MANDATORY WORKSHOP TO BE HELD FOR CDBG AND ESG PROGRAM SUB-RECIPIENTS TUESDAY

Harrisburg, PA – A workshop will be held to provide training to current Community Development Building Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program sub-recipients and applicants. During this workshop, participants will receive training on the expectations and requirements for CDBG and ESG programs.

    When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020   1pm – 3pm

    Where: MLK City Government Center, 10 N 2nd St

The workshop will include discussions on beneficiary reporting; cost reasonableness, audit, and documentation; invoicing procedures; and monitoring.

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MAYOR PAPENFUSE TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE THIRD WINTER “ICE & FIRE” FESTIVAL

Harrisburg, PA – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 27 at the MLK Government Center to announce the third Ice & Fire Festival, which will be held on Saturday, March 7 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. in Downtown Harrisburg.  

“We are very excited about the third year of this winter festival that offers free activities for the whole family,” said Mayor Papenfuse. 

The Ice & Fire Festival will feature an ice-skating rink on Second Street, illuminated ice sculptures, an ice slide, artist market, live musical performances, food trucks, glass blowing workshops, ice cream eating contest, fire dancers, fire pit lounge with s’mores and more. The HBG Flea will offer a winter market in Strawberry Square from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ice skating, including skate rentals and the ice slide will be free.  

The Ice & Fire festival will be held on Second Street between Market & Pine Streets and on Market Street between Front & Second Streets. Road closures are as follows:  

    • Closed at 10pm on Friday, March 6: Second Street between Market & Pine Streets  
    • Closed at 7:30am on Saturday, March 7: Walnut, Locust & Pine Streets between 3rd and Front Streets. Market Street between Front & Second Streets.  
    • All roads will reopen on Sunday, March 8 at Noon 

The Market Square Garage will offer $10 special event parking from 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.  In addition to the discounted garage rate, attendees can utilize the ParkMobile App to get up to 4 hours of free street parking using the “LUVHBG” code. Street parking is free after 5 p.m.  

“Without the support of our sponsors, we would not be able to put together this wonderful winter festival,” said Mayor Papenfuse, “I would like to give special thanks to all of our sponsors, including our title sponsor M&T Bank, Explore HBG, Visit Hershey & Harrisburg, UPMC, CUSO Financial Services, Harrisburg University of Science & Technology, Aetna Better Health, HB McClure Company, Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District and SP+.  

 

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MEETING ON SEVENTH STREET OFFICE BUILDING PROPOSAL TO BE HELD MONDAY

HARRISBURG – The Hudson Companies is proposing to develop and construct a Class-A three-story office building at 2525 N. 7th St.  The community is invited to join Mayor Papenfuse and the Hudson Companies in discussing the project and its impact on the local area.

Where: Camp Curtin YMCA, 2130 N. 6th St

When: Monday, February 24th 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The new office building will house nearly 850 Commonwealth employees from the Department of Human Services and Office of Administration.

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CITY OF HARRISBURG TO HOLD RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR 3RD STREET ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS FRIDAY

HARRISBURG – City and State officials will give brief remarks on the new electric vehicle charging stations along 3rd Street, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony

Who: Mayor Eric Papenfuse, DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell, Senator John DiSanto, Representative Patty Kim, and other project stakeholders and partners

Where: 300 block of N. 3rd St near corner of 3rd/North

When: Friday, February 21st at 11:30 a.m.

Eight charging stations have been installed on the 300 block of N. 3rd St, between Forster and North streets. The event will include a demonstration on how to use the system. 

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MAYOR PAPENFUSE TO JOIN PROJECT ARTISTS AND PARTNERS IN SPECIAL CHECK PRESENTATION ON CITY’S CHALLENGE GRANT TUESDAY

HARRISBURG – Mayor Papenfuse will join artists, partners, and other project stakeholders in a special announcement on the city’s challenge grant. The grant was matched by The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), and will be used towards the development and installation of a historic monument on the Capitol Grounds.

