February 7, 2018
Due to inclement weather, all Penn Waste routes are cancelled on Wednesday, February 7. Penn Waste will be operating on a holiday schedule for the remainder of the week. Wednesday customers will be collected on Thursday. Thursday customers will be collected on Friday. Friday customers will be collected on Saturday. Thank you for your cooperation so Penn Waste can effectively collect your trash and recycling while maintaining the safety of their employees. Street cleaning is also cancelled on Wendesday, February 7. Street cleaning will resume on Thursday, February 8.
January 23, 2018
On Tuesday, January 23, the City of Lancaster Employee Recognition Committee held the Employee Service Awards, honoring those who reached 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 50 years of service with the City of Lancaster in 2017. 68 employees were honored, with a group total of 845 years of service. Congratulations and thank you to these employees, who have dedicated countless hours towards improving the City of Lancaster!   Administrative Services Andrea Fields 5 Cynthia Kelly 15 Karen Kast 20 Diana Noll 20     City Council John Graupera 5 James Reichenbach 5 Barbara Wilson 5 Cheryl Holland-... read more
January 19, 2018
On Thursday, January 18, the City of Lancaster received a lot of feedback from residents regarding street sweeping enforcement. According to the Lancaster Parking Authority, the number of tickets given during street sweeping enforcement was unusually high. Residents from all neighborhoods seemed confused about whether street sweeping was happening given the build-up of ice and snow along the parking lanes and curbs lines. Street sweeping is a requirement of the City's state permit for our sewer collection system, even when there is snow or ice. While you may not see what the street sweeper is... read more
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 received 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