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Welcome to the Borough of West Grove

Today is Monday, September 26, 2016! – Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27 is bulk trash.  One large item can be placed out with your toter for pick-up.

Next Borough Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 beginning at 7:30 pm.

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

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HOMETOWN STREETS CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE: The Hometown Streets Project was awarded to Marino Corporation, 1400 Cressman Road, Skippack Pa 1947 for the proposed replacement and upgrade of pedestrian sidewalk and other miscellaneous construction on Evergreen Street, Prospect Avenue and Exchange Place.

Please open links for the latest construction update!

Hometown Streets – The Contractor has to wait until the utility wires are moved off the old poles and installed on the new poles before they can proceed.    PECO has rescheduled the wire transfer twice because of the hot weather;  the work will be tentatively done between the hours of 11:00 pm and 7:00 am on July 27th; weather permitting.  After PECO has transferred their wires; Verizon and Comcast must do the same.   The Contractor will not be working in the Borough until after the utilities are transferred to the new poles and will return to complete the project as soon as their schedule permits. 

Hometown Street Construction Phasing Map

Hometown Streets Construction Memo #1 – North Side Evergreen Street

Hometown Streets Construction Memo #2 – North side Evergreen Street

Hometown Streets Construction Memo #3 – North Side Evergreen Street

Hometown Streets Construction Memo#5 – Exchange Place, West Evergreen St. and Prospect Avenue

Hometown Streets – 2 weeks Construction Schedule – April 25th thru May 7th

Hometown Streets – 2 weeks Construction Schedule – May 23rd thru June 3rd

Hometown Streets – 2 weeks Construction Schedule – June 13th thru June 25th

Hometown Streets – 2 weeks Construction Schedule – June 20th thru July 1st

Hometown Streets – 2 weeks Construction Schedule – July 18th thru July 29th

Your patience and cooperation will be greatly appreciated during the construction process. If you have any questions; please feel free to contact me at the Borough Office. Sharon B Nesbitt, Borough Manager

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HILLSIDE AVENUE PROJECT:

HILLSIDE AVENUE – CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE CHANGE AS OF 08/22/2016

HILLSIDE AVENUE – CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

HILLSIDE AVENUE – CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Construction Daily Schedule – 7:00 am to 4:00 p.m.    Regular Trash Pickup – Tuesday morning 6:00 am during construction    Recycling Pickup – Wednesday morning 7:00 am during construction

Your patience and cooperation will be greatly appreciated during the construction process. If you have any questions; please feel free to contact me at the Borough Office. Sharon B Nesbitt, Borough Manager

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 2016 Real Estate Tax Bills were mailed out on Monday, February 22, 2016 with a due date for the 2% discount period by April 30, 2016.  Full amount of your bill is due by June 30, 2016, and a 10% penalty will be added if bill is paid after July 1, 2016.  If your bill is not paid in full by December 31, 2016, 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 4, 2016.

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

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:

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/

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