2018 Act 47 Plan Community Services November 07, 2018 14:56 Updated Follow Act 47 Plan.pdf 4 MB Download Related articles 2011 ACT 47 Plan 2019 Approved Budget The Definitive Guide To Recycling In Harrisburg Summer Enrichment Program Registration Local Services Tax FAQs Comments 19 comments Sort by Date Votes Community Services July 20, 2018 15:32 Steven Mack Public Work Sanitation Department I am a resident of the City of Harrisburg and have been my entire life! I also am employed by the City of Harrisburg. I take great pride in the contribution that I personally give, keeping my community clean and safe. A privatized company could care less about our City. Sincerly, Steven Mack 0 Permalink Community Services July 20, 2018 15:38 City Sanitation Dept brings in alot of revenue for the City. What happens when we no longer have that revenue. I am a City resident for over 20 years and a City employee. Julio Cedeno 0 Permalink Community Services July 20, 2018 15:47 We need to support from the community and the legislature to pass the House Bill 2257. The Commonwealth has assisted Scranton, PA with a similiar debt situation as the City of Harrisburg and it is my opinion that if the City of Harrisburg is not treated the same it is a form of discrimination. Our Sanitation Dept is needed to serve the citizens and it is the only source of income for the City. Randy Powell Parks & Rec, City of Harrisburg 0 Permalink Community Services July 20, 2018 16:54 I work in Parks & Rec for the City of Harrisburg. Family is very important to me. When I started to work for the City of Harrisburg I finally found a family environment. For this to be taken away from us is like having family taken away from us. I have worked with the guys in Sanitation and it was evident that they care about the residents and the quality of work they do. I do not think another Company would have the dedication to the residents that Sanitation employees do. James E West 0 Permalink Community Services July 20, 2018 15:50 To privatize Sanitation would be like selling your soul to the devil. No way people from out of town will care or communicate with the passion that the Sanitation people do with the residents of Harrisburg on a daily basis. John Culp 0 Permalink Community Services July 20, 2018 16:00 I enjoy my job and being able to do a small part in keeping the City clean. I do not believe that another company could provide the services that the City of Harrisburg, Dept of Sanitation provides. Tierell A Johnson 0 Permalink Community Services July 20, 2018 13:04 Daryl Washington I grew up in Harrisburg I also have been a City employee for almost 29 years. So trust me when I say that No Private Trash Haulers will come in here and do or deal with the volume of trash that we do and have done on a daily basis! We go out of our way to remedy problems here in the City on a daily basis that are repetitive issues in our neighborhoods and no private company would do the things that we do with out monetary consequences! (NONE) 0 Permalink Community Services July 20, 2018 13:39 Marvin Moore I'm a resident here in the City and I also work for the City of Harrisburg. If someone else were to take over the Sanitation Department it would not be good for the City. I support the Mayor in bill 2257. Employees have a great relationship with the community our commitment to them is above and beyond any Commercial outfit that could care less if they can't go down an alley where a senior citizen is disabled and is not capable of setting the cans out. We care! Our City residence just cant afford this! Sincerely, Marvin Moore 0 Permalink Community Services July 20, 2018 12:14 Ed Taylor Public Works Department Public Works services the community better than any other company's would. We go above and beyond! 0 Permalink Community Services July 20, 2018 20:28 Outsourcing the Sanitation Dept will not work. An outside company will not do what City Sanitation does. The Sanitation employees go above and beyond. The majority of the Sanitation employees live in the City and have a good rapport with the residents. With private haulers if you a past due trash bill, your trash will not be picked up. Charles Appleberry 0 Permalink Community Services July 20, 2018 14:26 To whom it may concern: We should not privatize Sanitation because the team that is in this department today have a passion for the City for it's Residence and the communities them selves. We exceed the normal expectations of what any privatized Company claims they would do. Overall you will set this City back 20 years or more if you privatize. Sincerely, Dave West 0 Permalink Community Services July 23, 2018 14:14 Sanitation is good for bringing neighboring communities together to help keep the environment eco-friendly. It is also an opportunity for the community members, of all ages, to see people within their community working and taking pride in keeping the City clean. Bringing in an outside source might take on the responsibility as a job opposed to Sanitation employees who will take it on as a commitment which could result in fewer people taking of and working as a full-fledged team effort. Kevin Jackson 0 Permalink Community Services July 20, 2018 12:31 Parks & Recreation Department Mark Horetsky Please keep our Sanitation Department it is financially supportive needed income for the City of Harrisburg. I don't think an outside company could give our community the job performance that our employees of the Sanitation department already do! I support bill 2257. Sincerly, Mark Horetsky 0 Permalink Community Services July 20, 2018 16:38 I do not believe any private company coming into the City would care about our City the way the Sanitation employees do. The majority of the Sanitation workers live in the City and because of that we have a relationship with many of the residents of our City. Steven Welsh 0 Permalink Community Services July 20, 2018 14:03 As a gentleman that came from Private Haulers of 25 years! We converted all of the City"s Commercial trash to the City! This created revenue and in 3 years we have had over 450 Commercial customers and cardboard revenue that the City never had before. We do this with (2) trucks instead of (6) trucks! Why would we even consider turning it back over to Private Haulers. Sincerly Bob Howard 0 Permalink Community Services July 20, 2018 16:43 I am a City resident and work for the Dept of Public Works. I need to keep my job to be able to support my family. Privatization of Public Works would be devastating for our families. We take pride in our jobs and want to continue with our work. Elmer Garcia 0 Permalink Community Services July 20, 2018 15:36 Daniel Marcucci Sanitation Department I would like to state I have worked for the City of Harrisburg for about 12 years. I would not like to see the Sanitation Department Privatized! We value our Jobs and most importantly we care about our City. I support the Mayor on bill 2257. 0 Permalink Community Services July 23, 2018 19:05 Tim Doutrich I was very involved during the initial Act 47 Plan, I attended more City Council meetings than some people who were on City Council at that time. I have worked for and been involved with many departments of the City of Harrisburg. I have a long family history, dating back to the 1900's of the City of Harrisburg. I am a graduate of Harrisburg School system. I also am planning to retire from the City within this year. There is no doubt in my mind that the services to the City would be severely compromised if we did not provide all of our services in house. It may look wonderful in terms of numbers to have outside entities provide the service that we provide. But, without a doubt unquestionably our services would be severely compromised and we would enter into a downward spiral. We would lose our total involvement in the City, home-ownership, businesses, traffic of people, etc. Our population today is less than it was 40 years ago. Let someone take over our services and the consequences could possibly be terminal for the City. We would be entering into the Twilight Zone. Please do not just look at the numbers but look at what truly is in the best interest of the City of Harrisburg and its people. Sincerely, Timothy H M Doutrich 0 Permalink Community Services July 20, 2018 15:27 Troy Chester As a local resident in the City of Harrisburg I would like to say the Public Works Department provides excellent service all year long! As an employee during the winter season we are on call 24/7 for snow removal. I'm 30 years old and a proud graduate of John Harris Campus. I am active in my community coaching youth baseball i'm proud to be a citizen of Harrisburg the Capital of Pennsylvania. Having said this I support Bill 2257. Sincerly, Troy Chester 0 Permalink Please sign in to leave a comment.