City Of Hazleton and Ten Surrounding Municipalities to Hold an Electronic Recycling Event for City of Hazleton and Greater Hazleton Region

Event to benefit City and Greater Hazleton residents and residents of surrounding region

Hazleton Mayor Joseph Yannuzzi announces with Municipal partners: Hazle, Black Creek, Butler, Foster, and Sugarloaf Townships and the Boroughs of West Hazleton, Beaver Meadows, Conyngham, Freeland, and McAdoo the hosting of “Free” Electronic Recycling Day on Saturday, May 2, 2015, for all area residents and businesses from 9:00 AM To 1:00 PM at Brenner Recycling located at 282 South Wyoming Street, Hazleton, PA. This event is the largest of its kind for the City of Hazleton and Greater Hazleton Region.

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CITY OF HAZLETON
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
JOSEPH YANNUZZI

April 3, 2015

City of Hazleton to Launch ‘Pothole Blitz’ on City Roadways Following Challenging Winter

The Public is Encouraged to Report Pothole Locations on City Roads

With numerous potholes appearing on City roadways following a longer and colder-than-average winter, Mayor Joseph Yannuzzi announces that on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, the City will launch an intensive pothole-repair effort on City-owned roadways.  The City effort will be consistent with PennDOT and FHWA efforts and practices.

With area asphalt plants expected to be open by April 6, the effort will begin on April 7 and target all potholes reported on City roadways. The public is encouraged to report pothole locations on City roads by calling: 570-454-2418 or emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with specific location details.  Reported potholes will be addressed as soon as possible.

City’s plans for the “Pothole Blitz” include:

•     Weather permitting, City crews will be tasked with pothole repair with the exception of other safety issues that require immediate attention.

•     City crews will lay “hot” mix and ”cold” mix asphalt.

•     Throughout the “Blitz”, City will use the appropriate equipment such as: the City owned mobile Dura-Patcher, “Hot Box”, vibrating roller, dump trucks and supporting equipment.

•     City is also encouraging all utility companies and private contractors working on City roadways to participate in the blitz and to fix the potholes within their limits of work.

To prioritize the repairs, the City will follow the standard practices of PennDOT and FHWA to address roadways based on traffic volume or safety impacts.

City crews have been repairing reported potholes throughout the winter.  Frost has remained in the ground much later than normal, delaying permanent and “hot” mix repairs. The dramatic temperature swings and available “suited” materials directly affect how long repairs last. The City uses a portion of each year’s “fixed amount” PennDOT State Liquid Fuels funds to repair and maintain the over 95 miles of City roadways.

With the City’s over one century old roadway network and a drastic freeze-thaw cycle, the potholes that naturally occur on the City’s roadways are exacerbated by colder weather. To learn about how potholes form and how the City and PennDOT address them, view PennDOT’s  "Pothole Patrol" video on PennDOT’s YouTube page.

 

downtown park planDownload the City of Hazleton Downtown Park Plan

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budget-11192014Download the City of Hazleton 2015 Proposed Budget.

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annual-action-plan-2015Download the 5 Year Plan and 2015 Action Plan for the City of Hazleton, Pennsylvania:

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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

SNOW BAN IN EFFECT

The City of Hazleton's SNOW BAN is in effect between October 15, 2014 and April 30, 2015. PARKING IS ONLY ALLOWED ON THE EVEN 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.

If you have any questions, please contact the Ticket Clerk, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:00 pm, at 570-459-4953 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DOWNLOAD THE CITY OF HAZLETON'S SNOW BAN ORDINANCE HERE

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 posted 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.

STREET SWEEPING SCHEDULE 4-13-15 to 4-23-15

Monday 4-13-15:        Diamond Ave from Vine St. to Thompson St.

Tuesday 4-14-15:       Diamond Ave from Vine St. to Broad St.

Wednesday 4-15-15:  Broad St. from Laurel St. to Club 40 Road (both sides)

Thursday 4-16-15:      Broad St. from Laurel St. to Diamond Ave. (both sides)

Friday 4-17-15:          Poplar St. from Buttonwood St. to Holly St.

Monday 4-20-15:        Cedar St. from Diamond Ave. to Buttonwood St.

                                    Pine St. from Buttonwood St. to Holly St.

Tuesday 4-21-15:       Wyoming St. from Diamond Ave. to Buttonwood St.

                                    Laurel St. from Buttonwood St. to Diamond Ave.

Wednesday 4-22-15:  Vine St. from Diamond Ave. to Beech St.

                                    Locust St. from Diamond Ave. to Mine St.

Thursday 4-23-15:      James St. from Diamond Ave. to Broad St.

                                    Lincoln St. from Diamond Ave. to Broad St.

                                    Hemlock St. from Diamond Ave. to Locust St.

                                    Oak St. from Locust St. to Hanover Ct.

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.

REGULAR STREET SWEEPING BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015. Please park according to the signs posted in your neighborhood.

 Should you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at 570-454-2418 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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