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

Latest Township News

Zoning Hearing Board Vacancy
The Ligonier Township Board of Supervisors are seeking letters of interest from residents interested in serving on the Township's Zoning Hearing Board. For more informtion, click  here.
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Rec Board Vacancy
The Ligonier Township Board of Supervisors are seeking letters of interest from residents interested in serving on the Township's Recreation Board. Please note this is an alternate member position. For more information, click  here.
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Ligonier Valley Police Department is hiring!
To learn more about this job opportunity, please click  here
Posted Friday, May 19, 2023

Hiring Public Works Foreman
Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania is seeking a highly qualified professional Public Works Foreman. The position plans, directs, reviews and coordinates the Public Works Department and its programs. Programs include road maintenance, asset management, safety, parks and recreation.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must have management experience as well as road construction/maintenance experience, the ability to operate heavy equipment, long term planning of capital projects and have familiarity with crew supervision, task assignment, and municipal budgets. In addition, the position requires excellent customer service skills and experience in working with the public, Supervisors, vendors, and computer skills (excel, word, email) is a must. A valid PA driver’s license is required and a CDL is preferred.

How to apply:
Salary range is $55,000 to $64,000, commensurate with experience, plus a competitive benefits package. Deadline for receipt of applications with salary requirements is March 31, 2023. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Township Manager Michael Strelic at mstrelic@ligoniertownship.com, or One Municipal Park Drive, Ligonier, PA 15658.
 
Posted Monday, March 13, 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 all our Township roads are between 50 and 120 feet wide. Any grass, flowers, trees, shrubs, or other growth within 25 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 clear.  
Posted Friday, September 30, 2022

How to Report Road Concerns
PennDOT encourages motorists to report state roadway concerns by calling:

1-800-FIX-ROAD

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 pasfh@usda.gov. (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 pasfh@usda.gov. (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 pasfh@usda.gov.

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 elizabeth.bell@usda.gov.

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

Ligonier Community Garden Ready to Grow; Kids Corner Added
By DEBORAH A. BREHUN Provided by The Latrobe Bulletin

Mindful of the social distancing guidelines, Ligonier Community Garden volunteers recently began preparing 24 raised garden plots for the coming growing season. Located at the former Loyalhanna Watershed building property on Old Route 30, the township garden project was established three years ago by the Ligonier Township Recreation Board.

"We never considered not doing the garden this year. It's an outside project and people need to get out and do things," said Larry Shew, Ligonier Township Recreation Board president. "There is plenty of space out here to garden and practice being 6 feet apart. If they wish to wear a mask they can do so." Shew said he never worried that the garden would not be successful this year. "It is popular with the people because they like to grow their own organic vegetables. Many people in this area do not have the space or enough sunlight to grow gardens in their own yards," Shew said. "People just need to get out in the sun, get some vitamin D, some UV, grow vegetables and live healthier." Shew said the garden is open 24 hours, so if anyone is uncomfortable with others in the garden, they can choose a time when no one else is there.

The plots are available each spring to Ligonier Township and Ligonier Borough residents for a $25 fee. "This is our third year of gardening and we sell out every year," Shew said. "We started with 18 beds and we added six more this year." The beds were filled recently with new soil and mushroom manure for the season. Some gardeners have already begun working the soil in their plots. Sisters Nancy Braun and Peg Marshall will be planting beans, cabbage, zucchini, yellow squash and tomatoes in their three plots. "Last year, we canned 200 jars from our garden," said Braun. "We find it fun to work together. This is a great way to get fresh air and exercise." Marshall said getting out in the garden is just what she needed to burn off some energy after being in the house for the past few weeks. "It's a good thing because I get to work off some energy. I am around people but not around people," Marshall said. "It's good to be out in the sun. We are both gardeners but we live in a condo, so this is a perfect opportunity for us to get our hands in the dirt."

All supplies will be provided by Ligonier Township and private donations. When the season opens this year, a special new section of the community garden has been set aside for the children. Ligonier Community Garden Project Manager Judy Ridgway will introduce a program for children who will have graduated kindergarten this season all the way through age 12. The program is free to children who reside in Ligonier Township and Ligonier Borough, thanks to funding by two generous donors. Based on the present day social distancing guidelines, the beginning date for the children's garden is in limbo. The group hopes to begin the program in the middle of May and continue through September. "As soon as it is safe, we will start working with the children in the Kids Corner," Ridgway said.

The children will meet Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday nights would be the rain date. Only 10 children will be in the program for this first year. To register, private message a request on the Ligonier Community Garden Facebook page. Ridgway and Barli Ross will provide a program for children that will teach them how to provide proper soil, plant, weed, nourish and harvest the plants. Some of the harvest will be donated to the Ligonier Food Bank. The children will learn square foot gardening in the raised beds and straw bale gardening. At the first work day, volunteers constructed a teepee from tree branches to grow vining plants on the poles. Several special projects will be conducted throughout the growing season. Children will assist in the making of stepping stones, butterfly puddlers, mason bee houses, composting and a butterfly ascension. The gardeners' goal is to grow a 45-pound pumpkin.  
Posted Monday, January 23, 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

OFFICE HOURS & LOCATION

The township office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Ligonier Township Municipal building is located 2 miles north of Ligonier, PA on State Route 711 in Oak Grove.

Notice is hereby given that the Ligonier Township does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or age. Nor does it retaliate against persons who file a discrimination complaint or lawsuit, who complain about discrimination; or who participate in a discrimination proceeding, such as being a witness in a complaint investigation or lawsuit.

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