Who: Mayor Eric Papenfuse; Janis Black, President/CEO of TFEC; Lenwood Sloan and Jeb Stuart, IIPT Harrisburg Peace Promenade; John Melham, landscape architect; other project stakeholders and partners

Where: MLK City Government Center Atrium, 10 N 2nd St

When: Tuesday, February 18 at 11:00 a.m.

The monument honors the Old 8th Ward, a densely populated area that was demolished for the expansion of the Capitol Grounds. Upcoming key dates regarding this project include March 25th for the groundbreaking near the State Capitol, and June 15th for the Unveiling and Dedication Ceremony. 

A component of the monument can be seen in the atrium of the MLK Government Center through the month of February in honor of Black History Month. 

Contributions towards this project can be made to TFEC with a mention of “Commonwealth Monument Project” in the description. 

 

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Update on 3rd St Multimodal Project from The City of Harrisburg and Capital Region Water

HARRISBURG, PA (February 12, 2020) — The City of Harrisburg and Capital Region Water are completing the final phases of work associated with the Third Street Multimodal Project in Harrisburg and wish to thank residents, businesses, and visitors for their patience during construction.

Funding from Impact Harrisburg and PennDot allowed the City of Harrisburg and Capital Region Water to partner on a $6.5 million paving, pedestrian improvement, and stormwater management project on Third Street between Seneca and Chestnut Street. Since the fall of 2017, project construction has been led by the City of Harrisburg. Improvements include road resurfacing, installation of ADA compliant sidewalks, bike lanes, and pedestrian safety measures. Capital Region Water managed the design and development of 36 green stormwater infrastructure assets as part of the larger project. These green stormwater assets include stormwater planters, stormwater bumpouts, and trees that help intercept rainwater and provide additional benefits such as improved property value and mitigation of the urban heat island effect. Construction of these 36 facilities is now complete and Capital Region Water is assuming responsibility for the associated maintenance. Maintenance is slated to continue on a monthly basis, and Capital Region Water will revisit the frequency of maintenance as needed.

“Capital Region Water is committed to protecting public health and the environment by continually investing in our stormwater infrastructure,” said Capital Region Water CEO Charlotte Katzenmoyer. “While the assets along Third Street will be owned and maintained by Capital Region Water, we have also been approached by community organizations that have volunteered to assist with planting and day-to-day maintenance. In partnership with these groups, Capital Region Water is developing an Adopt-A-Bumpout Program.”

Green stormwater infrastructure allows Capital Region Water to manage stormwater runoff and prevent flows from entering the combined sewer system, thereby reducing combined sewer discharges. Green stormwater infrastructure is designed to mimic natural systems that provide for water infiltration and evapotranspiration. An estimated 2.4 million gallons of stormwater will be captured each year with this project, which would otherwise make its way into the combined sewer system. Capital Region Water is designing and constructing projects like this throughout the City as part of the City Beautiful H2O Program. City Beautiful H2O is Capital Region Water’s program to restore failing infrastructure, reduce combined sewer discharges, improve the health of our local waterways, and beautify our neighborhoods through community greening.

Customers with questions or concerns can contact Capital Region Water by phone at 888-510-0606 or by email at info@capitalregionwater.com

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COMMISSIONER CARTER WILL JOIN FAITH LEADERS IN COMMUNITY PRAYER SERVICE TUESDAY

HARRISBURG – Police Commissioner Thomas Carter will attend “An Interfaith Call to End Gun Violence in Harrisburg” community prayer service. Faith leaders from throughout the city will participate in the service and offer words of unity and support for the community.  

The event is being organized by the Mayor’s Interfaith Advisory Council, and will be held at Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church, 2447 Green St, on Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m.

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MAYOR PAPENFUSE JOINS THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB TO OFFER FOOD TO THOSE IN NEED ON MLK DAY

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Christmas Tree Disposal From Jan. 2-31

Public Works crews will begin picking up Christmas trees on Jan. 2.  Residents should place trees for disposal on the curb the night before their street cleaning days. Pickups will continue until Jan. 31 throughout the city. After Jan. 31, please place them with your trash for disposal. Trees are not permitted to be in bags, and must be bare without any lights/decorations.

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