04/09/2020 – Effective Immediately – new trash pick-up guidelines due to COVID-19:
- Trash must be securely bagged and placed inside of a container
- Excess material must be bagged with a borough sticker clearly visible
- BULK TRASH SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE **
For assistance with food and clothing during this pandemic, the below places are available to our community. Please click on the links to bring you to their websites for information regarding the dates and times for pick-ups.
Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene West Grove United Methodist
Borough Administrative Offices are Closed to the Public until further notice.
For administrative purposes Mayor Stephen Black has signed a state of emergency for West Grove Borough to align ourselves with the State of Pennsylvania and the Federal Government. At this time there are no know cases of COVID-19 in the Borough. Currently this is a precautionary measure that needs to be in place should the situation change.
The emergency management team for the Borough is in constant contact with the proper authorities and updates to the emergency plan will be communicated through both Facebook and the Borough website as things evolve.
Please continue to follow the recommended procedures to protect yourselves and others from contracting and spreading the virus which includes social distancing and frequent washing of hands and use of sanitizers.
Para fines administrativos, el alcalde Stephen Black ha firmado un estado de emrgencia para que el distrito de West Grove se alinee con el estado de Pensilvania y el gobierno federal. En este momento no hay casos conocidos si COVID 19 en la ciudad. Actualmante, esta es una medida de precaucion que debe implementarse en caso de que la situacion cambie.
El equipo de gestion de emergencias del distito esta en contracto constant con las autoridades correspondientes y las actualizaciones del plan de emergencia se comunicaran a traves de Facebook y el sitio web del distrito a medida que las cosas evolucionen.
Continue siguiendo los procedimientos recomendados para protegerse y proteger a otros de contraer y propagar el virus, que incluye distanciamiento social y lavado frecuente de manos y uso de desinfectantes.
2020 Census: Please click on the below links for information on the upcoming 2020 Census.
How you will get an invite in English How you will get an invite in Spanish Responding to the Census without ID
The Chester County Commissioners unveiled the results of Return on Environment, a new study quantifying the economic value of protected open space in Chester County. The report found that 86 percent of homes in Chester County are located within a half-mile of protected open space, and that these homes derive an average of $11,000 in additional value because of their proximity to open space. Without the support of municipal leaders, this widespread success in open space preservation would not be possible. Click on the below link that highlights the findings of this study.
Return on Environment – The Economic Value of Protected Open Space in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Common Elderly Scams – please click on the below link for information pertaining to folks scamming the elderly
Common Elderly Scams
Senior Living Help – An organization that provides senior living assistance to the elderly. Please click on the below link for more details.
Senior Living Help
Click on the below link for upcoming events at The Kennett Area Senior Center
Kennett Area Senior Center
Click on the below link for upcoming events at the Avon Grove Library
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
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 GuidelinesRecycling is Alive in Chester County – Please click on the below link to read updated information from the County:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Ready Notify PA has been updated. Click on the below website in order to update your email or phone number to receive these notifications.
UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS:
Below is a few website’s to local events in West Grove and surrounding areas:
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 Greg 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 Monday mornings and Friday afternoons. The inspection is required once a year. If you have any questions, please call Trisha or Greg at 610-869-2792.