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  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 - Twitter - Instagram - instagram.... read more
November 2, 2018
Join the City of Lancaster and Mahan Rykiel for a community meeting regarding Lancaster Square on Wednesday, November 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 120 N. Duke St.  The project team will present a summary of public outreach and the preliminary design process, and how this effort shaped the preferred design of the public plaza. 
November 1, 2018
Next Tuesday, November 6 is the first Tuesday in November - Election Day! The City will be closed for Election Day. - There will be NO street cleaning on Tuesday, November 6. - There WILL be trash collection. Trash, recycling and bagged leaves will be collected as regularly scheduled. If you have any questions, please call the Solid Waste Hotline at (717) 291-4744.
October 29, 2018
The public is invited to join Lancaster Public Art at a reception for “Queering the Arts,” an exhibit honoring the queer experience, in City Hall Gallery, 120 N. Duke St., on Friday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m. The show will run through the end of November. The exhibit is in celebration of LGBT History month in October, and Transgender Awareness Week and the Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20. “Queering the Arts” provides a snapshot of what artists within the transgender community are creating, to shed light on the thoughts, preoccupations, aesthetics and politics of queer artists. Barry Russell, founder of... read more