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Boil Water Advisory Update from the City of Lancaster

APRIL 24, 2017

The boil water advisory for 24 -118 Running Pump Road, and 2302 – 2303 Helena Road is lifted as of Monday, April 24.

HOWEVER, some of the Millersville area is still under a boil water advisory. THIS INCLUDES SOME LANCASTER TOWNSHIP ADDRESSES AS WELL.

Click here for a list of addresses. To receive notifications when there is a change, call (717) 291- 4818.

If you have any questions, please call the Water Quality Lab at (717) 291-4818. After hours, please call (717) 291-4816. 

Drinking water notice provided by the City of Lancaster, Public Water Supplier

 

This DOES NOT INCLUDE any Lancaster Township address, but if you have low water pressure you may want to refrain from using the water until we get more information from the city.

DRINKING WATER WARNING  BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING

A BOIL WATER ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR:  Quaker Hills Area (MILLERSVILLE)

CUSTOMERS ARE ASKED TO BOIL THEIR DRINKING WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Hiervan el agua antes de usarla. Este informe contiene informacion muy importante sobre sy agua de beber. Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien.

For more information, go to http://www.cityoflancasterpa.com/ or contact the City of Lancaster Water Department: Water Quality Laboratory at (717) 291-4818 Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-4:15 PM. After hours, the Water Emergency phone number is (717) 291-4816. 

This notice is provided by the City of Lancaster, Public Water Supplier ID#: 7360058.

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On 04/19/2017, the City of Lancaster Water Department issued a boil water advisory for customers. This notice is for customers on the following streets: Village Green Lane, Fresh Meadow Drive, Quaker Hills Road, Saint Regis Lane, Blue Ridge Drive, Walnut Lane, Glen Oaks Drive, Alan Drive, Oak Ridge Drive, Pilgrim Drive, Wabank Road, and Cedarhurst Circle.

Due to a several recent water main breaks, the City of Lancaster, Bureau of Water advises customers to boil their drinking water due to a drop/loss of water pressure within parts of the distribution system in this neighborhood. 

Typically, a drop/loss of water pressure is the result of a pipeline break or a pump failure. A drop/loss of pressure creates conditions that could allow contamination to enter the distribution system through back-flow by back-pressure or back-siphonage. Although there is no direct evidence that the water is unsafe, customers are being asked to boil their water before use.  

What should I do?

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST.  Bring all water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using. Or use bottled water. You should use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, food preparation, preparing baby formula, and giving to pets until further notice.

People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1 (800) 426-4791.

What happened? What is being done?

The City of Lancaster, Bureau of Water is repairing the main breaks to fix the problem. However, these main breaks may continue due to the age and condition of other mains within this neighborhood being of similar material and susceptibility to main breaks from disturbances in the same area of the water system.

We estimate the boil water advisory will end by this weekend. We will provide the next update at Friday, April 21st before 5 pm.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).

For more information, go to http://www.cityoflancasterpa.com/ or contact the City of Lancaster Water Department: Water Quality Laboratory at (717) 291-4818 Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-4:15 PM. After hours, the Water Emergency phone number is (717) 291-4816. 

This notice is provided by the City of Lancaster, Public Water Supplier ID#: 7360058.

Q&A meeting for UGI project-April 19, 2017

Lancaster Township is hosting a Question and Answer Meeting in the municipal building at 1240 Maple Avenue, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The meeting will start at 7:00PMAll area residents are invited to attend this meeting.

UGI will be at this meeting to answer any questions area residents may have concerning the SPECIFIC PROJECT below: 

Beginning near the end of April 2017, UGI and their contractor Miller Pipeline, will begin a project along North President Avenue from Columbia Avenue to Marietta Avenue. This project is to upgrade and renew services. The project is slated to last four to five weeks.

 

BoS Meeting Minutes-03-13-2017

LANCASTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
MINUTES
March 13, 2017

