January 12, 2017
The City of Lancaster is pleased to present the third installment of our popular Exhibit Series at the Lancaster Amtrak Train Station, opening on Thursday January 19. Three glass display cases located on the station concourse will feature exhibits by the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum, Rock Ford Plantation, and Lancaster Public Art. The exhibits are curated to be artistic, educational and to visually enrich the environment for the public. For the first time, Lancaster Public Art will participate by creating an exhibit to display information about... read more
January 4, 2017
To increase recovery of recyclable materials and provide additional capacity for residents that generate large amounts of recyclables each week, the city will make available at no charge a limited number of 64-gallon carts to be delivered to properties in May 2017. Wheeled roll-out carts are convenient to use and easy to move to the curb. However, more space than is typically needed for a standard recycling bin is required to store and maneuver the cart to the curb. To maintain the city goal of having trash and recycling containers visible from the street only during collection days, the city... read more
January 3, 2017
We want to hear what your vision is for improved walking, biking, and transit use in Lancaster! The City of Lancaster is working closely with Lancaster County, the Lancaster Intermunicipal Committee and consultant Alta Planning + Design to prepare a three part Active Transportation Plan. The overall plan addresses all forms of non-motorized transportation such as walking, bicycling, transit and even horse and buggy. The Plan will establish a vision and set achievable goals as well as identify key near-term projects that will serve as catalysts for increasing active transportation and closing... read more
December 19, 2016
The Lancaster County Planning Commission is requesting citizen input into the development of places2040, an update to the Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan.  A new online survey is  available at until February 10, 2017. Your input will help identify goals, objectives and strategies to shape Lancaster County’s future.
December 12, 2016
Many city offices and services will be operating on holiday schedules Saturday, December 24 through Monday, January 2. City Hall Monday, December 26 - closed Tuesday, December 27 - closed Monday, January 2 - closed Street Cleaning No street cleaning on:      - Monday, December 26      - Tuesday, December 27      - Monday, January 2 Trash & Recycling Collection Because Christmas and New Year's fall on the weekend, trash collection will run on a normal schedule both weeks.  Christmas tree collection will take place January 16-20 and 23-27. Please place your tree, free of all decoration, out... read more
December 8, 2016
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 Thursday December 8, 2016 at 7:30 AM, the boil water advisory is lifted for customers residing at: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, and 25 Gable Park Road 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 for any inconvenience and... read more
December 7, 2016
DRINKING WATER WARNING BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING BOIL WATER ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, and 25 Gable Park Road 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 Tuesday December 6, 2016, at 8:00AM, the City of Lancaster Water Department has issued a boil water advisory caused by water system maintenance. This notice is for customers residing at: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16,... read more
December 5, 2016
The City of Lancaster is excited to announce that it has significantly increased its support for green energy through the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs). As of December 1, 2016, 100% of energy used for City street lights and 50% of energy used for all City buildings will be offset by wind energy. Previously, the City of Lancaster offset 10% of all energy used. RECs are similar to carbon emissions trading, but instead of trading tons of carbon avoided kilowatt hours of electricity are traded. Generally, this is accomplished by paying a small premium in addition to the regular... read more
December 5, 2016
Beginning on Tuesday, December 6, contractors for PennDOT will be activating an adaptive signal system on the Harrisburg Pike corridor. This system was installed as part of the Harrisburg Pike resurfacing project earlier this year, and extends from Mulberry Street to the Lancaster General Health Campus at Good Drive. This system is designed to detect traffic patterns and modify timing and phases to promote traffic flow and reduce congestion along this heavily-traveled corridor. As a result of this system activation, motorists may experience different signal timing and operations that could... read more
November 16, 2016
City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no street cleaning on Thursday or Friday. All regular Penn Waste trash and recycling collections will be delayed one day. Thursday customers will be collected on Friday. Friday customers will be collected on Saturday.  The Lancaster City Recycling Drop-Off Center will be closed on Thursday, and will be open normal hours on Friday and Saturday.  The Lancaster City Visitor Center will be closed on Thursday, and will be open on Friday from 9 am to 9 pm for the Mayor's Tree... read more