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Ligonier Borough Council Meeting via Zoom

Jan Shaw is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Ligonier Borough Council Meeting

Time: Jan 14, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Planning Commission Meeting - Jan. 26, 2021 via ZOOM

Topic: Ligonier Borough Planning Commission Meeting

Time: Jan 26, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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Posted Monday, December 28, 2020

Christmas Tree Recycling

Posted Monday, December 28, 2020

Snow Removal

Residents are reminded that snow/ice must be removed from the sidewalks within 24 hours of a snow event.

The owner, occupant, or tenant in the Commercial District are required to remove all snow / ice within six hours after a snow event.

Snowfall after 6:00 PM may be removed by 10:00 AM the next morning.

Please DO NOT shovel snow onto the streets or alleys.

Posted Thursday, December 17, 2020

Covid Statement

As we are all aware, the coronavirus has been rapidly spreading throughout Westmoreland County the past several months and weeks.  We are now at a point where our local hospitals are reaching capacity.  This afternoon Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued new restrictions to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19. The new, limited-time mitigation orders take effect at 12:01 a.m. this Saturday, Dec. 12, and remain in effect until 8 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2021.  These restrictions include: 

  • All in-person indoor dining at businesses in the retail food services industry is prohibited. 
  • Gatherings of more than 10 people indoors or 50 people outdoors are prohibited
  • Indoor operations of gyms and fitness facilities are prohibited
  • All in-person businesses in the entertainment industry, including but not limited to, theaters, museums, casinos, bowling alleys and private clubs serving the public within a building or indoor defined area are prohibited.
  • All in-person businesses serving the public may only operate at 50% capacity.
  • All in-person extracurricular school activities and k-12 school sports are paused. 

As a community we need to take action and make sure that we are doing our part to protect our neighbors and help slow the spread of Covid-19.  Ligonier has always been able to rise to challenges and is known for being a supportive community, so we urge all residents to wear a mask any time you are in public or in the company of anyone not from your own household and continue social distancing. 

We know that the last months have been long and hard, but we do believe that if we continue working together we can protect the most vulnerable in our community and help support our businesses.  We all know that our merchant, restaurant and even volunteer communities have been hurting because of all of the safety precautions so we would encourage residents to continue supporting our businesses as you are able by shopping online or doing a pickup, ordering gift certificates for the holiday season and getting takeout from our local establishments.

We continue to urge residents to follow all CDC guidelines.  Stay at home whenever you are able and especially if you are not feeling well, and get a test if you have any symptoms or have an exposure to someone who has tested positive for Covid 19.  We need to work together to slow the spread of this virus and keep Ligonier a healthy and vibrant community now and in the future. 

For full details on the updated restrictions, please visit:

Posted Friday, December 11, 2020

Final Leaf Pick Up

Ligonier Borough Public Works announces that final leaf pick up for the Borough will be Tuesday, December 8th, weather permitting.

Posted Tuesday, December 1, 2020

November 3, 2020 Election

The November 3, 2020 Election will take place in the Town Hall for residents of the Ligonier Borough. Town Hall will be open for voting from 7AM to 8PM.  Facemasks are Required.

Posted Thursday, October 29, 2020

Westmoreland Cleanways Adds Collection Date‚Äč 

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2020

Resources for Seniors & People with Disabilities

Resources & Treats Expo.pdf

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Westmoreland Cleanways

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Recycling Center Flyer

Posted Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Update from Governor Wolf

Per Governor Tom Wolf’s updated order of July 15, 2020, please be advised:

All businesses in the retail food services industry, including restaurants, wineries, breweries, private clubs, and bars, are permitted to provide take-out and delivery sales of food, as well as dine-in service in both indoor and outdoor seating areas so long as they strictly adhere to the requirements of the guidance, as required by the order, including:

  • Prohibition from conducting operations unless the facility offers sit-down, dine-in meals or is serving take-out sales of alcoholic beverages. All service must be at a table or booth; bar service is prohibited.
  • Alcohol only can be served for on-premises consumption when in the same transaction as a meal.
  • Take-out sales of alcohol for the purposes of off-site consumption are permitted subject to any limitations or restrictions imposed by Pennsylvania law.
  • Non-bar seating in outdoor areas (i.e. tables or counter seats that do not line up to a bar or food service area) may be used for customer seating.
  • Social distancing, masking, and other mitigation measures must be employed to protect workers and patrons.
  • Occupancy is limited to 25 percent of stated fire-code maximum occupancy for indoor dining, or 25 persons for a discrete indoor event or gathering in a restaurant. The maximum occupancy limit includes staff.

