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Easter Egg Hunt



Lake Fest 2017
Fine Arts & Crafts Festival Application is now available.


All council meeting minutes have been updated through the end of 2016.


Code Enforcement Complaint Form is now available.


Council meeting minutes have been updated through June 2016.


Zoning page has been updated with the new Stormwater Management Permit.


Two Harveys Lake Borough cars up for bid. Click here for more information.


5th Annual Harveys Lake Earth Day Cleanup


2016 Newsletter now available.


Council meeting minutes page has been updated.


Residential Demo Permit is now available.


Updated Building Permit is now available.


Mailing address change, please see Contact page for updated mailing information.


New Case Tractor purchased by the Borough.


2015 Newsletter now available.


Council Meeting minutes for 2015 Reorganization, January and February are now available.

Borough Clean-Up - May 11, 2015


Website has been updated with all Council Meeting minutes for 2014.


2015 Garbage Calendar is now available.


2015 Meeting Schedule is now available.


Check out the Recreation page for information on Homecoming 2014.


Harveys Lake Community Yard Sale held the same weekend as Homecoming this year!
August 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Sign up at the Borough Office to be on the map. The map will be available on July 29th. Stop by the office to pick one up.

Borough Clean-up Day May 5, 2014
Harveys lake Borough is having a One Day Borough Wide Clean-up
Everything must be placed at the curb for pick up
Stickers will need to be purchased and placed on the following objects:

  • $3.00 for batteries and propane tanks
  • $10.00 for each Major Appliance
  • No Tires will be picked up at this time
Call the Borough at 570-639-3300 for more information.


2014 Newsletter now available.

Now accepting applications for summer help.


Please see the Contact page for information on requesting Open Records.


DEP contact info regarding the dam.


Council Meeting minutes for October 2013 and November 2013 are now available.


2014 Garbage Calendar now available.


Updated Floating Wetland Island (FWI) Project


For your convenience, Harveys Lake Borough is now accepting credit cards online via our homepage, or in person at the borough office.


Harveys Lake Earth Day Cleanup on 21-Apr-13


2013 Newsletter

Contractor License


2013 Fees set by resolution.

2013 Zoning Permit has been updated.


Borough Meeting Minutes page has been updated.

2013 Garbage Calendar is now available.

Comprehensive Plan letter.


The Zoning Permit Application has been updated.


Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest


Lakeside Dr. will be closed at Pole 244, Point Breeze area on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 7am until 7pm so the Sewer Authority can have a manhole repaired. No traffic will be allowed to go through.


Annual Fireworks Show

This years Labor Day Fireworks Show is scheduled for Sunday, September 2nd at dusk. This years show is paid for by the McCarthy Family.


Council meeting minutes are now available for May and June 2012. Public hearing 19-Jun-12 minutes now available.


We regret to inform you that Lionel B. Bulford, former Police Chief of Harveys Lake Borough and Lehman Township passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012.
Funeral arrangements are pending from the Hugh P. Boyle & Son Funeral Home Inc., 416 Wyoming Ave., Kingston.


Article 12 - Flood Plain Management of the Zoning Ordinance has been updated.


Council meeting minutes are now available for February, March and April 2012.


2012 Newsletter is now available


2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt
2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Proposed Floating Wetland Island (FWI) Project

The following Council Meeting minutes are now available: Oct. '11, Nov. '11, Dec. '11, Reorganization '12, Jan. '12.


Zoning Ordinance Map

The newly revised Zoning Ordinance Map is now available.


Garbage Collection Calendar
Garbage Collection Calendar

Santa Christmas PartySanta Christmas Party
Sponsored by Harveys Lake Homecoming

Harveys Lake Boro Building
Dec. 17, 2011 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages Birth to 12 years

Meet Santa


Press Release: Pumpkin Carving Contest

The Harveys Lake Borough Homecoming Committee is sponsoring a Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest in the old Sunset Marina Building, 19 Lakeside Drive, at the intersection of Memorial Highway and Lakeside Drive near Pole 1. It will be held Saturday, October 29, from 2-7 pm. Prizes will be awarded by age group. RSVP is appreciated but not necessary. This year everyone is asked to bring their own pumpkin. Carving utensils will be supplied. Harveys Lake Homecoming Committee will provide refreshments. Everyone is welcome!! For more info, call Patti at 762-8232, or Amy at 639-5939 or Kim at 301-9054.


Press Release: Red Cross Cleaning Kits

Harveys Lake Borough EMA announced that the American Red Cross dropped off cleaning kits at the Municipal Building for storm damaged homes. They can be picked up during regular business hours or by calling the EMA coordinator at 570-905-6694 or Councilmember Williams at 570-709-4028; The Borough Office can be reached at 570-639-3300.


