August 25, 2015
LEGAL NOTICE Regarding the City’s Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program NOTICE OF SUBSTANTIAL PROGRAM CHANGES The City of Lancaster proposes a substantial amendment to its 2015 “Annual Action Plan”. It is proposed that $50,000 in unspent 2014 CDBG funds be added to the Vacant & Blighted Property Acquisition & Disposition Project. The City will accept citizen comments regarding these two proposed, CDBG Program Amendments for 30 days (August 27 to September 28, 2015).  Persons interested in commenting on the proposed Amendments should contact the Kari Shrom,... read more
August 10, 2015
Something tricky about Public Art is how difficult it can be to measure its impact. It’s easy to justify that a city needs, say, fairly reliable sewer system maintenance. But Public Art maintenance? It can be tough. Is there Lancaster City data on how many commuters remark on “Silent Symphony?” Are there statistics for how ineffably a Musser Park sculpture brightens someone’s day? It’s hard to argue that pieces of Public Art don’t enhance a landscape, of course, but what else does it really do? Well, I’m glad you asked. Since I started this internship two months ago, plenty of people have... read more
July 28, 2015
Lancaster Unity was originally formed after I saw litter on the sidewalks of our beautiful city. I posted on Facebook asking what we could do about the trash, people responded, one thing led to another and eventually we held our first community clean up. Almost a year later, we are looking forward to our fifth clean up event.  On Saturday, August 22, Lancaster Unity and Isaac's Famous Grilled Sandwiches invite the community to come out and pick up litter around the city. The litter collected will be used for “Let's RETHINK Litter in Lancaster”, a Litter Letter Project sponsored by Lancaster... read more
June 30, 2015
The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has completed its Annual Community Assessment for the City of Lancaster for the period 1/1/14 – 12/31/14 and has determined that the City of Lancaster has the capacity to carry out its programs and has met its reporting requirements for the Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant programs.  Click here to view the assessment.  
May 22, 2015
As Lancaster City Council members attempted to balance the wishes of residents who wanted to keep backyard hens with the concerns of their neighbors, it was small size of city lots that was the biggest factor. The typical lot in Lancaster City is 2,000 square feet, or less than .05 of an acre. Corner or duplex lots are often about 2,500 square feet. Councilwoman Danene Sorace said during the May 4 Council committee meeting that it would be impossible for her neighbors not to see or smell hens if she kept them in her back yard. City Council's Community Development and Planning Committee voted... read more
April 2, 2015
The City of Lancaster Department of Public Works will be performing a thorough flushing of water distribution mains to promote maximum water quality. Flushing operations will begin at 10:00 PM on Sunday, April 5, 2015 and continue daily between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM until approximately May 29, 2015. Operations will allow for the cleaning of each main at least once during the designated flushing dates. Visit our website, Facebook and Twitter regularly for any schedule updates. Bookmark this page - we will regularly post what streets are scheduled to be flushed, and will confirm... read more
March 10, 2015
City of Lancaster drinking water customers can have absolute confidence that their drinking water continues to meet or exceed all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Act standards and regulations. Some customers have reported a stronger chlorine taste or smell in their drinking water, however water remains safe for consumption and all other uses. The Water Bureau’s water quality team is working to resolve this temporary, aesthetically-related condition in the water and has adjusted its treatment process to alleviate the issue. The stronger chlorine smell is the... read more
March 9, 2015
City Council will hold a special Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Commission Room - City Hall Annex, 120 North Duke Street, Marion Street Entrance, to discuss use of technology.
March 5, 2015
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 3, 2015
PUBLIC MEETING Notice of a Public Review and Comment Period for Lancaster City’s Draft 2014 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER) and 2015 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN The Public Meeting will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015 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 2014 under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs during 2014. The City’s Annual Action... read more