Latest Township News
VFD Annual Fundraiser
Our volunteer firefighters risk their lives to make your community safer. To show your support, you may consider making a donation to your local Ligonier Valley Fire Companies. Please note - your local VFDs *DO NOT* solicit donations by telephone! Look for the official letter in your mailbox around the beginning of July.
Posted Tuesday, June 11, 2019
17th Annual Laurel Highlands Blue Grass Festival
June 21-22, 2019
44 Firehall Road, Rt. 271
Mark your calendar! This festival benefits the Ligonier Township Volunteer Fire Department, Station #44. Their hard work, coupled with your support for them and the music, makes this a "win-win" for everybody. We deeply appreciate your attendance and your spreading the word about the festival. For band information, schedule, advanced ticket sales (until June 17) click here.
Posted Friday, June 7, 2019
Public Hearing Notice
A public hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. to review Zoning Ordinance Amendment 2019-01. This amendment addresses mini-cellular towers in the Right of Way (ROW). The full ordinance is available for review in the lobby of the Township Municipal Building and at the Ligonier Library or click here.
Posted Thursday, June 6, 2019
Township Road Work Scheduled
Russell Standard Corp. has scheduled maintenance work to begin on June 10th for the following Township roads:
Horner Hill Road
Please watch for flaggers and expect minimal delays.
Posted Thursday, June 6, 2019
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Saturday, June 29, 2019
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Prepare now for Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling's upcoming Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection, being held on Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center, 113 Innovative Lane, Latrobe, PA 15650.
Pre-registration is required for this event. Register by calling ECS&R at 1-866-815-0016, or visit www.ecsr.net. The amount due will be determined on site, depending on the weight of material to be disposed ($0.85 per pound). Payment can be made by cash, check (made out to ECS&R), debit or credit card. Be sure to mention your Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling membership status before checkout to receive the member discount ($0.75 per pound).
Give yourself plenty of time to go through your basement, garage, garden shed, and laundry room to gather all those household substances commonly marked "toxic," "hazardous," or "dispose according to local waste regulations." All paints (latex, oil-based and alkyd paints, lacquers), mineral spirits, thinners, and other solvents will be accepted. Chemicals such as not-quite-empty aerosol cans, automotive fluids, degreasers, drain cleaners, fertilizers, old gasoline and fuel mixes, insecticides, pesticides, pool chemicals, metal polishes, old chemistry sets, wood preservatives and more will be accepted for safe disposal in the most environmentally preferred manner.
Material that WILL NOT be accepted include: electronics, Freon appliances, explosives/ammunition, radioactive waste, medicines or medical waste, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, or any substance regulated by the US Drug Enforcement Administration.
For information about this and other recycling and disposal opportunities in Westmoreland County, call Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling at 724-879-4020, or visit www.westmorelandcleanways.org.
Posted Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Notice of Temporary Road Closure
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 Tuesday, June 4, 2019
The recycling program is at risk of being shut down. The Township is no longer accepting the collection of aluminum cans to be recycled. Collection was ended due to contamination - materials other than aluminum were continuously thrown into the aluminum only collection bin.
Now, we are seeing plastics and glass being regularly dumped into both the paper and cardboard only designated receptacles. If the contamination continues, this program will end. Please help us keep our program going by putting ONLY mixed paper and broken down (flattened) cardboard in their respective bins. Visit Westmoreland Cleanways for more recycling information.
Posted Thursday, April 18, 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
Westmoreland County License to Carry Permit
The Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office will be at the Ligonier Township Municipal Building to issue License to Carry Permits on:
January, 24, 2019 - Thursday
February, 28, 2019 - Thursday
March 28, 2019 - Thursday
April 25, 2019 - Thursday
May 23, 2019 - Thursday
June 27, 2019 - Thursday
July 25, 2019 - Thursday
August 22, 2019 - Thursday
September 26, 2019 - Thursday
October 24, 2019 - Thursday
November 21, 2019 - Thursday
December 19, 2019 - Thursday
The available hours are 12:00 noon till 6:00 pm on each of the above listed dates.
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