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Are you seeking a career that allows you to utilize your GIS skills within a collaborative organization that creates a high-quality, lasting and manageable developed environment for the local community? If so, consider applying for the City of Harrisonburg's Department of Planning and Community Development GIS Analyst position! Learn more: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2545994/gis-analyst ... See MoreSee Less

Are you seeking a career that allows you to utilize your GIS skills within a collaborative organization that creates a high-quality, lasting and manageable developed environment for the local community? If so, consider applying for the City of Harrisonburgs Department of Planning and Community Development GIS Analyst position! Learn more:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2545994/gis-analyst

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Welcome to Harrisonburg new James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University students!

New and returning college students are moving back to the area, please be sure to check out the following resources:
Moving guide: www.harrisonburgva.gov/moving-guide
Stay connected with city events and info on social media: www.harrisonburgva.gov/stay-connected
Bus schedules: www.harrisonburgva.gov/bus-service
New HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation color routes: www.harrisonburgva.gov/hdpt-color
Student safety: www.harrisonburgva.gov/student-safety
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Welcome to Harrisonburg new James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University students!

New and returning college students are moving back to the area, please be sure to check out the following resources:
Moving guide: http://www.harrisonburgva.gov/moving-guide
Stay connected with city events and info on social media: http://www.harrisonburgva.gov/stay-connected
Bus schedules: http://www.harrisonburgva.gov/bus-service
New HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation color routes: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/hdpt-color
Student safety: http://www.harrisonburgva.gov/student-safety

1 day ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

The Harrisonburg Fire Department has a new expert focused on helping you keep your kids safe when you’re on the road.
Brianna Petit has officially joined the department as the City’s new full-time child safety seat technician. A native of Augusta County, Petit has completed the National Child Passenger Safety Seat Certification program through Safe Kids Worldwide and will be responsible for the installation of child safety seats and the distribution of seats to those who qualify.
She also will be the go-to expert for the public who often have questions about car seats.

“We are very excited for Brianna to join HFD because of how critical her role is with child passenger safety in our community,” HFD Public Education Officer Lt. Erin Stehle said. “Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children, so the car seat program is vital in our area.”
HFD completed 440 inspections and distributed 750 new seats in 2018. So far in 2019, nearly 400 seats have been inspected and nearly 500 new seats have been distributed.
“Car seats are critical to keeping children safe in vehicles, and I am excited to work with the Harrisonburg community in this capacity to ensure the safety of as many children as possible,” Petit added.

Residents wishing to have their car seats checked can contact Petit by phone at 540-810-0527 or through email at Brianna.Petit@harrisonburgva.gov.
Petit will operate from HFD Station 1, located at 80 Maryland Ave., and will be available 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.Brianna Petit is our new full-time car seat technician!
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The Harrisonburg Fire Department has a new expert focused on helping you keep your kids safe when you’re on the road.
Brianna Petit has officially joined the department as the City’s new full-time child safety seat technician. A native of Augusta County, Petit has completed the National Child Passenger Safety Seat Certification program through Safe Kids Worldwide and will be responsible for the installation of child safety seats and the distribution of seats to those who qualify.
She also will be the go-to expert for the public who often have questions about car seats.

“We are very excited for Brianna to join HFD because of how critical her role is with child passenger safety in our community,” HFD Public Education Officer Lt. Erin Stehle said. “Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children, so the car seat program is vital in our area.”
HFD completed 440 inspections and distributed 750 new seats in 2018. So far in 2019, nearly 400 seats have been inspected and nearly 500 new seats have been distributed.
“Car seats are critical to keeping children safe in vehicles, and I am excited to work with the Harrisonburg community in this capacity to ensure the safety of as many children as possible,” Petit added.

Residents wishing to have their car seats checked can contact Petit by phone at 540-810-0527 or through email at Brianna.Petit@harrisonburgva.gov. 
Petit will operate from HFD Station 1, located at 80 Maryland Ave., and will be available 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

2 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation is inviting the community to assist with re-imagining and redesigning Purcell Park!Are you interested in participating in the redesign of a Harrisonburg Park? Are there new park amenities you would like to see? Are you passionate about preserving and updating existing park features? Join us September 5 for our Plan Purcell Public Forum! www.harrisonburgva.gov/purcell-park-master-plan ... See MoreSee Less

Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation is inviting the community to assist with re-imagining and redesigning Purcell Park!

2 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Thank you HPD! We hope everyone is having a great first day of school!HPD brought an end to summer vacation for nine local students! Donations from department members provided new backpacks and supplies for their return to school along with a special visit from Chief English. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy first day of school to our area schools! Harrisonburg City Public Schools Rockingham County Public Schools - VA

Please be mindful of school buses, pedestrians, and bicyclists commuting to and from school! #BackToSchool
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You never know what the next call will bring when you’re helping save lives at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center (HRECC). For Senior Communicator Leslie Barb, the next call actually helped bring new life into our world!
Barb was honored last week for her help in assisting a soon-to-be grandmother whose daughter was in labor. Barb took the call early in the morning of July 25, when she was told that the woman was at home having severe contractions without hope of making it to the hospital in time.
Putting her training into action, Barb coached the caller to get the patient to lie down on the floor and begin preparing for delivery. Only 13 minutes into the call, Barb heard “I see it now” as the baby began to crown, and 39 seconds later the newest member of the family had arrived.
As Barb was confirming if the baby was breathing, she began to hear the infant cry, and the announcement, “It’s a girl!”

“This was an awesome experience!” Barb, who has worked at the center for nearly four years, said. “It was very exciting to be able to walk the grandmother through the steps to be able to birth her grandchild. Also, to hear the baby girl’s first cry was quite exciting. As a communicator it was very reassuring to me that both the mother and the baby were both doing good and I was able to stay on the phone with them until the arrival of EMS. This was also my first EMD save of my career.”

Barb stayed on the line with the caller for another seven minutes until the ambulance arrived. Both the mother and her baby are now doing fine.

For members of the HRECC, it’s moments like these that remind you how important your job is for your community.

“I love being an Emergency Communicator because it can be such a rewarding career,” Barb said. “By being that person to help citizens on their best or worst day and being able to work alongside with some of the best responders in public safety.”

“This is a great example of 9-1-1 Communicators going above and beyond answering the call and dispatching emergency services,” HRECC Director Jim Junkins added. “Pre-arrival instructions save lives and help bring new lives into this world.”

The HRECC is currently hiring for full-time and part-time emergency communicators. Those interested can apply through www.harrisonburgva.gov
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You never know what the next call will bring when you’re helping save lives at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center (HRECC). For Senior Communicator Leslie Barb, the next call actually helped bring new life into our world!
Barb was honored last week for her help in assisting a soon-to-be grandmother whose daughter was in labor. Barb took the call early in the morning of July 25, when she was told that the woman was at home having severe contractions without hope of making it to the hospital in time.
Putting her training into action, Barb coached the caller to get the patient to lie down on the floor and begin preparing for delivery. Only 13 minutes into the call, Barb heard “I see it now” as the baby began to crown, and 39 seconds later the newest member of the family had arrived.
As Barb was confirming if the baby was breathing, she began to hear the infant cry, and the announcement, “It’s a girl!”

“This was an awesome experience!” Barb, who has worked at the center for nearly four years, said. “It was very exciting to be able to walk the grandmother through the steps to be able to birth her grandchild. Also, to hear the baby girl’s first cry was quite exciting. As a communicator it was very reassuring to me that both the mother and the baby were both doing good and I was able to stay on the phone with them until the arrival of EMS. This was also my first EMD save of my career.”

Barb stayed on the line with the caller for another seven minutes until the ambulance arrived. Both the mother and her baby are now doing fine.

For members of the HRECC, it’s moments like these that remind you how important your job is for your community.

“I love being an Emergency Communicator because it can be such a rewarding career,” Barb said. “By being that person to help citizens on their best or worst day and being able to work alongside with some of the best responders in public safety.”

“This is a great example of 9-1-1 Communicators going above and beyond answering the call and dispatching emergency services,” HRECC Director Jim Junkins added. “Pre-arrival instructions save lives and help bring new lives into this world.”

The HRECC is currently hiring for full-time and part-time emergency communicators. Those interested can apply through www.harrisonburgva.gov

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Congratulations honey, this is my beautiful niece i'm so proud of you. Love you

Thank you Leslie from the bottom of my heart if it wasn’t for you I don’t think my mom could do it and I still would love to meet you and have a pic took with you so my baby has it when she gets older god bless

Such a rewarding experience for you girl, Congratulations on a job well done!! 🎉💙

Keep up the good work leslie we love you bunches

Great job Leslie, so proud to call you my niece!!

