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November 20, 2018
It takes all kinds to make a city run smoothly, and while you may not be familiar with the work Susannah Bartlett does, it's remarkably important to the quality of life here in Lancaster. Susannah came to us from Syracuse a little under a year ago and has already made quite an impact with her knowledge of city planning and passion for data! Read on to learn about Susannah, both at and outside of City Hall!  Name: Susannah Bartlett What is your position? Community Development Administrator But no, really, what does that position do? A big part of my job is helping to administer the Community... read more
November 16, 2018
City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no street cleaning on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. Penn Waste trash and recycling collections will be delayed one day. Thursday customers will be collected on Friday, November 23. Friday customers will be collected on Saturday, November 24. All routes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be collected on the regularly scheduled day. The Lancaster Parking Authority will not enforce parking restrictions on Thursday, November 22. On Friday, November 23 they... read more
November 14, 2018
Penn Waste will begin their routes at 3:00 a.m. tomorrow in preparation for the impending inclement weather. If your trash collection is on Thursday, please place your bins out tonight. Thank you for your cooperation!
November 14, 2018
Now that temperatures have dipped and snow is in the forecast, we'd like to remind Lancaster City residents about snow emergency procedures and other winter weather reminders so that they can prepare. If you have any questions about the following information, please contact info@cityoflancasterpa.com.  Get Connected Snow emergency and other winter weather-related updates will be posted here on the City's website, and pushed out through social media and other channels. Follow us on social media: Facebook - facebook.com/cityoflancasterpa Twitter - twitter.com/cityoflancpa Instagram - instagram.... read more
November 2, 2018
Join the City of Lancaster and Mahan Rykiel for a community meeting regarding Lancaster Square on Wednesday, November 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 120 N. Duke St.  The project team will present a summary of public outreach and the preliminary design process, and how this effort shaped the preferred design of the public plaza. 
November 1, 2018
Next Tuesday, November 6 is the first Tuesday in November - Election Day! The City will be closed for Election Day. - There will be NO street cleaning on Tuesday, November 6. - There WILL be trash collection. Trash, recycling and bagged leaves will be collected as regularly scheduled. If you have any questions, please call the Solid Waste Hotline at (717) 291-4744.
October 29, 2018
The public is invited to join Lancaster Public Art at a reception for “Queering the Arts,” an exhibit honoring the queer experience, in City Hall Gallery, 120 N. Duke St., on Friday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m. The show will run through the end of November. The exhibit is in celebration of LGBT History month in October, and Transgender Awareness Week and the Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20. “Queering the Arts” provides a snapshot of what artists within the transgender community are creating, to shed light on the thoughts, preoccupations, aesthetics and politics of queer artists. Barry Russell, founder of... read more
October 25, 2018
In partnership with the Lancaster County Mosquito-Borne Disease program, the City of Lancaster will hold a free tire collection on Saturday, Nov, 10 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bureau of Parks building, 421 S. Broad St. Tires provide excellent habitat for mosquitoes, like the Asian tiger mosquito, a potential vector of Zika virus, and a number of other mosquitoes species that may be a nuisance or spread other diseases, such as West Nile virus. The collection is open to anyone living in Lancaster County. No preregistration is necessary, but please bring proof of address (drivers license,... read more
October 19, 2018
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 Monday, October 22, 8 am to 2 pm, and continue for approximately 4 weeks. See link below for addresses scheduled to be flushed. 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 any questions or concerns they can call the Water... read more
October 19, 2018
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 Friday October 19, 2018, 2018 at 8:00 AM, the boil water advisory is lifted for customers residing at: 100, 101, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 116, 118, 119, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211 Princess Ave 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... read more

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