Public Notice - Public Hearing

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Borough Council of Harveys Lake Borough shall convene a public hearing on Monday, October 3, 2011, at 7:00 P.M. local time at the Harveys Lake Borough Municipal Building, State Route 415 - Sunset, Harveys Lake, PA 18618. The purpose of the public hearing shall be to consider and solicit public input and comment on an ordinance to amend the Harveys Lake Borough Zoning Ordinance. The subject ordinance provides new regulations to address oil and gas drilling and related ancillary facilities and activities to be classified as conditionals uses. The section number and title of such proposed regulations are as follows: <Read Full Public Notice>

Press Release: Storm Damage Garbage

Harveys Lake Borough Council announces that Monday, September 26 is the final day for trash pick up from storm damage. Be sure to place your storm damaged items at the curb for pick up no later than Sunday night, September 25. Council asks residents not to abuse the pick up. Foor more information, the Borough Office can be reached at 570-639-3300.


Press Release: Homecoming

Harveys Lake Borough: The Harveys Lake Borough Homecoming Committee, due to the effects of Hurricane Irene has cancelled the Homecoming Festivities on Saturday September 3, 2011 and Sunday, September 4, 2011. However, the Fireworks scheduled on Sunday will still be done at 8:45 pm. The Borough Office can be reached at 570-639-3300.

Press Release

Harveys Lake Borough: Harveys Lake Borough announces that on Tuesday, September 6, residents can put Water Damaged items from Hurricane Irene out for pick up with their regular trash. Residents are urged not to abuse this offer of help. The Borough Office can be reached at 570-639-3300.

Also available for spoiled food is the dumpster at the Borough Office through Monday, September 5, 2011.

Harveys Lake Boating Restriction: Cancelled

At this point in time, the water level of Harveys Lake has gone down enough to resume normal boating activity. That said, we still want to remind boaters and all watercraft to obey the No Wake Zone areas.


Harveys Lake Boating Restriction

Harveys Lake Police has been in contact with PA Boat & Fish Commission. At this time due to the water level and debri in the water, boat traffic is being restricted to a NO WAKE ZONE for the entire lake. This is to prevent damage to boat houses and docks from the waves created, as well as damage to boats underway by debri.

At this time it is unknown how long this restriction will be in place.


Press Release

Harveys Lake Borough: The Harveys Lake Borough EMA and Council is asking for anyone with special needs, or anyone with a family member with special needs, especially druing this time of heat, to call on of these borough officials to be put on a list that will allow the Police and other EMA officials to check on them. The EMA coordinator number is 570-905-6694; Councilmember Williams can be reached at 570-709-4028; The Borough Office can be reached at 570-639-3300.

Council Minutes

Council Meeting Minutes have been updated through June 2011.


Council Minutes

Council Meeting Minutes have been updated through January 2011.


Zoning Updates

The following Zoning documents have been updated: Cover, Table of Contents, Article 2, Article 3 and S-1.


Planning Commission

Planning Commisson meeting that is scheduled for Wednesday, February 16, 2011 is cancelled due to not having anything on the agenda.


Public Hearing

A Public Hearing will be held on 16-Nov-10 at 6:30pm for the proposed S1 Zoning Update.
Related documents:

Sample Drawing at 60% Coverage
Proposed S1 Zoning Update


Well Testing

There is now additional information from EAC on Legal Baseline Water Well Testing.


Well Water Testing Information

The Harveys Lake EAC is making the following recommendations to Harveys Lake residents who get their drinking water from private wells:

  1. Read "Gas Well Drilling and Your Private Water Supply," a thorough summary of the issue published by the Penn State Cooperative Extension. While the entire eight-page document is valuable, pages five and six contain detailed recommendations on protecting your water supply, including descriptions of various types and tiers of well-water testing and when, why and how to use them.
  2. Attend the informative well-water testing presentation and follow-up Q&A session that the EAC has arranged for Brian Oram, Director of Wilkes University's Water Quality Lab, to make at 10am on Saturday, August 14th in the Borough Municipal Building's meeting room. Brian's previous apprearances at these sessions at the lake have been very helpful to attendees, and we expect that this year's event will be especially informative and useful.
  3. Test your well-water. Evaluate the circumstances of your particular water-well based on what you learn from the Penn State document and the Brian Oram presentation recommended aboce, and then act to protect your water supply by subjecting it to the appropriate tests. Note, however, that you will probably need both preliminary and follow-up testing.

The Harveys Lake EAC is presently negotiating with local, accredited water labs to find our residents the best prices and range of testing options. We should have detailed offers available by the end of July. Please check back soon for that update.


Well Water Testing Offered

On Saturday morning, July 24, a comprehensive package of drinking water tests will be offered once again at a deeply discounted price to Harveys Lake residents by Wilkes University together with the Harveys Lake EAC.

On Saturday morning, August 14, a free follow-up Q&A session on water well systems and non-point source pollution issues will be held.

