News and Projects


Posted on: 03/23/2015


Sealed proposals will be received by Harborcreek Township, Millcreek Township, and Fairview Township, at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, Pennsylvania  16421, until Friday, April 10, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.  These proposals will be opened and reviewed thereafter.  An award will be announced at the respective Township meetings held the week of May 4-7, 2015 at the respective Township municipal buildings, with the Millcreek Township meeting on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at 3608 West 26th Street, Erie, PA  16506, the Harborcreek Township meeting on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA   16421, and the Fairview Township meeting on May 7, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at 7471 McCray Road, Fairview, PA  16415.  Interested bidders may obtain a bid package by contacting the Harborcreek Township at the address referenced above or by telephone, (814) 899-3171.  The bid package includes this solicitation, Bid Instructions, the Proposal Form, and a Specimen Contract For The Services To Be Provided.

All bids received in a timely fashion will be opened and reviewed as indicated.  Award of the contract may or may not take place at the meeting indicated above insofar as  THE TOWNSHIP SPECIFICALLY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS RECEIVED.

The Proposals must be in the form provided by the Township and sealed in an envelope marked with “Proposal For UCC Services”.


Posted on: 03/16/2015


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 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 31st, 2015.  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, April 1st, 2015, at the Regular Supervisors’ Meeting at 9:00 a.m. in the Municipal Building.


Posted on: 01/09/2015


The Harborcreek Township Zoning Hearing Board will assemble on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA to consider the appeals of:

U Pick 6 Harbor House, leasing agent of property at 4454 Buffalo Road, Erie, PA, County Index No. (27) 13-105-2.05; requesting a variance to reduce the side yard setback from the required 10 ft. to 7 ft. for the purpose of constructing an 8 ft. by 24 ft. addition on the east side of building. Property is zoned B-1 Business.

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: 01/05/2015


The Harborcreek Township Board of Supervisors at their organization meeting on Monday, January 5, 2015 set the following days and times for meetings for the year 2015 at the Harborcreek Municipal Complex, located at 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA  16421:

 Harborcreek Parks and Recreation Board            3rd Monday each month @ 7:00 p.m.

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

Exception:  October Meeting:  Authority will meet on Tuesday, October 13th.

 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: 12/29/2014


The Harborcreek Township Board of Supervisors has scheduled the following meetings to be held at the Municipal Complex, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA 16421 for the first two weeks of January 2015, as follows:

Township Organization Meeting

Monday, January 5, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Board of Auditors

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Regular Board of Supervisors Meeting

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Planning Commission

Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Any person with a disability requiring a special accommodation to attend a Supervisors’ Meeting or Commission or Board meetings should notify Dean S. 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.


Posted on: 12/18/2014

The Harborcreek Township Board of Supervisors announces the adoption of the 2015 General Fund and State Liquid Fuels Budgets for a total of $5,084,526.00, and sets the millage for 2015 at .9663 mills.

The adopted budgets are available for inspection at the office of the Secretary of Harborcreek Township, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA 16421.


Posted on: 12/05/2014


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Harborcreek Township Board of Supervisors intends to retain the services of a CPA for the fiscal year 2014 audit at their Reorganization Meeting on January 5, 2015.



Posted on: 01/28/2015

A Cobblestone Hotel Land Development was granted final approval on January 21, 2015.  The 11,000 sq. ft. 2 story with 44 hotel rooms will begin construction this Spring.  The hotel will be located at 4995 Station Road.


Posted on: 01/28/2015

A new Giant Eagle GetGo Convenience Store/Cafe and Fuel Pumps Land Development was granted final approval on January 21, 2015. The location will be on the corner of Station Road and Knowledge Parkway.  Anticipated construction will be this Spring.


Posted on: 11/24/2014

A new Dunkin Donuts Land Development was granted final approval on September 2014. The 1,834 sq. ft. building will be located at 3918 Buffalo Road. Construction is scheduled to begin in April 2015.


Posted on: 11/15/2013

Stan's Garden Center Land Development, will consist of a new westerly driveway which will align with the traffic light at Buffalo and Walbridge Road, parking improvements, stormwater management facility, landscaping and sidewalk installation.  Stan's Garden Center was granted final approval on September 18, 2013.


Posted on: 11/15/2013

Knowledge Park Building #7, further known as Advanced Manufacturing & Innovation Center, a 2 story building which will house educational and offices along the south side of Technology Drive was granted final approval on October 16, 2013.  



Posted on: 12/20/2013

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: 07/21/2011

Harborcreek Township Parks Department has recently completed refurbishing the existing walking trails behind the township building, adjacent to Municipal Drive heading towards Community Park. See the photos here.


Posted on: 08/15/2012

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: 08/15/2012

Consider volunteering for one of our 3 local Fire Departments.


Posted on: 08/15/2012

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.



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: 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: 07/17/2014

2014 Seal Coat Schedule:  
Bernet Road from King Road to Moorheadville Road
Clark Road from Williams Road to end of blacktop
Clark Road Parking Lot (six mile creek part entrance)
Davison Road from Rt 20 to Route 531
Firman Road from Depot Road to Ball Park blacktop
Garfield Ave from 2000 ft. east of Depot Street to Davison Road
Hadberg Drive from Timberlane to Joyce Street
Hannon Road (old) outside loop off of Hannon
Highmeyer Road from Rt 20 to Rt 5
Janes Lane from Rt 20 to dead end
King Road from Rt 20 to Slade Road
Leet Road from Moorheadville Road to Townline Road
Lewis Road from Highmeyer Road to Moorheadville Road
Slade Road from Davison Road to Moorheadville Road
Shomont Road from Lewis Road to Rt 5
Williams Road from Clark Road to Firman Road