For active projects and detours visit:

Agricultural Security Area Advisory Committee

Agricultural Security Area Advisory Committee

Staff Liasion:  Mila Carter, Township Manager

Westtown Township seeks a resident with at least 10 acres of property in Westtown to serve as farmer representative on the Township’s Agriculture Security Area (ASA) Advisory Committee. The only requirement is that you must actively farm your property. Information about the Township’s ASA can be found here. To be considered, please provide a brief statement of interest and/or a resume to Mila Carter, Township Manager, at by February 28.

Westtown Township established an Agricultural Security (ASA) Advisory Committee in 1989 to help farmers, landowners, and citizens who want to maintain active farming, open space, and a rural character that all Westtown residents can enjoy.

An Agricultural Security Area is a state-enabled voluntary program that allows inclusion of parcels of at least 10 acres that can support any form of agriculture, forestry, or other types of open space. Westtown’s ASA now encompasses more than 1,000 acres, or 20% of the total Township. This program is one tool that has helped the Township strengthen and protect quality farmland and other open space from the relentless pressure of urbanization. The benefits to landowners are:

  • Protection against local nuisance ordinances that hinder farming activity
  • Oversight of any attempts to condemn land through eminent domain
  • Create eligibility for conservation easement application under the county farmland preservation program

For more information about ASA’s please read the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Agricultural Security Area Handbook.

The local administration of the Westtown’s ASA is managed by a five-person advisory committee that includes four residents (at least three of whom must be active farmers) and one supervisor. The duties of this committee include:

  • Advising the Board of Supervisors on agricultural issues
  • Reviewing of the land enrolled in the ASA every seven years
  • Adding new parcels of qualified farmland

The ASA Advisory Committee meets as needed.  Meetings are advertised in advance.

Helpful Links

PA Conservation Reserve Enhancement Progream (CREP):
USDA Farm Service Agency:
USDA Natural Rescources Conservation Service:

Upcoming Meeting

Upcoming Events


  • Peter Flynn
  • Eva Foster (Goose Creek Farm)
  • Paul Plesse
  • Joseph Stratton (Wynnor Farm)

Supervisor Member: Thomas Foster

Westtown Township Email Updates and Alerts

Fill out the form below to sign up for email updates and alerts. If you already receive listserv emails from the township, then there is no need to complete this form.

* indicates required
I would like to receive alerts about:

Email Updates and Alerts

Fill out the form below to subscribe to the Township email listserv. You will receive Township meeting information, trash reminders, and other important Township communications. We do not share the email list with anyone. If you already receive listserv emails from the Township, then there is no need to complete this form.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Phone

Report a Concern

Please complete the form below to report your concern. Someone will contact you soon. If you are reporting a concern about a road, please note that issues on state-owned and maintained roads in the Township (Routes 3, 352, 926, and 202, Westtown Road, Westbourne Road, S. Concord Road from Oakbourne to Westbourne, and Oakbourne Road from 202 to S. Concord) need to be reported to PennDOT Customer Care. Westtown Township has no jurisdiction on state roads.

Your Name (required)

Your Phone (required)

Your Email (required)

Category (required)

Your Concern

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Message