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March 5, 2015
The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) is partnering with municipalities, community organizations and Penn State Master Gardeners of Lancaster County to conduct home compost workshops where residents will learn how to recycle organic waste from their kitchens and gardens instead of putting it in the trash. Composting is an excellent way to recycle vegetable scraps, grass clippings, leaves, and other organic materials and turn them into a useful and valuable soil amendment. Workshop attendees will also learn how to build effective, yet inexpensive home compost bins to... read more
March 3, 2015
PUBLIC MEETING Notice of a Public Review and Comment Period for Lancaster City’s Draft 2014 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER) and 2015 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN The Public Meeting will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015 in The Commission Room at City Hall, 120 North Duke Street Lancaster’s draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) describes the performance of City activities funded in 2014 under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs during 2014. The City’s Annual Action... read more
March 2, 2015
Would you like to learn about gangs? What goes in to a criminal investigation? The science of fingerprint analysis? What happens when a complaint is filed against an officer? An opportunity to shoot police duty weapons? Tour our 911 center? You will learn all this, and more, at our Citizens Police Academy. Seats are still available for the Academy that begins on Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30 pm. We have extended the deadline for applications to Sunday, March 8th, 2015. You can obtain an application at the front desk of the police station, or go to the below link and download an application... read more
February 27, 2015
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 February 27, 2015 at 8:00 AM, the boil water advisory is lifted for customers residing at: 102, 103, 106, 107, 110, 111, 114, 115, Canterbury Turn. 226, 229, 230, 234, 237, 238, 241, 242, 245, 246, 249, 250, 253, 257 Heatherstone Way 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... read more
February 25, 2015
DRINKING WATER WARNING BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING BOIL WATER ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR: 102, 103, 106, 107, 110, 111, 114, 115, Canterbury Turn. 226, 229, 230, 234, 237, 238, 241, 242, 245, 246, 249, 250, 253, 257 Heatherstone Way 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, February 25, 2015, at 1:00 PM, the City of Lancaster Water Department has issued a boil water advisory caused by water... read more
February 24, 2015
This winter, be mindful of what type of salt you're using to deice sidewalks. Some types of salt can damage concrete surfaces. In addition, a significant portion of the stormwater within the City drains into the sewer system and subsequently makes it to the wastewater treatment plant. Any deicer with acetate would be the least desired for the sewer system, and the City does not allow anti-skid material to be used, such as sand. As a first choice we recommend salt made with potassium chloride or with magnesium chloride as an alternate to minimize damage to concrete surfaces. Also please apply... read more
February 19, 2015
Jeff Speck will return to Lancaster on Wednesday, March 4 to discuss the findings from his walkability study. The public is invited to his presentation at the Ware Center on March 4 at 7 PM. If you have a Facebook profile, you can RSVP here. However, no RSVP or tickets are required.
February 10, 2015
The Lancaster City Police will host a 10-week Citizen's Police Academy beginning Wednesday, March 18th. Classes will be held from 6:30 - 9 pm at the police station except for a few off-site classes. Only 20 seats are available. The Lancaster City Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA) offers citizens the opportunity to learn about the internal operations of the Lancaster City Police Department. The Citizens’ Police Academy speakers, (mostly Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice experts in their fields), provide lectures, demonstrations, tours, and hands-on activities for Academy participants. The... read more
February 4, 2015
From Penn Waste: In January, we announced that we will begin taking cartons as an acceptable recyclable item. Many households use cartons on a daily basis. Removing them from the waste stream and allowing these items to be recyclable will have a great impact on the environment. With any new recyclable material, there may be some questions. In order to provide all of our customers with as much information as possible, we created a flyer on Frequently Asked Questions about Cartons. Topics covered include what a carton is, what are they made from and how to recycle cartons. Please keep reading... read more
January 27, 2015
From Penn Waste: In anticipation of the bad weather in the forecast over the next few days, below are several winter reminders to ensure your safety, the safety of our 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 our employees to see ensuring that your trash gets collected. Access to Your Trash & Recycling – Please make sure there is a clear, safe path for our employees to access your trash... read more

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