News and Projects


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.



Posted on: 02/13/2019

Invitation for Bids

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 April 3, 2019, to be opened for review at a regularly scheduled Township meeting, that same morning, 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 the 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: 02/13/2019


Sealed proposals will be received by the Harborcreek Township Board of Supervisors at 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA 16421 until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019 for the following:        

The collection, transportation and disposal of municipal waste, the collection, transportation and marketing for recycling of recyclable materials and the collection, transportation and composting of leaf waste generated upon residential dwellings in Harborcreek Township not deemed a commercial pickup, for a contract term commencing April 1, 2019.           

Proposals must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019 upon the forms furnished by Harborcreek Township, and must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond, payable to Harborcreek Township, as specified in the bid documents.

Bids will be opened at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building, and will be announced during the Board of Supervisors’ Meeting on March 6, 2019 beginning at 9:00 a.m.  The Township reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to determine the length of the contract term.



Posted on: 02/27/2019


Sealed  proposals  will  be  received  by the Townships of Harborcreek, Greene, North East,  Venango, McKean, Waterford, Amity, Elk Creek and Wayne and the Boroughs of Edinboro and Waterford, Erie County, at the Harborcreek Township  municipal  building  located  at  5601  Buffalo Road,  Harborcreek,  PA  16421 until 10:00 a.m. and will be publicly  opened  and  read  aloud on Thursday, March 28, 2019 for the 2019 Bituminous Seal Coat Project, which includes the application of a single bituminous seal coat, polymer modified on various roads in Harborcreek, Greene, North East, Venango, McKean, Waterford, Amity, Elk Creek and Wayne Townships and Edinboro and Waterford Boroughs.   The bituminous seal coat must be completed in a single pass (full width) without a longitudinal joint or seam.  Prices for the application of a double seal coat for a certain municipality is also solicited.  Proposals must be upon forms furnished by the Township.  Bid specifications and bid forms for each project may be  obtained for a nonrefundable fee  of $25.00 each  from Harborcreek Township or by calling (814) 899-3171.   Materials must be PennDOT approved.  Bids must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond in the amount of 10% of the bid  made payable to Harborcreek Township.  The Township reserves the right to reject any and all bids.





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

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: 08/11/2014

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.



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