News and Projects

GENERAL


Posted on: 08/15/2014

Shades Beach Boat Launch will be closed from August 18th - September 12th for reconstruction.

 

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.

 

ZONING


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.

 

NOTICE


Posted on: 08/11/2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Harborcreek Township Zoning Hearing Board will assemble on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA to consider the appeals of:

Kirk Stephenson, owner of property at 8006 East Lake Road, Erie, PA, County Index No. (27) 26-20-11; requesting a variance to reduce the rear yard setback from the required 35 ft. to 29 ft. and side yard setback from the required 10 ft. to 9 ft. for the purpose of constructing a 24 ft. by 28 ft. attached pole barn.  Property is zoned Lakefront.

Nicholas Gaston & Jennifer Diamond, owners of property at 351 Boyer Road, Erie, PA, County Index No. (27) 14-48-9; requesting a variance to reduce the side yard setback from the required 10 ft. to 5 ft. 3 inches for the purpose of constructing a 16 ft. by 30 ft. pole barn.  Property is zoned R2-A.

Thomas & Georgette Pius, owners of property at 2317 Nagle Road, Erie, PA, County Index No. (27) 51-147-24.09; requesting a variance to reduce the side yard setback from the required 10 ft. to 5 ft. 5 inches for the purpose of constructing a 19 ft. by 25 ft. attached garage.  Property is zoned R2-B.

David & Stacie Pecar, owners of property at 4305 Aaron Road, Erie, PA, County Index No. (27) 1-3-27.01; requesting a variance to reduce the rear yard setback from the required 35 ft. to 6 ft. and side yard setback from the required 10 ft. to 6 ft. for the purpose of constructing a 24 ft. by 30 ft. detached garage.  Property is zoned Lakefront.

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.

 

Posted on: 05/06/2014

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID ADDENDUM NO. 1 FOR HARBORCREEK TOWNSHIP

SHADES BEACH REHABILITATION AND

NOTICE OF DATE CHANGE FOR BID OPENING

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for receiving sealed bids, including Bid Addendum No. 1, by Harborcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania for the Shades Beach Rehabilitation Project will be until 9:00 AM prevailing time May 14, 2014 at which time the Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Shades Beach Rehabilitation Project includes all labor and material required for the partial removal and off-site disposal of the existing offshore breakwater and the reconstruction of the breakwater. The project also includes basin dredging, new floating dockage, and ancillary salvaging and removal items.

Bids are to be mailed or delivered to Harborcreek Township, ATTN: Dean Pepicello, Harborcreek Township Municipal Complex, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA 16501, and shall be marked “Sealed Bid – Shades Beach Rehabilitation.”

The complete set of Bid Documents and/or Bid addendum No. 1 may be obtained on or after May 2, 2014 by contacting Prints & More. Plans may be picked up at Prints & More, 3127 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16508. Online plans may be viewed at no charge at www.printsnmore.net. Users must register and create an account prior to viewing or ordering. Plans and specs are NOT pre-printed, contractors MUST either place an order online (preferred) or call ahead and schedule a time to pick up or have shipped a set of plans. Walk-in customers will be accommodated only if production schedules allow. The cost of a hard copy set is $52, plus $15 for shipping if needed, payable to Prints & More.

Bid security in the amount of five (5%) percent of the bid must accompany each bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

Notice of Award will be announced at a public meeting scheduled for 6:00 PM on May 21, 2014. It is anticipated the Notice to Proceed will be issued following execution of the contract and after that specified date, the Contractor shall commence work to complete all of said work by August 31, 2014.

 

Posted on: 04/15/2014

LEGAL NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building located at 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA 16421, the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Harborcreek will hold a public meeting to consider enacting the following:

ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF HARBORCREEK AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A CABLE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP AND ERIE TECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. D/B/A TIME WARNER CABLE

A copy of the full text of the ordinance may be examined at the address set forth above, during normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Harborcreek Municipal Building.

 

Posted on: 04/14/2014

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

The Supervisors of Harborcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania will receive bids for the Harborcreek Township 2014 Paving Project No. 2 until 9:00 A.M., prevailing time, on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA 16421, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed work will consist of the milling and asphalt paving of approximately 5,395 feet of two lane roadway on Cooper Road (East), Susan Drive and Frazier Street. Asphalt paving must be completed in a single pass (full width) without a longitudinal joint or seam.