Other events and gatherings:

Events and gatherings must adhere to these gathering limitations:

  • Indoor events and gatherings of more than 25 persons are prohibited.
  • Outdoor events and gatherings of more than 250 persons are prohibited.
  • The maximum occupancy limit includes staff.

Businesses and individuals in violation of these orders, issued pursuant to the authority granted to the Governor and the Secretary of Health under the law, including the Pennsylvania Disease Control and Prevention Law, could be subject to fines, business closure or other applicable enforcement measures.

 For more information:

In order to assist our local restaurants, please note that Ligonier Borough Council on Thursday July 9, 2020 lifted restrictions of Borough Ordinance 544 subsection 8e to allow for consumption of alcohol at permitted sidewalk cafes in town as follows: 

  • Restaurant must have an approved Sidewalk Cafe Permit that can be applied for at the Borough Office, free of charge
  • Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board must approve the extension of the licensed serving area to the sidewalk cafe
  • Customer must be sitting at a table while consuming alcohol
Posted Tuesday, October 6, 2020


The November 3rd General Election is quickly approaching.  All registered voters interested in participating should make a plan as to how they want to cast their vote for the election.  Polling stations will be available for in person voting, but due to concerns regarding Covid-19, citizens may want to cast their vote by Mail In or Absentee ballot.   Applications for Mail In or Absentee ballots are available now and may be completed online or downloaded to submit by mail or in person at the County Election Office.  Applications to vote by mail must be received at the election office by no later than October 27th at 5 p.m..

 For your vote to count, all Mail In or Absentee ballots must be received by the Westmoreland County Election Office by 8 p.m. on Tuesday November 3rd.  If you do not have enough time for your ballot to be received through the Post Office, it may be hand delivered, by the registered voter only, to the Westmoreland County Board of Elections.  A postmark will not qualify to count a ballot if received past the November 3rd deadline.  

 In person voting will still be available for Ligonier Borough residents at Ligonier Town Hall, 120 E. Main Street, Ligonier PA.  

You may contact the Westmoreland County Election Office for additional information.


 For more information on Absentee and Mail In Ballots, please visit these websites:

Posted Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Alert from Westmoreland Municipal Authority


MAWC has been seeing an increased number of flushable wipes and other non flushable items entering the sewer system. The flushing of these products results in a negative effect on the sewer system because they do NOT break down the way toilet paper does.

This can cause blockages in lines and even back up sewage into homes. Please do not flush!

For a full list of DO NOT flush items, please visit

Alert from the Municipal Authority of Westm'd Cty

Posted Thursday, April 9, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update #5

March 27, 2020

Dear Citizens of the Ligonier Valley,

As of 8:00 p.m. this evening, Governor Wolf has added Westmoreland County to the list of Pennsylvania counties under a Stay At Home order.  All non-life-sustaining businesses are ordered to be closed and schools are closed throughout the state through at least April 6, 2020.

-The Governor's Amended order can be found here:

 -For more information relating to Stay-At-Home Guidelines, please follow this link:

-For more information on Coronavirus in Pennsylvania, please click this link:

Additionally, the Governor signed several bills today to assist Pennsylvania's health care and education system and to reschedule the primary election.  The Pennsylvania primary has been moved from April 28th to June 2nd.  For more information on all of the bills signed today, please folllow this link:

Please refer back to other notices issued for more information relating to filing unemployment claims and business assistance.

Finally, all Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertPA, a text notification system for health, weather and other important alerts like COVID-19 updates from commonwealth agencies.  Residents can sign up online at


Ligonier Borough, Ligonier Township & The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce

Posted Friday, March 27, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update #4

March 20, 2020

Yesterday, March 19, 2020, Governor Wolf issued all non-life sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close.  Please visit the sites listed below for additional information.

