Today is Thursday, October 23, 2014! - Avon Grove Library is holding their yearly book sale in the community room.  Members only on Wed., Oct 22nd from 6:0o-8:00 pm.  Memberships will be available for purchase at the door.  Public Sale begins on Thurs., Oct 23rd from 12:00-7:00 pm, Fri., Oct 24th from 12:00-4:00 pm, and Sat., Oct 25th from 9:00 am-3:00 pm.  Five dollar bag sale on Saturday.  Book donations are accepted and appreciated.

Next Borough Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 beginning at 7:30pm.

In light of the recent focus on infectious diseases such as Ebola, Enterovirus D68, Flu, etc., the Chester County Health Department would like to take this opportunity to share with local municipalities our process in identifying and investigating infectious diseases. Please read the attached fact sheet and share with your friends and family.
Fact Sheet

Curbside Leaf Pick-up will begin on Monday, October 27, 2014 ending on Friday, December 12, 2014.  Pick up days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday!

Trick or Treat will be held on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for those children 12 and under.
Halloween Safety

4TH Quarter 2014 Water and Sewer Bills were mailed out on Thursday, October 2, 2014 with a due date of Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  Penalties will be added and delinquent letters will be mailed on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  Properties will be posted for non-payment on Friday, November 14, 2014 with an additional $20.00 fee added.  Shut-offs for non-payment will be on Monday, November 24, 2014 with an additional $30.00 fee added.  Prompt payment will avoid additional fees on your water and sewer billing.

Borough Tax Collector:  The Borough of West Grove is requesting letters of interest from Registered Borough Residents who are interested in being appointed as the Tax Collector for one year.  Please send your letters of interest to the Borough of West Grove, Sharon B Nesbitt, Manager, P O Box 61, West Grove PA   19390.

West Grove Farmers Market is now open on Thursday’s from 2:00 to 6:00 pm now located at Harmony Park.

Looking to influence your local government? Here’s your chance. – West Grove Borough is looking for a high school student to serve on its Borough Council. This is a non‐voting position called “The Junior Council Person” and it ensures that for the first time, a student has a voice on our town council. On the first Wednesday of every month, the Council meets to consider issues related to finance, public safety, and community development.  If you are interested, please click on the below link for more information.
Junior Council Member

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.

2014 Real Estate Tax Bills were mailed out on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 with a due date for the 2% discount period by April 30, 2014.  Full amount of your bill is due by June 30, 2014 and a 10% penalty will be added if bill is paid after July 1, 2014.  If your bill is not paid in full by December 31, 2014, it will be forwarded to the county for tax lien.  Please call Jana Turkington at 610-869-3749 if you do not receive your tax bill by February 28, 2014.

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.

Tree Trimming – Please click on the below link for information about tree trimming in the Borough.
Tree Trimming

Are you spending too much money on your energy bills? If so, click on the below link for a Free Home Weatherization Program.  Apply today, Save tomorrow.
Reduce your Energy Cost

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.  Thanks!

Disposal of CRT and non-CRT Televisions – See below link for disposing of television sets.
More Information

West Grove Farmers Market
Now Open on Thursday’s – 2:00 to 6:00 pm
Located at Harmony Park
Please like us on Facebook: West Grove Farmers Market
Interested Vendors – Call 610-932-5468