So beyond proud of you Leslie ! 🖤💛🖤💛

Congratulations you did an Awesome job . HRECC you all rock !!

Ty Leslie that was my granddaughter

Congratulations

GREAT job Leslie!!!

Way to leslie keep up the good

Awesome!!!

Fantastic!

GREAT job Leslie - you ROCK!!!!!!!!

Congratulations Leslie Barb

Strong work !

Yeay thats so exciting Leslie! Congratulations

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3 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Reminder that starting tomorrow, Monday, August 19, left turns will no longer be allowed onto or off of Port Republic Road from Crawford Avenue, Hillcrest Drive and Hunters Road during peak hours Monday-Friday, 7-9am and 3-6:30pm.
www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157550878209675/?type=3&theaterDrivers along Harrisonburg’s Port Republic Road will soon see changes aimed toward making the roadway safer for all.
Left turns will no longer be allowed onto, or off of, Port Republic Road from Crawford Avenue, Hillcrest Drive and Hunters Road during peak hours starting the week of August 19. Restricted hours will be in place Monday through Friday, 7am to 9am and 3pm to 6:30pm. There will be no restrictions on weekends or holidays.

The changes, which will include signs and flashing lights to remind drivers of the restricted hours, are focused on reducing crashes and congestion at these intersections. Left turns are one of the most dangerous turning movements and are responsible for a high percentage of crashes with injuries. Left turns off of Port Republic Road onto neighborhood streets also have a tendency to cause rear-end crashes when the vehicle turning left has to wait for a gap in traffic and comes to a stop in the through-lane, causing the drivers behind the turning vehicle to have to rapidly or unexpectedly come to a stop.
Those traveling to or from the neighborhoods between Main Street and Interstate 81 can use South Main Street as an alternative route during these hours. Those traveling to or from neighborhoods on Hunters Road should use Bradley Drive as an alternative route.

“The City realizes there is a tradeoff between convenience and safety, and recognizes that some trips will be slightly longer due to this change,” Director of Public Works Tom Hartman said. “This is the reason for the restriction being limited to only peak travel times.”

These changes were the result of a detailed study of the Port Republic Road corridor. The study also analyzed any additional safety and congestion improvements that are needed at multiple intersections between South Main Street and Devon Lane.

“At the end of the day, we want to make sure drivers can safely move through this corridor to get where they are going,” Hartman added. “And while these changes will take some getting used to, we know the end result will be a much-improved area for all who live in and pass through this area.”

Port Republic Road is a major urban arterial, providing access to commercial and residential areas of the City as well as the primary entrance into James Madison University. Increased growth and demand from all modes of transportation, combined with closely spaced intersections and interchange ramps, create traffic congestion and safety issues that have an impact on regional travel conditions.
More information on the study is available online at www.harrisonburgva.gov/port-republic-study-2018
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Reminder that starting tomorrow, Monday, August 19, left turns will no longer be allowed onto or off of Port Republic Road from Crawford Avenue, Hillcrest Drive and Hunters Road during peak hours Monday-Friday, 7-9am and 3-6:30pm.
https://www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157550878209675/?type=3&theater

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Well that worked for a hot second... Left work came over the hill, BAM someone turning left!! Never will work considering the tiny sign over on the right side of the road, and a bunch of college kids not paying attention...

Megan McMunn

Carmina Herrity Keyser

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4 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Reminder - Resident feedback needed for a downtown parking survey:
www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157537274644675/?type=3&theaterResident input is needed as the City of Harrisonburg moves forward on its Downtown Parking Study.

A survey focused on what brings visitors to downtown and how they park while there is now available.
The 21-question survey covers a range of topics, such as “How long does it usually take you to find parking in downtown” and “What are the biggest challenges faced when trying to park downtown?”

City officials hope downtown visitors will take advantage of the survey to let staff know what they would like to see when it comes to future parking availability in Harrisonburg.

“This survey is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to understanding how our residents visit the downtown area and how they determine where to park,” Harrisonburg Public Works Director Tom Hartman said. “This, coupled with our other efforts through this study, should present a clear picture on where we are and what we need to focus on moving forward.”
Added Harrisonburg Director of Economic Development Brian Shull, “It’s vital for us to make sure we are utilizing our parking in the downtown area to support not only our visitors, but our downtown businesses. We want our downtown to be as inviting as possible and easy to navigate to encourage return visitors to the Friendly City.”

The survey is available online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/F6FR36N
It will be available until September 6 for anyone interested.

The Downtown Parking Study, launched in June, will include a public meeting in late August for residents to learn more and speak with city staff. More information on that event will be announced soon.
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Reminder - Resident feedback needed for a downtown parking survey:
https://www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157537274644675/?type=3&theater

We're #hiring! Consider a career opportunity with the City of Harrisonburg: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg ... See MoreSee Less

Were #hiring! Consider a career opportunity with the City of Harrisonburg: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg

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I told Taylor about this

6 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

The City of Harrisonburg, along with Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and consultant group DESMAN, will soon host a public forum focused on improving parking options in Downtown.
The forum, to be held Wednesday, August 28, at 6:00pm, will take place at the Ice House and is open to all who are interested. A brief presentation will occur at the beginning of the evening, followed by an open house where City officials and the consultant will be available to discuss Downtown parking and answer any questions.
There will be graphics showing existing parking conditions and multiple opportunities to provide feedback.

Facebook event:
www.facebook.com/events/353798505567619/

“It’s important for us to hear from the people who visit Downtown and make sure we are taking their concerns into consideration as we focus on the future of parking in our area,” Harrisonburg Public Works Director Tom Hartman said. “We encourage anyone who is curious about this process to join us and take part in this discussion.”
In addition to the public forum, a survey is available at www.harrisonburgva.gov/downtown-parking-study-2019 focused on a number of Downtown parking topics. Residents can take that survey until September 6.
The August 28 meeting will take place at Outreach & Engagement, MSC 6906, 127 W. Bruce St. at the Ice House.
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The City of Harrisonburg, along with Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and consultant group DESMAN, will soon host a public forum focused on improving parking options in Downtown.
The forum, to be held Wednesday, August 28, at 6:00pm, will take place at the Ice House and is open to all who are interested. A brief presentation will occur at the beginning of the evening, followed by an open house where City officials and the consultant will be available to discuss Downtown parking and answer any questions.
There will be graphics showing existing parking conditions and multiple opportunities to provide feedback.

Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/353798505567619/

“It’s important for us to hear from the people who visit Downtown and make sure we are taking their concerns into consideration as we focus on the future of parking in our area,” Harrisonburg Public Works Director Tom Hartman said. “We encourage anyone who is curious about this process to join us and take part in this discussion.”
In addition to the public forum, a survey is available at https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/downtown-parking-study-2019 focused on a number of Downtown parking topics. Residents can take that survey until September 6.
The August 28 meeting will take place at Outreach & Engagement, MSC 6906, 127 W. Bruce St. at the Ice House.

Spots are still available for the 2019 Harrisonburg Citizen Academy!
This program is a great opportunity to get an inside look into the functions and services of city departments!
Download the application at:
www.harrisonburgva.gov/citizen-academy
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Spots are still available for the 2019 Harrisonburg Citizen Academy!
This program is a great opportunity to get an inside look into the functions and services of city departments!
Download the application at:
https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/citizen-academy

These stormy skies in #Harrisonburg this week have certainly been eye-catching! But please stay safe out there! ... See MoreSee Less

These stormy skies in #Harrisonburg this week have certainly been eye-catching! But please stay safe out there!

7 days ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall (409 S Main St) in two weeks on Thursday, August 29 from 9am-4pm!#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall (409 S Main St) this month on Thursday, August 29 from 9am-4pm! ... See MoreSee Less

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall (409 S Main St) in two weeks on Thursday, August 29 from 9am-4pm!

Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation has started planning for their November 2nd craft show!
Learn about this event and how you can be a vendor: www.harrisonburgva.gov/westover-holiday-craft-show

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Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation has started planning for their November 2nd craft show! 
Learn about this event and how you can be a vendor: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/westover-holiday-craft-show

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Do you have an excellent driving record and like to drive? If so, consider the Van/Car Driver full-time career opportunity with the HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation! Learn more: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2534581/van-car-driver ... See MoreSee Less

Do you have an excellent driving record and like to drive? If so, consider the Van/Car Driver full-time career opportunity with the HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation! Learn more: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2534581/van-car-driver

Staff and officials with Harrisonburg Fire Department, Harrisonburg Police Department, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center teams are coming together with Harrisonburg City Public Schools to support local students who may be struggling through a tough time.
The program, called Handle With Care, will officially kick off August 15 and will be in use when students return to class next week. It will work to ensure that children who are exposed to violence or other traumatic events receive appropriate school-based interventions to maximize their academic success.
Through Handle With Care, Harrisonburg first responders will identify students who may have been impacted by an emergency call, and then work with the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communication Center to notify the students’ schools that they should be “handled with care” the next day. School administration will only receive the student’s name and the message “handle with care.” No other personal information will be included.

