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June 6, 2018
DRINKING WATER PROBLEM CORRECTED BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED: WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK. Este informe contiene informacion muyimportante sobre sy agua de beber. Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien.  As of Friday June 8th, 2018 at 7:25 AM, the boil water advisory is lifted for customers residing at:  • 103, 115, 117, 121, 203, 205, 200, 202, 204, 208, 225, 227, 229, 237, 243, 245, 251, 253, 255, 257, 244, 246, 250, 252, 256, 259, 319, 260, 300, 310, 314, 316, 318 Pleasure Rd. • 114, 116, 206, 218, 232, 109, 111, 209, 210, 211, 221, 236, 240, 248, 311, 315, 317 Forney Rd. • 1350,... read more
May 25, 2018
National Public Works Week is May 20 through 26! We appreciate our public works staff every week of the year, but in honor of NPWW, we'll be highlighting five public works employees with a new, "Get to Know Your City Employees." each day this week. Last, but certainly not least, we're featuring Recycling Program Aide Isaiah Reichenbach.  Name: Isaiah Reichenbach What is your position? Recycling Program Aide But no, really, what does that position do? I oversee the day to day operation of the Recycle Drop Off Center. This includes assisting residents and businesses who use our facility, the... read more
May 24, 2018
As a Council, we want the best for every resident of our city. Lancaster boasts a number of accomplishments and attractive features but, a safe place to live and work for every Lancastrian must be at the top of our priorities as a community. Many of our City employees - employees who keep the water coming out of our faucets, protect our environment, maintain our public records, and help make our city beautiful - work at City Hall. Early yesterday morning, their sense of a safe place to work was disrupted when an arsonist set fire to the doors of City Hall and a city vehicle was vandalized and... read more
May 24, 2018
National Public Works Week is May 20 through 26! We appreciate our public works staff every week of the year, but in honor of NPWW, we'll be highlighting five public works employees with a new, "Get to Know Your City Employees." each day this week. Today we are highlighting Water Production Supervisor John Holden. Name: John Holden What is your position? Water Production Supervisor for the Water Bureau, Department of Public Works. But no, really, what does that position do? Basically I oversee the production of safe drinking water for the City of Lancaster and ten surrounding municipalities... read more
May 23, 2018
National Public Works Week is May 20 through 26! We appreciate our public works staff every week of the year, but in honor of NPWW, we'll be highlighting five public works employees with a new, "Get to Know Your City Employees." each day this week. Today we're featuring Operations Manager Donna Jessup.  Name: Donna Jessup What is your position? Operations Manager But no, really, what does that position do? Managing Operations consists of the  Streets Bureau which maintains 100 miles of City Streets and 10 miles of State owned highways. Parks Bureau which maintains 21 City owned parks as well... read more
May 22, 2018
City offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. There will be NO street cleaning on Monday, May 28. All regular Penn Waste trash and recycling collections will be delayed one 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.  Both the Lancaster City Visitor Center and the Recycling Drop-Off Center will be closed on Monday, May 28. Both will reopen with normal hours on Tuesday, May 29. Wishing everyone a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!
May 22, 2018
National Public Works Week is May 20 through 26! We appreciate our public works staff every week of the year, but in honor of NPWW, we'll be highlighting five public works employees with a new, "Get to Know Your City Employees." each day this week. Today we're featuring Public Art Manager Jo Davis!  Name: Joanna Davis Seedorf (Jo)  What is your position? Public Art Manager But no, really, what does that position do? Lancaster Public Art is a department with one employee (me) so I sort of do it all. Most importantly, I connect people and ideas to foster public art projects that fit our city’s... read more
May 21, 2018
National Public Works Week is May 20 through 26! We appreciate our public works staff every week of the year, but in honor of NPWW, we'll be highlighting five public works employees with a new, "Get to Know Your City Employees." each day this week. First up is Fredo Pagan, whose work touches the lives of all city residents and visitors by ensuring that our parks and other public spaces are well-maintained. Anyone that knows Fredo knows that he is dependable and willing to do any task with a smile! Read on to lear more about Fredo. Name: Fredo Pagan What is your position? Labor Supervisor  But... read more
May 15, 2018
The first time we saw Jameel Thrash’s name on a permit, we thought it must be a fake name. Who was this hero with the superpower of being able to grant zoning permission? After a thorough review of the rolls of city employers we concluded that this was indeed the coolest name of any public servant to ever serve the city of Lancaster — sorry, 19th-century Mayor Nathaniel Pierre Lightner (Natty Light for short), your reign is over.  We sat down to talk to Jameel in a first ever segment we’re calling, "Get to Know Your City Employees." Name: Jameel Barakat (Arabic for Beautiful Blessing) Thrash... read more
April 23, 2018
Reposted from Penn Waste's newsletter. Click here to subscribe! Chinese Restrictions on Imports Creating Recycling Industry Crisis The United States generates more recyclable material than any other country in the world and China is the world’s largest buyer of recyclable material. The Chinese government recently imposed new rules severely restricting the levels of contamination allowed in the recyclable material they accept. These changes have had catastrophic consequences on the US recycling industry. What is contamination? Contamination is any non-recyclable item (aka trash) that gets... read more

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