2015 West Grove Historic Walking Tour

Photo credit: Carolyn Roland, Your Older and Historic Homes Resource

West Grove featured in
“Town Tours and Village Walks”
on August 13.

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Today is Wednesday, September 2, 2015! – Borough Council meeting tonight beginning at 7:30 pm in the Community Room at the Borough Office.

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Monday, September 7, 2015 – The Borough Office, Maintenance Garage, and Sewer Plant will all be closed for Labor Day. We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. If you have a water or sewer emergency, please call 610-869-2792.

Next Borough Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 beginning at 7:30 pm.

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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

Congratulations West Grove Borough Residents:  Due to your outstanding curbside recycling efforts 341.68 Tons were diverted from the SECCRA Landfill in 2014 and saved the Borough of West Grove $22,550.88 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:

See below for the next Household Hazardous Waste Event for Chester County Residents on Saturday, September 12, 2015.
Household Hazardous Waste Event

Child Passenger Safety Week • September 13 – 19, 2015

This year’s theme “Right Seat ● Right Time ● Right Use” highlights the importance of selecting and correctly using the proper child restraints (rear-facing, forward-facing, booster, seat belt). The National Child Restraint Use Special Study conducted by NHTSA found that 73% of the drivers of child passengers said they were “confident” or “very confident” that their car seat was installed correctly and their child was seated correctly. Misuse rates by these drivers were 59% for car seats and 18% for booster seats. Unfortunately statistics show that nationally, three out of four children are not as secure in the car as they could be because their car seats are not being used correctly (NHTSA).

The PA Traffic Injury Prevention Project and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation are committed to working closely with our partners and safety advocates to reach the goal of educating parents and caregivers about best practice recommendations for the correct selection and use of car seats, booster seats and seat belts when traveling with children.

Below you will find resources to search for CPS Week events in your area. Submit your own information electronically to have your CPS Week Event posted and download our CPS Week 2015 Media planner and other CPS resources.

Resources available at the www.pakidstravelsafe.org to assist in planning your CPS Week community events:

ChildPassengerSafety Week 2015 Planner

The Child Passenger Safety Week 2015 Planner contains information to use as you plan and promote your community activities. The planner provides best practice child passenger safety messages, a fact sheet with Pennsylvania crash facts and child safety seat statistics, a synopsis of Pennsylvania’s Child Passenger Safety Law, and a sample press release. Click on the link above to download a copy of the CPS Week 2015 Planner.

ChildPassengerSafety Week 2015 Event Registration

Please join Pennsylvania in observing Child Passenger Safety Week 2015 during the week of September 13 – 19. Register your event online so that your Child Passenger Safety Week events can be promoted and advertised through local media releases and posted on the NHTSA and PA TIPP websites. Community events can also be registered by completing the registration form found on the last page of the Child Passenger Safety Week 2015 Planner. TIPP does not need to be involved in the community car seat check events; we are merely compiling a list of all events to share with PennDOT, NHTSA and statewide community partners. If you are interested in receiving a list of events being held throughout Pennsylvania, please email aosterhuber@paaap.org to request the list.

To register your CPS Week car seat check, click the link above and enter the contact and location information for your event.

ChildPassengerSafety Week 2015 Event Data Submission

Please share your results with us so your efforts can be documented. PA TIPP will be compiling these results into a list and submitting them to PennDOT and NHTSA. We would like to collect the data from all events conducted during this week to accurately record the time and effort dedicated to protecting children in communities across Pennsylvania.

Please contact us if there is anything we can do to support your efforts in promoting Child Passenger Safety Week. PA TIPP has launched a twitter account to share traffic safety information, CPS Class updates, webinars, recalls and events.  Follow us at www.twitter.com/PA_TIPP. Thank you for your dedication to protect children in your community. We look forward to working with you.

Child Passenger Safety Week

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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

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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.

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