* A video statement from Governor Wolf can be found here:

* The Governor's order can be found here:

* The full list of businesses is defined here:

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) offers working capital loans that could be of assistance to businesses impacted by COVID-19. Resources and information will be posted to as they become available.  The U.S. Small Business Administration, in addition to local funding partners, may also be a source of assistance for affected businesses.

The Wolf Administration also announced the availability of low-interest loans for small businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Businesses seeking guidance from DCED can also contact its customer service resource account at or by calling 1-877-PA-HEALTH and selecting option 1. 

We know this will be a difficult time for our community, but we will do our best to keep our residents as updated as possible.


Ligonier Borough, Ligonier Township & The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce

Posted Friday, March 20, 2020

Notice from Chief of Police John Berger

Notice from Chief of Police John Berger.pdf

Posted Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update #3

Dear Citizens of the Ligonier Valley,

As the situation from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly changing, we wanted to update our residents on some of the latest changes and notices.  The Ligonier Town Hall and the Ligonier Township Municipal Complex will be closed to the public for at least the next ten (10) business days.  If you are in need of assistance, please calll the Ligonier Borough offices at 724-238-9852, or for the Ligonier Township offices please contact Terry Carcella 724-388-2043 or, or Jim Nieusma, 941-979-2933 or

Additionally, yesterday afternoon Governor Tom Wolf made the announcement that he is strongly urging the closure of non-essential businesses for the next 14 days in order to help mitigate the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The following statement was released:  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update #3

"Non-essential businesses include public-facing industries such as entertainment, hospitality, and recreation facilities, including but not limited to community and recreation centers; gyms, including yoga, barre and spin facilities; hair salons and barber shops, nail salons and spas; casinos; concert venues; theaters; sporting event venues and golf courses; retail facilities, including shopping malls except for pharmacy or other health care facilities within retail operations.

Further, the Governor has ordered that all restaurants and bars close their dine-in facilities to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  Businesses that offer carry-out, delivery, and drive-through food and beverage service may continue to do so, but eating and drinking inside restaurants and bars is temporarily prohibited.  These businesses offering carry-out, delivery, and drive-through food and beverage should employ social distancing best practices and be aware of the Trump Administration's guidance to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people.

Essential services and sectors include but are not limited to food processing, agriculture, industrial manufacturing, feed mills, construction, trash collection, grocery and household goods (including convenience stores), home repair/hardware and auto repair, pharmacy and other medical facilities, biomedical and healthcare, post offices and shipping outlets, insurance, banks, gas stations, laundromats, veterinary clinics and pet stores, warehousing, storage, and distribution, public transportaiton, and hotel and commercial lodging.

Although these businesses may remain open, the Wolf Administration continues to encourage them to employ social distancing practices, and encourages Pennsylvanians to be thoughtful in their visits.

Other businesses, including but not limited to legal services, business and management consulting, professional services and insurance services are encouraged to have employees work remotely or telecommute.  If that is not possible, they should employ social distancing best practices and be aware of the Trump Administration's guidance to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people.

The Wolf administration is relying on businesses to act now before the governor or the Secretary of Health finds it necessary to compel closures under the law for the interest of public health, including section 7301 of the Emergency Management Services Code."


Workers in Pennsylvania who are impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for Unemployment and Workers' Compensation benefits, Secretary of Labor and Industry (L&I) Jerry Oleksiak announced yesterday.

Unemployment compensation claims should be submitted online for faster processing.  Please visit the following website:

The PA DCNR has closed all facilities for the next two weeks at all Pennsylvania State Parks.  Trails will still be open to the public but everyone is again encouraged to maintain distance while out.  All offices and bathroooms will be closed and all educational programming has been cancelled at this time.

We would again encourage residents to visit the following links for the most up to date information:


PA Department of Health:

Excela Health:

Governor's Office:

Yours in Service,

Ligonier Borough, Ligonier Township and The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce


Posted Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Town Hall Building Closed to Public

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the Town Hall building will be closed to the public for at least the next 10 business days.

All Town Hall events and meetings in this time frame have been cancelled.

