Kingston Borough

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The Municipality of Kingston is a beautiful, tree-lined, bedroom community located in the heart of northeastern Pennsylvania. Kingston was first settled in 1771 and officially incorporated as a borough in 1857.

Kingston is a Home Rule Municipality governed by an executive mayor and a seven-member legislative council. Council Members are elected to four-year terms, which are staggered. The Mayor's term is also four years. A full-time administrator is responsible for the daily management of the community.

Kingston is a model residential community and an excellent place to raise a family. The community prides itself on service and staffs full-time professionals to serve its residents and businesses. Our professional fire and ambulance service has a response time of only three minutes to any home or business in Kingston. Our full-time police department, one of Luzerne County's best, provides around-the-clock protection and service. Our public works department ensures that our streets are plowed, our public facilities maintained and that the Municipality looks great year-round.

The outdoor recreations include seven outdoor parks and playgrounds, three tot lots, a lighted softball field, six tennis courts, and an Olympic-plus-size pool.

Kingston, centrally located in the Wyoming Valley West School District, is home to the Hoyt Library, Bishop O'Reilly High School, Wyoming Seminary and thirteen houses of worship.

We're sure that you'll agree that the Municipality of Kingston's service and amenities make it one of northeastern Pennsylvania's premier communities.

Facts

Address Kingston Borough
500 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704
Phone 570-288-4576
Fax 570-288-9493
Website kingstonpa.org
E-mail N/A
Population 13,855
Square Miles 2.0
Name of Mayor James J. Haggerty
Congressional District 10th
Legislative District 120th
Type of Government Home Rule
School District Wyoming Valley West
Phone: 270-288-6551
Public Library Hoyt Library
Phone: 570-287-2013
Range of Housing Costs $93,400 median
Property Tax Rate 28 mills

Utilities

Cable Service Electric Cable Vision
Phone: 570-825-8508
Gas PG Energy
Phone: 800-432-8017
Electric UGI Electric
Phone: 570-819-1212
Water Pennsylvania-American Water Company
Phone: 570-825-7100
Waste Removal Municipal
Phone: 570-287-1997
Kingston offers a variety of indoor activities at the Kingston Recreation Center, which include basketball and racquetball courts, state-of- the-art strength and cardiovascular fitness equipment, computer amusements, pool tables, etc.
Last Updated: 08/19/06 03:32:15
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