2019 Chester County Town Tours and Village Walks

Chester County has announced the schedule for the 2019 Town Tours and Village Walks. Town Tours and Village Walks is a series of free summer strolls through historic neighborhoods, hamlets, villages and sites. Tours will be held weekly on Thursday evenings from June 13 through August 29 throughout the county. Each tour is designed to inform, entertain and increase awareness of Chester County’s rich heritage and historic landscape.

For the full Town Tour schedule and information on this year’s Supper Lecture Series, please visit the Town Tours and Village Walks page at www.chesco.org/planning/TownTours.

2019 Local HHW Collection Event

The 2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in South Coventry Township will be held this Saturday, May 18, at the Owen J. Roberts Middle High School Campus, 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 2019 regional collection events.

PennDOT Winter Services Feedback Survey

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is accepting winter services feedback through an online survey. The public can take the survey through May 7 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PennDOTWinter.

The 10-question survey asks how often respondents travel during poor weather, how they rate PennDOT’s winter service, and how they rank snow-removal priorities. Respondents are also asked how they receive PennDOT roadway information, and whether or how they use the state’s 511PA traveler information services. During the winter, www.511PA.com offers its standard traffic and incident information while adding PennDOT plow-truck locations, winter roadway conditions, and other services.

To report potholes or other roadway concerns on state roads, call 1-800-FIX-ROAD or go to https://customercare.penndot.gov.

Community Awareness Bulletin – Momo Challenge

Community Awareness Bulletins are produced by the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Intelligence Center as a means to inform the general public of developing crime trends and potential safety issues that impact our community. Check out the link below for information regarding the Momo Challenge and tips for keeping children safe online.

For other recent Community Awareness Bulletins and additional information, please visit the PA State Police Public Safety page.

Job Opportunity – Skilled Laborer

South Coventry Township is accepting applications for a skilled laborer position in our Public Works Department. Skilled Laborer 2 – PT Position – 24-32 hours/week – manual laborer, skilled in equipment operation, maintenance and repair, valid driver’s license required, CDL preferred. (EOE)

Please review job description before submitting employment application. Applications should be submitted to the Township Office at 1371 New Philadelphia Road, Pottstown, PA 19465 and must be received by March 4, 2019. Contact the Township Office at 610-469-0444 with any questions regarding the position or application process.

Job Description – Skilled Laborer 2
Employment Application

Community Awareness Bulletin – White Van Scams

Community Awareness Bulletins are produced by the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Intelligence Center as a means to inform the general public of developing crime trends and potential safety issues that impact our community. Check out the link below for tips to avoid being scammed when purchasing electronics.

For other recent Community Awareness Bulletins and additional information, please visit the PA State Police Public Safety page.

Spotted Lanternfly Continues to Spread

Unfortunately the invasive Spotted Lanternfly continues to spread – there are now thirteen Pennsylvania counties in the quarantine area including Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Schuylkill Counties.  As South Coventry Township is already in the quarantine area, you do not need to report Spotted Lanternfly found on your property just try to eliminate as many as you can!

For more information on the Spotted Lanternfly and how to help control this invasive pest, please visit these links:

Guidelines for Controlling the Spotted Lanternfly
How to Eliminate or Control Spotted Lanternfly Adults
Spotted Lanternfly Management Calendar
PA Department of Agriculture – Spotted Lanternfly
Penn State Extension – Spotted Lanternfly

Free ConcussionWise Training

Are you a coach, parent of an athlete or an athlete yourself? Do you know the importance of concussion management? The Chester County Health Department is sponsoring a free ConcussionWise Training on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:00PM at the Government Services Center located at 601 Westtown Road, West Chester. Learn about the critical phases of concussion management and how to prevent, prepare, respond and recover and when to return to play after a concussion. Those who plan to attend at asked to register at this link.

For more information, contact Katie Kuffner, kkuffner@chesco,org or 610-344-5340.