The Town Hall office will be conducting business and is available at 724-238-9852 or by email

There will be a drop off box for your taxes placed near the handicapped doors of the Town Hall Tuesday & Thursday from 9-4pm for your convenience.  However it is strongly suggested that you mail to:  Ligonier Borough Tax Office 120 East Main Street, Ligonier PA 15658. Phone calls accepted Tuesday and Thursday at 724-238-5700.

State Representative Mike Reese's office is available by phone at 724-238-2155.

The LV Chamber office is also available by phone at 724-238-4200 or

Posted Monday, March 16, 2020


Dear Citizens of the Ligonier Valley,


During this inprecedented time related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want you to be aware that officials from the Ligonier Borough, Ligonier Township and the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce are diligently working together to coordinate communications and efforts.


As such, we are taking the following measures to ensure the health and safety of our community.  Please be advised that Friendship Park and the public restrooms in Ligonier Borough will be closed for the foreseeable future.  Additionally, per Governor Wolf's most recent announcements, all public libraries will be closed until Sunday, March 29th, including the Ligonier Valley Library.

We offer the follwing suggestions that any businesses or organizations that are planning events or social gatherings should consult CDC guideline and consider postponing or cancelling your event in light of the current situation.   For those in the restaurant industry, please let your patrons know of all your offerings, whether sit down or takeout.


As this is an ever-changing situation, please visit the following links for the most updated and comprehensive information relating to the Coronavirus:


PA Department of Health:

Excela Health:


Yours in Service,


Ligonier Borough, Ligonier Township, The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce

Posted Sunday, March 15, 2020

Friendship Park

Friendship Park restrooms will be closing for winter.

Posted Thursday, November 7, 2019

Planning Commission Meeting

The Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for October 22, 2019 has been cancelled.

Posted Thursday, October 17, 2019

Brush Pick Up - Reminder

The Borough will be picking up brush Monday, October 7.  Please do not put your brush on the streets.  Also, leaves still need to be bagged until AFTER Fort Days.

Posted Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Two New Stop Signs

Please take note that 2 New Stop Signs have been placed at Bell and Washington Streets making it a 4-way stop.  This is on a 90 trial basis.

Posted Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Savvy Citizen


Posted Thursday, August 15, 2019


Brush pick up consists of logs no bigger than 6 inches in diameter, and no longer than 6 feet. Twigs should be in neat small piles.

Loose material such as hedge trimmings, leaves, yard waste, and garden waste need to be put in paper lawn & leaf bags that are available at Agway, Giant Eagle, Lowes, and Walmart or the Borough office for .23 per bag.  Please only compostable material; no garbage (such as plastic planting containers, etc.).

We will now be picking up brush and yard bags on MONDAYS (weather permitting). Please place on curb side NOT on streets.

Loose material can be put in piles curb side NOT on the street during our annual leaf pick up. Our annual leaf pick up is from the week after Fort Days until December 1. Brush should be left out of loose material piles.

We will not pick up:

Grass clippings, sod, potting soil, dirt, etc. as they are not recyclable. Make arrangements with your refuse hauler to pick up trash, garbage or tires.

Thank you

Posted Monday, March 18, 2019

Volunteers Needed for Ligonier Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan Committees

The Ligonier Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee is looking for residents of Ligonier Borough and Ligonier Township that are interested in getting involved in community projects.  The committee encourages anyone interested in joining a subcommittee and sharing their expertise to contact Ligonier Borough at 724-238-9852 or Ligonier Township at 724-238-2725.

Posted Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Ligonier Valley Police Department New 2019

Starting on January 1, 2019 Ligonier Borough Police Department will become the Ligonier Valley Police Department.  This merger or consolodation with Ligonier Township P D has been in the works for the past 3 years.

Both Police Stations in the Borough and Township will continue to be utilized.

A reorganizational meeting is scheduled for Thursday January 17, 2019 at 7:00PM.

Location is the Ligonier Township Complex, One Municipal Park Drive.

Posted Friday, December 28, 2018


The borough office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 4pm.

Borough of Ligonier
120 East Main Street
Ligonier, PA 15658
Phone: 724-238-9852   
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