News and Projects


Posted on: 11/17/2014


The Proposed Budget for the fiscal year 2015 for the Township of Harborcreek, County of Erie, has been prepared and is open for inspection at 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA beginning Monday, November 17, 2014.  The Final Budget will be adopted at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors held on December 17, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.

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

General Government                $    899,012

Public Safety                           $    189,060

Highways, Roads, Street         $ 1,861,311

Culture and Recreation            $    355,965

Miscellaneous/Insurance        $ 1,256,275

In addition, State Liquid Fuels Fund will expend $ 522,903 on Highways.  The total proposed Expenditures for the year 2015 are $ 5,084,526.


Posted on: 10/21/2014

The Harborcreek Township Zoning Hearing Board will assemble on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA to consider the appeals of: 

Scott Bielanin, owner of property at 2825 Dias Street, Erie, PA, County Index No. (27) 49-182-10; requesting a variance to reduce the front yard setback from the required 35 ft. to 23 ft. for the purpose of constructing a roof structure over existing porch.  Property is zoned R-2B.

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: 10/03/2014


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Harborcreek Township Board of Supervisors will hold public budget sessions at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building , 5601 Buffalo Road to assemble the 2015 General Fund

& Liquid Fuels budgets on the following tentative dates and times:  (Please note that these meeting times and/or dates could possibly change due to schedules or unforeseen circumstances.  Every effort has been made to verify these dates and times for accuracy.)          

October 2014:

Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 10:00AM-12:00 PM as follows:

October 7th & 9th, Tuesday October 14th only, 21st & 23rd and the 28th & 30th.

November 2014:

Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 10:00AM-12:00 PM as follows:

November 11th & 13th.



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: 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: 02/26/2013       ** REVISED ON: 08-07-2013

A new Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home land development plan was granted final approval on March 20, 2013.  The 11,264 sq. ft. home will be located at 5151 Buffalo Road and shall include a new crematory and garage.  Construction is scheduled to begin early summer of 2013.  The Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home located in Wesleyville will remain open.



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