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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 Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Request for Bids - Bituminous Fiber Reinforced Seal Coat
The Ligonier Township Supervisors are currently seeking sealed bid proposals for Bituminous Fiber Reinforced Seal Coat on various streets within the Township (approximately 3.79 miles) until 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday March 10, 2020. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud during the Township Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. Detailed specifications can be obtained at the Ligonier Township Building, at 1 Municipal Park Drive, Ligonier, PA Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM or click here: PROJECT LIGTWP-20-01 ROADWAY SURFACING
Posted Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Westmoreland County License to Carry Permit
Staff from the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office will be at the Ligonier Township Municipal Building on the following days from noon to 6:00 p.m. to issue License to Carry Permits:
Posted Monday, December 23, 2019
Notice of Temporary Road Closure (Myers School Road)
Effective June 5, 2019 Myers School Road will be closed for mine reclamation work. Coal Loaders Inc. will implement and maintain a detour during the closure. The Township will provide updates as information becomes available. Coal Loaders, Inc. can be reached at (724) 238-6601 for any questions/concerns relative to the detour.
Posted Monday, October 21, 2019
Sewage Repair Issues
If you are having problems with your septic system please 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 Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Volunteers Needed for Ligonier Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan Committees
The Ligonier Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee is looking for residents of Ligonier Borough and Ligonier Township that are interested in getting involved in community projects. The committee encourages anyone interested in joining one of the subcommittees and sharing their expertise to contact Ligonier Borough at 724-238-9852 or Ligonier Township at 724-238-2725. Please specify whether you are interested in the Community, Economic, or Environmental subcommittee.
To learn more, click here.
Posted Monday, February 25, 2019
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 and James Nieusma. Their hours of availability are 7:00 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 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. 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 8, 2019
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