That notification simply allows the school administrators and teacher to keep an eye on that child and support them throughout the day, understanding that they may be more tired than usual, not have their homework complete, or even be acting out, and gently engage the child with support services as needed.

City officials are eager to begin the effort to more closely support local students.

“We are very excited to partner with Harrisonburg City Public Schools and other emergency services to help children in our community,” Harrisonburg Fire Chief Ian Bennett said. “The HWC program allows departments to gain a better understanding and ability to assist the community with trauma and mental health as to the best of our abilities.”

Added Harrisonburg Police Department Lt. Jason Kidd, “Handle With Care helps us as a community to minimize the effects of trauma on children, and we are proud to be among one of the first areas in the state to implement the program. Through the collaboration with our agency partners in this program, we have learned more about our shared goals. Helping to provide the best possible school and life circumstances for our children is certainly among the most important of these goals.”

A group of Harrisonburg High School service-learning students worked with City staff earlier this year to evaluate the interest and feasibility of bringing Handle With Care to Harrisonburg City Public Schools, to overwhelming support and interest. The program originated in West Virginia in 2013, though the Harrisonburg effort will be the largest Handle With Care program in our area.
More information on the program can be found at www.handlewithcarewv.org.
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Staff and officials with Harrisonburg Fire Department, Harrisonburg Police Department, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center teams are coming together with Harrisonburg City Public Schools to support local students who may be struggling through a tough time. 
The program, called Handle With Care, will officially kick off August 15 and will be in use when students return to class next week. It will work to ensure that children who are exposed to violence or other traumatic events receive appropriate school-based interventions to maximize their academic success. 
Through Handle With Care, Harrisonburg first responders will identify students who may have been impacted by an emergency call, and then work with the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communication Center to notify the students’ schools that they should be “handled with care” the next day. School administration will only receive the student’s name and the message “handle with care.” No other personal information will be included. 

That notification simply allows the school administrators and teacher to keep an eye on that child and support them throughout the day, understanding that they may be more tired than usual, not have their homework complete, or even be acting out, and gently engage the child with support services as needed. 

City officials are eager to begin the effort to more closely support local students. 

“We are very excited to partner with Harrisonburg City Public Schools and other emergency services to help children in our community,” Harrisonburg Fire Chief Ian Bennett said. “The HWC program allows departments to gain a better understanding and ability to assist the community with trauma and mental health as to the best of our abilities.” 

Added Harrisonburg Police Department Lt. Jason Kidd, “Handle With Care helps us as a community to minimize the effects of trauma on children, and we are proud to be among one of the first areas in the state to implement the program. Through the collaboration with our agency partners in this program, we have learned more about our shared goals. Helping to provide the best possible school and life circumstances for our children is certainly among the most important of these goals.” 

A group of Harrisonburg High School service-learning students worked with City staff earlier this year to evaluate the interest and feasibility of bringing Handle With Care to Harrisonburg City Public Schools, to overwhelming support and interest. The program originated in West Virginia in 2013, though the Harrisonburg effort will be the largest Handle With Care program in our area. 
More information on the program can be found at www.handlewithcarewv.org.

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I like this plan alot....hope other communities throughout the US take a look.

It takes a village. Thanks to all participating.

New improvements focused on getting students and staff to the James Madison University campus quicker will roll out this semester, in addition to a Saturday late-night service for Downtown visitors.
With a simplified schedule, more frequent service and more consistent coverage, the HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation has worked to incorporate riders’ input into how bus route schedules are developed. What riders will now see, starting in late August, will be new color-coded routes aimed at making more frequent visits between local apartment complexes and campus, allowing riders to transfer to campus-centric routes to get where they are going quicker.
The changes will cut down on wait time while making the service easier to understand for new riders.

“You’ve asked and we’ve listened,” HDPT Transit Superintendent Avery Daugherty said. “You’ve asked for more frequent service that’s easier to understand, and these new improvements will accomplish that while optimizing our ability to serve you. If you haven’t tried the bus in a while, we encourage you to give us another try and see all the changes we have made.”

Also new for HDPT riders is the Downtown Shuttle, a route that will service the Harrisonburg Downtown on Saturday evenings from 7pm until 1:21am Sunday morning. The shuttle will make stops at the Godwin Transit Center and locations along Bluestone Drive in addition to completing a loop around Downtown, going as far north as the City Produce Exchange building on Noll Drive.

Check out the Route Tool at www.hdpt.com/color to find which route will best serve you, or view the new Color Line System Map to see all HDPT options around the area. Riders also can download the MyStop app on their mobile phones for real-time information on routes near them.
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New improvements focused on getting students and staff to the James Madison University campus quicker will roll out this semester, in addition to a Saturday late-night service for Downtown visitors.
With a simplified schedule, more frequent service and more consistent coverage, the HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation has worked to incorporate riders’ input into how bus route schedules are developed. What riders will now see, starting in late August, will be new color-coded routes aimed at making more frequent visits between local apartment complexes and campus, allowing riders to transfer to campus-centric routes to get where they are going quicker.
The changes will cut down on wait time while making the service easier to understand for new riders.

“You’ve asked and we’ve listened,” HDPT Transit Superintendent Avery Daugherty said. “You’ve asked for more frequent service that’s easier to understand, and these new improvements will accomplish that while optimizing our ability to serve you. If you haven’t tried the bus in a while, we encourage you to give us another try and see all the changes we have made.”

Also new for HDPT riders is the Downtown Shuttle, a route that will service the Harrisonburg Downtown on Saturday evenings from 7pm until 1:21am Sunday morning. The shuttle will make stops at the Godwin Transit Center and locations along Bluestone Drive in addition to completing a loop around Downtown, going as far north as the City Produce Exchange building on Noll Drive.

Check out the Route Tool at www.hdpt.com/color to find which route will best serve you, or view the new Color Line System Map to see all HDPT options around the area. Riders also can download the MyStop app on their mobile phones for real-time information on routes near them.

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Any chance there is a map of how these lines intersect and where in town they go?

1 week ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

City Council meets this evening at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St! The community is invited and always welcome to attend City Council meetings!Stay informed with decisions being made in the City!
City Council meets Tuesday, August 13 at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!

The agenda is available through: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agendas
You can add comments to City Council agenda items online through: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments
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City Council meets this evening at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St! The community is invited and always welcome to attend City Council meetings!

Drivers along Harrisonburg’s Port Republic Road will soon see changes aimed toward making the roadway safer for all.
Left turns will no longer be allowed onto, or off of, Port Republic Road from Crawford Avenue, Hillcrest Drive and Hunters Road during peak hours starting the week of August 19. Restricted hours will be in place Monday through Friday, 7am to 9am and 3pm to 6:30pm. There will be no restrictions on weekends or holidays.

The changes, which will include signs and flashing lights to remind drivers of the restricted hours, are focused on reducing crashes and congestion at these intersections. Left turns are one of the most dangerous turning movements and are responsible for a high percentage of crashes with injuries. Left turns off of Port Republic Road onto neighborhood streets also have a tendency to cause rear-end crashes when the vehicle turning left has to wait for a gap in traffic and comes to a stop in the through-lane, causing the drivers behind the turning vehicle to have to rapidly or unexpectedly come to a stop.
Those traveling to or from the neighborhoods between Main Street and Interstate 81 can use South Main Street as an alternative route during these hours. Those traveling to or from neighborhoods on Hunters Road should use Bradley Drive as an alternative route.

“The City realizes there is a tradeoff between convenience and safety, and recognizes that some trips will be slightly longer due to this change,” Director of Public Works Tom Hartman said. “This is the reason for the restriction being limited to only peak travel times.”

These changes were the result of a detailed study of the Port Republic Road corridor. The study also analyzed any additional safety and congestion improvements that are needed at multiple intersections between South Main Street and Devon Lane.

“At the end of the day, we want to make sure drivers can safely move through this corridor to get where they are going,” Hartman added. “And while these changes will take some getting used to, we know the end result will be a much-improved area for all who live in and pass through this area.”

