Lancaster Township of Butler County 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.

 

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Bauder Park 

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

 

Lancaster Township 2030 – Comprehensive Plan Update (planlancastertwp.com)

 

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). 

 

ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) Resources

Lancaster Township is the recipient of two payments of $145,000 each from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), a part of the American Rescue Plan Act.

The Township must spend the funds in accordance with the US Treasury’s Final Rule (see link below). The funds must be used for costs incurred on or after March 3, 2021, and must be obligated by December 31, 2024, and spent by December 31, 2026. For more information click on the links below: 

Final Rule issued by US Dept. of Treasury effective April 1, 2022

State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Overview

 

Township Public Meetings

Upcoming Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors Meetings

The Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors will hold its Regular Business meeting on Monday, February 20, 2023, at 6:00pm. Per Article VI Section 603 of the Township Code, Lancaster Township holds its monthly meetings on the third Monday of each month.

The purpose of the monthly meeting is to address Township business and any other issues that may properly come before the Board of Supervisors. The meeting will take place at the Lancaster Township Community Center, 113 Kings Alley, Harmony, PA 16037. All meetings are open to the public.

February 20,2023 Agenda 

2023 Meeting Schedule 

Meeting Minutes- (Not Approved)

December 12,2022

December 21,2022

January 3,2023

Resolutions for consideration:

2023-01-16_Resolution 2023-05_Renewal of Authority Resolution (Lancaster)INCORPORATION OF THE WESTERN BUTLER COUNTY AUTHORITY

2023-01-16_Resolution 2023-04_Authorizing Resolution for Acceptance of Butler County Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds 

2023-01-16_Resolution 2023-03_Maher Duessel

January 2023 Financial Report

December 2022 Building Permits

December 2022 Police Report

December 2022 Public Works Report

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. 

 

Zoning Hearing Board

Next Meeting:  

Click here for Agenda

 

Planning Commission

Next Meeting:  February 9, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

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Most Requested Resources

Drug Drop Box Available

The Lancaster Township Police Department recently installed a drug drop box in the Municipal Building lobby creating a convenient place for anyone to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs. Did you know that 8 of 10 teens who misuse prescription drugs get them from friends or relatives? KidCents and The Rite Aid Foundation are committed to supporting a safe environment for children in our communities by helping to reduce the misuse of medications by adolescents and accidental childhood poisonings. Please utilize our new drop box to dispose of prescription medications, over-the-counter medications and vitamins during regular business hours.


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.