Township Departments/Staff

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Listed below are the departments, names, and some of the responsibilities of each of the township’s employees.

Road or Park Maintenance Issues: Many calls to the township deal with road or park maintenance. Those calls can best be handled by public works. Residents may call public works at (717) 293-1733 and address their questions and issues directly with them. Due to the nature of their work, road crew members may be out of the office. If this is the case, leave a message and someone will return your call.

Lancaster Township Municipal Building
1240 Maple Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
Ph: (717) 291-1213
Fax: (717) 291-6818

ADMINISTRATION:

William M. Laudien, Township Manager
Ext. 302; wlaudien@twp.lancaster.pa.us

  • The township manager handles the daily activities of the township, responds to resident concerns, works with the board of supervisors, and administers the township’s regional comprehensive plan.

Patrice M. Allen, Administrative Assistant to Township Manager/Board of Supervisors
Ext. 303; patrice@twp.lancaster.pa.us

  • Supports the township manager and the board of supervisors. Coordinates the publication of the township newsletter, provides parking permit tags for the township permit parking zones. Posts & updates information on the township website and the Lancaster Township Municipality page on Nextdoor.com.

Diana Hess, Finance Officer
Ext. 306; dhess@twp.lancaster.pa.us

  • Manages the township’s finances, including bills (except those for trash/recycling), tax-related issues, employee hire paperwork, and payroll.

Judith McCabe, Morning Receptionist – Ext. 300; jmccabe@twp.lancaster.pa.us
Robin VanLeer, Afternoon Receptionist & Admin. Asst. to Public Works – Ext 300; R.VanLeer@twp.lancaster.pa.us

  • Usually your first contact with the office, the receptionists handles all incoming calls, greets residents and visitors, accepts payments at the window for trash/recycling bills, the purchase of extra service tags, the purchase of recycling containers, and payments for township-related parking tickets issued by the police and are not past due. The receptionists are also the contact for applications needed for: Assemblage/Procession Permits, Canvassing/Solicitation Permits, and Handicapped Parking Signs.

RIGHT-TO-KNOW OFFICER FOR LANCASTER TOWNSHIP:

Thomas P. Daniels, Right-to-Know Officer
Ext. 307; tdaniels@twp.lancaster.pa.us

PLANNING & ZONING:

Thomas P. Daniels, Planning & Zoning Director; Assistant Township Manager
Ext. 307; tdaniels@twp.lancaster.pa.us

  • Responsible for the review and approval of building permit applications, enforcement of building construction and maintenance codes in the township, issues township zoning permits, handles all township ordinance/zoning and property/resident-related concerns, and assists the township manager.

Gretchen Smith, Planning & Zoning Assistant
Ext. 308; gretchen@twp.lancaster.pa.us

TRASH & RECYCLING and Maple Grove Community Building Rental:

Joanne Yost, Facilities and Operations Manager
Ext. 301; jyost@twp.lancaster.pa.us

  • Manages the township refuse and recycling program. Handles trash/recycle collection concerns, and processes the semi-annual trash/recycling bills, as well as the final trash/recycle bills for home settlements. Handles and oversees the rental of the Maple Grove Community Building

PUBLIC WORKS:

Maintenance Facility
1357 Meadowcreek Lane
Lancaster, PA 17603
Ph: (717) 293-1733 or (717) 293-1736

Public Works Office
1353 Meadowcreek Lane
Lancaster, PA 17603
Ph: (717) 293-1733

Michael R. Hamlin, Superintendent of Public Works
mhamlin@twp.lancaster.pa.us

  • Coordinates all work for township roadways, parks & park maintenance, and township building maintenance. Manages the public works department, including personnel, and the fleet of vehicles and equipment, and is the contact for Street (Road) Opening Permits.

Robin VanLeer, Administrative Assistant to Public Works
R.VanLeer@twp.lancaster.pa.us

  • Assists the superintendent of public works, and is the afternoon receptionist at the township office.

Public Works Road Crew Members:

      • Devin Ashba
      • R. Shawn Bender
      • Guy Bunteman Jr.
      • Eugene Gallagher III
      • Devin Groff, Public Works Assistant Road Master, dgroff@twp.lancaster.pa.us
      • Earl Groff, Public Works Road Foreman

All members of the public works road crew operate maintenance equipment, and assist with the maintenance and improvement of township roadways, parks, and buildings.

TOWNSHIP ENGINEER:

Benton (Ben) Webber
bwebber@twp.lancaster.pa.us 
Ph: (717) 293-1733

  • As the township engineer, Ben reviews storm water site plans, minor land disturbance plans, and exemption applications, and oversees assigned projects to ensure contractor or consultant compliance. He is the contact for any MS4 (Municipal Storm System) questions. Ben assists the Public Works Superintendent in the direction and supervision of building, environmental, drainage, construction, water and sewer planning, engineering and operational activities. He recommends and administers policies and procedures, under the direction of the Township Manager, Zoning Officer, and Public Works Superintendent.