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December 19, 2014
Due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, City offices will be closed on: Thursday, December 25; Friday, December 26; and Thursday, January 1. There will be no Street Cleaning on Thursday, December 25 or Thursday, January 1.  City curbside collection of trash and recyclables scheduled for December 25 & 26 and January 1 & 2 will be delayed one day. Residents with Friday collection are reminded to set out trash and recycling at curbside by 2:00 AM on Saturday morning since Penn Waste will begin early. The Recycling Drop Off Center located at 850 New Holland Avenue will be closed ... read more
December 17, 2014
In troubled times, it is important for us all to come together. In the wake of recent violence, a candlelight vigil will be held in Lancaster’s Penn Square on Thursday evening, from 7-8 p.m. The event will allow people to join together in prayer, reflection and mutual support. All are welcome. Downtown churches are being asked to ring their bells for one minute, beginning at 7:30 p.m. "After the tragic events of the last several days with random gun violence, the senseless killing of a schoolteacher followed by a suicide in Lancaster City, many of us are looking for answers and healing,” said... read more
December 10, 2014
The City of Lancaster will be holding an auction on Saturday, December 20. Inspection begins at 8 AM, and the auction will start at 9 AM. The auction will take place in the City Armory at 599 Chesapeake Street. Please note that this will be held in an unheated building. Cash or PA check only. In the event of a blizzard, the auction will be held on Saturday, December 27. Items up for bid will include:      Approximately 80 Bicycles, child and adult      Approximately 60 File cabinets: 2,4,5 & 6 drawers, including lateral files      Computer Desks and Antique Tables      2 Door Refrigerator... read more
November 24, 2014
Residential trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day due to the Thanksgiving holiday beginning Thursday, November 27. Thursday’s route will run Friday, November 28. Friday’s route will run Saturday. November 29. Friday customers should set out trash on Friday evening since the contractor will begin collection at 2:00 AM on Saturday. Contact the Solid Waste Hotline at 291-4744 with questions. City offices will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28.
November 10, 2014
By Mike ShapiroOriginally posted on blog.epa.gov Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s small but historic Crystal Park is located in a racially diverse and economically distressed neighborhood rich in history.   The neighborhood once served as a welcome gate to the southwest corner of the city but suffered neglect.  The park was no different, and long had been underutilized by local residents.  When Lancaster implemented its Green Infrastructure Plan, neighbors of the park considered it an important focus for the city’s redevelopment efforts.  Nearly one year later, neighbors love the space.  Use of the... read more
October 22, 2014
The City of Lancaster, Department of Public Works, will be performing a flushing of the extremities of the distribution system water main pipes to promote maximum water quality. Flushing operations will begin at 8:00 AM, Wednesday October 1st, 2014 and continue daily between the hours of 8:00 AM to 2 PM until approximately November 17th, 2014. Flushing may cause customers to observe a slight cloudiness in the water and a reduction in water pressure, but this occurrence should be temporary. If customers have any questions or concerns they can call the Water Quality Laboratory at 717-291-4818,... read more
October 20, 2014
The City’s Annual Street Leaf Collection Program will begin on October 20 and continue through mid December, weather permitting.  Leaves are collected differently depending on where they fall.  Leaves falling into streets are collected with city sweeping equipment.  This service is not intended to be used for the collection of leaves that have fallen on sidewalks and private property.  Residents should not rake leaves into street-side gutters. Street sweeping leaf collection follows the twice monthly street sweeping schedule except on certain major thoroughfares that are designated for weekly... read more
September 29, 2014
On September 9, 2014 City Council met for the last time in the Council Chambers of Southern Market Center. They invited all previous members of City Council who had served in that Chambers to come for a group picture. Those who came are pictured here. The five seated at the desk in front all served as President.
September 22, 2014
Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL) programs have been successful in countless urban communities throughout the United States, fostering positive relationships between neighborhood children and the police officers that serve their communities. That is why the City of Lancaster has partnered with the Mix at Arbor Place to form a local PAL. PAL programs are a mainstay across the country. Officers mentor local youth through activities like sports, music, dance, and outdoor recreation. City of Lancaster police office Josiah King will lead the program, and has already recruited officers and... read more
August 28, 2014
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 28 at 8:00 AM, the boil water advisory is lifted for customers residing at: 1934 Blue Ridge Dr. 68 Alan Dr. 70 Alan Dr. 72 Alan 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 and you are no longer required to boil your water. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for... read more

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