News and Projects


Posted on: 09/18/2020


Notice to Bidders:

Harborcreek Township Supervisors will receive sealed bids for the Renovations of their Township Municipal Building, located at 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, Pennsylvania 16421.

Construction will be separate multiple prime contracts to include:

            Contract No. 1 – General Construction

            Contract No. 2 – Electrical Construction

            Contract No. 3 – Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Construction

The project is subject to Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act which is made part of the contract requirements. 

Sealed bids will be received by Harborcreek Township Supervisors until 10:00 A.M. prevailing time on October 30, 2020 and opened and read aloud at that time in the Township’s Municipal Building Board Room, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, Pennsylvania 16421.

Sealed bids shall be accompanied by a Bid Security consisting of a Bid Bond, Certified Check, Letter of Credit or Cash in the amount equal to 10% of bid amount. 

The owners reserve the right to reject all bids.  Bids received after 10:00 A.M. will be considered non-responsive and will be returned to bidder. 

A Complete set of all documents may be obtained via: Drop Box by emailing request to  Hard copies of bid documents can be purchased for $125.00 non-refundable per set.  Please include bidder contact information in email. 

Architect:  Roth LLC Architect and Planners, 5735 East Lake Road, Erie, Pennsylvania 16511 Phone: 814-528-5573 Email:

Harborcreek Township:   Chairman – Timothy J. May, Supervisor – Dean S. Pepicello,  Supervisor – Stephen S. Oler


Posted on: 08/20/2020



Sealed proposals will be received by Harborcreek Township, at the Township Municipal Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, Pennsylvania  16421, until 9:00 a.m., on October 7, 2020, to be opened for review at a regularly scheduled Township meeting that same day, beginning at 9:00 a.m., for the purchase of nearly 5 acres, more or less, of real estate located near the intersection of Interstate 90 and the Bayfront Connector on Kuhl Road in Harborcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania.  Interested bidders may obtain a bid package by contacting the Township at the address referenced above or by telephone, (814) 899-3171.  The bid package includes this solicitation, a Prospectus, and a Specimen Contract For the Purchase of Real Estate.


All bids received in a timely fashion will be opened at the regular public meeting identified above.  Award of the contract may or may not take place at that same meeting.  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 “Request For Proposal To Purchase Real Estate”.


Posted on: 07/13/2020


The Harborcreek Township Zoning Hearing Board will assemble on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA to consider the appeal of:

Appeal No. 2020-4

Gertrude Beyer, owner of property located at 8115 Station Road, County Index No. (27) 77-238-6.03; requesting to decrease the required side yard setback of 30 ft. to 11 ft. for the purpose of constructing a 24 ft. by 32 ft. pole barn. Property is zoned Agricultural.

Appeal No. 2020-5

Matthew Bauer, owner of property located at 4443 Iroquois Avenue, County Index No. (27) 13-103-2; requesting to decrease the required number of parking spaces from 8 spaces to 3 parking spaces for retail/office of Bauer General Contractors. Property is zoned B-1 Business.

Appeal No. 2020-6

Angela DeVitto, owner of property located at 7851 Curtt Heights, County Index No. (27) 62-206-32.07; requesting a use variance for a home occupation to conduct a beauty salon.  Property is zoned Agricultural.


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: 06/14/2019

Consider volunteering for one of our 3 local Fire Departments.

Posted on: 11/01/2018

Harborcreek Township, by the authority of Ordinance No. 96-157, and pursuant to authority granted in the Second Class Township Code, regulates and licenses transient retail businesses and peddlars within the Township.  The requirement to obtain a license or permit from the Township for an individual promoting a service or product, or who peddles, takes orders, or solicits for any goods, wares, merchandise or services within the Township, on a temporary basis, should not be construed or inferred as any kind of endorsement or warranty of the quality of the goods or services by the Township.

Posted on: 08/20/2019

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: 08/20/2019

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: 07/16/2020


The Supervisors of Harborcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania will receive bids for the Harborcreek Township 2020 Paving Project No. 2 until 9:00 A.M., prevailing time, on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 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 7,425 feet of two lane roadway on Cumberland Road, Sterling Avenue, Adelaide Drive, Ridge Parkway, Woodsdale Avenue and Windcrest Drive.  Asphalt paving must be completed in a single pass without a centerline longitudinal joint or seam when feasible.

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.

Bidders are advised that Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage rates are applicable to this project.
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: 03/12/2020


Posted on: 03/19/2019

Penn State University - The Behrend College received land development approval on February 20, 2019 for Wintergreen Gorge Trail Improvements and creation of a parking area off Cooper Road.  The overall development is approximately 305 aces of improvements.  The much needed parking area will consist of 18 parking spaces and will be located approximately 1,400 feet from Cooper Road.

Posted on: 01/18/2019

On December 13th the Department of General Services (DGS) of Pennsylvania informed Township Supervisors that they were backing out of a deal that would have built a new PA State Police Barracks on vacant land just west of the Municipal Building on Route 20.  The agreement was 2 years in the making.  Subdivision of the 14 acres was complete, preliminary land development plans had already been approved, site and building designs were complete, a ground breaking was expected spring or summer of 2019.

Township Supervisors supported this agreement because it would have placed the preeminent law enforcement agency in the Commonwealth smack dab in the middle of Harborcreek Township with easy access to Interstate 90 benefitting not only the residents of Harborcreek but northwestern Pennsylvania as a whole.

DGS cites the issue of a small area of wetlands (less than 1 acre) and their desire for a traffic signal as reasons for voiding the agreement.  It’s important to note that the design had already worked around the wetlands area.  Even if it hadn’t, wetlands are easily mitigated every day for development.  The traffic signal, which a PennDot study deemed unnecessary, would have added $100,000 to what is estimated to be a $10 million project.   While we don’t necessarily doubt that DGS did not generally prefer this site given that most of their search has, appropriately so, centered around a more central location in Erie County, we do take issue that after 2 years of working on this project that the powers that be in Harrisburg would simply pull the plug for reasons which are suspect at best.

Having said that, we support strongly Troop E and PSP efforts in general to do everything they can in the interest of the safety of all residents in Erie County.  We thank State Representative Curt Sonney for his steadfast support in this venture.  It is unfortunate that Harrisburg scuttled this important project just months from a long awaited groundbreaking.  It is hard to fathom how much money DGS may have spent over 2 years on legal fees, engineering services, site testing etc.

We turn our attention to the future of public safety now.  Between the tireless efforts of our 3 volunteer fire companies and the newly formed East County EMS service in partnership with Lawrence Park and Wesleyville to back up the volunteers we feel the future of fire and ambulance service in Harborcreek Township is as secure as ever.  We will explore all options available and continue to look for effective yet affordable avenues for police coverage that can serve us well into the foreseeable future. 



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