mayor-joe-yannuzzi.jpgDear residents and visitors,

Welcome to the City of Hazleton’s website. I trust that you will find our site helpful as you learn more about our city’s services and Hazleton itself.

The goal of this site, which was funded several years ago through grants awarded to the city’s Office of Economic and Community Development, is to provide information about Hazleton and northeastern Pennsylvania. By browsing this site, you’ll find out just some of the reasons why Hazleton is special.

Built upon a foundation of coal mining and evolving to meet the diverse needs of today’s residents and businesses, Hazleton is part of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Hazleton can claim an excellent location near the crossroads of Interstates 80 and 81 and easy access to other major transportation routes, in addition to a workforce that is consistently highly rated. These factors give us a unique advantage in economic development. If you are considering locating your business in Greater Hazleton, please review the Economic Development section of this site to learn more.

Read more: Letter from the Mayor

green-plugAnything with a Plug™

May 3, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Brenner Recycling
282-310 S. Wyoming St.
Hazleton, PA 18201

pdfDownload Flyer: City of Hazleton Recycling Day 2014787.99 KB

The City of Hazleton is proud to offer City residents and surrounding Greater Hazleton residents the opportunity to responsibly recycle obsolete electronics on Saturday,
May 3, 2014.

  • This service is available to all residents and small business with fewer than 50 employees.
  • Electronics will be recycled by eForce Compliance, Philadelphia's first Certified Responsible Recycler.
  • We will accept all electronic and computer devices with a plug, NO SMOKE DETECTORS, LIGHT BULBS or BATTERIES will be accepted.

Other Items Accepted:
Appliances
Metal
Car Batteries
Bundled Cardboard
and Newspaper
Ballasts (non PCB)

  • All Data Media will be destroyed or wiped!
  • $20 fee to accept TVs
  • CRT monitors may be taken to Staples at no charge - 20 Diana Lane, West Hazleton

TRAFFIC TECHNICIAN

The City of Hazleton is currently accepting applications for the position of Traffic Technician in its Department of Public Works. This is a full-time position. A detailed description can be downloaded here: Traffic Technician Job Description.

You may pick up an application in the Department of Administration of City Hall, or you may download it here: Employment Application. Please return completed applications by mail or in person to:

City of Hazleton
Department of Administration
40 North Church Street, 2nd Floor
Hazleton, PA 18201
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:00 pm

The City of Hazleton is an equal opportunity employer.

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POLICE OFFICER

NOTICE
Qualified persons are invited to apply to the Hazleton Police Civil Service Commission
to take competitive examinations leading to eligibility for appointment as:
POLICE OFFICER HAZLETON POLICE DEPARTMENT

An application form and details of the selection process may be obtained by clicking here or at the Office of Administration, Second Floor, City Hall, 40 North Church Street, Hazleton, Pennsylvania, 18201, beginning Monday, April 21, 2014 thru Friday, May 15, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

pdfDownload Application Here - Police Officer Hazleton Police Department352.54 KB

REQUIREMENTS – U.S Citizen, High School Diploma or equivalency Certificate, possess a valid PA Motor Vehicle Operators License, must be at least 21 years of age, prior to application deadline date, and in good medical condition. Must reside within a 10 mile radius of the City of Hazleton after appointment. Must meet all Civil Service requirements. Completed applications must be filed at the Office of Administration by 4:00 PM May 15, 2014. Examination process will begin May 24, 2014.

BENEFITS – Starting salary approximately $40,352.63 with annual increases amounting to approximately $60,000.00 over a 3-year period, 20 year retirement plan, medical and hospitalization insurance, dental and vision plan and sound fringe benefit package.

Completed Applications must be filed at:
The Office of Administration
Second Floor, City Hall
40 North Church Street
Hazleton, PA 18201
By 4:00 PM, May 15, 2014
Police Civil Service Commission

The City of Hazleton has named an investment consulting services firm in response to this RFP.

