Public Meeting Slated for Wednesday at Armory on Proposed Sanitation Ordinance

June 5, 2018

HARRISBURG, PA — The Harrisburg City Council will hold the second of three public meetings at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in the Drill Hall at the Harrisburg Armory, 1400 Calder St., Harrisburg.

The meetings are designed to allow citizen input on the proposed sanitation ordinance. The ordinance concerns proposed fines for trash and recycling violations and proposed annual payments for trash service.

The final meeting will be 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Scottish Rite, 2701 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg.

All Harrisburg city residents are welcome. For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications, City of Harrisburg at jdavis@harrisburgpa.gov, or call 717 255 3015.

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WE NEED YOUR INPUT FOR THE BUS OPTIMIZATION STUDY PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE ON JUNE 7TH

 The City of Harrisburg, in partnership with Capital Area Transit, is conducting a study to improve bus stops along six important streets. The study is looking at bus stop locations, bus stop spacing, and bus stop features. 

Back in January, the first public meeting was held to gather your ideas on how to improve CAT’s bus stops. Now, we want to show you how those ideas have been incorporated into the study. 

Please join us at a public open house to review preliminary improvements to CAT’s bus stops and let us know what you think! 

For more information, please contact the City of Harrisburg helpdesk by phone at 311 or online at http://harrisburgpa.gov/helpdesk/ 

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THE CITY OF HARRISBURG AND CAPITAL REGION WATER TO HOST MWDBE NETWORKING & CERTIFICATION EVENT

HARRISBURG (May 24, 2018): The City of Harrisburg and Capital Region Water will be hold a Minority/Women/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise networking and certification event on June 1, 2018. This event, sponsored by the Keystone Contractors Association, will connect local construction companies through networking and increase opportunities for small, diverse businesses on upcoming construction projects.

The City of Harrisburg will host a press conference with Mayor Eric Papenfuse to provide more details about the event at 1o a.m. Wednesday, May 30 in the atrium of the MLK Government Center, 10 N. Second St.

Event Details:

What: Doing Business with the City of Harrisburg and Capital Region Water, Meet the Primes & MWDBE Certification Event

When: Friday, June 1, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Where: National Civil War Museum, 1 Lincoln Circle, Harrisburg, PA 17103

Register Online: capitalregionwater.com/businessdiversity

MBE/WBE/DBE certifying agencies, financial institutions, and bonding and insurance firms will also be on hand to help local businesses prepare for doing business with the City of Harrisburg and Capital Region Water.

In 2016, Capital Region Water passed a MWDBE Plan requiring minimum participation levels for MWDBE on all construction projects that exceed the bidding threshold established for municipal authorities in Pennsylvania. More information about Capital Region Water’s Business Diversity Program and MWDBE Plan can be found online at capitalregionwater.com/businessdiversity.

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Here’s What’s Happening At Artsfest 2018

Overview

Blending world-class art with the beauty of the Susquehanna River, Artsfest brings together artists and community members from around the region and the country. Held annually in Riverfront Park in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Artsfest features over 250 exceptional, juried artists and craftsmen from across the United States and Canada.

Additional Information

Hand-crafted works will be available for sale in sixteen different categories, including ceramics, digital, drawing, fiber (decorative and wearable), furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and wood.

This FREE festival attracts over 40,000 visitors over the 3-day weekend with individuals and families from local communities, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, MD, Washington D.C.,  New York and more, annually to the Greater Harrisburg Area.

The festival includes an entertainment stage where original musicians preform all three days. Featuring the best of regional scholastic bands, exciting emerging original bands and additional performers by the Central PA Friends of Jazz, hosted by Steve Rudolph. Artsfest is also home of Kidsfest and FilmFest. These events allow the festival to be both family friendly and attractive to a unique audience of independent film fans.

As the largest festival in the Harrisburg region, Artsfest has been the winner of six Harrisburg Magazine’s “Simply the Best” Awards and honored as one of Sunshine Magazine’s Top 13 Festivals.

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Update From The Bureau Of Police For The Upcoming Parking Permit Renewal Period

It is parking permit renewal time.  The fee for residents renewing their currently held permit is $25.00; new permit applications require a fee of $30.00. Residents who are age 65 or older, and are handicap are exempt from residential permit fees. Permits will be available for renewal by mail, starting March 1, 2018.  

