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  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
January 28, 2016
Snow removal along the entire length of all snow emergency routes has been completed. Travel lanes on all side streets in all neighborhoods have been opened. To report anything that may have been missed, please contact the Streets Department at 717-291-4835. Today, Thursday, January 28, clean-up in underway across the City. Work crews, each with a backhoe and 2 dump trucks, are stationed in all 12 City sectors and the Downtown. Each crew is removing snow piles at intersections and clearing curb cuts for passage.   Residents are reminded to clear sidewalks for safe passage. For assistance with... read more
January 27, 2016
Crews have completed almost all snow removal in Lancaster City. By Thursday morning, all snow emergency routes will be cleared from curb-to-curb along their entire length from curb-to-curb. These emergency routes include: * Duke Street * Lime Street * Walnut Street * Chestnut Street * Orange Street * Prince Street * Queen Street * King Street The Prince Street garage will be available from 6:00 PM Wednesday until 7:00 AM Thursday, January 27. Please take a ticket upon entry. Cars remaining in the garage after 9:00 AM will be charged a parking fee. The School District of Lancaster has... read more
January 26, 2016
THE CHALLENGE Poor visibility, combined with rapid accumulation over a short period of time, limited the effectiveness of plows during the past weekend’s snow storm. Simply stated, there was/is not enough space to place plowed snow. This meant that City crews had to entirely REMOVE snow from streets – a VERY time consuming and labor intensive process. That process continues.  If all goes according to the below schedule, we expect to have the entire length of all snow emergency routes cleared of snow, curb-to-curb by midnight Wednesday. SNOW REMOVAL using skid-loaders and dump trucks continues... read more