Travel Restrictions on State Highways

There are several travel restrictions on state roads in Chester and Montgomery county this week due to various maintenance operations.  For a full list, please see the PennDOT news release.  In South Coventry, there will be lane restrictions for base repairs on Route 23 (Ridge Road) between Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) and Bertolet School Road on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21.  These repairs are weather dependent and dates may change.

For information on current conditions, travel delay warnings and travel speed information please visit www.511pa.com.

Spotted Lanternfly – Upcoming Meetings

A public meeting will be held on October 27, 2016 at 6:00PM at the Goodwill Fire Company located at 537 Chestnut Street, Bally PA for residents interested in learning more about the Spotted Lanternfly.  Representatives from the Penn State Extension, PA Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture and Kutztown University will provide information regarding eradication efforts and answer questions regarding the quarantine order.  The Spotted Lanternfly quarantine currently covers areas of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Lehigh and Montgomery Counties.

The PA Department of Agriculture is also seeking contractors to bid on tree removal, tree herbicide application and tree insecticide application.  For contractors interested submitting a bid, a contractor training session will be held on October 27, 2016 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM at Goodwill Fire Company at 537 Chestnut Street, Bally PA.  There is no cost to attend but contractors are asked to register online.

For more information on the Spotted Lanternfly, please visit the PA Department of Agriculture or the Penn State Extension.

Community Awareness Bulletin – Recent Threats

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. Below is a link to the most recent Community Awareness Bulletin regarding recent threats to Pennsylvania schools and reported clown sightings.

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

Community Day at Warwick County Park

Warwick County Park will host Community Day in partnership with South Coventry, Warwick and East Nantmeal Townships on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Come learn about activities and services you may not realize exist “in your own backyard”. Designed as a fun-filled, interactive and educational day, learn, play and explore with over 40 craft vendors, local artists, entertainers, educators, non-profit organizations and school groups. Scheduled events and activities include pony rides, archery demonstration, rock wall, animals, music, kids area, wagon rides and more!

Visit the Community Day at Warwick County Park page for more information including a list of activities, vendors and organizations and directions to the park.

Here to Help Job Fair

Senator John Rafferty will be hosting the Here to Help Job Fair on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Sunnybrook Ballroom. The Here to Help Job Fair is an opportunity for job seekers to connect with businesses and organizations within the region who are looking for qualified employees. Admission is free. Additional information regarding Human Services Agencies and Veteran’s Services will also be available.

Check out the Here to Help Job Fair flyer for more information.

Job Opportunity – Township Clerk

South Coventry Township is accepting applications for the Township Clerk position. Township Clerk – PT Position – 16 hours/week – general office duties, excellent communication/people skills, computer proficiency, flexible with ability to juggle several tasks. (EOE) Please review job description before submitting employment application. Applications must be received by September 8, 2016.

TS Elliott Walking Trail Final Public Meeting

The final public participation meeting regarding the TS Elliott Trail Stewardship Plan will be held on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 7:00PM at the South Coventry Township Building. At this meeting, representatives will review and discuss the recommendations developed from the comments received during the fall public meeting.

The TS Elliott Trail is located on an eight acre parcel of land at the corner of Ridge Road and Stauffer Road. The Township is working to create a Stewardship Plan for the site which will include a trail system integrated with natural vegetation. Your participation will help to craft a plan that reflects the interests and needs of our community. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by contacting the Township Office at (610) 469-0444.

Comprehensive Plan Update

The Comprehensive Plan Task Force will be making their final recommendation regarding the update to the South Coventry Township Comprehensive Plan on August 15, 2016 at 7:30PM at the South Coventry Township Office. After the required comment period, the Board of Supervisors will be considering adoption of the Comprehensive Plan on October 3, 2016 at 7:30PM. Both meetings are open to the public and will have periods for public comment.

The Comprehensive Plan Draft can be reviewed online or a paper copy can be reviewed at the Township Office during normal business hours.