are also encouraged to sign up for the emailing list at www.kingstontownship.com. The township said residents can receive up-to-date information regarding happenings in the township on their home computer. Residents can also join the township on its Facebook page on the website link.

For more information, contact the Kingston Township Administration Office at 696-3809.

KINGSTON – The Wyoming Valley West School Board will meet for general purposes on Wednesday with the work session at 7 p.m., followed by the board meeting.

The meetings will be at the middle school, Chester Street. The building is handicapped-accessible from the side.

WARRIOR RUN – Warrior Run Borough Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Warrior Run Volunteer Fire Co., Academy Street.

This change is due to upgrades at the borough building.

NEWPORT TWP. – The Newport Township Community Organization will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Guardian Elder Care Center in Sheatown.

The group is now involved in a number of community improvement projects, such as a recycling program, the cleanup of illegal dumpsites, and publishing a community newsletter.

NANTICOKE – Albert J. Wytoshek, tax collector and treasurer, announced that the 2011 Greater Nanticoke Area School District property tax issue date is Friday.

The rebate period will run Friday through Oct. 4; face period will be Oct. 5 through Dec. 5. After that date, school taxes are in penalty value until Dec. 15.

Property owners with escrow accounts should forward tax bills to their financial institutions for payment. Those who have not received a tax bill by Wednesday should contact the tax office at 735-2800.

Those property owners who chose the three equal payment plan option are reminded there is no discount given for taxes paid under the plan. The due dates for school property taxes installment plan are: first installment due by Aug. 29 (taxpayers electing to pay on the installment plan must do so by this date or they lose this option); second payment will be due Oct. 31; and final payment on Dec. 15.

Payments can be made at the tax office, Nanticoke City Building, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Property owners are reminded that when making payments, the entire bill must be presented if a receipt is requested.

Mailed payments should include a self-addressed stamped envelope if a receipt is requested. Payments are not accepted by postmark.

The 2011 city property taxes are in penalty with payment due by Dec. 15.

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