Latest Township News
Ligonier Township residents:
The state is asking for your help with a Statewide Broadband Connectivity and Digital Access Survey. The state has moved past the "who has internet" phase and is now in the "who uses the internet and what do they use it for" phase. Your responses to this survey will help inform state priorities in the upcoming rollout of broadband to underserved areas like ours. Filling out this survey may help push Ligonier Township towards the top of the priority list. Please participate here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/PA_BCDA Broadband Survey
Posted Monday, September 11, 2023
As of June 12th, any development or construction in Ligonier Township that creates 1,000 or more square feet of impervious surface will be required to fill out additional stormwater permits, and be required to capture 100% of the stormwater created from the impervious surface, as well as capturing 20% of stormwater from impervious surfaces that already exist on the parcel.
See the Zoning page for permits and additional information. Stormwater
Posted Friday, June 9, 2023
Township mowing and tree trimming
Residents, please be aware that our Public Works crew is out on the Township roads mowing and trimming trees and brush. The right-of-way width on Township roads are between 33 and 100 feet wide. Any grass, flowers, trees, shrubs, or other growth within 16 feet of the center line of the roadway may be cut. The priority of our road crew is clearing sight lines for driving on our backroads, and while they do a good job, we are not professional landscapers. We recommend that if you are able you trim your front yards yourself you do so.
Thank you for your cooperation in helping keeping our roadways safe.
Posted Tuesday, August 15, 2023
How to Report Road Concerns
PennDOT encourages motorists to report state roadway concerns by calling:
Do not use this number to report traffic accidents, disabled vehicles, or other emergencies. Do be specific as possible and include the county, municipality, street name, route number, and any landmarks that will help PennDOT locate the problem area.
For a complete list of Township maintained roads, click here.
Posted Wednesday, October 27, 2021
USDA Home Owners Assistance Programs
USDA offers the following housing programs:
USDA 504 Repair Grant Program for very low income homeowners 62 years of age or older please call 724-261-3887 or email email@example.com. (Great for senior residents that need to repair or replace on lot septic systems- but not limited to that!)
USDA 504 Repair Loan Program for very low income homeowners please call 724-261-3887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Great for residents that need to repair or replace on lot septic systems-but not limited to that!)
USDA 502 Purchase Program for low or very low income applicants please call 717-237-2186 or email email@example.com.
USDA Guaranteed Purchase program for moderate, low or very low income applicants please email SFHGLPFOUR@usda.gov.
USDA 538 Guaranteed Program for Multi-Family acquisition/rehab please contact Elizabeth Bell at 717-237-2273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, click here.
Posted Thursday, October 21, 2021
Septic Tank Systems
If you are having problems with your septic tank please contact the Township's Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO), Mike D'Arrigo of Apex Companies at 814-255-6901 x5502. 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, February 2, 2023
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 road is scheduled to be reopened in October of 2024. Coal Loaders, Inc. can be reached at (724) 238-6601 for any questions/concerns relative to the detour.
Posted Tuesday, April 25, 2023
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 Monday, January 23, 2023