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September 14, 2017
The FREE Lancaster Letterpress Fair will feature 20+ vendors, food trucks, large format print competitions, live demonstrations, and hands-on activities for all ages. The fair will be held on the 300 block of North Queen Street in Downtown Lancaster.  Both lanes of the 300 block of North Queen Street will close starting at 8 am. Large trucks please detour Church Street to Lime Street or Chestnut Street to Lime Street, from North Queen Street. Both lanes will reopen at 6 pm.   Road Closures 8:00 am                 Both lanes of the 300 block of N. Queen Street closed 6:00 pm                ... read more
September 8, 2017
1) Last week our crews were installing fiber drops to customers on the 300 and 400 blocks of West Chestnut Street. 2) Our crews also began the preliminary stages of construction in the Southeast neighborhoods. 3) Any customer who receives a post card on their door are able to call customer service to schedule their internal installation (please see link below in conjuncture with this announcement). 4) Any customer who received on their door are encouraged to sign up by the date placed on the door knocker in order to receive a fiber drop before we close Phase 1 of deployment (please see link... read more
September 6, 2017
This study will achieve multiple objectives: 1. An examination of current fire station conditions and locations in the City of Lancaster. 2. The study will help the City to develop station placement guidelines that follow and are in accordance with Insurance Services Office, the National Fire Protection Association Standards, and an established Standard of Response Cover. 3. The study will help determine adequacy of fire station location and future placement of fire facilities. This will validate that citizens are getting the best possible protection based on their location to the nearest... read more
September 6, 2017
FALLEN TREES Residents and property owners should contact the Streets Bureau at (717) 291-4835 to report any trees that have fallen and are blocking sidewalks or streets to ensure we have all locations on our working list. If a street tree has fallen into the street, the city will remove those trees. This is our immediate priority. However, if there are downed wires, our crews must wait for PPL to clear those wires so our crews can work safely.  After streets have been cleared, we will help clean up other trees that may be blocking sidewalks, or have fallen on cars, etc. so that school... read more
September 1, 2017
1) We're proud to attend the Spanish American Civic Association's Back-2-School Open House, September 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A customer service representative will be available to answer questions and assist with registrations. 2) Have you seen our crew? We've started canvassing northwest and southeast neighborhoods! 3) Spread the news! It's important for southeast residents to encourage their neighbors to register. 4) Last week, crew members visited West Orange & 200-300 blocks of West Chestnut Street to hang the network extension cable. This is an important first step to bring... read more
August 29, 2017
City offices will be closed on Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day. There will be NO street cleaning. All regular Penn Waste trash and recycling collections will be delayed 1 day. Monday customers will be collected on Tuesday, Tuesday customers will be collected on Wednesday and so on for the remainder of the week through Saturday. There will be yard waste collection for customers with a normal trash collection day of Monday through Thursday (Friday customers will not be affected as their yard waste will be collected on Friday, September 1). Monday through Thursday customers should... read more
August 23, 2017
On Wednesday, August 23, the City of Lancaster teamed up with volunteers from IMPACT! Missions to make many improvements needed at Farnum Park. Smucker HVAC contacted IMPACT! Missions about a companywide give back day. Smucker HVAC wanted to do a project in the community including all 45 employees in their company. IMPACT! Missions contacted the SoWe sub-group Friends of Farnum Park about doing projects to help with general maintenance in the park. IMPACT! Missions volunteers have provided over 20,000 hours of volunteer service in the South West neighborhood over the last three years and... read more
August 17, 2017
The City of Lancaster, in partnership with Manheim Township, has hired C.S.Davdison, Inc. to prepare a study to assess the feasibility of area-wide disconnection of public stormwater facilities from public sanitary sewer facilities in and around the area known as Grandview Heights. The study area includes portions of Manheim Township, Lancaster City, and Amtrak right-of way, highlighted in pink, yellow, and green, respectively, in Figure 1 below. Figure 1. Study Area Map (click image to englarge) Beginning on Friday, August 18, teams from C. S. Davidson, Inc. will be conducting field survey... read more
August 4, 2017
UPDATE: Pine Street (Harrisburg to New) is now tentatively scheduled for demolition August 16 or 17, with paving following afterwards.   The section from Orange to Chestnut will still be on schedule August 7 as described below. ----- Next week, contractors for the City of Lancaster will be performing a full roadway reconstruction of North Pine Street (Harrisburg Ave to New Street) where recent stormwater and median improvements have been ongoing. As a result of this reconstruction, the roadway will be completely closed 24/7 for about one week, and restricted during the daytime for another... read more
August 3, 2017
The City of Lancaster’s Department of Public Works Stormwater Bureau will accept public comments related to the City’s Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Reduction Plan (CBPRP) beginning on August 3, 2017, and extending through September 5, 2017. The City’s CBPRP was prepared to meet the requirements of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) permit with the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). It includes an estimate of the baseload of pollutants that are discharged to streams in the planning area; the required pollutant reductions as identified by PA DEP; proposed stormwater improvement... read more

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