2014 Chester County Town Tours and Village Walks

Chester County has announced the schedule for the 20th annual Town Tours and Village Walks series. Town Tours and Village Walks is a series of free summer strolls through historic neighborhoods, hamlets, villages and sites.

This summer, you can explore Chester County’s heritage on Thursday evenings, June 12 – August 21. Each tour is sponsored by municipal historical commissions and organizations to inform, entertain and increase awareness of Chester County’s rich heritage and historic landscape.

For locations, times and additional information please visit the Town Tours and Village Walks website.

Volunteers Needed!

The Township is looking for volunteers to serve on a few of the Township’s Boards and Commissions.  If you have an interest in history, architecture, recreation, open space preservation or environmental issues please consider submitting a volunteer application. There are currently vacancies on the following Boards:

If you are interested in serving, complete a volunteer application and return it to the Township Office or email to the Township Secretary.  Please contact the Township Office if you have any questions at (610) 469-0444.

Schuylkill Acts and Impacts for High School Students

Schuylkill Acts & Impacts is a weeklong service-learning program that will be offered to a team of ten high school students from communities within the Schuylkill River Watershed. This expedition will involve a physical journey (by boat and van) along the 120-mile Schuylkill River from its headwaters in the anthracite coal lands of Schuylkill County to its confluence with the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Team leaders from Outward Bound Philadelphia and the Schuylkill Headwaters Association will guide students downriver, illustrating an array of issues impacting water quality in the Schuylkill River through guided tours, programming, and applied service work designed to highlight issues in the watershed and offer hands-on solutions to these problems. For more information visit SchuylkillWaters.org.

Was Your Home or Business Damaged?

Chester County Emergency Services is currently in the process of gathering information to determine our region’s eligibility in qualifying for federal assistance after the February winter storms.  They are specifically looking at the damages to residential homes and for-profit businesses and the economic impact to businesses.

If your home or business was damaged or destroyed in the winter storms that occurred from February 4-15, 2014, please call 2-1-1 or 1-866-964-7922.  Please be sure to have the address of the building, a good description of the damage to the physical structure and the date when the damage occurred.  Chester County Emergency Services is asking that these damages be reported by Friday, February 28, 2014.

If you have a small business that suffered economic loss due to the February winter storms, please visit the Chester County Department of Emergency Services webpage at www.chesco.org/des to find more information and complete an Economic Injury Survey Form.  Completed forms should be submitted by March 7, 2014.

2-1-1 Provides Assistance to Residents

During a disaster, PA 2-1-1 works closely with Emergency Services Departments from throughout the state to provide public information to the community and rumor control and trend analysis to County officials. 2-1-1 also reports community needs that are not being met and acts as the central communication point for other community agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Residents looking for shelter locations, evacuation routes, transportation assistance or help in clean-up or rebuilding can dial 211 and receive answers or direction to the correct agency. To find out more visit www.211sepa.org.

Residents are reminded that if they are in immediate danger they should still call 911.

Winter Storm Update and Helpful Info

Chester County Department of Emergency Services warns residents that temperatures are forecasted to drop to 8 degrees F tonight, Monday, February 10, 2014. Residents without power are encouraged to seek alternate shelter. Please click on the link below for more information regarding transportation and emergency shelter.  Also below are links to help residents after the storm in dealing with insurance issues and food safety tips for handling food during and after power outages.

CC Emergency Services Warn of Cold Temperatures and Pending Snow
After the Storm – Tips and Contacts for Filing Insurance Claims
Food Safety During and After Power Outages