Wilkes-Barre mayor, staff temporarily relocating to Innovation Center

Christel Deskins

Wilkes-Barre Mayor George Brown, shown standing at Thursday night’s city council meeting at the Innovation Center, will temporarily relocate Monday with his administrative staff to the lower-level office space in the center at 7 S. Main St. in Wilkes-Barre. Their stay will last as long as it takes to repair […]


			
				                                Wilkes-Barre Mayor George Brown, shown standing at Thursday night’s city council meeting at the Innovation Center, will temporarily relocate Monday with his administrative staff to the lower-level office space in the center at 7 S. Main St. in Wilkes-Barre. Their stay will last as long as it takes to repair the air conditioning and the inoperable elevator at City Hall. 
                                 Jerry Lynott | Times Leader

Wilkes-Barre Mayor George Brown, shown standing at Thursday night’s city council meeting at the Innovation Center, will temporarily relocate Monday with his administrative staff to the lower-level office space in the center at 7 S. Main St. in Wilkes-Barre. Their stay will last as long as it takes to repair the air conditioning and the inoperable elevator at City Hall.

Jerry Lynott | Times Leader

WILKES-BARRE — On Monday Mayor George Brown and his administrative staff will temporarily relocate to the lower level of the Innovation Center from their fourth-floor offices at City Hall.

The relocation to 7 S. Main St. will last as long as it takes to repair the air conditioning and elevator at City Hall. Other city departments will remain in City Hall at 40 E. Market St.

“It will be a functioning and working office,” Brown said Friday. He said he will be able to meet there with visitors by appointment.

The office space is being donated by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, Brown said.

The Innovation Center previously served as city headquarters from April 13 to June 22 while City Hall underwent repairs for damage caused by a storm that tore off a portion of the roof.

There will be enough room for administrative meetings in accordance with the guidelines for social distancing set by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.

There is no direct phone at the relocated office space, so residents are encouraged to leave detailed messages with their name, phone number, address, and reason for calling, when contacting the mayor’s office at 570.208.4158. Calls will be returned as soon as possible. The mayor’s office also can be reached by private message on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/WilkesBarreCity, and through the contact form on the city’s website at https://www.wilkes-barre.city/.

City Hall numbers are:

Mayor, 570-208-4158

City Administrator, 570-208-4157

Media requests, 570-208-4152

City Attorney, 570-208-4155

Right-To-Know Officer, 570-208-4155

Assessor, 570-208-4108

Building Code official, 570-208-4286

Buyer Notification, 570-208-1629

Building Code Enforcement, 570-208-1629

Contractor Licenses and Permits, 570-208-1629

City Clerk/City Council, 570-208-4117

Ordinances and Regulations, 570-208-4117

City Controller, 570-208-4142

Department of Public Works, 570-208-4240

Garbage Collection, 570-208-4240

Parks & Recreation/Hollenback Golf Course, 570-208-4251

Storm Flooding – Streets & Alleys, 570-208-4240, after hours 911

Drainage/Clogged Street Drain, 570-208-4811

Recycling, 570-208-4240

Streets (Line Painting/ Potholes/Cleaning), 570-208-4240

Sanitary Sewers/Clogged Sewers, 570-208-4811

Snow Removal, 570-208-4240

Street Lights, 570-208-4167

Fire Department Emergency, 911

Ambulance, 911

Fire Department Non-emergency, 570-208-4260

Fire Chief’s Office, 570-208-4261

Fire Inspector, 570-208-4260

Finance/Accounts Payable, 570-208-4174

Grant Coordinator, 570-208-4247

Health Department, 570-208-4268

Abandoned Vehicles on Private Property, 570-208-4268

Animal Control Officer, 570-208-4268

Clinical Services, 570-208-4284

Nursing Services, 570-208-4283

Rental Property Licensing/Inspection, 570-208-4268

Restaurant/Retail Food/Food Vendors, 570-208-4268

“Quality of Life” Complaints, 570-208-4268

Housing Authority, 570-825-6657

Human Resources, 570-208-4173

KOZ Program, 570-208-4133

Office of Economic and Community Development (OECD), 570-208-4135

Rehab Specialist, 570-208-4130

Community Action Team/Community Support Director, 570-208-4167

Program Manager/Fair Housing, 570-208-4132

Operations/Engineer, 570-208-4177

ADA Compliance, 570-208-4177

Capital Projects Program Manager, 570-208-4138

Planning & Zoning, 570-208-4164

Handicapped Parking, 570-208-4192

Police Emergency, 911

Non-emergency/Information, 570-208-4214

Automated Directory, 570-208-4200

Parking Enforcement/Abandoned Vehicles on Streets, 570-208-4232

Police Records, 570-208-4210

Purchasing, 570-208-4313

Special Events & Business Licensing, 570-208-4149

Tax Office, 570-208-4192

Parking Tickets, 570-208-4193

Parking Permits, 570-208-1629

Reach Jerry Lynott at 570-991-6120 or on Twitter @TLJerryLynott.

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