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.

Road or Park Maintenance Issues:  Residents may call public works at (717) 293-1733 and address their questions and issues directly with them. 

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


William M. Laudien, Township Manager
(717) 291-1213; Ext. 302
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
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  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
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
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 and Maple Grove Community Building Rental:

Joanne Yost, Facilities and Operations Manager
(717) 291-1213; Ext. 301
Manages the township trash 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. Orders office supplies. Handles and oversees the rental of the Maple Grove Community Building. Manager for the front desk receptionist.


The Planning & Zoning Office has moved to a NEW LOCATION!

Office & Mailing address:

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

Thomas P. Daniels, Planning & Zoning Officer
Direct Dial:  (223) 221-7514
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 ordinances, zoning and property, and resident-related concerns.

Gretchen Smith, Planning & Zoning Assistant
Direct Dial:  (223) 221-7515
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. 


Office & Mailing address:

Lancaster Twp Engineer
1353 Meadowcreek Lane
Lancaster, PA 17603

Ben Webber
Direct Dial:  (223) 221-7522

  • Reviews storm water site plans, minor land disturbance plans, and exemption applications, and oversees assigned projects to ensure contractor or consultant compliance. The contact for any MS4 (Municipal Storm System) questions. Assists in the direction and supervision of building, environmental, drainage, construction, water and sewer planning, engineering and operational activities. Recommends and administers policies and procedures, under the direction of the Township Manager, Zoning Officer, and Public Works Superintendent. Is the Lancaster Township Historical Commission Liaison.


Michael R. Hamlin, Superintendent of Public Works
(717) 293-1733
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.

Devin Groff, Public Works Road Master
(717) 291-1213; Ext. 500
Responsible for scheduling road improvement projects and supervising the road crew.

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.


Thomas P. Daniels, Right-to-Know Officer
(223) 221-7514
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