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Police Officer Application Testing Announcement (July 9, 2022)

The Pottsville Bureau of Police will be offering a virtual testing opportunity for police officer applicants on Saturday, July 9, 2022. The test will be completed online by eligible applicants at any time on the day of the testing. Please be advised that any applicant who reaches the background investigation part of the hiring process will be required to participate in a polygraph test during which the applicant will need to affirm that the written test was completed by the applicant without the assistance of other persons and/or outside resources.

Applicants who pass this written test will have their score recorded on the City of Pottsville Civil Service hiring eligibility list for up to two years from the test date. Applicants may retake the test at any future offered time with their highest test score always being used for ranking and eligibility purposes. A POST study guide is available for applicant purchase at www.applytoserve.com/study.

The cost of the testing is $40.00 and applications can obtained by email request to policerecords@city.pottsville.pa.us or by calling 570-622-1234 Ext. 315. Only applicants who have submitted the proper completed application and payment prior to July 2, 2022 will be eligible to participate.

Completed applications can be mailed with the required fee or electronically submitted with payment sent separately. Checks and Money Orders should be made out to "City of Pottsville".

Applicants who achieve a passing score of 75% or higher on the written examination shall be eligible to proceed with additional steps in the hiring process. These steps will include physical fitness testing as per current MPOETC guidelines, an oral interview, an extensive background investigation, and medical and psychological examinations.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be not less than twenty-one (21) years of age at time of testing; Must possess a minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent; Must possess a valid PA Operator's License with no restrictions; Must have an absence of any past Felony or Misdemeanor convictions.

The City of Pottsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans Preference as per Federal Civil Service guidelines is utilized. PA Act 120 certification may strengthen an applicant's hiring opportunity but is not required for the testing.


Mayor's Report - May 2022

Click on the link above to view the third segment of the Sam Lesante show, featuring Mayor Dave Clews.


Are you interested in learning more about community gardening?

If the answer is yes, you are welcome to attend a meeting:

When: March 29, 2022, 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Where: City Hall in Pottsville, 401 North Centre Street, Council Chambers
Why: To discuss how a community gardening program might work in Pottsville

Topics of Discussion:

  • What is community gardening?
  • What is the level of interest?
  • Potential locations
  • How does community gardening work?

Mayor Clews on the Sam Lesante Show

Show 1: https://ssptv.com/pottsville-mayor-dave-clews/

Show 2: https://ssptv.com/pottsville-mayor-dave-clews-update-2/


City of Pottsville now Accepting 2022 Tax Payments Online

The City of Pottsville is now accepting 2022 tax payments online. There is as service fee required by GovPayNet/AllPaid, the payment processing company. The link below will take you to the payment screen. https://www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/cyg/plc/a002ge

Please fill in all the information, and under the Parcel # or bill number you can enter the bill number, which is located on the Real Estate and Per Capita Tax bills. Please make sure the bill number or parcel id is correct so payment is applied correctly. If you are paying the Per Capita tax, the amount is $70.61. If you are applying for the exemption which includes, retirees, homemakers, disabled, or anyone whose earning are less then $5,000.00 for the year 2022 that amount is $14.70. If you are applying for the exemption you still must submit an exemption form. If you are paying Real Estate please pay the amount that is due under Mar-Apr. If any payment is entered incorrectly, your payment will be rejected. If you have any questions please contact us at 570-628-2044.


Small Business COVID Relief Program

Applications & Information

What is it?

The City of Pottsville has applied for and received an allocation of funds authorized by the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in 2020 ("CDBG-CV") to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. The City will collaborate with the Pottsville Area Development Corporation (PADCO) our local economic development organization to implement assistance activities. We anticipate approximately ten (10) grants. Maximum grant amount will be $15,000. Minimum Grant amount is $500.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

  1. Be in business for at least one (1) year
  2. Employ no more than 20 employees
  3. Be located in the corporate limits of the city
  4. Successfully complete the application, meet all underwriting requirements and comply with job retention requirements

What Activities are Eligible?