Port Republic Road is a major urban arterial, providing access to commercial and residential areas of the City as well as the primary entrance into James Madison University. Increased growth and demand from all modes of transportation, combined with closely spaced intersections and interchange ramps, create traffic congestion and safety issues that have an impact on regional travel conditions.
More information on the study is available online at www.harrisonburgva.gov/port-republic-study-2018
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Drivers along Harrisonburg’s Port Republic Road will soon see changes aimed toward making the roadway safer for all.
Left turns will no longer be allowed onto, or off of, Port Republic Road from Crawford Avenue, Hillcrest Drive and Hunters Road during peak hours starting the week of August 19. Restricted hours will be in place Monday through Friday, 7am to 9am and 3pm to 6:30pm. There will be no restrictions on weekends or holidays.

The changes, which will include signs and flashing lights to remind drivers of the restricted hours, are focused on reducing crashes and congestion at these intersections. Left turns are one of the most dangerous turning movements and are responsible for a high percentage of crashes with injuries. Left turns off of Port Republic Road onto neighborhood streets also have a tendency to cause rear-end crashes when the vehicle turning left has to wait for a gap in traffic and comes to a stop in the through-lane, causing the drivers behind the turning vehicle to have to rapidly or unexpectedly come to a stop.
Those traveling to or from the neighborhoods between Main Street and Interstate 81 can use South Main Street as an alternative route during these hours. Those traveling to or from neighborhoods on Hunters Road should use Bradley Drive as an alternative route.

“The City realizes there is a tradeoff between convenience and safety, and recognizes that some trips will be slightly longer due to this change,” Director of Public Works Tom Hartman said. “This is the reason for the restriction being limited to only peak travel times.”

These changes were the result of a detailed study of the Port Republic Road corridor. The study also analyzed any additional safety and congestion improvements that are needed at multiple intersections between South Main Street and Devon Lane.

“At the end of the day, we want to make sure drivers can safely move through this corridor to get where they are going,” Hartman added. “And while these changes will take some getting used to, we know the end result will be a much-improved area for all who live in and pass through this area.”

Port Republic Road is a major urban arterial, providing access to commercial and residential areas of the City as well as the primary entrance into James Madison University. Increased growth and demand from all modes of transportation, combined with closely spaced intersections and interchange ramps, create traffic congestion and safety issues that have an impact on regional travel conditions.
More information on the study is available online at www.harrisonburgva.gov/port-republic-study-2018

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This is a good first step. See if it works and make adjustments as necessary.

I’m a transplant from another state... ya’ll have the weirdest most awkward and dangerous left turn system ever! In the gaps where a left is possible it should be turn left, keep left on short side... but ya’ll straight up crossing in front of oncoming traffic right of ways going to far side... it’s not a round about, it’s a left! Also, not having a median just makes it worse but city planning was not long range planning.

It really would have been nice if Harrisonburg had worked together with these apartment complexes to plan things, rather than just resist the growth of JMU for decades. But maybe banning left turns will fix everything.

Hopefully this will stop the road rage individuals that endanger the safe drivers that do obey the posted speed limit signs and traffic lights. Thank you!!

Hunters Ridge needs an alternative exit or a stop light. It's a nightmare to leave if you work in the morning.

Its about time!

I really dont see college kids paying much attention to any of these changes and just keep doing whatever theyve been doing.

How about we teach people not to block entrances to neighborhoods and allow people to move off Port and into the places they live instead of making those who live in the neighborhood drive around to Main Street, which will just cause backups in that intersection!? A little common courtesy by all drivers could alleviate this issue without criminalizing those who want to go home in the most easy/logical way.

Hunters Rd/Starbucks is the main issue I see here...someone gets off 81 to go to Starbucks drivethru and then doesn't have an easy way to get back to 81? That seems problematic.

I remember when Port Republic turned into a two lane dirt road just past Neff.

Nice first step. Now how do we make the corridor safer and more comfortable for people to walk and bike? We could dramatically cut down on traffic to James Madison University if we prioritized decreasing car trips to campus.

How will city buses do their routes during the school year?

Reese Manning you might want to check this out. I think this is going to affect you and Mason's commute to school every day.....

Or, could just crack down on the people coming to a fast stop because they’re really just on their phone and not paying attention going down Port road on the way to JMU rather than removing the easy access to the only drive thru Starbucks. People should learn how to drive anyways. Or put in a stoplight for hunters road Starbucks/the many apartments.

Is there going to be some sort of enforcement here, or will it just be a sign? If it’s just a sign, nothing will change.

bros I’m just tryna get to class and you’re making it worse

no turning lane?

About time

Can you still turn left when getting off of I-81?

Ciara Mikayla we cant turn left from our road anymore

Lucinda Scruggs

Logan Olszewski

Victoria Scruggs

Emily Fleenor

Jaime Hoggatt Kayla Hom took them long enough to do something

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Do you want to utilize your driving skills to help ensure that local students on a bus arrive to school, field trips and athletics events in a safe manner?
Do you want summers off?
If you answered yes to both of these questions, the HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation School Bus Driver position may be the right career for you! www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2532338/school-bus-driver
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Do you want summers off? 
If you answered yes to both of these questions, the HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation School Bus Driver position may be the right career for you! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2532338/school-bus-driver

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Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Registration for September-December 2019 Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation programs begins this week!
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Registration for city residents begins tomorrow, Monday, August 12. Registration for non-residents begins Tuesday, August 13. www.harrisonburgva.gov/program-registrationThe Fall/Winter 2019 Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Activity Guide has been posted online! From pottery to basketball or from ballet to dodgeball, learn about the wide variety of classes and activities being offered: www.harrisonburgva.gov/activities

Early online registration for city residents begins August 5.
Regular In Person Registration for city residents begins August 12.
Regular In Person Registration for non-residents begins August 13.
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Registration for September-December 2019 Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation programs begins this week!
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Registration for city residents begins tomorrow, Monday, August 12. Registration for non-residents begins Tuesday, August 13. https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/program-registration

2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Want an inside look into the functions and services of city departments? Apply for the Citizen Academy!

This program will be held on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm and runs from September through November.
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Learn more and download the application: www.harrisonburgva.gov/citizen-academyThe annual Harrisonburg Citizen Academy will return to the Friendly City this fall, and interested citizens are encouraged to take part.
The effort allows participants to meet with representatives from all city departments and engage in exercises about those departments’ day-to-day functions. It will run from September 5 to November 26, every Thursday night (except for Halloween) from 6pm to 8pm. There are only 25 seats available, which will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. You do not have to be a Harrisonburg resident to take part.

Participants will receive a thorough explanation of each departments’ services in addition to educational materials about that department. There will be a time for questions after each presentation, and participants will get to tour various city facilities. Those who “graduate” from the academy will receive a certificate and be recognized by Harrisonburg City Council.

“Citizen Academy is a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and see all that goes into providing services to nearly 55,000 residents every day,” Harrisonburg Director of Communications Michael Parks said. “If you’re curious about how your local government is working for you, now is your chance to see how those decisions are made.”
Those interested can visit www.harrisonburgva.gov or visit City Hall to apply. Questions can be emailed to Michael.Parks@harrisonburgva.gov.
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Want an inside look into the functions and services of city departments? Apply for the Citizen Academy! 

This program will be held on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm and runs from September through November.
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Learn more and download the application: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/citizen-academy

Do you want to utilize your customer service skills to help ensure that local students on a bus arrive to school, field trips and athletics events in a safe manner?
If so, the HDPT- Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation School Bus Aide position may be the right career for you!
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Karen Michael

Please be extra cautious when commuting through the Westover Park area this morning.
Children will be running and biking around the neighborhood for the Youth TryAthlon!
This event is geared toward being an introduction to triathlons in hopes that youth continue to participate in these activities. The focus of this event is completion over competition. All finishers receive a finisher medal!
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Work on East Market Street in Downtown Harrisonburg will continue until late October as crews work to improve infrastructure and walkability in the area. Extensive efforts have been needed to remove rock and address decades-old infrastructure such as water and sewer lines under the roadway to ensure the proper restoration of East Market Street.

Crews also are working to relocate a duct bank and lower the depth of a gas line to current preferable standards. While the road remains closed between Main Street and Mason Street, businesses in the area are still open and accessible.
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Work on East Market Street in Downtown Harrisonburg will continue until late October as crews work to improve infrastructure and walkability in the area. Extensive efforts have been needed to remove rock and address decades-old infrastructure such as water and sewer lines under the roadway to ensure the proper restoration of East Market Street. 

Crews also are working to relocate a duct bank and lower the depth of a gas line to current preferable standards. While the road remains closed between Main Street and Mason Street, businesses in the area are still open and accessible.

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My business is on that street and truthfully, I thought when they estimated the end of the summer for the work to be complete, it was wishful thinking. It has to be done. Take a look in any one of those huge holes they have in the street. ALL the pipes, water and sewer are decades old and it's either fix it right, or let it fall apart. My clients come to me regardless of the construction and most of my work is out of the office anyway. I'm good with it. I have been screaming about this for years!! IT WAS TIME!! And I'm excited to see the end result! I was thinking the City SHOULD give us all a break on our taxes this year.

