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Welcome to the Borough of West Grove

Today is Monday, April 24, 2017! 

Next Borough Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 beginning at 7:30 pm.

Chester County 911 has implemented a new program called Smart911 where you can give your information ahead of time to help if you ever need to call them.  Sign up today because every second counts.  Smart911

Drug Take Back Website isDrug Take-Back Initiative 

FYI:  The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will be conducting a license canvass in Chester County on May 17th.  Multiple wardens will be going door to door educating dog owners as well as checking the status of their dog licenses and rabies vaccinations.  Please click below for more information and keep in mind that we still offer yearly license’s at the Borough Office:
Dog Licensing Campaing Communication Kit   Chester County Flyer  Chester County Agents

2ND Quarter Water and Sewer Bills were mailed out on Monday, April 3, 2017 with a due date of Monday, May 8, 2017.  Penalties will be added and delinquent letters will be mailed on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.  Properties will be posted for non-payment on Thursday, May 18, 2017 with an additional $20.00 fee added.  Shut-offs for non-payment will be on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 with an additional $30.00 fee added.  Prompt payment will avoid additional fees on your water and sewer billing.

2017 Real Estate Tax Bills were mailed out on Monday, February 13, 2017 with a due date for the 2% discount period by April 30, 2017.  Full amount of your bill is due by June 30, 2017, and a 10% penalty will be added if bill is paid after July 1, 2017.  If your bill is not paid in full by December 31, 2017, it will be forwarded to the county for tax lien.  Please call Wanda Prosser at 302-379-2276 if you do not receive your tax bill by March 3, 2017.

Congratulations West Grove Borough residents!
The final recycling numbers are in for 2016 and we as a community diverted 396.47 tons of recyclable materials away from the land fill. The net savings on land fill tipping fees for the year totaled $27,356. West Grove Borough produced the 2nd highest total tonnage out of the 24 reporting townships and municipalities. Keep up the great work and let’s try to grab that top spot in 2017!

Below is a local E Waste Recycle Day open to the public: 

Annual Avon-Grove Memorial Day Parade will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017.  Volunteers are needed.  Please call John at 610-869-3002.

Please help us in welcoming our new Manager, Greg McCummings, to the Borough of West Grove:
Greg was born and raised in New London, PA and is a 1993 graduate of Avon Grove High School.  In 1997, Greg graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and joins the Borough with over 19 years of experience in business and management.  Greg also worked in our Public Works division for several years during both high school and college.

 

Attention West Grove Residents! – We are very excited to be a part of the new Southern Chester County Regional Police Department. As a part of the merger we are going to disable the West Grove Borough Police Page. Please come and find us by ‘liking’ the SCCRPD Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sccrpd

Police Stationhttp://westgroveborough.org/police-department/
Southern Chester County Regional Police Department's photo.

 

Reducing Stormwater – Please click on the below links for ways to reduce stormwater.  If you have any questions, the DEP’s Bureau of Water Management can be reached at 717-772-5661 or www.dep.state.pa.us:
Car Wash   Fertilizing   Oil Change  Pet Waste

New Recycling Guidelines for the local landfill:  The local landfill has a new company that removes the recycling from the landfill and the guidelines for what they will accept are different from the old company.  Please click on the below link to see the full list.
New Recycling Guidelines

Also for your recycling needs! – Sycamore International is based right in West Grove on Baltimore Pike, and we are able to recycle essentially “anything with a plug.” If it has electricity run through it – we can recycle it.  The only exceptions with regard to materials accepted are CRT Televisions/Monitors (the old big televisions), paint, light bulbs, nuclear/bio-hazardous waste, and compressed gas/chemicals. As technology recyclers, we primarily follow a model of refurbishment and extension of life of older equipment. This model is far more environmentally friendly than other recycling methods, as most energy consumed by technology is in its creation. All e-waste processed through our facility is recycled according to R2, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OSHAS 18001 standards.  Click on the below link for more information regarding Sycamore International.
Sycamore International Website

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.

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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!

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

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:

Below is a few website’s to local events in West Grove and surrounding areas:
http://www.americantowns.com/pa/westgrove/events
http://www.avongrovelibrary.org/
http://www.garageyouthcenter.org/west-grove.html   
http://www.kreutzcreekvineyards.com/events.html

https://www.phillyfunguide.com/
https://www.kennettseniorcenter.org

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