Fourth Annual Elder Justice Day

The fourth annual Elder Justice Day will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 9:00am to 1:30pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church located at 10 West Pleasant Grove Road, West Chester, PA 19382. Elder Justice Day is an education opportunity for older adults to reduce their risk of victimization. Topics this year include choosing a power of attorney, protecting yourself against computer fraud and the Elder Abuse Project. The event will include a continental breakfast and free catered lunch.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by June 2 to 610-344-6035 or email jsoster@chesco.org.

License Your Dog

All dogs three months or older must be licensed by January 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation, plus court costs. An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities.

If your dog is lost, a license helps animal control and shelters identify your dog and return him safely.  Remember, the cost of a license is much less than the fine you could face if you fail to license your dog.

Dog licenses are available from the Chester County Treasurer and other licensing agents.

2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

The 2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in South Coventry Township will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Owen J. Roberts Middle School, 881 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465. The collection site will open at 9:00AM and will close at 3:00PM sharp.  NO electronics or appliances will be accepted.  For more information about Household Hazardous Waste that will be accepted at this event please click here.

Visit the Chester County Solid Waste Authority for a complete list of dates and locations for the 2017 regional collection events.

Employment Opportunity

South Coventry Township is accepting applications for the Township Administrator/Secretary-Treasurer position. Township Administrator/Secretary-Treasurer – FT Position – supervise daily office operations; maintain township records; interface with residents and officials; administer and assist with board oversight of insurance, payroll, finances, budget preparation, meetings and communications. (EOE) Please review job description before submitting employment application. Applications must be received by March 30, 2017.

Free Shredding Event

The Chester County Solid Waste Authority is sponsoring a free shredding event at the Lanchester Landfill on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 8:30AM to 11:30AM or until the truck is filled (whichever comes first). This is an opportunity to safely destroy and recycle documents that may contain legal information, account information, medical information or any other personal information that could lead to identity theft. The Lanchester Landfill is located on Route 322, two miles west of the intersection of Routes 10 and 322 in Honeybrook. For more information, please visit www.chestercountyswa.org.

Free Water Resource Webinars

The Penn State Cooperative Extension’s Water Webinar series provides educational programs on a variety of important water resource issues in our region.  The February webinar topic is “The Effect of Climate Change on Riverine Inputs to the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays” and it will be held on February 22, 2017 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM.  Everyone is welcome to participate in the live monthly Water Resource seminars but registration is required.  To register, see topics for other upcoming webinars or view previous webinars, please visit the Penn State Extension’s Water Resource Webinars page.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to deliver hot, nutritious lunches to the homebound in our community! Prepared meals are picked up by the volunteer at Manatawny Manor on weekdays at 11:15AM. A route has around 8-10 stops and takes approximately an hour and a half to complete. Scheduling is flexible – volunteers can deliver once a month or as many times as they are available. Training and route directions are provided. For more information, visit www.mowcc.com or call 610-430-8500.