The Harrisburg Police Parking Enforcement Unit encourages all eligible residents to apply for parking permits by mail.  If you wish to apply for your 2018 residential parking permit by mail you must send your request with the documents specified below to:  

Parking Enforcement Unit 

Residential Permit Parking  

123 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor 

Harrisburg, PA   17101 

With each request, you must enclose a check or money order for the appropriate amount made payable to the CITY TREASURER.  If you are an ELECTED OFFICIAL, STATE EMPLOYEE or COLLEGE STUDENT, living in the city on a temporary basis, send a copy of: 

  1. Your driver’s license 
  2. Your vehicle registration 

NOTE:  If the above documents have a current Harrisburg City address, nothing further is needed.  If it does not have a Harrisburg City address, you must submit a copy of your lease or letter from state government or college personnel office on letterhead confirming your residency status along with a copy of your state employee/college identification card. 

If you are a BUSINESS, send a copy of: 

  1. Your driver’s license 
  2. Your vehicle registration 
  3. Your current mercantile license 
  4. Your lease/deed to property 

NOTE:  Please keep in mind you are entitled to ONE parking permit only.  

ALL HARRISBURG CITY RESIDENTS will send a copy of: 

  1. Your driver’s license 
  2. Your vehicle registration 

NOTE:  If your current, eligible Harrisburg City address is not reflected on your driver’s license and/or vehicle registration, you may receive a temporary permit (expires 30 days from issue) with a copy of the above (driver’s license and vehicle registration) and lease/deed at no cost.  After you have updated your driver’s license and vehicle registration through PENNDOT, you may apply for a permanent permit. 

Please note:  your current permit expires March 31, 2018.  Please do not display the new permit until April 1, 2018.  Displaying an invalid or expired permit on or after April 2, 2018 may result in the issuance of a parking ticket pursuant to the provisions of the City Ordinance, 3-139, Residential Parking Permits. 

Please also understand that you will not be issued a permit if you have any OUTSTANDING PARKING TICKETS OR CITATIONS.  Anyone who transfers a permit to another individual will be placed on the ineligible list for permits and may be subject to criminal prosecution. 

All applicants are encouraged to apply for parking permits by mail.  You may also obtain a permit by coming to the Parking Enforcement Office starting on or after March 12, 2018 from 8:00AM to 3:45PM, Monday through Friday.  The Parking Enforcement Office is located on the 2nd Floor of the McCormick Public Safety Building, at 123 Walnut Street. If you intend to come in person to renew your parking permit the Parking Enforcement Office recommends that you pay with a check or money order, made payable to the City Treasurer, which will be accepted at the Parking Enforcement office. 

Please be advised, if you intend to pay with cash, you will have to exit the Police Station, walk outside, and around to the City Government Center @ 10 N 2nd St, and into The City Treasurer’s office to make your payment. Then return back to the Parking Enforcement Office the same way to retrieve your new parking permit.  All cash or transactions must be made through the City Treasurers Office after you apply for the residential permit at the Parking Enforcement office.   

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Thomas C. Carter | Police Commissioner  

 

 

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Parks and Recreation Seeks Public Input On City Pools

The Bureau of Parks and Recreation is seeking public input in regards to the recently completed swimming pool feasibility study. Input can be made simply by leaving a response in the comments section of this post or shared by emailing sjross@harrisburgpa.gov

Here is a list of general questions:
  1. What would you like to see at Jackson Lick and Penn National Pool?
  2. How important are the pools to you and your family?
  3. What will make our pools attractive to you?

 

 
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Presser Set To Kick Off Harrisburg Bike Share

Communities In Schools of Pennsylvania (CISPA), title sponsor Highmark Blue Shield, and valuable partners will kick-off the official launch of the Harrisburg Bike Share on Thursday, October 5th at 11 AM in Strawberry Square. 

One of the largest city bike shares in the state of Pennsylvania, next to Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, the Harrisburg Bike Share will directly benefit local youth. 93% of the revenue generated by the program will support services offered by CIPSA, the Commonwealth’s largest dropout prevention organization, serving nearly 50,000 students and their families.   

Following the press conference, invited guests will take part in the Harrisburg Bike Share ceremonial ribbon cutting and inaugural bike ride using Harrisburg Bike Share bicycles.  The Inaugural riders will include Representative Patty Kim, Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico, and other active members of our community. 

WHO:

WHAT:

Press conference to launch Harrisburg Bike Share program. Ribbon cutting ceremony and inaugural bike ride to follow.    

WHEN:

October 5, 2017, 11:00 am- 11:45 am 

WHERE:

  • Press Conference:   Strawberry Square, Clock Tower; 320 Market St. Harrisburg, PA 17101 
  • Ribbon Cutting: Strawberry Square, outside Walnut Street entrance 
  • Inaugural Ride:   Strawberry Square, Walnut Street entrance,  down 3rd Street to the main Capitol steps 
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