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January 8, 2018
Winter is here and bad weather is in the forecast over the next few days. In order to prepare for the inclement weather, below are several winter reminders to ensure your safety, the safety of Penn Waste employees and that your trash and recycling gets collected. Trash Bags — White trash bags blend in with the snow. If you have a darker colored trash bag that you could use or a trash can that you can place your bag in, it will make it easier for Penn Waste employees to see ensuring that your trash gets collected. Access to Your Trash & Recycling — Please make sure there is a clear,... read more
January 2, 2018
With low temperatures in the single digits, we've recieved a slew of calls about frozen water pipes. Here are some tips to help you prevent frozen water pipes in your home: ·  Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage. ·  Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children. ·  When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle -... read more
December 22, 2017
Lancaster is a welcoming city proud of our diversity, so Lancaster Public Art was pleased to work with Emerson Collective, Church World Service, League of Women Voters, Lancaster Stands Up, Latinx Lancaster and Invisible Americans to create Inside Out Dreamers, a temporary art installation at 101 North Queen Street. The Inside Out Dreamers website explains, "The project takes part in Inside Out, a global participatory art project initiated by the award-winning artist JR to pay tribute to the power and dignity of individuals by displaying their portraits in public spaces around the world.... read more
December 21, 2017
Many City offices and services will be operating on holiday schedules Sunday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 2, 2017. City Hall Monday, December 25 - closed Tuesday, December 26 - closed Monday, January 1 - closed Street Cleaning No street cleaning on:      - Monday, December 25      - Tuesday, December 26      - Monday, January 1 Trash & Recycling Collection There will be no trash & recycling collection on Monday, December 25 or Monday, January 1. Routes will be delayed one day. Monday customers will be collected on Tuesday. Tuesday customers will be collected on Wednesday and... read more
December 15, 2017
Please join East Lampeter Township, West Lampeter Township, Lancaster Township, City of Lancaster, and PennDOT for a Community Visioning Open House for the Bridgeport Area. Who’s Invited: Anyone who lives, works, learns, plays in or passes through the Bridgeport Area. What: Share your ideas about improving streets, sidewalks, trails, bus service, and the overall community character of the Bridgeport Area. When: Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 — Drop in anytime between 4 - 8 p.m. Those wishing to attend may stop by at any time during this window. Where: Harrisburg Area Community College... read more
December 13, 2017
Ring in 2018 in Downtown Lancaster with a free concert by the Big Fat Meanies, the lowering of the Red Rose and fireworks at midnight! The City of Lancaster will host the annual New Year's Eve event on Sunday, December 31, 2018, from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Event is free and open to all ages. NOTICE OF STREET CLOSINGS Sunday, December 31, 2017 8:30 p.m. 100 block of North Queen Street closed between Orange and Chestnut Monday, January 1, 2018 1 a.m. 100 block of North Queen Street will re-open For more information about New Year's Eve in Lancaster City, please call (717) 291-4758 or go to www.... read more
December 13, 2017
The City of Lancaster has renamed Farnum Park, located at South Water and Conestoga Streets, Culliton Park in honor of Carol Culliton-Metzger who has kindly supported future improvements in the park through a generous donation from the Gunterberg Charitable Foundation. In the fall of 2018, the park will undergo a transformation, thanks to both the donation from the Gunterberg Charitable Foundation as well as a newly awarded $300,000 grant from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The City of Lancaster would also like to thank Rachel Eck and Jim Shultz from the SoWe Board for... read more
December 12, 2017
On Wednesday, December 13, Lancaster Public Art, Church World Service, League of Women Voters, Latinx Lancaster, Lancaster Stands Up and Invisible Americans will host Emerson Collective, a social justice organization that is touring the country to produce Inside Out/ Dreamers, in Lancaster City. The project takes part in Inside Out, a global participatory art project initiated by the award-winning artist JR to pay tribute to the power and dignity of individuals by displaying their portraits in public spaces around the world. People share their untold stories and transform messages of personal... read more
December 11, 2017
The CRIZ Authority will be holding a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in the City Commission Meeting Room at City Hall to discuss the removal of some properties and businesses from the CRIZ. The removal of these properties and businesses does not prevent them from being added back in to the CRIZ District at a later date. Click here for a list of the proposed properties to be removed.
December 7, 2017
Lancaster City Council members will appoint a City treasurer to a two-year term, beginning in January. Interested individuals are asked to submit a letter of interest and resume to City Clerk Bernard Harris, at bharris@cityoflancasterpa.com, by 5 p.m., Monday, December 11. Interviews of applicants will be held at a special meeting on Thursday, December 21, beginning at 6 p.m. The City treasurer position will become vacant next month. Chris Ballentine was elected to become the treasurer in last month’s general election. He was recently appointed to fill a vacancy on City Council and has... read more

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