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April 19, 2017
ENGLISH Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this incident was not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this situation. What happened? When chlorine is used to kill harmful bacteria and viruses, in the treatment of drinking water, the chlorine combines with naturally occurring organic substances such as decaying leaves and plants present in the source water, to form chemicals called disinfection byproducts (DBPs). The EPA sets standards for controlling the levels of disinfection byproducts (... read more
April 13, 2017
Beginning Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm, online credit/debit card payments will be suspended as we transition from our current online payment system to the MUNIS Citizen Self-Service portal. During this time, we will be unable to accept credit card payments online or in the Treasury Office. If you have a payment due, you may pay with check or money order by mail, or with cash, check or money order in person. The Treasury Office is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm. The address is 39 West Chestnut Street, Lancaster, PA 17602. However, no late fees or penalties will result from a... read more
April 10, 2017
A proposal to construct a new three-story addition to the Long Home at 200 North West End Avenue, facing West Walnut Street, will be presented to the Historical Commission at a public meeting on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Room of City Hall.
April 7, 2017
The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) is partnering with municipalities, community organizations and Penn State Master Gardeners of Lancaster County to conduct home compost workshops where residents will learn how to recycle organic waste from their kitchens and gardens instead of putting it in the trash. Composting is an excellent way to recycle vegetable scraps, grass clippings, leaves, and other organic materials and turn them into a useful and valuable soil amendment. Workshop attendees will also learn how to build effective, yet inexpensive home compost bins to... read more
March 20, 2017
In 2016, Penn Waste received over 500 pounds of medical waste at their recycling facility. This is a public safety hazard for their team members who manually sort through the recycling, putting them at risk of getting stuck by a needle. Medical waste must be properly disposed of in the trash. Please do not place this material in your recycling bin. In order to dispose of sharps, Penn Waste recommends the following: Place medical waste in a thick container that has a lid Make sure the lid is secure by duct taping it shut and place it in your TRASH. To learn more about what is considered... read more
March 16, 2017
LEGAL NOTICE City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania Regarding the City’s Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) NOTICE OF SUBSTANTIAL PROGRAM CHANGES The City of Lancaster proposes substantial amendments to its CDBG programs to revise the budgets of 4 activities in Lancaster’s Fiscal Year 2016 “Annual Action Plan”. It is proposed that $51,564.36 in unspent 2016 CDBG Planning & Administrative and $45,831.64 in unspent 2016 CDBG Indirect Administrative funds be moved as follows: $85,831.64 to the Housing Code Enforcement activity (for a total of $473,060) and $11,564.36 to the... read more
March 16, 2017
Trash and recycling routes will proceed as scheduled for the remainder of the week. There is NO DELAY for Thursday and Friday customers. However, Tuesday and Wednesday customers may put out twice the normal volume of trash next week to compensate for this week's cancelled routes.
March 14, 2017
The snow emergency declared on Monday, March 13 will be lifted at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 14.  Residents may begin removing vehicles from Lancaster Parking Authority garages and resume parking on snow emergency routes at 6:00 PM. Vehicles must remain off of snow emergency routes until 6:00 PM. All vehicles must be removed from Lancaster Parking Authority garages before 10:00 PM on Tuesday, March 14 or they will be charged the hourly rate. TRASH & RECYCLING All Penn Waste routes have been cancelled for Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Penn Waste will accept double the normal volume of material... read more
March 13, 2017
A snow emergency has been declared, effective at 6:00 PM on Monday, March 13, 2017. Vehicles must be removed from designated snow emergency routes by 8:00 PM on Monday, March 13, or be subject to ticketing and/or towing. Vehicles may not return to snow emergency routes until the snow emergency has been lifted. Any car parked on a snow emergency route during a snow emergency will be towed. Click here to view a map of the snow emergency routes. FREE parking during the snow emergency will be available for residents at the following garages beginning at 6:00 PM: Central Parking Garage 35 South... read more
March 13, 2017
PUBLIC MEETING Notice of a Public Review and Comment Period for Lancaster City’s Draft 2016 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER) and 2017 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN The Public Meeting will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 in The Commission Room at City Hall, 120 North Duke Street Lancaster’s draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) describes the performance of City activities funded in 2016 under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs during 2016. The City’s Annual Action... read more

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