I'm so glad that my business isn't on this road, I'd be furious!

This construction has been a nightmare for residents on this block. Our water is now cloudy and occasionally smells and has a bad taste. Don't even think about wanting to sleep past 7am. They've taken out all the street lamps, so nights are terrifying (picture attached). There are literal physical dangers at night from rocks and metal plates on the sidewalks, then "stranger dangers" from people playing with and hiding amongst construction equipment. Our once comfortable block now feels foreign and dangerous.

2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

HDPT is pleased to announce a more simple, easy to follow schedule that offers greater frequency serving James Madison University and off-campus housing complexes.Hey #JMU Students, we're happy to announce our NEW routes starting with the Fall 2019 semester!

These routes will arrive more often off-campus and offer more consistent service! We are switching the names of our JMU routes to colors! ❤️💛💚💙💜🖤

To find your route and get ALL the info you need, visit:

hdpt.com/color

Click on your apartment, and our guide will help you find the best route to campus!

We'll mention a few key changes in a comment below, but the website listed above will give you EVERYTHING you need for the Fall 2019.

PLEASE SEND US ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE. We have been preparing these changes all year, so we are more than ready and excited to answer your questions! DM us here on Facebook or on Twitter, email our supervisor Elliot at elliot.menge@harrisonburgva.gov, or call him at 540.432.0492.
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HDPT is pleased to announce a more simple, easy to follow schedule that offers greater frequency serving James Madison University and off-campus housing complexes.

2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

The bioreactor has been installed at Purcell Park to help improve Purcell Park Pond's water quality. The color of the water is temporarily darker because of the tannins in the woodchips, causing no harm to any living creatures in the pond and the color will fade soon. To top it off a beautiful fountain was installed! Thank you to the Parks, Public Works and Harrisonburg Stormwater staff who brought this project to completion. ... See MoreSee Less

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Stay informed with decisions being made in the City!
City Council meets Tuesday, August 13 at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!

The agenda is available through: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agendas
You can add comments to City Council agenda items online through: www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments
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Stay informed with decisions being made in the City!
City Council meets Tuesday, August 13 at 7pm in City Council Chambers at 409 S Main St!

The agenda is available through: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/agendas
You can add comments to City Council agenda items online through: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/agenda-comments

Do you want to give back to the community and know your job has a direct impact in our local community?
Have you ever thought about applying to be a 911 Emergency Communicator?
Consider applying for a career at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center!
Become a part of the HRECC team and be the vital link between the public needing assistance and the emergency service responder in the field!
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Do you want to give back to the community and know your job has a direct impact in our local community? 
Have you ever thought about applying to be a 911 Emergency Communicator?  
Consider applying for a career at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center!
Become a part of the HRECC team and be the vital link between the public needing assistance and the emergency service responder in the field!
Part-time and full-time opportunities - learn more: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2500071/911-emergency-communicator

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Very interested.

The annual Harrisonburg Citizen Academy will return to the Friendly City this fall, and interested citizens are encouraged to take part.
The effort allows participants to meet with representatives from all city departments and engage in exercises about those departments’ day-to-day functions. It will run from September 5 to November 26, every Thursday night (except for Halloween) from 6pm to 8pm. There are only 25 seats available, which will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. You do not have to be a Harrisonburg resident to take part.

Participants will receive a thorough explanation of each departments’ services in addition to educational materials about that department. There will be a time for questions after each presentation, and participants will get to tour various city facilities. Those who “graduate” from the academy will receive a certificate and be recognized by Harrisonburg City Council.

“Citizen Academy is a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and see all that goes into providing services to nearly 55,000 residents every day,” Harrisonburg Director of Communications Michael Parks said. “If you’re curious about how your local government is working for you, now is your chance to see how those decisions are made.”
Those interested can visit www.harrisonburgva.gov or visit City Hall to apply. Questions can be emailed to Michael.Parks@harrisonburgva.gov.
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The annual Harrisonburg Citizen Academy will return to the Friendly City this fall, and interested citizens are encouraged to take part.
The effort allows participants to meet with representatives from all city departments and engage in exercises about those departments’ day-to-day functions. It will run from September 5 to November 26, every Thursday night (except for Halloween) from 6pm to 8pm. There are only 25 seats available, which will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. You do not have to be a Harrisonburg resident to take part.

Participants will receive a thorough explanation of each departments’ services in addition to educational materials about that department. There will be a time for questions after each presentation, and participants will get to tour various city facilities. Those who “graduate” from the academy will receive a certificate and be recognized by Harrisonburg City Council.

“Citizen Academy is a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and see all that goes into providing services to nearly 55,000 residents every day,” Harrisonburg Director of Communications Michael Parks said. “If you’re curious about how your local government is working for you, now is your chance to see how those decisions are made.”
Those interested can visit www.harrisonburgva.gov or visit City Hall to apply. Questions can be emailed to Michael.Parks@harrisonburgva.gov.

2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

A few highlights from National Night Out last night. HPD would like to thank everyone who joined us at Valley Mall as well as the amazing community partners and neighbors who came out and made the entire event such a success! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Harrisonburg Police Department along with other area law enforcement and emergency response agencies, will take part in a mass casualty response training this week.
The training, scheduled for tomorrow morning (August 8), will take place at Waterman Elementary School. Residents will see an increased number of first responders in the area during the training and should not be alarmed. Training will be completed by noon.

The scenario will allow HPD, Harrisonburg Fire Department, Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, Inc., Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center, and other first responders to analyze their response to an mass casualty event. The training will focus on all areas of a response to such an incident, from what actions to take at the scene to how information about such an event is provided to the community.

“Scenarios such as these allow us to put our training to the test and see what works well and what we need to improve on,” HPD Sgt. Chris Monahan said. “These trainings are one of a number of efforts we undertake throughout the year to make sure emergency responders are ready to act when called upon, no matter the situation.”
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Thank you all for what you do for us. Good people all the way !

Kaye Estep

Resident input is needed as the City of Harrisonburg moves forward on its Downtown Parking Study.

A survey focused on what brings visitors to downtown and how they park while there is now available.
The 21-question survey covers a range of topics, such as “How long does it usually take you to find parking in downtown” and “What are the biggest challenges faced when trying to park downtown?”

City officials hope downtown visitors will take advantage of the survey to let staff know what they would like to see when it comes to future parking availability in Harrisonburg.

“This survey is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to understanding how our residents visit the downtown area and how they determine where to park,” Harrisonburg Public Works Director Tom Hartman said. “This, coupled with our other efforts through this study, should present a clear picture on where we are and what we need to focus on moving forward.”
Added Harrisonburg Director of Economic Development Brian Shull, “It’s vital for us to make sure we are utilizing our parking in the downtown area to support not only our visitors, but our downtown businesses. We want our downtown to be as inviting as possible and easy to navigate to encourage return visitors to the Friendly City.”

The survey is available online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/F6FR36N
It will be available until September 6 for anyone interested.

The Downtown Parking Study, launched in June, will include a public meeting in late August for residents to learn more and speak with city staff. More information on that event will be announced soon.
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Resident input is needed as the City of Harrisonburg moves forward on its Downtown Parking Study.

A survey focused on what brings visitors to downtown and how they park while there is now available. 
The 21-question survey covers a range of topics, such as “How long does it usually take you to find parking in downtown” and “What are the biggest challenges faced when trying to park downtown?” 

City officials hope downtown visitors will take advantage of the survey to let staff know what they would like to see when it comes to future parking availability in Harrisonburg.

“This survey is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to understanding how our residents visit the downtown area and how they determine where to park,” Harrisonburg Public Works Director Tom Hartman said. “This, coupled with our other efforts through this study, should present a clear picture on where we are and what we need to focus on moving forward.”
Added Harrisonburg Director of Economic Development Brian Shull, “It’s vital for us to make sure we are utilizing our parking in the downtown area to support not only our visitors, but our downtown businesses. We want our downtown to be as inviting as possible and easy to navigate to encourage return visitors to the Friendly City.”

The survey is available online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/F6FR36N
It will be available until September 6 for anyone interested.

The Downtown Parking Study, launched in June, will include a public meeting in late August for residents to learn more and speak with city staff. More information on that event will be announced soon.

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The public just lost two spaces on the north side of the courthouse. That was a bummer.

Chris

Maria Simonetti

The library needs its own parking ❤️

Kristi Wease West do this about the deck.

Done ✅

Oh good. Thanks!!

