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Welcome to the Borough of West Grove

Today is Wednesday, January 18, 2017!

Next Borough Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 beginning at 7:30 pm.

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.

Southern Chester County Regional Police are in town.
2 Chester County Police Departments Join Forces

1ST Quarter Water and Sewer Bills were mailed out on Wednesday, January 04, 2017 with a due date of Monday, February 6, 2017.  Penalties will be added and delinquent letters will be mailed on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.  Properties will be posted for non-payment on Thursday, February 16, 2017 with an additional $20.00 fee added.  Shut-offs for non-payment will be on Monday, February 27, 2017 with an additional $30.00 fee added.  Prompt payment will avoid additional fees on your water and sewer billing.

 

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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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