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.
Lancaster Township Public Meetings
The Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors will hold its next Regular Business meeting on
Board of Supervisors Meeting
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
PDA announced on Friday that Butler County had been added to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone. Read PDA Press Release
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
The playground at Bauder Park is currently closed for renovations funded by a Grant from Butler County Park and Recreation Local Park Renovation Program.
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).
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.