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Welcome to the Borough of West Grove

Today is Friday, February 12, 2016!

Monday, February 15, 2016 – The Borough Office, Maintenance Garage, and Sewer Plant will all be closed for President’s Day.  We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.  If you have a water or sewer emergency please call 610-869-2792.

Driveway and Sidewalk clearing when it snows: Please keep in mind when clearing your driveway or sidewalk in the Borough when it snows not to throw the snow into the street.  Our Borough Public Works employees take the time to clear the roads to make them safe for our residents and it is also against the LAW.  Thank you for your continued support of West Grove Borough.

justin-smThe West Grove Borough Police Department is proud to announce the hiring of Justin Fonock as a full time police officer, effective January 4th, 2016. Patrolman Fonock has been with Department as a part-time officer since 2009. Read more…

 

1ST Quarter 2016 Water and Sewer Bills were mailed out on Monday, January 4, 2016 with a due date of Friday, February 5, 2016.  Penalties will be added and delinquent letters will be mailed on Monday, February 8, 2016.  Properties will be posted for non-payment on Thursday, February 18, 2016 with an additional $20.00 fee added.  Shut-offs for non-payment will be on Monday, February 29, 2016 with an additional $30.00 fee added.  Prompt payment will avoid additional fees on your water and sewer billing.

2016 Dog License’s are now available at the Borough Office!

Please be sure that the Borough Office has your updated phone number.  With a lot of people these days dropping their landlines and using their cell phones as the main number we may not have the correct phone number to reach you in case of an emergency.  If you have recently changed your number or only use your cell as your contact number, please email Trisha at administrator@westgroveborough.org with your updated number.  Thanks!

For those who want to register to vote for the upcoming elections on Tuesday, April 26 (deadline to register is March 28, 2016) and Tuesday, November 8, 2016, please click on the below link on how to register.
How to register to vote online in Pennsylvania!

Local Tax Return is Due April 18, 2016! – It’s that time of year again.  The 2015 local earned income tax return filing deadline is approaching.  The due date is extended to Monday, April 18, 2016 this year because Washington DC is commemorating Emancipation Day on Friday, April 15, 2016.

Did you know the quickest way to get your refund is to file online?  If you live and work in Pennsylvania, you can e-file on Keystone’s tax administrator’s secure website, which is available 24/7 at www.KeystoneCollects.com.

Keystone Collections Group’s e-file is the easy, fast and secure way to file your 2015 tax return.  It lets you file your tax return when it is most convenient for you.  You will need your W-2, your Social Security Number and any other income documents that may apply (such as a PA-UE or a Schedule C).

Keystone redesigned e-file to make it even faster and more user-friendly.

If you have questions regarding local tax filling, visit Keystone’s Frequently Asked Questions or call Keystone’s Taxpayer Helpline at 1-888-328-0565 to speak with a local, knowledgeable Taxpayer Service Agent.  you can also email your questions 24/7 to Taxpayer Support.  Taxpayer Service Agents try to respond to all online inquiries within three business days.

Taxpayers with earned income in 2015 are required to file a Final Tax Return by Monday, April 18, 2016!

Next Borough Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 beginning at 7:30 pm.

The West Grove Borough Public Works Department is now picking up TV’s for a fee of $20.00 payable in advance; just give us a call at 610-869-2792.

Old Working Refrigerators or Freezers Disposal – PECO will give you $50 for old working refrigerators or freezers. To schedule, go to www.peco.com/Smartideas, or call 1-888-5-PECO-SAVE (1-888-573-2672). Program funding is limited. Participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted.
PECO-An Exelon Company

Electronics Recycling now FREE for Individuals:  Because of changes in market conditions, SECCRA is now able to accept your electronics for recycling at no charge. We are extending this to all residents in our service area. However, this does not include groups or companies, so fees may still apply to those entities. We are accepting them during our normal business hours at our landfill at 219 Street Road, West Grove PA. They can be reached at 610-869-2452.

