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January 25, 2019
In celebration of Black History Month the City of Lancaster will host a series of events and vote on a City Council resolution to honor the contributions and heritage of the African American community in Lancaster City. City Council will vote on an annual resolution to honor Black History Month at the first regular meeting of City Council in February on Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, 120 N. Duke St. Lancaster Public Art will host the exhibit “For the Culture: A Celebration of Black History Month” in the City Hall Gallery throughout February. “For the Culture” centers on... read more
January 16, 2019
City offices will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash and recycling collection will remain on schedule. Customers should put their trash and recycling out on their regular collection day. There will be no street cleaning on Monday, January 21. Street cleaning will resume its regular schedule on Tuesday, January 22. The Recycling Drop-Off Center will remain open with regular hours on Monday, January 21. 
January 15, 2019
Questions should be directed to Matt Metzler, Deputy Director of Public Works, at (717) 291-4764. WALNUT STREET Work on Walnut Street will resume Wednesday, January 16 and continue as weather allows. Contractors will continue to run new water main and install green infrastructure now through spring. This work is being performed in advance of the broader Walnut Street resurfacing project, which is scheduled for late-summer 2019. Walnut Street (Fulton to College) will be under construction for the majority of 2019 as water main, green infrastructure, gas upgrades, and curb ramps are installed... read more
January 9, 2019
The City of Lancaster is in the process of upgrading our water meter technology to Itron smart meters, which allow for readings to be done remotely, eliminating the need for physical access to the meter and providing more accurate readings that will contribute to more consistent bills. This program is mandatory for all City of Lancaster water customers. The smart meters utilize the same radio frequency (RF) energy used for radio and television broadcasting, cellular telephones, satellite communications, microwave ovens, and more. There is no demonstrated association between low levels of RF... read more
December 21, 2018
Congratulations to Sue Mackey of the 200 block of North Mulberry Street, who was named Neighbor of the Month for December! Sue, a former School District of Lancaster teacher, moved to Lancaster from Peeskill, New York in August 1974. After over 45 years in Lancaster, she considers herself a true Lancastrian! She and her husband of 28 years, Tim, bought their home on North Mulberry Street 8 years ago and have enjoyed the neighborhood ever since! The neighbor that nominated Sue noted that she is the, “driving force behind the block,” by planning events throughout the year, including block... read more
December 20, 2018
City offices and services will be operating on holiday schedules Tuesday, December 25; Wednesday, December 26; and Tuesday, January 1. City Hall City Hall will be closed on:    - Tuesday, December 25    - Wednesday, December 26    - Tuesday, January 1 Street Cleaning No street cleaning on:    - Tuesday, December 25    - Wednesday, December 26    - Tuesday, January 1 Trash & Recycling Collection There will be no trash & recycling collection on Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1. Routes will be delayed one day. Tuesday customers will be collected on Wednesday, Wednesday... read more
November 20, 2018
It takes all kinds to make a city run smoothly, and while you may not be familiar with the work Susannah Bartlett does, it's remarkably important to the quality of life here in Lancaster. Susannah came to us from Syracuse a little under a year ago and has already made quite an impact with her knowledge of city planning and passion for data! Read on to learn about Susannah, both at and outside of City Hall!  Name: Susannah Bartlett What is your position? Community Development Administrator But no, really, what does that position do? A big part of my job is helping to administer the Community... read more
November 16, 2018
City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no street cleaning on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. Penn Waste trash and recycling collections will be delayed one day. Thursday customers will be collected on Friday, November 23. Friday customers will be collected on Saturday, November 24. All routes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be collected on the regularly scheduled day. The Lancaster Parking Authority will not enforce parking restrictions on Thursday, November 22. On Friday, November 23 they... read more
November 14, 2018
Penn Waste will begin their routes at 3:00 a.m. tomorrow in preparation for the impending inclement weather. If your trash collection is on Thursday, please place your bins out tonight. Thank you for your cooperation!
November 14, 2018
Now that temperatures have dipped and snow is in the forecast, we'd like to remind Lancaster City residents about snow emergency procedures and other winter weather reminders so that they can prepare. If you have any questions about the following information, please contact info@cityoflancasterpa.com.  Get Connected Snow emergency and other winter weather-related updates will be posted here on the City's website, and pushed out through social media and other channels. Follow us on social media: Facebook - facebook.com/cityoflancasterpa Twitter - twitter.com/cityoflancpa Instagram - instagram.... read more

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