News and Projects


Posted on: 06/15/2017


The Harborcreek Township Zoning Hearing Board will assemble on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA to consider the appeal of:

Appeal No. 2017-7

HGJG Realty LLC, owner of property at 1990 Nagle Road, County Index No. (27) 51-151-21, requesting to reduce the front yard setback from the required 50 ft. to 36 ft. for the purpose of constructing a 5 ft. by 7 ft. vestibule. Property is zoned B-1 Business.

Appeal No. 2017-8

Kenneth & Margaret McGarvey, owners of property at 3715 Cumberland Road, County Index No. (27) 48-168-10, requesting to reduce the rear yard setback from the required 35 ft. to 21 ft. for the purpose of constructing a 14 ft. by 20 ft. deck. Property is zoned R-3 Residential.

Appeal No. 2017-9

KP Realty LLC, owner of property at 6008 Knowledge Pkwy, County Index No. (27) 70-212-31, requesting to place free standing sign in Right-Of-Way.  Property is zoned B-2 Business Interchange.

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: 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: 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

Erie Brewing Company will be open today, June 15, 2017 and John's Wildwood Pizza opened its doors last week!  Welcome to Harborcreek Community!!


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.  A ground breaking is planned for Thursday, March 30th.  Construction will begin!


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: 06/07/2017



Posted on: 06/07/2017



Posted on: 05/12/2017

Waste Management Pickup Changes

Cooper Road off of Station Road to Shannon Road - your pickup has been moved from Tuesday to Thursday.

Shannon Road turning into Norcross Road towards Millcreek - your pickup has been moved from Thursday to Wednesday.

These changes are permanent.


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.





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.