Harrisville Hometown Happenings January 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 11:45am
Tami L. Johnson

Harrisville City’s new mayor, Michelle Tait, says she is “Ready to hit the ground running.”

On January 1, all newly elected council members, along with Mayor Tait, were sworn into office.  The first City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the City Office Building.  Mayor Tait encourages all citizens of Harrisville to attend and express any concerns and overall contribute to the community.

“We have the ability to do more at a local level than a national one, and I hope everyone will look for opportunities to serve the community,” Mayor Tait says.

Any ideas for the City are welcomed especially from residents, local leaders, and staff members. The direction of Harrisville needs your input and planning.

Tait also adds, “I want to work hard as mayor and confirm the faith of those who voted me into office. I have a great love for Harrisville City, and will continue to try to make it a better place to live.”

Community Gardens

Applications are now being accepted for the community garden plots, the plots are 8x8 raised bed plots located on the east side of the City Offices. There is no cost, but applications must be filled out in person during the regular business hours. For more info. contact Laurence Boswell at 801-782-4100.

Snow Removal

Please remember that putting snow back out on the street is illegal, as is parked cars and other obstacles that may impede snow removal. If a pile of snow is left out from going around an obstacle or put in the street, it may affect your neighbor more than you; and it may remain there for several weeks if frozen. Pile the snow so it will not encroach on the City streets.  Contact the Harrisville City Police Department at 801-782-9648 ext. 1001 to report any violations.

Winter Parking

Winter is here! Please remember the winter parking ordinance begins November 1st and remains in effect till April 1st with no parking on City streets between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Remember, cars parked on the side of the road after a snow storm impede snow plowing and may be towed at the owner’s expense.  Homeowners are responsible to remove snow from sidewalks in front of their house and private driveways.

Notice of Public Hearing

The Harrisville City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at the regular meeting on January 10, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Harrisville City Hall 363 W. Independence Blvd.

Cabin Rental Policy Change

The cabin can only be reserved up to ten (10 weeks) in advance. A deposit is required for all cash and check transactions. Credit card and online transactions do not require a deposit, but are subject to a minimum of $300 charge for any damage that occurs during the reservation period.