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Alan E. Whitaker
Sr. Financial Advisor
The Whitaker Investment Group
Wells Fargo Advisors
8 West Broad Street, Suite 624
Hazleton, PA 18201

pdfWells Fargo Advisors, LLC – RFP Response1 MB

pdfAct 44 Disclosure Form525.25 KB

The 2014 budget for the City of Hazleton as passed 02-11-2014 may be downloaded using the link below:

pdf2014 City of Hazleton budget - passed on 02-11-20141.1 MB

SNOW BAN IN EFFECT

The City of Hazleton's SNOW BAN is in effect between October 15, 2013 and April 30, 2014. PARKING IS ONLY ALLOWED ON THE ODD SIDE OF THE STREET COMMENCING WHEN THE SNOWFALL BEGINS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER THE SNOWFALL HAS PASSED. The following are the only exceptions:

 

  1. Vsnowine Street (from Broad Street to Diamond Avenue) - Parking shall be allowed on the WEST (EVEN) side of the street only.
  2. Columbus Court (from Morris Lane to Cleveland Street) - Parking shall be allowed on the NORTH (ODD) side of the street only.
  3. Laurel Street (from Broad Street to Diamond Avenue) - Parking shall be allowed on the EAST (ODD) side of the street only.
  4. East Mine Street (from Hazle Street to Mill Street) - Parking shall be allowed on the SOUTH (EVEN) side of the street only.
  5. 5th Street (from Wyoming Street to Laure Street) - Parking shall be allowed on the SOUTH (EVEN) side of the street only.
  6. 5th Street (from James Street to Peace Street) - Parking shall be allowed on the SOUTH (EVEN) side of the street only.
  7. 9th Street (from Laurel Street to Thompson Street) - IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL TO PARK ON EITHER SIDE OF THE STREET.
  8. 11th Street (from Alter Street to Locust Street ) - Parking shall be allowed on the SOUTH (EVEN) side of the street only.

Any person in violation of the snow ban will receive a fine of $75.00 if paid within 10 calendar days from the issue date. The fine is increased to $100.00 if paid after 10 calendar days, plus the costs of penalties, prosecution, towing and storage of the vehicle.

annual-action-plan-2014Download the 2014 Action Plan for the City of Hazleton, Pennsylvania:

pdfHazleton 2014 Annual Action Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  THE NEW GENERAL/MAIN PHONE NUMBER FOR CITY HALL IS (570) 459-4960.

Street sweeping season is now in effect until the end of October, weather permitting. Signs will be posted (EMERGENCY-NO PARKING) and residents are asked to park accordingly. Street sweeping will begin at 7:00 am. Streets to be swept on Monday will be on the previous Friday. THE CITY IS ASKING ALL RESIDENTS TO PLEASE SWEEP THE DEBRIS OFF OF THEIR SIDEWALKS INTO THE STREETS. If you did not have an opportunity to sweep off your sidewalks prior to your street being cleaned, please call the Department of Public Works at 570-454-2418. THOSE IN VIOLATION WILL BE FINED AND VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ORDINANCE 2009-24. To view Ordinance 2009-24, click on the following link: http://www.hazletoncity.org/City-Ordinances/parking-ordinance.html.

The current street sweeping schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014:
Samuels Avenue (Oliver Court to Franklin Street)
Muir Avenue (Samuels Avenue to Oliver Court)
Carleton Avenue (Luzerne Street to Oliver Court)
Berner Avenue (East Street to Oliver Court)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014:
Thirwell Avenue (East Street to Oliver Court)
Kiefer Avenue (East Street to Oliver Court)
Dietrick Avenue (Poplar Street to East Street)

Thursday, April 24, 2014:
East Street (Broad Street to Walnut Street)
Mill Street (Broad Street to Chapel Street)
Hazle Street (Broad Street to Hawthorne Street)
Cedar Street (Broad Street to Buttonwood Street)

Street sweeping will be done on these scheduled days WEATHER PERMITTING. If the weather does not permit it, it will be done the following workday.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at 570-459-4916.

654-n-locustYou Can Own This Home!

pdf654 N. Locust Street, Hazleton, Home Information Packet (2-page PDF)593.94 KB

654 N. Locust Street

Totally rehabilitated home available for sale!

  • Financing available through local banks
  • Down payment and closing cost assistance available
  • Affordable pricing

Learn more from the information packet download above.

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