I.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, CALL TO ORDER, AND ROLL CALL
The duly advertised Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors meeting was held on Monday, March 13, 2017 in the township building at 1240 Maple Avenue, Lancaster, PA. The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chair Kathy Wasong. Vice Chair Benjamin H. Bamford, Treasurer Thomas H. Schaller, and Township Manager William M. Laudien were also present. Others in attendance included township staff and interested parties. Ms. Wasong led those assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance.
II.        PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS
            None.
III.      SECRETARY’S REPORT
The minutes of the February 13, 2017 board meeting were approved by general consent.
IV.       TREASURER’S REPORT
Mr. Schaller presented the treasurer’s report as of March 13, 2017:
            General Fund………………………………………………………………………… $5,243,559.02
            Highway Aid Fund…………………………………………………………………….. 228,093.02
            Parks Fund…………………………………………………………………………………. 35,390.43
            Capital Reserve Fund………………………………………………………………. 1,155,550.08
            TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………… $6,662,592.55
Ms. Wasong stated the treasurer’s report would be filed for audit.
V.        PAYMENT OF BILLS
On a motion by Mr. Schaller, seconded by Mr. Bamford, the board unanimously approved the payment of bills (February 14, 2017–March 13, 2017):
         General Fund…………………………………………………………………………… $339,073.77
         Escrow Fund…………………………………………………………………………………… 356.50
         State Highway Fund………………………………………………………………………. 6,232.54
         Parks Fund……………………………………………………………………………………….. 95.19
         Capital Reserve Fund…………………………………………………………………. 193,767.00
         TOTAL…………………………………………………………………………………… $539,525.00
VI.       REPORTS
A.    Lancaster Township Fire Department: There were thirty-two calls reported in the township, with twelve calls for mutual aid, during the month of February 2017, making a year-to-date total of seventy-six calls. In 2016, the fire department handled a total of 536 calls, and were number nine in the number of calls in the county. Ms. Wasong thanked the fire department for all they do.
B.    Lafayette Fire Company: There were nine calls answered on the east side of Lancaster Township during the month of February 2017.
C.    Police: Officer Michael Piacentino gave an overview of the February 2017 police report.
D.    Sewer/Other Reports: Reports are available for public inspection at the meeting and during regular business hours.
E.    Recycling Report: January 2017: 20.37%
F.   Lancaster Intermunicipal Committee Report: Mr. Laudien reported that the LIMC did hold a meeting.
VII.     ANNOUNCEMENTS
A.        Ms. Wasong declared a snow emergency effective tonight at 8:00am through 10:00pm, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. All snow emergency and no parking regulations will be enforced. Additional information can be found on the website. Trash for Wednesday, March 14, 2017, is cancelled and a decision will be made tomorrow about the following days.
B         Semi-annual Trash/Recycling Bills:  Will be mailed April 1; are due April 30.
C.        Yard/Woody Waste Drop off:  Begins Saturday, April 1 for the first Saturday of the month at the maintenance facility, 1357 Meadowcreek Lane. Bio-bags will also be available starting April 1. Days and hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 3pm to 7pm. Facility is closed all Fridays, and on May 29, July 4, and September 4. The once-a month Saturday drop off continues the first Saturday of each month through November 4, 9am to noon.
D.        Yard/Woody Waste Collection: Begins the week of April 3 and continues through the week of October 9. Yard waste is collected every other week according to the Penn Waste collection calendar which is provided in each semi-annual newsletter.
E.        Street Sweeping: Resumes on April 4. Sweeping on signed streets takes place the first & third Tuesday and Wednesday of each month, starting on April 4. No warnings will be issued before police begin ticketing. A calendar can be found on the township website. There is no sweeping on July 4.
F.         Large Appliance and Tire Collection: Takes place the week of April 10 to 13
on your regular trash day. Each item requires a tag. Tags can be purchased at the office. $12/per appliance; $2/per tire.
            G.        Next Board of Supervisors Meeting: Monday, April 10, 2017, 7:00pm;                                                workshop at 6:00pm, Lancaster Township.
VIII.   OLD BUSINESS
            No old business.
IX.      PLANNING AND ZONING BUSINESS
A.        LTPC #252—Southern Village Phase IIIB
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request from Hogan, Herr, & Wolf II for a reduction of financial security in the amount of $251,029.79, leaving a balance of $245,821.51 to cover the costs of the remaining work which needs to be completed for this development. The request was submitted via an e-mail dated January 19, 2017 from Tony Kreider, Abel Construction. Township Engineer Ben Webber recommended the reduction in his letter dated February 16, 2017.
B.        LTPC #261—1103 Ranck Mill Road – Land Development Deferral Request
1.  Mr. Bamford moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously
approved a request from Ranck Mill Road Real Estate, LLC to defer the
processing of their land development plan for 1103 Ranck Mill Road to the City
of Lancaster. The Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended
approval of this deferral request at their meeting on February 21, 2017 subject to
the conditions of township engineer Ben Webber’s review letter dated February
22, 2017.
2.  Mr. Bamford moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously
approved the Revised Final Land Development Plan for 1103 Ranck Mill  Road.
C.        LTPC #262—110 River Drive Stormwater Management Site Plan
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved the Stormwater Management Site Plan, including waivers, for Terry and Suzi O’Day, 110 River Drive.
1.     Waiver of SWMO 229-46.4.a.4: Minimum pipe size of 15 inch diameter based upon the justification and alternative provided.
The Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended approval of this plan at their meeting on February 21, 2017 subject to the conditions of township engineer Ben Webber’s review letter dated February 13, 2017.
D.        460/470 Conestoga Boulevard Stormwater Management Site Plan Waiver Request
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request for a waiver of SWMO Section 229-21 Definitions and Criteria for a Minor Land Disturbance Activity for the development of 460/470 Conestoga Boulevard. The Lancaster Township Planning Commission recommended approval of this waiver request at their meeting on February 21, 2017.
X.        NEW BUSINESS
A.        Lancaster Township Fire Department New Rescue Pumper
Mr. Bamford moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously authorized the township manager Mr. Laudien to order a new Pierce Arrow XT Heavy Duty Rescue Pumper for the Lancaster Township Fire Department, at a cost of $741,658.39, which comprises of a $50,000 loan, $260,000 from the relief association, and the remainder from Lancaster Township. The $50,000 loan is to be paid back with and from the sale of Engine #2. Anything over the amount of the loan will go to the fire department.
            B.        Hamilton Park Stormwater Management Site Plan Waiver Request
Mr. Schaller moved, and Mr. Bamford seconded, and the board unanimously approved a request from the township public works department for a waiver of SWMO Section 229-21 for the purpose of repaving the basketball court in Hamilton Park. Township engineer Ben Webber recommended approval of this waiver request in his letter dated March 2, 2017.
C.        Lancaster Recreation Commission Citizen Representative
Mr. Bamford moved, and Mr. Schaller seconded, and the board unanimously appointed Bob Desmarais Jr. as the citizen representative for the Lancaster Recreation Commission.
XI.      GUEST RECOGNITION AND PARTICIPATION
·       Several guests from Lancaster Catholic High School were in attendance to observe the meeting.
·       Roger Thompson, South Conestoga Drive, stated there is a tire collection and dump pile in the open triangle of land and the adjacent gully along Betz Road. He also suggested asking the children of the residents what they would like to have at the parks. Mr. Laudien stated that was done with the changes that were made with Hamilton Park.
XII.     ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:30pm.

Respectfully submitted,

William M. Laudien, Secretary