Scranton City Council advanced Mayor Bill Courtright’s proposed 2018 budget, which does not raise taxes but keeps the annual garbage fee at $300. At its meeting Thursday, council voted 5-0 — with President Joe Wechsler, Pat Rogan, Bill Gaughan, Wayne Evans and Tim Perry all in favor — to pass on second reading the budget’s appropriation ordinance.
Scranton's parking-meter hours would increase by two hours per day and an extra day - Saturday - would be added when parkers would have to feed meters, according to an ordinance introduced by Scranton City Council on Thursday. Council also introduced an ordinance to give the next mayor a pay raise. Under the parking-meter ordinance, parking meter hours of operation would change from the current 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The U.S. Department of Education will decide the fate of the former Serrenti Army Reserve Center in Scranton, the city's Redevelopment Authority said Wednesday. The authority heard competing proposals to reuse the 2.5-acre Serrenti property on Colfax Avenue from the Scranton School District and the Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Charter School, a public charter school. Each wants to renovate an existing building on the Serrenti property and construct an addition.
#Scranton council advanced mayor's proposed 2018 budget:
-no property tax hike
-remaining the same: $300 trash fee; 2.4% wage tax; business privilege/mercantile taxes;
-to get cut: realty transfer tax by 2-tenths-of-1%, from 2.4% to 2.2%
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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