Township Departments/Staff

Listed below are the departments, names, and some of the responsibilities of each of the township’s employees. For a list of specific issues/topics which residents call about most often, see the Township Yellow Pages for contact information.

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

ADMINISTRATION:

William M. Laudien, Township Manager
(717) 291-1213; Ext. 302
wlaudien@twp.lancaster.pa.us
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
(717) 291-1213; Ext. 303
patrice@twp.lancaster.pa.us
Supports the township manager and the board of supervisors. Produces the township newsletter which is distributed via email. Posts & updates information on the township website, the Facebook page (@LancTwpMunicipality) and Twitter (@LTEMC), and the municipality page on Nextdoor.com.  Provides the parking permit tags for the township permit parking zones, and is the contact for applications for handicap parking sign installation. 

Diana Hess, Finance Officer
(717) 291-1213; 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.

Robin VanLeer, Receptionist
(717) 291-1213; Ext. 300
R.VanLeer@twp.lancaster.pa.us
The receptionist handles all incoming calls, and greet residents and visitors. Accept payments for: the semi-annual trash/recycling bills, the purchase of extra service tags and recycling containers, and payments (that are not past due) for Lancaster Township-related parking tickets issued by the Manheim Township Police, who serve Lancaster Township. She also process the applications for Assemblage/Procession Permits and Canvassing/Solicitation Permits. Handicap Parking Sign applications can be picked up at the reception desk.

TRASH & RECYCLING:

Joanne Yost, Office Administrator
(717) 291-1213; Ext. 301
jyost@twp.lancaster.pa.us
Manages all aspects of the the township trash and recycling program, including collection concerns, processing the semi-annual trash/recycling bills, and final trash/recycle bills for home settlements. Handles the filing and discharging of property liens. Responsible for ordering office supplies, and assists in areas of facility maintenance and contracted services. Orders office supplies. Manager for the front desk receptionist.

PLANNING & ZONING:

Office & Mailing address:

Lancaster Twp Planning/Zoning Office
1353 Meadowcreek Lane
Lancaster, PA 17603

Thomas P. Daniels, Director of Planning  & Zoning
Direct Dial:  (223) 221-7514
tdaniels@twp.lancaster.pa.us
Responsible for all management and administrative functions of the Planning & Zoning Department; this includes direct supervision of the Township Engineer, Planning and Zoning Assistant, and the Building Code inspector. Liaison for the Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board. Consistently apply and enforce Township Ordinances.

Gretchen Smith, Planning & Zoning Assistant
Direct Dial:  (223) 221-7515
gretchen@twp.lancaster.pa.us
Supports the Planning and Zoning office. Processes building/zoning permits, dumpster permits, handles Smoke Detector Certification, and assists with zoning and property, and resident-related concerns. Coordinates communications with the Planning Commission and the Zoning Hearing Board. 

TOWNSHIP ENGINEER:

Office & Mailing address:

Lancaster Twp Engineer
1353 Meadowcreek Lane
Lancaster, PA 17603

Ben Webber
Direct Dial:  (223) 221-7522
bwebber@twp.lancaster.pa.us
Recommends and administers policies and procedures, under direction of the Director of Planning & Zoning. Reviews storm water site plans, and minor land disturbance plans & exemption applications. Manages floodplain permits. Works in support of the township for building, environmental, drainage, construction, water, and sewer planning, engineering and operational activities. Provides support to the Planning & Zoning and the Public Works Departments. Is the contact for the MS4 program (Municipal Storm System), and is the Lancaster Township Historical Commission Liaison.

PUBLIC WORKS:

Michael R. Hamlin, Director of Public Works
(717) 293-1733
mhamlin@twp.lancaster.pa.us
Acts as front-line supervisors for the Public Works Superintendent and management of all public works staff. Plans, directs, and supervises the public works staff to complete routine tasks, and ensure proper training of public works employees. Works in cooperation with other township staff for compliance with MS4, DEP, PennDOT, and similar regulatory issues. Coordinates and cooperate with other township staff for enforcement of Township regulations and ordinances.

Devin Groff, Public Works Superintendent
(223) 221-7523
dgroff@twp.lancaster.pa.us
Supports and works at the direction of the Director of Public Works. Supervises and works in cooperation with the road crew on all public works functions. Oversees the training and record keeping for public works employees in the areas of training, safety, regulatory compliance, and certification.

Zachary Shober, Public Works Supervisor
zshober@twp.lancaster.pa.us
Assume leadership in absence of Public Works Superintendent. Act as front line supervisor for public works employees, and train public works employees on operation and safety of all equipment. Perform inspection of roadways, stormwater facilities, sidewalks, curbs, and other structures and facilities as directed.

Public Works Road Crew:  All members of the public works department operate maintenance equipment, and assist with the maintenance and improvement of township roadways, parks, and buildings.

RIGHT-TO-KNOW OFFICER FOR LANCASTER TOWNSHIP:

Thomas P. Daniels, Right-to-Know Officer
(223) 221-7514
tdaniels@twp.lancaster.pa.us
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