March 31, 2016
Beginning the week of April 11 and continuing into the week of April 18, contractors will mill the roadway over a period of approximately 6 working days, starting on the western edge of the city and proceeding eastward. Widespread daytime (Monday-Friday, 7:00am to 7:00pm) lane restrictions and parking restrictions should be expected during this work. Following immediately behind the milling operation will be a scratch & leveling crew. After the milling/scratch operation is completed, the contractor will begin the final wearing course and line striping, again starting at the western edge... read more
March 29, 2016
The City of Lancaster Department of Public Works will be performing a thorough flushing of water distribution mains to promote maximum water quality. Flushing operations will begin at 10:00 PM on Sunday, April 3, 2016 and continue daily between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM. Operations will allow for the cleaning of each main at least once during the designated flushing dates. Visit our website, Facebook and Twitter regularly for any schedule updates. Bookmark this page - we will regularly post what streets are scheduled to be flushed, and will confirm when they are flushed. Flushing may... read more
March 28, 2016
The City of Lancaster is urging our water customers to be vigilant for imposters posing as water utility workers that continue to use a scam to rob homes across the US and here in Pennsylvania. The imposters, who usually travel in pairs, gain entry to customer's homes claiming to be from the local water department and then while one imposter takes the residents to the basement to explain a fictitious water problem, the second person robs the house. This issue was recently featured on episodes of Good Morning America and Nightline. The City's water meter readers are dressed in distinct blue... read more
March 24, 2016
A public meeting will be held on April 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in Commission Room at City Hall, 120 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA. The meeting will be held to provide the general public with an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan and the Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Action Plan for the County of Lancaster (County) and the City of Lancaster (City).  The public comment period for these Plans begins with this notice and ends prior to the County Commissioners and City Council meetings scheduled for April 12, 2016. The Consolidated Plan presents how the County... read more
March 15, 2016
While the City of Lancaster honors open, inclusive and transparent government every day of the year, this week we are celebrating Sunshine Week! Click here to read Mayor Gray's proclamation. 
March 14, 2016
Beginning March 14, the City of Lancaster’s contractor Pennsy Supply of Lancaster will be commencing construction activity on Mulberry Street, between Vine/Strawberry and Orange Streets. This is the first of several phases on this anticipated 15-month project. Work hours will generally be Monday-Friday 7:00am to 5:00pm. The first phase is expected to take approximately 12 weeks. Lane restrictions and parking restrictions should be expected during work hours, and overnight parking restrictions should be expected in the immediate vicinity of the work in progress. The work will generally proceed... read more
March 10, 2016
PUBLIC MEETING Notice of a Public Review and Comment Period for Lancaster City’s Draft 2014 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER) and 2015 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN The Public Meeting will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016 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 2015 under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs during 2015. A copy of the 2015 CAPER is... read more
March 4, 2016
In preparation for the Mulberry Street Two-Way Conversion Project set to begin in late-March, the Parks Department will be trimming the street side of trees. This is to clear space for construction equipment in order to minimize the number of tree limbs being damaged by equipment. Trimming will take place on North and South Mulberry Street between West Vine and West James Streets. Trimming will begin the week of March 6 and continue for approximately two weeks, weather dependent. They will follow street cleaning operations when possible to minimize parking restrictions. However, if need be,... read more
February 22, 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 Wednesday February 24, 2016 at 7:30 AM, the boil water advisory is lifted for customers residing at: 203, 229, 241, 243, 245, 247, 249 North Mulberry Street and 249 West Chestnut Street 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... read more
February 18, 2016
Seen above, marchers protest the segregation of the Rocky Springs Park pool in the summer of 1963. Nelson Polite Sr., third from right, would later become Lancaster City Council president. Photo courtesy of  Lancaster City Council members will recognize Black History Month at their meeting on Tuesday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Leroy Hopkins will present information on local African Americans and their contributions to Lancaster's history and institutions. All are invited to attend the meeting in City Hall, 120 North Duke Street.