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February 19, 2015
Jeff Speck will return to Lancaster on Wednesday, March 4 to discuss the findings from his walkability study. The public is invited to his presentation at the Ware Center on March 4 at 7 PM. If you have a Facebook profile, you can RSVP here. However, no RSVP or tickets are required.
February 10, 2015
The Lancaster City Police will host a 10-week Citizen's Police Academy beginning Wednesday, March 18th. Classes will be held from 6:30 - 9 pm at the police station except for a few off-site classes. Only 20 seats are available. The Lancaster City Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA) offers citizens the opportunity to learn about the internal operations of the Lancaster City Police Department. The Citizens’ Police Academy speakers, (mostly Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice experts in their fields), provide lectures, demonstrations, tours, and hands-on activities for Academy participants. The... read more
February 4, 2015
From Penn Waste: In January, we announced that we will begin taking cartons as an acceptable recyclable item. Many households use cartons on a daily basis. Removing them from the waste stream and allowing these items to be recyclable will have a great impact on the environment. With any new recyclable material, there may be some questions. In order to provide all of our customers with as much information as possible, we created a flyer on Frequently Asked Questions about Cartons. Topics covered include what a carton is, what are they made from and how to recycle cartons. Please keep reading... read more
January 27, 2015
From Penn Waste: In anticipation of the bad weather in the forecast over the next few days, below are several winter reminders to ensure your safety, the safety of our employees and that your trash and recycling gets collected. Trash Bags – White trash bags blend in with the snow. If you have a darker colored trash bag that you could use or a trash can that you can place your bag in, it will make it easier for our employees to see ensuring that your trash gets collected. Access to Your Trash & Recycling – Please make sure there is a clear, safe path for our employees to access your trash... read more
January 20, 2015
I’m pleased to report that, thanks to intervention by Senator Smucker, PennDOT has allowed us to proceed with planned improvements to the streetscape around Central Market and the Heritage Quadrant of Penn Square. A request for proposals to complete these improvements has been issued and project bids are due by January 29th. We expect construction to begin in APRIL and continue through APRIL 2016.      This $2.2 million project is the third and final phase of our downtown streetscape improvement program, and will include new brick work and granite poetry path in the Heritage Quadrant, new... read more
January 16, 2015
We’re here today to announce the launch of the Common Sense Lancaster Legal Defense Fund. This is in response to a lawsuit against the City filed earlier this week by the Virginia-based National Rifle Association. This NRA action is being taken against the City for an Ordinance adopted in 2009 that requires city residents to report a lost or stolen gun within three days of discovering that it’s missing. I stand here today with our City Council members to tell City taxpayers – and the Pennsylvania General Assembly – why we need this simple, common sense ordinance and why we’re fighting against... read more
January 14, 2015
Yesterday, families of the victims in the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School filed suit against the town of Newton and its school board for failure to protect school children from gun violence. Today, the Virginia-based NRA filed suit against the City of Lancaster for trying to protect our citizens and visitors from gun violence. We believe it's reasonable -- and compliant with state law -- to require that people report a lost or stolen firearm within three days of discovering that it's missing. This common sense ordinance in no way imposes any type of hardship on any law abiding... read more
January 12, 2015
LNP’s Editorial Board has called upon city officials to “restore the public’s confidence in the city’s safety.” Indeed, instilling confidence in the safety, vitality and livability of the City of Lancaster is my most important responsibility. I accept that responsibility without reservation or equivocation. As mayor, I will continue to do everything government can do to maintain and enhance Lancaster’s safety and its stature as a premier community in which to live or conduct business. The murder of Nicole Mathewson was a senseless and vicious act, a loss of immeasurable magnitude, a cause of... read more
December 23, 2014
While installing Silent Symphony, the artists were asked by a couple people if they ever use their sculptures to power something. The artists' response mirrored what public art advisory board member Libby Modern discovered recently through her own project: it takes a lot to power something. John Whitaker's comment was, "With the amount of energy the sculptures produce they would be lucky to power a light bulb - not everything we create has to DO something, some things are just fun to look at, think about and enjoy!" Read more about Libby's project on her blog.
December 19, 2014
Due to demand and customer requests, the Recycling Drop Off Center located at 850 New Holland Avenue will expand weekday hours.  Beginning January 1, 2015, the Center will open earlier in each day, including Monday.  New hours will be Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Saturday hours remain the same from 8:00 a.m. – Noon.  The Center accepts various types of paper. For information or questions please call the Solid Waste Hotline at (717) 291-4762.

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