August 31, 2018
As of this week, the School District of Lancaster is back in session, in full swing! So we're featuring David Ruiz, one of our School Resource Officers. SROs are sworn officers that are assigned to a school, which helps foster a safe learning enviroment for students and teachers, and builds positive relationships between students and law enforcement. What is your position? School Resource Officer But no, really, what does that position do? It’s best described as a triad of responsibilities; law enforcement/school safety, law education in classroom settings, and finally informal counselor/big... read more
August 29, 2018
City offices will be closed on Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day. There will be NO street cleaning. All regular Penn Waste trash and recycling collections will be delayed 1 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. Reminder that yard waste collection will take place September 4 through 8. Customers should put yard waste out with their trash and recycling on the delayed day. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Solid Waste Hotline at (717) 291-... read more
August 20, 2018
Lancaster City residents are invited to join community groups, the City of Lancaster and the Lancaster City Police Department for a town hall regarding police-community relationships on Thursday, August 23 at Bright Side Opportunities Center, 515 Hershey Ave. from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The forum, which will include round-table discussions for attendees, will be facilitated by Rev. Roland Forbes, senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, and Fran Rodriguez. This is the first in a series of community input meetings regarding police-community relations planned by the Community Police Planning Group... read more
August 7, 2018
Great neighbors are an essential part of strong neighborhoods, but many great neighbors go unrecognized by those who don’t live on the block. Now is your chance to honor the great neighbors around you! Nominate a neighbor for Neighbor of the Month using the form at Each month, a new neighbor will be selected by Mayor Sorace. Winners will receive $50 in Downtown Dollars, courtesy of the Lancaster City Alliance, and will be featured here on our blog. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis, however they should be submitted by the 1st of the month... read more
August 2, 2018
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  August 2nd, 2018 at 7:25 AM, the boil water advisory is lifted for customers residing at: 1689, 1683, 1677, 1684, 1690, 1696 Valley Forge Rd. 495 Saratoga Rd. 501, 511, 517, 523, 510, 516, 522, 528 Yorktown Rd. 1673, 1679 Colonial Manor Dr. Your water is safe to drink and we have lifted the boil water advisory. We are pleased to report the problem has been corrected... read more
July 24, 2018
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June 7, 2018
The regularly scheduled yard waste collection for today, Thursday, June 7 has been delayed one day and will be run tomorrow, Friday, June 8. Please have yard waste at curbside by 5:00 am on Friday, June 8 for collection. Please contact the Solid Waste Hotline at or (717) 291-4744 with any questions. Thank you for your cooperation and support of recycling.
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