News and Projects


Posted on: 11/16/2018




The Proposed Budget for the fiscal year 2019 for the Township of Harborcreek, County of Erie, has been prepared and is open for inspection at 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA, beginning Friday, November 16, 2018. The Final Budget will be adopted at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors held on December 19, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.

The following is a Summary of the expenditures of the Township General Fund:


General Government                $   881,077

Public Safety                              $   144,300

Highways, Roads, Street        $ 1,748,367

Culture and Recreation           $   225,200

Miscellaneous/Insurance        $ 1,795,756


In addition, State Liquid Fuels Fund will expend $674,265 on Highways. The total proposed Expenditures for the year 2019 are $ 5,468,965.


Posted on: 09/12/2018


The Harborcreek Township Zoning Hearing Board will assemble on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Harborcreek Township Municipal Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA to consider the appeal of:

Appeal No. 2018-9

Most Reverend Alfred M. Watson (Harborcreek Youth Services), owner of property located at 5712 Iroquois Avenue, County Index No. (27) 20-42-50, requesting to expand a legal non-conforming use of a dormitory. Property is zoned R-2A Residential.

Appeal No. 2018-10

Alan & Lauren Kelley, owners of property located at 317 Harbor Road, County Index No. (27) 1-3-32, requesting to decrease the rear yard setback from the required 35 ft. to 17 ft. and side yard setback from the required 10 ft. to 6 ft. for the purpose of constructing a 41 ft. by 12 ft. deck. Property is zoned Lakefront.

Appeal No. 2018-11

Susan Garfield Heuvel, owner of property located at 6855 Buffalo Road, County Index No. (27) 34-112-1, requesting a use variance to permit a Commercial Recreation Facility in the Village Zoning District.


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: 05/03/2018


Sealed proposals will be received by the Townships of Harborcreek, Greene, North East, Venango, McKean, and Waterford and the Boroughs of Edinboro, Girard 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, May 24, 2018 for the 2018 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 and Waterford Townships and Edinboro, Girard 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 certain municipalities are 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: 05/31/2018


The Supervisors of Harborcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania will receive bids for the Harborcreek Township 2018 Paving Project No. 2 until 9:00 A.M., prevailing time, on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 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 milling and asphalt paving of approximately 6,135 feet of two lane roadway on Fair Avenue and Shades Beach Road. Asphalt paving must be completed in a single pass without a centerline longitudinal joint or seam when feasible.

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.



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: 10/24/2018

New State Police Headquarters - Troop E

received approval for the preliminary land development plan. The new Headquarters will be located on a 13.769 acre parcel located just west of the Harborcreek Township Building. The property was gifted to Department of General Services from Harborcreek Township. The headquarters will consist of a state of the art facility which will include an indoor shooting range, impound yard, and fueling station. The final land development plan will be submitted for final review by the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. Anticipated construction is summer of 2019.


Posted on: 09/06/2017       ** REVISED ON: 10-24-2018

Brevillier Village received land development approval for an addition to Ball Pavilion.  The new 5,024 sq. ft. addition will allow Ball Pavilion to convert double occupancy rooms to single occupancy rooms to their residents.  The approval also included another 1,461 sq. ft. addition for a new physical therapy room. Construction has begun!


Posted on: 06/20/2018

The owner of 408 Bar & Grille purchased Bootleggers, which will now be Creek's Bar & Grille.  Another great addition to Harborcreek!  Make sure to "like" their Facebook Page for updates.


Posted on: 01/16/2018

East Harbor Primary Care Medical Addition Building received land development approval in December 2017.  The new addition will consists a new area for 8 doctors, imaging center, and physical therapy.   Urgent Care Center and ACL are open while construction is going on.  What a great transformation thus far.




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: 09/24/2018

Harborcreek Historical Society Newsletter


Posted on: 07/11/2018

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions from our friends at PSP regarding PA House Bill 542/ Fireworks Act of 1939…/pages/fireworks-safety.aspx


Posted on: 06/12/2018

Seniors for safe driving. Mature driver improvement course. Class location is Harbor Creek High School. Register by phone or online at 800-559-4880 or


Posted on: 06/01/2015

Compost is available from the township. The cost is $10 a load for pickup or $25 delivered. Call the township at 899-3171 and ask to speak with Michelle to schedule a time.


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: 07/20/2015

Walking trails behind the township building, adjacent to Municipal Drive heading towards Community Park. See the photos here.


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: 03/06/2018

Whitford Park Concert Series. Flyer


Posted on: 06/18/2014

Harborcreek Township recently acquired 1.56 acres of land adjacent to Shorewood Park along Lake Erie.  The township has been attempting to acquire the property for several years and in September 2011 was awarded 80% of the appraised value of the land ($357,000.00) from the National Scenic Byways Project – with Harborcreek Township responsible for the additional 20%.  While there is certainly limited Lake Erie Shoreline left in Erie County, Harborcreek Township Supervisors agreed to go forward with the purchase of the property to add to the Parks Department inventory.  While final details of the property acquisition were underway, Supervisors applied for an additional grant through the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources – Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (DCNR) to supplement the balance to complete closing.  To the delight of the Harborcreek Supervisors in December of 2013, DCNR awarded additional funds in the amount of $88,000.00 to Harborcreek Township.  In essence, the complete acquisition of land along Lake Erie was completely funded through grants – with no direct costs to Harborcreek residents.

It is the intention of the Harborcreek Parks Department to make general cleanup of the newly acquired property this Summer and make it usable to township residents.  In addition, the township plans to continue look for possible grant and funding opportunities to create a Master Site Plan for the future development of Shorewood Park.  In the meantime, please enjoy a new addition to the Harborcreek Parks System.


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.