The test package will remain priced at $75 (compared to a retail value of at least $180), but additional parameters will be tested this year. The Wilkes University Water Quality Laboratory will measure residents' water for pH, conductivity, turbidity, total dissolved solids, total coliform, fecal coliform, fecal streptococcus, sodium, potassium, copper, iron, manganese, zinc, chloride, sulfate, nitrate-nitrite, and phosphate. This testing is being done for informational and educational purposes only and does not meet the requirements of a legal baseline.)

Interested residents should register with Denise, at 639-1042. Participants can pick up water sampling kits at the Harveys Lake Borough Building between July 12 and 24. Water samples must be dropped off between 10am and noon on July 24 at the Borough Building's meeting room, where scientists will perform certain tests immediately. Confidential final test results will be mailed to participants directly from the Wilkes laboratory within two weeks of the testing date. Payment in full for the testing is due on July 24.

The well water and non-point source pollution Q&A session will be conducted at 10am on August 14 by Brian Oram, a professional geologist and Director of the Wilkes University Center for Environmental Quality Water Lab. Brian will make an informative presentation and then take questions from the public. Brian's past Q&A sessions here at the lake have been greatly appreciated by all attendees.

Additional supports of the Q&A program and education outreach are The Consortium for Scientific Assistance to Watersheds (C-SAW), the Pocono Northeast Resource Conservation and Development Council and Wilkes University.


We have added a new link in our navigation bar that is dedicated to EAC. Check it out for more information.


The Planning Commission has been moved to its own page under Departments.


2010 Newsletter is now available.


The Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO) and SALDO Application is now available for download.


The regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning Commission on Wed, Feb. 17th will not be held due to no new business before the board.


The Public Hearing scheduled for 10-Feb-10, has been postponed to 12-Feb-10 at 7:00 PM.


The 2010 Meeting Schedule has been posted, along with Council minutes from past meetings. The newly elected Council members have been listed, with additional information coming soon.


The Planning Organization meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled.


The July Council Meeting Minutes and Public Work Session has been published.

The Zoning Hearing Board and Zoning Permit forms have been updated.


The February, March, April and May Council Meeting Minutes have been published.

The Zoning Ordinance has been updated.


Newswatch 16's Morning Meteorologist Joe Snedeker is coming to Harveys Lake as part of the Go Joe XII for St. Joseph's Center. Click Here for more information.


Harveys Lake Fire Dept. - For Sale Retired Fire Engine and Tanker - click here for more information.


Retired Police Cars For Sale - 2000 & 1994 Ford Crown Victoria's - click here for more information.

January Council Meeting Minutes and Work Session Minutes are now available.


The 2009 Meeting schedule, is now available online.


Senior Citizen Pick-Up - The Borough of Harveys Lake is offering pick-up for seniors and disabled citizens May 11-15 and May 18-22, 2009. Click here for more information.

2009 Spring Cleaning - Dump Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 9th. Click here for more information.

January 2009 Reorganization Meeting Minutes are now available.


November Council Meeting Minutes and Work Session Minutes are available.
December Council Meeting Minutes and Work Session Minutes are available.


Part-time Police Officer wanted for weekends & holidays as needed. ACT 120 Certification required. Application available at the Harveys lake Borough office from 7:00am until 3:30pm, Monday thru Friday. Applications accepted thru 15-Jan-09. Call 570-639-3300 for more information.Click here to download application.(.pdf)*

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Bulk item pickup is now available. Sticker can be purchased at the Borough office for $20. Bulk items will be picked up with the regular garbage on Monday. Click here for a list of acceptable items for pickup.


The Borough Office will be closed for the holidays:

  • Wed. Dec. 24 - Fri. Dec. 26
  • Wed. Jan. 31 - Fri. Jan. 2

Over the last three months that the Borough website has been online, we have received positive feedback from several people about the site. We have also received several suggestions, one of which is publishing the Council Meeting Minutes. This is a suggestion that we had discussed and are now implementing. If you have subscribed to the our News Subscribe to News & Info with RSS you will be automatically notified when the Minutes are published. Thank you to those that have given feedback and suggestions, it is of great benefit to know what you like and dislike about the site and what you want to see on it.

There have been a few changes to some of the zoning forms. The Zoning Hearing Board Request replaced the Variance Request, and the HLB Zoning Permit replaced to Zoning Application


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Recycling is now available 24/7 at the Road Dept. Garage. Please be sure to follow guidelines of rinsing, separating and removing lids. We have co-mingled (plastic, metal cans, and glass) and newspapers available to be dropped off.

01-Sept-08 the Official Website of Harveys Lake Borough is launched. This site was developed to benefit the Seasonal and Full-Time Residents of Harveys Lake as well as visitors. We hope you enjoy exploring the new site, and we appreciate your patience as we continue to perfect and create new features in the coming months. If you do find an error or have suggestions, please do share it with us by emailing it to

Luzerne County Solid Waste Management Department released a Memorandum* (.pdf) on 25-Aug-08 in regards to the 2008 Free Used Tire Recycling Events. For further information visit the Luzerne County Special Collections Information page.

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