Lancaster Township

Harmony, Pennsylvania

Lancaster Township is a rural, yet growing residential community located in southwestern Butler County, Pennsylvania encompassing nearly 14,000 acres.

While settled by pioneer settlers in 1796, Lancaster Township was not officially founded and incorporated until 1854. The municipality is comprised of approximately 37 square miles of land situated along the Route 19 (Perry Highway) corridor. The 2010 Census projected a population of 2,532.

Upcoming Events

11 Jul
7:30 pm

Planning Commission Meeting

Thursday
15 Jul
6:00 pm

Board of Supervisors Meeting

Monday, Municipal Building
08 Aug
7:30 pm

Planning Commission Meeting

Thursday
19 Aug
6:00 pm

Board of Supervisors Meeting

Monday, Municipal Building
No event found!

Lancaster Township Public Meetings

The Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors will hold its next Regular Business meeting on

July 15 2024
6:00 pm

Board of Supervisors Meeting

Municipal Building
No event found!

Per Article VI Section 603 of the Township Code, Lancaster Township holds its monthly meetings on the third Monday of each month.

The meetings are open to the public and will be held at the Lancaster Township Community Center, 113 Kings Alley, Harmony, PA  16037.

The purpose of the monthly meeting is to address Township business and any other issues that may properly come before the Board of Supervisors.

Paper copies of the agenda, Ordinances, Resolutions, and building permit list are available to the public at the township office and will also be made available to attendees of the meeting.

News & Notices

FAQ Southwest Butler Stormwater Group

Background:

Many of our residents will recall the catastrophic flooding that severely impacted our communities in the summer of 2019. In the wake of that flooding the Butler County Commissioners called a meeting of all municipal officials from throughout the County in the fall of that year.  Their plea was to find ways to work together to mitigate future flooding impacts on our residents and businesses. Their message was clear, stormwater does not respect municipal boundaries and under Pennsylvania law, stormwater management and floodplain management are a responsibility of local government.

Ten communities in southwest Butler County accepted that call and began meeting in late 2019, those communities were Adams, Cranberry, Evans City, Forward, Harmony, Lancaster, Penn, Seven Fields and Zelienople. The group is called the Southwest Butler Stormwater Planning Group. These meetings have resulted in significantly improved intermunicipal cooperation. Collectively they undertook a multi-municipal Stormwater Study on the watersheds impacting their communities. That Study identified the needed improvements along with suggested regulatory updates.

As a results of that work, all the municipalities in the Group updated their stormwater management regulations to be consistent across the watersheds, enhanced their floodplain management abilities and improved their dialogue with state and legal authorities.  Throughout this process, the County Commissioners have been strong supporters of this effort, and in 2022 announced a major funding program, called the Municipal Infrastructure Program, that financially supports municipal stormwater improvements.  The Group was perfectly positioned due to their advance work and applied for grants to fund the projects they collectively identified in their watersheds. The members of the Group received $5,777,867 in funding to advance $9,718,867 in funding to advance 22 projects within the Group.   Lancaster Township received $215,000. for a culvert replacement project on West Lancaster Road.

The Group continues to work collaboratively on implementing these capital projects.  The group continues to meet to continue their work of making sure the projects flow smoothly and to look for ways to continue to fund projects.

Four municipalities that face imminent MS4 regulations have taken this group further to find long term solutions to funding projects.  JACKSON TOWNSHIP, EVANS CITY, ZELIENOPLE AND HARMONY ARE CONSIDERING AN AUTHORITY TO ASSIST IN LONG TERM FUNDING.   At this time, there is no plan for Lancaster Township to be part of this authority.

PLEASE TAKE OUR PARK SURVEY. 

Follow Link Below for Survey Regarding Lancaster Township’s Parks.

Lancaster Township Parks Survey (surveymonkey.com)

Lancaster Township’s 2024 Budget

Lancaster Township’s 2024 Budget is available for review at the Municipal Building at 113 Kings Alley. The budget will be available during normal business hours; Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8:30 to 4:30.

Bauder Park Playground Renovations

The playground at Bauder Park is open following renovations funded by a Grant from Butler County Park and Recreation Local Park Renovation Program.

 

Broadband in the Township

Step One for Better Broadband Connectivity in PA  With the latest influx of funding, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is collecting broadband information from consumers to create updated maps that display fixed and mobile broadband availability, as well as lack of access. Township officials and their residents are encouraged to participate and tell the FCC about their access or lack of access. These maps will drive broadband funding.   Consumers can share their broadband experience by filling out a short form [Submit a request – FCC Complaints] detailing their lack of connectivity and uploading supporting documents. If you have trouble filling out the webform, you can call 888-225-5322.

For those with service, The FCC has a Speed Test app available that can be downloaded and run to demonstrate actual broadband speeds for both mobile and in-home broadband networks. In addition to showing your network performance test results, the app also provides the test results to the FCC as part of its Measuring Broadband America Program. Broadband Data Collection Consumer Information | Federal Communications Commission (fcc.gov).

Office Schedule

Lancaster Township administrative offices are open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The offices are closed Monday and Friday and office staff are available by appointment only.

The Police Department is staffed 24 hours per day and officers are available 7 days per week.