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Ligonier, PA 15658

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Due to the recent storm events of the week of June 18, 2018 Ligonier Township is "Declaring A Disaster Emergency. All property owners who have storm or flood damage in Rector and the Route 30 corridor are asked to contact the Township to report and document any damage. Please email the Township Manager, Terry Carcella at or by call him at the Township office at 724-238-2725 ext. 110.

The Township has noted over 60 structures, numerous roads, and infrastructure that have suffered damage from flooding.  
Posted Friday, June 22, 2018

Joint Comprehensive Plan Draft
As you may be aware, the Ligonier Valley Joint Planning Committee on behalf of Ligonier Borough and Ligonier Township has been involved in the development of the Ligonier Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan. The Plan is now in Final Review Draft form. The Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code requires that Ligonier Township and Ligonier Borough consider any comments made by the area school district, county planning agency, the public and adjacent municipalities prior to adoption of the Plan. In this regard, please find below a link to access the Final Review Drafts of the Existing Conditions and the Goals, Recommendations and Actions documents in PDF form.

Copies of the Plan are also available in PDF form on the Ligonier Borough websites. Hard copies of the Plan documents are also available for review at the Ligonier Township and Ligonier Borough Municipal buildings and at the Ligonier Valley Library during normal business hours. While the Plan is a draft, the planning recommendations are considered final but subject only to the requested review comments and a forthcoming Public Hearing process. Overall, the Plan includes asset-based community, economy and environmental goals, recommendations and actions that reflects the Ligonier Valley's small town charm and quality of life, and it's natural, visual, cultural, heritage, recreation, and tourism resources.

Comments can be submitted to Mark Lazzari attention at The EADS Group, 227 Franklin St., Suite300, Johnstown, PA 15901 and/or to at your earliest convenience, but no later than July 19, 2018. Also you can call Mark at the numbers below if you have any questions or need clarification on any matter regarding the plan. So you are aware, the public review period formally began earlier this week and will conclude on July 19, 2018.

814-535-5388 or 814-944-5035

Please feel free to forward this information and link onto others for their information.

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Posted Friday, June 15, 2018

2017 SALDO (Sub-Division and Land Development Ordinance)
The Planning Committee met on April 26th and they completed a final version that was sent to the Supervisors for consideration at the May 8 meeting. The Supervisors reviewed and considered the adoption of the SALDO (Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance) and it has been sent to the Westmoreland County Planning Department for a 30 day review and comment. If comments are made to the SALDO and the Supervisors wish to amend the proposed ordinance, then it must be reviewed again by the Planning Commission before final adoption and advertisement of the ordinance is considered by the governing body.

A Copy is available at the Township Municipal Complex for review or online,
 Click Here
Posted Friday, June 23, 2017

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

Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling HHW Collection
Household Hazardous and Waste Collection.  Click Here
Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016

It was the decision of the Board to not collect the Street Lights and Fire Hydrant fees for 2018.  Ligonier Township Fire Hydrant Fee Petition Form
Posted Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Contacting Township Supervisors
The Ligonier Township Supervisors can be contacted by calling the Ligonier Township Municipal Building at 724-238-2725. A message will be left for them in their mailbox. The Supervisors do not work, or have hours, at the Township Building.  
Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Westmoreland County License to Carry Permit
The Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office will be at the Ligonier Township Municipal Building to issue License to Carry Permits on:

May 17, 2018 - Thursday
June 28, 2018 - Thursday
July 26, 2018 - Thursday
August 16, 2018 - Thursday
September 27, 2018 - Thursday
October 25, 2018 - Thursday
November 29, 2018 - Thursday
December 27, 2018 - Thursday

