Wilson Borough is currently seeking people for vacancies on the Wilson Borough Recreation Board and the Mary Meuser Library Board. Letters of interest may be sent to the attention of Ms. Jill Garcia, Borough Manager, 2040 Hay Terrace, Easton, PA 18042 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR BOROUGH SOLICITOR
The Borough of Wilson, Northampton County, Pennsylvania is accepting proposals from qualified attorney/law firms to serve as the Borough Solicitor. Wilson Borough is an incorporated municipality in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a population of approximately 7,800 residents with an operating budget of over $5,000,000.00. The Borough’s governing structure is a traditional Mayor-Borough council system with nine council members, elected by ward. The public works department employs a staff of 10 providing municipal services. The public works crew handles the upkeep of the parks, playgrounds and municipal buildings. Water and sanitary sewer services are handled by a contractor. Water is supplied by Easton Suburban Water and billed direct to the consumer. Sewer is EAJSA and billed by the Borough.
The appointment of the Borough Solicitor by the Council and the power and the duties therefore are pursuant to sections 1116-1117 of the Borough Code (PL 262 No. 43) effective July 16, 2012.
Responses to the Request for Proposals should be submitted the Borough of Wilson, to the attention of the Borough Manager, Ms. Jill Garcia, no later than the close of business on 7/1/2015. Responses should include one original and ten copies, properly indicating the name and the address of the attorney/firm, and the appropriate signature(s) of applicable officers.
To be considered as a successful respondent, the attorney/law firm must meet at a minimum the following criteria:
- Licensed to practice law within the Commonwealth of PA.
- Applicants(s) should state number of years of municipal government experience in Pennsylvania with legal expertise in most legal activities commonly required by PA Municipal governments. This expertise should include, but is not limited to all aspects of general, municipal law, taxation law, contract law, labor law, real estate law and other general areas of law that may from time to time arise in municipal government operations. NOTE: Responses should include a list of references and other municipalities where services have/are being provided.
- The ability to represent and litigate before the court(s) any dispute or action involving the Borough of Wilson either as a petitioner/plaintiff or respondent/defendant.
- Monthly Meetings of the Borough Council are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Attendance of the Solicitor is requested at the Borough Council Meetings each month.
- Availability to the Borough during all business days throughout the year is required. Availability can include the designation of a back up within the same law firm or an Attorney from another law firm.
The ability and expertise to represent the Borough as a Finance or Bond Counsel.
Pricing to the Borough
The fee(s) to be charged to the Borough of Wilson should be based upon the foregoing requirements. Fees presented should be comprehensive including itemization of any retainer fee, hourly rate, as well as any fee that may increase due to specialization.
Terms and Conditions
The successful attorney/law firm selected by the Borough of Wilson will have terms and conditions set forth in a professional services agreement. Said terms and conditions will be, in part, pursuant to the requirements set forth in this RFP, or otherwise negotiated between the Borough of Wilson and the Vendor.
For additional information or questions, proposers can contact the Borough Manager, Ms. Jill Garcia, at the Borough of Wilson, 2040 Hay Terrace, Easton, PA 18042, 610-258-6142.
The Wilson Borough Fire Department is accepting applications for part-time firefighter positions. The minimum qualifications are as follows:
1. Certification to Firefighter I level
2. Current Pennsylvania certification as an EMT or Emergency Medical Responder (formerly known as First Responder)
Applicants without these pre-requisites will NOT be accepted.
For a complete information packet with more details, contact Fire Chief Michael Collins at email@example.com.
CROSSING GUARDS NEEDED
Wilson Borough is looking to fill several Crossing Guard Positions. Interested persons can pick up an application from the Borough Office at 2040 Hay Terrace between the hours of 8 Am to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday
Waste Management is offering a free, home collection program for Household Generated Special Materials for Residents of Wilson Borough beginning July 1, 2014.
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Wilson Borough Recycling Calendar 2015
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Wilson Borough firefighters rescue
woman from burning car at Phillipsburg gas station
Published: Friday, March
30, 2012, 1:29 PM Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012, 8:56 PM
By Tony Rhodin |
Wilson Borough firefighter Mark Cooke, who was stopped Friday morning at the traffic
light in Phillipsburg’s Union Square, saw a car burning in the adjacent US gas
station. Cooke and firefighter Charlie Wacik rushed to help a woman out of the
car, according to Phillipsburg Fire Chief Rich Hay
Off-duty Wilson Borough
firefighters Mark Cooke and Charlie Wacik were waiting late this morning at the
traffic light on South Main Street in Phillipsburg
when they saw smoke coming from a car at the adjacent US Gas station.
Cooke initially thought it was just car exhaust. Instead it was a car fire
that, as it quickly grew, began to panic people at the station.
The friends pulled into the lot as smoke from the car — parked at a pump —
“I saw there’s a lady still in it,” Cooke said shortly
afterward, adding he was shocked. “I’m like, ‘We’ve got to get her out
The pair pulled the elderly woman out of the car unharmed but shook up, he
said. She was checked out by an emergency medical services crew.
“We got her out of the car just in time,” he
The first call on the fire came in at 11:16 a.m. Phillipsburg
fire Chief Rich Hay said the fire was caused by mechanical issues with the car.
The car fire was just smoky at first, but then the Wilson Borough firefighters
saw flames, Cooke said
Cooke said he and Wacik, who both live in Wilson, used chemical fire
extinguishers from the borough station and Cooke’s car to keep the fire under
control until Phillipsburg firefighters arrived. They also made sure the gas
pumps were turned off.
The off-duty firefighters had no protective gear in the car, but Cooke said
that didn’t matter.
“We just sprung into action and did our thing,” Cooke,
39. said. “It is what we’re trained to do. We don’t really think about
Cooke said the entire endeavor was just “standard
“We’re just glad to be able to make sure she was OK,” he
Phillipsburg police also
aided in keeping the fire from getting out of control, Cooke said.
Hay, the town fire chief, said he did not have the woman’s name to release.
Town police did not respond to calls for comment.
Attention Wilson Borough Residents
You can now pay your Sewer/Garbage Bill and Wilson Borough Real Estate Property Tax on line with a credit card. Just click here to enter the Official Payment web site. Click the “Local Payment” box , then the State, and Wilson Borough in the “Entity”box. Click on the Payment Type which will reveal the payment to be made. From there follow the instruction for each page. It should be noted that there is a fee for this type of payment. To determine the credit card payment fee click on the Fee Calculator link and follow the instructions
Pictures From The 2014 Borough Wide Yard Sale CLICK HERE!!!
At Meuser Park on Saturday August 15, 2015 From 8:00 to 1:00 PM
Bring your unwanted treasures and a blanket or tables to sell them on.
Meet your neighbors.
Free 15 x15 Space to Setup and Sell for Wilson Borough Residents.$10.00 per space for non-residentsTo Reserve your space now
Download the application form here
Deadline for Applications is Wednesday August 12,2015