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June 3, 2019
It has been just over a year since the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Engagement started working towards improving the quality of life in all of Lancaster's neighborhoods. Milzy Carrasco and her small (but mighty!) team have been hard at work creating new programs and initatives. Starting on Monday, June 3, and concluding on Saturday, June 8 at the Neighbor to Neighbor forum, we'll be rolling out updates about what Milzy and her team have been working on and where Neighborhood Engagement is headed!  Monday - The first session of Neighborhood Leaders Academy.  Tuesday - Update on the ... read more
May 22, 2019
City offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. There will be NO street cleaning on Monday, May 27.  The Lancaster Parking Authority will not enforce metered parking, street sweeping, and residential permit parking blocks on Monday, May 27. Regular enforcement will resume on Tuesday, May 28. All regular Penn Waste trash and recycling collections will be delayed one 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.  Both the Lancaster City Visitor Center and... read more
May 16, 2019
National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter announced 57 awards totaling $4.1 million supporting projects across the nation through the Arts Endowment’s Our Town program. Lancaster Public Art, in partnership with the Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College, is one of the recommended organizations for a grant of $75,000 for the PACE (Public Art Community Engagement) Boosting Communities program.  “These awards made to organizations across the United States are a testament to the artistic richness and diversity in our country,” said Mary Anne Carter,... read more
May 10, 2019
The 2019 Outdoor Music Friday Season opens on May 17 in Binns Park, 100 N. Queen Street. Music Friday’s outdoor season lasts from May to September on every third Friday of the month. Each Music Friday features a signature concert in Binns Park and over twenty street spots of live music around Lancaster City. Every third Friday of the month from May to September, the City of Lancaster hosts Music Fridays. Music Fridays are a collaborative effort between the City of Lancaster Office of Promotion and Music for Everyone to promote local talent, the City’s live music scene, and increase activity... read more
May 10, 2019
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 May 10th, 2019, at 8:00 AM, the boil water advisory is lifted for customers residing at: 1300, 1311, 1312, 1313, 1315, 1316, 1317, 1318, 1319, 1320, 1321, 1323, 1325, and 1326 Newton Road 715 Wilson Drive 1325 Hillcrest Road 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... read more
May 8, 2019
DRINKING WATER WARNING BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING BOIL WATER ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR: · 1300, 1311, 1312, 1313, 1315, 1316, 1317, 1318, 1319, 1320, 1321, 1323, 1325, and 1326 Newton Road · 715 Wilson Drive · 1325 Hillcrest Road CUSTOMERS ARE ASKED TO BOIL THEIR DRINKING WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Hiervan el agua antes de usarla. Este informe contiene informacion muy importante sobre sy agua de beber. Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. On Wednesday May 8th, 2019 8:00 AM, the City of Lancaster Water Department has issued a boil water advisory caused by a hydrant/valve... read more
May 8, 2019
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 May 8th, 2019 at 7:30 AM, the boil water advisory is lifted for customers residing at: · 1413, 1414, 1418, 1421, 1424, 1425, 1428, 1429, 1431, 1506, 1510, 1511, and 1539 Center Road · 177 River Drive 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... read more
May 6, 2019
BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING BOIL WATER ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR: 1413, 1414, 1418, 1421, 1424, 1425, 1428, 1429, 1431, 1506, 1510, 1511, and 1539 Center Road 177 River Drive CUSTOMERS ARE ASKED TO BOIL THEIR DRINKING WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Hiervan el agua antes de usarla. Este informe contiene informacion muy importante sobre sy agua de beber. Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. On Monday May 6, 2019 8:00 AM, the City of Lancaster Water Department has issued a boil water advisory caused by a hydrant/valve replacement. This notice is for customers residing at: 1413, 1414... read more
May 1, 2019
The City of Lancaster will launch BuildingBlocks, a web-based mapping software that compiles property data into one easy-to-use application, to the public on Wednesday, May 1. Through BuildingBlocks, users can see property information like code violations, issued building permits and rental registrations. In the past, this information was attainable only through public records requests. One way that citizens can use the data available through BuildingBlocks is to make better informed decisions when renting. They can see whether a property has a rental license or open code violations before... read more
April 18, 2019
The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement is pleased to announce the recipients of nine Love Your Block mini-grants, intended to help residents of Howard Avenue and the ChurchTowne neighborhood fight blight and build community. The resident-led projects encourage neighbors to build community, while also addressing immediate litter and property façade concerns. Applicants were required to recruit neighbors as volunteers to help complete the projects. "These projects, getting people to work together - ultimately we're helping neighbors help their neighborhoods. And that's the way to do it.... read more

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