Contract documents, including drawings and technical specifications, may be reviewed at the office of the Harborcreek Township Supervisors. Copies of the contract documents may be obtained by submitting a non-refundable deposit of $25.00 to Harborcreek Township for each set of contract documents so obtained or by calling (814) 899-3171. Addenda, if any, will be issued to only those persons whose name and address are on record with the Owner as having obtained the contract documents.

A Bid Bond in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total of the bid shall be submitted with each bid. A bid submitted without a Bid Bond will be rejected.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities in the bidding.

Bids may be held by the Owner for a period not to exceed 60 days from the date of the opening of bids for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders, prior to awarding the contract.

 

Posted on: 04/07/2014

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

HARBORCREEK TOWNSHIP

SHADES BEACH REHABILITATION

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by Harborcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania for the Shades Beach Rehabilitation Project until 9:00 AM prevailing time May 7, 2014 at which time the Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Shades Beach Rehabilitation Project includes all labor and material required for the partial removal and off-site disposal of the existing offshore breakwater and the reconstruction of the breakwater. The project also includes basin dredging, new floating dockage, and ancillary salvaging and removal items. 

Bids are to be mailed or delivered to Harborcreek Township, ATTN: Dean Pepicello, Harborcreek Township Municipal Complex, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA 16501, and shall be marked “Sealed Bid – Shades Beach Rehabilitation.” 

The complete set of Bid Documents may be obtained on or after April 16, 2014 by contacting Prints & More. Plans may be picked up at Prints & More, 3127 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16508. Online plans may be viewed at no charge at www.printsnmore.net. Users must register and create an account prior to viewing or ordering. Plans and specs are NOT pre-printed, contractors MUST either place an order online (preferred) or call ahead and schedule a time to pick up or have shipped a set of plans. Walk-in customers will be accommodated only if production schedules allow. The cost of a hard copy set is $52, plus $15 for shipping if needed, payable to Prints & More.

A set of Bid Documents will be available for viewing after April 16, 2014 at Harborcreek Township Municipal Complex, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA 16501.

A Pre-Bid Conference for interested bidders will be held at 10:00 AM on April 23, 2014 at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Complex, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA 16501. The Pre-Bid Conference will include a visit to the project site (7000 East Lake Road, Erie, PA 16511) if weather allows.

Bid security in the amount of five (5%) percent of the bid must accompany each bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

Harborcreek Township reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to accept any bid deemed to be in the best interests of the Township, and waive any formalities in bidding. All bidders accept the process outlined in the bidding instructions in submitting a bid. 

Harborcreek Township hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority and/or disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award.

Notice of Award will be announced at a public meeting scheduled for 6:00 PM on May 21, 2014. It is anticipated the Notice to Proceed will be issued following execution of the contract and after that specified date, the Contractor shall commence work to complete all of said work by August 31, 2014.

 

Posted on: 04/01/2014

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

The Supervisors of Harborcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania will receive bids for the Harborcreek Township 2014 Paving Project No. 1 until 6:00 P.M., prevailing time, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA  16421, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.  The proposed work will consist of the milling and asphalt paving of approximately 3,400 feet of two lane roadway on Parkside Drive and Lee Avenue.  Asphalt paving must be completed in a single pass (full width) without a longitudinal joint or seam.

Contract  documents, including drawings  and  technical  specifications, may be reviewed at the office of the Harborcreek Township Supervisors.  Copies of the contract documents may be obtained by submitting a non-refundable  deposit  of $25.00  to Harborcreek Township for each set of contract documents so obtained or by calling (814) 899-3171.  Addenda, if any, will be issued to only those persons whose name and address are on record with the Owner as having obtained the contract documents.

A Bid Bond in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total of the bid shall be submitted with each bid.  A bid submitted without a Bid Bond will be rejected. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities in the bidding.

Bids may be held by the Owner for a period not to exceed 60 days from the date of the opening of bids for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders, prior to awarding the contract.

 

PARKS


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: 05/06/2014

Whitford Park Concert Series. Flyer

 

Posted on: 05/06/2014

Harborcreek Township Summer 2014 Programs. Arts and Crafts, Tennis, Golf. See flyer.

 

ROADS


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