News and Projects


Posted on: 08/15/2017


The Supervisors of Harborcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania will receive bids for the Harborcreek Township 2017 Paving Project No. 2 until 9:00 A.M., prevailing time, on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 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 incidental milling and asphalt paving of approximately 1,715 feet of two lane roadway on Maple Grove Drive and Mountain Laurel Drive.

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: 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: 08/29/2016       ** REVISED ON: 06-27-2017

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: 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: 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: 06/26/2017

Road Work - Hannon Road

Starting the week of June 26th, weather permitting, the Harborcreek Roads crew will be resurfacing portions of Hannon Road. Expect delays if traveling on this road.





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.