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Request for Proposals - Clarifications

  1. Due date for proposals has been extended until May 17th, 2023.
  2. We are accepting proposals for the address of each property individually or together.

Community Garden

2023 Pottsville Community Garden Program

Sign up to participate in our 2023 Pottsville Community Garden Program! Located at the JFK Pool Complex, garden plots will be available from May to mid-October on a first come first served basis. A few accessible, raised-table garden beds will also be available. Garden rental is $25 for the 2023 season. Due to limited space, City residents will be given priority. You can register by sending an email request to, by calling (570) 628-4417, or request in person in Room 300 of City Hall, 401 North Centre Street, Pottsville. Gardeners will be asked to complete a brief application and sign Community Garden rules.


2023 Timeline

  • Early May: Gardens open
  • June 1st: Deadline for plots to be planted otherwise forfeited to waitlist
  • October 23: End of the growing season; Deadline for all material to be removed from plots

Other Information

  • Compost bins will be available in the garden area.
  • There are no bathrooms in the garden. The nearest portable bathrooms are located near the tennis courts that are adjacent to the gardens.
  • Water will be available on site for the gardens.
  • A bulletin board will be available for announcements, produce sharing, or gardening tips.
  • Gardeners will bring tools needed.
  • We would like to hold educational meetings and social events to grow our sense of community as well as plants. If anyone is interested in serving on a committee to plan and organize these activities, please indicate your interest on the application.
  • Garbage bins will be available in the garden area for trash.

"The Mile" is Back

Monday May 29th, 2023 - 1st heat 8:45AM

Calling all runners! The Memorial Day Mile committee invites runners of all ages and skill levels back to our "Mile Run."

Come to Pottsville for a chance to kick off Memorial Day right. This course offers runners the chance to run their BEST. MILE. EVER.

Starting at 18th and Market Street and ending at the historic Soldiers Monument in Garfield Square, this downhill course is as fast and fun as you can handle.

The first 100 runners are guaranteed a patriotic tee shirt.

Prizes will be awarded to men and women in a variety of age groups.

Awards will be given to the fastest overall male and female racer. $100 prizes will also be awarded to participants who beat the race record.


2023 Paving Project

Continuing from the Request of Proposals for the Garfield Square Redevelopment Project are two presentations regarding street paving in the City of Pottsville:

Request for Proposals

Garfield Square Redevelopment Project - 402-406 West Market Street, Pottsville Pennsylvania

Meeting Agenda Updates

All past and future meeting agendas for the City of Pottsville will be posted in the Calendar / Agenda page of the website.

Meetings will be posted 24 hours in advance of their scheduled dates.

City of Pottsville now Accepting 2023 Tax Payments Online

The City of Pottsville is now accepting 2023 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.

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 $72.05. 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 2023 that amount is $15.00. 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.

The Spirit of the Holidays Lighting Campaign

city of pottsville pa pennsylvania holiday christmas tree lights downtownFrom Mayor Dave Clews - The spirit of the Holidays are alive and well in Pottsville. Each year, the City puts up thousands of lights to brighten our holiday season. City decorations include the beautiful city Christmas tree in Garfield Square, the transformation of Yuengling Park into a winter wonderland, the new holiday greeting sign that welcomes people to the Western entrance to Pottsville and the shooting stars that provide cheer and spirit to our downtown.

Unfortunately, our downtown lights on are over 20 years old and need to be replaced. That is why I am asking for your help.

The City of Pottsville is excited to announce a community wide fundraising project to facilitate the purchase and maintenance of holiday lights in our City.

  • Our overall goal is $35,000 to replace those old tired lights.
  • The Pottsville Business Association has kicked off this campaign with a $10,000 donation.
  • Our remaining goal is $25,000

How can you help?

Please consider making a donation to help make this fund drive a success. We are confident that this project will add to the positive growth and revitalization that is taking place in our City. If you would like to help, contact the Mayor (570) 622-1234 or via email at

You may also use the form below:

Spirit of the Holiday Lighting - Sponsorship/Donation Form

Police Officer Applicant Testing Announcement (January 17, 2023)

The Pottsville Bureau of Police will be offering a virtual testing opportunity for police officer applicants on Saturday, March 25, 2023. 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

Please note: Applicants who are on the hiring eligibility list prior to March 25, 2023 will remain ranked according to their most recent written test score until two years from their previous test date if they choose not to retake the written test.

The cost of the testing is $40.00 and applications can obtained by email request to or by calling 570-622-1234 Ext. 315. Only applicants who have submitted the proper completed application and payment prior to March 17, 2023 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 - January 2023

Click on the link to view Mayor Dave Clews' new segment on the Sam Lesante show.

Request for Proposal - PADCO Upper Floor Development

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

ParkMobile ParkMobile Wallet

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

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 or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

ParkMobile Contact:

Jeff Perkins, CMO,

Pottsville, Pennsylvania Contact

John E. Levkulic, Interim Executive Director,
Pottsville Parking Authority

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