The available hours are 12:00 noon till 6:00 pm on each of the above listed dates.  
Posted Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tax Office
Ligonier Township Real Estate Spring Taxes (County and Township) were mailed on March 1, 2018.
Discount amount until April 30, 2018, Face
amount until June 30, 2018, Penalty amount until December 31, 2018. If you do not receive a tax
statement, please contact the Ligonier Township Real Estate Tax Office. Failure to receive a
statement does not relieve the taxpayer of the responsibility of payment. The Tax collector's responsibilities for giving notice ends when this action has been taken. If Applicable, Taxpayers are responsible for sending the tax statement to their mortgage company for payment. Street Lights and Fire Hydrants will not be collected for 2018. Fall Real Estate (School) taxes will be mailed on August 1, 2018. A drop-off slot is available at the Township real estate tax office to accept payment before or after normal business hours. Change of mailing address protocol: Address Request forms are available at the tax office to be mailed to:

Westmoreland County Real Property Tax Division ATTN: Address Change
40 North Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 440
Greensburg, PA 15601

Office Hours:
Tuesday thru Thursday Friday
8:00 am till 12:00 noon 8:00 am till 12:00 noon
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm
724) 238-2300
Last Saturday of the month April and September
9:00 am till 11:00 am  
Posted Tuesday, March 1, 2016

News from the Ligonier Township Police
The Ligonier Township Police Department would like to acknowledge the service and passing of K-9
Blek. Blek was the partner of the late Eric Eslary, and he recently passed away after a long battle
with cancer. Blek served the Ligonier area since 2009 and was retired after being injured in the
accident in which we lost Lt. Eslary in May of 2015. Blek was a unique K-9 officer that was always
ready to do his job and he will be remembered for that as well as how much time he got to spend
with kids on school visits, training demos, and other activities. The department, in addition to
the community will miss you, Blek. Thank you for your service.

Our Department has been handling multiple cases in which social media has had a major impact on the
details of the events. I'd like to remind everyone that social media does not replace a call to
9-1-1. On a daily basis we see motorists warning their friends on Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat
about roadway hazards, reporting details about an accident they witnessed, or sharing details about
events which often times are untrue and cause panic.

If you are a motorist and you need to report unsafe roadway conditions (icy roadways, blocked
roads, or vehicle accidents) please make sure that you aren't texting and driving and that you take
the time to call 9-1-1. This documents the time of the call and other details that we need for
accident reporting, in addition to dispatching the appropriate response teams, whether it is Public
Works crews or PennDot for roads, or Fire Departments and Paramedics for an
auto accident.
We also experienced this misuse of social media firsthand when there was a bomb threat incident in
our school and also an active shooter event in Youngwood, Pa. While we were keeping control of our
own school situation by implementing the plans that we train for, we had social media criss
crossing the situations and causing more alarm.

There has been much discussion on Ligonier UnPolished and on other pages about how the recent
incidents at the schools were handled. Again, just because something was posted on social media,
does not mean it is true. Please keep in mind that while social media is a great tool for
information, it is also a great tool for spreading misinformation.
Thank you.
Posted Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Local Income (Wage) Taxes and Local Services Taxes
Based upon legislation passed several years ago by the State, all new Wage Taxes and Local Services Taxes are now being collected by Berkheimer Tax Administrator for all municipalities located in Westmoreland County. Employers and residents should continue to correspond, and deal with, PA Municipal Service for all Wage and Local Services Taxes for prior years. However, all first quarter 2012 and beyond correspondence should be with Berkheimer. Following is the contact information:
Berkheimer Tax Administrator
50 North Seventh Street
Bangor, PA 18013
(866) 701-7206  
Posted Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Office Hours
Office hours for the Ligonier Township Municipal Building are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. A mail slot is available for any Municipal Authority (water or sewage) payments and real estate (property) tax payments after normal business hours. Please DO NOT deposit payments for the Pennsylvania Municipal Service Company or Berkheimer Earned Income Tax. To reach the office of the Ligonier Township Supervisors, call 724-238-2725.  
Posted Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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. His hours of availability are 11 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 AM to 11 AM. 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 27, 2015

Sewage Repair Issues
Here is some information on what to do if you experience problems with your septic system. The first thing to do is 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 Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Ligonier Township
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Ligonier, PA 15658
Phone: 724-238-2725   
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