MMI Preparatory School Team Wins Luzerne County Envirothon

Left to right: PA Game Commission- Gerald Kaparal, Envirothon Coordinator- John Levitsky, Joshua Kalada-Kania, Lauren Babinetz, MMI instructor- Michael Mele, Lois Ann Polashenski, Samuel Sessock, Alexander Sessock and PA Fish & Boat Commission-John Cummings.

A team of students from MMI Preparatory School, Freeland took first place at the 38th Annual Luzerne County Envirothon held on April 21, 2017 at the Luzerne County Fair Grounds near Dallas.  Nearly 146 students representing 30 teams from 7 different high schools competed in the event with MMI’s Team-A the overall winner with a team score of 432 points.  The following teams placed second and third respectively in the event: E.L. Meyers Team A and Greater Nanticoke Area Team C.  The MMI Prep team will go on to compete at the PA State Envirothon, May 23rd and 24th at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

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Important Information on Recording PCSM Instrument Filing Notices

Due to recent problems with recording the Post Construction Stormwater Management (PCSM) Instrument Filing Notices for permitted construction projects, the Luzerne Conservation District and PA DEP met with the Luzerne County Recorder of Deeds Office.  The County Recorder is requesting that the following documents be recorded as one filing:

  1. PCSM Instrument Filing Notice Document 3150-PM-BWEW0556
  2. Instrument for the Declaration of Restrictions and Covenants
  3. PCSM plan (on no larger than 11”x17” paper)

This will avoid the county from charging recording fees for each document and requiring the PCSM plans to be signed by the county and notarized separately.  In addition, the documents should be recorded as a “Declaration”, which falls under the “Deeds – Miscellaneous” category.

Click here for the Luzerne County Recorder of Deeds’ fee schedule.