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:
City Administrator, 570-208-4157
Media requests, 570-208-4152
City Attorney, 570-208-4155
Right-To-Know Officer, 570-208-4155
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
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
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
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
Automated Directory, 570-208-4200
Parking Enforcement/Abandoned Vehicles on Streets, 570-208-4232
Police Records, 570-208-4210
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.