News and Projects


Posted on: 06/14/2019

Paving Project 1

Weather Permitting - Monday, June 17th work by Joseph McCormick Construction will begin on Paving Project 1. The roads included in this project will be milled and repaved and are as follows: all of Parker Avenue, all of Lacey & Antietam, the road sections running between Parker & Nagle (Cumberland, Sparta, Sterling, Ridge Parkway, Adelaide). Expect short travel delays. 

Harborcreek Township appreciates your patience during these necessary improvments.



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: 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: 07/15/2015

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: 06/07/2019


The Harborcreek Township Zoning Hearing Board will assemble on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA to consider the appeal of:

Appeal No. 2019-3

Steven & Stacy Nawrocki, owners of property located at 3916 David Road, County Index No. (27) 57-147-58.12; requesting to decrease the required 35 ft. rear yard setback to 29.5 ft. for the purpose of constructing a 12 ft. by 17 ft. deck.  Property is zoned R-2B Residential.

Appeal No. 2019-4

Debra Swartwood, owner of property located at 3559 Hamilton Road, County Index No. (27) 48-170-5; requesting to decrease the required 35 ft. front yard setback to 28 ft. for the purpose of constructing an 8 ft. by 16 ft. porch with roof structure and decrease the required 10 ft. side yard to 5 ft. for the purpose of constructing an 18 ft. by 16 ft. attached garage.  Property is zoned R-2B 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




Please publish the above public notice on Monday, June 3, 2019 and Monday, June 10, 2019 in the legal ad section of the Erie Times.


Posted on: 03/26/2019


The Harborcreek Township Supervisors, Erie County, Pennsylvania will receive bids for the Depot Street  Bridge Rehabilitation Project until 11:00 A.M., prevailing time, on Monday, April 29, 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 project will generally consist of the removal and replacement of the existing bridge steel beam superstructure and deck, rehabilitation of the concrete abutments as well as the installation of riprap scour protection, bridge railing and general restoration activities.

Contract  documents, including drawings  and  technical  specifications, may be reviewed at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building (telephone: 814-899-3171).   Copies of the contract  documents  may be obtained for a non-refundable  deposit  of $50.00  from Mark J. Corey & Associates, P.O. Box 268, Harborcreek, PA  16421 for each set of contract documents so obtained or by calling (814) 897-3180.  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 must be prequalified in accordance with PennDOT Publication 408, Section 102.01.

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 Pepicello, Secretary

Harborcreek Township

For advertisement in the Erie Times News, Public Notice Section On Monday, April 1, 2019 and Monday, April 8, 2019.



Posted on: 03/27/2019

Whitford Park Concert Series. Flyer



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: 01/18/2019

Grace Baptist Church located at 2420 Cumberland Road will be expanding the parking lot with an additional 77 parking spaces.


Posted on: 01/18/2019

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   pedestrian sidewalk, and demolition of existing structures.  O’Reilly’s will be located at 4645 Buffalo Road. Construction is anticipated in Spring 2019.


Posted on: 10/24/2018

Enormis Mobile Specialties

received land development approval for an additional parking area on the east side of the existing parking area.



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