ZONING OFFICE HOURS

The Ligonier Township Zoning Office hours during the week of July 28, 2014, are Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  On Tuesday, the hours are 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM; the remainder of Tuesday, the Zoning Officer will be out of the office at a Hearing.    The office will be closed on Wednesday.  Appointments are available before or after normal hours by calling 724-238-3640.

 

Westmoreland County License to Carry Permit

The Westmoreland County Sheriffs Office will be at the Ligonier Township Municipal Building to issue License to Carry Permits on the following dates:  Tuesday, August 12, Tuesday, September 9, Tuesday, October 7, Wednesday, November 12 and Tuesday, December 9 between the hours of 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm.

 

TELEPHONE SERVICE AT THE TOWNSHIP BUILDING

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE VOICE MESSAGING SYSTEM HAS NOT BEEN FUNCTIONING SINCE  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014.  IT IS CURRENTLY BEING REPAIRED AND WE HOPE TO HAVE IT UP AND RUNNING AGAIN VERY SHORTLY.

IF YOU ARE WAITING ON A RETURN CALL, CALL THE TOWNSHIP AGAIN OR USE THE CONTACT US ON THE WEBSITE.  PLEASE BE PATIENT.  SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE!

 

Ligonier Valley Fire Companies Fund Raiser

Fire protection is one of the responsibilities of municipal government. Here in Ligonier Township, we benefit by having this critical service provided by a network of all volunteer fire companies.  The alternative - turning to a paid system - would be far too costly to imagine.  So, it's important that we maintain the volunteer system that we have.  The annual fund drive of Ligonier Valley Fire Companies is currently underway.  This direct mail campaign is conducted entirely by our local volunteer firefighters who are themselves members of our local, township and borough, fire companies.  The proceeds of this campaign support all four fire companies (Darlington, Ligonier, Waterford and Wilpen) and 95 cents of every dollar donated goes to them. These volunteer fire companies offer a tremendous value for township residents and we encourage all Ligonier Township residents and businesses to show your support and contribute to this campaign.

     Ligonier Valley Fire Companies

     P.O. Box FIRE

     Ligonier, PA  15658

Contact person:  Phil Fleming, 724-238-7990

 

Road Sealing

Road sealing in the Township is tentatively scheduled to begin on August 25, 2014.  The roads that are scheduled to be done are:  Country Club Road, Barron Road, McDowell Road, Deeds Road, Dickey Road, Weller Road, Serena Road, Lake View Road, Singer Way, McKelvey Road, Clifford Woods Road, Piper Road, West Road, Griffith Road, Kissell Springs Road, Hall Road, Horner Hill Road, Center Street, School Street, Darr Street, California Avenue, Weimer Alley and Locust Street.  Please be cautious when traveling in these areas where work is being done.

 

Tax Office

Ligonier Township Fall Taxes (school) were mailed out on August 1, 2014.  If you do not receive your statement, please contact the Tax Office.  Failure to receive a statement does not relieve the taxpayers of the responsibility of payment.  Tax statements are no longer mailed to the mortgage companies for payment.  Taxpayers are responsible for sending the tax statement to the mortgage companies.  When paying installment payments, the last day to pay your 1st school installment payment is September 30; last day to pay your 2nd installment payment is October 31; the last day to pay your 3rd installment payment is November 30.  If you pay after these dates on your installment payment there will be a 10% penalty added.  The last day to pay school taxes (fall) at discount is September 30, 2014.  If paying by mail or through the door slot, make sure to enclose the statement and a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the payment if you wish to receive a receipt.  Ligonier Township spring taxes (county and township) are at penalty until December 31, 2014.  An after-hour, drop-off slot is available to accept payments 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 are Tuesday thru Thursday, 8:00am till 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, Friday, 8:00 am till 12:00 noon.  The office is open the last Saturday of September, 9:00 am till 11:00 am.  The office number is 724-238-2300.

 

Youth Groups Invited to Enter State Assoc. Youth Awards Contest

     Youth groups in Westmoreland County that have carried out projects to benefit their township in the last year are invited to enter the PSATS Youth Awards Program of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors.  Four winning groups will each receive a $500.00 cash award and a framed certificate.

     The Award program is open to Boy and Girl Scout troops, 4-H clubs, church and school groups and civic service club youth organizations.  To be eligible, all projects must involve youth in planning and implementation and must have a major impact on one or more townships of the second class (governed by a board of supervisors).  Eligible projects must have been undertaken between September 1, 2013 and August, 2014.  Multi-year, ongoing projects are also eligible as long as part of the project occurred during the contest year.

     Eligible projects include such activities as community beautification, safety, recreation, voter registration, conservation and direct services to residents of the community, such as the elderly, children, the underprivileged, the handicapped and disabled, and hospitalized patients.

     All contest entries must be submitted to the group's county association of township officials, which will formally nominate the group for the award.  Representatives of the State Association and youth organizations will judge the entries in August/September.  In addition to the cash prize, winners will receive coverage in their local newspapers and in the State Association's monthly magazine, the Pennsylvania Township News.

       The deadline for submitting the completed entry forms to the county association president is August 1, 2014.

 

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.

  

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

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



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. 
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Current Meetings

Municipal Authority Meeting -
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 @ 4:00 pm 
Recreation Board -
Monday, August 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm 
Supervisors Meeting -
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm 
Supervisors Work Session -
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 6:00 pm 
Planning Commission -
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 7:30 pm 
Zoning Hearing Board -
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 @ 7:30 pm 
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