Harrisburg public works division hits $300K deadline
HARRISBURG – The city stands to get $150,000 for hitting the deadline.
The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority will present a check for $150,000 to Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse during a ceremony at 1 p.m. Thursday, said authority spokeswoman Kathryn Sandoe.
The money was meant to ensure the city’s public works division vacated its former home adjacent to the incinerator, which the Lancaster authority bought as part of Harrisburg’s debt fix, in a timely manner.
Harrisburg’s relocation by March 23 got the city $300,000 total – all of which was anticipated and included in the 2014 budget, according to the city’s Act 47 coordinator Fred Reddig.
Public works finished the move over the weekend to a former car dealership at 1812-20 Paxton St.
The city’s lease will cost $189,000 annually for the first two years. After that, the cost will be adjusted according to the Consumer Price Index change during that time and with CPI annually thereafter, according to the city’s agreement with site owner MEB Partners LP.
In leaving the incinerator site, the city loses access to the fueling station there. So does the Harrisburg School District.
The city will start using the state’s fleet card program.
A resolution approving enrollment in the program will be considered by City Council Tuesday.
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