  • Machinery, furniture, fixtures, and equipment used for business purposes
  • Cost(s) businesses expend on the implementation of COVID safety measures
  • Working Capital including;
    • Payroll
    • Rent/Mortgage
    • Utilities such as oil, gas, electric, water/sewer, internet, phone
    • Supplies needed for day-to-day operations up to 90 days
    • Insurance, accounting, legal services
    • Advertising
  • Inventory

What is the timeline for Assistance?

*COVID assistance may be eligible retroactively for expenses and costs from April 1, 2020 to the present.

Where can I get Applications?

Applications are on the City of Pottsville Website www.city.pottsville.pa.us or the PADCO website www.downtownpottsville.com.

When can I apply?

Application period opens on April 1st, 2021. Completed applications should be submitted via email to info@pad-co.com (preferred) or physical copies may be submitted to the PADCO office located at 1 S. 2nd Street, Pottsville - 2nd Floor.


Progress Avenue Restoration Project

(July 23, 2020) - The City of Pottsville is pleased to announce that all Federal and State funding is now in place to begin the repairs to the Progress Avenue culvert damaged by unprecedented flooding in August 2018. City officials and administration are working closely with project Engineers to secure the required state permits and property easements that must be executed with adjoining property owners. Concurrently, Alfred E. Benesch & Company, City Engineer, is completing the details of the bid package.

The joint cooperation of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and PEMA (Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency) has made it possible for the City to advertise and solicit bids for the project in August 2020. Ideally, the bid contract will be awarded in September, provided all necessary safety measures are in place prior to and during the construction phase.

Please visit the City Projects page in the City of Pottsville's website for updates on construction and anticipated timeline for completion.


COVID-19 Reports (March 26, 2020)


Pottsville Brings Residents and Visitors Smarter Parking Options with the ParkMobile App

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Pottsville, Pennsylvania - 4 October 2019 - ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States, has partnered with the City of Pottsville to enable drivers to pay for parking from their mobile device. The ParkMobile app is now available at approximately 800 spaces around the city.

New stickers and signage will provide information to drivers on how to pay for parking using the app. ParkMobile is available for free for both iPhone and Android devices, and users can additionally register on parkmobile.io.

After setting up their account, customers can immediately begin using the system with their registered mobile device. Users simply enter the zone number posted on nearby signage, choose the duration of time they'd like to park, and hit the "Start Parking" button to begin their session. The ParkMobile app gives users the ability to pay for parking on-the-go by allowing them to remotely view and update or add time to their parking session - right from their mobile device.

Pottsville has the unique power of having only one zone number. With this structure, Pottsville allows users to pay for all-day parking only once, while still being able to move around the city freely. This will now include areas along Centre Street and Garfield Square.

Historically, Pottsville has allowed for free parking after 5PM on weeknights and all weekends and holidays. The Pottsville Parking Authority is pleased to announce that this courtesy will be continued.

ParkMobile has a growing audience in the Northeast with parking available in major cities like New York City, Boston, and Baltimore. The app is also widely available throughout other Pennsylvania markets, such as Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

"We're thrilled to expand our network to Pottsville," says Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. "We want to provide every driver across the Northeast with a smarter parking experience that allows them to easily process their transactions using the ParkMobile app."

ParkMobile is the most widely used mobile parking solution in the country with more than 16 million people using the app over 60 million times per year across over 400 cities. ParkMobile is excited to make a difference leveraging its large network of users as it expands into Pottsville.

About ParkMobile

ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, helping millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile device. The company's technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 7 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect "Smart 50," and the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2019 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Travel App. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

ParkMobile Contact:

Jeff Perkins, CMO, jeff.perkins@parkmobile.io

Pottsville, Pennsylvania Contact

John E. Levkulic, Interim Executive Director,
Pottsville Parking Authority
www.PottsvilleParking.com
jel@levkulicgroup.com


Preventing Water Pollution in Pottsville
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