Dumpster Day will be held on April 26, 2014 from 8:00 am to 12:00 Noon. This event is for Ligonier Township, Ligonier Borough and Laurel Mountain Borough residents ONLY. ID's will be checked by the Ligonier Township Police Department. Fees are as follows:
$10.00 per truckload, $5.00 per carload
$2.00 per regular-sized tires - tires on rims $4.00
$5.00 per large sized tires - tires on rims $10.00
$10.00 per appliances, no additional charge for Freon containing appliances
Tires on rims require extra labor to remove rims. Our Tire Disposal Service will not accept tires on rims. For a small number of pieces, no charge will be made, but donations are always accepted and appreciated.
The following items will not be accepted:
Paint, pressurized paint cans, hazardous materials, items containing dirt, concrete block, plaster, fiberglass insulation, shingles, household garbage, broken glass and grass clippings.
The recycling area will be closed from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon on April 26, 2014 for Dumpster Day.
From the Desk of Chief Michael Matrunics
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our community and to the organizations that donated money towards replacing our Tasers. The Taser is a less or non-lethal weapon used by this department. The Taser may or may not be familiar to you, but specifically is an electrical unit that fires electrical charged probes at actors who may be out of control physically or who fail to cooperate with commands from a Police Office during an arrest. The unit controls the actor by overriding their muscle control called NMI (Neuro Muscular Incapacitation). This allows an officer to make an arrest without physically fighting with the actor which minimizes the possibility of hurting the officer and the actor and also minimizing liability for the department. In early 2008 this department received a grant to purchase Tasers. Since then, these units have been part of our equipment. I am proud to say that these units have not been fully deployed. That means no officer had to fire the unit in order to subdue anyone during a physical altercation. It has been deployed visually as part of the commands to an actor at which time the actor began to cooperate, de-escalating a potentially violent situation. This tool, therefore, has done its job.
In October of 2013 my Taser units began to fail in operation and, due to the age of the unit, they could not be repaired. It was my goal at that point to seek funds to upgrade these units. One unit alone cost approximately $900.00, which does not include accessories that are needed, like holsters to carry the unit on our duty belts. My goal was to seek enough funds to buy at least one and purchase the second through budgeted funds. The ultimate goal was to eventually purchase 3. While seeking these funds from several local organizations, many other organizations graciously came on board and when it was all said and done I had enough money to purchase all 3 Taser units and all of the necessary accessories. The following list are all the donators who took part in this program. I would like to say thank you to those organizations and to all the individuals who take their time to be involved:
The Rotary Club of Ligonier, Ligonier Valley YMCA, Laurel Valley Golf Club, Ligonier Camp & Conference Center, Sue R. Kinsey, Tax Collector, Laurel Highlands Property Services LLC, Valley School of Ligonier, Bethlen Communities, Sons of the American Legion (Squadron 267), American Legion (Byers Tosh Post 267) and Thomas L. Nied Funeral Homes, Inc.
Letters of Interest for Zoning Hearing Board
Ligonier Township is accepting Letters of Interest from residents interested in serving on the Ligonier Township Zoning Hearing Board. Please submit your Letter of Interest to the Ligonier Township Supervisors, One Municipal Park Drive, Ligonier, PA 15658.
Free Dirt, Fill and Woodchips
The Township is again offering Ligonier Township residents the opportunity to sign up for free fill, dirt and woodchips. While we cannot guarantee delivery to everyone, if work is being done in your area and you have filled out a request form, we will try to fill your request. Anyone interested should stop at the Township Municipal Building to sign a request form and your name will be added to the list. If you have any questions, please call the office at 724-238-2725.
Ligonier Township Real Estate spring taxes (County and Township) were mailed on March 1, 2014. If you do not receive a tax statement, please contact the Ligonier Township Real Estate Tax Office at 724-238-2300. Failure to receive a statement does not relieve the taxpayer of the responsibility of payment. If applicable, taxpayers are responsible for sending the tax statement to their mortgage company for payment. 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 Avenue, Suite 440
Greensburg, PA 15601
Office hours: Tuesday thru Thursday, 8:00 am till 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm and Fridays, 8:00 am till 12:00 noon. The office is open the last Saturday of the month in April and September, 9:00 am till 11:00 am.
Westmoreland County License to Carry Permit
Since May 29, 2013 the Westmoreland County Sheriff has been using the Ligonier Township Municipal Building to issue new and renewal License to Carry Permits. This building is considered a satellite location and licenses will be available the last Wednesday of the month from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm. Please refer to the Westmoreland County webside for details. These are the following dates that are currently scheduled: March 26, April 30, May 28 and June 25, 2014.
Additional dates approved at the Supervisor's meeting held on March 11, 2014 are as follows: July 15, August 12, September 7, October 7, November 12 and December 9. Please note that all of these dates fall on Tuesdays, with the exception of November 12. This date will be on Wednesday because of the general election.
Zoning Office Hours
The Ligonier Township Zoning Office hours are 8:00 am till 3:30 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The office is closed on Wednesdays. Appointments available before or after normal hours by calling 724-238-3640.
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
The Township will continue to contract with PAMS to collect the Per Capita and Amusement Taxes and Sue Kinsey will collect the Real Estate Taxes.
Office hours for the Ligonier Township Municipal Building are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am until 3:30 pm. 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.
|Municipal Authority Meeting - |
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
|Recreation Board - |
Monday, May 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
|Supervisors Meeting - |
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
|Supervisors Work Session - |
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
|Planning Commission - |
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
|Zoning Hearing Board - |
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 @ 7:30 pm