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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PDA announced on Friday that Butler County had been added to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone. https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Agriculture_details.aspx?newsid=1302
Penn State Extension has a lot of great resources: https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly
An SLF permit is required for all businesses, agencies and organizations, agricultural and non-agricultural, working within the quarantine, which move regulated articles, such as products, vehicles and other conveyances, within or from the quarantine. A permit is also required to move regulated articles into any part of PA from areas with established SLF populations. https://extension.psu.edu/how-you-can-comply-with-the-spotted-lanternfly-quarantine-regulations Click on the link to see a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uin0GECoi4A&t=8s
Please click here to obtain information in regard to the Train Derailment Impact in East Palestine Ohio.
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, March 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.
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: March 2, 2023 @ 5:30 PM
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Next Meeting: March 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.
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.