Wyalusing Borough

Geography, Topography, and History

The Borough of Wyalusing is located in the southeastern region of the County. It is almost entirely bound by the Township of Wyalusing on its north, south, and east sides, and to the west by Terry Township. The Susquehanna River serves as a border along the Terry Township boundary. The only stream to flow along the Borough is the Wyalusing creek, which serves as a boundary to the Borough on its southeastern border. There is only one major thoroughfare in the Borough, US Route 6, which runs through the Borough traveling both north and south.

Wyalusing Borough was established in 1887 from the Township of Wyalusing. As the Borough was created nearly a century after the Township was formed, the two share much of their earlier history. It is however, known to be the former site of the Andastes Village of Gu-Hon-To-To.

Local Government and Current Data

The Borough of Wyalusing has a governing board that consists of an elected mayor, and four elected councilmen. The Borough also employs a secretary. The Borough has three members on its planning commission. In 1982, the Borough adopted its comprehensive plan and readopted the plan in 1992. In 1999, the Borough adopted regulations and standards for subdivisions and land developments occurring in the Borough. There are three members on the zoning hearing board that enforce the regulations adopted in 1997.

There are many services and amenities located in the Borough of Wyalusing including the Wyalusing Districts schools, parks, churches, a public library, and a museum. The churches located in the Borough include: St. Mary’s of the Assumption Rectory, United Methodist Parsonage, and the Presbyterian Church. The Wyalusing Park, Wyalusing Borough Park, and the Wyalusing Fireman’s Field are all public parks. Both the Wyalusing Library and the Wyalusing Valley Museum are open to the public and located along Route 6. During the harvesting months there is a local farmers market on Main Street. A few events that are held in the Borough include: the Annual North Branch Art and Music Festival, the North Branch Triathlon, and the Holiday Show for The Blue Heron Art Gallery.

Tax Millage for 2017:

8.680

Villages:

None

School District:

Wyalusing Area School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

420180 0001 B

Population Demographics:

Total Population....549
Population Density....706
Square Miles....0.8
Population under 18....20.6%
Population over 65....25.5%
High School Graduates....82.4%
Higher Education Graduates....27.2%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....280
Households....176
Median Housing Values....$70,000
Median Rent....$360
Per Capita Income....$27,229
Median Family Income....$41,429
Population Below Poverty Level....12.3%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: Wyalusing Valley Vol. Fire Department
Ambulance Coverage: Towanda Memorial Hospital Ambulance
Police Protection: Pennsylvania State Police

Public Utilities:

Electric Company: Penelec
Gas Company: N/A
Water Company: Wyalusing Municipal Authority
Sewerage Facilities: Wyalusing Municipal Authority
Telephone Company: Frontier Communications

Contacts:
Councilmen:

George Anderson, President
Josh Kilmer, Vice President
Gary Rouse
Scott Snyder
Josh VanDeMark


Secretary:

Joanne Vago


Mailing address:

P.O. Box 131
Wyalusing, PA 18853
570-746-1707 fax 570-746-3576
Office hours: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
wyalboro@epix.net

www.wyalusingborough.com

Solicitor:

Jonathan Foster, Sr., Esq. (570) 888-1529

Meeting:

1st Monday of the Month @ 7:00 p.m.
Wyalusing Borough Hall
50 Senate Street
Wyalusing, PA 18853