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March 28, 2016
The City of Lancaster is urging our water customers to be vigilant for imposters posing as water utility workers that continue to use a scam to rob homes across the US and here in Pennsylvania. The imposters, who usually travel in pairs, gain entry to customer's homes claiming to be from the local water department and then while one imposter takes the residents to the basement to explain a fictitious water problem, the second person robs the house. This issue was recently featured on episodes of Good Morning America and Nightline. The City's water meter readers are dressed in distinct blue... read more
March 24, 2016
A public meeting will be held on April 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in Commission Room at City Hall, 120 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA. The meeting will be held to provide the general public with an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan and the Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Action Plan for the County of Lancaster (County) and the City of Lancaster (City).  The public comment period for these Plans begins with this notice and ends prior to the County Commissioners and City Council meetings scheduled for April 12, 2016. The Consolidated Plan presents how the County... read more
March 15, 2016
While the City of Lancaster honors open, inclusive and transparent government every day of the year, this week we are celebrating Sunshine Week! Click here to read Mayor Gray's proclamation. 
March 14, 2016
Beginning March 14, the City of Lancaster’s contractor Pennsy Supply of Lancaster will be commencing construction activity on Mulberry Street, between Vine/Strawberry and Orange Streets. This is the first of several phases on this anticipated 15-month project. Work hours will generally be Monday-Friday 7:00am to 5:00pm. The first phase is expected to take approximately 12 weeks. Lane restrictions and parking restrictions should be expected during work hours, and overnight parking restrictions should be expected in the immediate vicinity of the work in progress. The work will generally proceed... read more
March 10, 2016
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 21, 2016 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 2015 under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs during 2015. A copy of the 2015 CAPER is... read more
March 4, 2016
In preparation for the Mulberry Street Two-Way Conversion Project set to begin in late-March, the Parks Department will be trimming the street side of trees. This is to clear space for construction equipment in order to minimize the number of tree limbs being damaged by equipment. Trimming will take place on North and South Mulberry Street between West Vine and West James Streets. Trimming will begin the week of March 6 and continue for approximately two weeks, weather dependent. They will follow street cleaning operations when possible to minimize parking restrictions. However, if need be,... read more
February 22, 2016
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 Wednesday February 24, 2016 at 7:30 AM, the boil water advisory is lifted for customers residing at: 203, 229, 241, 243, 245, 247, 249 North Mulberry Street and 249 West Chestnut Street 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... read more
February 18, 2016
Seen above, marchers protest the segregation of the Rocky Springs Park pool in the summer of 1963. Nelson Polite Sr., third from right, would later become Lancaster City Council president. Photo courtesy of LancasterHistory.org.  Lancaster City Council members will recognize Black History Month at their meeting on Tuesday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Leroy Hopkins will present information on local African Americans and their contributions to Lancaster's history and institutions. All are invited to attend the meeting in City Hall, 120 North Duke Street.
February 12, 2016
Poverty is an economic and moral issue that threatens social justice and quality of life in Lancaster City and across our nation. Our community has decided to take a stand against this epidemic that is impacting our vulnerable neighbors. The Mayor's Commission to Combat Poverty will engage the community to increase the understanding of local poverty and undergo a problem solving process to make Lancaster City a better place for all. Join the Mayor's Commission to Combat Poverty at the first public hearing, February 18, 2016 at Reynolds Middle School from 6 to 9 pm to discuss Core Services.... read more
February 4, 2016
- The City of Lancaster Water Bureau is paying close attention to what unfolded in Flint, Michigan, and our thoughts are with all those who are struggling without access to safe and reliable water in their homes. Customers who receive water service from the City of Lancaster have no reason to question the safety of water at the tap. - Flint underscores that our first job is to protect the families we serve. Those of us involved in managing, cleaning and delivering water share a solemn obligation to protect public health. - We do not have first-hand information about what occurred in Flint,... read more

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