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December 7, 2017
Lancaster City Council members will appoint a City treasurer to a two-year term, beginning in January. Interested individuals are asked to submit a letter of interest and resume to City Clerk Bernard Harris, at bharris@cityoflancasterpa.com, by 5 p.m., Monday, December 11. Interviews of applicants will be held at a special meeting on Thursday, December 21, beginning at 6 p.m. The City treasurer position will become vacant next month. Chris Ballentine was elected to become the treasurer in last month’s general election. He was recently appointed to fill a vacancy on City Council and has... read more
November 21, 2017
Join us in kicking off the holiday season on Friday, November 24 at the Mayor’s Tree Lighting & Tuba Christmas! Friday's festivities will include evening hours for the Lancaster Central Market from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, entertainment from the Music for Everyone Community Chorus, a performance by PRIMA Theatre, the arrival of Santa Claus, the lighting of the Christmas tree, and of course, Tuba Christmas! Post-Tree Lighting activities include Visits with Santa held in the lobby of the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square & Lancaster County Convention Center from 7:30 to 9:00 pm, and Horse-Drawn... read more
November 20, 2017
City offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no street cleaning on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24. All regular Penn Waste trash and recycling collections will be delayed one day. Thursday customers will be collected on Friday, Nov. 24. Friday customers will be collected on Saturday, Nov. 25. All collections on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be collected on the regularly scheduled day. The Lancaster City Recycling Drop-Off Center will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, and will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday,... read more
November 10, 2017
The City of Lancaster is one of eleven grantees nation-wide selected for funding for a Partners for Places matching grant, led by the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities in partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network. The $30,000 grant will enable the City of Lancaster to lead an equity-focused, community-wide planning effort resulting in a comprehensive climate action and resilience plan for the city. In other words, the plan will identify actions and a timeline for the city to dramatically reduce its contribution to climate change by reducing greenhouse... read more
November 9, 2017
Over the next two weeks, PPL and the City of Lancaster will be performing several repair projects throughout the downtown area. Please be aware of the following anticipated restrictions, and take alternative routes if possible. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Thursday, November 9, through Friday, November 10, PPL will be working on North Queen Street (Lemon to Walnut) to replace a damaged conductor between two manholes. North Queen Street will be reduced to one lane. Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12, PPL will be working in the intersection of North Queen/Chestnut (... read more
November 6, 2017
The City of Lancaster Department of Public Works will be performing a flushing of the extremities of the distribution system water main pipes to promote maximum water quality. Flushing operations will begin on Thursday, November 9 and continue Tuesday through Friday, 8 am to 2 pm, for approximately 4 weeks. See link below for addresses scheduled to be flushed during the week of November 9. These addresses are tentative and subject to change.  Flushing may cause customers to observe discolored water and a reduction in water pressure, but this occurrence should be temporary. If customers have... read more
November 4, 2017
DRINKING WATER PROBLEM CORRECTED BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED: WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK. Este informe contiene informacion muy importante sobre sy agua de beber. Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien.  As of Saturday, November 1 at 9:00 AM, the boil water advisory is lifted for customers residing at:   · 600 Block of Candlewyck Road form Salem Dr. to Bob White Lane. · 481 and 483 Salem Dr.   Your water is safe to drink and we have lifted the boil water advisory. We are pleased to report the problem has been corrected and you are no longer required to boil your water. We apologize... read more
November 2, 2017
America Recycles Day is November 15th - How will you celebrate? Recycling is an easy thing we can all do to improve our community, conserve natural resources, and create green jobs.  That’s why the City of Lancaster invites you to join in celebrating America Recycles Day on November 15th. Each year, thousands of communities across the country participate by promoting environmental citizenship and taking action to increase and improve recycling in America. Support recycling in our community and take the America Recycles Day pledge.   Together we can make recycling bigger and better 365 days a... read more
November 1, 2017
DRINKING WATER WARNING BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING BOIL WATER ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR: · 600 Block of Candlewyck Road form Salem Dr. to Bob White Lane. · 481 and 483 Salem Dr. CUSTOMERS ARE ASKED TO BOIL THEIR DRINKING WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Hiervan el agua antes de usarla. Este informe contiene informacion muy importante sobre sy agua de beber. Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 2:00 PM, the City of Lancaster Water Department has issued a boil water advisory caused by broken main. This notice is for customers residing at: · 600 Block... read more
October 31, 2017
Fiber drops have been installed on the 300, 400 and 500 blocks of W. Walnut Street. Customers on the 300 block of College Avenue, 300 blocks of W. James St. 400 and 500 blocks of W. Orange Street that signed up before September 15th are now ready for internal installs. On Monday, Oct 16th it was publically announced that there is a wide-spread wifi vulnerability in wifi devices and connectivity. All wireless connections are vulnerable to attack. It is being called a KRACKattack. We urge anyone who has a wireless device to stay up-to-date with all updates as there may be patches to prevent... read more

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