Welcome to the Borough of Taylor

This is the official website of the Borough of Taylor. Taylor is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, four miles southwest of Scranton on the Lackawanna River. The history of Taylor Borough is an interesting journey. It was founded in 1790 by Cornelius Atherton. Silk manufacturing and coal mining were once practiced in the borough. It is our intention at TaylorBorough.com to provide it’s visitors with an informative recap of our community. Taylor Borough has been a unique place to live and work. We hope that the information on this website will be useful and informational.

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Updated Recycling Schedule

Please note that recycling can be placed in open containers other than the traditional recycling cans. Capacity should be 35 gallons or less, color doesn’t matter.

Recycling Schedule


TRASH PICK-UP, HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Street and Roadway Repair

Residents are encouraged to contact the Borough to report any severe problems such as Large Potholes, Open Holes, Non-Functioning Storm Sewer Catch Basins, Severe Depressions and so on.


  Special Notices

NOTICE is hereby given that the Taylor Borough Council will hold a public meeting on August 10, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the Taylor Borough Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 122 Union Street, Taylor, Pennsylvania 18517 to conduct general business and to vote on enacting an Ordinance AMENDING THE TAYLOR BOROUGH POLICE EMPLOYEES PENSION FUND to allow for a DROP period up to 60 months.

A copy of the full text of the proposed Ordinance may be examined in the Managers Office at the above-referenced Municipal Building, during any business day between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

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NOTICE is hereby given that the Taylor Borough Council will hold a public meeting on August 10, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the Taylor Borough Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 122 Union Street, Taylor, Pennsylvania to conduct general business and to vote on enacting an Ordinance ADOPTING, RATIFYING AND AMENDING THE RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCE(S) ENTITLED BOROUGH OF TAYLOR NON-UNIFORMED EMPLOYEE PENSION PLAN.

A copy of the full text of the proposed Ordinance may be examined in the Managers Office at the above-referenced Municipal Building, during any business day between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

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Police Officers, Civil Service Test

Announcement – READ BELOW

LEGAL NOTICE EXAMINATION NOTICE TAYLOR BOROUGH CIVIL
LEGAL NOTICE Examination Notice Taylor Borough Civil Service Commission Eligibility List Position of Police Officer Notice is hereby given that the Taylor Borough Civil Service Commission will be conducting examinations for the position of Full Time Police Officer in order to create an eligibility list. The purpose of the examination is to develop an eligibility list for the position of Probationary Police Officer, in the event of appointment Veterans will be given preference in accordance with law Applications required to be completed in order to apply for the position of Police Officer are available at the Taylor Municipal Building, 122 Union St., Taylor, PA 18517. The Taylor Municipal Building is open between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. Call (570) 562-1400 if you have any questions. COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE TAYLOR BOROUGH SECRETARY’S OFFICE DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS BY MONDAY July 25, 2016. A written examination will be held on August 6, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. at Riverside Jr/Sr High School, 300 Davis Street Taylor, PA 18517. Other mandatory components of the test are an oral examination, a background check, a fitness test, a medical examination, and psychological examination. A complete copy of the BOROUGH’s hiring policy, as set forth in its Civil Service Rules, is available for inspection during regular business hours at 122 Union St., Taylor, PA 18517. All applicants are required to pay a non-refundable fee of $50.00 upon submission of a completed application. Checks or Money Orders made out to “The Borough of Taylor” are the only acceptable form of payment. Any incomplete applications or checks with insufficient funds will be rejected. To be eligible for participation in any examination, an applicant must have reached his or her twenty-first (21st) birthday before the deadline for submitting a completed application. Applicants must be Act 120 certified, possess a high school diploma or GED, with a copy of the diploma or GED attached to the candidates application, valid drivers license in good standing, with a copy attached to the candidates application. Placement on list certified by Commission does not guarantee an appointment as a Police Officer. Appointment is at the discretion of the appointing authority in accordance with law. The applicant must be a United States citizen, evidenced by a copy of a Birth Certificate or Naturalization Papers, with a copy attached to the candidate’s application, be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer. Oral examinations will be conducted at a time to be arranged and scheduled by appointment for those passing the written exam. The Fitness exam will be conducted at a time to be arranged and scheduled for those candidates who passed both the Written and Oral examination. The Borough of Taylor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the Borough’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity and promotion to qualified persons without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status or non-job related physical or mental handicap or disability (ADA). James Petrunich, Secretary


Reminder to all Borough Residents

Taylor Borough has adopted a new Burn Ordinance to regulate and prohibit the burning, ignition and combustion of rubbish, garbage and other materials within the Borough of Taylor, and to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of its residents.

Click this link for the Fire Pit Application


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