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

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Hiring Public Works Director/Operator

Position Summary
Ligonier Township is seeking a highly qualified professional Public Works Director/Equipment Operator. 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:
A competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience is offered. Deadline for receipt of applications with salary requirements is December 16, 2022. 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.
 Public Works Director/Operator job description
Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2022


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


Broadband surveys

There are currently two active broadband surveys that Ligonier Township residents can participate in.

Westmoreland County is conducting a Broadband Data Collection and Feasibility Study, that you can access and fill out here: https://westmorelandbroadband.org/

Also, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is collecting broadband information from consumers to create updated maps that display fixed and mobile broadband availability, as well as lack of access. Township residents are encouraged to participate and tell the FCC about their access or lack of access. These maps will drive broadband funding. Consumers can share their broadband experience by filling out a short form detailing their lack of connectivity and uploading supporting documents. If you have trouble filing out the webform, you can call 888-225-5322. Additional information, including the survey, can be found here: https://www.fcc.gov/general/measuring-broadband-america  
Posted Monday, August 15, 2022


Ligonier Valley Fire Companies Annual Fund-Raising Campaign


June 2022
To: Ligonier Area Residents

It will soon be time for our fire companies - Ligonier, Waterford, Darlington and Wilpen - to conduct our annual fund-raising campaign. The Ligonier Valley Fire Companies' mailing should be arriving in your mail box around the 1st of July. It will be clearly marked "From Your Valley Volunteer Fire Fighters." Please watch for it.

Our four fire companies have been using this united approach for three decades. Our campaign is directed and operated locally by the some of the same volunteers who respond to local emergencies. There are no "outside fundraising entities" involved to siphon off "management" and "administrative" fees, like you may have heard about in recent TV news report s. Rest assured, 95% of your donation will get to our fire companies to support our work protecting you.

We cannot over emphasize the importance of your support. Your donations are critical. Our local fire companies - staffed entirely by volunteers - could not serve and protect this community without them.

Please watch your mail box for our letter. It's your opportunity to join in serving this community we love. And remember, we never solicit funds by telephone. Thank you.


Sincerely,


Corey Blystone
Fire Chief - Ligonier

Robert Beaufort
Fire Chief - Waterford

Kurt Rose
Fire Chief - Darlington

Rick Roberts
Fire Chief - Wilpen
 
Posted Tuesday, June 28, 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


Septic Tank Systems

If you are having problems with your septic tank please contact the Township's Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO), Mike D'Arrgio of Mesko & Associates, Inc. at (814) 255-6901. 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, October 21, 2021


Stormwater Survey

The Ligonier Township is seeking information from its residents to help set priorities for stormwater management. Your input is important!  Please click here
Posted Thursday, October 21, 2021


Firearms Permits

The Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office has suspended all satellite gun permit locations until further notice. Permits may still be acquired at the Greensburg Courthouse lobby, Monday-Friday, from 9 AM to 3 PM. Appointments are required, please call 724-830-3822 to schedule.  Click here for more info.
Posted Thursday, October 21, 2021


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 Thursday, October 21, 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


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 Township provides updates as information becomes available. Coal Loaders, Inc. can be reached at (724) 238-6601 for any questions/concerns relative to the detour.  
Posted Tuesday, July 21, 2020


Recycling Programs

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


Our Sponsors

Welty & Welty LLP
George V Welty
Douglas J Welty
Attorneys-at-law
Call 724-238-5877
www.weltyandwelty.com

Wilkins Services
Web Site Design & Hosting
Mobile Apps
Todd Wilkins
724-995-1010
WilkinsServices.com

Loyalhanna Realty, LLC
Kathy Johnston - Realtor 724-691-9195
Susan McBroom - Realtor 724-309-3395
Lorraine DiCecco - AB - 724-953-2356
www.loyalhanna.com

Berkshire Hathaway
The Preferred Realty
Misty Hegan, Realtor
Ligonier Office
Cell: 724.972.8418
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Tiberi's Lawn Care
Lawn Care* Snow Removal* Driveway Sealing* Leaf Removal
Call 724-238-3685
Self Storage available at
3705 Route 711 North

Wall Covering Specialists
Painting and Wall Covering
Jim Torock
PO Box 297
Laughlintown, PA 15655
Call 724-238-5279

Valley Landscaping & Lawn Care
Mowing, Landscaping, Excavator, Skid Loader, Dump Truck
18 Mallard Lane
Ligonier, PA 15658
724-238-2290
PA 061698

Beaufort Services, Inc
Plumbing, Heating and Electrical
*Furnace Maintenance *Sewer-Water Lines *Backhoe Service *Electric Eel Service *Heating Lennox Cooling
Call 724-238-3471

Darlington Inn
Transylvanian - Hungarian Cuisine
Catering for all occasions
Leslie & Elizabeth Kastal owners
1473 Darlington Road
Ligonier, PA 15658
724-238-7831
www.darlingtoninn.com

Donovan Veterinary Clinic-Constance Donovan Matson D.M.V.
221 W. Loyalhanna Street
Ligonier PA 15658
Office:724-238-9645 Fax: 724-995-8123
Cell: 724-331-4475
email: donovanc@vt.edu

McInchok Sanitation
Commercial-Residential *Roll Off Service *We Recycle
Call 724-238-4537


To become a sponsor, call 724-238-2725
OFFICE HOURS & LOCATION

The township office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Due to staff shortages it is best to call ahead and make an appointment.

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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