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Ligonier Beach Timeline
The following link is a timeline of Ligonier Beach events, please click here.
Posted Monday, September 21, 2020
Roadside Litter Clean Up
The Ligonier Township is partnering with the Loyalhanna Watershed Association to organize a fall "Great Ligonier Valley Clean-up" event on Saturday, September 26. The Watershed has coordinated this roadside cleanup for 15 years and together with the community's help over 50,000 pounds of garbage has been removed from our Valley's state and township roadways. They work with the state to secure the required supplies- garbage bags, safety vests, gloves, etc. and coordinate the volunteer assignments. This year the Township's Public Works crew will assist by picking up the bagged garbage along the roadsides. Please contact Josh Penatzer, LWA's Project Manager and cleanup organizer directly to volunteer at (724) 238-7560, ext. 2# or via email at email@example.com.
Posted Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Hazardous Household Waste Collection
Westmoreland Cleanways has scheduled a hazardous household waste collection on Saturday, October 24. Participants will need to pre-register, click here for more info.
Posted Friday, August 14, 2020
September Dumpster Days
Ligonier Township residents only
To maintain social distancing and protect everyone's health and safety, this year's Dumpster Days will be handled differently with multiple Saturdays scheduled in September: September 12th, September 19th, and September 26th from 8:00 AM to noon.
Please choose a day and register either by sending an email to Tracy Krowchak at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 724-238-2725, x111. Please notify the Township by September 1st the day you have chosen. If your date is full, you will be contacted for another date. In addition, it will be "self-service". Residents will need to pull up and empty their own items into the trash receptacles. There will be limited assistance for the disabled.
The following cannot be accepted: plaster, concrete, rock, dirt, large tree stumps, grass clippings, paint, pressurized paint cans, shingles, fiberglass insulation, broken glass, liquids, medical waste, or any other hazardous/flammable material.
Appliances w/freon, $20
Regular tires, $3 each
Regular tires w/rim, $15 each
Large tires, $4 each
Large tires w/rim, $18 each
Checks only, cash will not be accepted.
Posted Friday, August 14, 2020
Septic Tank Systems
If you are having problems with your septic tank please contact the Township's Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO), Mike D'Arrgio of Mesko & Associates, Inc. at (814) 255-6901. The SEO will help determine the cause of the problem, the best repairs for a long-term solution and whether or not a permit is required. Examples of repairs that require a permit include replacing or enlarging treatment tanks, replacing pumps, repairing distribution boxes and distribution (leach) fields, and replacing piping between houses, treatment tanks and distribution fields. The SEO oversees repairs made by contractors.
Posted Thursday, August 13, 2020
Notice of Temporary Road Closure (Myers School Road)
Effective July 14, 2020 Myers School Road will remain closed for mine reclamation work. Coal Loaders Inc. will maintain a detour during the closure. The Township provides updates as information becomes available. Coal Loaders, Inc. can be reached at (724) 238-6601 for any questions/concerns relative to the detour.
Posted Tuesday, July 21, 2020
The Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office has suspended all satellite gun permit locations until further notice. Permits may still be acquired at the Greensburg Courthouse lobby, Monday-Friday, from 9 AM to 3 PM. Appointments are required, please call 724-830-3822 to schedule. Click here for more info.
Posted Monday, July 13, 2020
The Ligonier Township is seeking information from its residents to help set priorities for stormwater management. Your input is important! Please click here
Posted Monday, June 8, 2020
Ligonier Community Garden Ready to Grow; Kids Corner Added
By DEBORAH A. BREHUN Provided by The Latrobe Bulletin
Mindful of the social distancing guidelines, Ligonier Community Garden volunteers recently began preparing 24 raised garden plots for the coming growing season. Located at the former Loyalhanna Watershed building property on Old Route 30, the township garden project was established three years ago by the Ligonier Township Recreation Board.
"We never considered not doing the garden this year. It's an outside project and people need to get out and do things," said Larry Shew, Ligonier Township Recreation Board president. "There is plenty of space out here to garden and practice being 6 feet apart. If they wish to wear a mask they can do so." Shew said he never worried that the garden would not be successful this year. "It is popular with the people because they like to grow their own organic vegetables. Many people in this area do not have the space or enough sunlight to grow gardens in their own yards," Shew said. "People just need to get out in the sun, get some vitamin D, some UV, grow vegetables and live healthier." Shew said the garden is open 24 hours, so if anyone is uncomfortable with others in the garden, they can choose a time when no one else is there.
The plots are available each spring to Ligonier Township and Ligonier Borough residents for a $25 fee. "This is our third year of gardening and we sell out every year," Shew said. "We started with 18 beds and we added six more this year." The beds were filled recently with new soil and mushroom manure for the season. Some gardeners have already begun working the soil in their plots. Sisters Nancy Braun and Peg Marshall will be planting beans, cabbage, zucchini, yellow squash and tomatoes in their three plots. "Last year, we canned 200 jars from our garden," said Braun. "We find it fun to work together. This is a great way to get fresh air and exercise." Marshall said getting out in the garden is just what she needed to burn off some energy after being in the house for the past few weeks. "It's a good thing because I get to work off some energy. I am around people but not around people," Marshall said. "It's good to be out in the sun. We are both gardeners but we live in a condo, so this is a perfect opportunity for us to get our hands in the dirt."
All supplies will be provided by Ligonier Township and private donations. When the season opens this year, a special new section of the community garden has been set aside for the children. Ligonier Community Garden Project Manager Judy Ridgway will introduce a program for children who will have graduated kindergarten this season all the way through age 12. The program is free to children who reside in Ligonier Township and Ligonier Borough, thanks to funding by two generous donors. Based on the present day social distancing guidelines, the beginning date for the children's garden is in limbo. The group hopes to begin the program in the middle of May and continue through September. "As soon as it is safe, we will start working with the children in the Kids Corner," Ridgway said.
The children will meet Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday nights would be the rain date. Only 10 children will be in the program for this first year. To register, private message a request on the Ligonier Community Garden Facebook page. Ridgway and Barli Ross will provide a program for children that will teach them how to provide proper soil, plant, weed, nourish and harvest the plants. Some of the harvest will be donated to the Ligonier Food Bank. The children will learn square foot gardening in the raised beds and straw bale gardening. At the first work day, volunteers constructed a teepee from tree branches to grow vining plants on the poles. Several special projects will be conducted throughout the growing season. Children will assist in the making of stepping stones, butterfly puddlers, mason bee houses, composting and a butterfly ascension. The gardeners' goal is to grow a 45-pound pumpkin.
Posted Monday, June 1, 2020
Mixed paper and flattened cardboard may be dropped off in their respective receptacles located in the Township Municipal Complex parking lot. Please do not leave materials behind (i.e. litter) if the bins are full!
There is a receptacle in the Municipal lobby to safely dispose of pill form medicines: over-the-counter, prescriptions, vitamins, and veterinarian. (No needles or liquids.)
Plastic bags, bubble wrap, and air pillows can be recycled at most grocery stores.
McInchok Sanitation offers a monthly curbside service in some areas of the Township- please call them directly for more details and to confirm program availability for your residence. 724-238-1547
The County Recycling Center, Westmoreland Cleanways takes electronics, tires, lead acid batteries, freon appliances, fluorescent tubes, and glass. Click here to visit their website: Westmoreland Cleanways
Posted Wednesday, January 22, 2020