South Penn Street to shut down Tuesday for Clean Sweep

York City crews will be conducting street cleaning from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 on South Penn Street.

Sections of South Penn Street will be closed Tuesday for a Clean Sweep to address litter and property-maintenance issues.

The city's Civil Enforcement Unit will conduct the street cleaning Tuesday, April 10, on South Penn Street from West Market Street south to Kings Mill Road in York City, according to a news release.

Parking along the street will not be permitted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day to allow crews to clean the streets, including the curblines. 

Signs will be posted to alert residents, and any vehicles found to be parked on the street during that time period will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense, the release states.

The street will be closed to traffic in one-block sections starting on Market Street. As crews move south, they will close the block in which they are  working.

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Quality of life: Clean sweeps are a comprehensive effort between the city's fire department, bureau of permits, planning and zoning departments, police department, public works and the York County Sheriff’s Department.

They allow quality of life and property-maintenance issues to be addressed, in addition to cleaning up trash and litter, according to the release.

Property maintenance inspectors will address quality of life and safety violations, the Department of Public Works will clear trash and debris, and the police and sheriff’s departments will assist in these efforts.

However, large items left outside will not be picked up — such items must be scheduled through the large item line at 717-843-1240. Any unscheduled items will result in a Neighborhood Improvement Ordinance ticket being issued.

Residents are encouraged to aid in the cleanup by sweeping  trash and litter to the curb line in front of their properties.