The next conditional use hearing to consider the application of Fox Clearing, LLC to construct 85 single-family detached homes on the “Stokes Estate” along Shiloh Road is scheduled for Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at the Township building. Please visit the Planning Commission page for a complete copy of the application, Planning Commission recommendations and hearing exhibits.
Would you like to become more involved in your community? The Township is seeking applicants for the Parks & Recreation Commission. Information on what the commission does can be found on its respective page of the Township website. Interested residents should email a cover letter and resume to Jon Altshul, Township Manager. Applicants for any Township commission must be current in all municipal obligations.
The 2023 Westtown Township real estate tax bills were mailed on February 1, 2023. If you have not yet received your tax bill, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-692-1930.
2023 Tax and Fee Increases: December 6, 2022 Letter to Westtown Residents regarding 2023 Tax and Fee Increases
Westtown Township Board of Supervisors meetings are live-streamed on the Township’s YouTube channel. The Township will also allow remote meeting participation, including accepting public comment remotely via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89939917814. More information can be found here. Video recordings shall not replace or supersede the meeting minutes as the official record of the meeting. Video recordings will be retained for six months.
For the latest COVID-19 information, please visit the Emergency Management page or these websites:
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/
PA Dept. of Health: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
Chester County Health Department: https://www.chesco.org/4376/Coronavirus-COVID-19 The CCHD has also established a COVID-19 call center: 610.344.6225.
Governor Wolf recently signed legislation enhancing and rebranding the state’s Steer Clear Law to the Move Over Law. The law requires drivers to move over or slow down when they encounter an emergency scene, traffic stop, or properly marked disabled vehicle. If the driver cannot move over safely, they must reduce their speed to at least 20 mph below the posted speed limit. Currently, the law requires drivers in non-adjacent lanes to reduce their speed to a careful and prudent reasonable speed. The legislation also doubles the existing fines and adds a point system to violations. While the new law won’t take effect until April 2021, we encourage everyone to be safe and abide by the new guidelines.
Members of the Westtown-East Goshen (WEGO) Regional Police Department will be enforcing the Pennsylvania Move Over Law.
For more information, visit the WEGO website: https://chester.crimewatchpa.com/wegopd
The Westtown East Goshen Regional Police Department encourages residents to use a free online system that will help keep track of valuable – and invaluable – personal property. ReportIt is a free, secure online service allowing citizens to record serial numbers, item descriptions, and upload images so items may be more easily identified in the event of loss or theft. This record may also come in handy when filing claims with insurance providers in the event of loss. WEGO says having the information will go a long way in accurately and quickly identifying your property. Citizens can access the site at reportit.leadsonline.com.
The ReportIt service is a part of LeadsOnline, an online system that works with police across the country to track and recover stolen property. WEGO uses LeadsOnline to help track and recover stolen property, including everything from jewelry to sporting equipment to electronics, computers, cameras, and other items such as designer clothing, collectibles, and more. The system allows detectives to search for the items using a variety of parameters, including item descriptions and serial numbers.
The Chester County Fire Chiefs Association is recruiting residents to become volunteer firefighters or to help your local station in a variety ways. For more information, visit HelpFightFire.com. A short promotional video on volunteer opportunities can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/helpfightfire.
The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is a new invasive insect that has spread throughout southeastern Pennsylvania since its discovery in Berks County in 2014. SLF presents a significant threat to Pennsylvania agriculture, including the grape, tree-fruit, hardwood, and nursery industries. Learn about the Spotted Lanternfly, and what action you can take to stop the spread of this invasive insect that is threatening the northeastern United States. Visit the Penn State Extension or call the SLF hotline 1-888-422-3359 with questions on SLF management or to report a sighting.
Credit card skimmers on gas pumps are a problem throughout the country. For tips on how to detect skimmers and prevent credit card theft read this: Credit Card Skimmers
Please read the Community Awareness Bulletin below regarding burglaries perpetrated by criminals who divert homeowners while an accomplice enters the home.
Smart 911 is a free service available to keep you and your family safer. Provided by Chester County Department of Emergency Services, Smart 911, lets you create a private and secure safety profile for your family, including any information you want 9-1-1 dispatchers to have during an emergency. You can include details such as a list of family members, pets, photos, medical notes, and emergency contacts. In an emergency, seconds can save lives. Take a few moments now to plan ahead at www.smart911.com.
There is a Medication Return Collection Box in the lobby of the Westtown East Goshen (WEGO) Police Station, 1041 Wilmington Pike. Residents can safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medication M-F from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
The Westtown East Goshen Police Department (WEGO) is now a “Safe Trade” location to conduct transactions made using online sites such as Craigslist. Click on the link below for more information and safety tips for online transactions:
ReadyChesCo is used to notify you during a major crisis or emergency, and delivers important emergency alerts such as weather, road closures, health, or community alerts. Please sign up for Chester County’s electronic notification system for emergency information by visiting http://www.readychesco.org.
2021 Police Commission meetings will be held on the 4th Wednesday of the month, at 4:00 PM, in the Police Administration Building located at 1041 Wilmington Pike, (behind the Township Building.)
The Lanchester Landfill (7224 Division Highway, Narvon, PA 17555) is accepting TV’s, computers and other electronics, and appliances for FREE. There is a three (3) unit limit per vehicle, including one TV (Projection TV’s are not accepted). A complete computer system is considered one unit. All items must be intact. No disassembled items will be accepted. Residents must be able to unload their own items.
Please note that the SECCRA Landfill, 219 Street Road (Route 926), West Grove, is also accepting televisions and electronics. Residents in the southern end of Chester County should use this landfill.
Best Buy will accept computer peripherals and other electronics at no charge, up to two items per household per day. CRT televisions and monitors are accepted at Delaware and New Jersey locations for a fee of $25 per item.
The Red Cross is seeking local volunteers to help during disasters.For more information on specific volunteer opportunities available near you, please visit www.redcross.org or call 215-299-4000.