“We owe so much to their selfless sacrifice,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “Today and every day, let us remember to say the simple but meaningful words, ‘Thank you for your service.’”
Mayor Eric Papenfuse will announce the completion of repairs to the Rebirth Fountain in Reservoir Park at a press conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at the fountain.
Repair of Rebirth Fountain was recently completed as a result of a years-long collaboration among civic groups and the City of Harrisburg. The fountain was installed in 1994 but had been dormant for years. It will resume normal operation in the spring of 2018.
“I would like to thank the Harrisburg Parks Foundation and the Special Projects Committee of the Greater Harrisburg Area, led by Mike Trephan, for their great work in restoring this beautiful feature of Reservoir Park,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “This is a clear example of what we can accomplish if we unite the public and private sectors in beautifying our city.”
The Harrisburg Parks Foundation and the Committee enlisted volunteers from the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 520 and the Electricians Union IBWE Local to inspect the condition of the fountain equipment and to make the necessary repairs.
“We want to thank the local unions for covering the expense of the repairs and installations,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “And we must also thank our hard-working Department of Public Works for its efforts to ensure the project went smoothly.”
For more information, please contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications for the City of Harrisburg, at [email protected] or at 717 255 3015.
Mayor Eric Papenfuse will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in the Atrium of the MLK Government Center, 10 N. Second St., to announce the 2017 Holiday Parade that will be held at noon Nov. 18 in Downtown Harrisburg. This year’s parade theme is “A Season of Giving”.
“We expect this year’s parade to be among our very best,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “People throughout the region see the Harrisburg Holiday Parade as one of the highlights of the season. We expect large crowds again this year to kick off the holiday festivities.”
Mayor Papenfuse extended his appreciation to “Visit Hershey Harrisburg,” for serving as Title Sponsor of the Harrisburg Holiday Parade.
“Without their support, we would not be able to put together this wonderful parade,” Mayor Papenfuse said.
The 2017 parade route is as follows:
• Market Street to Second Street
• Second Street to North Street
• North Street to Front Street
• Front Street to City Island
Road closures will begin at 7 a.m. Nov. 18 and end at approximately 3 p.m.
The Market Square garage will offer $10 all-day event parking for the parade. In addition to the discounted garage rate, parade attendees can utilize the ParkMobile App to get up to 4 hours of free street parking using the “LUVHBG” code.
Following the parade, people can join Santa for hot chocolate and cookies in Strawberry Square, followed by an awards ceremony. Trophies will be awarded to the top Step and Drill Team Units and cash prizes will be given to the top high school marching bands.
Special thanks to all of our sponsors, including PSECU, Downtown Improvement District, Mixed Up Productions, Belco Community Credit Union and Turkey Hill Minit Markets.
Harrisburg City Workers are trying to clean up after the overnight storm that left at least a dozen fallen trees and some residents without power.
Residents should call 3-1-1 or 717-255-3040 to report downed trees and other damage. PPL will need to remove trees near power lines and it is working to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses in our area. Damage assessment is continuing.
If you are behind on your monthly trash bills the clock is ticking to avoid paying a penalty. You have until January 1, 2018 to pay your outstanding balance and avoid a 1.5 percent penalty on what you owe.
Take action now and get your account paid-in-full. Don’t get caught having to pay more money than necessary. Questions? Get connected with Public Works Department by calling 717-255-3040 or simply by dialing 3-1-1 .
“We are pleased to be able to announce the completion of the process to purchase homes in the area of South 14th Street that are directly impacted by the sink holes,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “This process will continue through the end of the year when we expect to have completed the purchasing process for 52 properties.”
Thanks to support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the City will begin purchasing the homes on Tuesday, with at least 10 acts of sale slated to be completed this week.
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 [email protected].