budget proposal councilClick here to read the Council's amendments to the City of Hazleton 2017 Budget Proposal.






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Hazleton City Council is currently looking for 10th, 11th and/or 12th grade students in the Hazleton Area School District who would be interested in becoming a Junior Council Advisory Member. This position would afford sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to become acquainted with how the local government works, and to give the youth of our community the chance to provide input on issues currently facing the city government.

Under the Junior Council Advisory Member Program, students would need to serve one term to coincide with the 2017-2018 school year. Students must attend twice monthly, regularly-scheduled Council meetings held during the school year. The students will be able to participate in the business being conducted at the meetings, but they will not be able to vote or attend executive sessions. Additionally, students will need to observe all Council meeting rules, and dress appropriately.

Attached are handouts explaining the program. The deadline for applying for the position is Friday, September 22, 2017 at 3:30 pm. City Council will then review the applications and choose students to fill the positions.

For more information, please feel free to contact Eileen Matenkoski, City Clerk, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 570-459-4986, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Click here to read the Junior Council Guidelines

Click view the Junior Council Program Handout

Click here for the Junior Council Application

downtown park planDownload the City of Hazleton Downtown Park Plan

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cover-cranberry-walnutYou Can Own a Home!

pdfCranberry Walnut Street Neighborhood Information Packet (3-page PDF)567.55 KB

Cranberry Walnut Street Neighborhood

Totally rehabilitated homes available for sale!

  • Financing available through local banks
  • Down payment and closing cost assistance available
  • Affordable pricing
  • Close to downtown stores, restaurant, hospital and playground

Learn more from the information packet download above.

The Hazleton City Police Departments requires all towing companies to complete the following paperwork to be on the list of city towing responders.

pdfPolice Department Towing Service Procedure Application104.47 KB

pdfPolice Department Towing Service Requirements54.43 KB

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Please be advised City Hall will be CLOSED in observance of the following holidays:

January 2, 2017  New Year’s Day (Observed)
January 16, 2017  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 20, 2017  President’s Day
April 14, 2017  Good Friday
April 17, 2017  Easter Monday
May 16, 2017  Pennsylvania Primary Election
May 29, 2017  Memorial Day
June 14, 2017  Flag Day
July 4, 2017  Independence Day
September 4, 2017  Labor Day
October 9, 2017  Columbus Day
November 7, 2017  Election Day
November 10, 2017  Veterans Day (Observed)
November 23, 2017  Thanksgiving Day
November 24, 2017  Day after Thanksgiving
December 25, 2017  Christmas Day
December 26, 2017  Day after Christmas

The Downtown Hazleton Overlay District

downtown-hazleton-overlay-district-illustrated-guidelines.jpgHistorically, Downtown Hazleton was a compact commercial district with bustling shops, restaurants, and a variety of other business establishments that served the surrounding region. Many of the downtown’s buildings, which were built in early 20th-century, were designed for retail use to appeal to shoppers who walked the city’s streets, including inviting entrances, window displays, and signage that drew pedestrians off the city’s street and into the building interiors.

Due to changing economic conditions, many of the core downtown’s buildings no longer serve their intended retail purpose and have been vacated or adapted for office space or other institutional uses that no longer need to be as inviting to the pedestrian, particularly along Broad Street. Others suffer from years of deferred maintenance, while others have been demolished. This has left the commercial core with many empty buildings in need of adaptive reuse and renovation, and vacant lots that deter pedestrian activity within the downtown and discourage investment. A lack of standards and guidelines has also resulted in lack of a unified streetscape, with many types of awnings, signs, and materials applied to building facades.

Read more: Downtown Overlay District Review

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