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Basketball may not be our strong point, but our officers and Councilman Jones are having a blast anyway with local kids during National Night Out! ... See MoreSee Less

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Awesome Officers! thank you for what you do. We veterans understand some of your sacrifice.

Emily Thomas and Amanda Grover: recognize the little guy in yellow?

It’s #NationalNightOut! And the convoy of HPD, HFD, and city leaders will be leaving #Harrisonburg City Hall soon to visit city neighborhoods! #nno2019 ... See MoreSee Less

It’s #NationalNightOut! And the convoy of HPD, HFD, and city leaders will be leaving #Harrisonburg City Hall soon to visit city neighborhoods! #nno2019

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Harrisonburg, VA - Government

The bioreactor project continues in Purcell Park today! With the assistance of Ridge to Reefs, Harrisonburg Public Works staff is installing pipes and filling the bioreactor with the wood chips from last week’s ash tree removal in Westover Park. The bioreactor will soon improve Purcell Pond’s water quality. ... See MoreSee Less

Lots of fun at the #NationalNightOut kick off event outside at the Valley Mall! HFD Chief Bennett is about to get in the dunking booth! Snow cones, golf carts rides and more fun here until 2pm! Stop on by! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Early online registration begins tomorrow for city residents for September-December Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation programs!
www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157506380129675/?type=3&theater
www.harrisonburgva.gov/program-registrationThe Fall/Winter 2019 Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Activity Guide has been posted online! From pottery to basketball or from ballet to dodgeball, learn about the wide variety of classes and activities being offered: www.harrisonburgva.gov/activities

Early online registration for city residents begins August 5.
Regular In Person Registration for city residents begins August 12.
Regular In Person Registration for non-residents begins August 13.
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Early online registration begins tomorrow for city residents for September-December Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation programs! 
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http://www.harrisonburgva.gov/program-registration

3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Today is the last day of the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday. Save money by shopping for your school, emergency, and energy saving products!
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www.tax.virginia.gov/virginia-sales-tax-holidayThe Virginia Sales Tax Holiday starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday!

More info: www.tax.virginia.gov/virginia-sales-tax-holiday
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Today is the last day of the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday. Save money by shopping for your school, emergency, and energy saving products! 
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#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall (409 S Main St) this month on Thursday, August 29 from 9am-4pm! ... See MoreSee Less

#DMVConnect will be back at Harrisonburg City Hall (409 S Main St) this month on Thursday, August 29 from 9am-4pm!

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Looking for a career? Were hiring! Current opportunities: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg

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It’s a beautiful Friday in #Harrisonburg! The weekend is almost here!

Harrisonburg has a new advocate in encouraging and welcoming visitors to the Friendly City!
Jennifer Bell, formerly the City of Winchester Downtown Manager, has officially joined the City of Harrisonburg staff as tourism manager. She is responsible for Harrisonburg Tourism and Visitor Services Visit Harrisonburg Virginia, including managing the Hardesty Higgins House Visitor Center, developing strong partnerships with area businesses and regional partners, recruiting conferences and meetings and assisting in the advocacy of the tourism industry.
Bell is eager to begin shining a fresh light on all Harrisonburg provides to visitors.

“Harrisonburg is a dynamic city with much to offer tourists – from unique restaurants and shops to numerous attractions ranging from traditional museums to active outdoor adventures,” Bell said. “I am thrilled to be able to contribute to the growth of the Friendly City.”

Tourism continues to be a strong economic driver within Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley region. It also is a top priority for the Harrisonburg City Council and the Economic Development Department.

Bringing in someone with Bell’s experience will make a big difference in how the City approaches those efforts. She has worked in economic development, tourism and community development for the last 12 years. With her most recent position, in Winchester, Bell led the promotion and revitalization of Old Town Winchester – resulting in a net gain of 44 new businesses, $12 million in private investment, an $8 million increase in spending yearly at downtown restaurants, significant gains in parking revenue and the doubling of meals tax collected.

City officials are excited to see Bell’s impact on economic development in Harrisonburg.
“Tourism is a vital piece of our economic development strategy,” explained Brian Shull, Harrisonburg’s economic development director. “The Shenandoah Valley is a powerful tourism magnet, and Harrisonburg wants to continue to be our visitors’ home base as they explore all the beauty and experiences that the Valley has to offer. Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership skills, and I am so excited to have her hit the ground running as Harrisonburg’s tourism manager.”

Harrisonburg Tourism Manager Jennifer Bell
Bell’s first day was Monday, July 29. Her office is located within the Hardesty-Higgins Visitor Center at 212 S. Main St. The house also hosts a Civil War Orientation Center and the Valley Turnpike Museum.
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Harrisonburg has a new advocate in encouraging and welcoming visitors to the Friendly City!
Jennifer Bell, formerly the City of Winchester Downtown Manager, has officially joined the City of Harrisonburg staff as tourism manager. She is responsible for Harrisonburg Tourism and Visitor Services Visit Harrisonburg Virginia, including managing the Hardesty Higgins House Visitor Center, developing strong partnerships with area businesses and regional partners, recruiting conferences and meetings and assisting in the advocacy of the tourism industry.
Bell is eager to begin shining a fresh light on all Harrisonburg provides to visitors.

“Harrisonburg is a dynamic city with much to offer tourists – from unique restaurants and shops to numerous attractions ranging from traditional museums to active outdoor adventures,” Bell said. “I am thrilled to be able to contribute to the growth of the Friendly City.”

Tourism continues to be a strong economic driver within Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley region. It also is a top priority for the Harrisonburg City Council and the Economic Development Department.

Bringing in someone with Bell’s experience will make a big difference in how the City approaches those efforts. She has worked in economic development, tourism and community development for the last 12 years. With her most recent position, in Winchester, Bell led the promotion and revitalization of Old Town Winchester – resulting in a net gain of 44 new businesses, $12 million in private investment, an $8 million increase in spending yearly at downtown restaurants, significant gains in parking revenue and the doubling of meals tax collected.

City officials are excited to see Bell’s impact on economic development in Harrisonburg.
“Tourism is a vital piece of our economic development strategy,” explained Brian Shull, Harrisonburg’s economic development director. “The Shenandoah Valley is a powerful tourism magnet, and Harrisonburg wants to continue to be our visitors’ home base as they explore all the beauty and experiences that the Valley has to offer. Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership skills, and I am so excited to have her hit the ground running as Harrisonburg’s tourism manager.”

Harrisonburg Tourism Manager Jennifer Bell
Bell’s first day was Monday, July 29. Her office is located within the Hardesty-Higgins Visitor Center at 212 S. Main St. The house also hosts a Civil War Orientation Center and the Valley Turnpike Museum.

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Welcome to Harrisonburg, Jennifer! Looking forward to meeting you as you work to shine the spotlight on the Friendly City!

Welcome, I hope to always be the best, hand in hand we move forward

Welcome to the City Jennifer!!

3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

As crews work to bring down damaged ash trees at Westover Park, another project benefiting from the destruction caused by the emerald ash borer moves closer to fruition.
The City of Harrisonburg has partnered with nonprofit Ridge to Reefs to install a woodchip bioreactor at Purcell Park, using funding from a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant.
Ash trees removed from Westover Park due to beetle damage will be turned into woodchips for the project.
Learn more: bit.ly/2SV8ppt

Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation
The Westover Park ash tree project continues today. Mission Mulch is at the park today using their large wood chipper to help us repurpose wood from the ash trees for our Purcell Park bioreactor project. The bioreactor will help improve the water quality of Purcell Park pond. For more information about the emerald ash borer and it's affects on ash trees in Harrisonburg or our Urban Wood Utilization program visit our website at www.harrisonburgva.gov/urban-forestry-program.
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The Virginia Sales Tax Holiday starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday!

More info: www.tax.virginia.gov/virginia-sales-tax-holiday
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The Virginia Sales Tax Holiday starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday! 

More info: https://www.tax.virginia.gov/virginia-sales-tax-holiday

3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Reminder about the tree removal at Westover Park: www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/posts/10157498799659675Staff with Harrisonburg’s Parks and Recreation and Public Works departments have begun removing 200 infected ash trees from Westover Park that have been damaged by emerald ash borers, an invasive species to our area.
The effort, which began Monday, seeks to re-utilize the trees through an environmental project taking place at Purcell Park. A bioreactor, which uses wood chips to help remove nitrate out of water, will be installed at Purcell to help filter run-off before it enters the park’s pond. In addition to the 200 trees being removed in the coming days, another 470 trees are expected to be removed from Westover Park in the near future, all of which will support City projects.

The effort will allow City staff to reuse the trees, which would otherwise die in the coming years due to emerald ash borer infestations already taking place. In turn, the bioreactor will cut down on the growth of algae in the Purcell Park pond, and removed trees will gradually be replaced by a diverse mix of trees.

