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City of Erie Police Department Swears in Five New Officers

Erie, PA – Five new police officers were sworn into the Erie Police Department today in City Council chambers at Erie City Hall.

The new officers are:

Ryan Vantassel, age 33

Erich Semelka, age 34

Denis Kokhanevich, age 24

James Williams, age 32

Jessica Dahlstrand, age 38

During the ceremony, the Erie Police command staff recognized the new officers and their …

City of Erie’s Summer Fire Safety

Summer is the time to be mindful that the City of Erie has strict ordinances about burning that are meant to prevent dangerous fires and protect you, your family and your neighbors. 


307.1.1. Prohibited open burning. Open burning shall be prohibited when atmospheric conditions or local …

East Bayfront Greenway Trail Project Seeks Public Input on June 18

The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Erie, the City of Erie Planning and Neighborhood Resources Department and Groundwork Erie are working together to implement the East Bayfront Greenway Trail plan in close conjunction with the neighbors directly impacted by this new greenspace.  A Public Input session for the project will be held on …

City of Erie Announces 814 and Sounds of Summer Concert Series

On Thursday, June 6, Erie Mayor Joe Schember and City Events Manager Adrienne Nannen announced the lineups for the City’s Sounds of Summer concerts and the 814 Concert Series. Each summer, the City of Erie is proud to bring residents live music at several City parks and senior living communities. Both concert series are …

Extension of Submission: Comprehensive Recreation, Parks, and Open Space Plan RFP: 6535-24

The City of Erie’s Department of Planning and Neighborhood Resources is accepting proposals for a one-time contract to perform certain professional services work for a Comprehensive Recreation, Parks, and Open Space (CRPOS) Plan. The consultant team should include staff who have experience evaluating and/or working with a large-scale city recreation system and an urbanized …

Historic Preservation Month Summary

Updated June 3, 2024

As preservation month comes to a close, we celebrate just how far the City of Erie has come towards protecting & revealing our cultural heritage!

(above image courtesy of The Lakota Group, 2023-24)

Since early 2023 our city


Finalized Erie’s 1st official Historic Preservation Plan

Was awarded (2) two state & (1) CLG (certified local …

City announces paving, other projects as part of 2024 Road Improvement Plan 

Erie Mayor Joe Schember and Public Works Director Jason Sayers have announced $3.9 million in projects for the 2024 paving and construction season as part of the 2024 Road Improvement Plan which includes: 

182,371 square yards of roadway resurfacing material. (That’s enough to pave almost 29 football fields!) 

about 22,300 tons of new asphalt 

10.5 linear miles …

2023 Stormwater Fee – Final Notices Reminder

The City of Erie extended 2023 Stormwater Fee due date May 31st, 2024, at the 10% penalty amount, is quickly approaching. Annual stormwater fees enable the City of Erie to address critical infrastructure needs to the City’s aging storm sewer system. The original due date of December 31,2023 was extended five months to ensure …

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