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LIGONIER TOWNSHIP
One Municipal Park Drive
Ligonier, PA 15658
724-238-2725

Latest Township News

Joint Comprehensive Plan Focus Group Schedule
For the schedule of the Joint Comprehensive Plan Focus Groups of the week January 16 thru 20 2017. You will receive personal notification via contact information provide. For tentative schedule  Click Here
Posted Thursday, December 22, 2016

Joint Comprehensive Plan Focus Groups
The Joint Comprehensive Planning Committee met on November 21st for a workshop to discuss surveys sent in by citizens and also to set dates and times for the focus groups, which citizens signed up for. The focus groups include; Environmental/Clean Space, Heritage/Tourism, Business/Economic, Recreation/Trails, Agriculture, Transportation, Police/Public Safety, Community Design, Housing/Rentals and Government Services. Anyone wishing to be a part of a focus group can contact Richard Bell at (724) 238-3640 or email him at rbell@ligoniertownship.com. The focus groups will be meeting at Ligonier Town Hall the week of January 16th through the 19th.  
Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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

FIRE HYDRANTS & STREET LIGHTS
Upon review of the 2015 budget, it has been the decision of the Board to reinstate fees for fire hydrants and street lights. This is not a new resolution, nor will it affect every Township Resident.

Those residents who have fire hydrants and/or street lights are assessed: fire hydrants on a front footage basis, this means that the fees are charged on the front footage of the property located within a certain radius of the fire hydrant.

The Township has assumed these fees for the past eight years, as the Supervisors voted to stop collecting these fees in 2007. In 2012, the Township taxes were raised by 1 mill to offset some of these costs.

In 2016, residents who have fire hydrants and/or street lights near thier property will see a new fee on their tax bill to account for these costs.

If you feel that there is an error in the fire hydrant tax you have been assessed please complete and submit the form at the hyperlink below or stop at the Township Building during normal business hours 7am to 3:30 pm to acquire
the form and submit.  Ligonier Township Fire Hydrant Fee Petition Form
Posted Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Warning to Citizens!
The Ligonier Police Department has recently received numerous telephone calls regarding people impersonating the IRS and attempting to garner monies and threatening people with jail if they do not respond. This scam is very prevalent during the tax season. First and foremost, the IRS does not operate in this fashion. Never give personal and/or banking information over the telephone, especially unsolicited telephone calls. If you do receive one of these telephone calls go to www.tigta.gov. This website is operated by the Treasury Inspector General and once upon the site you can click on "IRS Impersonation Scam" highlighted in red. Then follow the instructions to fill this complaint form out.

Lieutenant Roger Wilson  
Posted Friday, February 26, 2016

Electronic Recycling
The Loyalhanna Watershed will cease electronic recycling on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. After this date they will no longer accept electronic articles for recycling.  
Posted Wednesday, February 17, 2016

PRESS RELEASE
The Board of Supervisors of Ligonier Township has been in preliminary discussions with larger local water and sewage authorities associated with the sale of the assets of the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA). The sale of the LTMA's assets could generate additional capital for the Township to fund various projects without interruption in the water and sewage services provided to our rate payers.

Before any decisions can be made; however, it is necessary to value the LTMA's assets and access its liabilities. The expenses of the initial valuations are being assumed by the prospective purchasers. one of those prospective purchasers, the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County (MAWC), recently sent correspondence to LTMA requesting detailed financial information in order to determine its value. These types of requests are routine in these circumstances and are a part of any prospective purchaser's due diligence.

Once the initial valuations are completed, the Township will commission an independent valuation for comparison purposes. No decision has been made to sell the LTMA's assets, and transfer responsibility for its debt, to any other entity until all valuations are finalized.

We are hopeful that the Board of LTMA will be responsive to these requests and cooperate with the valuation process.  
Posted Thursday, November 5, 2015

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:

January 25, 2017 - Wednesday-COMPLETED
February 22, 2017 - Wednesday-COMPLETED
March 29, 2017 - Wednesday
April 26, 2017 - Wednesday
May 31, 2017 - Wednesday
June 28, 2017 - Wednesday
July 26, 2017 - Wednesday
August 30, 2017 - Wednesday
September 27, 2017 - Wednesday
October 25, 2017 - Wednesday
November 29, 2017 - Wednesday
December 27, 2017 - Wednesday

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 Spring taxes (County and Township) will be mailed March 1, 2016. Discount amount will be honored through April 30th, face amount through June 30th, and penalty amount through December 31,2016. Ligonier Township fall property taxes (School) will be mailed August 1, 2016. Discount amount will be honored through September 30th, face amount through November 30th, and penalty amount through December 31, 2016. All Payments must be accompanied with a tax statement. If a receipt is requested, please include a self-addressed stamped return envelope. Tax statements are no longer mailed to the mortgage companies. Tax statements are mailed to the taxpayer. If applicable, please forward your statement to the mortgage company for prompt payment. The Tax notice is to be mailed to the last known post office address of each of the taxables. The tax collector's responsibilities for giving notice end when this action has been taken. Failure to receive a tax statement does not relieve the taxpayer of the responsibility of payment. If you do not receive a tax statement, please contact the tax office. Payments made December 1st through December 31st must be paid with a certified check, cashiers check, or money order. A drop-off slot is available at the tax collectors office to accept payments before or after business hours. Change of mailing address protocol: Address request forms are available at the tax offcie 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
8:00 am to 12:00 noon
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Friday, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Last Saturday in the month of April and September
900 am till 11:00 am.

The Tax Office phone number is 724-238-2300.  
Posted Tuesday, March 1, 2016

News from the Ligonier Township Police
Due to the increase in the number of dog complaints we would like to take this opportunity to remind residents of state dog laws. All dogs must be kept secured either by leash, kennel, fence, etc. Owners and/or handlers must maintain control of dogs at all times. This is not only in the best interest of the pet owner, but also for the safety of the pet. Pet owners are also encouraged to show respect and courtesy to neighbors when walking their dogs. Please be sure to clean up all feces after your dog. If your dog is an outside pet, please be certain that it is property housed and protected from inclement weather, in both the heart of summer and the cold of winter. In any case, your dog must have proper shelter, bedding, food and water at all times.

Additionally, I would like to remind residents that Ligonier Township is a recognized medication collection site. There is a collection box located inside the lobby of the Ligonier Township Municipal Building. Medications, whether prescription or over the counter, can be dropped off. If you have questions, please feel free to call my office at 724-238-5105.  
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
Please note that the Ligonier Township Code Enforcement office has changed its hours of availability for your convenience. The Code Enforcement Officer is available to speak with you Monday through Friday. Township ordinances and complaint forms are available at the municipal complex during normal business hours, as well as online at www.ligoniertownship.com. Complaint forms may be mailed to: Code Enforcement Office, One Municipal Park Drive, Ligonier, PA 15658. Or you can call the Code Enforcement Officer at (724) 238-3640.  
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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OFFICE HOURS

7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday
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.

Ligonier Township
One Municipal Park Drive
Ligonier, PA 15658
 
Phone: 724-238-2725   
Fax: 724-238-3711

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