Some 500 native seedlings have already been purchased and will be planted in the fall, and another 100 to 150 larger trees will be purchased later this year for planting in October and November. Parks and Recreation plans to plant one tree for every one removed.

“While we are saddened by the loss of the trees and what that will mean for the beauty and environment of Westover Park, it is reassuring to know that this loss will support the health of Purcell Park and the area’s water quality,” Parks and Recreation Director Luanne Santangelo said. “Staff has worked tirelessly to mitigate the impact of the emerald ash borers since they arrived in our area in 2016, and we know this project will ultimately have a positive impact on our community.”

The emerald ash borer not only eats the leaves of ash trees, but the young beetles feed on the inner bark of the trees, damaging the tree. They are responsible for the death of hundreds of millions of trees in North America, according to the Arbor Day Foundation.

As a result, Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation began the Urban Wood Utilization program to find ways to reuse ash trees staff knew could not be saved. The wood has already been used on some City projects, and more information is available online at www.harrisonburgva.gov/urban-forestry-program.

The bioreactor is being done through a partnership with Ridge to Reefs. It is expected to begin operation in early August. Westover Park will remain open during work, and visitors should not cross orange construction fencing or approach or climb on equipment.
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3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

*NEW WEDNESDAY LOCATION* The Recycling Mobile Unit is at Park View Mennonite Church - 1600 College Ave - until 12pm today:
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www.harrisonburgva.gov/recyclingThe Mobile Recycling Unit program is undergoing a few changes. Over the last three months, Public Works has operated the Mobile Recycling Unit six days a week to provide more convenient recycling options to its community. The feedback on the program has been positive, however just like many new programs, they require some adjustments. The photo is a heat map that helps staff track where most recycling participants are coming from.
Using this data and the visitor counts at the Recycling Mobile Unit locations and the Convenience Center located at 2055 Beery Rd, the Recycling Mobile Unit will no longer be at the Dream Come True playground and Purcell Park locations. However, Public Works is adding Park View Mennonite Church, located at 1600 College Avenue on Wednesdays, starting July 31st.

We sincerely appreciate the participation and feedback from our citizens as we work towards providing the best possible recycling program for our community. Visitors to the Mobile Recycling Unit will be asked to sort their items by type. Plastics #3-7 are no longer acceptable. An attendant will be on hand to help with any questions.

The Mobile Recycling Unit will be located at the following locations on the day listed from 8:00am to noon:
Mondays - Lucy Simms Center, 620 Simms Ave.
Tuesdays – Westover Park, 305 S. Dogwood Drive, at the swimming pool/skate park parking lot
Wednesdays – Park View Mennonite Church, 1600 College Avenue
Thursdays – The walking track small parking lot at W. Gay St. & N. Willow St.
Saturdays – Farmers Market, 345 S. Main St., in the Old City Hall parking lot.

www.harrisonburgva.gov/recycling
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*NEW WEDNESDAY LOCATION* The Recycling Mobile Unit is at Park View Mennonite Church - 1600 College Ave - until 12pm today:
https://www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157514264059675/?type=3&theater
https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/recycling

The 36th Annual National Night Out (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), is a week away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019!

New for 2019 in Harrisonburg will be a NNO Kick Off Event at Valley Mall from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Join HPD in the parking lot east of Belk for a fun time of vehicle displays, golf car rides, face painting and a dunk tank!

Scheduled stops for the National Night Out 2019 VIP Convoy:

Harrisonburg City Hall Kick-Off 5:00pm
North East Neighborhood Association, Effinger St. 5:20pm
Harris Gardens Apartment Complex 5:50pm
Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community 6:30pm
Overlook at Stone Spring 7:10pm
Mosby Heights Complex 7:35pm

National Night Out is designed to:
-Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
-Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;
-Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
-Send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

www.harrisonburgva.gov/national-night-out
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The 36th Annual National Night Out (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), is a week away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019!

New for 2019 in Harrisonburg will be a NNO Kick Off Event at Valley Mall from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Join HPD in the parking lot east of Belk for a fun time of vehicle displays, golf car rides, face painting and a dunk tank!

Scheduled stops for the National Night Out 2019 VIP Convoy:

Harrisonburg City Hall Kick-Off 5:00pm
North East Neighborhood Association, Effinger St. 5:20pm
Harris Gardens Apartment Complex 5:50pm
Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community 6:30pm 
Overlook at Stone Spring 7:10pm
Mosby Heights Complex 7:35pm

National Night Out is designed to:
-Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
-Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;
-Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
-Send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/national-night-out

The City of Harrisonburg’s Parks and Recreation Department is inviting area youth to participate in the sixth annual Harrisonburg Youth TryAthlon.
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The event, to be held Saturday, August 10, works as an introduction to triathlons in hopes that youth continue to participate in these activities. The focus of the event is completion over competition.

All those who finish the Youth TryAthlon will receive a medal for their efforts, and staff will be on hand along the entire course to assist and support participants.

“We want to provide our local youth with a great introductory experience to triathlons,” explained Parks and Recreation Athletics and Special Events Manager Erik Dart. “This event will help build our participants’ confidence and excitement in hopes of future participation in all sorts of related events.”
TryAthletes will participate in either a 25-, 50-,100- or 150-meter swim in Westover Pool, depending on their age, before transitioning to either a 1-mile (ages 5-10) or 2.5-mile (ages 11-17) bike ride through Westover Park’s walking and biking trail. The TryAthlon will then wrap up with a 0.5-mile (ages 5-10) or 1-mile (ages 11-17) run through Westover.

The deadline to register is this Friday, August 2, or when the maximum of 100 participants has been reached. The program also is still in need of volunteers to assist event participants. Those interested should contact Erik Dart as soon as possible if interested.

This event is open to ages 5-17. Additional course information and registration can be found at www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/youth-tryathlon
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The City of Harrisonburg’s Parks and Recreation Department is inviting area youth to participate in the sixth annual Harrisonburg Youth TryAthlon.
https://www.facebook.com/events/559218344599871/
The event, to be held Saturday, August 10, works as an introduction to triathlons in hopes that youth continue to participate in these activities. The focus of the event is completion over competition.

All those who finish the Youth TryAthlon will receive a medal for their efforts, and staff will be on hand along the entire course to assist and support participants.

“We want to provide our local youth with a great introductory experience to triathlons,” explained Parks and Recreation Athletics and Special Events Manager Erik Dart. “This event will help build our participants’ confidence and excitement in hopes of future participation in all sorts of related events.”
TryAthletes will participate in either a 25-, 50-,100- or 150-meter swim in Westover Pool, depending on their age, before transitioning to either a 1-mile (ages 5-10) or 2.5-mile (ages 11-17) bike ride through Westover Park’s walking and biking trail. The TryAthlon will then wrap up with a 0.5-mile (ages 5-10) or 1-mile (ages 11-17) run through Westover.

The deadline to register is this Friday, August 2, or when the maximum of 100 participants has been reached. The program also is still in need of volunteers to assist event participants. Those interested should contact Erik Dart as soon as possible if interested.

This event is open to ages 5-17. Additional course information and registration can be found at www.HarrisonburgVA.gov/youth-tryathlon

3 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Splash Pass B.O.L.- Officers have been operating under a B.O.L. for youngsters doing good things in the community. HPD is pleased to report that finding kids doing great things was an easy task.
Pictured below you will find children who were helping others on the playground, children who greeted officer to learn about being a police officer and children playing well together in a local neighborhood.
The Splash Pass program, a collaboration between HPD and Parks and Recreation serves as a way to bring officers and local children closer together through positive experiences. The children and the officers both enjoy the Splash Pass experience.
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The Mobile Recycling Unit program is undergoing a few changes. Over the last three months, Public Works has operated the Mobile Recycling Unit six days a week to provide more convenient recycling options to its community. The feedback on the program has been positive, however just like many new programs, they require some adjustments. The photo is a heat map that helps staff track where most recycling participants are coming from.
Using this data and the visitor counts at the Recycling Mobile Unit locations and the Convenience Center located at 2055 Beery Rd, the Recycling Mobile Unit will no longer be at the Dream Come True playground and Purcell Park locations. However, Public Works is adding Park View Mennonite Church, located at 1600 College Avenue on Wednesdays, starting July 31st.

We sincerely appreciate the participation and feedback from our citizens as we work towards providing the best possible recycling program for our community. Visitors to the Mobile Recycling Unit will be asked to sort their items by type. Plastics #3-7 are no longer acceptable. An attendant will be on hand to help with any questions.

