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
March 10, 2017
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PUBLIC PRESENTATION GIVEN ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27 Lead is a soft blue-gray metal found in the natural environment. It was added to paint and gasoline until 1978, when it was banned in the United States.  It is still used in some consumer products such as: imported candy, foot powder, jewelry, stained-glass, pottery, etc. People are exposed to lead through dust, paint, soil, water, and imported home remedies. Children are the most at risk from lead poisoning which can result in learning and reading disabilities, loss of IQ, hearing loss, Attention Deficit Disorder,... read more
March 3, 2017
The City of Lancaster is continuing to monitor the levels of HAAs in the distribution system.  The City is continually monitoring the chlorine levels, to keep the levels low, to prevent the HAAs from forming in the furthest reaches of our distribution system. The City is also continuing the weekly flushing of the affected (Willow Street) area to ensure that we are maintaining the lower levels of HAA.  The most recent results for samples taken in the Willow Street area were 0.031mg/L on 02/15/17, and 0.033mg/L on 02/22/17.  Both results are still well under the EPA’s maximum contaminant level... read more
March 2, 2017
The City of Lancaster, in partnership with East Lampeter Township and West Lampeter Township, has received funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Growing Greener program to complete a watershed assessment and action plan for an unnamed tributary to the Conestoga River that flows through and drains runoff from all three municipalities’ regulated municipal separate storm sewer (MS4) areas. This watershed is shown in Figure 1 below. Figure 1. Watershed Map Beginning this week, teams from C. S. Davidson and LandStudies, Inc. will be conducting field assessments of... read more