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City of Shamokin
Incorporated 1864 City Status 1949


City Hall
47 East Lincoln Street   Shamokin  PA  17872
(570) 644-0876  Fax: (570) 648-0948
Office Hours:
 Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM


City Administrator

The city administrator is appointed by an affirmative vote of a majority of all members of city council. Assigned the powers and duties relating to the efficient general management of city business, the administrator oversees the enforcement of city ordinances and regulations, and directs and supervises the administration of all departments and functions of the city, except as otherwise provided by ordinance or law. The administrator attends all meetings of city council with the right to take part in the discussions, but without the right to vote, and is also responsible to prepare and submit the annual budget for review and approval by the city council. Other duties include negotiating contracts for the city subject to the approval of city council, make recommendations concerning the nature and location of municipal improvements, execute municipal improvements as determined by the city council, and to perform such other functions as may be designated by the city council.

City Administrator: Robert M. Slaby
47 East Lincoln Street, Shamokin, PA 17872
Telephone: (570) 644-0876 Fax: (570) 648-0948
8:00am - 4:00pm Monday-Friday

Code Enforcement Officer

Building and housing codes are the way in which the city exercises its police powers to control construction and maintain the quality of existing structures within the city. Building codes assure the construction of safe structures to protect their occupants and the public from injury resulting from collapse, rapid conflagration or new construction defects. The city has adopted, by ordinance, the Uniform Construction and Property Maintenance Codes which the code enforcement department is responsible for enforcing in addition to the various other codes adopted by the City of Shamokin. This department also issues permits and licenses.

Code Enforcement Officer: Bruce Rogers
47 East Lincoln Street, Shamokin, PA 17872
Telephone: (570) 644-0876 Fax: (570) 648-0948
8:00am - 4:00pm Monday-Friday

Treasurer's Office

The treasurer is an elected officer and must hold a degree in accounting. The city treasurer's office handles the city's accounting for all city funds. The treasurer is responsible for maintaining the city's general ledger and making sure all financial accounts are accurate and up-to-date. The city treasurer also serves as the city tax collector and collects all real estate, per capita, and occupational taxes including 511 taxes. The treasurer prepares monthly and yearly financial statements for the city council.

City Treasurer: Brenda Scandle
47 East Lincoln Street, PO Box 584, Shamokin, PA 17872
Telephone: (570) 648-7731
8:00am - 4:00pm Monday-Friday
Closed Wednesdays 12:00PM - 1:00PM for lunch

Community and Economic Development

The community development office is responsible for administering the city's community development block grant program (CDBG). Each year the city is entitled CDBG funds based upon a formula through the Department of Community and Economic Development. The CDBG funds are used to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income persons.

SEDA-COG: Betsy Kramer, Revitalization Coordinator
525 N Market St, Shamokin, PA 17872
Telephone: (570) 524-4491
Monday and Thursday 8:00 am - noon, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm, and by appt

City Solicitor

The solicitor is the chief legal advisor and is responsible for directing the city's legal matters. The solicitor must furnish written legal opinions when requested by council, the mayor or other elected officials. The solicitor prepares all bonds, obligations, contracts, leases, conveyances and assurances to which the city is part, as directed by resolution or ordinance. In addition, the solicitor commences and prosecutes all suits and actions brought by the city, and defends the city or its officers against suits and actions.

Edward Greco
Edward C Greco Law Offices
660 Chestnut St
Kulpmont, PA 17834 Telephone:570-373-3655

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