The Mobile Recycling Unit will be located at the following locations on the day listed from 8:00am to noon:
Mondays - Lucy Simms Center, 620 Simms Ave.
Tuesdays – Westover Park, 305 S. Dogwood Drive, at the swimming pool/skate park parking lot
Wednesdays – Park View Mennonite Church, 1600 College Avenue
Thursdays – The walking track small parking lot at W. Gay St. & N. Willow St.
Saturdays – Farmers Market, 345 S. Main St., in the Old City Hall parking lot.

www.harrisonburgva.gov/recycling
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The Mobile Recycling Unit program is undergoing a few changes. Over the last three months, Public Works has operated the Mobile Recycling Unit six days a week to provide more convenient recycling options to its community. The feedback on the program has been positive, however just like many new programs, they require some adjustments. The photo is a heat map that helps staff track where most recycling participants are coming from. 
Using this data and the visitor counts at the Recycling Mobile Unit locations and the Convenience Center located at 2055 Beery Rd, the Recycling Mobile Unit will no longer be at the Dream Come True playground and Purcell Park locations. However, Public Works is adding Park View Mennonite Church, located at 1600 College Avenue on Wednesdays, starting July 31st.

We sincerely appreciate the participation and feedback from our citizens as we work towards providing the best possible recycling program for our community. Visitors to the Mobile Recycling Unit will be asked to sort their items by type. Plastics #3-7 are no longer acceptable. An attendant will be on hand to help with any questions.

The Mobile Recycling Unit will be located at the following locations on the day listed from 8:00am to noon:
Mondays - Lucy Simms Center, 620 Simms Ave. 
Tuesdays – Westover Park, 305 S. Dogwood Drive, at the swimming pool/skate park parking lot 
Wednesdays – Park View Mennonite Church, 1600 College Avenue 
Thursdays – The walking track small parking lot at W. Gay St. & N. Willow St. 
Saturdays – Farmers Market, 345 S. Main St., in the Old City Hall parking lot. 

https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/recycling

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Nina Simmons they still take certain plastics according to the website

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4 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Next weekend, August 2-4, is the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday!
During the sales tax holiday period, consumers can purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star and WaterSense products without paying sales tax. This includes qualifying items purchased online, by mail or over the phone.
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Detailed lists of exempt items can be found at: www.tax.virginia.gov/virginia-sales-tax-holidayMark your calendars - August 2-4 is the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday! Learn more: www.tax.virginia.gov/virginia-sales-tax-holiday
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Next weekend, August 2-4, is the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday!
During the sales tax holiday period, consumers can purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star and WaterSense products without paying sales tax. This includes qualifying items purchased online, by mail or over the phone.
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Detailed lists of exempt items can be found at: https://www.tax.virginia.gov/virginia-sales-tax-holiday

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What are your plans for helping the homeless in Harrisonburg?

Just now your street sweeper kept coming and blew a cloud of street dirt into the open windows of my car i was loading, even though i gestured that i was about to move it. I would have thought they would appeciate the chance to sweep the side of the street and not just the middle.

The Fall/Winter 2019 Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Activity Guide has been posted online! From pottery to basketball or from ballet to dodgeball, learn about the wide variety of classes and activities being offered: www.harrisonburgva.gov/activities

Early online registration for city residents begins August 5.
Regular In Person Registration for city residents begins August 12.
Regular In Person Registration for non-residents begins August 13.
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The Fall/Winter 2019 Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Activity Guide has been posted online! From pottery to basketball or from ballet to dodgeball, learn about the wide variety of classes and activities being offered: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/activities

Early online registration for city residents begins August 5.
Regular In Person Registration for city residents begins August 12.
Regular In Person Registration for non-residents begins August 13.

The City of Harrisonburg will be offering Police Officer testing on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
Learn more: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2515326/police-officer-testing
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The City of Harrisonburg will be offering Police Officer testing on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
Learn more: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2515326/police-officer-testing

Due to needed maintenance to the dive pool filtration system, the Movie at Westover Pool event has been cancelled for this evening and will be rescheduled for a later date. An alternative date will be announced once maintenance is complete and a date is scheduled. ... See MoreSee Less

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Will pool be open tomorrow?

Do you want to utilize your organizational skills, customer service skills and love of sports in a youth athletics league setting? If so, the City of Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department's Recreation Aide - Athletics may be the right job for you! www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2491963/recreation-aide-athletics ... See MoreSee Less

Do you want to utilize your organizational skills, customer service skills and love of sports in a youth athletics league setting? If so, the City of Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Departments Recreation Aide - Athletics may be the right job for you! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harrisonburg/jobs/2491963/recreation-aide-athletics

4 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Movie Night at Westover Pool is TONIGHT starting at 8pm! Smallfoot will be playing! There is no cost to attend and the pool will be open!
www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157486717824675/?type=3&theater“Smallfoot” is coming to Westover Pool!
The 2018 animated comedy, which tells the story of a village of Yetis that discover that humans really do exist, will be shown Friday, July 26, from 8-10pm at the pool complex, at 305 S. Dogwood Drive. There is no cost to attend, and the pool will be open for all interested. The diving board and splashpad will be closed to reduce noise during the film.
The event will allow the community to get outside while enjoying a family-friendly experience.

“Bring your bathing suit, bring your friends, and come ready for a fun night under the stars in front of the big screen,” Kristin Lam, Parks and Recreation aquatics manager, said. “We are very excited to be able to provide a free movie night for our community, and we hope everyone takes advantage of this unique opportunity of a swim-in movie!”

Families are encouraged to bring their own snacks as well as chairs and blankets to use during the film. A limited amount of pool chairs will be available, and food will not be sold during the event. No alcohol is permitted inside the facility.
Those interested can call Westover Pool at 540-434-0571 with any questions.
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Movie Night at Westover Pool is TONIGHT starting at 8pm! Smallfoot will be playing! There is no cost to attend and the pool will be open!
https://www.facebook.com/HarrisonburgVA/photos/a.397538039674/10157486717824675/?type=3&theater

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Due to needed maintenance to the dive pool filtration system, the Movie at Westover Pool event has been cancelled for this evening and will be rescheduled for a later date. An alternative date will be announced once maintenance is complete and a date is scheduled.

4 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

Photos from the Community Walk last evening:The Harrisonburg Police Department, the Harrisonburg Fire Department and other city departments participated in a community walk in the area of Greendale Road, Horseshoe Lane and Carriage Drive. This event provided an opportunity for officers and community stakeholders to go door to door connecting with residents through conversation.

The ‘Community Walk’ program was established to help bring together law enforcement and the citizens it serves with the goal of building mutual trust.
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4 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

The Harrisonburg Police Department wants your help in fighting crime by taking part in the Harrisonburg Community Cams Program:Harrisonburg Police Department is looking for the support of area residents and business owners when it comes to keeping an eye out in our community.

The Harrisonburg Community Cams Program (HCCP) allows individuals and businesses to voluntarily register the locations of their video surveillance systems with HPD so officers know where video footage may be available following a crime. If an incident were to occur nearby, HPD officers may contact the camera’s owner and ask them to check their video surveillance system for a specific date and time for video that may show criminal activity.

The effort will help provide some extra eyes in the community and bring residents and police closer together in keeping neighborhoods safe.

“We can’t be everywhere at once, so it is important for us to work closely with our partners throughout the Harrisonburg community to keep an eye out and support the safety and security of our residents and businesses,” HPD Chief Eric English said. “We are very lucky to have such an engaged and caring community here in the Friendly City, and we always appreciate our residents and business owners being eager to support both our crime fighting efforts and community engagement programs.”

Registration is voluntary and there is no cost associated with registration. Registering your information does not provide the Harrisonburg Police Department with direct access to your camera. You may delete your registration at any time by notifying the Harrisonburg Police Department

Register Online
www.harrisonburgva.gov/community-cams
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The Harrisonburg Police Department wants your help in fighting crime by taking part in the Harrisonburg Community Cams Program:

#DMVConnect is back at Harrisonburg City Hall (409 S Main St) TODAY from 9am-4pm! ... See MoreSee Less

#DMVConnect is back at Harrisonburg City Hall (409 S Main St) TODAY from 9am-4pm!

4 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

The sidewalks on North Main Street are DONE!! There’s still work happening across the road, but you should find it much easier to walk to your favorite businesses on the newly reconstructed sidewalks now. Take advantage of this beautiful day to come see it for yourself! Thanks so much for your patience as the city works to make our streets more beautiful and accessible! ... See MoreSee Less

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I didn't know it was a problem till now...

4 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

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4 weeks ago

Harrisonburg, VA - Government

A beautiful summer day in #Harrisonburg today! Don’t forget that July is #ParksAndRecreationMonth! And it’s a great day to visit one of our parks! The sunflowers at Westover Park are in bloom! @ Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation ... See MoreSee Less