HARRISBURG BUREAU OF FIRE TO HOLD OPEN HOUSES DURING NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK OCTOBER 6th-12th

HARRISBURG BUREAU OF FIRE TO HOLD AWARDS AND SWEARING-IN CEREMONY MONDAY

CITY OF HARRISBURG ANNOUNCES AN UPDATE ON 2ND STREET TWO-WAY CONVERSION PROJECT

Leaf Collection Begins in Harrisburg

CITY OF HARRISBURG ANNOUNCES UPDATE ON REQUEST FOR LETTER OF INTEREST

HARRISBURG – The City of Harrisburg has received a total of six responses to the Request for Letter of Interest [RF-LOI# 2019-01 Water and Wastewater System Acquisition].  Four of the respondents  Aqua PA, PA American Water, Suez, and Veolia Water North America – have been selected for interviews based upon their experience operating comparable systems. Interviews are scheduled to begin on September 25th and conclude on October 8th.

TRICK-OR-TREAT DATE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE CITY OF HARRISBURG

HARRISBURG – The City of Harrisburg is pleased to announce that Trick-or-Treat Night will be on Thursday, October 31st from 6-8 p.m. 


Also, a fun Pre-Trick or Treat Night will occur on Wednesday, October 30. Details are below:

Trick or Treat Event

What:  Join Harrisburg City Council for the Fourth Annual Pre-Trick or Treat Night Bash! 

When: October 30, 5-7 p.m. 

Where: Harrisburg Fire Station #1 (1820 N. 6th St)  and Harrisburg Fire Station #8 (9 S. 13th St)

Mayor Papenfuse Announces Compromise Plan for 3rd Street Traffic Signage Changes

HARRISBURG –  At Tuesday’s Harrisburg City Council Legislative Session, Mayor Papenfuse addressed the concerns raised by the public at the August 20th City Council Meeting surrounding the traffic signage plans along N. 3rd St. He presented a compromise plan of action regarding the stop signs at 3rd/Emerald, 3rd/Kelker, 3rd/Boyd, and 3rd/Harris.

The City plans to remove the stop signs at the intersections of 3rd/Harris and 3rd/Boyd on Monday, October 7th and replace them with calming measures. The stop signs at 3rd/Emerald and 3rd/Kelker will remain.

After the anticipated completion of the Third Street Multimodal Project in 2020, the traffic control map will come to City Council for approval as an ordinance. City Council will make the final decision on the long-term status of the stop signs at that time.

Below are diagrams that illustrate this announcement as it relates to the stop signs at Boyd Alley and Harris St:

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Stop signs at Boyd Alley and Harris St. will be removed as part of the Third St. Project.

For Boyd Alley at HACC, the stop signs and stop bars are being replaced with the following:

  1. Raised intersection with Stamped Concrete.
  2. Proper signage

  1. Thermoplastic Yield Lines.

  1. Speed table markings.

For Harris Street the stop signs on 3rd St. are being replaced with the following:

  1. Curb Extensions at each quadrant.

  1. High visibility crosswalks
  2. Pedestrian Crossing Yield on Banana Base

 

 

 

CITY OF HARRISBURG TO HOLD MANDATORY WORKSHOP FOR ORGANIZATIONS INTERESTED IN BEING CDBG GRANT SUB-RECIPIENTS

HARRISBURG –  The City of Harrisburg is accepting proposals for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for activities related to public service, emergency solutions, and public facilities and improvements for fiscal year 2019.  This mandatory workshop is being held for interested applicants who wish to submit a request for proposal (RFP). Organizations eligible for the grant are those that operate within the City of Harrisburg. 

What: Mandatory workshop to discuss the process for applying for the 2019 grant funds

Where: Public Works Facility, 1820 Paxton Street Harrisburg, PA 17104

When: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Who: City representatives will be discussing the grant with interested organizations

More information and links to the applications can be found on the City website at http://harrisburgpa.gov/notices/cdbg-applications-are-now-available/ .

MAYOR PAPENFUSE WILL CUT RIBBON TO MARK THE COMPLETION OF THE RIVERWALK PROJECT

 HARRISBURG –  Mayor Eric Papenfuse will lead ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the newly renovated lower Riverwalk. 

What: The Riverwalk project, which replaced and repaired portions of the walkway along the Susquehanna River between Shipoke and Maclay Street, is now complete and ready for pedestrians and bicyclists to enjoy. In addition to the cutting of the ribbon, an “inaugural bike ride” will also occur as part of this event. 

Where: Lower Riverwalk, at the end of the ramp near the Walnut St Pedestrian Bridge

When: Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 9 a.m.

Who: Harrisburg Mayor Papenfuse, Harrisburg City Engineer, representatives from the Capital Area Greenbelt Association, and other project stakeholders

For more information, contact Momin Bhatti, Communications Manager, City of Harrisburg, at 717-255-6535 or at mbhatti@harrisburgpa.gov