Waverly Township Maintenance personnel pick up leaves in the Autumn season, usually beginning around the third week in October and continuing until Thanksgiving, weather permitting. Leaves ONLY will be picked up. There are to be NO bags, sticks, branches or grass clippings. If any of these items are placed with the leaves, the entire pile will not be picked up. Please place the leaves in piles at the edge of your yard near the road, but please do not rake them into the ditches or cover the catch basins. Township employees and equipment will not go into driveways to pick up the leaves.
Per Waverly Twp. Ordinance # 106 all residential and commercial buildings in Waverly Twp. are to have their house numbers displayed so as to be clearly visible and easily read from the street. The numbers shall be no smaller than 3" tall and should allow emergency vehicles to readily identify the property from the street. In those cases when the numbers on the house cannot be read from the streeet due to distance or some other reason, the numbers should be placed on a post or rural delivery mail box located adjacent to the driveway entrance. Any questions regarding the placement of your numbers please contact Bill White at the Township Office (586-0111)
On March 22, 2013 Waverly Township was notified by PPL of a change in their policy regarding tree trimming in Waverly Township (and all other townships). The Township Shade Tree Commission will be meeting soon to discuss the implications to our Township and develop a path forward to work with the power company on implementing this policy within the Township.
The township has installed an 18 Hole Disc Golf Course on the recreational field adjacent to the township municipal office on Lake Henry Drive. The course was designed by Township Supervisor Dr. Douglas Klamp. Professional disc golf course designer, Dan Doyle, assisted with the placement of some of the tee areas and target locations. Professional-grade disc golf targets have been installed on holes 1 through 9 by the township maintenance staff. The course is available for use at no charge, environmental conditions permitting. An additional 9 holes has been laid out with temporary tees and targets in the area below and west of the sewer treatment lagoons. All 18 holes are playable; holes 10 through 18 are more challenging and more rustic terrain. The township now has various discs available for purchase at the township municipal office during regular business hours, or golfers may bring their own discs to play the course. The discs may be purchased at a cost of $ 10.00 @. Disc Golf is a very enjoyable recreational activity for all members of the family.
Area residents continue efforts to preserve Waverly's One-Room Schoolhouse on North Abington Road in the village. With a small grant from the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, matched with private donations, work has begun this summer to stablilize the c. 1830 structure. Work under this grant included the removal of standing water, creating new drains, removing interior plaster, lathe & debris, patching portions of the roof and installing interior supports.
Currently the group is working with the non-profit Community Assistance Center, Marywood University and the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority to further other aspects of the project.
The schoolhouse, one of the oldest in Northeastern Pennsylvania, was built by Elder John Miller to serve as a meeting place to educate the first settler's children, including African Americans who had been enslaved. It was also used as a house of worshipfor our area's first congregations prior to building their respective churches. This small building represents Waverly's earliest history and much work is still needed to preserve it.
This group of volunteers is seeking help and donations in its efforts to preserve this historic building. For more information contact Maryellen D'Andrea @ (570) 575-1006. The volunteers thank the following for their generous donations to the project: Judge Gutter Company, Sherwin-Williams, Ivane to Paint, LHVA, Dalton Fire Co., private donors, residents & professionals who have been contributing their time and efforts.
HELD ONCE PER YEAR; Township clean-up days for 2014 are scheduled for May 5th & 6th.
Areas north of Stevenson Road will be picked up on May 5th. Areas south of Stevenson Road will be picked up on May 6th.
All items, no larger than that which may be lifted by two men, may be put out.
Paint cans with paint, Automobile type batteries, all electronics and Household Garbage will NOT be picked up.
All appliances which contain freon, e.g. refrigerators, air conditioners or dehumidifiers, must have a certificate attached to the appliance verifying that the freon has been properly evacuated by a licensed appliance serviceman.
There will be dumpsters at the Township Building on Lake Henry Drive for metal. There will also be a dumpster for automobile (not Truck) tires. There will be a $2.00 charge per tire and all tires must be off the rim.