News and Projects


Posted on: 03/06/2017

Whitford Park Concert Series. Flyer


Posted on: 06/18/2014

Harborcreek Township recently acquired 1.56 acres of land adjacent to Shorewood Park along Lake Erie.  The township has been attempting to acquire the property for several years and in September 2011 was awarded 80% of the appraised value of the land ($357,000.00) from the National Scenic Byways Project – with Harborcreek Township responsible for the additional 20%.  While there is certainly limited Lake Erie Shoreline left in Erie County, Harborcreek Township Supervisors agreed to go forward with the purchase of the property to add to the Parks Department inventory.  While final details of the property acquisition were underway, Supervisors applied for an additional grant through the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources – Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (DCNR) to supplement the balance to complete closing.  To the delight of the Harborcreek Supervisors in December of 2013, DCNR awarded additional funds in the amount of $88,000.00 to Harborcreek Township.  In essence, the complete acquisition of land along Lake Erie was completely funded through grants – with no direct costs to Harborcreek residents.

It is the intention of the Harborcreek Parks Department to make general cleanup of the newly acquired property this Summer and make it usable to township residents.  In addition, the township plans to continue look for possible grant and funding opportunities to create a Master Site Plan for the future development of Shorewood Park.  In the meantime, please enjoy a new addition to the Harborcreek Parks System.


Posted on: 08/11/2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded more than $750,000 in annual coastal zone management grants to organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving Pennsylvania’s coastal zones along Lake Erie and the Delaware Estuary.

Harborcreek Township will receive $35,500 of this grant to develop a master site plan for the newly acquired Shorewood Park.



Posted on: 02/10/2017


The Harborcreek Township Zoning Hearing Board will assemble on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA to consider the appeal of:

Appeal No. 2017-3

Eric Reese, owner of property at 690 Walbridge Road, County Index No. (27) 13-76-126, requesting to expand an existing non-conforming single family dwelling with a 20 ft. by 32 ft. addition and a 24 ft. by 20 ft. attached garage.  Property is zoned R-3 Residential.

This application can be reviewed at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building, Zoning Office during regular business hours.  All those desiring to do so may come to the hearing and be heard.



Brian Marshall, Chairman


Posted on: 01/23/2017



Harborcreek Township, in accordance with the Second Class Township Code, 53 P.S. §§65701 et seq., and acting through its Board of Supervisors, hereby solicits proposals to rent/lease a certain parcel of land located at the intersection of Interstate 90 and State Route 430, in Harborcreek Township, and more specifically described in Deed Book 890, Page 393, and having County Tax Assessment # (27) 71-225-9, containing 4.85 acres, more or less.  The specific terms of the lease/rent proposal may be obtained from the Harborcreek Township Municipal Office Building,5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, Pennsylvania 16421.  The minimum bid is $1,000.00 per month.

Harborcreek Township reserves the right to reject any or all bid proposals.  Award of the lease shall be to the highest responsible bidder.  Deadline for bid proposal submission is no later than 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  Bid proposals should be mailed or delivered to the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building, in a sealed envelope (marked on the outside of the envelope “Lease/Rent Bid”) at the above-referenced address.  The proposals will be opened on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the Regular Supervisors’ Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building.




Posted on: 01/04/2017



The Harborcreek Township Board of Supervisors at their organization meeting on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 set the following days and times for meetings for the year 2017 at the Harborcreek Municipal Complex, located at 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek,

PA  16421:

Harborcreek Parks and Recreation Board              3rd Monday each month @ 6:00 p.m. 

Harborcreek Sewer Authority                                2nd Monday each month @ 5:30 p.m.

Exception:  October Meeting

  Authority will meet on Tuesday, October 10th.                                                          

Harborcreek Water Authority                                  As needed.

Harborcreek Planning Commission              1st Thursday each month @ 6:00 p.m.

Harborcreek Zoning Hearing Board              3rd Tuesday each month @ 7:00 p.m.

