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1 Municipal Park Drive
Ligonier, PA 15658
724-238-2725

Latest Township News

Westmoreland County License to Carry Permit
Staff from the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office will be at the Ligonier Township Municipal Building on the following days from noon to 6:00 p.m. to issue License to Carry Permits:

April 30th
May 28th
June 25th
July 23rd
August 27th
September 24th
October 22nd
November 19th
December 17th

 
Posted Saturday, March 28, 2020

Governor Issues Stay-At-Home Order
Dear Citizens of the Ligonier Valley,

Governor Wolf has added Westmoreland County to the list of Pennsylvania counties under a Stay At Home order. All non-life-sustaining businesses are ordered to be closed and schools are closed throughout the state through at least April 6.

The Governor's Amended Order can be found here:
https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/20200327-GOV-Stay-at-Home-Order-Amended.pdf

For more information relating to Stay-At-Home Guidelines, please follow this link: https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.23.20-Stay-At-Home-Order-Guidance.pdf

For more information on the Coronavirus in Pennsylvania, please click this link: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

Additionally the Governor signed several bills today to assist Pennsylvania's health care and education system and to reschedule the primary election. The Pennsylvania primary has been moved from April 28th to June 2nd. For more information on all of the bills signed today please follow this link: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-signs-covid-19-response-bills-to-bolster-health-care-system-workers-and-education-and-reschedule-the-primary-election/
Please refer back to other notices issued for information relating to filing unemployment claims and business assistance.

Finally, all Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertPA, a text notification system for health, weather, and other important alerts like COVID-19 updates from commonwealth agencies. Residents can sign up online at www.ready.pa.gov/BeInformed/Signup-For-Alerts.

Yours,
Ligonier Borough, Ligonier Township & The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce
 
Posted Saturday, March 28, 2020

Non-Life Sustaining Businesses Closures
On March 19, 2020, Governor Wolf issued all non-life sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close. Please visit the sites listed below for additional information.

A video statement from Governor Wolf can be found here: https://pacast.com/m?p=17895

The Governor's order can be found here: https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/20200319-TWW-COVID-19-business-closure-order.pdf

The full list of businesses is defined here: https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/20200319-Life-Sustaining-Business.pdf

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) offers working capital loans that could be of assistance to businesses impacted by COVID-19. Resources and information will be posted to http://dced.pa.gov/resources as they become available. The U.S. Small Business Administration, in addition to local funding partners, may also be a source of assistance for affected businesses.

The Wolf Administration also announced the availability of low-interest loans for small businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Businesses seeking guidance from DCED can also contact its customer service resource account at ra-dcedcs@pa.gov or by calling 1-877-PA-HEALTH and selecting option 1.

We know this will be a difficult time for our community, but we will do our best to keep our residents as updated as possible.

Yours,
Ligonier Borough, Ligonier Township & The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce
 
Posted Monday, March 23, 2020

Coronavirus Update
Dear Citizens of the Ligonier Valley,

During this unprecedented time related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want you to be aware that officials from the Ligonier Borough, Ligonier Township, and Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce are diligently working together to coordinate communication and efforts.

As such, we are taking the following measures to ensure the health and safety of our community. Please be advised that the public bathrooms in the Ligonier Borough and Friendship Park will be closed for the foreseeable future.

We offer the following suggestions that any businesses or organizations that are planning events or social gatherings should consult the CDC guidelines and consider postponing or canceling your event in light of the current situation.

For those in the restaurant industry, please let your patrons know of all your offerings, whether sit down or takeout.

As this is an ever-changing situation, please visit the following links for the most updated and comprehensive information related to the Coronavirus:

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov
PA Department of Health: https://www.health.pa.gov
Excela Health: https://www.excelahealth.org

Yours in Service,

Ligonier Borough
Ligonier Township
Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce  
Posted Sunday, March 15, 2020

Recycling Programs
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

Notice of Temporary Road Closure (Myers School Road)
Effective June 5, 2019 Myers School Road will be closed for mine reclamation work. Coal Loaders Inc. will implement and maintain a detour during the closure. The Township will provide updates as information becomes available. Coal Loaders, Inc. can be reached at (724) 238-6601 for any questions/concerns relative to the detour.
 
Posted Monday, October 21, 2019

Sewage Repair Issues
If you are having problems with your septic system please contact the Township Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO). The SEO will work with you to determine what the problem is, what is causing the problem, if a repair will have a reasonable chance of functioning for long term and if a permit is required. It has come to our attention that people are attempting to complete repairs without contacting the SEO and in most cases these repairs are costing a lot of money and they are only working for a short period of time. In some cases there are other things that can be done that are less expensive than replacing a septic system. The following are examples of repairs that require a permit: replacement or enlargment to treatment tanks, replacement of pumps, repairs to a distribution box and distribution (leach) field and replacing piping between house, treatment tanks and distribution field. When you contact the SEO you will be working with someone who deals with these issues and knows about the options available. The SEO will also oversee the repairs to make sure the contractor is completing them correctly.

The Township SEO is Mike D'Arrigo. You can reach him at (814) 255-6901.  
Posted Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Volunteers Needed for Ligonier Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan Committees
The Ligonier Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee is looking for residents of Ligonier Borough and Ligonier Township that are interested in getting involved in community projects. The committee encourages anyone interested in joining one of the subcommittees and sharing their expertise to contact Ligonier Borough at 724-238-9852 or Ligonier Township at 724-238-2725. Please specify whether you are interested in the Community, Economic, or Environmental subcommittee.
 To learn more, click here.
Posted Monday, February 25, 2019

Code Enforcement
We've been getting some questions about the difference between what a Code Enforcement Officer's role is versus that of a Zoning Officer.
The Code Enforcement Officer administers to the Planning Commission and enforces the Township Nuisance Ordinance. They are also responsible for taking building permit applications that require approval and review for compliance with our building code official for compliance with the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) The Code Enforcement officer for Ligonier Township is Keith Ashley and James Nieusma. Their hours of availability are 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

All complaints or inquires start with the Zoning and Code office, and both positions report directly to the Township Manager. All applications for Code or Zoning are available on the Township website or at the Township office.

The Zoning Officer for Ligonier Township is Jim Nieusma, and his hours of availability will be from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. The zoning officer administers the zoning ordinance and will process appeals to the Zoning Hearing (ZHB). The zoning permit application will be reviewed by the zoning officer and in some cases only a zoning permit will be required. Where both permits are, a review will be completed by both officers and permits will be issued together. The Zoning Hearing Board operates independently of the Township Supervisors in hearing appeals to the zoning ordinance.  
Posted Tuesday, January 8, 2019

New Sewage Permit Process
Anyone residing in Ligonier Township wishing to repair or construct an existing or new on-lot sewage system, this news article is for you! Due to administrative changes if you have any questions regarding on-lot sewage systems, please call Township Manager, Terry Carcella at the township complex at (724) 238-2725 extension 110. We are hoping that this new process will streamline this activity and make the process better for the township citizen. Thank you.  
Posted Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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OFFICE HOURS & LOCATION

7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

The Ligonier Township Municipal building is located 2 miles north of Ligonier, PA on State Route 711 in Oak Grove.
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