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Posted on: 10/04/2019


The Harborcreek Township Zoning Hearing Board will assemble on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA to consider the appeal of:

Appeal No. 2019-8

Curtis & Dardana Smith, owners of property located at 56 East Drive, County Index No. (27) 24-17-2; requesting to decrease the required 35 ft. front yard setback to 5 ft. for the purpose of constructing a 30 ft. by 40 ft. garage addition.  Property is zoned Lakefront.

Appeal No. 2019-9

Chris Grimm, owner of property located at 3926 Markwood Drive, County Index No. (27) 41-140-4; requesting to decrease the required 35 ft. front yard & rear yard setbacks to 24.5 ft. for the purpose of constructing a new single dwelling.  Property is zoned R2-A Residential.

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: 09/24/2019

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 2020 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 2019:
Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 10:00 AM -12:00 PM as follows:
October 8th & 10th, 15th & 17th, 24th, 29th & 31st 

November 2019:
Thursday, November 7th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Posted on: 09/27/2019

Air Golf, LLC. received approval of a Minor Land Development Plan for a proposed 6 unit Condominium Building at Harbor Ridge located at 3798 Depot Road.  Construction is anticipated to begin in the Fall 2019.


Posted on: 09/27/2019

Major Subdivision Final Plan from Maleno Land Development Company LLC was approved by the township in June 2019.  Harbor Woods Subdvision will create 14 residential lots located south of Suzanne Drive.  The subdivision will include extending Suzanne Drive south into a cul-de-sac.  Construction has begun this summer.


Posted on: 01/18/2019       ** REVISED ON: 09-27-2019

Grace Baptist Church located at 2420 Cumberland Road will be expanding the parking lot with an additional 77 parking spaces as well as a 14,800 sq. ft. church addition.  Construction has already begun.


Posted on: 01/18/2019       ** REVISED ON: 09-27-2019

O’Reilly Automotive Store received final land development approval in October 2018.  The plan consists of a new 7,225 sq. ft. building and associated parking, as well as a pedestrian sidewalk, and demolition of existing structures.  O’Reilly’s will be located at 4645 Buffalo Road. Construction was anticipated in the Spring 2019, however due to wetlands found on the property a Wetland Delination Study is required by Harborcreek Township.  O'Reilly's request to extend the land development plan has been approved by the Board of Supervisors.


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. 



Posted on: 09/19/2019


Belle Road will be closed beginning Monday September 23, 2019 between Depot and Davison for a major culvert replacement.  The work, in a stream crossing just east of Depot Road, is expected to take up to 2 months.  Motorist are advised to use any of the other adjacent local roads as an alternative route.  Local traffic is advised to access Belle Road from Davison Road.


Posted on: 08/21/2019

Chivers Construction will be closing the bridge on Cooper road for repairs August 28, 2019 - October 23, 2019.


Posted on: 07/30/2019


The Supervisors of Harborcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania will receive bids for the Harborcreek Township 2019 Paving Project No. 2 until 6:00 P.M., prevailing time, on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 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 asphalt paving of approximately 3,000 feet of two lane roadway on Stoney Trace Lane.  Asphalt paving may be completed with a centerline longitudinal joint or seam if necessary.

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.

Dean S. Pepicello, Secretary
Harborcreek Township




Posted on: 09/18/2019

Halloween Costumes?

Fall cleaning and maybe found a few gently used Halloween Costumes? Our Respook, Rewear, 
Rescare Costume Swap welcomes them - drop them off during normal business hours for others to Reuse.

See the Flyer.


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.



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