                                                                                    (as needed)

Harborcreek Board of Supervisors              1st Wednesday each month @ 9:00 a.m.

                                                                   3rd Wednesday each month @ 6:00 p.m.


Any person with a disability requiring a special accommodation to attend a Supervisors’ Meeting should notify Dean Pepicello at (814) 899-3171 as early as possible, but not later than five work days prior to the meeting.  The township will make every effort to provide a reasonable accommodation.


Please note: 
The Harborcreek Township hours of operation are as follows: 

Open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

 with 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. open for business



Posted on: 12/09/2016


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Harborcreek Township Board of Supervisors intends to retain the services of a CPA for the fiscal year 2016 audit at their Reorganization Meeting on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.



Posted on: 11/17/2016


The Proposed Budget for the fiscal year 2017 for the Township of Harborcreek, County of Erie, has been prepared and is open for inspection at 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA, beginning Thursday, November 17, 2016.  The Final Budget will be adopted at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors held on December 21, 2016 at 6:00 P.M.

The following is a Summary of the expenditures of the Township General Fund:

General Government                 $    929,274

Public Safety                             $    188,560

Highways, Roads, Street         $ 1,775,928

Culture and Recreation            $    364,000

Miscellaneous/Insurance         $ 1,334,003

In addition, State Liquid Fuels Fund will expend $634,339 on Highways.  The total proposed Expenditures for the year 2017 are $ 5,226,104.




Posted on: 01/05/2017

Harborcreek Township is accepting applications for summer help at Whitford Park. Applications can be turned in at the Harborcreek Municipal Building Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm. Applicants must be available to work Memorial Day thru Labor Day - Sunday through Saturday with hours between 9 am and 9 pm. Duties include mowing, cleaning, monitoring park traffic, customer service, etc. Please, no phone calls.…/employment_application…



Posted on: 12/14/2016

Penn State Behrend received approval for Trippe Residence Hall which will consist of a 4 story, 251 bed dormitory on their campus.  They received approval on November 16, 2016.


Posted on: 08/29/2016       ** REVISED ON: 12-14-2016

Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen Restaurant land development received approval from the township on September 21, 2016.  The developer anticipates construction to begin in Spring 2017.


Posted on: 08/29/2016

Burger King is coming back to Harborcreek!  Burger King was granted final land development approval on August 17, 2016.  They will be located in the KMart Plaza.  Anticipated to be open by the end of the year.


Posted on: 08/29/2016

Erie Brewing Company has final approval of a new 19,900 sq. ft. brewery/assembly space for beer tasting and special events located at 6008 Knowledge Parkway.  John's Wildwood Pizza will be a tenant in the building.  Construction has already started.


Posted on: 04/13/2016

Bates Collision was granted final land development for the proposed new 19,100 sq. ft. collison shop which will be located at 5080 Buffalo Road on March 16, 2016.  


Posted on: 02/17/2015

A new Country Fair Convenience Store and Fuel Pumps Land Development was granted final approval on January 20, 2016.  The new 5,659 sq. ft. store will be located at 5896 Station Road.  Construction is expected to begin Spring 2017.




Posted on: 06/01/2015

Compost is available from the township. The cost is $10 a load for pickup or $25 delivered. Call the township at 899-3171 and ask to speak with Michelle to schedule a time.


Posted on: 07/20/2015

We are proud to participate in the "Retire Your Old Glory" program to retire United States of America flags in a dignified and respectful manner.

A "Retire Your Old Glory" bin is located in the back entrance to the Harborcreek Township building and is available during normal business hours.


Posted on: 07/20/2015

Walking trails behind the township building, adjacent to Municipal Drive heading towards Community Park. See the photos here.


Posted on: 07/15/2015

Consider volunteering for one of our 3 local Fire Departments.


Posted on: 07/15/2015

Drop-off your gently used shoes and clothing here at the Municipal Building. Look for the large white Salvation Army - Donation Collection Bin setting outside in front of the building.