The Monday, June 1, 2020 regular meeting of Council will be available for viewing on the City’s YouTube and Facebook streams live at 7PM on Monday.  For a copy of the agenda click here.



For information about preventative actions to take against COVID-19, and what city services are suspended, visit our COVID-19 page

View the City’s 14-day infection rate & testing data

View the May 4, 2020 Proclamation of the declaration of the extension of the State of Emergency for the City of Lock Haven.

View the April 1, 2020 Proclamation of the declaration of the extension of the State of Emergency for the City of Lock Haven.

View the March 18, 2020 Proclamation of the declaration of a State of Emergency for the City of Lock Haven.

View the April 20, 2020 Resolution providing temporary additional compensation for essential and life-sustaining city employees

City Facilities are closed.  Please use the City Directory below for non-emergency questions.



            Notice is hereby given that the City of Lock Haven will conduct a virtual public hearing relative to the first wave of its CDBG-CV Program on June 1, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. through Zoom. This meeting will be broadcasted on the City’s Facebook Group and YouTube Channel to allow for real-time comments from the public.

            The first wave of the City’s CDBG-CV allocation is in the amount of approximately $186,566. At least 70% of the entitlement grant must be utilized for activities which benefit low and moderate income persons.  A wide range of activities may be carried out with CDBG-CV funds including public facilities and improvements, testing facilities, public services, assistance to businesses, temporary rental assistance, mortgage assistance, planning, capacity building, and technical assistance. At the hearing, a full description of eligible and ineligible activities will be presented. Citizens will also be permitted to comment on the City’s prior use of CDBG funds.

            The City does not anticipate including any activities that will result in displacement; however, should project activities require the relocation of residents or businesses, the City of Lock Haven will render relocation assistance.

            An opportunity will be presented at the hearing for comments on the proposed use of funds, as well as on other needs that may be addressed through the use of CDBG-CV funds.  All parties that are interested in requesting funds are encouraged to contact Abigail Roberts at (570) 893-5903 to request an invite to speak at the meeting. Everyone is encouraged to view the live stream of the public meeting on the “Lock Haven City” Facebook Group and City of Lock Haven PA YouTube Channel.

            In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations (including  auxiliary communicative aids and services), during this hearing should contact Abigail Roberts, Planner & Development Coordinator, at (570) 893-5903 at least three days prior to the hearing to discuss how the City may best accommodate your needs.

            Technical assistance will be provided upon request to any groups or persons, especially LMI persons or their representatives, when developing proposals intending to use CDBG funds. Lock Haven City Council will strive to make all programs and activities accessible to the learning, mobility, vision, hearing, and language-impaired persons. If you are Limited English Proficient and require a document translation, please contact Abigail Roberts, Planner & Development Coordinator, at (570) 893-5903 at least three days prior to the hearing to discuss how the City may best accommodate your needs.

Public comments will be accepted for 5 days following the public meeting. Comments should be written and submitted to Abigail Roberts. Comments will also be accepted through email, submitted to aroberts@lockhavenpa.gov. Written responses will be addressed within 15 working days when practicable.

2020 Comprehensive Plan Update – Public Survey

The City of Lock Haven is updating our Comprehensive Plan! This Plan will provide action-oriented strategies focused on community priorities.  We are placing a high priority on the planning process and on public outreach and collaboration. This Survey is an additional method being used to obtain input from residents, City staff and officials, community organizations, groups and service providers.  Meaningful engagement ensures that community priorities are identified, and achievable projects and action items are developed.

The Lock Haven Comprehensive Plan Project is managed by Abigail Roberts, City of Lock Haven Planner and Development Coordinator with support from City Manager, Gregory Wilson. For further information on the Planning process or Public Outreach opportunities, please contact Abigail at aroberts@lockhavenpa.gov.

Please take the Survey even if you already participated in a public outreach session. Your perceptions and comments will help in this planning process. Thank You!




Part-time Laborer

The City of Lock Haven is now hiring for the position of part-time Laborer in the Department of Public Works. This is part-time temporary work in general labor and landscaping including but not limited to mowing grass, pulling & cutting weeds, painting, shoveling, clearing brush, trimming shrubs, and maintaining and cleaning grounds, offices and buildings.  The laborer will assist operators and maintenance personnel with these and other miscellaneous tasks.  This position is a temporary seasonal position and will work 40 hours per week for 8 weeks, or not more than 320 hours worked over a 12-week period.

 A complete job description can be found here.

All applications must be submitted by email to itrader@lockhavenpa.gov or mailed to City Hall at 20 E Church St, Lock Haven, PA 17745.

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