Entries by Christopher Millette

Public meeting to be held on Downtown Streetscape Master Plan

The City of Erie invites the public to a meeting on the Downtown Streetscape Master Plan, which includes multiple phases of upgrades from Second to Twelfth streets.

The first phase of the project will cover areas from South Park Row to Twelfth Street. It is expected to be completed by early 2024. The project proposes:

New …

Agenda for the City Council meeting of Wednesday, March 15

AT 7:30 P.M.

A.        Roll Call

B.        Silent Meditation

C.        Approval of Minutes/Bills  


            Repository Sales:

D. Public comments


Council File No. 16,336                                  Pending Official File Ordinance No. 11-2023

An ordinance appropriating the sum of $507,264.00 from unappropriated and unanticipated revenue for the expenditure thereof (contribution is from ARP Revenue Reimbursement to …

City compost collection begins Sunday, March 12

Sunday night, March 12, begins compost collection season for the City of Erie. Compost materials will be accepted through Dec. 7.

On the City’s regular trash pickup schedule, refuse crews will collect compost materials in open hard containers (50 lb. limit) or in compostable brown paper lawn or leaf bags. Acceptable compost material includes:



Garden clippings

Hedge …

New Stormwater Management Fee bills now in the mail

City Treasurer Casimir J. Kwitowski and the Department of Public Works would like to remind City property owners that the 2023 Stormwater Management Fee bills are in the mail. The fees are assessed on all City properties, regardless of taxable status. If anyone does not receive their Stormwater Management Fee bill by the end …

Erie City Council votes for historic designation for the Mayer Block

Erie City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to amend the Erie Zoning Ordinance to designate the Mayer Block, 1501-1509 State Street, as Erie’s first historic landmark.

This new designation provides certain design review protections and potential grant funding opportunities that will help ensure that this important resource retains its historic character and continues to be …

Four new Erie firefighters sworn in, five promoted

The City of Erie recognized nine Erie Fire Department firefighters on Feb. 23, 2023. From left are: Lt. Alfonce Bucheral, Chief Fire Inspector Donald Sauer, Lt. Richard Reislund, Lt. Joseph Vickey, Fire Chief Joe Walko, Erie Mayor Joe Schember, Firefighter Ryan Hilliard, Firefighter Joseph Maxumczyk, Firefighter Terrance Sedney, Firefighter Gregory Tenney. Not pictured is …

Historic Building Improvement Grant application process open

This is a Sept. 6, 2013 contributed photo of the Boston Store, 716 State St. in downtown Erie.

Erie homeowners and business owners can now improve and preserve their historic properties with the help of the Historic Building Improvement Grant.

This reimbursement grant program is administered by the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Erie in …

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