HARRISBURG – The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire will be holding two open houses during National Fire Prevention Week – October 6th – 12th. The open houses will include presentations on fire prevention and safety, and training on how to report emergencies. There will be fun activities for kids, snacks, opportunities to sit in a fire truck, and even turning on the fire hose (weather permitting)!
Open House Times and Locations:
140 N 16th Street
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
1820 N 6th Street
Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
HARRISBURG- The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire will host its Annual Fire Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony is held every year to pay tribute to firefighters and citizens who have performed heroic acts or have gone above the call of duty. Mayor Papenfuse will administer the oath of office to newly promoted fire officers.
Commendations include recognitions for heroism, CPR saves, years of service, retirements, and PA Task Force 1 deployments.
WHAT: Awards and Swearing-In Ceremony
WHEN: Monday, October 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, 1820 N. 4th Street in Harrisburg
HARRISBURG – The City of Harrisburg received public input on the 2nd Street Two-Way Conversion Project concepts presented at the July 18 meeting. The public feedback greatly favored Concept 1, and so the City is ready to move forward with next steps towards its implementation.
The City received 81 completed feedback forms from the public. Public responses were helpful not just in the concept selection, but also within the design elements.
The following are some statistics from the received feedback:
* 87% of respondents supported the two-way conversion of 2nd St.
* 65% of respondents favored Concept 1.
The next steps involve design completion and preparations for bid solicitations. More information about the meetings and concept designs can be found at visionzerohbg.com
City of Harrisburg Public Works crews have begun collecting leaves in Harrisburg, and will continue through December 1, following the street cleaning schedule. Capital Region Water is in close coordination with the Department of Public Works to continue street sweeping during leaf collection.
Reminders for Residents:
Put leaves in brown paper bags at the curb the night before street sweeping. You can buy the bags at most hardware and home improvement stores. Plastic bags are not accepted at the composting site.
If you are unable to bag your leaves, you can pile them into the street the night before street sweeping. Please be sure not to block drains. Blocked storm drains can cause puddles or flooding when it rains.
Please follow the posted street cleaning schedule even if your collection day is a holiday. There will be no leaf collection on holidays.
For questions on leaf collections, please call the City at 311. For street sweeping questions, contact Capital Region Water at 888-510-0606.
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.
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:
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)
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:
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:
For Harris Street the stop signs on 3rd St. are being replaced with the following:
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/ .
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 email@example.com