Congratulations West Grove Borough Residents:  Due to your outstanding curbside recycling efforts 398.79Tons were diverted from the SECCRA Landfill in 2015 and saved the Borough of West Grove $27,586.51 in landfill tipping fees.

We now accept credit card payments.  The credit cards we accept are MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.  There is a $2.00 service fee per transaction

Ready Notify PA has been updated.  Click on the below website in order to update your email or phone number to receive these notifications.
www.readychesco.org

Safe Digging is no Accident! – Know what is below! – Dial 811 before you dig!
Brochure        Safe Digging        PA One Call UPCOMING  LOCAL EVENTS:

February 18, 2015 – A message from West Grove Borough Police Chief Michael King: The West Grove Borough Police Department provides primary police coverage in West Grove Borough, when officers are on duty. The Department is not 24/7 and hours of coverage vary. In our absence, The Pennsylvania State Police, Avondale Station, responds to calls for service in town. Very often, voicemail messages, regarding incidents that require an immediate police response, are being left on the department answering machine. If WGPD personnel are not on duty at the time or are out on patrol, these important calls are missed. In an effort to ensure that calls for police service are handled in the timeliest manner possible and to ensure that the appropriate agency is dispatched, we have changed our voicemail greeting to the following: You have reached the West Grove Borough Police Department. IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE HANG UP AND DIAL 911 If you have a non-emergency request that requires an immediate police response, PLEASE HANG UP AND DIAL CHESTER COUNTY POLICE RADIO at (610)268-3171. If you have general information, questions, or inquiries and you are receiving this message, it means that officers are either on the street or not on duty. You can leave a detailed message and your call will be returned at the earliest opportunity.  Pennsylvania State Police Community Awareness Bulletins

Vehicle Lock-Out Service

A message from Chief Michael King –

CRIME PREVENTION ALERT – THEFTS FROM MOTOR VEHICLES

Borough of West Grove Stormwater Management Ordinance No. 2014-03:  The West Grove Borough Council adopted the Stormwater Management Ordinance No. 2014-03 on Wednesday April 2, 2014.  Please click on the following links to accept a copy of Ordinance NO. 2014-03 and a copy of the Appendices that are also a part of Ordinance.
Rain Check – Reducing Stormwater Runoff

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection requires all Government Offices to post a fact sheet regarding pool and hot tub discharges.  Please click on the link for more information:   PADEP fact sheet on pool and hot tub discharges.

Who Are Your Elected State and Federal Officials: The League of Women Voters of Chester County maintains a Legislative Directory for both State and Federal officials. If you are not sure what districts you are in, the Municipality District Guide will help you determine your correct districts according to the town you live in.

Are you planning on selling your property? – If so, the Borough of West Grove adopted an ordinance that a Transfer Inspection must be done prior to settlement.  The forms can be found on our website under Borough Information and Forms & Applications.  You will need to print the Transfer of Property Application, the Transfer of Property Inspection List and the Sewer & Water Certification Form.  The inspection is scheduled about one month prior to settlement to allow time in case of failing the inspection.  Please follow everything on the Inspection List because that is what our Inspector will be inspecting.  The Sewer & Water Certification is done a day or two prior to settlement so we can check the meter and get a reading so the sellers are billed for the water they have consumed before moving.  If you have any questions, please call Trisha or Sharon at 610-869-2792.  Thanks!

Are you planning on renting your property? – Have you decided to rent your house?  If so, the Borough of West Grove adopted an ordinance that any property used as a rental in the Borough of West Grove must have a Rental Inspection completed prior to the tenant moving in.  The forms can be found on our website under Borough Information and Forms & Applications.  You will need to print the Residential Application Form, Page One, the Residential Application Form, Page Two, and the Residential Rental Inspection List.  The inspections are done on Thursday mornings.  The inspection is required once a year.  If you have any questions, please call Trisha or Sharon at 610-869-2792.

Below are some websites for local farmer’s markets:  

Amish Farmers at Local Markets

Chester County Farmer’s Markets

Farmer’s Markets in Pennsylvania