October 12, 2018
A scheduled valve replacement will take place on Sunday, October 14 between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Due to the work being done, beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, the following addresses should boil their water until further notice:  204, 218, 220, 221, 227, 228, 230, 232, 241, 252, 253, 254, and 335 North Prince St. 223 North Water Street. Bring all water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using; or use bottled water. You should use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and food preparation until the... read more
October 11, 2018
The City, and development partners, will present an overview of each of the ongoing and proposed redevelopment projects on the east side of Lancaster Square at City Council Chambers on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 beginning at 7:00 pm and ending at approximately 8:00 pm.  Updates on the redevelopment of 101 North Queen and the renovations at the Hotel Lancaster will be presented. The presentation will also include the proposed redevelopment of the Annex property situated between 101 North Queen and the Hotel Lancaster, as well as what will be proposed for the area now occupied by a concrete... read more
October 1, 2018
September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month! Forty percent of Lancaster City residents identify as Hispanic or Latinx, which is reflected in our staff. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are celebrating our Hispanic employees and will feature a handful of them on our blog throughout the coming weeks. First up is Edwin Salgado, who works in the Bureau of Streets.  What is your position? Equipment Operator I, Bureau of Streets But no, really, what does that position do? Drives truck for street reconstruction, leaf pick up, and I’m also a snow fighter. How does your... read more
September 21, 2018
September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month! Forty percent of Lancaster City residents identify as Hispanic or Latinx, which is reflected in our staff. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are celebrating our Hispanic employees and will feature a handful of them on our blog throughout the coming weeks. First up is Israel "Izzy" Velazquez, one of our dedicated firefighters.  Position: My position is 1st driver of Truck 2 at Lancaster City Bureau of Fire. But no, really, what does that position do? I'm responsible for driving my crew to the scene of all calls we are... read more
September 20, 2018
Hispanic business owners are invited to join Mayor Danene Sorace for a breakfast event on Monday, Oct. 15 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The breakfast will take place in Council Chambers in City Hall, 120 N. Duke St. The event marks the culmination of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Taking place from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions made by Hispanic and Latin Americans to the United States and celebrates their heritage and culture. “We are appreciative of our Hispanic business owners. This event gives the City of Lancaster a special opportunity to... read more
September 19, 2018
Lancaster city residents are invited to join the Community Police Planning Group for an input session regarding updates to the use of force policy at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 120 N. Duke St. The Lancaster City Police Department’s Policy Manager, Eric Leanza, will be available to explain the differences between the old and new policies. Breakout groups will be facilitated by community leaders representing a wide variety of backgrounds and occupations.  To view the old use of force policy, revised version, and a summary of key changes, and provide... read more
September 18, 2018
Moving forward, Lancaster City will adhere to Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority's curbside recycling guidelines. To address the contamination issue, and ensure curbside recycling is sustainable, we are going “back to the basics” with the following four materials: 1) Corrugated cardboard (like shipping and packing boxes)  2) Metal food and beverage cans 3) Plastic bottles and jugs with a neck 4) Glass bottles and jars Mixed paper, newsprint and chipboard will not be accepted curbside, however these materials, along with others, can be dropped off at the Recycling Drop-Off... read more
September 18, 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 Friday September 21, 2018, at 8:00 AM, the boil water advisory is lifted for customers residing at: 1370, 1383, 1388, 1396, 1420, 1421 Arcadia Rd. All Businesses at 1397 Arcadia Rd.  401 Service Rd.  All Businesses at 501 Service Rd.  1373 and 1417 Manheim Pk.  411 W Roseville Rd. Your water is safe to drink and we have lifted the boil water advisory. We are pleased to... read more
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

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